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Spring/Summer 2011 Boys, Girls, Co-Ed & Adult Programs Inside

Girls

Play Strong Pages 24-27

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Football Page 22

Adult

Leagues Basketball | Page 29 Softball | Pages 29-30 Co-Ed Sand Volleyball | Page 30


Weather Hotline

Call 847.579.4015 for weather updates. 2 Park District of Highland Park | www.pdhp.org

Website

Visit www.pdhp.org for weather condition updates and league information.


Welcome Park Board Elaine Waxman

Ben Kutscheid

Vice President parkladyelaine@sbcglobal.net

Commissioner kutscheidb@yahoo.com

Cal Bernstein

Scott Meyers

Commissioner calpdhp@aol.com

Commissioner scottallanmeyers@gmail.com

David Fairman

Commissioner fairman.pdhp@gmail.com

A few things to remember... • • • •

Program Order (see page 10). Registration Deadlines located under the descriptions. Register before this date to ensure you/your child’s spot in the program. Registrations received after this date will be put on a wait list (see Register Early, Secure Your Spot & Save on page 10 for details). Registration Fee Dates are located next to nearly every league. There are two sets of fees–save money and register for the league that you would like to be in by the first fee date. Online Registration is beginning for athletics spring/summer registration on Wednesday, January 5. See pages 5-7 for details.

Meetings

Public workshop meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month, beginning at 5:00pm and board meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning at 6:00pm at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park. Meeting agendas are posted on our website at www.pdhp. org.

Our Mission

To enrich the quality of community life through a diversity of healthy leisure pursuits and a heightened appreciation of our natural world.

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Park District of Highland Park Administrative Staff

West Ridge Center | 636 Ridge Road | Highland Park, IL 60035 | 847.831.3810 Liza McElroy, Executive Director | lmcelroy@pdhp.org Ted Baker, Director of Parks | tbaker@pdhp.org Doug Coutts, Director of Facilities | dcoutts@pdhp.org Kathy Donahue, Director of Recreation Services | kdonahue@pdhp.org Rick Stumpf, Director of Planning & Projects | rstumpf@pdhp.org

Athletic Office Staff

Athletic Office | West Ridge Center | 636 Ridge Road | Highland Park, IL 60035 Athletic Office Phone | 847.579.3137 Online Registration | http://registration.pdhp.org Registration Fax | 847.831.4040 Brian Romes, Recreation Manager | bromes@pdhp.org | 847.579.3119 Colleen Boilini, Athletic Supervisor | cboilini@pdhp.org | 847.579.3131 Brian Dumas, Athletic Supervisor | bdumas@pdhp.org | 847.579.3124 Eric Golmon, Athletic Supervisor | egolmon@pdhp.org | 847.579.3129

Park District of Highland Park’s Athletic Goals

The Park District of Highland Park aspires to provide outstanding athletic programs that provide high-quality experiences to every athlete. A high-quality experience is one in which every athlete: • Is coached using the principles of Positive Coaching • Has fun playing the game • Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance • Learns “life lessons” that have value beyond the playing field • Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player 4 Park District of Highland Park | www.pdhp.org


Registration & Information

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Ways to Register for Athletic Programs

1. Online

[Immediate Confirmation]

Go to http://registration.pdhp.org, or go to www.pdhp.org and click on the online registration link beginning Wednesday, January 5. Your registration will be immediately processed once payment has successfully gone through.

2. Drop-off*

Drop off your registration at West Ridge Center during regular business hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:00pm Saturday 9:00am-Noon

3. Fax*

Fax your registration form to 847.831.4040.

4. Mail-in*

Mail your registration form to:

Park District of Highland Park Attn: Athletics Registration 636 Ridge Road Highland Park, IL 60035

*Registration will be processed randomly beginning the next business day after the online registration start date.

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What is online registration?

You may now register for programs online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Programs will be filled on a firstcome, first-served basis. Some programs will not be available for online registration 24 hours to two business days prior to the program start date. For questions, the FAQ section online is a helpful resource. You may also call the Online Help Desk at 847.579.3128, Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

What information do I need to register online? • Your LOGIN ID and ACCOUNT PIN. • Credit or debit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Discover)

Before Registering Online You Must Have An Account!

You might have an online account, so here’s how to check. • Go to http://registration.pdhp.org, and click “My Account & Login” tab. • Click ‘Forgot My USER ID or Pin’ link. • Enter your e-mail address. • If you have an online registration account, an email will be sent to you with your LOGIN ID & ACCOUNT PIN (Check your spam box because the message often ends up there). If you do not have an account: • Click the ‘My Account & Login’ tab at the top of the page. • Click the ‘Create New Account’ button. • Set up your account including everyone in your household (only those who permanently reside at your address). The Park District reserves the right to request proof of residency. You may not register individuals who do not reside in your household.

