Youth Athletics

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

Girls Summer Softball League

Ages 7-12 (age as of January 1, 2019)
The Channahon Park District Girls’ Softball program provides the opportunity for learning the fundamental skills of softball and competition against other area teams. Practices will begin at the end of March/early April pending the weather. The games will be played beginning the last week of April and go through June. Some traveling will be involved. All practice information will be determined once the teams are formed. All girls are to provide their own glove, face mask, and helmet. Volunteer coaches needed!

Location: Practice at Central Park, Games both home and away
Deadline: March 18

Division Age Res/Nonres
Pinto 7-8 years $119/$149
Mustang 9-10 years $145/$179
Bronco 11-12 years $145/$179

 

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.

Res/Nonres: $40/$52
Min/Max: 4/16
Location: Central Park Tennis Courts

 

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

Res/Nonres: $65/$80

Age Date Day Time
5-8 years Jan 8-Feb 28 TU/TH 6:30-7:30 PM
9-11 years Jan 8-Feb 28 TU/TH 7:30-8:30 PM
5-8 years Mar 5-Apr 25 TU/TH 6:30-7:30 PM
9-11 years Mar 5-Apr 25 TU/TH 7:30-8:30 PM

Res/Nonres: $34/$45

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

 

 

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
Res/Nonres: $24/$36

Date Day Time
Feb 1-Mar 8 F 5-5:45 PM
April 5-May 10 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

PGA Junior League Golf!

PGA Junior League Golf (PGA JLG) is designed to bring a “Little League” atmosphere to the game of golf. With teams of boys and girls, age 13 and under, PGA JLG provides a structured league environment for young golfers to compete and have fun! This is a great way to get, and keep, kids involved in the game!

PGA JLG Participants Receive
• Team Jerseys, golf balls and PGA JLG bag tags
• 5-6 regular season competitions plus coaching/practice
• Opportunity for advancement to post-season and All-Star teams
• Access to customized website home page for our PGA JLG team featuring schedules, standings and stats

Program Structure
• Fun team scramble format for players of every skill level
• All participants get to play in every competition Player Proficiency
• Advanced skills not required, must have access to a set of golf clubs
• If your child can drive, chip or putt… we have a role for them on our JLG team!

Timeline
May 8 is the Registration Deadline
June – July: Regular Season
August: Postseason Qualifiers & Section Championships
September: Regional Championship
October: PGA JLG National Championship

How to Register
You can register your junior golfer to play at Heritage Bluffs. The registration fee is $300 and includes: Uniforms, Instruction, Practices, Greens Fees, Bag Tags and Golf Balls.

For more information
Brian Smith, Heritage Bluffs Public Golf Club 815-467-7888 or bsmith@channahonpark.org

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
Res/Nonres: $50/$65

Date Day Time
May 8-29 W 5:30-6:30 PM

 

Speed and Agility for Youth Athletes

Grades 5th-8th
Are you ready for the upcoming sports season? Is it time to focus on your speed and agility to get your ready to play your best? This class will give you the jump-start you need to increase your sports performance. Class will focus on increasing age appropriate strength, directional changes, learning how to use deceleration to reduce the risk of injuries, and focus on games and competition to keep it fun!

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Res/Nonres: $60/$78
Min/Max: 6/12

Dates Days Time
Feb 11-Mar 1 M/F 3-3:45 PM
Mar 4-Mar 22 M/F 3-3:45 PM
Mar 25-Apr 12 M/F 3-3:45 PM

 

Jr. NBA Skills Challenge

Ages 14 years & under
The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge provides boys and girls the opportunity to showcase their fitness through a dribbling, shooting, and rebounding skills competition in the sport of basketball. The program is free for all participants! Boys and girls compete separately in two different age groups: 12U and 14U. The top winners have the opportunity to move on and compete at the regional and sectional competitions. Drop in program. No pre-registration required.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House

Date Day Time
NEW DATE!! – FEBRUARY 3 SA 9 AM-12 PM

 

Co-Ed Youth Spring Soccer

Ages 4-14 years (age as of April 13, 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 nature 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 have either one or two practices a week. Practices begin the week of April 1 and one game every Saturday, starting April 13. Practices will be held at various parks around the park district area. All games will be played at Central Park located off Rt. 6 behind Arrowhead Community Center and Tomahawk Aquatic Center. Game times will vary between the times of 9 AM and 3 PM based on size of the league.

