WINTER SPORTS CLASSES and Leagues

All Sports programs are located in the Community Recreation Center Sports Gym or designated park, weather permitting. Always check online for the most up-to-date location information. Please remember a water bottle labeled with your child's name.

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Archery
Basketball- INCLUDING SATURDAY and SUNDAY LEAGUES!
Fencing
Football
Lacrosse
Martial Arts
Adult Pickleball
Soccer


SPORTS MEDLEY

[Hot Shots Sports]
Adult & Tot Sports
Age 2-3
Parents play with their tots as they develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skill activities focus on hand/eye and hand/foot coordination. We provide the instruction and all the sports equipment to help guide your child through this introduction to organized sports.

R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
327105-01 M 9-9:45 am 1/3-3/21

[Sportskids]
Adult & Tot T-Ball
Age 2-3
Enjoy America's favorite pastime with your child. Young children develop motor skills while having fun throwing, catching, batting, and base running like the big kids. Parents and their little athletes will enjoy making new friends and working together to learn the basics of game play in this exciting class!

R-$132/NR-$165

12 weeks
327123-01 F 9-9:30 am 1/7-3/25

[SportsKids]
Adult/Tot Little Gymsters
Age 2-3
This action-packed class for our littlest gymsters is all about building a positive association with fitness, and having fun together! With a parent, kids have a blast as they run, jump, hop, skip, stretch and play to gain strength, flexibility and cardio awareness. They'll improve motor development, spatial awareness, cognitive ability and socialization skills. Activities include: bean bag games, relay races, animal movements, soft Frisbees, circle games, obstacle courses, tagging games, parachute play, balloon activities, and other fitness and sports games.

R-$132/NR-$165

12 weeks
327096-02 Sa 9-9:30 am 1/8-3/26

[Hot Shots Sports]
Games and More
Age 2-3
We introduce children to a wide range of games during this class. Running games include Ball Tag, Builders and Wreckers, Mr. Fox, Musical Cones, Octopus, Poison Ivy, Sharks and Minnows, Wax Museum and many more! In addition, participants are exposed to fun and interactive games that utilize a variety of equipment such as balls, hula-hoops, jump ropes, scooters, beanbags and more. Parent participation is required.

R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
328005-01 W 9-9:45 am 1/5-3/23


ARCHERY

[SportsKids]
Adult & Child Archery

Age 6-13

You and your child will meet new friends while learning the parts of an arrow and recurve bow, the basics of using a recurve bow, a nationally-recognized beginners' 9 steps to the 10-ring progression method, and fundamental shooting skills from an experienced instructor. We furnish all bows, arrows, and targets.

R-$198/NR-$248

12 weeks
327062-06 Sa 10:45-11:30 am 1/8-3/26

[SportsKids]
Archery

Age 7-13

Learn the basics of archery using a recurve bow in a safe environment, where targets and blunt-tipped arrows are used. We teach a nationally-recognized nine-step progression, and provide all the bows, arrows, and targets your child needs.

R-$198/NR-$248

12 weeks
327062-01 BEGINNER Th 3:50-4:45 pm 1/6-3/24
327062-03 ADVANCED BEGINNER Th 4:40-5:25 pm 1/6-3/24


BASKETBALL

[SportsKids]
Little Dribblers

Age 3-5

Even future stars needed to learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. Participants will also experience defensive drills as they learn the game of basketball.

R-$198/NR-$242

12 weeks
327018-01 M 1-1:45 pm 1/3-3/21
327018-03 Sa 9:45-10:30 am 1/8-3/26

[Hot Shots Sports]
Tot Basketball

Age 3-6

Even future stars needed to learn the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting, and rebounding. Participants will also experience defensive drills as they learn the game of basketball.

R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
327109-01 M 10-10:45 am 1/3-3/21

[Wilmette Athletics]
Basketball Clinics

Grades K-8
Join Wilmette Park District instructors at the Rec Center gym to work on your basketball skills! We'll work on the fundamental skills of basketball. Bring your own basketball, rent one from us, or purchase a new ball through us. For questions or more information about this program, please contact Taylor Brooks at tbrooks@wilpark.org.