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Online Registration

How to Register Online 1. Go to http://registration.pdhp.org or www.pdhp.org and click the online registration link. Once on the site, click ‘My Account & Login’ tab 2. Enter LOGIN ID and ACCOUNT PIN 3. Click the ‘Programs’ tab 4. Enter the five-digit ‘program number’ found in the brochure, or use the advanced search option and enter a key word, day of week, etc. 5. Click the ‘Register’ button in the far right column that corresponds to the class date and time (if online registration is not available the ‘register’ button will not appear) 6. Select the participant from the drop down-list to be registered 7. To register your family members for additional programs click ‘Find/Add More Programs’ 8. If you are finished adding programs to your ‘My Basket,’ click ‘Go to Checkout’ 9. You will be asked if you need ADA assistance and other relevant questions. Then, click ‘Save & Go to Checkout’ 10. Select VISA, MasterCard or Discover and enter in your account informa tion. Your registration will not be confirmed (i.e. you will not be enrolled) until the full payment has been made online. 11. Click ‘Complete Transaction’ 12. Choose to agree with the registration waiver. If you disagree with the waiver, you will not be able to complete the registration process. 13. After agreeing to the waiver and after your payment is successfully processed, you will see a ‘transaction complete’ message and your receipt will be emailed to you. This receipt confirms your registration and/ or your placement on a waitlist for listed programs. Athletics Spring/Summer 2011 | Park District of Highland Park 7


House vs. Travel

House play focuses on teaching fundamentals of the games. Our staff sets goals that instill self-confidence, dedication and teamwork. At this level, all players have equal playing time. Games are played at facilities within the Park District or Highland Park or nearby communities. Travel teams offer a competitive form of play for individuals who are able to play at the highest level of competition. Players must attend a try out and be selected to play on a team. This program keeps participants motivated by showcasing their talents against players from other communities. Games take place throughout the North Shore area.

Mutual Friendship Request

Mutual Friendship Requests are not available online and will only be allowed for the following programs: • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball Leagues for Grades 1-2 (Jammers) • Baseball Leagues for Grades Pre K-K (Single A) • Softball Leagues for Grades K-1 (Rookie) Only one mutual friendship request per person. Both players must have the Mutual Friendship Request Form completed correctly and turned in by the registration deadline in order to be considered. Siblings will automatically be placed on the same teams, unless otherwise requested. Other family members (e.g. cousins) must complete the Mutual Friendship Request Form. Mutual Friendship Request Forms can be found at www.pdhp.org/athletics or picked up at West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL 60035. Please note: Due to the nature of the athletic programs, coach and carpool requests are not accepted.

Good Time Guarantee

At the Park District of Highland Park, we are committed to providing the public with high quality recreation programs. Our residents are important to us and we feel they deserve quality at all times. We are so confident that our recreation programs provide high quality and enjoyment that we are backing it with a policy called the Good Time Guarantee. Our promise and policy are as follows: The Park District of Highland Park will give you a full refund if requested by the beginning of the third class if you are unsatisfied with the quality of instruction, your child is unable to adapt emotionally in the class, or the skill level is not appropriate for the participant. Guidelines

1. Participant must attend the first two program meetings. 2. The Good Time Guarantee Refund Form must be filled out appropriate ly and received prior to the third class meeting. Forms are available at the front desk of all Park District facilities. The Park District will not fax, mail or email copies. Upon receiving your completed form, before the third class, we will process a full refund of your paid fees. This applies to programs six weeks or more in length.

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Registration & Information Refund Policy

1. In order to receive a refund, a Refund Request Form must be obtained from a Park District facility. (This form must be returned in-person to West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park, IL 60035.) THE PARK DISTRICT WILL NOT FAX, MAIL OR EMAIL COPIES. Refund and transfer requests are not available online. 2. A $10 service charge per program will be charged if a Refund Request Form is submitted to the Park District prior to 10 business days (Monday- Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm) of the starting date of the program. 3. A $20 service charge per program will be charged if a Refund Request Form is submitted to the Park District after 10 business days (Monday- Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm) before the starting date of the program. 4. Refund requests must be received by 5:00 p.m. the business day prior to the start of a program. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THIS DATE, NO EXCEPTIONS! We do our best to issue refunds as soon as possible, but sometimes delays are necessary to ensure accuracy. Refunds by check take approximately two weeks. A credit to your charge card takes six to eight weeks to appear on your statement, although the credit is processed within three days of your request.

Travel Sports Withdrawal & Refund Policy

If a child attends any travel program tryout and is selected to any travel team, a full refund will not be granted if the player withdraws, quits or is removed from the team by Park District management for violation of any team rules, as specified by the travel team policy, as outlined in the parent manual. In addition, players withdrawing from any travel sports team will be prohibited from participation with his/her team or from attending any Park District of Highland Park travel sports tryouts for the following year. If the player, in any of the circumstances mentioned above, desires to return to his/her team or attend a Park District of Highland Park travel sport tryout in the future, a request for a hearing must be made to the Board of Park Commissioners of the Park District of Highland Park and the Board will decide the outcome on a case-by-case basis. The only approved withdrawal will be for a family emergency or medical problem which requires a doctor note. Approved withdrawals will be prorated based on the following: 1. Approved withdrawal after teams have been selected and posted will receive a 75% refund. 2. Approved withdrawals after the first practice and before the first game will receive a 50% refund. 3. Approved withdrawals after the first game and before the mid season point will receive a 25% refund. 4. Approved withdrawals after the mid season has passed will not receive a refund. All programs in this brochure follow the policies and procedures of the Park District of Highland Park that can be found online at www.pdhp.org.

