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Youth Sports Information
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- Baseball & Softball
- Flag Football
- Ice Skating
- Kick Off Classic
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Be Involved, Become a Coach!
Youth sports coaches do not need experience, only the willingness and enthusiasm to coach. Kids and coaches alike should have fun. Coaching is a fulfilling aspect of any sport, especially youth sports. Call (847) 850-2100 for more information.
There are thousands of boys and girls that participate in youth sports ever year in Buffalo Grove. One measure of success in these programs is the number of parents who volunteer as coaches and assistant coaches.
Unfortunately, many parents do not get involved because they feel a lack of knowledge about that particular sport. However, if they did get involved, even more kids could participate. We conduct park district programs on a "participation" philosophy. We feel it is more important for all youths to play and enjoy the sport, rather than to win at all costs. We never measure success in wins and losses. The park district conducts training sessions for all new coaches with ideas to get them started.
The Buffalo Grove Park District trains all of its youth sports coaches in clinics developed by the National Youths Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). This nation-wide organization teaches parents that kids want to have fun and participate in all sports. In our fourth year of training, over 600 coaches have participated in sessions held prior to each sport season. Coaches are required to attend a lecture/video tape introduction, and then participate in hands-on sessions with qualified trainers. These sessions are designed for parents who have never coached, as well as the seasoned veteran. With more youths registering for sports, the need for volunteer coaches grows more each season. NYSCA training makes it easy for all parents to become a coach.
Youth Sports Association
BGRA Baseball, Bills Football and Grove United Soccer use Park District fields, but are independant associations and not Buffalo Grove Park District programs. For information on these programs, please visit their websites listed below.
Gymnastics & Tumbling
Age: 2 - 9
A wonderful way to introduce your child to gymnastics. All classes are non-competitive, but each child is encouraged to set goals and follow through by achieving them. We can bring them from their first somersault to their first flip.
Age: 4 - 9
Children will have fun while receiving instruction with 4 pieces of hand apparatus: rope, hoop, ball, and ribbons. This class will also enhance your child's coordination, motor skills, flexibility and endurance. Dance will be emphasized.
For more information, contact TJ Wilkes at (847) 850-2199.
Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion offers a variety of Ice Skating and Hockey programs for children of all ages. If you are a beginner, Twin Rinks has the class for you! Beginners learn balance and basic forward skating skills, taught using the Ice Skating Institute program. Bring your own skates or rent a pair from us. No other equipment is needed for the beginner class, although helmets and/or kneepads are recommended.
Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion is located 1.7 miles north of Lake-Cook Road on Weiland at 1500 Abbott Court in Buffalo Grove. For more information or a list of all programs, please call (847) 821-RINK.
Staff from the Heritage Tennis Club will offer instruction for summer classes at Emmerich and Willow Stream Parks. Fall, winter and spring instruction will be offered indoors at the Heritage Tennis Club in Arlington Heights. You do not have to be a resident of Arlington Heights or a member of the Heritage Tennis Club to participate in the indoor lesson program. There are non-member fees so participants can try the program before deciding to join and receive the benefits of the club's membership. For fall, winter and spring program and registration information contact the Heritage Tennis Club at (847) 398-7780 or visit the website at ahpd.org/htc. Heritage Tennis Club is located at 7 West College Drive in Arlington Heights.
Classes will be cancelled if there is inclement weather. If an individual class is cancelled more than twice in a session, the instructor will arrange for a make-up class. If there is any doubt about the weather, please call Heritage Tennis Club at (847) 398-7780.
Pee Wee Tennis
Age: 5 - 7 years
This program is designed to introduce children to the game of tennis in a fun and rewarding way. Every element of the game has been tailored down for little players, from the short court to the 12" racquets to the entertaining way they learn the game. Racquets are available for purchase at the Heritage Tennis Club for $20.
Age: 7 - 13 years
This group lesson program is designed for players who want to have fun and learn the basic fundamentals of tennis. Players benefit from our progressive program. Beginning students learn basic strokes, including forehand, backhand, serve and volley, along with scoring. The beginning student has played a limited amount and is still working on primarily getting the ball over the net. Advanced Beginning students learn basic strokes (forehand, backhand and serve) including the overhead smash and lob. Drills for positioning, footwork and play strategy are also taught.