Soccer Zone South Bend’s dedicated team of coaches display their passion for the great sport of soccer through classes designed to hone the technique of young strikers from ages 3–10. The newly formatted Tiny Tots course imparts knee-high kickers with the spatial awareness to kick around a soccer ball and hone the teamwork skills necessary for sneaking into the World Cup with four friends and an oversize trench coat. As kids play, learn, and make new friends on the pitch, Soccer Zone South Bend’s instructors guide their development through dedicated teaching and positive reinforcement.
During the learn-to-skate sessions at The Summit's 176,000-square-foot sports complex, aspiring ice skaters aged 4 and up will bolster their balance and polish their edgework in a series of 10 sessions, each comprised of a 40-minute instructional period and a 20-minute practice period. Former NCAA hockey player Steve Greenberg and his well-trained staff help wobbly first-time gliders coast with confidence across the rink. After training sessions, wannabe Gretzkys, Kwans, and Spiderman on Ice extras can show off their new moves with two passes for open skating, which include skate rental. See the The Summit's calendar for open skate times.
The Muskegon Family YMCA serves its community with fitness facilities and classes open to youngsters and adults alike. Facilities include workout rooms, indoor courts, and outdoor playing fields along with a fully equipped locker room featuring saunas, steam rooms, and hot tubs. In workout studios, instructors lead many adult- and youth-fitness classes throughout the week, and swim coaches captain lessons, swim-team practices, and exercise sessions in the indoor pool. When parents work out, experts keep a close eye on their kids in the nursery, ensuring they won't don fake beards to run off and join a gang of lumberjacks.
At best, the thought of playing soccer on a crisp winter day in Michigan makes your teeth chatter. At worst, it's unfathomable. Luckily, Grand Blanc Soccerzone offers up a solution to sports fiends singing the Midwest wintertime blues: an indoor facility that keeps you sheltered from inclement weather year-round.
Players of all ages storm the turf pitch in pursuit of friendly competition, fundamentals, or some really cool turf stains. Teams join the competition as a unit, while independent players can sign up to form a squad with other solo soccer gurus. Besides a quality turf surface, the field is also walled in, providing the feel of a professional indoor soccer league. For those seeking to improve on-the-ball skills, instructors lead programs to perfect everything from dribbling and passing to goaltending and shooting.
Whitmore Lake Community Recreation encompasses a variety of activities at facilities of Whitmore Lake Public Schools. The community pool hosts classes such as water aerobics or swim lessons, alongside pool parties and public swim. Youth classes invite kids to cavort through activities such as volleyball, basketball, and soccer, while adult sports include leagues such as softball and classes such as yoga and zumba.
Since 1995, children and adults have stayed active at Oakland Yard Athletics with a variety of league sports, lessons, and tournaments spread across sprawling, state-of-the art indoor and outdoor facilities. Boys play T-ball and baseball and girls play softball beneath a brightly lit dome with three professional-grade batting cages adjacent to 72,000 square feet of synthetic turf. Golfers explore the indoor driving range, and young and old soccer enthusiasts demonstrate just how useful a peg leg can be. Kids romp across a 10-acre fenced-in playground during more than 100 types of themed summer camps, including sports sessions, cooking lessons, and improv comedy classes. The caring staff has also been involved with numerous charitable organizations within the community.