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Index Registration/Information.......................................................................... 4-9 Events......................................................................................................... 11 Boys........................................................................................................... 12-17 Baseball..........................................................................................13-15 Basketball.......................................................................................16 Football..........................................................................................17 Lacrosse.........................................................................................17 Co-Ed......................................................................................................... 18-23 Sport Sampler................................................................................19-20 Basketball.......................................................................................20-21 Floor Hockey..................................................................................21 Football..........................................................................................22 T-Ball................................................................................................22 Volleyball.......................................................................................23 Girls............................................................................................................ 24-27 Sport Sampler................................................................................25 Basketball.......................................................................................25 Cheerleading................................................................................25 Lacrosse.........................................................................................26 Softball............................................................................................26-27 Adults & College Prep.............................................................................. 28-30 Basketball.......................................................................................29 Softball............................................................................................29-30 Volleyball.......................................................................................30 Community Organizations....................................................................... 31

Register Early, Secure Your Spot & Save Important – To help ensure a well organized program, staff must begin planning months in advance. Early registration is important to ensure timely distribution of schedules, uniforms, equipment and recruitment of quality coaches. By registering early you’ll save money and help us provide a well organized program with the high quality you expect. After the registration deadline has passed, Park District staff will start forming teams, placing coaches, securing facility space and organizing game schedules. After the registration deadline individuals can be placed on a temporary wait list by submitting his/her registration to the front desk at West Ridge Center. Players will be taken off the wait list, if space is available, in the order of his/her registration. If space is not available, you will be contacted and your payment will not be processed. Secure your spot by signing up by the posted registration deadline.

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Index & Events The Experience! [Family]

Experience the thrill of football, the joy of baseball and softball, and the intensity of lacrosse before the season even begins. Discover new talents in track and field or express yourself with a new cheer. Whatever your age, skill level or interests, the Park District has a sport for you. Spring sports may not start until April, but the Park District is giving you the opportunity to experience them now at this unique indoor facility. Play like the pro’s on the superior quality turf with no worries about the weather. The first 100 participants will receive a free T-shirt. Location: Highland Park Field House, 2205 Skokie Valley Highway January 16 Sun 11:15-12:45pm FREE

Track & Field Event [Grades 4-8]

The Park District of Highland Park and Highland Park High School will host this three-day event. On the first two days, participants will learn about and practice different track and field events including sprints, high jumps, long jumps, shot puts, distance events and relays. On the final day, participants will compete in a youth track and field meet. Participants are welcome to attend any or all three days. It is strongly recommended that at least one practice day is attended if competing in the meet. For more information, contact Steve Buti at 847.432.1720 ext. 2342 or butirun@yahoo.com. Location: Wolters Field, 1080 Park Avenue West Tuesday, May 31 & Wednesday, June 1 (Practice) 4:00-6:00pm Friday, June 3 (Meet) 4:00-6:15pm 19135 T/W/F 4:00-6:15pm

$15 [by Wednesday, May 25] $20 [Thursday, May 26 & on site]

Kids’ Bike & Run [Ages 5-12]

Get outside and get moving! Gather your friends for a ride and run in Sunset Woods Park. Ages 5-8 ride a .9 mile bike and .3 mile run; ages 9-12 ride a 1.8 mile bike and .6 mile run. Check-in begins at 8:00am. Snacks and drinks will be served at the end of the race. All preregistered kids will receive a T-shirt. All participants are eligible for awards. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or egolmon@pdhp.org. Location: Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road July 30 [Rain Date: Sunday, July 31] 19233 Sat 9:00am $15 [by Wednesday, July 27] $20 [Thursday, July 28 & on site]

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’ For more boys athletic e programs, se the co-ed n athletic sectio 3. -2 on pages 18

Boys’ Athletics

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Boys’ Baseball ‘Grapefruit League’ Baseball Clinic [Grades 3-6]

This instructional baseball clinic will help get players ready for the upcoming baseball season. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 23 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West March 4-March 25 19138 Fri 5:00-7:00pm

$89

Spring Break Baseball Clinic [Grades 3-6]

Are you home for spring break and want to get ready for the baseball season? Then come to this three-day hitting, pitching and fielding clinic where instructors will help improve your baseball skills. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Rain Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West March 29-March 31 19156 T-Th 10:30am-12:30pm

$75

‘Cactus League’ Baseball Clinic [Grades 1-2]

This instructional baseball clinic will introduce and reinforce the fundamentals of baseball. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 30 Location: Lincoln Park, 1280 Green Bay Road April 19-May 10 19235 Tue 4:30-5:30pm

