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Bitty Cheer
We are proud to present...Bitty Cheer! This Cheer Program is designed for our baby dancers and cheerleaders. Participants in this program will focus on the fundamentals of cheer and the importance of rhythm and will cheer at Bitty Ball league games during the season on Sundays. All participants will receive uniform and year end awards. Practice location may vary. Program is led by Shaunita Jones. No class December 20 and December 27.

Grades Pre-K-2 $80 12 weeks
Recreation Center, Lower Level
33002-01 W 6:30-7:30 pm Dec 6-Mar 7

PF Excite! Cheer-PFYBL
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 and will cheer at PFYBL basketball league games during the season on Saturdays. Competition may also be held. All participants will receive uniform and year end awards. Practice location may vary. Program is led by Shaunita Jones and staff. No class December 20 and December 27.

*Payment plan available: $45 due at registration with the balance of $45 due by January 2, 2017. An additional $10 payment plan fee is due at registration.

Grades 3-8 *$90 13 weeks
Recreation Center, Lower Level
33017-01 W 6:30-8 pm Dec 6-Mar 14

Just Ballin Bitty Ball Winter League Pre-K thru 2nd Grade
Call Recreation & Parks at (708)748-2005 for more information.  Program is non-refundable.

Practice Site: Talala Elementary School, 430 Talala St., Park Forest, IL (Enter off back parking off Nauvoo St.)
Game Site: Recreation Center, 215 Wilson St., Park Forest, IL (Enter door #3 for large gym).

Practice & Game Schedules

Pre-K-Kindergarten  $80
33003-01  Dec 5-Feb 20

1st & 2nd Grade  $80
33003-02  Dec 6-Feb 21


Park Forest Youth Basketball League
The PFYBL is a recreational league for boys and girls in grade 3rd-8th. In addition to emphasizing the fundamentals of the sport (passing, shooting, ball-handling and defense) participants will learn the importance of teamwork and good sportsmanship.

Youth will be assigned to a team that will play in competitive games with standings being updated weekly. Most games are played on Saturday mornings/afternoon. Other participating communities may be included. All participants will receive a uniform, with awards being distributed at seasons end. Practices and game locations may vary. Spectator fee may apply. No refunds will be given under any circumstance. Please ensure accuracy in the child's uniform size when registering, as replacement uniforms will not be issued. No class December 19, December 20, December 21, December 26, December 27 and December 28. Registration deadline: December 1.

Mandatory League Draft and Parents Meeting will take place Saturday, December 2 at Rich East High School starting at 1 pm.

Payment Plan Available: $45 per child is due at registration with the remaining balance paid in full by January 2, 2018. A $10 payment plan processing fee is due at registration.

*Practice will be either 6-7:15 pm or 7:30-8:45 pm once assigned to a team.

Game & Practice Site: Recreation Center, 215 Wilson St., Park Forest, IL (Enter door #3 for large gym).

Practice & Game Schedules

Grades 3-4 Division A $90 13 weeks
Recreation Center, Large Gym
33008-01 Tu *6-8:45 pm Dec 5-Mar 13

Grades 5-6 Division B $90 13 weeks
Recreation Center, Large Gym
33008-02 W *6-8:45 pm Dec 6-Mar 14

Grades 7-8 Division C $90 13 weeks
Recreation Center, Large Gym
33008-03 Th *6-8:45 pm Dec 7-Mar 15

Park Forest Youth Basketball League Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in becoming a coach, please contact Kevin Adams at 708-748-2005. 

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Winter/Spring 2018 Brochure

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 26-June 30

Just Ballin' Spring League
The Just Ballin’ Bitty Ball Spring League is a 6-week basketball league for 1st and 2nd graders. The league features practices on Wednesdays with games being played on Sunday afternoons. Spectator fee may apply for Sunday games. Shirt/jersey is included. Limited spots available for this program, so sign up early.  

