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Register for 3rd Annual Zombie Scramble

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The Evanston Recreation Division presents the 3rd Annual Zombie Scramble on October 22, 2016!

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The goal of the Zombie Scramble is for you and your team members to finish the race with all of your “lives” intact.  Your “lives” are represented by flags hanging off of a flag football belt you will wear.  Throughout the course, Zombies will be attempting to grab your flag as you attempt to avoid them.  If you lose all of your flags you become “infected” and complete the race as an “infected” person.

Team GPS Registration Open

We still have a few spots available for our middle school Team GPS program that starts THIS SUNDAY: REGISTER NOW

Whether your daughter has played a few sports, many sports, or your daughter is simply interested in trying sports for the first time, consider signing her up for a few of our Team GPS Sessions in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.

The first 3 week session will focus on Basketball and Lacrosseand will meet October 9th, 16th and 23rd at Evanston Township High School from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

The social discussion topic for October will be Social Media.

Below is the entire 2016-2017 Team GPS Calendar:

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE: We provide opportunities for ALL girls to join our GPS programs, because we believe cost should never be an obstacle to participation.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit www.teamgps.org.

EMAIL mlivatino@teamgps.org with any questions.

Evanston Express Softball Clinic Series

10U Fall 2016 Triple Play Skills Clinic Series

Calling all 8, 9, and 10-year-old female softball players!!!

Come strengthen your softball skills and learn about Evanston Express Travel Softball.

Session 1: Hitting – swing mechanics and phases of the swing
Sunday October 9 th , 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
James Park Field #1

Session 2: Fielding – infield and outfield fundamentals
Sunday October 30 th , 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
James Park Field #1

Session 3: Pitching – breakdown drills and full pitching motion
Sunday December 11 th , time: TBA, ETHS

Evanston Express Director of Coaching and former Division 1 player, Shannon Roney will host the clinics.

Girls born in 2006, 2007, and 2008, regardless of experience are invited to participate, strengthen their skills, and learn about the opportunity to play for the Evanston Express Travel Club during the summer of 2017.

There is a $20 fee for attending each clinic, or $50 for all three sessions. The fee can be paid online during registration. You may also pay by cash or check. As with all EBSA events, scholarships are available.

Registration IS REQUIRED. This will allow us to ensure the best coach to player ratio and to provide the best player experience possible.

For further information please email us at evanstonexpressfastpitch@gmail.com

 

Badminton for Grades 4-8

badmintonEVANSTON JUNIOR BADMINTON CLUB
Fall 2016

Badminton Classes
October 6-31, 2016
Beginner/Intermediate, Grades: 4 – 8, 6-7:30 pm
Intermediate, Grades: 8 – 12, 7:30-9pm
Fees: Mon. or Thur. (4 classes): $78 /
Mon. and Thur. (8 classes): $120

Badminton training for beginners and intermediate players. Learn how to grip, serve, net drop, drop shot, block, drive, clear, smash, footwork, and strategies for single and double. This program provides open court play, basic game practice, individual assessment/evaluation and opportunity to improve your badminton skills and game performance!
Sign up and come have some fun learning and practicing all the badminton shots from the serve to the smash!

Badminton Clinics
Thursday, Nov. 3rd, 2016
Grades: 4-8
Session 1: 6-7:30pm
Session 2: 7:30-9pm
Fee: $10/session
Badminton instructional Clinics for students who are interested in learning how to play Badminton.

Come have some fun learning the game of badminton.
Space is limited, sign up for one or both sessions today!

Badminton Information and Registration

Girls Play Sports Events at ETHS Athletics

All regular season ETHS Sports Contests are FREE except for Football and Basketball.  For the Girls Basketball game on Jan 13, simply print this page and show it to the ticket table upon arrival for free admission.
No Need to Pre-Register.
Come support the ETHS KITS!!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Visit www.teamgps.org.EMAIL mlivatino@teamgps.org with any questions.

Bike the Ridge – Sun. Sept. 25

BikeTheRidge2011_0746web.jpgThe annual Bike the Ridge event will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

Ridge Avenue will be closed to ALL vehicular traffic between Howard and Church Streets. Bicycles are not allowed on Ridge Avenue at any other time, so come out and enjoy this non-competitive, city-sponsored special event!