Please note jerseys are not included. They may be purchased at the Arrowhead Community Center for $20. They are a white/red reversible jersey that has been used in the past so if your jersey still fits it can be used for multiple seasons!

Location: Central Park
Res/Nonres: On or Before February 17: $72/$93
On or After February 18: $87/$111
**Registration Must be Done in Person**

Registration Deadline: Space is limited and registration will end February 17 or when program is filled, whichever comes first.

Age Date Day Game Time 4-5 yrs Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM 6-7 yrs Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM 8-9 yrs Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM 10-11 yrs* Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM 12-14 yrs* Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM *10-11 year old and 12-14 year old Co-ed league will play home and away games against other Joliet Park District Teams 

Age Date Day Game Time
4-5 years Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM
6-7 years Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM
8-9 years Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM
10-11 years* Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM
12-14 years* Apr 13-June 8 SA 9 AM-3 PM

*10-11 year old and 12-14 year old Co-ed league will play home and away games against other Joliet Park District teams

**No Games April 20

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

Little Dribblers Basketball

Grades K-1st
This program for boys and girls in kindergarten through the 1st grade is designed to be instructional with an emphasis placed on learning the fundamental skills of basketball in a fun and entertaining environment. There will be instruction on dribbling, passing, shooting and defense. Each participant will receive a free T-shirt. Sign up early!

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Min/Max: 10/45
Res/Nonres: $40/$50

Date Day Time
Jan 6-Feb 10 SU 12:00-12:55 PM

1st & 2nd Grade Instructional Basketball League

This league is designed to develop the essential fundamental skills of basketball while also giving them game like experience! Participants will have a 45 minute instruction session each week from Scott Slocum, followed by a game! Volunteer coaches are needed! Sign up early as space is limited!

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Res/Nonres: $69/$89

Date Day Time
Jan 6-Feb 10 SU 1:00-3:00 PM

 

Youth Basketball Leagues

3rd-12th Grades (2018-2019 School Year) The Youth Basketball League is for boys and girls entering 3rd-12th grades. The league is designed for participants to utilize fundamental skills of basketball in game situations. Each team will be directed by a volunteer head coach who will provide instruction on basketball fundamentals in a positive and fun environment. Teams will have one practice during the week, starting the week of January 7 and one game every Saturday starting January 19. Grades 5-12 will participate in an end of the year, 1 day tournament! All games will be held at the Heritage Crossing Field House. Sign up early! Space is limited! If there are not enough participants to run a separate boy’s and girl’s league we will combine them into one co-ed league.

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Res/Nonres: On or Before December 16: $69/$89
On or After December 17: $79/$99

*Registration must be done in person! Deadline: December 16 or when program fills

Boys Youth Basketball League
Age Date Day Time
3rd-4th Grade Jan 19-Mar 9 SA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
5th-6th Grade Jan 19-Mar 16* SA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
7th-8th Grade Jan 19-Mar 16* SA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
9th-12th (HS) Jan 19-Mar 16* SA 4:30-8:30 PM (Co-Ed)

* Grades 5-12 will participate in an end of the year, 1 day tournament.

Girls Youth Basketball League
Age Date Day Time
3rd-4th Grade Jan 19-Mar 9 SA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
5th-6th Grade Jan 19-Mar 16* SA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
7th-8th Grade Jan 19-Mar 16* SA 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
9th-12th (HS) Jan 19-Mar 16* SA 4:30-8:30 PM (Co-Ed)

* Grades 5-12 will participate in an end of the year, 1 day tournament.

Private Basketball Lessons

Are you looking to perfect your skills or take your game to the next level? Are you working towards becoming a starter on your current team? These one on one or group lessons (max 2), with a high school varsity coach and former college basketball player, can help you work towards and accomplish your goals! Email Kaitlyn at kstuder@channahonpark.org to set up your lesson today or check additional dates of availability!

Fees: 30 minute session: $35 per session
60 minute session: $55 per session

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House

Dates Day Time
Jan 6-May 20 Saturday or Sunday SA: 12-3 PM
    SU: 10 AM-12 PM

 

3v3 High School Basketball Tournament – NEW!

Get your friends together and come out to prove you are the best basketball players around! This 3 on 3 basketball tournament will give players the opportunity to earn bragging rights and a cash prize! Register your team today so you don’t miss out! Space is limited so don’t delay! Maximum of 5 players per team roster!

Location: Heritage Crossing Field House
Min/Max: 4 teams/10 teams
Fees: $30 per team

Date Day Time
Apr 7 SU Games begin at 11 AM