Grades 1-2  $65     6 weeks
Recreation Center, Gym
13018-01 W  6:30-8:30 pm May 2-June 6

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          7 weeks
Village Hall, Lower Level - Rooms 1 & 2

13201-01 Th    6-7:30 pm        Jan 11-Feb 22
13201-02 Th    6-7:30 pm        Mar 1-Apr 12
13201-03 Th    6-7:30 pm        Apr 19-May 31

Girls Flag Football League
Southland’s first youth female flag football league, hits the turf this spring. The league features three age brackets. Players will practice during the week with games on Saturdays. Mouthpiece and cleats are required. Shirts will be provided. Cristina Lazard instructs the class.

Volunteer Coaches are needed! Contact Recreation & Parks at 708-748-2005 for information.  

Ages 8-10     $40   7 weeks
Central Park, Football Field
13026-01 Sa  10 am-2 pm   Apr 14-May 26

Ages 11-13    $40   7 weeks
Central Park, Football Field
13026-02 Sa  10 am-2 pm    Apr 14-May 26

Ages 14-17    $40   7 weeks
Central Park, Football Field
13026-03 Sa  10 am-2 pm    Apr 14-May 26

SESSL Spring Bitty Soccer
The South-East Suburban Soccer League (IL) is proud to present Bitty Soccer! This fundamental skills based 7-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!

Ages 3-4  7 weeks  $62
Somonauk Park
13007-01 Sa 10-10:45 am Mar 17-Apr 28
13007-02 Sa 10-10:45 am May 12-June 23

SESSL Spring Soccer League
Join 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 7-week training program 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.

Please note: Shirt/jersey and Tournaments/Match-Play may be offered at an additional cost.  

Ages 5-14  7 weeks  $87
Somonauk Park
13023-01 Sa               10 am-12 pm        Mar 17-Apr 28
13023-02 W & Sa       (Wednesdays 6-7 pm & Saturdays -10-11 am)  May 9-June 23

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. No games Monday, May 28. 

Team sign ups only. Registration deadline is Monday, April 23, 2018. Season length depends on total number of teams registered.

Team rosters and waivers must be submitted via Quickscores. Website login information will be provided after registration and payment, by league administrator.

Payment Plan available: Half due at registrations with balance due by April 23, 2018.  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 Apr 30-Aug 6 

Premier Men’s League    Ages 18 & Older      $750 per team  
Central Park, Fields A & B
13100-02 Th 6-10 pm May 3-Aug 9

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GYMNASTICS, ICE SKATE, TRAMPOLINE, PRE-HOCKEY & PARKOUR

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Classes meet at 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana


The Recreation and Parks Department has partnered with Midwest Training and Ice Center in Dyer, IN to offer exciting new programs and classes to Park Forest! Through this partnership, we now offer a variety of Gymnastics and Skate classes, from toddler through adult, along with adventure programming such as Parkour and Trampoline!

•Parkour (see website for information)

•Pre-Hockey-Beginner Hockey Skating Lessons (see website for information)

To see all of the classes being offered visit our website, www.villageofparkforest.com. For more information call 708-748-2005.  
Please register with the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department.

GYMNASTICS
Welcome to the wonderful world of Gymnastics! Our artistic gymnastic, trampoline and floor tumbling participants are all taught the basics through a progressive method of instruction. Flexibility and strength are introduced to complete a well-rounded and fun gymnastics experience. All gymnastic equipment will be used appropriately for each level of class. Movements to other levels are by skill. *Leotards or form fitting athletic wear must be worn, as well as socks. *NO ADDITIONAL ATTIRE COSTS! Registration deadline two days prior to class start date.  

Preschool Artistic Gymnastics - Ages 3-5
Ages 3-5 Morning Classes   $60   4 weeks
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana

13500-01    W    Feb 7-28    9:30-10:25 am  
13500-02    W    Feb 7-28    10:30-11:25 am  
13500-03    F     Feb 2-23    9-9:55 am  
13500-04    F     Feb 2-23    11-11:55 am  
13500-05    W    Mar 7-28    9:30-10:25 am  
13500-06    W    Mar 7-28    10:30-11:25 am  
13500-07    F     Mar 2-23    9-9:55 am  
13500-08    F     Mar 2-23    11-11:55 am
13500-09    W    Apr 4-25     9:30-10:25 am  
13500-10    W    Apr 4-25    10:30-11:25 am  
13500-11    F     Apr 6-27     9-9:55 am
13500-12    F     Apr 6-27     11-11:55 am

