Sport / Athletic Programs

The Winnetka Park District offers sports classes and leagues for every age. The following programs are operated by the park district (or vendors) throughout the year.

 

Archery

Boys and girls ages 7 to 15. Adults can participate with children 6+. Program is instructed by SportsKids and offered in the spring, summer, and fall.

View class list or register online.

Baseball

T-Ball: boys and girls ages 3 to 7. Instructed by Illinois Baseball Academy (IBA) and offered in the spring and fall.

Baseball: boys ages 3 to 7. Instructed by Illinois Baseball Academy (IBA) and offered in the fall.

View class list or register online.

Basketball

House League: girls grades 3 to 6 and boys grades 4 to 6. Program starts in November and ends in February.

Travel League: girls and boys grades 4 to 6. Program starts mid-October and ends in February.

3-on-3 Basketball League: girls and boys grades 4 to 8. Consists of games once a week and no practices. Starts September 8.

View class list or register online.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading: girls grade 4 to 8. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered in the fall.

Mini Cheer: girls grade 1 to 3. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered in the fall.

View class list or register online.

Dance

Boys Breakdance: boys ages 6 to 11. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered year-round.

Girls Hip Hop: girls ages 2.5 to 14. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered year-round.

View class list or register online.

Gymnastics & Tumbling

Gymnastics & Tumbling: girls and boys ages 4 to 9. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered in the fall and winter.

Moms/Tots Tumbling: girls and boys ages 2.5 to 4. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered in the fall and winter.

View class list or register online.

Football

Flag Football: boys and girls grade 2 to 3. Instructed by SportsKids and offered in the fall.

Fun with Flag Football: boys and girls kindergarten to 1st grade. Instructed by SportsKids and offered in the summer and fall.

View class list or register online.

Lacrosse

Lacrosse is offered through TeamOne Lacrosse for boys and girls kindergarten through 11th grade. For more information on the program and to register, visit https://t1lax.com/.

Softball

House League: girls grades 3 to 9. Program starts in April and ends in May.

Instructional: girls kindergarten through 2nd grade. Program is instructed by Game Face Chicago and starts in May.

View class list or register online.

SportsKids (Youth Athletics)

Mini Soccer: boys and girls ages 4 to 6. Select seasons.

Sports Encounters: boys and girls ages 3 to 5. Select seasons.

Track & Field: boys and girls ages 6 to 10. Select seasons.

Tot Dribblers: boys and girls ages 3 to 5. Select seasons.

Adult & Child Sports: boys and girls ages 2 to 3. Select seasons.

View class list or register online.

Volleyball

Girls Instructional Volleyball: girls grades 4 to 7. Instructed by the Park District and offered in the fall, winter, and spring.

Girls House League Volleyball: girls grades 5 to 7. Instructed by the Park District and offered in the spring.

View class list or register online.

Yoga

Youth Yoga: girls ages 6 to 12. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered year-round.

Teen Yoga: girls ages 11 to 14. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered select seasons.

Mother/Daughter Yoga: girls ages 5 to 9. Instructed by Chicago Loves Dance and offered year-round.

View class list or register online.

Program Information

Forms

Adult Softball and House League Basketball Schedule Website
Youth Sports Concussion Poster

Vendors

Chicago Loves Dance
Chicago Loves Dance was founded to provide a fun experience to children throughout Chicago and its surrounding suburbs! With more than 15 years of technical dance experience, Cindy Leske has been one of the top requested instructors at several dance studios. She has danced at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City and has earned many awards for her original choreography and dance skills. While her technical talent is superb, Cindy also has a dynamic personality which makes her a hit with children of all ages! Her ability to captivate and keep the attention of all kids does not go unnoticed

Illinois Baseball Academy
Chris Beacom is the founder and President of Illinois Baseball Academy (IBA).  A native of Winnetka, he currently lives in Wilmette with his wife and three children.  His passion for baseball and child development led him to create IBA in 2005.  This business was built from the ground up – starting in a church gym.  Now IBA serves more than 2,000 children, ages 4 – 18, each year. Recently, Chris helped to develop two indoor baseball facilities (The Yard in Northfield, and The Dome in Rosemont).

Chris’ vision for IBA is “to grow the game of baseball and develop the leaders of tomorrow . . . to re-pay those who have gone before us by teaching proper fundamentals and instilling core values in the players of today.”  His philosophy is to work hand in hand with community associations and park districts and to fully support community-based baseball programming.

Sportskids
Ken Fontana, Manager. Ken has managed SportsKids for more than 20 years—providing youth sports programming to the north and northwest suburbs. Ken attended Iowa State University majoring in physical education. He has been sought after as a public speaker on the topic of youth sports and has designed, coached and supervised many sports programs; served as an associate scout in baseball; researched youth sports and conducted numerous training programs for teachers.

Chicago Bears Football Camp
For the young athletes, we introduce the game, build confidence and take them to the next level. We are dedicated to the science of skill development. We are passionate about making it fun. While kids learn to run, throw, catch and compete like an NFL player, even more they learn essential life skills that remain with them forever.

White Sox Baseball Camp
For 20 years the Chicago White Sox have brought quality baseball instruction to children throughout Chicagoland! If you want to be the best, you’ve got to train with the best! Since 1994, more than 50,000 youth baseball players have attended one of our White Sox summer camps to focus on essential individual baseball skills. Professional coaches from the White Sox organization have programs designed for kids from 5 – 12 at every ability level.

Illinois Bone and Joint
Health Performance Institute (HPI) by Illinois Bone & Joint Institute is redefining the way you experience orthopedic rehabilitation, sports performance, and complementary programs that will help you reach your health, wellness, and performance goals.

 


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