Sports & Rec

Sports & Recreation

The Kroc Sports & Recreation department is full of fun sports camps and leagues for all ages. Check out all the fun opportunities that we currently offer. Is there a sport or program that you would like to see offered at the Kroc? Drop us an email and let us know what sports programs you are interested in today!


Our Kroc gymnasium is available for families, friends, individuals, etc. to play basketball and a variety of other sports. See class schedule or a Welcome Desk Attendant for details. Basketballs can be checked out at the Control Desk.

Kristy Stegeman

Sports & Recreation Specialist | 217-231-5635

Advance registration is required for all leagues and registration deadlines do apply. Space is limited. Registration forms available at the Control Desk. The Kroc Center reserves the right to cancel any program if minimum participation requirements are not met.

Ninja Training

Members $40 | Non Members $60

Get ready to have fun on this ninja training course! This high-octane combination of obstacle training, martial arts, gymnastics, and freestyle movement is designed to harness the limitless energy of young children for a total body workout that builds strength, endurance, and character.

Ages 4-5

Tuesdays, Oct 25-Nov 15 | 4:15-5pm

Ages 6-7

Tuesdays, Oct 25-Nov 15 | 5:30-6:15pm

Call 217-231-5635 to register.


NEW! Youth Basketball Learning League Coming January 2023

Youth boys and girls basketball learning leagues are coming to The Kroc Center this winter! Registration opens Dec 1. Check and social media for more info and dates!

Volunteer coaches and officials needed. Contact Kristy today!

Adult Pickleball

Competitive League

$70 per team of 2 | Ages 18+

Thursday Evenings, Sept 29–Nov 10

Compete in this unique league! Games and times will be scheduled in advance for each team. Each game will have a 40 minute time limit. Standard USAPA rules with adaptations will be followed. Equipment will be provided if needed. Mixed and men or women doubles welcome!

Registration extended until Sept 23!

Register by Sept 23
Doubles – Level 4.0

Learn to Play

Members Free, Non-Members $8.50 per wk | Ages 18+

Wednesdays, Oct 19–Dec 14 | 10-11:30am

No experience necessary! Learn the rules of pickleball, basic skills, and techniques. This class is geared toward beginners, but all levels are welcome to play and have fun. Equipment will be provided. Led by The Kroc Center’s recreational sports staff. No class on Nov 23.

Paddle Battle Pickle-ball Tournament

$65 per team of 2

Saturday, Nov 5

Show your paddle skills and compete in our fall pickleball tournament! This is a doubles tournament. Teams will be divided into divisions based on team’s skill level.

Contact the Recreational Sports Specialist at
217-231-5635 to register!

Volleyball League


Adult Leagues

$240 per team, Ages 18+

Adult volleyball leagues will consist of 7 regular season games and at least one playoff game. All teams are guaranteed 8 games total. Playoffs schedule will be released after week 7 of regular season play. Register by Sept 23.

CO-ED Rec Volleyball

Monday Evenings, Oct 3–Dec 12

Non-competitive league where games are laid-back rather than competitive. Standard co-ed rules apply. No spiking in front of the 10-foot line for both males and females. No games Oct 31.

CO-ED Power Volleyball 6 VS 6

Wednesday Evenings, Oct 5–Dec 14

Both men and women can spike at the net. Net will be set at standard men’s volleyball height. No games Nov 23.

CO-ED Competitive Volleyball

Friday Evenings, Oct 7–Dec 16

Competitive league with standard co-ed rules enforced. Women can spike at the net. Men can spike from behind the 10-foot line only. No games Nov 25.

Youth Volleyball
Jr. Spikers LEARNING League

$55 per player, Open to incoming grades 3-6

Grades 3-4 | Tuesday Evenings, Nov 1-Jan 3

Grades 5-6 | Thursday Evenings, Nov 3-Jan 5

Individual sign-ups. Designed to help introduce and improve both fundamentals and skills with an emphasis on fun, sportsmanship, hard work, and character development. After the first week of practice, players will be divided into separate teams within their age-group. A league schedule will be issued after team selections are finalized. Competitive balance will be sought while creating each team. Players must be the age indicated by the first day of practice to enroll within that age-group. Space is limited and for planning purposes, team assignments are final.
Register by Oct 25. Call 217-231-5635 to register.

NEW! Toddler Time: Mommy & Me in the Gym

Ages 5 and under

Free for Members
Non Members: $5 Adults (16+) per wk
$3 Child (5 and under) per wk

Tuesdays, Oct 4-Dec 20 | 9-11am

This special drop-in playtime is just for parents and toddlers! Enjoy social time with other moms and dads while your little ones play in the gymnasium. All toddlers must be accompanied by an adult the entire time. Equipment will be provided for open play.

Youth Golf Club Rentals

Each set includes:

•Golf Bag & Youth Clubs

•Set size is based off the child’s height.

•Please have height info when registering.

•Limited availability.

•Must pick up at & deliver back to The Kroc Center

$25 Per set

Rental time frame: March 1 – October 31


Please contact Sports & Rec Specialist
Kristy Stegeman at 217.231.5635 or at

Members climb for FREE!

Rock Wall

Non-Member Youth $3 | Adult (18+) $5

Wednesdays 4-7pm | Saturdays Noon-5pm

Looking for a challenge and a unique workout? The Kroc Rock Climbing Wall is one of the exclusive features our facility offers free to our members and is the go-to wall in the area! 

Climbing builds confidence, focus, and critical thinking skills. Experienced instructors are always on hand, during climbing hours, to belay and show proper techniques.

The Rock Wall is available to ages 3 and up. Those 11 years & under must have a parent/guardian present. Ages 12–15 must have a parent in the building while ages 16+ may be alone. Additional optional shoe rental charges may apply.

Click here for current venue hours. Signed waivers are required.

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