R-$152/NR-$202

12 weeks
327117-01 KINDERGARTEN
M 5-5:45 pm 1/3-3/21
R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
327117-04 1st GRADE Tu 5:10-6:10 pm 1/4-3/22
327117-05 2nd-3rd GRADE W 4:30-5:30 pm 1/5-3/23
327117-02 4th-5th GRADE M 6-7 pm 1/3-3/21
327117-06 6th-8th GRADE W 5:30-6:30 pm 1/5-3/23

SUNDAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Grades 1-3

  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 14
  • Coach Meeting: Wednesday, January 12
  • Pre-Season Practices: Sunday, January 23 & Sunday, January 30
  • Playing Season: February 6 - March 13

Is your child ready to start playing basketball? Boys and girls play in separate leagues divided by
grade level. The season consists of two pre-season practices followed by six games. 3rd and 2nd grade teams have the option to practice one night a week. Practice days and times are chosen by the team coach. Teams are formed by school attended. Some teams consist of players from multiple schools depending on registration numbers. Players attending a school with more than one team are split equally amongst that school's teams. NOTE: friend, team, and coach requests are not accepted.

Uniforms & Equipment: The Wilmette Park District provides team shirts, and they should be worn to all games. Participants should come to games and practices with a water bottle, clean indoor gym shoes, and their own basketball. See the basketball rules table for grade-appropriate basketball sizes.

Coaches: The Park District relies on volunteer coaches and scorekeepers for this program. Each team must provide a volunteer coach and scorekeeper in order to compete. All volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or report weekly COVID test results throughout the entirety of the season. Please note there is limited practice space this winter. Depending on the time and day, you may be practicing with another team. Interested in coaching or scorekeeping? Please contact Taylor Brooks at tbrooks@wilpark.org and go to our Youth Basketball page for forms and manuals.

Safety Protocols: Masks are required to be worn indoors by all players, coaches, scorekeepers, spectators, and support staff regardless of COVID vaccination status. Spectators are asked to social distance while attending games. Water stations will be offline for the entirety of the season.

Games & Pre-Season Practices: Games and pre-season practices are held at Central School, Highcrest Middle School, McKenzie School, and the Community Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

R-$125/NR-$156

8 weeks
928301-01 GIRLS: GRADE 1
Su 11 am...6 pm
1/23-3/13
928302-01 GIRLS: GRADE 2 Su 11 am...6 pm 1/23-3/13
928303-01 GIRLS: GRADE 3 Su 11 am...6 pm 1/23-3/13
928304-01 BOYS: GRADE 1 Su 11 am...6 pm 1/23-3/13
928305-01 BOYS: GRADE 2 Su 11 am...6 pm 1/23-3/13
928306-01 BOYS: GRADE 3 Su 11 am...6 pm 1/23-3/13

SATURDAY BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Grades 4-8

  • Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 14
  • Coach Meeting: Wednesday, December 15
  • Pre-Season Practices: Saturday, January 8 & Saturday, January 15
  • Playing Season: January 22 - March 12

Saturday basketball leagues are back at the Wilmette Park District! Boys and girls play in separate leagues divided by grade level. The season consists of two pre-season practices, eight games, and a weekly one-hour practice chosen by the coach. Teams are formed by school attended. Some teams consist of players from multiple schools depending on registration numbers. Players attending a school with more than one team are split equally amongst that school's teams. NOTE: friend, team, and coach requests are not accepted.

Uniforms & Equipment: The Wilmette Park District provides team shirts, and they should be worn to all games. Participants should come to games and practices with a water bottle, clean indoor gym shoes, and their own basketball. See the basketball rules table for grade-appropriate basketball sizes.

Coaches: The Park District relies on volunteer coaches and scorekeepers for this program. Each team must provide a volunteer coach and scorekeeper in order to compete. All volunteers must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or report weekly COVID test results throughout the entirety of the season. Please note: there is limited practice space this winter. Depending on the time and day, you may be practicing with another team. Interested in coaching or scorekeeping? Please contact Taylor Brooks at tbrooks@wilpark.org and go to our Youth Basketball page for forms and manuals.

Safety Protocols: Masks are required to be worn indoors by all players, coaches, scorekeepers, spectators, and support staff regardless of COVID vaccination status. Spectators are asked to social distance while attending games. Water stations will be offline for the entirety of the season.

Games & Pre-Season Practices: Games and pre-season practices are held at Highcrest Middle School, Wilmette Junior High, McKenzie School, and the Community Recreation Center between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

R-$155/NR-$194

10 weeks
927006-01 GIRLS: GRADE 4
Sa 8 am...3 pm
1/8-3/12
927007-01 GIRLS: GRADE 5 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12
927008-01 GIRLS: GRADE 6 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12
927009-01 GIRLS: GRADE 7 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12
927010-01 GIRLS: GRADE 8 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12
927001-01 BOYS: GRADE 4 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12
927002-01 BOYS: GRADE 5 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12
927003-01 BOYS: GRADE 6 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12
927004-01 BOYS: GRADE 7 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12
927005-01 BOYS: GRADE 8 Sa 8 am...3 pm 1/8-3/12


FENCING

[Fencing Center of Chicago]
Fencing

The Olympic sport of fencing demands a blend of tactical and strategic thought, and a physical execution of those decisions. We cover basic rules, etiquette, footwork, attacks and defenses. Classes consist of warmup time, footwork time, a group lesson and bouting. We provide all the equipment.

