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TR Sports & Fitness

Sports & Fitness Programs (TR)

Buddy Sports

Buddy Basketball

Is basketball is your favorite sport? Do you love the way the ball dribbles up and down the court? Then join us for the second annual Buddy Basketball season! Get paired with a volunteer buddy to learn, practice, and perfect your basketball skills.

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Buddy Baseball

Buddy Baseball is a non-competitive recreational league for individuals of all abilities. Each player with a disability related need is paired with a “buddy” to assist in creating a fun and successful opportunity. The program focuses on team play, exposure to a lifelong leisure skill, and participation in one of America’s favorite pasttimes. All involved will have fun as friendships are formed and skills are developed.

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Buddy Skate

This program is designed to help skaters with disability-related needs to develop the life-long skill of ice skating. This program follows the Rockford Park District Learn To Skate curriculum, and will teach beginner to intermediate skating skills. Each skater will be assisted on the ice by a "buddy" to create a fun and successful opportunity. Helmets required.

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Buddy Soccer

Check out our newest buddy sport, Buddy Soccer! It is a non-competitive, recreational league for individuals of all abilities. Each player with a disability related need is paired with a volunteer "buddy" to assist in creating a fun and successful opportunity for all. The program focuses on team play, exposure to a lifelong leisure skills, and participation in one of the most exciting, fast paced sports. All involved will have fun as friendships are formed and skills are developed.

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Wheelchair Basketball

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Join the nationally recognized Rockford Junior Chariots basketball team! In 2014, the Rockford Junior Chariots were NWBA Junior Division National Champions.

To qualify to play wheelchair basketball, you do not need to use a wheelchair for daily use. An athlete must have a permanent physical limitation of the lower limb that prevents them from being able to run, jump, or pivot with the same control and stability as a non-disabled athlete.

Wheelchair basketball helps an athlete develop self-esteem, teamwork, and physical development as well as providing opportunities for advancement in college and beyond.

Whether you are just beginning, or have been playing for years, we have the opportunity for you. The team practices at the “Jr.Varsity” division standards level of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association. Weekend tournaments and games are offered throughout the season. The game schedule will be given out at practices.

Grades 2 through high school welcome. E-Mail Karin Kellogg for more information.


Aquafitness

Learn a different healthy way to exercise. Join us in the pool as we stretch, walk, learn some aerobic moves, or challenge your skills by swimming some laps. We will also play some fun games to keep moving while having fun with your friends.

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Boccia

Boccia is a game that can be played by beginners or stategy-oriented competitors! Sitting or standing, this is a game that everyone can play. Come out and learn the rules and strategies. Athletes practice weekly, then play in an in-house tournament at the end of the session.

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Paralympic Track & Field

For information on the upcoming season, please contact Lamont Jones at 815.962.7469 or e-mail fire@rockfordparkdistrict.org.

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Walking Club

Did you know that speed walking for an hour burns over 200 calories?! Lace up your walking shoes and join us for Walking Club! What a fun way to exercise while visiting with friends and window shopping. We will keep track of our laps and tally them at the end of each night to give us a goal to work toward the next week.

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