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"Childhood Development Through Sports"

Coming To 

Glenview, IL

[Ages 2-6]

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A Place to Make Friends! 

Playpen Sports Academy's childhood development programs are a wonderful way to introduce your child to the world of sport and physical activity in a non-intimidating social environment with a small group of other toddlers and parents.

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parents know best...

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Take it From Mikey's Mom!

Sarah P.

Verified Participant

[ Tiny Tots Soccer ]

"I was surprised how much my little guy seemed to love his soccer class! We can't go more than two days without him asking about class or coach Ben!"

Far   more   than  just  sports...

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The Playpen Sports Academy curriculum is focused on a number of different goals including teaching children how to move and use their bodies, share with other children, interact in social settings, follow directions, and most importantly how to have fun in a  physically active environment! 

At Playpen Sports Academy, we are focused as much on the individual development of your child as we are on sport specific skills that we teach. Because while we expect some of your children to go on to be great athletes, we expect all of your children to go on to be great humans! 

Learn

Move

Share

& Grow!

PROGRAMS COMING TO

Glenview/Northbrook

Basketball

Golf

PlayActive

(Expected Spring 2023)

(Expected Winter 2024)

(Expected Late 2023)

(Expected Spring 2023)

(Expected Spring 2023)

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[Ages 2-5]

[Ages 3-5]

[Ages 3-5]

[Ages 3-5]

[Ages 2-6]

Soccer Classes

Open to Learn more

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SEASONS OFFERED

Spring

A: April-May

Summer

A: May-June
B: July-Aug

Fall

A: Sep-Nov

Winter

A: Jan-Feb
B: Feb-Mar

Tiny Tot Kickers ™ classes place a primary emphasis on childhood development while also introducing toddlers to soccer with games and activities that allow them to run, play as a group and kick a ball. The beginning of the season will focus mostly on non-soccer childhood development and as the season progresses coaches will begin to introduce more soccer specific games and activities. Our approach is one in which toddlers will gain the most basic soccer skills while facilitating their physical and emotional development in areas such as balance, coordination, sharing with others, following directions and social engagement. Playpen Sports Academy classes are geared toward toddlers’ unique way of learning and incorporate games and activities that include regular soccer balls, super soft & light play balls, parachutes, noodles, cones, scoring goals, lots of high-fives and more!​ (Adult participation is required)

A - (24 - 36 Months)

Tiny Tot Kickers ™ 

Tot Shot Kickers 

A - (3 Years)

B - (4-5 Years)

Tot Shot Kickers ™ classes are open to brand new players with no experience or prior participation is needed! Although, for those who have done our Tiny Tots classes these Tot Shot programs are designed to build off of the basics learned in Tiny Tot classes while continuing to introduce higher level soccer skills and fundamentals. These classes will continue to take a childhood development approach and will focus on increasing balance and coordination while introducing things such as jumping, foot-eye coordination, ball control, listening skills, social cooperation, and independent learning. Some parent participation is still required, however our goal is to increase toddler independence by relying less on the parents as the season progresses. 

Baseball Classes

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ROUGH DATES

SEASONS OFFERED

Spring

A: April-May

Summer

A: May-June
B: July-Aug

Fall

A: Sep-Nov

Winter

Not Offered

Tot Shot Sluggers A

(3-4 Years)

The Tot Shot Sluggers class is a development-based program focused on the social, physical and intellectual aspects of baseball. Toddlers will play fun games and actives that introduce throwing, catching, and swinging. The physical developmental portion of this class is centered around hand-eye coordination and environmental reflexes, while the social and intellectual development will focus on patience, working together and relying on others. These classes will also provide opportunities to work on areas of general development such as increasing balance and full-body motor function, while continuing to emphasize emotional skills such as: following directions, active listening, social collaboration, and independent learning. Some parent participation is required, especially in the beginning of the season,   however our goal is to increase toddler independence by relying less on the parents as the season progresses.

(4-5 Years)

Tot Shot Sluggers B

The Tot Shot Sluggers™ B class is a progression from the Tot Shots A program, both of which are development-based programs focused on the social, physical and intellectual aspects of baseball. Toddlers will play fun games and actives that introduce throwing, catching, and swinging. The physical developmental portion of this class is centered around hand-eye coordination and environmental reflexes, while the social and intellectual development will focus on patience, working together and relying on others. These classes will also provide opportunities to work on areas of general development such as increasing balance and full-body motor function, while continuing to emphasize emotional skills such as: following directions, active listening, social collaboration, and independent learning. Some parent participation is required, especially in the beginning of the season,   however our goal is to increase toddler independence by relying less on the parents as the season progresses.

