Youth Athletics

Ages 3-14 years

 
Volunteer Coaches Needed!

Volunteer coaches are needed for our youth sports leagues. Our youth leagues continue to be a great experience for the children in the community. Volunteer coaches are a big reason these leagues have been so successful. Please support your son or daughter, get involved and sign up to be coach! Volunteers receive a $25 Park District credit to be used towards future programs or activities. Coaches clinics available!

Please Note: Due to the size and nature of sports leagues, requests to accommodate individual schedules and preferences cannot be honored. Please be sure that your child will be available for practices and games according to the schedule given by coaches.

Youth Sports Blind-Draft Policy

In order to provide every child with fair and equal treatment, a blind draft process will form the teams. Due to the large number of registrants in our youth sports programs and the attempt to keep teams equal, we cannot accommodate special requests for specific coaches or teammates. Only the head coach and one assistant coach will be allowed to request that their children be placed on the same team.

 
Concussion Information

Summer Lacrosse Camps by New Wave Lacrosse

Grades 2nd-8th
The professional coaches at New Wave Lacrosse are here this summer to offer their exciting lacrosse camps! Boys and Girls are invited to learn the sport and develop their skills this summer.

Rookie Camp

The Rookie Camps are great for new players interested in learning how to play one of the fastest growing sports in the country! This sticks-only program is a “crash course” for athletes of all ages. Equipment is provided by New Wave Lacrosse. All you need to bring is a water bottle and a great attitude. Contact New Wave Director Kyle Sullivan (Kyle@newwavelax.com) with any questions.

Location: Central Park
Fee: $60

REGISTRATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 12!!

Date Day Time
July 13 & 14 SA & SU 9-11 AM

 

Beginner/Intermediate Camp

This exciting 3-day camp will offer separate itineraries for experienced players and beginners. All athletes are welcome. Experienced players will advance their spring season skills through high-level instruction, drills and games. Beginners will learn the game from “square one” and quickly advance into game-ready competitors. Full equipment is required for this camp. Rental gear is offered through New Wave Lacrosse. Contact New Wave Director Kyle Sullivan (Kyle@newwavelax.com) with any questions leading up to the camp.

Location: Central Park
Fee: $95

Date Day Time
Aug 12-14 M/TU/W 9-11 AM

 

Scott Slocum’s Summer Shoot Out

Grades 1st-6th (grade for 2019-2020 School Year)
This program is offered for boys and girls from 1st grade through 3rd grade and 4th -6th grade. This camp will coach dribbling, passing, shooting and defense in game situations. Scott Slocum will be the instructor.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Fee/ResDisc: $55/$45
Min/Max: 10/45

Grade Date Day Time
1st-3rd July 29-Aug 2 M-F 10:30-11:30 AM
4th-6th July 29-Aug 2 M-F 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

 

Challenge Tennis Academy Tennis Lessons

Channahon Park District is excited to have Challenge Fitness of Lockport here to run tennis lessons and programs this summer. The tennis pros of Challenge Fitness are certified and teach tennis year-round to all levels and ages.

Quick Start Tennis Lessons

Ages 5-12 years
The program utilizes smaller courts, lighter balls and shorter nets for younger players to learn tennis easier and quicker just as other sports use different equipment and supplies given the ages of the participants. The program was created by the USTA and all staff are highly trained in this format of tennis.

Location: Central Park Tennis Courts
Min/Max: 4/16
Fee/ResDisc:
$52/$40

Date Day Time
Apr 17-May 8 W 5:30-6:30 PM

 

Junior Beginner and Advanced Junior Beginner

Ages 5-12 years
The program utilizes smaller courts, lighter balls, and shorter nets for younger players to learn tennis easier and quicker just as other sports use different equipment and supplies given the ages of the participants. The program was created by the USTA and all staff are highly trained in the new format.

Junior Beginner
Ages 5-8 years
This class is for young children ages 5-8, with little to no tennis knowledge. This class will include focus on forehands, backhands and volleys using the Quick Start method as the platform for learning. Each lesson will end with a game that works on the shot learned in that day’s lesson. Players at this level will focus on rallies and volleys. Participants should provide their own racquet.