Age 6-9

R-$414/NR-$426

12 weeks
328129-03 M 4-5 pm 1/3-3/21

Age 9-12

R-$414/NR-$426

12 weeks
328129-04 M
5-6 pm 1/3-3/21


FOOTBALL

[SportsKids]
Dad & Me Football

Age 3-4

Enjoy Nerf football with your son or daughter. You, along with our accomplished coaches, will help your little athlete learn the proper form and technique of catching, throwing, center skills, hand-offs, kick-offs and more, in our fun and friendly setting.

R-$132/NR-$165

12 weeks
327100-01 Sa
9-9:30 am 1/8-3/26

[On The Go Sports]
Non-Contact Football POP-UPS and WINTER BREAK CAMP!
Age 6-12

Lead by former Northwestern star and Chicago Bear Chris Martin, one day pop ups are a great chance to pack in some skills and burn off that energy! Location: West Park

R-$27/NR-$34

One Day
927034-17 TURKEY BOWL POP-UP W 10-11 am 11/24
927034-18 WINTER BREAK POP-UP Su 10-11 am 12/19
R-$145/NR-$182

Four Days
227034-03 WINTER BREAK CAMP
M-Th
10-Noon 12/20-12/23


LACROSSE

[SportsKids]
Lacrosse for Tots
Age 4-6

Come experience one of the fastest growing sports in recent years. We use age-appropriate-size sticks and softer balls for safety. Boys and girls learn techniques including cradling, passing, shooting, goalie skills and much more. Game play is also included in this class.

R-$198/NR-$248

12 weeks
327089-01 M 3-3:45 pm 1/3-3/21

[SportsKids]
Lacrosse Skills & Games
Age 7-10
Join us to experience one of the fastest growing sports in recent years. Boys and girls learn technique, including cradling, passing, catching, shooting, goalie skills, defense, and much more! We provide the lacrosse sticks.

R-$198/NR-$248

12 weeks
327090-01 M 4-4:45 pm 1/3-3/21

MARTIAL ARTS

[Young Tigers]
Taekwondo

Basic techniques of Taekwondo, combined with deep breathing exercises, help children develop proper posture, concentration, and coordination. Practice of proper manners helps to develop courtesy, self-esteem and self-control. Class is taught in a relaxed and fun environment. Students should wear a martial arts uniform during class (white Taekwondo uniform-dobock, which can be ordered at the class). Instructor Grand Master Kim has more than 50 years of martial arts training, and has been teaching students at the Wilmette Park District since 1998. Oriental Martial Arts College developed this program. For more information, go to www.YoungTigers.com.

Age 6-12

R-$167/NR-$209

12 weeks
327036-05 NEW STUDENT
F
5:20-6:05 pm 1/7-3/26
327036-01 CONTINUING BEGINNER
F 6:15-7 pm 1/7-3/26

Age 7-18

R-$167/NR-$209

12 weeks
327036-02 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
F
7:05-7:55 pm 1/7-3/26
R-$167/NR-$209

12 weeks
327036-04 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
W
6:15-7:10 pm 1/5-3/24
327036-03 BLACK BELTS
W 7:15-8:10 pm 1/5-3/24

[Young Tigers]
Taekwondo for Adults
Age 18 & up
This class is for beginners who want to learn traditional Taekwondo for self-defense, health, physical fitness and stress release. The instructor emphasizes practice of basic blocks, punches, kicks, stretches and deep breathing. Instructor Grand Master Kim has more than 50 years of martial arts training, and has been teaching students at the Wilmette Park District since 1998. Uniforms can be purchased in class. Please visit www.youngtigers.org for more information, or email MasterHoKim@gmail.com with questions.

R-$167/NR-$209

12 weeks
327085-01 Tu
5:45-6:30 pm 1/4-3/22

[ISKC]
Pre-Karate/Safety
Age 4-7
In our Pre-Karate classes, children develop flexibility, strength, and coordination through fun, yet disciplined, activities. This program is specifically designed for growing minds and bodies to enhance memory and agility. Watch your child's confidence blossom as their skills improve! Uniforms and belt testing are options available through the ISKC instructor. NOTE: beginning students will not be permitted to register into the current session after the second class has met.

