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Fall Classes 2015
Windy City Sports Academy
Tot Sports (Ages 2-6)
Youth Sports (Ages 4-10)
Junior Golf Academy (Ages 4-8)NEW
Basketball Academy (Ages 5-12)NEW Redhawks Travel Team
Soccer Academy (Ages 6-13)
Elite Training Academy (Ages 8-12)
Football Academy (Ages 5-12)
Baseball Academy (Ages 6-12)
Camps & Leagues (Ages 3-13)
Class & League Descriptions
TOT SPORTS (Ages 2 - 6)
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
This class is designed to teach young athletes the fundamental skills of baseball. Each participant has the opportunity to hit, field, throw, catch and run bases in this fun filled skills clinic. Participants should bring their own glove. Boys and Girls (Ages 2-6) Register Online
LIL' PIGSKINS NEW!!!
This program is designed for children to learn about the game of football and to have fun. The dynamic curriculum is safe, non-aggressive, child focused and comprehensive. This non-competitive training program focuses on increasing athletic ability, leadership, confidence and knowledge of the game. No equipment necessary. Boys and Girls (Ages 2-6) Register Online
TINY TOTS SPORTS
Children are introduced to the fundamentals of sports such as soccer, t-ball, basketball, tennis and other sports and group games. The goal is to provide the opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and nurture his/her growth socially and emotionally through teamwork and good sportsmanship. Boys and Girls (Ages 3-5). Register Online
SPORTS SCHOOL NEW!!!
Take learning to the next level in this interactive porgram consisting of physical activity, story time geared around sports stories, a snack break, basic gymnastics and lessons about the body and nutrition. Players also learn proper fundamentals in the most popular sports including baseball, football, hockey, basketball and soccer. This program is tailored for kids to socialize in an athletic setting focused on teamwork and fun. Come ready to play and learn in this one of a kind class! Boys and Girls (Ages 3-6). Register Online
LUNCH & PLAY - NEW EXTENDED LUNCH PORTION
Children are introduced to sports such as soccer, t-ball, basketball, kickball and other sports and group games. The goal is to provide the opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and nurture his/her growth socially through teamwork and good sportsmanship. The class now has an extended lunch portion to allow for more flexible scheduling. Drop off any time during the luch portion and you won't miss any of the fun games. Bring a lunch and play. Boys and Girls (Ages 3-5). Register Online
PARENT TOT SPORTS
Parents are integral parts of helping their tots develop basic sports movement and motor skills. Motor skills activities focus on hand/eye and hand/foot coordination. Sports equipment and instruction are provided to help guide your child through an introduction to organized sports and improved motor skills. Boys and Girls (Ages 2-4). Register Online
JUNIOR SOCCER ACADEMY (POWERED BY NIKE)
Junior Soccer Academy is a new and exciting soccer program for children starting out or already involved in soccer. This program uses age-appropriate drills and exercises to teach players kicking, ball control, dribbling, shooing and more. Classes focus on FUNdamentals that are crucial for every budding soccer player. Boys and Girls (Ages 3-6). Register Online
Children are introduced to the game of basketball in a safe, fun and exciting environment. Our curriculum uses age appropriate activities and games specifically designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills and hand eye coordination. These factors are important in the overall development of children. The Lil’ Dribblers program includes exclusively designed equipment tailored to enhance the basketball experience for each participant. The program challenges children to develop new cognitive, physical and social skills. In addition, each child will experience social interaction with both children and adults in a fun environment. As children progress through the program, they acquire listening skills and have a fun introduction to following directions. These skills will benefit your child on the court, in the classroom but most importantly throughout their life! Boys and Girls (Ages 2-6). Register Online
LIL’ DRIBBLERS VETERANS NEW!!!