Preschool Artistic Gymnastics - Ages 3-5
Ages 3-5 Evening Classes  $90   4 weeks
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana
13501-01     T    Feb 6-27    5-5:55 pm
13501-02     T    Mar 6-27    5-5:55 pm
13501-03     T    Apr 3-24    5-5:55 pm

Beginning Artistic Gymnastics - Ages 6 & Older
Ages 6 & Older  $90   4 weeks
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana
13503-01   T    Feb 6-27    5-6 pm
13503-02   T    Mar 6-27    5-6 pm
13503-03   T    Apr 3-24    5-6 pm



ICE SKATE

Tots - Learn to Skate - Beginner Skating - Ages 3-5
Tots beginner ice skate classes will cover the following skills: Standing, falling and getting up, marching and gliding. Balance and self-confidence are stressed all while having fun during this class. Skates are provided. Register for one or more sessions. Helmets (bike) and gloves are mandatory. Please dress warm and wear comfortable clothing (jeans are not allowed). Registration deadline two days prior to class start date.

Ages 3-5  $80  4 weeks
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana
13504-01    Th    Feb 1-22    6:05-6:50 pm
13504-02    Sa    Feb 3-24    9:05-9:50 am
13504-03    Th    Mar 1-22    6:05-6:50 pm
13504-04    Sa    Mar 3-24    9:05-9:50 am
13504-05    Th    Apr 5-26     6:05-6:50 pm
13504-06    Sa    Apr 7-28     9:05-9:50 am

Pre-Alpha - Beginner Skating - Ages 6 & Older
Beginner ice skate classes will cover the following skills: forward skating and maneuvers such as: glides, swizzles, and beginner stopping. Balance and self-confidence are stressed all while having fun during this class. Skates are provided during class time. Register for one or more sessions. Please dress warm (jeans are not allowed) and wear gloves. Helmets (bike) are recommended. Registration deadline two days prior to class start date.  

Ages 6 & Older    $80    4 weeks
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana
13505-01    Th    Feb 1-22    6:05-6:50 pm
13505-02    Sa    Feb 3-24    9:05-9:50 am
13505-03    Th    Mar 1-22    6:05-6:50 pm
13505-04    Sa    Mar 3-24    9:05-9:50 am
13505-05    Th    Apr 5-26     6:05-6:50 pm
13505-06    Sa    Apr 7-28     9:05-9:50 am



PRE-HOCKEY

Pre-Hockey - Ages 3 & Older
Ages 3 & Older    $140    4 weeks
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana

Pre-Hockey learn to skate classes are designed for the beginner who has had no prior formal lessons. Swizzles, glides and backward wiggles will be emphasized. Skates are provided during class. A hockey helmet with facemask, hockey gloves and all hockey pads are required for this class. Classes are held on Friday and Saturdays over a four week period for a total of 8 consecutive classes. Registration deadline two days prior to class start date.

13506-01   Friday 5:10-6:10 pm & Saturday 10-11 am   Feb 2-24
13506-02   Friday 5:10-6:10 pm & Saturday 10-11 am   Mar 2-24
13506-03   Friday 5-10-6:10 pm & Saturday 10-11 am   Apr 6-28



TRAMPOLINE
Trampoline varies greatly from recreational bouncing. International competition trampolines are larger and more powerful than traditional "backyard" models. In this class, you will be introduced to the correct form of jumping and taught introductory skills all while learning self-discipline, agility, coordination, and body control all in this class. Registration deadline two days prior to class start date.

