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R.E.C. Van

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The R.E.C. Van program features over forty scheduled park visits in the community and is “Bringing the Fun” back to your neighborhood. R.E.C. Van is a free, drop-in program for children of all ages.

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Youth and Teen Sports

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Tee-Ball (4-7 years)

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Register January 23 - March 10, 2017
Fee: $75

Children will learn the basics of throwing, hitting, catching, fielding and most importantly, how to work as a team in a fun-filled environment. Each team will have one practice scheduled during the week and games will be played on Saturdays. This program is for boys and girls ages 4 to 7 (child must turn 4 years old by January 1, 2017).

Location: 
Olde Florintown Park, Florin Road & McComber Street
Season: March 25 - June 3*
*There will be no games played over Memorial Day Weekend.

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Junior Giants (5-14 years)

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Register April 15 - May 15
Fee: FREE

Junior Giants baseball is a free non-competitive baseball program open to all boys and girls ages 5-14. Players will learn the fundamentals of the game in a fun, encouraging setting. Participants will receive a shirt, hat, and all necessary equipment to play. All games are played on Saturdays. Each team will also have one scheduled practice during the week. Practice days and times will be selected by the coach prior to the season. No team/coach requests will be taken. Registration is required on the Junior Giants website. Please click here or the button above to register online. 

Location: Olde Florintown Park, Florin Road & McComber Street

Season: June 12 - August 5*

Itty Bitty Sports (3.5 - 5 years)

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Fee: $50

The Itty Bitty Sports Program is for 3.5 to 5-year-olds and their parents.  This is a parent participation program, where the children and their parents move from station to station learning the basic fundamentals required for each sport.  With the help of trained instructors, this program builds confidence, motor skills and offers a positive early experience to sports.  This is a fun way to spend quality time with your child and it's a noncompetitive program.  Each registered child will receive a t-shirt on the first day of class and a certificate of completion on the last day of class.

Code Session Days Time Sport
14756 2/21/17 - 3/28/17 Tu  5:30p - 6:30p

Baseball
(Olde Florintown  Park)

14887 4/18/17 - 5/23/17 Tu 5:30p - 6:30p

Soccer

(Vintage Park)

Youth Beginning Tennis 

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Fee: $40

This class is for the young player age 7 to 13, who has little or no experience playing tennis. The class covers basic strokes such as forehand, backhand, and serving. Students will also be taught basic singles and doubles strategies, and how to keep score. Each student must bring two new (unopened) cans of tennis balls. Minimum enrollment must be met. Class time is subject to change due to enrollment.

Location: Vintage Park Tennis Courts

 Code  Session  Days  Time
14916 4/1/17-5/6/17  Sa  9:00a - 9:55a

Youth Intermediate Tennis 

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Fee: $40

This class is for the young player age 7 to 13, who has little or no experience playing tennis. The class covers basic strokes such as forehand, backhand, and serving. Students will also be taught basic singles and doubles strategies, and how to keep score. Each student must bring two new (unopened) cans of tennis balls. Minimum enrollment must be met. Class time is subject to change due to enrollment.

Location: Vintage Park Tennis Courts

 Code  Session  Days  Time
13998 4/1/17-5/6/17  Sa  10:00a - 10:55a

NFL Flag Football 

Check back in the Summer for 2017 dates!

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Register May 2 - August 13
Fee: $90

Flag Football teaches boys and girls ages 5-17 the fundamentals of football, good sportsmanship and teamwork. All players will receive a NFL Flag Football reversible jersey, mouthpiece, certificate of participation and a trophy. Practices will take place during the week and games will be played on Saturdays.

Location: Countryside Park

 Code  Session  Days  Time
 14005  8/13/16 - 11/5/16  Sa  9:00a - 4:00p

 

Punt, Pass, and Kick

Check back in the Summer for 2017 dates!

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Fee: FREE!

Flag Football teaches boys and girls ages 5-17 the fundamentals of football, good sportsmanship and teamwork. All players will receive a NFL Flag Football reversible jersey, mouthpiece, certificate of participation and a trophy. Practices will take place during the week and games will be played on Saturdays.

Location: Countryside Park

Code Session Days Time
14006 9/17/16 Sa 10:00a - 2:00p

Southgate Youth Basketball Camp

Check back for the Winter 2017 dates!

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Fee: $50

The Southgate Recreation & Park District's Basketball Camp is geared for 1st through 8th grade children who are interested in the opportunity to enhance their basketball skills.  Instructors will give hands-on instruction in all areas of basketball including: shooting, passing, ball handling, defence and teamwork.  This one week camp is a great option for winter break! 

Location: Rizal Community Center (7320 Florin Mall Drive)

 Code  Session  Days  Time
 14748  12/19/16 - 12/23/16  Mon - Fri  12:30 - 3:00pm

Southgate Youth Basketball League

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Fee: $90

The Southgate Recreation & Park District's Youth Basketball League is geared towards 3rd - 8th grade girls and boys of all skill levels. *Skill development, fitness, teamwork, sportsmanship, participation and fun are the league's focus.  Games and practices are held at the Jose Rizal Community Center and various locations.  Games will be played on Sundays. 

*Southgate reserves the right to determine the placement of a child based on skill level and development.

Location: Rizal Community Center (7320 Florin Mall Drive) and other various locations

 Code  Session
 14749 3/6/17 - 6/11/17  


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