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Athletics

 

Tot Athletics


Age: Rug Rats Classes Ages 3-5
Adult & Child Classes Ages 2-5 W/ adult
(Ages may vary based on class)
When does this program run? Ongoing with classes offered Mon-Sat
When is registration?  Ongoing please check program guide for dates and time  
When does registration end? 3 business days before programs scheduled to meet min required for class.  Classes that run will accept registration until class fills
General Info: classes designed to teach children basic skills of various sports as well as coordination, listening skills, socialization.  Classes are taught by trained staff from Sports Kids Inc.

Classes offered include
Mini Movers
Rug Rats Variety 
Rug Rats Soccer
Rug Rats floor hockey
Rug Rats Tee Ball
Tiny Tot Soccer N’ Tee Ball
Rug Rats Football
Adult & Child Variety Sports
Adult & Child Soccer
Adult & Child Tee Ball

Youth Athletics

 

Co-Ed Basketball Leagues

Age: 5-8 years, Kindergarten-3rd Grade
Runs December - February, Mondays & Fridays, practices begin in December, games begin in January.
Registration begins in August during the Fall program registration dates.
Registration deadline is early November. A $10.00 late charge applies after the deadline if space available.

This program offers instruction, as well as competitive basketball for boys and girls. Team play and sportsmanship will be stressed. Age divisions are as of September 1. Volunteer coaches are needed! We offer the National Youth Sports Coaches Association certification classes free of charge to our volunteer coaches.

George Shimko Basketball School

Age: 5-16 years
Runs 4 sessions year round, days depending on class and season
Registration is during the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer registration dates

George Shimko and his GSBS staff have been offering a variety of quality youth basketball programs at the Oak Lawn Park District Community Pavilion since 1994. The philosophy of these programs is Good Students Make Better Athletes! GSBS Basketball has instructed more than 75,000 young players.  Each player will develop their individual as well as their team skills in a positive and enriching environment. All players are separated into groups by age & skill level. Visit the GSBS website at www.gsbsbasketball.com or www.olparks.com for specific program details.

Outdoor Little Kickers Soccer League

Age: 4-5 years
Runs August - early October, games on Saturdays, practices scheduled by coach.
Registration begins in May during the Summer program registration dates.
Registration deadline is early July. A $10.00 late charge applies after the deadline if space available.

This introductory soccer league is a shortened version of our youth soccer program and is designed to help transition children into team play. Small sided, non-competitive games will be played. This league will be run in a low key environment and coaches will be more hands on during games. Age divisions are as of August 1. Volunteer coaches are needed! We offer the National Youth Sports Coaches Association certification classes free of charge to our volunteer coaches. Practice varies in time and day and begins by mid-August.

Outdoor Youth Soccer Leagues

Age: 6-9 years
Runs August - October, games on Saturdays & a couple Wednesdays, practices scheduled by coach.
Registration begins in May during the Summer program registration dates.
Registration deadline is early July. A $10.00 late charge applies after the deadline if space available.

This program offers instruction, as well as competitive soccer for boys and girls. Team play and sportsmanship will be stressed. Age divisions are as of August 1. Volunteer coaches are needed! We offer the National Youth Sports Coaches Association certification classes free of charge to our volunteer coaches. Practice varies in time and day and begins by mid-August.

Outdoor Travel Soccer 

What is the age range?. 10-11 years old (Junior Division) & 12-13 years old (Senior Division) boys & girls. Age dependent upon August of current year
When does this program run? Mid August through October, weather permitting
When is registration? Registrations begins in May during Summer program registration dates. Late registration may be accepted with a late fee after the registration deadline.
When does registration end?  Registration will before the first game. 
General Info: Teams are formed by a draft process and be entered into the South Suburban Soccer League. Practices and game times will vary. Teams will travel to local park districts for games. 

Indoor Little Kickers Soccer 

What is the age range? 4-5 years, boys & girls. Age dependent upon September of current year.
When does this program run? Mid December through March on Saturdays.
When is registration? Registrations begins in July during Fall program registration dates. Late registration may be accepted with a late fee after the registration deadline.
When does registration end?  Registration will end before the first game. 
General Info: Teams are formed by a draft process. Teams will get 3 practices and 6 games during the season. All participants will receive a shirt and trophy. Practice and game times will vary from week to week. 

Indoor Youth Soccer 

What is the age range? 6 – 7 year olds, 8 – 9 year olds, 10 – 11 year olds, & 12 – 13 year olds, boys & girls. Age dependent upon September of current year.
When does this program run? Mid December through March on Saturdays (6 – 7 year olds & 8-9 year olds) and Sunday (10 – 11 year olds & 12 – 13 year olds).
When is registration? Registrations begin in July during Fall program registration dates. Late registration may be accepted with a late fee after the registration deadline.
When does registration end?  Registration will end before the first game. 
General Info: Teams are formed by a draft process. Teams will get 3 practices and 8-10 games during the season. All participants will receive a shirt and a trophy. Practice and game times will vary from week to week. 