You are invited to join the official start of the ride at 9:00 a.m. at the intersection of Ridge Avenue and Howard Street. You may bike Ridge Avenue from Howard Street to Church Street and back again or anywhere in the middle. Children under age 18 are required to wear bike helmets per City of Evanston ordinance. This event is limited to those on non-motorized bicycles only (motorized bicycles or skateboards are not allowed).

More information here.

FAAM Draft – Sat. Sept. 17

 

 

The Fellowship of Afro-American Men Youth basketball league offers competitive and Cheerleading programs to middle school boys and girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The girls league is open to girls in 5 th , 6 th , 7 th and 8 th grades. FAAM has 14 boys, 6 girls and 2 Cheerleading teams, over 350 youth in the league, over 80 volunteers, and a feeder to the ETHS basketball program. We are excited about your interest in FAAM and we hope that this experience exceeds your expectations.

GPS Volleyball League

There are only a few days left to register for the GPS Volleyball League. This league is a great introduction to the sport of volleyball and it can also provide extra practice for girls that may already be playing on a team.

The GPS Volleyball league is 6 weeks long, starting September 11th at 4:00pm at ETHS. The 4th and 5th grade girls and the 6th – 8th grade girls will be divided into different groups.

The focus will still be teaching the fundamentals and forming balanced teams to give the girls great experience playing.

FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE – REGISTER NOW: http://teamgps.org/registration/leagues-and-tournaments-registration

Step Up for Youth – Sun. Sept. 11

Step Up for Youth, a 10K/5K Race and Family Fun Walk along Evanston’s lakefront.  Proceeds benefit Dajae Coleman Foundation (dc3f.org), a non-profit, community-based organization that honors the legacy of Dajae Coleman, a 14 year old Evanston Township High School honors student who was shot and killed when he was only 14 years old.
Get more information and register at http://www.stepupforyouth and use the code FRIEND to get $5 off of the entry fee.  In addition, event sponsor Prairie Moon Restaurant is offering a free craft beer pint to the next 50 people who register online by Sunday, August 14 11:59 PM. Check the box on page 2 to receive a coupon at packet pickup.
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Evanston Junior Badminton Club Fall Registration

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Grades 4-12
Mondays and/or Thursdays
3 four-week sessions from Aug. 8-Oct. 31

Badminton training for beginners and intermediate players. Learn how to grip, serve, net drop, drop shot, block, drive, clear, smash, footwork, and strategies for single and double. This program provides open court play, basic game practice, individual assessment/evaluation and opportunity to improve your badminton skills and game performance!

Sign up and come have some fun learning and practicing all the badminton shots from the serve to the smash!

Download the registration forms: Badminton_Fall2016

FAAM Basketball Draft Registration Open

The Fellowship of Afro-American Men Youth basketball league offers competitive Basketball and Cheerleading programs to middle school boys and girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. The girls league is open to girls in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.

FAAM has 14 boys, 6 girls and 2 Cheerleading teams, over 350 youth in the league, over 80 volunteers, and a feeder to the ETHS basketball program.

FAAM is a non-profit organization that is run on fundraising and volunteers. In and effort to keep registration fees low, FAAM needs 100% participation in fundraising. The Registration fees include the participation fees, and a mandatory fundraiser fee. Each player will receive a book of tickets for Pancake Day, which you can sell to recover the mandatory fundraising fee of $50 included in the registration fee.

The FAAM season begins with a draft for new participants in September. The league runs for 13 weeks from October to February, we hold weekly games and practices are twice a week for each team. Practice will start the week after draft. Playoffs commence in February, ending with the Boys and Girls Championship and Consolation games held in February on the date of our Annual Pancake Day Fundraiser. Each March we hold our Annual Awards Banquet where we honor players for both academic and athletic achievements.

Actors Gymnasium Classes for Kids with Special Needs

A new program gives students with disabilities and special needs access to the joy of circus. Circus arts is a non-competitive, creative recreational opportunity that allows individuals to shine. It has also been shown to increase focus, determination, fine motor skills, social skills, physical ability and self-esteem.

Current classes include Circus Arts for Students with Autism, ages 10 -14 and Circus Arts for Students with Disabilities, ages 16 and up.

See the class descriptions or register here, email specialneeds@actorsgymnasium.org or call the office at 847-328-2795.