$84

Little Giants’ Summer Baseball Camp [Ages 7-13]

Learn the fundamentals of baseball and improve your skill sets with the Highland Park High School baseball staff. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 1 Location: Wolters Field, 1080 Park Avenue West June 13-June 16 Ages 7-10 19339 M-Th 10:30am-12:30pm

$99

Ages 11-13 19137 M-Th 8:30-10:30am

$99

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Spring & Summer Baseball House Leagues [Grades Pre K-8]

Whether you’re new to the game, play for fun or love to compete, these leagues are great for all skill levels. Park District instructors and volunteer coaches will motivate players using the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance. A schedule of events including parent meetings, picture day, etc. will be posted at www.pdhp.org/athletics by Wednesday, February 9. Registration includes jersey, pants, hat, and socks, but only a jersey and hat for “Single A.” No league April 18, May 28-30 and July 2-4. For more information about “Single A”, “Double A” or “Triple A”, contact Brian Dumas at 847.579.3124 or bdumas@pdhp.org. For more information about “Majors” or “Pony”, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or egolmon@pdhp.org. Pre K & Kindergarten: Single A Players will hit off the tee and off a live coach’s pitch. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 27 Location: Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Skills Day: Saturday, May 7 from 1:00-2:00pm (Pre K) & 2:15-3:15pm (K)at Lincoln Park, 280 Green Bay Road Schedule Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Wednesday, May 18 May 23-July 30 19355 Mon 5:30-8:00pm $221 R/251 NR [by Wednesday, April 13] Sat 10:00am-4:00pm $241 R/271 NR [Thursday, April 14 & after] Grade 1 & 2: Double A Games will be played against teams from Glencoe and Highland Park at various fields in both communities. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 30 Location: Practices will take place in Highland Park Evaluation Day: Saturday, April 9 from 1:30-3:00pm (Grade 1) & 3:00- 4:30pm (Grade 2) at Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Schedules & Teams Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Wednesday, April 20 Grade 1: May 4-July 17 19356 Wed 5:30-8:00pm $237 R/267 NR [by Wednesday, March 16] Sun Noon-4:00pm $257 R/287 NR [Thursday, March 17 & after] Grade 2: May 2-July 16 19357 Mon 5:30-8:00pm $237 R/267 NR [by Wednesday, March 16] Sat Noon-4:00pm $257 R/287 NR [Thursday, March 17 & after] Grade 3 & 4: Triple A The season will end with a single elimination tournament. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 23 Location: Practices and games will take place in Highland Park Evaluation Day: Saturday, March 5 from 1:30-3:00pm (Grade 3) & 3:00-4:30pm (Grade 4) at the Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West Schedules & Teams Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Wednesday, March 23 Grade 3: April 9-June 9 19146 M/Th 5:45-9:00pm $263 R/293 NR [by Wednesday, February 9] Sat 9:00am-3:00pm $283 R/313 NR [Thursday, February 10 & after] Grade 4: April 9-June 9 19147 M/Th 5:45-9:00pm $263 R/293 NR [by Wednesday, February 9] Sat 9:00am-3:00pm $283 R/313 NR [Thursday, February 10 & after] 14 Park District of Highland Park | www.pdhp.org


Boys’ Baseball Grade 5 & 6: Majors This league plays games against teams from Glencoe and Highland Park at various fields in both communities. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 23 Location: Practices will take place in Highland Park Evaluation Day: Sunday, March 6 from 11:00am-Noon (Grade 5) & Noon- 1:00pm (Grade 6) at the Highland Park Field House, 225 Skokie Valley Road

Schedules & Teams Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Wednesday, March 23 Grade 5: April 9-June 8 19148 T/W 5:45-9:00pm $263 R/293 NR [by Wednesday, February 9] Sat 9:00am-3:00pm $283 R/313 NR [Thursday, February 10 & after] Grade 6: April 9-June 8 19149 T/W 5:45-9:00pm $263 R/293 NR [by Wednesday, February 9] Sat 9:00am-3:00pm $283 R/313 NR [Thursday, February 10 & after] Grade 7 & 8: Pony Teams will be split into different divisions based on ability and/or grade and compete with teams in the New Trier Pony League. *The day/time of games will depend upon the division and will either be Tue/Thu/Sat or Mon/Wed/ Fri/Sun. Games will be played throughout the north shore. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 16 Location: Practices will take place in Highland Park Evaluation Day: Sunday, February 27 from 11:00am-Noon at the Highland Park Field House, 225 Skokie Valley Road Schedules & Teams Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Wednesday, March 23 April 4-June 9 19150 M-F* 5:45-9:30pm $263 R/293 NR [by Wednesday, February 2] Sa-Su* 9:00-5:00pm $283 R/313 NR [Thursday, February 3 & after]

Summer Baseball House League [Grades 3-5]

