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: 03/01/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Midwest Fencing Academy
  • Ages: 7 - 127

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: 03/01/17
  • Instructor: Ross, Christine
  • Ages: 5 - 8

This relaxed class is designed to expose your child to yoga for the first time. Using traditional hatha yoga poses they will be given the tools necessary to build self-esteem, reduce stress, improve flexibility, increase focus, and regulate their emotions. Join Chris for some ?Kidding Around Yoga? fun. Class includes imaginative stories, music, free dance movement, props, and art project. Please dress comfortably, bring your own yoga mat (or one will be provided), and your smile! Christine has her B.A. in Music/Vocal performance and has been practicing Yoga and Meditation since 1974. She holds a kids yoga teacher certification through ?Kidding Around Yoga? and has 29 years of teaching, pre-K, and performance artist experience.


  • Next Program Starts: 03/27/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 4 - 7

Join us for our annual Spring Break Camp where kids participate in a stimulating and competitive environment. Focus will be on helping the kids with teamwork and fundamentals while playing a variety of sports throughout the week. Prizes and awards will be given out daily, and participants will be rewarded for effort and sportsmanship. Campers are encouraged to bring a snack and water bottle.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 4 - 6

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.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • 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: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Little Legends Soccer Academy
  • Ages: 2 - 2

Little Legends Soccer Academy presents its newest program in town: Born To Kick. It is a unique program designed to meet a child's mental and physical development needs. Soccer is used as a vehicle to emphasize/introduce visual learning at a young age. The program is offered to toddlers from 24 months to 35 months old. Parental participation is mandatory and very important for the outcome of this program. Born To Kick creates the opportunity for children to experience body awareness, increase their vocabulary, learn about numbers, shapes, forms, textures, colors and explore their surroundings in a safe environment.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Little Legends Soccer Academy
  • Ages: 3 - 3

This youth soccer program from Little Legends Soccer Academy is especially for children aged 3 years old with no soccer playing experience who want to learn week by week. This micro program introduces new skills and techniques that are designed for the younger child. This program features visual learning and fundamentals of soccer like passing, receiving, playing small-sided games and developing vital motor skills. Toddlers have very active brains and their motor functions are developing quickly. This is why this program is so very important to the growth and development of a toddler.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Betts, Nicole
  • Ages: 14 - 127

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: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Betts, Nicole
  • Ages: 14 - 127

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: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Kogen, Steve
  • 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: 04/03/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 3 - 5

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: 04/04/17
  • Instructor: Health, Hoops4
  • Ages: 4 - 7

Our basketball clinic will help the beginner and advanced basketball player. Each week will cater to a different fundamental basketball skill. These skills include Shooting, Dribbling, Passing, Rebounding, and Defense. We will also teach proper teamwork and sportsmanship which is vital to becoming a strong basketball player. Our professional staff has worked with kids of all ages and skill levels. We take great pride in personal attention and hands on teaching. There will be many fun games and prizes throughout the clinic. We will also develop how to play in 5 on 5 games while using proper spacing and teamwork. We will also teach the rules of the game. Our goal is that each player comes out with a better understanding of how to play basketball and develop the fundamental basketball skills necessary to excel at the game.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/04/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 3 - 6

This interactive program is designed to help integrate Pre-K and half day Kindergartners to the experience of a full day of school. The program will consist of physical activity, story time geared around sports stories, a small snack and nap time, tumbling and gymnastics, as well as lessons about the body and nutrition. The program is tailored for kids to socialize in an athletic setting focused on teamwork and fun. Participants enrolled in the afternoon program at Winnetka Community Nursery School will be provided a chaperoned escort by the coaches to their classes once Sports School ends. Come ready to play and learn in this one-of-a-kind class!


  • Next Program Starts: 04/04/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 3 - 5

Designed to socialize children to a full day of kindergarten, the 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: 04/04/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 3 - 5

Extend your child's day with a fun filled enrichment class focused on introducing your child to the wonderful world of sports! Kids will play interactive games that will enhance motor skills, social skills, and develop self esteem as they learn the fundamental techniques of all the sports. The class also has the added benefit of getting your child ready for the rigors of Full Day kindergarten. Different sports will be played on different days for participants registering for multiple enrichment programs! Nursery School pick up is available for participants taking enrichment programs next door! No need to get them, we?ll take care of the transportation.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 2 - 3

Young children develop motor skills while having fun running and kicking just like the big kids! Parents and tots work together in this class to learn the basics of soccer. Dribbling, passing, shooting and kicking will all be emphasized. A variety of activities designed around the game of soccer will be played each week.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Oriental Arts Training Center
  • Ages: 4 - 5

Taekwondo is a 2000 year old martial art offering a variety of benefits for people of all ages and physical abilities. Students have the opportunity to improve concentration and self esteem, achieve lifelong physical fitness and learn self-defense skills. Classes are taught under the direction of G. Master Ki Hong Kim (Ninth Dan Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters). A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class. Belt testing is offered through the KH Kim Taekwondo at an additional fee and is held twice a year. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gear. Little Dragons Taekwondo This introductory class is designed to captivate the interest of our youngest students. Skills are developed through gentle instruction and appropriate games for their ability. This class focuses on developing balance, coordination and respect for the discipline of martial arts training. Orange Belt and up