This class is for Lil' Dribblers players who are looking to take their skill to the next level. Players are introduced to advanced drills and skills that are learned in the Academy level, with lower rims that fit their size. Players must have taken a Lil' Dribblers previously and be able to handle a faster paced class. Boys and Girls (Ages 4-5). Register Online
YOUTH SPORTS (Ages 5-12)
This class features a new sport each week. Some of the sports taught and played include soccer, kickball, baseball, tennis and basketball. Children have the opportunity to acquire new skills and develop confidence in games they have played in previous classes. Boys and Girls (Ages 5-9). Register Online
In this program, kids alternate each week beween two spors. Players develop skills and fundamentals while experiencing game play in an instructional and exciting setting. Boys and Girls (Ages 7-10). Register Online
This class features three sports: football, soccer and basketball. Participants develop skills associated with each sport and have opportunities to use these skills in game situations. Emphasis is placed on skill development, teamwork and sportsmanship. Boys and Girls (Ages 5-10). Register Online
GIRLS MULTI-SPORT CLINIC
This multi-sport clinic allows participants to try new skills and achieve goals in an environment tailored for girls. Participants are taught fundamentals as well as basic skill development in a variety of sports. Games will encourage team play and interaction in a safe and active setting, encouraging physical fitness and teamwork. Sports featured: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball and Soccer. Girls Only (Ages 5-8) Register Online
INDOOR FLOOR HOCKEY LEAGUE
Hockey fundamentals as well as game strategy, teamwork, sportsmanship and safety are stressed each week. Participants are required to have the following equipment: hockey stick, helmet, shin guards & gloves. Each team member receives a t-shirt. Tournament trophies are awarded at the conclusion of the season. Come out and have some fun!. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-12). Register Online
September 2 - October 28
JUNIOR GOLF ACADEMY (Ages 4-8)
This introductory course teaches kids the love of golf. Players learn basic golf techniques including porper grip, stance and swing mechanics. Using safe equipment tailored to fit the age group, players learn porper swing and stance mechanics in a fun and entertaining environment. No clubs necessary. Boys and Girls (Ages 4-8) Register Online
JUNIOR FLAG FOOTBALL
Come join in on the fun and start playing the nation’s most loved game! Players are introduced to stance, receiving, rushing, blocking and defense. Each week ends with a scrimmage encouraging teamwork and sportsmanship. Players always get to play either receiver or running back each week. Games focus on fundamentals and field concepts, as well as positions and mechanics. No equipment necessary! Boys and Girls (Ages 5-8). Register Online
INDOOR FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE
The Indoor Flag Football league provides participants with knowledge of basic offensive and defensive football strategy. Each participant learns the basics of the game with the opportunity to put their skills and knowledge to use in a positive competitive environment. The first two weeks consist of practice sessions in which participants learn pass patterns, formations, offensive plays, defensive sets and coverage schemes. After the initial two weeks of practice, teams are assigned. Through the course of the season, each team plays games against other evenly matched teams. Each team is coached by a member of the Sports Academy staff, teaching players about the game throughout the season. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-12). Register Online
September 1 - October 27
ELITE TRAINING ACADEMY (Ages 8-12)
ELITE TRAINING CLINIC NEW!!!
This comprehensive skills clinic is for the advanced athlete who has a solid understanding of the game's fundamentals. Participants train at the highest level and for a highest level of competition. This is a perfect class to prepare for the fast paced play of Travel Ball. A prerequisite of playing either Travel Club Ball or previous participation in a WCSA Clinic is required. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-12) Register Online
Elite Soccer Clinic and Elite Basketball Clinic
BASKETBALL ACADEMY (Ages 6-12)
WINDY CITY REDHAWKS BOYS TRAVEL BASKETBALL NEW!!!
Ready to take your game to the next level? Tryout for WCSA's Travel Basketball team. Teams compete in at least one leauge and four tournaments throughout the season. Players learn all aspects of the game in a comprehensive environment. Multiple offensive and defensive systems will be implemented. Players are trained to compete at the highest level with a focus on discipline, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
Games are held on weekends between October and March. Game times and dates will vary. Participants who make the team are expected to attend every practice and every game. Boys (3rd and 4th grade) Register Online
Tryouts: Tuesday September 15 or Wednesday, September 16
Season: October 13 - February 10
5-ON-5 BASKETBALL LEAGUE
The 5-on-5 league exposes youth players to team dynamics and develops their intermediate and advanced skill levels. Through game play and organized practices, players learn new techniques and improve existing skill levels. Each player is assigned a Coach who works hands on with the players and their teammates to encourage team discipline, proper fundamentals and core concepts of the game. Teams meet for two hours each week. Schedules are provided the first week of the season, 9/11. Evaluations will be held on 9/4 from 5:30-7:30PM.
LEAGUE & TEAM ORGANIZATION: Teams are separated by age into two divisions: Beginners (Ages 5-7) & Juniors (Ages 8-11). Coaches and players are randomly assigned to teams. One player request may be made per person, but no players are guaranteed to be on the same team. Teams consist of 8-10 players with equal playing time required. Teams failing to comply with the shared playing time rule will be penalized. Teams play 7 weeks of regular season and 2 weeks of playoffs. Games are held Friday evenings between 5:30-7:30PM. Each team meets for a one hour practice prior to game time to work on drills, philosophies and teamwork. League fee includes a jersey and a medal at the end of the season for each player. Boys and Girls (Ages 5-11) Register Online
September 4 - November 6
GAME TIME BASKETBALL NEW!!!
