Bump, Set, Spike! Volleyball Leagues, Classes, and Camps for Kids

Nothing encourages collaboration, communication and perseverance like team sports, so why not consider volleyball? Even if your child has never played before, there’s plenty of opportunities to give it a try! Check out these classes and clinics — as well as more competitive leagues. Ages range from preschool all the way into high school.

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Volleyball Clubs and Leagues in the West Suburbs

Attack Volleyball Club
15719 Lake Hills Ct 
Orland Park, Illinois 60462
(312) 806-7387

Camps, clinics, private sessions, leagues, you name it! Attack Volleyball Club offers a wide range of opportunities for your child to get on the court and improve their skills.

Chicago Elite Volleyball Club
(773) 234-5048

Practice locations:
The Community House
415 W. Eighth Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Depaul College Prep High School
3633 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618

Gill Park
825 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60613

St. Nicholas Church Complex
10301 S. Kolmar Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Taylor Lauridsen Park
704 W. 42nd Street
Chicago, IL  60609

An 8-week league offered in the city and surrounding suburbs. Grades Pre-K – 8, but not all ages offered at each location. Club teams for ages 12u through 18u also available.

Chicago Volleyball Academy
chicagovolleyballacademy@gmail.com
(630) 660-5791

Practice locations:
St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church of Chicago
15W455 79th Street
Burr Ridge IL 60527

SPARK Recreation Center
5700 S. Archer Avenue
Summit, IL 60501

Both boys and girls club teams ranging from 10u to 18u.

Cyclones Volleyball
(630) 730-1464
cyclonesvolleyballclub@gmail.com

Practice locations:
Vaughan Athletic Center
2121 West New Indian Trail Road
Aurora, IL 60506

Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
800 St Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

College of DuPage – PE Building
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL  60137

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Teams, clinics, camps and private instruction are offered for children ages 5 years old and up.

Darien Youth Club
1702 Plainfield Rd
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 205-0202
dycvolleyball1@gmail.com

Learn the basics in Darien’s co-ed program. Teams are divided into two leagues, grades 3 – 5  and grades 6 – 8.

Downers Grove Youth Volleyball League
4500 Belmont Road B
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 960-7500

This league consists of two weeks of practice, then the remaining weeks playing matches. League does not start until January, and is for grades 3 – 8.

ICE Volleyball Club
jen@icevbc.com
(630) 864-9797

Main practice location:
ARC Center – West Chicago Park District
201 W National Street
West Chicago, IL 60185

Girls club teams available for 11u through 18u. Programs available for middle school boys interested in honing their skill set. Private lessons also available.

Ignite VBC
Practice location:
Oak Park River Forest High School
201 North Scoville
Oak Park, IL 60302

New in 2019, Volleykids Pre-season session starts in early September. Club teams also available for 12u through 18u.

Illinois Performance Volleyball Club

Practice locations:
Edwards Health & Fitness Center
6600 S Rt 53
Woodridge, IL 60517

Club 1
14407 Coil Plus Drive
Plainfield, Illinois 60544

Downers Grove Recreation Center
4500 Belmont Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center
3551 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Timothy Christian Grade School
188 W. Butterfield Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126

Woodridge Recreation Center (ARC Center)
8201 Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517

Illinois Performance Volleyball Club offers a variety of options for girls interested in playing volleyball. Volleylites for younger children learning the fundamentals, and 3rd – 7th graders can focus on skill work and team activities. Private and group lessons are also available,  as well as club teams 12u through 18u.

Lions Jrs/1st Alliance Volleyball Fall League

Lions Jrs/1st Alliance Volleyball Fall League
Game Location: MAX-McCOOK
4750 S. Vernon Avenue, McCook
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Lions Jrs/1st Alliance is one of the most respected and successful volleyball clubs in Chicago. For more than 20 years, their athletes and coaches have excelled at the highest levels of competition, both locally and nationally.

