ATHLETIC PROGRAMS SUMMER 2013
STARTING NEW AT GOLF (SNAG®)
SNAG falls somewhere between miniature golf and regulation golf. Qualified instructors use simplified equipment, rules and terminology to teach the fundamentals of golf along with proper Golf etiquette.
Jack Nicklaus endorsed program... through SNAG and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Nicklaus hopes to bring golf into the mainstream of youth sports with a new initiative. The new Jack Nicklaus Learning Leagues will be introduced into the Geneseo Park District’s youth SNAG program starting this summer! Grades K-5
Taking a golf lesson from a qualified golf instructor is the best way to learn the game of golf. If you are new to the game and want to improve your posture, grip, alignment and swing this is for you! Learn the key components of this lifetime sport including a variety of shots. Grades 3-8
INSTRUCTIONAL GOLF CLINIC
Beginner and experienced golfers are welcome to attend this 1 day golf clinic. Clinic instructors will customize each lesson to meet each individual golfer’s needs. Golfers will work exclusively on the practice green and tee. Games and drills challenge participants to apply skills and concepts learned in a fun, supportive setting. Grades 3-8
Tennis is the perfect sport for your kids and is now easier to play! Quickstart Tennis is an innovative teaching system endorsed by the USTA. It uses modified equipment (smaller racquets and lower compression tennis balls) and smaller court sizes. The fundamentals of the game will be taught and participants will quickly be rallying and playing, creating a positive fun atmosphere to continue learning this lifetime sport.
QUICKSTARTTM TENNIS PROGRAM Grades K - 5
QUICKSTARTTM TENNIS CAMP 3-day camp Grades 3 - 5
INSTRUCTIONAL TENNIS CAMP
Instructional tennis camp is for beginners and new to the game players. Qualified tennis instructors will emphasize team building, sportsmanship and cooperation through fun individual and all-court challenges. Learn the fundamentals: ground strokes, volleys, lobs and serving. Games and drills will allow participants to use their new skills and have fun! 3-day camp Grades 6 - 8
YOUTH VOLLEYBALL CLINIC
This clinic is designed for boys and girls interested in learning the game of volleyball. Players will learn the hitting techniques, footwork, positions, and rules of the game. Each Session focuses on different areas of the game by using drills and scrimmage games. Learn and play the game. Grades 3 - 8
YOUTH RUNNING PROGRAM
Do you like to run or are you looking for an activity to get you moving and keep you fit? The Geneseo Park District Running Program is designed to promote, encourage, and educate young athletes. Workouts will promote physical endurance, speed, strength and agility. The fundamentals of running (form and pacing) will also be taught in order to encourage safety in this lifetime activity. Grades 1 - 6
YOUTH RUNNING CAMP
Participants experience a variety of workouts that help build endurance, speed, strength, and agility. Coaches incorporate drills, games, and competitions that allow participants to apply what they have learned. Extras: Run a cross country race and practice relay hand offs. Grades 3 - 8
This four week program will teach rules and regulations for the fitness area as well as expected behavior and techniques. Upon completion of this course Middle School members are allowed to use the Cardio/Weight room.
BASKETBALL SHOOTING CLINIC
A great opportunity to improve your shooting skills and have a ball. Learn or perfect different types of shots including free throws, layups, shooting off the dribble or off the pass. Former and current Maple Leaf Basketball players will give instruction on the mechanics of proper shooting form in individual and small group activities. GRADES: 1 - 8
The strong tradition of Geneseo Football continues! Former and current Maple Leaf Football players will teach or fine tune new and experienced players’ basic skills of stance, throwing and catching a football, running routes and playing defense through a variety of station drills and informal play. GRADES: 1 - 6
Coordinator: Kelly VanKerrebroeck
Coaching Staff: Curt Schaefer, Ted Keopple, Kelley Timmerman, Cody Mighell, Kevin Reed, Allison Farrell, Avery Mickley, Danielle Dewey, Jordan Starkey, Maggie Schlindwein
The purpose of Athletics Department at the Geneseo Park District is to deliver and promote recreational sports programs for adults and youth in our community.
Our youth sports programs have a strong instructional and recreational emphasis. We believe that sports are best taught by focusing on the basic skills and applying those skills in game settings. It’s important for players to get as many repetitions as possible. Instruction should be brief and to the point. Drills are designed to zero in on skill building blocks and should follow a logical progression that takes into account the developmental stage of the participant. Once a concept has been presented, players must be given the opportunity to apply those skills. Maintaining an effective instructor to participant ratio is important to the Athletics Department. On average, our programs have a 7:1 instructor to participant ratio. The Athletics Department strives to provide quality instructors who are qualified to lead our programs. Our instructors can be part-time employees, independent contractors, volunteers and any combination of the three.
We have high expectations for the adminstrators, employees, volunteer coaches, and participants. Prior to each season, volunteer coaches are trained in basic principles of coaching youth sports. At this time, coaches agree to uphold and reinforce a code of conduct with the youth participants.
Youth Sports Code of Conduct:
- I agree to demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times
- I will encourage my teammates and respect my opponents
- I agree to play safely, listen to coaches, and follow the rules of the game
- I agree to use sports equipment properly and with respect
- I understand that a consistent failure to follow this code may result in being removed from the activity