Peanut Flag Football & More at Ridgeville Park District

2nd and 3rd graders love our Flag Football program as a way to learn more about the sport this Fall! Come enjoy the Football season spirit with your child in a fun, safe environment. Saturdays 9-10:30am. Free clinic on Sept. 10!

Sign up here

Youth Classes Available

  • Ballet I, Wed. 5:15-6pm (~7-10 year old)
  • Ballet/Tap Combo, Wed. 6-7pm (~7-9 year old)
  • Boys Bop, Mon. 10-10:30am
  • Fairy Ballet, Mon. 9:30-10am (~2-3 year old)
  • Fairy Ballet, Wed. 4-4:30pm (~4 year old)
  • Intro to Ballet, Wed. 4:30-5:15pm (~5-6 year old)

Sign up here for youth classes

Fall Softball Skills Clinic – Sun. Sept. 11

Fall 2016 Skills Clinic
 
Hosted by Shannon Roney, Evanston Express Director of Coaching and former Division 1 Player
Sunday, September 11th
James Park
4pm to 5:30pm
Cost: $10
For girls 8-10 years old
 
 Girls born in 2006, 2007 and 2008, regardless of experience, are invited to participate, strengthen their skills, and learn about the opportunity to play for the Evanston Express Travel Club during the summer of 2017.

Parents are welcome to watch the clinic, or to drop-off and return before 5:30pm. This ninety minute clinic will conclude with a brief introduction to Express and a Q & A with Coach Roney who will answer parents’ questions regarding the 2017 season. The presentation and Q & A will begin at 5:30 and will last ten to fifteen minutes.

There is a $10 fee for attending this clinic. The fee can be paid online during registration. You may also pay by cash or check. As with all EBSA events, scholarships are available. 

 

Girls Play Team Sports (GPS)

Girls Play Sports (GPS) has a few exciting Fall programs that start as early as August, and registration is already open!  Spots are limited for some of these programs and so register as soon as possible.

GPS Leagues and Tournaments: these programs provide a variety of opportunities for 4th – 8th grade girls that are not currently offered for girls in the community.  Financial Aid is available for all of our Leagues and Tournaments.
Leagues and Tournaments this Fall include:
  • 5th – 8th grade Tennis Tournament on August 28th
  • 4th – 8th grade Cross Country Meet on September 24th
  • 4th – 5th grade Volleyball League that runs from Sept 11th – Oct 16th
Please register for the GPS Leagues and Tournaments online at: http://teamgps.org/registration/leagues-and-tournaments-registration
Team GPS: this programs provides an opportunity for 6th – 8th grade girls to deepens their exposure and instruction in 2 new sports each month on Sundayafternoons at ETHS.  Team GPS also engages these girls in critical discussion topics that face young women today.  Below is a calendar of sports and discussion topics for the 2016-2017 school year. Financial Aid is available for Team GPS.
Please register for the Team GPS online at: http://teamgps.org/online-registration

For more information about any of these programs, visit  teamgps.org or contact Megan Livatino at mlivatino@teamgps.org

Fall Lacrosse Registration Open

lacrosseEYLA Fall Lacrosse Registration is now open!

EYLA Girls Fall 2016
Season  – 9/11 – 10/23

Welcome to Fall 2016! Fall is a great time to try out the sport of lacrosse or hone your skills for the Spring season. Lacrosse is the fastest growing field sport in the US, and with this there are changing US Lacrosse rules per age group, leagues and parameters for lacrosse at this particular time.Please read the registration carefully as we are adapting to the new US Lacrosse age guidelines and format of play for our younger players. All players are required to be US Lacrosse members, which is $25 annual membership.

We are always searching for parents to help coach, manage or assist EYLA with the growth of the game, please reach out to beth@eylax.com if you are interested.

US Lacrosse is moving toward the birthdate model, not grade model for youth programming, 8/31 cutoff. EYLA Girls will transition to the USL model beginning this Fall. For more information on ages – see link US Lacrosse.  http://www.uslacrosse.org/rules/age-eligibility-guidelines.aspx In addition based on the USL Lacrosse ADM protocol.

