Winter 2019-2020 Class Schedule | November 4 – January 25
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Winter 2019-2020 Classes, Camps and Leagues
Windy City Sports Academy
Multi-Sports Academy (Ages 2-10)
Junior Golf Academy (Ages 5-6)
Basketball Academy (Ages 2-13)
Soccer Academy (Ages 4-13)
Elite Training Academy (Ages 8-12)
Football Academy (Ages 4-12)
Camps (Ages 3-13)
Leagues (Ages 5-13)
Class & League Descriptions (separated by age)
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 2-5).
JUNIOR FLAG FOOTBALL
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 2-5).
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 2-5).
JUNIOR SOCCER ACADEMY
Introduce your young athlete to the fun and excitement of soccer. This class uses age appropriate games and drills to promote motor skills and familiarity with a soccer ball. Trappers use fun games to develop balance and mobility; Sweepers will begin to focus on close ball control, basic shooting and trapping skills; and Strikers begin to use team exercises along with one-on-one drills to develop proper shooting mechanics, field awareness and precision shots vs. power shots. No matter what your skill level is, this is a great class to learn the game of soccer and instill a love for the game at an early age. Boys and Girls (Ages 4-5).
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).
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).
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 lunch period and you won’t miss any of the fun games. Bring a lunch and play. Boys and Girls (Ages 3-5).
JUNIOR GOLF ACADEMY (Ages 5-6)
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 5-8).
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).
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).
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 4-8).
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 6-8).
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).
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).
This innovative and interactive sports class puts players through challenging contests both in teams and individual settings. Events include Power Ball, Dodgeball, Maze Games, The Gauntlet, and other incredible unique games. Join us for a challenging class full of fitness that is engineered for every individual regardless of their athletic background while ensuring a safe and stimulating environment. All gear and safety equipment will be provided. Boys and Girls (Ages 7-10).
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).
INDOOR FLOOR HOCKEY CLINIC
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. Games will be played every week. Come out and have some fun!. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-12).
GAME TIME BASKETBALL
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).
Athletes develop current basic skills. Players work on various guard/post techniques to develop proper passing, shooting and dribbling mechanics. Defense instruction includes man to man, denying the ball, help-line and boxing out. Scrimmages are played every week. Boys and Girls (Ages 8-10).
Athletes develop existing skills and achieving personal goals. Classes concentrate on improving dribbling in game situations, passing and shooting techniques. Different defensive strategies are taught including man to man, zone and trapping the ball. Scrimmages are played every week along with specialized instruction. Boys and Girls (Ages 9-12).
GAMETIME FLAG FOOTBALL
Players experience daily scrimmages with active instruction and tips from the coaching staff. Players are encouraged to employ skills used in football such as running pass routes, play calling, defense positioning, the fundamentals of blocking and pass coverage. These skills and others are put to use in a “game time” environment while the players scrimmage each week. Boys and Girls (Ages 7-10).
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 8-12).
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).
REDHAWKS ADVANCED BASKETBALL TRAINING
Players play a variety of full court games from 3-on-3 to 5-on-5, helping them excel at game concepts such as transition, marking up, and fast break offense. Each week, players start with skill and technique development followed by game play. This course is designed to prep athletes for travel basketball. Boys (Ages 8-13).
Elite Futsal/Soccer Clinic, Elite Basketball Clinic, Elite Baseball Clinic
MUST COMPLETE AND SIGN A WAIVER IN ORDER TO BE REGISTERED 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 CANCELLATIONS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SESSION. REGISTRATION FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED WCSA KIDS STARTS IMMEDIATELY. OPEN REGISTRATION FOR ALL PROGRAMS STARTS 3 WEEKS BEFORE CLASSES BEGIN.
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