This league is an extension of the house leagues and is a great opportunity to continue playing the game through the end of the summer. Each player receives a T-shirt and a hat. Teams play eight games. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 1 Location: West Ridge Park, 636 Ridge Road & Lincoln Park, 1280 Green Bay Road Evaluation Day: Friday, June 3 from 6:00-7:30pm at Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Scheduled Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Friday, June 10 June 13-July 28 19142 M-Th 5:30-9:00pm $175 R/205 NR [by Wednesday, May 18] $195 R/225 NR [Thursday, May 19 & after]

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Travel Boys’ Basketball Developmental Clinic [Grade 3]

Get ready for Travel Basketball. The clinic will be competitive, and players will play on a full-size court with 10-foot rims. For more information, contact Brian Dumas at 847.579.3124 or at bdumas@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West Parent Meeting: Wednesday, May 4, 7:00pm April 6-May 11 19274 Wed 6:00-7:30pm

$119 R/160 NR

Boys’ Spring Basketball League [Grades 1-8]

Park District coaches will instruct and motivate all players in building skills like dribbling, passing, rebounding and shooting. For more information or to become a volunteer coach, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West Schedule Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Monday, April 11 Grades 1-2 Evaluation Day: Thursday, April 7 April 7-May 26 19179 Thu 4:00-6:00pm $150 R/180 NR [by Wednesday, March 9] $170 R/200 NR [Thursday, March 10 & after] Grades 3-4 Evaluation Day: Tuesday, April 5 April 5-May 24 19180 Tue 4:00-6:00pm $150 R/180 NR [by Wednesday, March 9] $170 R/200 NR [Thursday, March 10 & after] Grades 5 Evaluation Day: Tuesday, April 5 April 5-May 24 19181 Tue 4:00-6:00pm $150 R/180 NR [by Wednesday, March 9] $170 R/200NR [Thursday, March 10 & after] Grades 6-8 Evaluation Day: Monday, April 4 April 4-May 23 19182 Mon 6:00-9:00pm $150 R/180 NR [by Wednesday, March 9] $170 R/200 NR [Thursday, March 10 & after]

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Boys’ Basketball, Football & Lacrosse Non-Contact Football Clinic [Grades 3-6]

Athletes who have played football at the collegiate and/or professional level from On The Go Sports, Inc. will assist players in understanding the game of football. This high energy clinic will focus on fundamentals including passing, receiving, blocking, routes and more. Classes will also include scrimmages and occasional guest speakers from current and former NFL and college teams. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 6 Location: Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Grades 3-6 April 17-May 22 19350 Sun 11:00am-Noon $110

Giants Lacrosse League [Grades 2-8]

Teams will participate in the North Shore Lacrosse League with Evanston, Northbrook, Wilmette, Loyola, Winnetka and Lake Forest. Home games will be played on the new turf field at Wolters stadium. Teams will be determined after player evaluations during the first week of the season. Visit www.team1lax.com after Wednesday, February 16 for more information on times and locations for the first week of practice. No games on April 24 and May 29. Required Equipment: Helmet, shoulder pads, arm guards, gloves, stick, mouth guard and protective cup. Equipment Rental is available through Team One. Equipment rental includes a helmet, shoulder pads, arm guards, and gloves. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 16 April 5-June 12 Bantams [Grades 2-3] 19215 Wed 6:30-8:00pm Sun Noon-6:00pm

$205

Lightning [Grades 4-5] 19217 M,W 6:45-8:00pm Sun Noon-6:00pm

$250

Juniors [Grades 6-7] 19219 M,W 6:45-8:00pm Sun Noon-6:00pm

$250

Seniors [Grade 8] 19221 M,W 6:45-8:00pm Sun Noon-6:00pm

$250

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Co-Ed Athletics

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Co-Ed Athletics After School Sports at Sherwood School [Grades 1-5]

Both traditional and nontraditional sports like soccer, basketball, football (no tackle), baseball, kickball, dodge ball, capture the flag, wall ball, and knockout will be played. No class on April 22 and 26. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or at egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Session 1: Wednesday, January 12 Session 2: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Sherwood School, 1900 Stratford Road Grade 1-2 Session 1: January 21-March 11 19348 Fri 3:15-4:45pm $110 Session 2: April 12-May 24 19257 Tue 3:15-4:45pm

$99

Grades 3-5 Session 2: April 15-May 27 19258 Fri 3:15-4:45pm

$99

All Star Sports [Ages 2-6]

Children will be introduced to sports like soccer, basketball, T-ball, floor hockey and arena football. Parents of children ages 2-3 can enjoy a day of fun at the gym and share your love of sports with your son or daughter. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@ pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Session 1: Wednesday, March 23 Session 2: Wednesday, May 25 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West Ages 2-3: Parent & Tot Session 1: April 9-May 21 19253 Sat 9:45-10:30am $100 19255 Sat 10:30-11:15am $100 Session 2: June 18-August 6 19254 Sat 9:45-10:30am $100 19256 Sat 10:30-11:15am $100 Ages 3-4 Session 1: April 6-May 18 19249 Wed 4:00-4:45pm

