Sports and Fitness

 

No matter what your sport your child is looking for, Winnetka Community House has it covered. We offer baseball, football, golf, soccer, fencing and more. We also offer our annual classic Winnetka Community House Youth Basketball League!

We’ve got adults covered to! We have great programs like Pilates, Tai Chi and more than a dozen Group Exercise classes. All that on top of our great Fitness Centre!

  • Next Program Starts: 10/11/17
  • Instructor: Midwest Fencing Academy Staff
  • Ages: 7 - 0

The Olympic sport of fencing demands a blend of tactical and strategic thought and a physical execution of those decisions. This has led many to describe the sport as "physical chess." Fencing also teaches balance and discipline and even more than this, it's fun! This class is for those new to fencing or those who would like to work on the basic skills. This class will cover basic rules, etiquette, basic footwork, attacks and defenses. Classes will consist of warm up time, footwork time, group lesson and bouting. All equipment is provided.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/06/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 5

Children are introduced to a variety of sports including soccer, t-ball, basketball, football, kickball and other sports and group games. The goal is to provide the opportunity for each child to develop motor skills and nurture his or her growth socially through teamwork and good sportsmanship. Kids should bring a lunch and come and play.Winnetka Community Nursery School pick-up available!


  • Next Program Starts: 11/06/17
  • Instructor: Hoops4 Health
  • Ages: 1 - 3

Hoops4Health will be offering a unique blend of fundamental drills mixed with a non-competitive and fun atmosphere that will be sure to keep your child excited about learning and participating in their favorite sport. All individual and team skills will be introduced with a stress on dribbling and ball handling. Prepare for the upcoming season by building your confidence with the Hoops4Health staff.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/06/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 4

In this program, kids will participate in multiple sports while getting the opportunity to acclimate to Full Day Kindergarten. Players will develop skills and fundamentals while experiencing game play in an instructional and exciting setting. Enrichment can also serve as an extension to the Hot Shots Sports Lunch and Play Classes on Monday or Friday! Pick up from the neighboring Nursery school is available for those participating in Nursery School Enrichment programs as well. Not part of a school program? No problem! The Enrichment program follows our innovative and fun Total Sports lesson plans so feel free to sign up and get ready to play!


  • Next Program Starts: 11/06/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 4 - 6

A step up from our Pre-K Enrichment program, kids will participate in multiple sports while getting the opportunity to receive the afterschool sports experience. Players will develop skills and fundamentals while experiencing game play in an instructional and exciting setting, while improving upon existing skills and fundamentals. Bus Drop off is available from ALL Winnetka Kindergarten schools on the bus route, and players will be picked up by Coaches in front of the Community House. Not part of the Full Day Kindergarten school program? No problem! The Enrichment program follows our innovative and fun Total Sports lesson plans so feel free to sign up and get ready to play!


  • Next Program Starts: 11/07/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 5

Learn the basic skills of America's most popular sports: Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Hockey and more. Players will learn how to work together and be good teammates, as well as learn discipline and build self-esteem.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/07/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 2 - 3

Striker Tots Soccer is for young players who are looking for the perfect early soccer experience. Our specially designed curriculum uses age appropriate activities and games specifically designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills, and make soccer fun.Trappers:Trappers introduces the fun and excitement of the world?s most popular sport, soccer. This class uses age appropriate games and drills to promote motor skills and familiarity with a soccer ball. Through our fun games and adventure themed activities, players develop skills such as balance, shooting, close ball control, and trapping. The Trappers experience is one that not only instills a love for the game of soccer, but also shows the importance of sports activity to promote a full and healthy life.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/07/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 4

Designed to socialize children to a full day of kindergarten, the Sports School Full Day of Play program provides for pick up from both the bus stop out front and Winnetka Community Nursery school next door, so there's no need to pick up!!! Using our innovative Sports School curriculum, players will learn about traditional sports as well as sports history. Players will review health, fitness and have time for a snack. Each week at least two to three sports will be reviewed.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/07/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 4

The Rookie Dribblers program is designed to progress children through their early basketball experience. Simple skills acquired in the Junior Dribblers are reinforced and other aspects of the game are introduced in a fun and supportive environment.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/08/17
  • Instructor: Steve Kogen
  • Ages: 3 - 5

The little ones have a blast in this active class. We will be playing many types of games, yoga, sports, obstacle courses and much more. Not only do they have a great time, but they will be enhancing their coordination and social skills as well. Join certified youth fitness trainer Coach Steve for a fun filled active experience.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/08/17
  • Instructor: Nicole Betts
  • Ages: 14 - 0

