Without organized sports, kids would be left with only mock-congressional filibustering clubs for their extracurricular fun. Gift your offspring bipartisan athletics with today’s Groupon: for $87, you can enroll your child in up to a nine-week session’s worth of sporty group courses (up to a $175 value) at Windy City Sports Academy, located at the Windy City Fieldhouse in Bucktown. The registration deadline for the upcoming midwinter session is January 10; general registration begins December 27, but your Groupon will allow you to register beginning December 10. To enroll your child in a 10-week session, simply apply this Groupon’s value and pay the difference.
The Windy City Sports Academy takes budding Larry Birds and future Mia Hamms and gives them the teammates, equipment, and cozy domed space necessary to develop athletic skills while having active fun. A diverse array of courses are available, so b-ball devotees can perfect the arts of shooting free throws and shrugging off technicals in a nine-week basketball academy (ages 6–12), and younger players can get a taste of the fundamentals of T-ball and other group games in tiny tots sports (ages 2–6). A six-week soccer preseason training clinic (ages 6–12) introduces worldly football fundamentals to kids used to traditional American sports such as baseball and eating bugs on television for money. Finally, the nine-week baseball academy teaches batters how to call homers Babe Ruth–style and how to deal with fans wearing headsets who blow their team’s chance at a World Series.
Windy City Sports Academy’s staff members are experienced and friendly and can act as impartial referees as well as someone to remind kids that there is no I, B, or 3.14 in team. Great for getting healthy physical activity without catching a cold by building toboggan runs in department-store parking garages, a class at Windy City Sports Academy offers weeks of indoor, teamwork-building exercise during the year’s most sports-unfriendly season.
- I had my son's birthday party here and the staff was amazing! They kept everyone busy and happy with well organized activities for the kids and were very helpful with set up and execution of the food part of the birthday party. – Jen S., Yelp
- The WCSA is a great outlet for energetic and enthusiastic children. They come home exhausted and can’t wait to go back! – Lori L., testimonial