$100

Session 2: June 15-July 27 19250 Wed 4:00-4:45pm

$100

Ages 5-6 Session 1: April 6-May 18 19251 Wed 4:45-5:45pm

$100

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Parent & Tot Super Sports [Ages 2-3]

Enjoy some quality bonding time with your son or daughter while learning the fundamentals of T-Ball or soccer led by All Star Sports Instruction. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp. org. Registration Deadline: Session 1: Wednesday, March 23 Session 2: Wednesday, May 25 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West T-Ball Session 1: April 9-May 21 19344 Sat 9:00-9:45am

$100

Soccer Session 2: June 18-August 6 19345 Sat 9:00-9:45am

$100

Sports Conditioning [Grades 4-8]

This action packed class combines all the essentials necessary to improve your child’s skills in sports like basketball, football, soccer and baseball. Class drills will help improve agility, lateral movements, hand-eye coordination, cardiovascular endurance and footwork, and will be taught by On The Go Sports, Inc. Each class will consist of both one-on-one and group training. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or at egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 30 Location: Lincoln Park, 280 Green Bay Road April 6-May 11 19351 Wed 6:00-7:00pm

$110

Little Dribblers Basketball [Grade K]

Players will be introduced to the basics of basketball and participate in scrimmages. Good listening, sportsmanship and teamwork skills will also be promoted. Players shoot on eight foot rims. Practices and games will take place each week during a 45-minute period. Min/Max: 10/50. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 30 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West Session 3: April 13-June 1 19267 Wed 10:30-11:15am $151 R/181 NR 19263 Wed 1:15-2:00pm $151 R/181 NR

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Co-Ed Athletics

March Madness Basketball Clinic [Grades 4-6]

The Park District of Highland Park Boys’ and Girls’ basketball coaching staff will led this intense basketball clinic, which will emphasize basketball fundamentals in a fun and disciplined environment. For more information, contact Brian Dumas at 847.579.3124 or at bdumas@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West April 7-May 12 19275 Thu 6:30-8:00pm

$108 R/$138 NR

Instructional Floor Hockey League [Grades 1-2]

Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of floor hockey in a safe and challenging environment, fostering team spirit while having fun. Practices and/or games (45 minutes) will be held on Mondays. Equipment will be provided. For more information, contact Brian Dumas at 847.579.3124 or at bdumas@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West April 4-May 23 19175 Mon 4:00-5:30pm

$130 R/155 NR [by Wednesday, March 9] $150 R/175 NR [Thursday, March 10 & after]

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Flag Football [Grades 1-2]

Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of football while having fun with friends. Participants will also get to play games. This program is led by All Star Sports Instruction. For more information, contact Coleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Session 1: Wednesday, March 23

Session 2: Wednesday, May 25

Location: Danny Cunniff Park, 2700 Trail Way Session 1: April 4-May 16 19342 Mon 5:00-6:00pm

$100

Session 2: June 13-July 25 19343 Mon 5:00-6:00pm

$100

Flag Football Prep League [Grades 9-12]

Grab some friends and compete with other teams and schools in the North Shore area in 6-on-6 flag football. Teams must consist of a minimum of three girls and three guys. The season will include six regular season games and a post season tournament. Prizes will be awarded to the champions and runners-up. For more information, contact Brian Dumas at 847.579.3124 or at bdumas@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 13 Location: Wolters Field, 1080 Park Avenue West April 16-May 21 19354 Sat 2:00-5:00pm

$250/team

Parent & Tot T-Ball [Ages 3-5]

This program is an exciting introduction to baseball and softball. By the end of the summer, your child will have a better knowledge of base running, catching, throwing, field position and hitting off the tee. No scores are kept and no outs are counted at this level. Only one child per adult may participate. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or at egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 8 Location: Lincoln Park, 1280 Green Bay Road June 15-August 3 19172 Wed 5:30-6:15pm 19173 Wed 6:30-7:15pm

$142 R/172 NR $142 R/172 NR

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Co-Ed Athletics Volleyball [Grades 3-5]

Learn the fundamentals of volleyball and teamwork while being introduced to basic offensive and defensive strategies with All Star Sports Instruction. Players will learn how to work as a team. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Session 1: Wednesday,March 23 Session 2: Wednesday, May 25 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West Session 1: April 6-May 18 19260 Wed 6:00-7:00pm

$100

Session 2: June 15-July 27 19259 Wed 6:00-7:00pm

$100

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Girls’ Basketball & Cheerleading Outdoor Sports for Girls [Grades K-3]

Girls will learn the basic fundamentals of soccer, softball, lacrosse, golf and volleyball from On The Go Sports, Inc. while having fun playing sports with their friends. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Session 1: Wednesday, March 23

Session 2: Wednesday, May 25

Location: Danny Cunniff Park, 2700 Trail Way Grades K-1 Session 1: April 4-May 16 19237 Mon 4:00-5:00pm

$100

Session 2: June 13-July 25 19239 Mon 4:00-5:00pm

$100

Grades 2-3 Session 1: April 4-May 16 19238 Mon 6:00-7:00pm

$100

Session 2: June 13-July 25 19240 Mon 6:00-7:00pm

$100

Girls’ Feeder Basketball Camp [Grades 5-8*]