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Oriental Arts Training Center
  • Ages: 6 - 7

Taekwondo is a 2000 year old martial art offering a variety of benefits for people of all ages and physical abilities. Students have the opportunity to improve concentration and self esteem, achieve lifelong physical fitness and learn self-defense skills. Classes are taught under the direction of G. Master Ki Hong Kim (Ninth Dan Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters). A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class. Belt testing is offered through the KH Kim Taekwondo at an additional fee and is held twice a year. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gear. Designed especially for younger children, this program helps kids develop conditioning, coordination, listening skill and self-confidence through creative activities.Purple Belt and up


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Oriental Arts Training Center
  • Ages: 8 - 13

Taekwondo is a 2000 year old martial art offering a variety of benefits for people of all ages and physical abilities. Students have the opportunity to improve concentration and self esteem, achieve lifelong physical fitness and learn self-defense skills. Classes are taught under the direction of G. Master Ki Hong Kim (Ninth Dan Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters). A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class. Belt testing is offered through the KH Kim Taekwondo at an additional fee and is held twice a year. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gear. This program includes a balanced cardiovascular workout including punching, kicking and blocking skills. Participants will improve coordination, power of concentration, balance and both physical and mental discipline. Purple Belt and up


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Oriental Arts Training Center
  • Ages: 7 - 127

Taekwondo is a 2000 year old martial art offering a variety of benefits for people of all ages and physical abilities. Students have the opportunity to improve concentration and self esteem, achieve lifelong physical fitness and learn self-defense skills. Classes are taught under the direction of G. Master Ki Hong Kim (Ninth Dan Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters). A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class. Belt testing is offered through the KH Kim Taekwondo at an additional fee and is held twice a year. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gear. This class provides families with a fun opportunity to spend time together while improving physical and mental conditioning through cardiovascular drills, calisthenics and traditional Taekwondo techniques including punching, kicking and blocking. Fee includes instruction for one parent and one child. All Belts


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Oriental Arts Training Center
  • Ages: 14 - 127

Taekwondo is a 2000 year old martial art offering a variety of benefits for people of all ages and physical abilities. Students have the opportunity to improve concentration and self esteem, achieve lifelong physical fitness and learn self-defense skills. Classes are taught under the direction of G. Master Ki Hong Kim (Ninth Dan Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters). A $45 uniform fee is required at the first class. Belt testing is offered through the KH Kim Taekwondo at an additional fee and is held twice a year. All colored belt students are required to have complete sparring gear. Restricted to high school students and older, this program concentrates on Taekwondo techniques through the study of forms, stances and the skills of punching, kicking and blocking. All Belts


  • Next Program Starts: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • 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: 04/05/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • 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: 04/06/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • 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.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/06/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • 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: 04/06/17
  • Instructor: Chrzanowski, Frank
  • Ages: 4 - 6

Participants are carefully initiated into this karate which focuses on alertness of mind, self-control and mental strategies to meet life challenges. Traditional Karate is a martial art which emphasizes the principles and applications of a weaponless self-defense through the use of total body dynamics and mental discipline. Students will constantly strive for technical excellence and enhancement of ones character. The following items are optional and will incur additional costs: uniforms, belt tests and tournaments. Belt Ranking System: There are 11 belt levels (kyu) before first-degree black belt (shodan). A new student is assigned the white belt rank (eleventh kyu). Students must fulfill certain requirements under normal practice conditions and in a test environment to secure progressive promotions up to and including the black belt (dan) levels. When a student has acquired a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Karate, he or she can be promoted to the rank of first-degree black belt. Pee Wee Karate Students learn how to control their energy levels and concentration through study of fundamental Karate principles. Participants will learn how to follow instructions and exercise self control in a fun and exciting environment.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/06/17
  • Instructor: Chrzanowski, Frank
  • Ages: 7 - 12

Participants are carefully initiated into this karate which focuses on alertness of mind, self-control and mental strategies to meet life challenges. Traditional Karate is a martial art which emphasizes the principles and applications of a weaponless self-defense through the use of total body dynamics and mental discipline. Students will constantly strive for technical excellence and enhancement of ones character. The following items are optional and will incur additional costs: uniforms, belt tests and tournaments. Belt Ranking System: There are 11 belt levels (kyu) before first-degree black belt (shodan). A new student is assigned the white belt rank (eleventh kyu). Students must fulfill certain requirements under normal practice conditions and in a test environment to secure progressive promotions up to and including the black belt (dan) levels. When a student has acquired a strong foundation in the fundamentals of Karate, he or she can be promoted to the rank of first-degree black belt. This class will introduce students with little or no karate experience to the traditional martial art of Karate.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/07/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • Ages: 4 - 6

The JSA's Premier level is the top level of classes for your young soccer star. In this class, players develop a close familiarity with the ball and learn the importance of always having it under control. By the end of class your child will learn about landing on their shooting foot, precision shots vs. power shots, trapping the ball in the air and field awareness.


  • Next Program Starts: 04/07/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • 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: 04/07/17
  • Instructor: Staff, Hot Shots Sports
  • 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: 04/07/17
  • Instructor: Staff, 3Point Athletics
  • 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. 3Point's engaging staff will emphasize activities that help develop basic motor skills, hand-eye coordination and following directions. Each participant will receive a Little Hoopers shirt.



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