The Pilates Method is a classic method of physical and mental conditioning created over 80 years ago by legendary physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Through exercises that focus on the application of six principles: control, centering, concentration, precis ion, breath and flow, we teach you about the mechanics of movement, allowing you to develop and maintain a healthy and graceful body.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/08/17
  • Instructor: Nicole Betts
  • Ages: 14 - 0

The Pilates Method is a classic method of physical and mental conditioning created over 80 years ago by legendary physical trainer Joseph Pilates. Through exercises that focus on the application of six principles: control, centering, concentration, precis ion, breath and flow, we teach you about the mechanics of movement, allowing you to develop and maintain a healthy and graceful body.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/08/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 7 - 9

This intermediate class will work great for both beginners and those with a solid foundation of gymnastics form and technique. Participants will focus on developing control and balance while learning more advanced concepts on how to control the body during handstands, handsprings, and cartwheels. Kids will be exposed to a general knowledge of all the different events involved in gymnastics, and how each event requires a different skill set.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/08/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 4 - 6

This introductory course will expose participants to the basics of gymnastics, working on balance and how to control their core and form. Participants will learn on how to properly invert themselves and do so in a safe a controlled manner, while also working on basic technique. The will be no specific focus on any one aspect of gymnastics, but a broad study of what it takes to be a gymnast. Join Today!


  • Next Program Starts: 11/09/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 2 - 4

Parents are an integral part 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. Parent participation is required.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/09/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 2 - 3

The Junior Dribblers basketball program is designed to give children an opportunity to begin their basketball playing experience in a fun and supportive environment. During the class, activities are introduced to promote proper balance, equipment, hand eye coordination, following directions and early basketball fundamentals. Parent participation is required.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/09/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 1 - 3

This class introduces children to the basic fundamentals of sports. Participants will work on elements such as balance, kicking, throwing and catching. Adult assistance and participation is required.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/09/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 5

This class is designed to teach players the fundamentals to pickleball. Players learn the rules, parts of the court, grips, strokes and strategy. Each class is designed to promote good sportsmanship and teamwork. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun and play alongside their little ones!


  • Next Program Starts: 11/10/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 6 - 8

This class features three sports: soccer, floor hockey 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.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/10/17
  • Instructor: Hoops4 Health
  • Ages: 4 - 6

These 45 minute clinics are an introduction to basic basketball for the beginner. Classes will provide a comfortable and fun group environment as participants learn the fundamentals of the sport with an emphasis on dribbling and ball handling. Hoops4Health's engaging staff will emphasize activities that help develop basic motor skills, hand-eye coordination and following directions.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/10/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 5

Striker Tots Soccer is for young players who are looking for the perfect early soccer experience. Our specially designed curriculum uses age appropriate activities and games specifically designed to increase balance, body awareness, motor skills, and make soccer fun.Sweepers:Sweepers is the next step in the development for your young soccer player. The focus of the Sweepers classes is FUNdamentals that are crucial for every budding soccer player. Players focus on foot placement while shooting, following through on their shot, manipulating the ball in creative ways, defensive stance, and much more; all while participating in our fun games and adventure themed activities.


  • Next Program Starts: 11/10/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 6

Interested in sports and ceramics but can't make up your mind about what to do this fall? Try both! Spend 45 minutes in our gymnasium playing recreational games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and more. Through teamwork and sportsmanship we offer a nurturing atmosphere for learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports. Next, students visit the ceramics studio for 45 minutes working on creative projects that have sports intertwined. This is a great opportunity to develop both large and small motor skills in a fun environment. Classes begin in the Gymnasium and end in the Ceramics Studio (LL1).


  • Next Program Starts: 11/10/17
  • Instructor: Hot Shots Sports Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 6

Interested in sports and ceramics but can't make up your mind about what to do this fall? Try both! Spend 45 minutes in our gymnasium playing recreational games such as soccer, basketball, kickball and more. Through teamwork and sportsmanship we offer a nurturing atmosphere for learning the fundamentals of a variety of sports. Next, students visit the ceramics studio for 45 minutes working on creative projects that have sports intertwined. This is a great opportunity to develop both large and small motor skills in a fun environment. Classes begin in the Ceramics Studio (LL1) and end in the Gymnasium.