BASKETBALL CLASSES

OPEN TO LEARN MORE

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SEASONS OFFERED

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Winter

A: Jan-Feb
B: Feb-Mar

Spring

Not Offered

Summer

Not Offered

Fall

Not Offered

Tot Shot Hoopers  A
 

(3-4 Years)

The Tot Shot Hoopers A classes are childhood development classes designed to improve the physical, social and emotional development of your child while also introducing the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, passing and scoring using fun games and activities. Like all of our classes, this program will continue to take a childhood development approach and will focus on increasing balance and coordination while introducing things such as jumping, hand-eye coordination, ball control, listening skills, social cooperation, and independent learning. Some parent participation is required, however our goal is to increase toddler independence by relying less on the parents as the season progresses.

Tot Shot Hoopers B

(4-5 Years)

The Tot Shot Hoopers B classes are childhood development classes designed to improve the physical, social and emotional development of your child while also introducing the fundamentals of basketball such as dribbling, passing and scoring using fun games and activities. Like all of our classes, this program will continue to take a childhood development approach and will focus on increasing balance and coordination while introducing things such as jumping, hand-eye coordination, ball control, listening skills, social cooperation, and independent learning. Some parent participation is required, however our goal is to increase toddler independence by relying less on the parents as the season progresses.

GOLF CLASSES

OPEN TO LEARN MORE

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SEASONS OFFERED

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ROUGH DATES

Spring

A: April-May

Summer

A: May-June
B: July-Aug

Fall

A: Sep-Nov

Winter

Not Offered

Tot Shot Bombers ™

(3 - 5 Years)

Our Tot Shot Bombers class is an introductory class focusing on the most fundamental skills and functions used in golf without diving into the minor details, as well as general development principles that are so important across all of our classes. From a physical development standpoint, toddlers will get a chance to work on skills such as hand-eye coordination, balance, planes of movement, and overall body control. Furthermore, perhaps more than any other PSA class, our Bombers class will provide a focus on the social and emotional development skills required for overcoming failure, pushing past obstacles, and dealing with frustration. This class will be broken down into three main parts: Short Game (putting), long game (hitting bombs) and transferable (non-golf) movements and activities. Toddlers will get a chance to hit at lots of fun targets, nail exciting putts, hit bombs from the tee box, and a whole bunch of other fun activities with the group! All equipment is provided by us and is specially designed for ages 3-7 years old. (Parent Participation Required)

PSA Tour Pros 

(4-5 Years)

Our PSA Tour Pros class is a slightly higher level introductory class focusing on the general development principles that are so important across all of our classes while also touching on the fundamental skills and functions used in golf. As a step up from our Bombers classes, Tour Pros will gently dive into some more of the finer (yet basic) details required for learning golf such as proper stance, encouraging a fast swing speed, keeping your head down, and understanding range of motion. Just like our Bombers class, toddlers will get a chance to work on skills like hand-eye coordination, balance, planes of movement, and overall body control, while also focusing on the social and emotional development skills required for overcoming failure, pushing past obstacles, and dealing with frustration. This class will be broken down into three main parts: Short Game (putting), long game (hitting bombs) and transferable (non-golf) movements and activities. Toddlers will get a chance to hit at lots of fun targets, nail exciting putts, hit bombs from the tee box, and a whole bunch of other fun activities with the group! All equipment is provided by us and is specially designed for ages 3-7 years old. (Parent Participation Required)

PLAYACTive CLASSES

OPEN TO LEARN MORE

SEASONS OFFERED

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ROUGH DATES

Spring

A: April-May

Summer

A: May-June
B: July-Aug

Fall

A: Sep-Nov

Winter

A: Jan-Feb
B: Feb-Mar

Introducing // PlayActive 

PlayActive is a sensorimotor based movement, sports and fitness class in which participants will get a chance to explore a variety of games and activities across a number of different sports and fitness themes appropriate for each age group. PlayActive is focused on providing your child with developmental opportunities through the vehicle of “Active Play” without the limitations of a single sport or theme. This is the perfect class for parents looking to get their child involved in a wide variety of physical activity while making new friends and exploring all there is to explore in the world of sports, movement and fitness.

PlayActive Minis 

(2 - 3 Years)

PlayActive Minis will focus on the age appropriate functions of a toddlers growing mind and body at the age of 2-3 years old through themes such as dance and movement, traditional sports, obstacle courses, (yoga and fitness,) and social engagement.

PlayActive Pros  

(4 - 6 Years)

PlayActive Pros is an entry level class which will emphasize the evolving physical, intellectual and social functions that are so critical for the development of children at the ages of 4-6 years old. This class will leverage themes such as team sports, dance and movement, track and field, brain games, yoga and fitness and more!

Let us know where you would like our programs by joining the waitlist!

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