Indoor High School Soccer 

What is the age range? High School students with current year school id.
When does this program run? Mid November through late February on Wednesday (Girls High School Soccer) & Thursday (Boys High School Soccer).
When is registration? Registrations begin in July during Fall program registration dates
When does registration end?  Registration will end before the first game. 
General Info:  Registration is based upon teams, not individual registration. Many local high school put teams together for the league. 

Fall Intramurals 

What is the age range? 4th & 5th Grades & Junior High, (Girls Basketball & Boys Volleyball) 
When does this program run? Late September to December
When is registration? Registrations begin in May during Summer program registration dates
When does registration end?  Registration will end before the first game. Late registration may be accepted with a late fee after the registration deadline.

General Info:
  Registration is based upon school that child attends. Schools may be combined within the same district dependent upon numbers.  Practices and games are held in the schools. All participants will receive a shirt and a trophy. Practice and game times will vary from week to week. 

Winter Intramurals 

What is the age range? 4th & 5th Grades & Junior High, (Girls Volleyball & Boys Basketball)
When does this program run? January to March
When is registration? Registrations begin in July during Fall program registration datesWhen does registration end?  Registration will end before the first game. Late registration may be accepted with a late fee after the registration deadline.

General Info:  Registration is based upon school that child attends. Schools may be combined within the same district dependent upon numbers.  Practices and games are held in the schools. All participants will receive a shirt and a trophy. Practice and game times will vary from week to week. 

Intramural Dodgeball

What is the age range? 2nd & 3rd grade, 4th & 5th grade & Junior High, (Girls Basketball & Boys Volleyball) 
When does this program run? October to December 
When is registration? Registrations begin in July during Fall program registration dates
When does registration end?  Registration will end before the first game. Late registration may be accepted with a late fee after the registration deadline.

General Info:
  2nd & 3rd grade will be a school yard pick where players will rotate teams each week. 4th & 5th grade and junior high league maybe combined dependent upon numbers.  Games are held in a D123 school. All participants will receive a shirt and a trophy. Game times will vary from week to week. 

Youth Volleyball Skills & Drills

What is the age range? 6 – 10 years old (Level 1) & 10 – 14 years old (Level 2), boys & girls
When does this program run? Ongoing, 8 weeks with 1 week in between session 
When is registration? Registration is ongoing
When does registration end?  Registration is ongoing

General Info:
  Volleyball program will stress bumping, setting, serving, jumping, rotating, and proper footwork for each skill. 

Youth Archery

What is the age range? 7 – 14 years old, boys & girls
When does this program run? Late April through end of May
When is registration? Registrations begin in February during Spring program registration dates
When does registration end?  Registration ends 1 week prior to classes, late registrations will be accepted

General Info:
  Participants will learn the fundamentals of shooting in a safe manner. Technique and games will be part of the class. All equipment is provided. 

Family Archery

What is the age range? 6 years old and up with parent,  boys & girls
When does this program run? Late April through end of May
When is registration? Registrations begin in February during Spring program registration dates
When does registration end?  Registration ends 1 week prior to classes, late registrations will be accepted

General Info:
  Participants will learn the fundamentals of shooting in a safe manner. Technique and games will be part of the class. All equipment is provided. The fee includes 1 child and 1 adult. 

Youth Track, Field, & Fitness 

What is the age range? 6 – 10 years old, boys & girls
When does this program run? Late March through May
When is registration? Registrations begin in February during  Spring program registration dates
When does registration end?  Registration ends 1 week prior to classes, late registrations will be accepted

General Info:
  Participants will learn the jumping, running, and throwing skills involved in the sport of track and field. At the last day of the class, there will be a track and field meet. 

EVP Volleyball

What is the age range? 6 – 10 years old, boys & girls
When does this program run? April through September
When is registration? Registrations begin in February during Spring program registration dates
When does registration end?  Registration ends 1 week prior to classes, late registrations will be accepted

General Info:
  Classes will be held either on a grass volleyball court or sand volleyball court, dependent upon session. Instructors organize short games at the end of each class. 

Adult Athletics

 

Summer Softball

What is the age range? 18 & older
When does this program run? Typically early May through late July, weather permitting. 
When is registration?  Registration begins in February during Spring program registration dates.  
When does registration end?  Registration ends the Sunday before leagues begin.  Late registration may be accepted with a late fee if there is still space in the league. 

General Info:
We offer Co-Ed 16”, Men’s 16” and Men’s 12” Softball Leagues.  Teams will get 10 games per season, mostly single headers with some double headers.  The top 4-5 teams in each division will make the playoffs depending on the number of teams.  Payouts will be awarded to first and second place teams in the Regular Season and the Playoffs.  We follow NSA rules.      

