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The Monday Parks Playbook: It’s Time for Girls to Get in the Game!

We play basketball year ‘round at the Park District, and on Monday, January 20, it is time for 7th and 8th grade girls to get in the game. The 20th is Placement Evaluation Night for our Winter Girls’ Basketball League. In this league, girls develop fundamental skills, learn the importance of working together as a team and being proud of their contributions, and, most importantly, have fun! All girls should play basketball; it is the perfect team sport to try, because it helps girls develop good self-esteem and promotes a healthy lifestyle.

There is much more to basketball than just throwing the ball at the hoop and hoping it goes in. By practicing drills and increasing their understanding of the strategies of the game, girls learn to be more confident. Within the confines of good sportsmanship, girls are encouraged to take risks and go for what they want.

Basketball season takes place during the winter months, when it is all too tempting to spend free time on the couch watching television and playing video games. By signing your daughter up for basketball, you will be encouraging and promoting regular exercise and a healthier lifestyle.

Fun, fitness, and new friends. It’s all here!

Games are played on Saturday mornings at Prairie Lakes Community Center from February 22 through April 26. Practices begin the week of February 3 and are held once a week at a local school. For more information call Joshua Cantres, Athletic Supervisor, at 847-391-5711.

Want more information about youth sports? Visit www.DPParks.org.

See you around the parks!

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