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YOUTH ATHLETICS

Taekwon-Do  

 6 years+ (including teenagers and adults!)
Taekwon-Do is another form of martial arts. The benefits of Taekwon-Do include character building, confidence, self-esteem, discipline, focus, perseverance, physical fitness, improved balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility.
The instructor for this program is Barry Weisberg, who has over 30 years of experience in Taekwon-Do.
Classes will take place at the Medinah Park District on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Days: Mon/Wed
Dates: Sep 9 – Oct 28
Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm
Code: 44560AA

Fee: $47 R / $57 NR

$10 for each additional family member
*Uniforms are required and can be purchased on the first day of class for $45
*Adult uniforms are also required and can be purchased on the first day of class for $65

Location: Medinah Park District, 22W130 Thorndale Ave
Instructor: Barry Weisberg 

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Kids Martial Arts

6 – 12 years
Instructed by Martial Arts USA of Wood Dale, this is a terrific program for kids to get physically fit, learn practical self-defense, and develop characteristics such as discipline, respect, and confidence.

Session 1:
Day: Wed
Date: Oct 7 – Nov 4
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Code: 44245AB

Fee: $60 R / $70 NR
*Uniforms are not required but can be purchased through the instructor for an additional $40.

Instructor: Martial Arts USA of Wood Dale
Location: Recreation Complex 

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Little Hoops *Modified Format*

4 – 6 years
Does your little one love basketball? This instructional program is perfect for him or her! Participants will learn fundamental skills, basic techniques, and improvement of motor skills required for the game of basketball. Players will use junior-sized basketballs and eight-foot-tall hoops to build confidence. This program has been modified from its original format to comply with youth sports guidelines. Teams will NOT play games against other park district teams. Participants will practice and scrimmage within their team. The first three weeks will be practice only and the remaining weeks will include 30 minutes of practice and 30 minutes of intra-team scrimmage games. Volunteer coaches are needed for this program to run.
If you are interested in being a volunteer coach, please indicate on your registration or reach out to Brittany at [email protected]

Program and Registration Information:
• Registration Code: 44022AA
• Registration deadline: Oct 16
• This program takes place on Wednesdays, Oct 21 – Dec 16 • Reversible pinnies will be provided for use during practice
• One adult per child is allowed in the gym

Fee: $50 R / $60 NR
Location: Recreation Complex 

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Team A Baton and Poms

6 years+
Baton and Poms skills will be reinforced, and new skills will be taught to challenge participants. Participants will be involved in competitions along with an annual recital held in April of 2021.
No class Nov 26.

Day: Thu
Dates: Oct 8 – Dec 17
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Code: 44234AA

Fee: $135 R / $145 NR
Location: Recreation Complex 

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Wood Dale Stars Baton
and Pom Pon Team

6 – 19 years
Wood Dale Stars is a baton and pom pon team that promotes self-confidence and responsibility in its members. In addition to practice, the Stars participate in several competitions both locally and out-of-state, parades, and the annual recital. The instructor’s approval is required to register. The Stars have won many awards including seven national titles.
No class Nov 26.

Day: Thu
Date: Oct 8 – July 15
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Code: 44056AC
Fee: $582 R / $592 NR total or
$194 R / $197 NR x three payments
First payment due at registration
Second payment due Jan 15
Third payment due April 15 

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Private Baton Lessons

6 – 19 years 
Fine-tune your twirling skills by attending a private lesson. Students participating in private lessons will have the opportunity to work on routines and enhance their skills through individual attention from the instructor.
Students should contact instructor Mary Hinchley to schedule 30-minute weekly lessons.
No lessons Nov 26.

Thu, Oct 8 – Dec 17
Privates are held between 5:00 – 6:00 pm and 8:00 – 8:30 pm Advanced Private Lesson Fee: $21 per lesson
($210 for 10 lessons)

Beginner Private Lesson Fee: $15 per lesson ($150 for 10 lessons)

Location: Recreation Complex 

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WIBA Season postponed

Due to the new COVID-19 policies and procedures within the Youth Sports Guidelines, the start of the WIBA season is postponed. The Wood Dale and Itasca Park Districts will continue to review guidelines and information from the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois High School Association.  

 

WIBA Prep Camp

Ages 7 – 14 years
Dribbling, passing, shooting, defense, and ball handling will be taught in this week-long camp. The teamwork portion will include team offense, defense, and out-of-bounds plays. The individual skills portion will cover ball handling, dribbling, lay-ups, shooting, free throws, defensive slide, one-on-one, and three-on-three scrimmages.

Days: Mon – Fri
Dates: Oct 19 – 23
Time: 4:00 – 6:00pm
Code: 44312AA
Fee: $65 R / $75 NR 

Location: Itasca Park District

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Gymnastics

The Wood Dale Park District has partnered with Gym Stars ETC Club to bring quality and safe gymnastics to your son or daughter. The Gym Stars ETC mission is to encourage, teach, and care for every individual.
All classes take place at the Gym Stars ETC Club gym located at 905 W. Irving Park Road in Itasca. 

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