Preschool Trampoline - Ages 3-5
Ages 3-5    $90   4 weeks
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana
13509-01    W    Feb 7-28    4-4:55 pm
13509-02    Th    Feb 1-22   4-4:55 pm
13509-03    W    Mar-7-28    4-4:55 pm
13509-04    Th    Mar 1-22    4-4:55 pm
13509-05    W    Apr 4-25     4-4:55 pm
13509-06    Th    Apr 5-26    4-4:55 pm

Beginner Trampoline - Ages 6 & Older
Ages 6 & Older    $90   4 weeks
Midwest Training & Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer, Indiana
13510-01    M    Feb 5-26      7-8 pm
13510-02    W    Feb 7-28      4-5 pm
13510-03    Th    Feb 1-22     4-5 pm
13510-04    Th    Feb 1-22     5-6 pm
13510-05    Sa    Feb 3-24   12-1 pm
13510-06    M     Mar 5-26     7-8 pm
13510-07    W     Mar 7-28     4-5 pm
13510-08    Th    Mar 1-22     4-5 pm
13510-09    Th    Mar 1-22     5-6 pm
13510-10    Sa    Mar 3-24    12-1 pm
13510-11    M     Apr 2-23      7-8 pm
13510-12    W    Apr 4-25       4-5 pm
13510-13    Th   Apr 5-26       4-5 pm
13510-14    Th   Apr 5-26       5-6 pm
13510-15    Sa   Apr 7-28     12-1 pm


PARKOUR
Parkour is widely accepted as a method of training of the safest, quickest, and most efficient routing from one point to another. Participants will train in order to be as fluid, functional and liberated as possible in physical movement and to overcome physical obstacles. Our program will focus on specific elements of obstacle course training. Our younger classes are developed to safely get children moving and exploring the very new world around them, to inherently build confidence in each step and define their most formative years with a strong base of control. Our classes will consist of two major components: conditioning and drilling which include climbing, jumping, and vaulting while maintaining a fun and challenging atmosphere. Registration deadline two days prior to class start date.

Preschool Parkour - Ages 3-5
Ages 3-5     $90 per session
Midwest Training & Ice Center
13507-01   Su   Feb 4-25   2:30-3:30 pm
13507-02   Su   Mar 4-25   2:30-3:30 pm
13507-03   Su   Apr 8-29   2:30-3:30 pm

Beginner Parkour  - Ages 6 & Older
Ages 6 & Older    $90 per session
Midwest Training & Ice Center
13508-01   Su   Feb 4-25   3:30-5 pm
13508-02   Su   Mar 4-25   3:30-5 pm
13508-03   Su   Apr 8-29   3:30-5 pm



TRAMPOLINE CLASSES
Trampoline varies greatly from recreational bouncing. International competition trampolines are larger and more powerful than traditional "backyard" models. In this class, you will be introduced to the correct form of jumping and taught introductory skills all while learning self-discipline, agility, coordination, and body control all in this class. Registration deadline two days prior to class start date.

Preschool Trampoline - Ages 3-5
Ages 3-5     $90 per session
Midwest Training & Ice Center
13509-01   W   Feb 7-28   4-4:45 pm
13509-02   Th   Feb 1-22   4-4:45 pm
 
13509-03   W   Mar-7-28   4-4:45 pm
13509-04   Th   Mar 1-22   4-4:45 pm

13509-05   W   Apr 4-25   4-4:45 pm
13509-06   Th   Apr 5-26   4-4:45 pm

Beginner Trampoline - Ages 6 & Older
Ages 6 & Older    $90 per session
Midwest Training & Ice Center
13510-01   M   Feb 5-26    7-8 pm
13510-02   W   Feb 7-28    4-5 pm
13510-03   Th   Feb 1-22   4-5 pm
13510-04   Th   Feb 1-22   4-5 pm
13510-05   Sa   Feb 3-24   12-1 pm

13510-06   M   Mar 5-6      7-8 pm
13510-07   W  Mar 7-28     4-5 pm
13510-08   Th   Mar 1-22   4-5 pm
13510-09   Th   Mar 1-22   5-6 pm
13510-10   Sa   Mar 3-24   12-1 pm

13510-11   M    Apr 2-23   7-8 pm
13510-12   W    Apr 4-25   4-5 pm
13510-13   Th   Apr 5-26   4-5 pm
13510-14   Th   Apr 5-26   5-6 pm
13510-15   Sa   Apr 7-28   12-1pm

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Park Forest Baseball

Park Forest Baseball is in the midst of making your league stronger and better. Spring of 2018 will be a great year for PFBB.
As the league restructures itself to better serve you, please watch for our announcements on the new season. Please look for our banners around town or check our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/park.forest.baseball/.