Fall Softball

What is the age range? 18 & older
When does this program run? Typically late August through October, weather permitting. 
When is registration?  Registration begins in May during Summer program registration dates.  
When does registration end?  Registration ends the Sunday before leagues begin.  Late registration may be accepted with a late fee if there is still space in the league. 

General Info:
We offer Co-Ed 16”, Men’s 16” and Men’s 12” Softball Leagues.  Teams will get 8 games per season, mostly double headers with some single headers.  The top 4-5 teams in each division will make the playoffs depending on the number of teams.  Payouts will be awarded to first and second place teams in the Regular Season and the Playoffs.  We follow NSA rules.      

Co-Rec Volleyball

What is the age range? 18 & older
When does this program run? Year round. Seasons include Winter (January – March), Spring (April – June), Summer (July – September), and Winter (October – December) 
When is registration?  Registration is ongoing and dependent on season registration dates (Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall)
When does registration end?  Registration ends the Sunday before leagues begin.  Late registration may be accepted with a late fee if there is still space in the league. 

General Info: We offer competitive and recreational leagues.  The leagues may be combined if necessary. Teams will get 10 games per season, mostly single games with some double headers if necessary.  The top 4-5 teams in each division will make the playoffs depending on the number of teams.  Payouts will be awarded to first and second place teams in the Regular Season and the Playoffs.  

Women’s Volleyball

What is the age range? 18 & older
When does this program run? Year round. Season include Winter (January – March) Spring, (April – June), Summer (July – September), and Winter (October – December) 
When is registration?  Registration is ongoing and dependent on season registration dates (Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall)
When does registration end?  Registration ends the Sunday before leagues begin.  Late registration may be accepted with a late fee if there is still space in the league. 

General Info:
We offer competitive and recreational leagues.  The leagues may be combined if necessary. Teams will get 10 games per season, mostly single games with some double headers if necessary.  The top 4-5 teams in each division will make the playoffs depending on the number of teams.  Payouts will be awarded to first and second place teams in the Regular Season and the Playoffs. 

Sand Volleyball

What is the age range? 18 & older
When does this program run? Typically early June through late August, weather permitting
When is registration?  Registrations begins in February during Spring program registration dates.
When does registration end?  Registration ends the Sunday before leagues begin.  Late registration may be accepted with a late fee if there is still space in the league. 

General Info: We offer competitive and recreational leagues.  The leagues may be combined if necessary. Teams will get 10 games per season, mostly single games with some double headers if necessary.  The top 4-5 teams in each division will make the playoffs depending on the number of teams.  Payouts will be awarded to first and second place teams in the Regular Season and the Playoffs. 

Men’s Basketball

What is the age range? 18 & older
When does this program run? Year round. Season include Winter (January – March) Spring, (April – June), Summer (July – September), and Fall (October – December) 
When is registration?  Registration is ongoing and dependent on season (Winter, Spring, Summer, & Fall)
When does registration end?  Registration ends the Sunday before leagues begin.  Late registration may be accepted with a late fee if there is still space in the league. 

General Info: We offer competitive and recreational leagues.  The leagues may be combined if necessary. Teams will get 10 games per season, mostly single games with some double headers if necessary.  The top 4-5 teams in each division will make the playoffs depending on the number of teams.  Payouts will be awarded to first and second place teams in the Regular Season and the Playoffs.  

Adult Kickball 

What is the age range? 18 & older, Co-Rec league
When does this program run? Typically May through July, weather permitting
When is registration? Registration begins in February during Spring program registration dates. 
When does registration end?  Registration ends the Sunday before leagues begin.  Late registration may be accepted with a late fee if there is still space in the league. 

General Info:
Teams will get 10 games per season, mostly single games with some double headers.  The top 4-5 teams in each division will make the playoffs depending on the number of teams.  Payouts will be awarded to first and second place teams in the Regular Season and the Playoffs.  

Adult Ball Hockey 

What is the age range? 18 & older
When does this program run? Season include Winter (January – March), and Fall (October – December) 
When is registration?  Registration is ongoing and dependent on season (Fall, & Winter)
When does registration end?  Registration ends the week before leagues begin.  Late registration may be accepted with a late fee if there is still space in the league. 

General Info:
Teams will get 10 games per season, mostly single games with some double headers if necessary.  The top 4-5 teams in each division will make the playoffs depending on the number of teams.  Payouts will be awarded to first and second place teams in the Regular Season and the Playoffs.  

Adult Pickleball 

What is the age range? 18 & older
When does this program run? March through May
When is registration? Registrations begin in February during Spring program registration dates. 
When does registration end?  Registration ends the Monday before classes start 

General Info:
Classes offered for both beginner and advanced beginner pickleball players. All equipment is provided. Classes are 5 weeks.


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