R-$159/NR-$199

12 weeks
327042-01 BEGINNING/CONTINUING
Tu 4:15-5 pm 1/4-3/22
327042-02 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
Tu 5:15-6 pm 1/4-3/22

[ISKC]
Youth/Adult Karate
Age 7 & up
Develop flexibility, strength and coordination in fun, yet disciplined activities. This program offers a good mix of strength training, with cardiovascular and flexibility exercises. Students increase their coordination, agility and poise, as well as learn lasting personal safety skills. They also benefit from the mental stimulation of learning the choreographed moves of the kata and the discipline of conforming to the class rules. Uniforms and Belt Testing are available from our instructor. Our Youth, Parent/Child and Adult classes may train together. Beginning students may not join the current session after the second class has met.

R-$159/NR-$199

12 weeks
327037-01 BEGINNING/CONTINUING (WHITE-ORANGE BELT)
Tu
6:15-7:15 pm 1/4-3/22
327037-02 INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED (YELLOW BELT & UP) Tu 7:30-8:30 pm 1/4-3/22

[ISKC]
Parent/Child Karate

Age 7 & up

Parent/Child classes are a great way to spend quality time with your child while conditioning muscles, developing coordination and improving cardiovascular fitness. Uniforms and belt testing are options available through the ISKC instructor. Please note that Youth, Parent/Child and Adult classes may train together. NOTE: fee is for each participant.

R-$159/NR-$199

12 weeks
327041-01 BEGINNING/CONTINUING (WHITE-ORANGE BELT) Tu
6:15-7:15 pm 1/4-3/22


PICKLEBALL

[SportsKids]
Instructional & Game Play Pickleball
Age 18 & up
This class is for advancing beginners who have some experience and want to move at a faster pace to improve their basic shots and strategy. Players participate in challenging drills to work on consistency in forehand and backhand shots, serving, volleying, dinks and lobs. Through matches played each week, players will take their game to the next level by learning how to play smarter, not harder. We provide the equipment.

R-$134/NR-$168

12 weeks
327113-01 BEGINNER/ADVANCED BEGINNER W 11 am-Noon
1/5-3/23


SOCCER

[Coach Abe]
Coach Abe's Mini Soccer

Age 3-4

A great introduction to the game of soccer for 3 and 4 year-olds. Each player learns the first steps of ball mastery and acquires the necessary building blocks for success in the future. We teach the following moves: Stop and Go, Rollbacks, controlled dribbling, dancing on the ball, Beckenbaur and many more.

R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
328008-01 Tu
11-11:45 am 1/4-3/22
328008-02 Tu 1:15-2 pm 1/4-3/22
328008-03 Th 11:15 am-Noon 1/6-3/24
328008-04 Th 1-1:45 pm 1/6-3/24
328008-05 F Noon-12:45 pm 1/7-3/25

[Coach Abe]
Coach Abe's Soccer Academy

Come play soccer with Coach Abe in a fun and safe environment! As each child progresses, they learn new and more challenging moves. We introduce new concepts at each level, with new games and a broader understanding of the tactical side. The game is broken down to each student's level; Coach Abe takes pride in improving everyone's game. Students learn the following moves: Zig-Zag dribbling, Tuck and Under, inside hook, outside hook, the Maradona, Cruff, scissors, and many more. We finish each class with a scrimmage.

Age 3-5

R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
328018-01 Tu 10-10:45 am 1/4-3/22
328018-02 Tu 2:15-3 pm 1/4-3/22
328018-03 Th 10:15-11 am 1/6-3/24
328018-04 Th 1:55-2:40 pm 1/6-3/24
328018-05 F 1-1:45 pm 1/7-3/25
328018-06 Su 3-3:50 pm 1/9-3/27

Age 4-6

R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
328018-08 Tu 3:10-4 pm 1/4-3/22
328018-09 Th 9:10-10 am 1/6-3/24
328018-10 Th 2:50-3:40 pm 1/6-3/24
328018-11 F 1:55-2:45 pm 1/7-3/25
328018-12 Su 4-4:55 pm 1/9-3/27

Age 5-9

R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
328018-14 Tu 4:10-5 pm 1/4-3/22
328018-17 Su 5:05-6 pm 1/9-3/27


VOLLEYBALL

[Hot Shots Sports]
Volleyball Clinic
Age 6-9 and Age 10-13
This clinic explores all major volleyball skills: serving, passing, setting and attacking. Players build a solid foundation of these fundamental skills through fun and active drills, building up to team play. This class is for the beginner looking to understand the game and learn new skills. Knee pads are recommended.

R-$202/NR-$252

12 weeks
328003-01 AGE 6-9 Tu
6:45-7:45 pm 1/4-3/22
328003-02 AGE 6-9 Th 6:45-7:45 pm 1/6-3/24
328003-03 AGE 10-13
Tu
7:45-8:45 pm 1/4-3/22
328003-04 AGE 10-13 Th 7:45-8:45 pm 1/6-3/24