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Be Involved, Become a Coach!

Youth sports coaches do not need experience, only the willingness and enthusiasm to coach. Kids and coaches alike should have fun. Coaching is a fulfilling aspect of any sport, especially youth sports. Call 847.850.2100 for more information.


The Buffalo Grove Park District trains all of its youth sports coaches in clinics developed by the National Youths Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA). This nation-wide organization teaches parents that kids want to have fun and participate in all sports. In our fourth year of training, over 600 coaches have participated in sessions held prior to each sport season. Coaches are required to attend a lecture/video tape introduction, and then participate in hands-on sessions with qualified trainers. These sessions are designed for parents who have never coached, as well as the seasoned veteran. With more youths registering for sports, the need for volunteer coaches grows more each season. NYSCA training makes it easy for all parents to become a coach.

Bullying In Youth Sports
The Buffalo Grove Park District utilizes the National Youth Sports Coaches Association to provide volunteer coaches online training pertaining to bullying in youth sports by players and coaches. The online training will provide coaches the necessary educational tools to intervene and work with athletes. Coaches will also benefit by learning 3 types of bullying (physical, verbal and relational), there differences, and their warning signs. For more information about NYSCA, visit their website at

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Youth Sports Association

BGRA Baseball and Bills Football use Park District fields, but are independent associations and not Buffalo Grove Park District programs. For information on these programs, please visit their websites listed below.

Bills Football BGRA Baseball


Gymnastics & Tumbling

Age: 2 – 9

A wonderful way to introduce your child to gymnastics. All classes are non-competitive, but each child is encouraged to set goals and follow through by achieving them. We can bring them from their first somersault to their first flip.

For more information, contact TJ Wilkes at 847.850.2199.


Ice Skating & Hockey

Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion offers a variety of Ice Skating and Hockey programs for children of all ages. If you are a beginner, Twin Rinks has the class for you! Beginners learn balance and basic forward skating skills, taught using the Ice Skating Institute program. Bring your own skates or rent a pair from us. No other equipment is needed for the beginner class, although helmets and/or kneepads are recommended.


For more information, contact TJ Wilkes at 847.850.2199.



Staff from the Heritage Tennis Club will offer instruction for summer classes at Emmerich and Willow Stream Parks. Fall, winter and spring instruction will be offered indoors at the Heritage Tennis Club in Arlington Heights. You do not have to be a resident of Arlington Heights or a member of the Heritage Tennis Club to participate in the indoor lesson program. There are non-member fees so participants can try the program before deciding to join and receive the benefits of the club’s membership. For fall, winter and spring program and registration information contact the Heritage Tennis Club at 847.398.7780 or visit the website at Heritage Tennis Club is located at 7 West College Drive in Arlington Heights.

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