The Lions Jrs. Fall League is a fun, cost effective way for players to learn or enhance volleyball skills. Teams are coached by parent volunteers and the practices are run by experienced Lions staff. The Lions Jrs. Fall League has experienced tremendous growth since its inception in 2008, with over 1,500 players and about 170 teams participating. Locations for our fall league include: Western Springs, McCook, Hinsdale, Darien, Woodridge, Palos Hills, Oak Lawn, Tinley Park, Elmhurst, Villa Park, Lombard, River Forest, and Glen Ellyn.

Serve City Volleyball
1900 Manchester Road, Suite 3
Wheaton, IL 60187
jsmith@servecityvolleyball.org
(630) 456-1717

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Practice locations in:
Wheaton, Carol Stream, Winfield, and West Chicago

Serve City offers national, regional and short-season teams for girls interested in a variety of commitment to volleyball.

Team One Volleyball
2380 Prospect Drive
Aurora, IL 60502
teamonevolleyball@gmail.com
(630) 854-6200

Indoor and beach volleyball available, with girls’ club level teams from 13u to 18u.

Top Flight Volleyball Club

Practice locations:
Clauss Rec Center
555 W. Bryn Mawr
Roselle, IL 60172

Falcon Park Recreation Center
2195 North Hicks Road
Palatine, IL 60074

Freeman Elementary School
153 S Randall Road
Aurora, IL 60506

St Peter Lutheran School
111 W. Olive Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Top Flight Athletic Center
2739 Alft Lane
Elgin, IL 60124

Clubs, clinics, leagues, and skill lessons are all available. Clubs have a variety of levels depending on performance and player interest. Leagues compete in-house. Both boys and girls teams, with ages and availability range from K through 12th grade. Not all ages available during every season.

Triple Ace Volleyball Club
Contact information for directors can be found on their website.

Practice location:
Trinity High School
7574 W Division
River Forest, IL 60305

Club teams available for girls’ 12u through 17u. Lil’ Aces programming for girls as young as 1st grade.

Wheaton Park District Volleyball League
102 E. Wesley Street
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 510-5129

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This league consists of practices one night during the week, and games played on Friday nights. Participation is for grades 3 – 8, with sessions beginning the second week of October.

Volleyball Camps and Clinics

Register online via the park district’s website for these offerings. Some park districts did not have their fall/winter schedules available as of July 25, 2019. Call your local park district to confirm availability.

Darien Park District
7301 Fairview Avenue
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 968-6400

Co-ed classes for ages 8 – 12.

Downers Grove Park District
2455 Warrenville Road
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 960-7500

Weekly classes are available, for ages 8 – 12.

Glen Ellyn Park District
Ackerman Sports & Fitness Center
800 St Charles Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60148
(630) 858-2462

Volleyball is not offered every season. Fall 2019 classes are run in conjunction with Cylcones classes and camps.

Park District of La Grange
536 East Avenue
La Grange, Illinois 60525
(708) 352-1762

Lisle Park District
Kids First Volleyball
Jefferson Jr. High
7200 Janes Avenue
Woodridge, IL 60517
(630) 964-3410

Lombard Park District
Madison Meadow Athletic Center
500 E. Wilson Avenue
Lombard, IL 60148
(630) 519-5859

Lombard Park District offers a variety of levels of volleyball. Children ages 6 – 9 can take part in an introductory class, ages 9 – 14 will solidify their fundamentals, and ages 10 – 14 can take part in match play. Winter break camps are also available.

Naperville Park District
320 W. Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 848-5000

For fall 2019, a few different options are available for children interested in learning the foundations of volleyball. Basic classes focus on skill work, as well as more advanced coursework and weekly match play. Ages 6 – 15.

Tinley Park Park District
8125 W 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 342-4200

Various camps and leagues offered for children starting 5 years and up.

Our giant classes and teams for kids guide has so many options for families to try new things! Check it out for more inspiration.

About the Author

Katie Mayle
Katie is a mother of two girls and a baby boy (ages 5 1/2, 4, and 6 months), and has lived in the Chicagoland for her entire life. A Joliet native, she and her husband moved back to his hometown of Naperville after the birth of their second daughter. The girls keep her family very active, and she is grateful for the countless indoor and outdoor opportunities available to families in the western suburbs. She looks forward to sharing family-friendly fun with the parents of young children.

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