Learn the fundamentals of basketball and improve your skill sets with Highland Park High School girls’ basketball staff. *Participants must be in grades 5-8 during the 2011/2012 school year. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 8 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West June 13-June 16 19276 M-Th 8:30-10:30am $95

Mini Giants Cheerleading/Poms [Grades K-4]

Learn the fundamentals of cheerleading from collegiate and professional coaches from On The Go Sports, Inc. The core concepts of cheerleading and dance will be introduced including basic techniques for cheers, jumps and tumbling, which will help prevent injury and increase confidence. Participants will perform during the halftime of Park District basketball game(s) at the end of the session. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or at egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, January 5 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West January 21-February 25 Grades K-1 19340 Fri 4:00-5:00pm Grades 2-4 19341 Fri

$110

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Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association Spring Leagues [Grades 3-8]

The goals of the program are to understand the rules of lacrosse, active teamwork, sportsmanship, and fostering personal development in a respectful environment led by positive coaching. All players will receive equal playing time. Each player must have goggles, a stick, and a mouth guard for practices and games. Equipment packages are available for purchase. *Team jersey included in fee. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 13 Practice & Game Locations: Posted on www.iglax.org. April 20-June 12 Level 1 (Grades 3-4) 19223 Practice Wed Games Sun

5:30-7:00pm $165* Afternoon

Level 2 (Grades 5-6) 19225 Practice Wed Games Sun

5:30-7:00pm $165* Afternoon

Level 3 (Grades 7-8) 19227 Practice Wed Games Sun

5:30-7:00pm $165* Afternoon

Softball Skills Camp [Ages 9-13]

Learn the fundamentals of softball and improve your skill sets with Highland Park High School softball staff. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or at cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 8 Location: Old Elm Park, 3420 Krenn Avenue June 13-June 16 19204 M-Th 11:00am-1:00pm $95

Spring/Summer Softball House Leagues [Grades K-8]

Play strong! Girls will have fun learning to play fast pitch softball. Park District instructors and volunteer coaches will instruct and motivate players using the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance. Grade appropriate fundamentals will be taught at each level to ensure valuable life skills like self confidence, leadership and perseverance are learned. A schedule of events including parent meetings, picture day, etc. will be posted at www.pdhp.org/athletics by Wednesday, March 23. Registration for each league includes a uniform (jersey, shorts/pants, visor, and socks) except for the Rookie League, which only includes a jersey and visor. No league April 18, May 28-30 and July 2-4. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or cboilini@pdhp.org. Continued on page 27.

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Girls’ Lacrosse & Softball Continued from page 27. Grades K-1: Rookie Softball Players will hit off a live coach’s pitch. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 27 Location: Practices and games will take place in Highland Park Schedules & Teams Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Wednesday, May 11 May 14-July 16 19195 Tue 5:00-8:00pm Sat 9:00-1:00pm

$196 R/222 NR [by Wednesday, April 13] $216 R/242 NR [Thursday, April 14 & after]

Grades 2-3: Juniors Softball Players will be introduced to the “wind mill” style of pitching and hitting. Teams will compete against other communities in the north shore area. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Practices will take place in Highland Park Evaluation Day: Thursday, April 7 at TBD Time at Old Elm Park, 3420 Krenn Ave. Schedules & Teams Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Tuesday, April 12 April 7-June 11 19197 Thu 5:00-8:00pm Sat 9:00-1:00pm

$196 R/222 NR [by Wednesday, March 9] $216 R/242 NR [Thursday, March 10 & after]

Grades 4-5: Mustang Softball Players will learn advanced softball skills. Teams will compete against other communities in the north shore area. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Practices will take place in Highland Park Evaluation Days: Tuesday, April 5 at TBD Time at Old Elm Park, 3420 Krenn Ave. Schedules & Teams Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Monday, April 11 April 12-June 11 19199 Tue 6:00-8:00pm Sat 9:00-1:00pm

$206 R/232 NR [by Wednesday, March 9] $226 R/252 NR [Thursday, March 10 & after]

Grades 6-8: Pony Softball Players will learn how to compete as a team unit. Teamwork and advanced play will be emphasized. Teams will compete against other communities in the north shore area. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Practices will take place in Highland Park Evaluation Days: Tuesday, April 5 at TBD Time at Old Elm Park, 3420 Krenn Ave. Schedules & Teams Posted [www.pdhp.org/athletics]: Monday, April 11 April 12-June 11 19201 Tue 6:00-8:00pm Sat 9:00-1:00pm

$206 R/232 NR [by Wednesday, March 9] $226 R/252 NR [Thursday, March 10 & after]

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Adult Basketball & Softball Men’s Basketball League [Ages 18 & Up]