Location: Central Park Tennis Courts
Min/Max: 4/16
Fee/ResDisc: $78/$60

Date Day Time
June 24-July 10 M/W 10-11 AM
July 15-Aug 31 M/W 10-11 AM

Advanced Junior Beginner
Ages 8-11 years
Players at this level can hit a forehand and backhand consistently and are starting to play points. Participants should provide their own racquet.

Location: Central Park Tennis Courts
Min/Max: 4/16
Fee/ResDisc: $78/$60

Date Day Time
June 24-July 10 M/W 11AM-12 PM
July 15-Aug 31 M/W 11AM-12 PM

 

Teen Tennis

Ages 12-16 years
Players at this level will be on full size courts with emphasis on stroke production, footwork and point playing. Players will serve, sustain a rally inside the service box and are playing out points. Participants should provide their own racquet.

Location: Central Park Tennis Courts
Min/Max: 4/16
Fee/ResDisc: $78/$60

Date Day Time
June 24-July 10 M/W 12-1 PM
July 15-Aug 31 M/W 12-1 PM

 

Ryukyu-Kempo Karate

Ages 5-11 years
Let Sensei John Ventura of the Bob Golden School of Self Defense teach you the art of Ryuku-Kempo Karate using real life situations. Karate will not only help you defend yourself but will teach you self respect, self-discipline, metal focusing, and physical development. Instructed by John Ventura, 7th Degree Black Belt.

Location: Arrowhead Community Center
Fee/ResDisc: $48/$37

Age Date Day Time
5-8 years May 7-30 TU/TH 6:30-7:30 PM
9-11 years May 7-30 TU/TH 7:30-8:30 PM
5-8 years June 4-27 TU/TH 6:30-7:30 PM
9-11 years June 4-27 TU/TH 7:30-8:30 PM
5-8 years July 9-Aug 1 TU/TH 6:30-7:30 PM
9-11 years July 9-Aug 1  TU/TH 7:30-8:30 PM
5-8 years Aug 13-Sept 10 TU/TH 6:30-7:30 PM
9-11 years Aug 13-Sept 10 TU/TH 7:30-8:30 PM

 

 

Roller Skating/Blading Lessons

Ages 4-12 years (grouped based on ability)
Help your child learn to enjoy this healthy, lifelong activity by ensuring that they learn how to skate in a relaxed, encouraging environment. In just a few weeks, your child will be skating like a pro! Class is taught to match the pace of the students and will cover basic skating movements, the safest way to fall, and some fun games to get the kids excited. Free wifi available while parents wait. Register by the Monday before class begins.

Location: Skateland Recreation Center
Fee/ResDisc: $36/$24

Date Day Time
April 5-May 10 F 5-5:45 PM
June 28-Aug 2 F 5-5:45 PM

 

Beginning Tumbling

Ages 6-10 years
Children will be taught tumbling fundamentals of forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, handstands and be introduced to backbends. Tumblers will gain coordination, strength, flexibility and confidence. This class is recommended before registering for Beginner II Tumbling.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Res/Nonres: $44/$56
Min/Max: 6/12

Date Day Time
Mar 18-Apr 22 M 5:00-5:45 PM
Apr 29-June 10* M 5:00-5:45 PM

*No class May 27

Beginning II Tumbling

Ages 6-10 years
Want to learn more advanced tumbling? Then this is the class for you. Participants will be refreshed on basic tumbling skills like forward and backward rolls, cartwheels, handstands and backbends. New skills will also be introduced such as the round off, forward and back walkovers and much more. Participants will gain coordination, strength, flexibility and confidence. This class is for those who have prior tumbling experience.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Res/Nonres: $44/$56
Min/Max: 6/12

Date Day Time
Mar 18-Apr 22 M 6:00-6:45 PM
Apr 29-June 10* M 6:00-6:45 PM

*No class May 27

Tumbling Tune Up

Ages 6-14 years
Keep up with your tumbling skills over the summer with this new class. All skill levels welcome. The instructors will cater to your child’s skill level with appropriate skills. Participants will gain coordination, strength, flexibility and confidence.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Fee/ResDisc: $57/$45
Min/Max: 6/10

