Park District Affiliates
Northbrook Baseball is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1952 to develop good sportsmanship, honesty and loyalty through supervised competitive athletic games. The organization manages a House League for boys in 3rd grade through high school, fielding more than 700 children on 59 teams, and offers a Travel League with more than a dozen teams. For more information, visit www.northbrookbaseball.org.
Northbrook Girls Softball Association (NGSA)
Formed in 1997, the softball association promotes instruction for female softball players in grades 3 through 8. The group promotes good sportsmanship, while teaching fundamental skills and community respect. NGSA supports two leagues, House and Travel. For more information, visit www.northbrooksoftball.com.
Spartan FC is a competitive soccer club based in Northbrook, emphasizing excellence through the development of individual skills, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Spartan FC focuses on the development of technical proficiency, tactical understanding and the physical well-being of players in a constructive atmosphere. For more information, visit www.spartanfc.org.
Northbrook Bicycle Club
The Northbrook Bicycle Club hosts Friday night races at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome in Meadowhill Park. The club provides participants and spectators with a positive introduction to velodrome bicycle racing
and promotes the benefits of cycling. The club sponsors development programs, safety programs, bike maintenance workshops and racing clinics with Olympic and international-caliber coaches, such as
Roger Young and Northbrook’s Mark Gorski. For more information, visit www.northbrookbicycleclub.org.
The Northbrook Cycle Committee
The Northbrook Cycle Committee consists of riders, fans and officials who organize and promote
Thursday night cycle racing at the Ed Rudolph Velodrome. For more information, visit www.northbrookcyclecommittee.org.
Northbrook Competitive Figure Skating Team (NCFST)
Skaters 6 years and older who are enrolled in the Northbrook Park District skating school can join this team to participate in area competitions and gain at least 45 minutes of practice time per week.
Northbrook Hockey League
The Northbrook Hockey League (NBHL) is a volunteer organization dedicated to giving children and young adults the opportunity to learn and play ice hockey. The League offers House and Travel programs for ages 4 (Pre-Mites) through 18. The League works closely with the Northbrook Park District and the community to provide high-quality hockey programs. To register or receive more information, visit www.northbrookbluehawks.org or call Hockey Director Rich Blakey at 262·497·0705.
Northbrook Jr. Spartans Hockey Club
The Northbrook Jr. Spartans Hockey Club is a volunteer organization developed to encourage community-based ice hockey and offer competitive hockey play at the Mite (U8) level. The organization manages a House and Travel League for boys and girls. For more information www.northbrookjuniorspartans.org.
Northbrook Speed Skating Club
The Northbrook Speedskating Club was established in 1952 and has a long-standing association with the Northbrook Park District. The club welcomes skaters of all levels and ages to practice and compete. The coaches are former World/Olympic-level skaters with extensive experience coaching recreational and competitive skaters. For more information, contact Ginny Lapporte at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nbssc.org.
The Northbrook Park District is a partner in the Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA). Our residents with disabilities can take advantage of a wide variety of NSSRA recreation programs, special events and services, such as in-home programming and door-to-door transportation. The Northbrook Park District also works closely with NSSRA to enable inclusive recreation. NSSRA can provide extra staff, behavior management support and disability awareness training to ensure successful recreation experiences for children and adults with disabilities. For more information, visit www.nssra.org.
The Blackhawks are devoted to expanding chances for youth from diverse backgrounds to play hockey.
Northbrook Youth Services
Along with area schools, churches and synagogues, the Northbrook Park District works closely with Northbrook Youth Services, a community-based program that provides comprehensive services to Northbrook children and their families. For more information, visit www.youthservices-gn.org/.