Do you feel the need for a little friendly competition? This league will be refereed by I.H.S.A. officials, and you can register as a team or as an individual. Park District athletic staff will form teams or add individuals to existing teams to ensure good competition. For more information, contact Eric Golmon at 847.579.3129 or at egolmon@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, March 23 Location: Recreation Center of Highland Park, 1207 Park Avenue West Captain’s Meeting: Tuesday, April 5, 6:30pm at West Ridge Center April 10-June 12 Team 19352 Sun Mornings Individual 19353 Sun Mornings

$495/team [by Wednesday, March 16] $545/team [Thursday, March 17 & after] $80/individual [by Wednesday, March 16] $100/individual [Thursday, March 17 & after]

College Prep 16” Slow Pitch Softball [High School & College]

The schedule will consist of 9 weeks with a one week post-season tournament. Rainouts will be held on Wednesday evenings. The playoff tournament will be played the final week of the season. There will be both A and B divisions. No games July 4. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or at cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 25 Location: West Ridge Park, 636 Ridge Road or Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Captain’s Meeting: Wednesday, June 1, 6:30pm at West Ridge Center June 6-August 4 19205 Mon Evenings

$580/team [by Wednesday, May 18] $630/team [Thursday, March 19 & after]

Women’s 14” Slow Pitch Softball [Ages 18 & Up]

Games will be played with a 14” ball. The schedule will consist of 10 games with a post season tournament. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or at cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 4 Location: West Ridge Park, 636 Ridge Road or Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Captain’s Meeting: Wednesday, May 11, 7:30pm at West Ridge Center May 17-August 9 19206 Tue Evenings

$535/team [by Wednesday, April 27] $585/team [Thursday, April 28 & after]

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Men’s 12” Slow Pitch Softball [Ages 18 & Up]

The schedule will consist of 10 games with a post season tournament. No program May 8 and July 3. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or at cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 13 Location: West Ridge Park, 636 Ridge Road or Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Captain’s Meeting: Wednesday, April 20, 7:30pm at West Ridge Center April 24-July 31 19207 Sun 10:00am-8:00pm $580/team [by Wednesday, April 6] $630/team [Thursday, April 7 & after]

Men’s 16” Slow Pitch Softball [Ages 18 & Up]

The schedule will consist of 12 games with a double-elimination, post season tournament. Rainouts will be held on Sundays or Wednesday evenings. There will be both A and B divisions. Double headers may be scheduled throughout the season. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or at cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 13 Location: West Ridge Park, 636 Ridge Road or Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Captain’s Meeting: Wednesday, April 20, 8:15pm at West Ridge Center April 28-August 4 19261 Thu Evenings

$650/team [by Wednesday, April 6] $695/team [Thursday, April 7 & after]

Co-Ed 12” Slow Pitch Softball [Ages 18 & Up]

The schedule will consist of 10 games with a post season tournament. For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or at cboilini@ pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 27 Location: West Ridge Park, 636 Ridge Road or Sunset Woods Park, 1801 Sunset Road Captain’s Meeting: Wednesday, May 4, 7:30pm at West Ridge Center May 11-August 3 19209 Wed Evenings

$580/team [by Wednesday, May 18] $630/team [Thursday, May 19 & after]

Co-Ed Sand Volleyball [Ages 18 & Up]

The schedule will consist of 8 games with a post season tournament. Teams will play with four players on the court (two must be female). For more information, contact Colleen Boilini at 847.579.3131 or at cboilini@pdhp.org. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 25 Location: Rosewood Beach, 883 Sheridan Road Captain’s Meeting: Wednesday, June 1, 7:15pm at West Ridge Center June 10-August 5 19346 Fri Evenings $300/team [by Wednesday, May 18] $320/team [Thursday, May 19 & after] 30 Park District of Highland Park | www.pdhp.org


Adult Softball & Community Groups AYSO

847.433.TEAM The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is a house league soccer organization run solely by volunteers with seven divisions for children ages 4-18. AYSO’s fundamental philosophies include everybody plays, balanced teams, positive coaching and good sportsmanship.

Chicago Fire Juniors North

847.433.7107 The Chicago Fire Juniors North garners unmatched soccer experience from its 12 full-time staff members, coaches and trainers, bringing talent from the Chicago Fire, US, European and Panama National teams. The Chicago Fire Juniors North handles 30 boys and girls travel teams, ranging from U-8 through U-18.

COHO Swimming

847.572.2622 The COHO program emphasizes improvement in swimming ability and stresses the development of good sportsmanship, individual integrity and a sense of team spirit.

Falcons Hockey Association

www.falconshockey.org The Falcons Hockey Association has strived to be a leader in development of a youth athletic organization that provides the environment for each child to achieve his or her maximum potential of the sport.

Highland Park Figure Skating Club

fancyjane@comcast.net (Jane Fiore) The Highland Park Figure Skating Club (HPFSC) provides proprietary ice time for its members. Skaters contract for regular ice time from September to May to practice skills and programs, as well as to receive private lessons.

Highland Park Tennis Association

847.266.7686 (Scott Ruby) The Highland Park Tennis Association provides year-round activities for its members. There are round robin singles and doubles leagues at varying levels for men and women, tournaments and tennis parties.

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