  • Next Program Starts: 01/08/18
  • Instructor: Winnetka Community House Staff
  • Ages: 1 - 1

If you have a first through third grade boy or girl interested in playing basketball against other area players without the hassle of traveling to a different location for every game, this program is for them. Participants will learn fundamental skills through weekly practice and games. Adult volunteers coach all teams. First grade games will have youth size basketballs and eight foot basketball rims. Second grade will have youth size basketballs and 9 foot basketball rims. Third grade games will have youth size basketballs, 9 foot basketball rims, full court play and score will be kept. All games will have staff referees and timekeepers. All participants will receive a team t-shirt and commemorative basketball.1. Teams will be established according to school (Crow Island, Greeley, Hubbard Woods, Sacred Heart, Faith Hope, North Shore Country Day and more), there will be no evaluation. When filling out your registration form please remember to insert your child/children's school. Otherwise placement on a particular school team cannot be guaranteed. If there are more than 10 children from a school, multiple teams will be formed. If there are too few children from any one school, children will be placed on a team according to village of residence. Due to the number of children in this program requests will not be taken2. Each team will have a one hour practice during the week. Time, assigned at a later date, will be between Monday and Friday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be two weeks of practice before the first game. 3. Games will be held on Saturdays. Time, assigned at a later date, will be sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.4. All team information (roster, practice time, game time, coach, etc.) will be available on or before December 8, 2017, at www.quickscores.com/wch. Interested in coaching? Fill out the form in the brochure or register online at www.quickscores.com/wch.


  • Next Program Starts: 01/08/18
  • Instructor: Winnetka Community House Staff
  • Ages: 2 - 2

If you have a first through third grade boy or girl interested in playing basketball against other area players without the hassle of traveling to a different location for every game, this program is for them. Participants will learn fundamental skills through weekly practice and games. Adult volunteers coach all teams. First grade games will have youth size basketballs and eight foot basketball rims. Second grade will have youth size basketballs and 9 foot basketball rims. Third grade games will have youth size basketballs, 9 foot basketball rims, full court play and score will be kept. All games will have staff referees and timekeepers. All participants will receive a team t-shirt and commemorative basketball.1. Teams will be established according to school (Crow Island, Greeley, Hubbard Woods, Sacred Heart, Faith Hope, North Shore Country Day and more), there will be no evaluation. When filling out your registration form please remember to insert your child/children's school. Otherwise placement on a particular school team cannot be guaranteed. If there are more than 10 children from a school, multiple teams will be formed. If there are too few children from any one school, children will be placed on a team according to village of residence. Due to the number of children in this program requests will not be taken2. Each team will have a one hour practice during the week. Time, assigned at a later date, will be between Monday and Friday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be two weeks of practice before the first game. 3. Games will be held on Saturdays. Time, assigned at a later date, will be sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.4. All team information (roster, practice time, game time, coach, etc.) will be available on or before December 8, 2017, at www.quickscores.com/wch. Interested in coaching? Fill out the form in the brochure or register online at www.quickscores.com/wch.


  • Next Program Starts: 01/08/18
  • Instructor: Winnetka Community House Staff
  • Ages: 3 - 3

If you have a first through third grade boy or girl interested in playing basketball against other area players without the hassle of traveling to a different location for every game, this program is for them. Participants will learn fundamental skills through weekly practice and games. Adult volunteers coach all teams. First grade games will have youth size basketballs and eight foot basketball rims. Second grade will have youth size basketballs and 9 foot basketball rims. Third grade games will have youth size basketballs, 9 foot basketball rims, full court play and score will be kept. All games will have staff referees and timekeepers. All participants will receive a team t-shirt and commemorative basketball.1. Teams will be established according to school (Crow Island, Greeley, Hubbard Woods, Sacred Heart, Faith Hope, North Shore Country Day and more), there will be no evaluation. When filling out your registration form please remember to insert your child/children's school. Otherwise placement on a particular school team cannot be guaranteed. If there are more than 10 children from a school, multiple teams will be formed. If there are too few children from any one school, children will be placed on a team according to village of residence. Due to the number of children in this program requests will not be taken2. Each team will have a one hour practice during the week. Time, assigned at a later date, will be between Monday and Friday, 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be two weeks of practice before the first game. 3. Games will be held on Saturdays. Time, assigned at a later date, will be sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.4. All team information (roster, practice time, game time, coach, etc.) will be available on or before December 8, 2017, at www.quickscores.com/wch. Interested in coaching? Fill out the form in the brochure or register online at www.quickscores.com/wch.



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