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.
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.
Spring Break Multi-Sports Camp
M–TH, Mar 6–9 | 9–10am
$40 Members | $50 Non Members
A challenge for many parents is knowing which sport their child may or may not be interested in. In this camp, your child will be introduced to basketball, volleyball, soccer, pickleball, and more! Each camper will receive a water bottle.
Youth Basketball Leagues
$50 per player | Grades 3-6th
Saturday Mornings | March 18 – April 29
Youth Learning League open to boys and girls. Guaranteed 6 games. Volunteer coaches and officials needed. No games April 9.
–3rd Grade Co-Ed
–4th Grade GIRLS | 4th Grade BOYS
–5th Grade GIRLS | 5th Grade BOYS
Register by March 10
Men’s Basketball Leagues
$350 per team | Ages 18+
Recreational – Silver
Tuesday Evenings | Mar 21 – May 23
Laid-back league. Current and former college basketball players under the age of 35 are NOT allowed to play in this division. Games are played full-court. Teams are guaranteed 8 games
Competitive – Gold
Thursday Evenings | Mar 23 – May 25
Competitive games are played at a faster pace than the rec league. Current and former college basketball players under the age of 35 must play in this division. Games are played full-court. Teams are guaranteed 8 games.
Register by March 13
Youth Volleyball CLINIC
$50 Members | $55 Non Members
Grades 3-4 | Mondays 5:15–6pm | March 20-May 1
Grades 5-6 | Wednesdays 5:15–6pm | March 22–April 26
•Open to girls and boys. Individual sign-ups.
•Six week clinic. No class April 10
•Build a strong foundation of fundamentals
•Players will grow and enhance their skills in a group setting
•Receive personalized attention from coaches
Open to incoming grades 3-6.
Toddler Time: Mommy & Me in the Gym
Ages 5 and under
Free for Members \ $3 Child/wk Non Members
Tuesdays | 9-11am
Through March 28 | No session March 7.
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.
$70 per team of 2 | Ages 18+
Thursday Evenings, Jan 12 – Mar 16
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!
Doubles | Level 3.5 – 4.0
Learn to Play
Non-Members $8.50 per wk | Ages 18+
Wednesdays | Jan 18 – Feb 22 | 10-11:30am
Tuesday Sessions | Jan 31, Feb 28, and Mar 28 | 6-7:30pm
No experience necessary! Learn the rules of pickleball, basic skills, and techniques. These sessions are geared toward beginners, but all levels are welcome to play and have fun. Equipment will be provided. Led by The Kroc Center’s rec sports staff.
Pre-registration not required.
Members Free \ Non-Members $850 per day
Thursdays, 9am–Noon | Starts Jan 12
Come in and play pickleball! It is the responsibility of the participants playing to set up and put away the net and equipment. All participants must check-in at the control desk beforehand. This is not a led class and is not first come first serve, participants will be responsible for creating a rotation amongst themselves if players are there waiting to play. All skill levels are welcome. Equipment will be provided, however participants are welcome to bring their own paddles. All TSA Kroc Center gym and facility policies apply.
Ages 18 & under must be accompanied in the gym by an adult player.
Paddle Battle PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENTS
$65 per team of 2 | Ages 18+
Saturdays, Jan 28 | 8am–2pm
Show your paddle skills (3.0 – open)and compete in our pickleball doubles tournaments! Teams will be divided into divisions based on team’s skill level.
Questions? Please contact the Rec Sports Specialist at 217-231-5635.
Volleyball – Adult Leagues
$240 per team
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.
Spring Session Jan 16 – Mar 27
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. Ages 18+
Volleyball 6 VS 6
Spring Session Jan 18 – Mar 22
Women’s Power 6 vs. 6. Women can spike at the net. Net will be set to standard women’s height. Ages 16+
Spring Session Jan 13 – Mar 17
Competitive league with standard co-ed rules enforced. Women can spike at the net. Men can spike from behind the 10-foot line only. Ages 18+
Members climb for FREE!
ALL MEMBERS CLIMB FREE!
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.
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.
Check back soon for next session.
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.
•Must pick up at & deliver back to The Kroc Center