Date Day Time
July 10-31 W 4-5 PM

 

Snag Golf

Ages 5-8 years
Become an official SNAGster with our youth golf program. Learn how to use your launcher to crush your Snag Ball off the launch pad and then master your roller to get that ball on the Flag Sticky. SNAG is a fun and interesting way for starters to learn golf. Falling somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf, SNAG® allows for full shots, pitching, chipping, and putting. It is a proven learning & training tool for entry level golfers.

Location: Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club
Fee/ResDisc: $65/$50

Date Day Time Deadline
May 8-29 W 5:30-6:30 PM May 3
June 12-July 3 W 5:30-6:30 PM June 7
July 17-Aug 7 W 5:30-6:30 PM July 12

 

Junior Golf Program

Ages 7-14 years old
Junior Golf will be conducted in 2 three-week sessions that meet twice a week. Instruction will include the proper swing, putting, chipping, pitching, scoring and general on course courtesy. Balls and tees will be provided. Please bring a 1 or 3 wood, 5, 7, 9 irons, PW or SW, and a putter to each session. All participants will receive a discount on range balls all season, a cap and a t-shirt (please indicate adult shirt size).

Location: Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club
Fee/ResDisc: $85/$65
Min/Max: 10/36

Date Day Time Deadline
June 11-27 TU/TH 9-10 AM June 7
June 11-27 TU/TH 10-11 AM June 7
July 9-25 TU/TH 9-10 AM July 5
July 9-25 TU/TH 10-11 AM July 5

 

Chicago Fire Soccer Camp

Ages 3-12 years
Do you love the game of soccer and want to continue to better your game while working with the best of the best? Are you new to the sport of Soccer and want to come see what it’s all about? This camp is for you! Come join the professional coaches of the Chicago Fire to develop skills in ball mastery, passing & receiving, and shooting & finishing! This camp will also focus on teamwork, social skills, and good sportsmanship! Chicago Fire camps focus on creating a fun learning environment while fostering a love for the game through conditioned practices and small-sided games. Each camper will receive a Chicago Fire replica jersey, and evaluation, and a ticket to a Chicago Fire Soccer game!

Location: Central Park
Day: Monday-Friday
Date: July 8-12

Session Age Time Fee/ResDisc
Little Sparks 3-5 years 8-9 AM $100/$85
Community 6-9 years 9 AM-12 PM $145/$130
Community 10-12 years 9 AM-12 PM $145/$130

 

Co-Ed Youth Fall Soccer

Ages 4-14 years (age as of September 1, 2019)
The league is designed for participants to utilize fundamental skills of soccer in game situations. Records will not be kept and winning and losing are not the name of the game.

Each team will be directed by one or two coaches who will provide instruction on soccer fundamentals in a positive and fun environment. Teams will be given one or two practice times during the week, (starting the week of August 26) and one game every Saturday (starting September 7). Practices will be held at various parks around the park district area. Each practice will always be at the same park. All games will be held at Central Park located off Rt. 6 behind Arrowhead Community Center and Tomahawk Aquatic Center.

Please note jerseys are not included. They may be purchased at the Arrowhead Community Center for $20.

Location: Central Park
Fee/ResDisc: Before July 29: $96/$76
On or after July 29: $115/$91
Deadline: Space is limited and registration will end July 29 or when the program is filled, whichever is sooner.

Age Date Day Game Time
4-5 years Sept 7-Oct 26 SA Between 9 AM-3 PM
6-7 years Sept 7-Oct 26 SA Between 9 AM-3 PM
8-9 years Sept 7-Oct 26 SA Between 9 AM-3 PM
10-12 years* Sept 7-Oct 26 SA Between 9 AM-3 PM

*Some traveling to Joliet Park District will take place

Volleyball Camp

Grades 3rd-8th
Bump, Set & Spike your way to better skills and knowledge. Instruction, training and game play will be offered in this camp designed to teach and review fundamental volleyball skills. There will be instruction given at the beginner as well as the advanced levels. Sharpen your skills and get the winning edge!

