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Park Forest, IL 60466
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Summer Programs

J2BE Double Dutch - NEW!
Jumping 2B Empowered (J2BE) is an exciting single and double-dutch jump rope empowerment coaching program for children, youth, parents, and families.  J2BE has a unique class structure, focusing on the individuals mind, body, and soul.  We enable families to acquire the sixty to seventy minutes of physical activity needed in a fun interactive way while rebuilding teams of family unity in the home, schools and community.  We are pleased to have incorporated empowerment coaching skills on various drills from childhood, social emotional learning, heart health, decreasing obesity, and character building skills! Parent participation is encouraged!! Additional program fees may apply. No class July 4. Latrice Foules instructs the class.

Ages 4-18     $65     8 weeks
Recreation Center, Lower Level
23025-01 Tu   7:15-8:15 pm & Sa 12:15-2:15 pm    June 6-July 29
23025-02 Tu   7:15-8:15 pm & Sa 12:15-2:15 pm    Aug 1-Sept 23

Bitty Ball Summer Skills Academy
There is no off season in basketball. Come learn what it takes to be an elite player by working out with coaches and invited guests. Participate in drills and lessons according to your skill level. It all starts with a positive attitude and desire to develop your game. Are you ready for the challenge? Participants should wear athletic shorts and athletic shoes.  Participants receive a t-shirt.

Revised Program Date: Wednesday, July 12-Aug 2.

Ages 4-6      $50  4 Weeks
Recreation Center, Large Gym
23003-01 W   6:15-7:15 pm    July 12-Aug 2

Ages 7-10      $50  4 Weeks
Recreation Center, Large Gym
23003-02 W   7:30-8:30 pm    July 12-Aug 2


Taekwondo
Taekwondo is a Korean style method of unarmed self defense and sport. The Word Tae means leg (foot), Kwon means hand (or fist) and Do stands for the way of mental discipline to repel aggression. It is also an Olympic Sport. Taekwondo does not mean fighting, but it symbolizes the cultivation of a well-rounded character in it's practitioners, through self-respect, indomitable spirit of discipline, coordination and control. Program is led by World Champion, Master Ben Effiok.
Uniform is required at an additional fee of $55 due first day of class to the instructor (one-time fee).

Ages 4 years & Older     $60        8 weeks
Village Hall, Lower Level - Rooms 1 & 2
23201-01 Th    6-7:30 pm July 27-Sept 14

Park Forest Spike Volleyball - New Time:  10:30 am to 12:00 pm (Noon)
Park Forest Spike Volleyball is a 6 week camp designed to develop and improve your child's skills in the sport of volleyball. During this program your child will be learning the basics of the game such as serving, volleyball skill-setting, passing and blocking in two or sometimes in three. Don't miss out on your opportunity to SPIKE your way to volleyball success! Participant will receive t-shirt. Melinda Bussie instruct the class.

Ages 11-16    $90    6 weeks
Recreation Center, Large Gym
23015-01 Sa 10:30 am-12:00 pm  June 17-July 22

Ages 7-10  $90     6 weeks 
Recreation Center, Large Gym
23015-02 Sa 10:30 am-12:00 pm  June 17-July 22

SESSL Bitty Soccer Summer Camp
The South-East Suburban Soccer League (IL) is proud to present Bitty Soccer! This fundamental skills based  6-week training program introduces your little kicker to ball skills, passing, defense and small-sided games (depending on rosters). Let the SESSL grow your soccer game to the next level! Includes shirt. Bernard Oparanozie instructs the class.

Ages 3-4     $62     6 weeks
Somonauk Park
23007-01 Sa   9-9:45 am June 10-July 15
23007-02 Sa   9-9:45 am Aug 5-Sept 9


SESSL Soccer League (IL) Summer Training Camp
New to the Chicago Southland is the South-East Suburban Soccer League (IL). The SESSL is led by Coach Ben Oparanozie, a US Soccer Class B Coach who has played and coached professionally in India and Nigeria. The 6-week training program meets twice a weeks and features ball skills, advanced passing, amazing defense and small-sided games (depending on rosters). Let the SESSL grow your soccer game to the next level! Includes shirt. Please note: Tournaments/Match Play may be offered at an additional cost. Bernard Oparanozie instructs the class.

Ages 5-14      $87      6 weeks
Somonauk Park
23024-01 W  6-7 pm & Sa 10-11 am June 7-July 15
23024-02 W  6-7 pm & Sa 10-11 am Aug 2-Sept 9


Tennis Lessons

*Register for Summer Tennis Lessons at the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL (Village Hall).  Contact the Recreation & Parks Department at (708)748-2005 for more information.


*Junior Tennis Lessons
An introduction to the game. Participants are taught the basic grips in which they can learn correct forehand, backhand, and volley strokes. Participants will become comfortable with a racquet to the point where their basic strokes can be advanced to the next level. Please bring your own tennis racquet. In case of rain we will meet inside at the Park Forest Tennis & Health Club.