One of the best ways to develop your baskeball game is through game play, and in Game Time you do just that. Each week, basketball players are challenged through various games including 1-on-1, 3-on-3, and 5-on-5. Coaches referee and guide the class to enhance the players understanding of the game. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-12). Register Online
The perfect class for young athletes looking to move beyond basic instruction and understand the game more thoroughly. Players enhance their skills by learning more detailed offensive points of the game such as setting screens and moving without the ball. Players are also introduced to defensive aspects of the game including proper defensive stance and concepts such as zone and man to man defense. Players develop their shot using proper form and mechanics to be more effective from further distances from the basket. All instruction is game/drill oriented with scrimmages played every day. Boys & Girls (Ages 6-8). Register Online
The next step in basketball instruction, this class will build upon the fundamentals taught in the 101 class. A slightly faster paced environment will be geared around competitive play, encouraging aggressive tactics such as attacking the basket, boxing out, and on ball defense. Players should have a firm knowledge of the basic rules and be able to dribble comfortably in order to succeed in the class. Players will be challenged to expand their abilities and scrimmages will be held weekly. Boys and Girls (Ages 7-9). Register Online
Athletes develop current basic skills with the focus on setting and achieving personal goals. Classes are conducted with various guard/post-work to develop passing, shooting and dribbling in game situations. Defense instruction include man to man defense, denying the ball, help-line, and boxing out. Full court scrimmages every day along with specialized instruction. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-10). Register Online
Athletes develop existing skills with the focus on setting and achieving personal goals. Classes are conducted with various guard/post-work to develop passing, shooting and dribbling in game situations. Defense instruction include man to man defense, denying the ball, help-line, and boxing out. Full court scrimmages every day along with specialized instruction. Boys and Girls (Ages 9-12). Register Online
SOCCER ACADEMY (Ages 6-13)
5-ON-5 WINTER INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE
The Winter Indoor Soccer League exposes youth players to team dynamics and develops intermediate and advanced skill levels. Through game play and organized practices, players learn new techniques and improve existing skill levels. LEAGUE & TEAM ORGANIZATION: Teams are separated into two divisions: Juniors (Ages 5-7) and Pros (Ages 8-11). Coaches and players are randomly assigned to teams. All divisions play 5-on-5 games. Team sizes are between 8-10 players. Teams play a 9 game season and will meet for two hours each week between 4:30 and 7:30 PM - one hour for practice and one hour for the game. Evaluations will be held November 13th from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. League fee includes a uniform and a medal at the end of the season for each player. Each team will be assigned a WCSA coach, but if you would like to volunteer to assistant coach please mark your registration form.
November 13 - February 5
Note: Evaluations will be held on November 13 from 5:30 -7:30 PM. Game times are subject to change. On select weeks, a few teams may play 7:30 - 8:30 PM.
SOCCER SKILLS CLINIC 101
Players are introduced to the fundamentals of soccer tactics such as passing the ball, offensive moves, defensive moves and keeping the ball and taking the ball away from the opposing team. Players learn to score and prevent goals. Physical endurance and fitness are emphasized while touching the ball. At this age the focus starts to change from simple games to organized, tactical, and competitive games. Boys and Girls (Ages 6-9). Register Online
SOCCER SKILLS CLINIC 201
Participants engage in an up tempo game-like atmosphere where they develop team play and advanced footwork. Games will be held at the end of every class with a focus on control, possession, and spacing. Players will be introduced to advanced fundamentals and skill maneuvers that will help enhance their overall game. Boys and Girls (Ages 9-13). Register Online
BASEBALL ACADEMY (Ages 6-12)
BASEBALL SKILLS CLINIC
Players work on technique and enhancing form in this comprehensive skills clinic geared to get you ready for the spring baseball season. Players work on throwing mechanics, batting stance, bat positioning and speed, base running, fielding and pitching. Players should bring their own gloves, and be ready for a fun, fast paced learning environment. Boys and Girls (Ages 6-12). Register Online
MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A WAIVER IN ORDER TO BE REGISETERED IN ANY CLASS. WAIVERS ARE AVAILABLE DURING ONLINE REGISTRATION OR VIA PDF FROM THE WCF WEBSITE. ALL CLASS TIMES AND HOURS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO REFUNDS. NO MAKE-UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS OFFERED FOR MISSED CLASSES. AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE EQUAL TO 10% OF THE CLASS FEE WILL BE CHARGED FOR ALL CANCELLATONS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION. REGISTRATION FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED WCSA KIDS STARTS IMMEDIATELY. OPEN REGISTRATION FOR FALL CLASSES STARTS AUGUST 10.
Trial classes are available by appointment only at no cost and subject to availability. For more information click here .