This program is designed for young players who want to learn hockey techniques without stepping on the ice. FLYER(PDF)
Jr. NBA Basketball
We are now a proud member of the Jr. NBA! All boys and girls in grades K-5 can sign up for our Jr. NBA Basketball League. This league will teach fundamentals skills as well as the core values of the game to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience. Flyer (PDF)
Basketball Skills This 4-week, co-ed basketball program is focused on developing all the necessary skills to advance your youngster’s game! Flyer (PDF)
Biddy Basketball is for boys and girls in kindergarten through first grade. This is an instructional program that focuses on introducing participants to the game of basketball by teaching basic fundamentals through the use of fun games and activities. Participants meet twice a week during the fall to practice and will have the chance to show off what they have learned on game days, which will be held on the last two Saturdays of the program. Flyer (PDF)
Interested in learning to play chess? Do you play chess and want to improve your skills? All skill levels are welcomed! Experienced local chess coaches will be instructors.
Cobra (Children Outside Being Really Active)- Offered In Summer
COBRA (Children Outside Being Really Active) is a summer program for boys and girls who are entering second and sixth grades. COBRA introduces new games, teaches sportsmanship / teamwork and provides great exercise and fun. Some of the activities include; soccer, basketball, wiffle ball, tennis, kick ball, capture the flag, summer Olympics and disc golf. This program meets two and a half hours, twice a week. It is offered in two separate four-week sessions.
This class is an introduction to the Art of Olympic Sport of Fencing, designed for KIDS ages 8 – 14. Young fencers will learn how to move, defend, and attack using a practice safety sword - in the Classical French style. Kids in this class will be learning correct fencing form, developing appropriate fencing skills and cultivating courtesy and respect for others, as well as learning about the historical origins of this exciting sport. Great for developing physical agility and mental focus, fencing is also FUN! Fencing develops better eye-hand coordination, physical agility, grace, and balance, while promoting cardiovascular fitness and increased confidence and self-esteem. Classes are held at Prairieland Elementary School. Flyer(PDF)
Gymnastics / Tumbling
There are two, four-week gymnastics sessions during the summer as well as a tumbling program. The gymnastics program is taught by college students who have personal gymnastics experience. The classes are in the morning and participants meet twice a week. Grade requirements are entering kindergarten through sixth grade. The tumbling program is also offered during the summer. This program is for ages three to five years and meets on Saturday mornings for eight weeks. The tumbling program also has a fall and winter eight week session. .
Intro to Karate
This class teaches a variety of martial arts concepts, self-defense techniques and skills. Participants will learn stances, focus, awareness, breath, body movement, balance, timing and yes - how to punch, block and kick. .
Jr. High Boys Basketball
Looking to stay active this winter? Join our Jr.High Basketball program! Each night will involve pick-up games along with various skill contests designed to improve fundamentals. Each participant receives a reversible jersey. Flyer (PDF)
Boys and girls age 3 can participate in a co-ed soccer program. Participants will play age appropriate soccer games, activities, and drills on Saturday morning. Flyer (PDF).
Junior Pee Wee Soccer- Offered In Spring and Fall
Boys and girls, ages 5-15 will be instructed in beginning fundamental skills of lacrosse including catching and throwing, ground balls, shuttle drills and lacrosse terminology, positions and rules as well as game play. Class will include the use of proper lacrosse equipment, supplied by the Town of Normal Parks and Rec department, but feel free to use your own! As participant’s progress with the growth of the game, knowledge of rules and skills developed, Lacrosse 101 will also feature scrimmages and opportunity to advance to higher level camps. Practices are held at the practice field at Pine and Beech in One Normal Plaza. View the .
Learn To RideParticipants will learn to groom the horse, put on a saddle and bridle, ride for 45 minutes and then take off saddle/bridle and properly put the horse away. FLYER (PDF)
Little Iron WrestlingThis program is designed to teach the fundamental skills of wrestling.
Pee Wee Soccer- Offered In Spring and Fall
Boys and girls ages 4-5 can participate in a co-ed soccer program. Participants will practice one a week for 45 minutes and play a game on Saturday morning. This is a great way to introduce participants to the game of soccer and meet new friends.
Pickleball Come see what the pickleball craze is all about! One of the fastest growing sports, pickleball combines tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Participants will be taught the basic skills of the game and quickly transition to game play. FLYER(PDF)
Pre-Ball is divided into boys baseball and girls softball. This is offered to children ages six and seven. This program features assigned teams, a coach hired for each team, scheduled practices twice a week, and a game on Saturdays. Pre baseball / softball allows players the opportunity to learn and improve their skills through the “team” and “game” concept, yet still emphasizing the two most important reasons for participating, playing and having fun. .
Soccer Skills- Summer- Illinois Fire JuniorsThis class is designed for players 6-12 years of age. You will work on your skills this summer with the Illinois Fire Juniors professional coaching staff. Each class will focus on developing a sound technical base and giving players a good understanding of the individual tactical components of the game. FLYER(PDF)
Soccer Stars is a 5 week program available for boys and girls ages 6-8. Soccer stars will focus on instilling good habits to young soccer players by teaching proper fundamentals. Topics will include striking, passing, dribbling, and much more. Each lesson will conclude with small sided scrimmages. 6-8 year old's will meet for 60 minutes once a week. This program will be taught by Parks and Recreation staff.
T-Ball is for boys and girls ages five and six who either have had a year of Wee Ball or feel they are ready for a program that focuses on the instruction of fundamentals through the use of drills, games and fun activities. Participants practice twice a week and games will be played on Fridays. ).
Pee Wee, Intermediate, & Beginner Tennis- Offered in Summer
Tennis is offered for the beginner, intermediate and advanced player. Participants must be ages 5 to 14 to participate.
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Terrific Tumblers(Age 5) This intermediate tumbling class makes it's return! It is a continuation of Tiny Tumblers, designed to further develop your child's tumbling skills as well as use of the beam and vault. FLYER (PDF)
"To The Max" 2K Obstacle Course Challenge Training
Come and prepare for Town of Normal's 2nd Annual OCR with obstacle course guru Dustin Webb! Participants will receive 4 training sessions and entry to the OCR. FLYER (PDF)
Tri-Shark Kids: Intro to Triathlon
Youth ages 5-12 will be introduced to this fast growing, multi-sport and learn how to combine swimming, cycling and running over four sessions. Rules, safety and coordinating the three disciplines will be the main focus. The program will conclude with a mini-tri the Sunday following the last session. Participants must have the ability to swim 25 yards without stopping (NOTE: bring a bicycle and helmet). FLYER (PDF)
Girls Youth Volleyball League
Volleyball is offered to girls in second through eighth grades. Teams will practice once a week for one hour with games played on Saturdays. Flyer (PDF)
Girls in K through 1st ccan participate in an introductory volleyball program. Participants will meet on Saturday mornings for 6 weeks and learn the basics of this fast growing sport. Each lesson will conclude with a match. Flyer (PDF)
Wee Ball is for boys and girls ages three and four. Participants will be introduced to the sport of baseball through a variety of fun games and activities. A glove is not required to participate. No games are played at this level. Practice is twice a week for eight weeks during the summer. Flyer (PDF).