For Scholarship information, contact: tina@eylax.com

Boys Programs

EYLA Fall ball is a great opportunity for boys of all ages and skill levels to play Lacrosse in the fall.  Our Fall ball program features skills based practices coupled with fun Coach led scrimmages.  Fall is a great opportunity for new players to try out lacrosse.  Fall is also good for returning players to hone their skills in a fun learning environment.

All Players must possess a US Lacrosse Membership.  Registration process for US Lacrosse membership included in EYLA registration  (Price of membership not included in tuition).

For info on US Lacrosse Membership CLICK HERE

For info regarding age Guidelines CLICK HERE

More information for both girls and boys programs: http://leagueathletics.com/Default.asp?org=eylax.com

End of Season Beach Schedule

2016 End of Season Schedule Announced for Evanston Beaches

Due to seasonal lifeguard and beach staff going back to school, some Evanston beaches will have reduced weekday hours for swimming for the remainder of the 2016 summer season.

Beaches with limited weekday hours include:

  • Greenwood Street Beach and South Boulevard Beach – Open for swimming from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, beginning Monday, August 22 through Friday, September 2.
  • Clark Street Beach – Open for swimming from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on weekdays, beginning Wednesday, August 24 through Friday, September 2.

Beaches will still be open for non-swimming activities before 4:30 p.m.

Lighthouse Beach and Lee Street Beach will maintain normal hours, 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., for the remainder of the season. In addition, all five public swimming beaches will continue to be open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and on Labor Day, Monday, September 5.

Evanston residents are reminded to take advantage of the two remaining free beach days on Mondays, August 22 and 29. The free beach day on August 22 will be held at Clark Street Beach, and the free day on August 29 will be held at Lee Street Beach.

For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.

Girls Play Sports Opportunities

GPS After School Clinics: this FREE program is for 4th and 5th grade girls, bringing high school female student-athletes directly to your school to introduce girls to a wide variety of sports over the course of the year. Sign up once and then your daughter may come to as many of the sessions that she is available.

REGISTER: http://teamgps.org/registr…/after-school-clinic-registration

GPS Leagues and Tournaments: these programs provide a variety of opportunities for 4th – 8th grade girls that are not currently offered for girls in the community. BEGINNERS WELCOME!!

Leagues and Tournaments this Fall include:
5th – 8th grade Tennis Tournament on Aug 28th
4th – 8th grade Cross Country Meet on Sept 24th
4th – 5th grade Volleyball League from Sept 11th – Oct 16th

Financial Aid is available for all of our Leagues and Tournaments.

REGISTER for the GPS Leagues and Tournaments:
http://teamgps.org/reg…/leagues-and-tournaments-registration

Team GPS is for girls 6th – 8th grade.
Whether your daughter has played a few sports, many sports, or your daughter is simply interested in trying sports for the first time, consider signing her up for a few of our Team GPS Sessions in the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.

The first 3 week session will focus on Basketball and Lacrosse and will meet on October 9th, 16th and 22rd at Evanston Township High School from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. The social discussion topic for October will be Social Media.

Registration is open for Team GPS: http://teamgps.org/online-registration

CharityWERQ for Girls Play Sports

Come WERQout for a great cause – support Girls Play Sports!!!
Sunday, August 21st @ 4:00pm, Doors open at 3:30pm

Join Creator of WERQ, Haley Stone and instructor (and GPS Board Member), Sharon Morgan Robinson

Featuring: • ALL HIP HOP playlist • Refreshments • Raffle Prizes
Minimum donation: $20

Evanston Township High School- Beardsley Gymnasium
1600 Dodge Ave.
Parking located off Church St.

Evanston Cricket Club Friends & Family Day – Sun. Aug. 7

Evanston Cricket Club’s Friends and Family Day will be held on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at James Park, 300 Dodge Ave.
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Badminton for Grades 4-12

BadmintonEVANSTON JUNIOR BADMINTON CLUB

Fall 2016

Grades 4-12
Mondays and/or Thursdays
3 four-week sessions from Aug. 8-Oct. 31

Badminton training for beginners and intermediate players. Learn how to grip, serve, net drop, drop shot, block, drive, clear, smash, footwork, and strategies for single and double. This program provides open court play, basic game practice, individual assessment/evaluation and opportunity to improve your badminton skills and game performance!

Sign up and come have some fun learning and practicing all the badminton shots from the serve to the smash!

For more information download the flyer: Badminton_Fall2016