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Fee/ResDisc: $82/$67
Min/Max: 10/45

Date Day Time
June 10-14 M-F 5-7 PM

 

Co-Ed Instructional Volleyball

Grades 2nd-5th Grade
Caroline Smith will focus on teaching the fundamental skills of volleyball while emphasizing teamwork and sportsmanship. Instruction will be given at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Players will be divided by grade and/or ability. All participants will learn new skills, practice old skills and play volleyball games during every class session.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Min/Max: 10/40
Res/Nonres: $51/$65

Date Day Time
Apr 9-May 14 TU 6:00-7:00 PM

 

Volleyball Private Instruction

3rd-8th Grade
If you are looking to fine tune your volleyball skills this is the class for you. Those looking to sign up can sign up 1-3 players for the 30 mins. The small class size will help give your child an individualized experience. Sessions are a one-time 30 minute session but you are able to sign up for both classes on the day or multiple weeks if space is still open. You also can choose Serving, Setting or Passing for your emphasis on the sessions, just note that at sign up. Classes are instructed by Caroline Smith.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Res/Nonres: $30/$39 (For each 30 minute session)

Date Day Time
Apr 9-May 14 TU 7-7:30 PM
Apr 9-May 14 TU 7:30-8 PM

First come first serve on the 30 minute sessions

Summer Co-Ed Volleyball League

Grades 3rd-8th
Actual games supervised by Caroline Smith. Practices will take place in the first hour followed by a game the second hour. All three games will be played in the match. This league is a recreational league.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Fee/ResDisc: $71/$56
Deadline: June 8

Grade Date Day Time
3rd-5th June 24-Aug 5 M 5-7 PM
6th-8th June 24-Aug 5 M 5-7 PM

*No class July 1

Running FUNdamentals for Youth

(Formerly Ready Set Run)
Grades 4th-8th (grades for 2018-2019 school year)
This class focused on participation, self-improvement, and developing a healthy lifestyle while teaching the fundamentals of running. Emphasis will be on safety, form, attire, nutrition, endurance, goal setting, stretching and cross-training. With multiple instructors, all participants get individual attention and encouragement. Sign your kids up to develop this lifelong skill that will give them many benefits throughout their life. To celebrate our season’s accomplishments we will have a fun run and awards ceremony.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Fee/ResDisc: $102/$78
Walk in: $10/$8
Min/Max: 20/60

Date Day Time
June 12-July 19 W/F 8-9 AM

 

Flag Football League

Ages 6-12 years
Get ready for another exciting season of Flag Football. Players will learn fundamental skills like passing, catching, running, blocking and defense then use those skills in game situations. Teams will practice once a week (starting the week of August 20) and play a game every Sunday (starting September 9). Players cannot request to be on the same team. This non-contact league will help beginners learn the game of football and give players with some experience a chance to improve their skills. All participants receive an NFL reversible jersey, set of flags, and a participation award. Volunteer coaches needed.

Location: Central Park
Fee/ResDisc: Before July 22: $99/$79
On or after July 22: $114/$94
**NEW: Must Register in Person**
Deadline: July 22 or when program is filled

Age Game Dates Day Time
6-8 years Sept 8-Oct 27 SU 9 AM-5 PM
9-12 years Sept 8-Oct 27 SU 9 AM-5 PM

 

Girl’s Fall Softball League

Ages 6-10 years (age as of August 1, 2019)
Why only play softball in the summer? Get out those spikes and gloves one last time for some fall softball! Each team will have practice and games throughout the week. Practices will begin in mid-August and games shortly after. Teams will play games against other Channahon teams as well as Minooka Girls Softball teams. Coaches will determine practices and game times. Please help the coaches by being as flexible with schedules as possible as days and times may change from week to week. Each girl will receive a uniform and award. Volunteer coaches needed.

Location: Central Park Field 6
Fee/ResDisc: $89/$70
Deadline: July 30

Division Age
Pinto 6-8 years
Mustang 9-10 years