Jr. Beg. I  Ages 7-10      $60 Limit 12       2 weeks
Central Park Tennis Courts
25000-01    M, W, Th        9:30-10:30  am June 12-22
25000-02    M, W, Th        9:30-10:30  am July 31-Aug 10

Jr. Beg. II  Ages 11-17    $60 Limit 12      2 weeks
Central Park Tennis Courts
25001-01    M, W, Th        10:30-11:30 am June 12-22
25001-02    M, W, Th        10:30-11:30 am July 31-Aug 10

*Adv. Beginner /Intermediate Level Tennis
This class is for the serious tournament or high school player who wishes to improve his/her game.
All classes will be taught under the direction of Lee Irvin, Tennis Professional at the Park Forest
Tennis & Health Club.

Please bring your own tennis racquet. In case of rain we will meet inside at the Park Forest Tennis & Health Club. 

Adv. Beginner/Intermediate Level  Grades 6th-12th   $60   Limit 12  2 weeks
Central Park Tennis Courts
25005-01   M,W,Th      11:30 am-12:30 pm        June 12-22  
25005-02   M,W,Th      11:30 am-12:30 pm        July 31-Aug 10 

Adult Lessons
Please call the Tennis & Health Club at (708)481-6060 if you are interested in Adult Lessons.   

Private Lessons
Private Lessons will also be available throughout the Summer. Please contact Lee Irvin at (708)481-6060 to set up a time for private lessons. 


Winter/Spring Programs



South-East Suburban Soccer League 2017 Spring Training
SESSL (IL) Soccer is led by Coach Ben Oparanozie a US Soccer Class B Coach who has played and coached professionally in India and Nigeria. The 6 week training program features ball skills, advanced passing, amazing defense and small-sided games (depending on rosters). Let us grow your soccer game to the next level! Includes t-shirt. *Tournaments/Match Play may be offered at an additional cost. 

Ages 5-14      $87   6 weeks
Somonauk Park
13023-01    Sa    10 am-12 pm    April 15-May 20

SESSL Bitty Soccer Camp
The SESSL (IL) Soccer is proud to present  Bitty Soccer. This 6 week training program introduces your little kicker to ball skills, passing, defense and small-sided games (depending on rosters).  Includes shirt.

Ages 3-4      $62   6 weeks
Somonauk Park
13007-01    Sa    9-9:45 am     April 15-May 20


Bitty Ball Spring Camp (Basketball)

Specifically designed for your bitty baller, participants will learn the basics of basketball in a fun, learning environment. The camp will alternate each week between a skills camp experience and scrimmages where parents can encourage their child and see their progress. Cristina Baines instructs the class.

Grades Pre-K-Kindergarten    $42      6 weeks
Recreation Center, Large Gym
13021-01 W 6:30-7:25 pm    Apr 19-May 24

Grades 1st-2nd    $42      6 weeks
Recreation Center, Large Gym
13021-02 W 7:30-8:30 pm    Apr 19-May 24


PF Excite! Cheer Camp

Go Park Forest! Go! Fight! Win!

The PF Excite! Cheer Program is designed for our young dancers and cheerleaders. Participants in this program will combine cheers, jumps, dances and stunts. All participants will perform in the 4th of July Parade!  Participants receive a shirt. Program is led by Shaunita Jones. 

Ages 5-13      $67     6 weeks
Recreation Center, Lower Level 
13017-01 Sa  10:30 am-12 pm   May 27-July 1


Taekwondo
Taekwondo is a Korean style method of unarmed self defense and sport. The Word Tae means leg (foot), Kwon means hand or (fist) and Do stands for the way of mental discipline to repel aggression. It is also an Olympic Sport. Taekwondo does not mean fighting, but it symbolizes the cultivation of a well-rounded character in it's practitioners, through self-respect, indomitable spirit of discipline, coordination and control. Program is led by World Champion, Master Ben Effiok.

Uniform is required at an additional fee of $55 due first day of class to the instructor (one-time fee).

Ages 4 years & Older     $65    8 weeks
Village Hall, Lower Level - Rooms 2
13201-02   Th    6-7:30 pm     Apr 6-May 25 
13201-03   Th    6-7:30 pm     June 1-July 20


2017 Park Forest Men’s Softball Leagues
Park Forest will continue to offer 2 different softball leagues this season. Our Monday Men’s Recreational League is for teams who are just looking to have some fun and enjoy the game, while our Thursday Men’s Premier League is for those  competitive teams looking to play against the best.

Team sign ups only. Registration deadline is Monday, April 24th.
Register at:  Village of Park Forest, Recreation & Parks Department, 350 Victory Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466

Season length depends on total number of teams registered. Team rosters must be submitted at the time of registration with signed waivers by all members. No games May 29th. 

Payment Plan available: Half due at registrations with balance due by April 24th.  An additional $10 payment plan processing fee is due at registrations.

Recreational Men’s League     Ages 18 & Older      $550 per team 
Central Park, Fields A & B
13100-01 M  6-10 pm May 1-Aug 7

Premier Men’s League    Ages 18 & Older      $750 per team 
Central Park, Fields A & B
13100-02 Th 6-10 pm May 4-Aug 10



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