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Joy of the Game offers winter break programming

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Joy of the Game, 158 S. Waukegan Road, Deerfield, is thrilled to be hosting a variety of winter programming at the newly remodeled facility, including the Chrismukkah Dodgeball Challenge, 3-on-3 Holiday Shootout, Lil Sportsters Camp, and General Skills Basketball Camp.

Programs will run Monday, Dec. 23, to Sunday, Jan. 5.

The Little Sportsters Camp is a multi-sports camp for boys and girls in kindergarten through third grade who can enjoy a general sports camp with contests, instruction, and a little competition. Soccer, tee ball, floor hockey, basketball, dodgeball, and others are among the sports that will be played.

Basketball will be played daily with an emphasis on skill development. The camp is available in two different sessions, Monday, Dec. 23, Thursday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Dec. 27, and the second week on Monday, Dec. 30, Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3. The camp goes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and costs $75 per day or $199 per weekly session.

The General Skills Basketball Camp will focus on basketball fundamentals, led by Joy of the Game's top trainers. Available for boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades, this camp will help players get prepared for the spring basketball season.

Whether a guard, wing, or post player, Joy of the Game's qualified coaching staff will teach the fundamentals necessary to be effective and efficient with and without the ball. Coaches will focus on ballhandling, shooting, passing, and footwork, while teaching off-the-ball movement in the half court.

The camp will also include skill work, competitions, and controlled game play. This camp is also available in two different sessions, the first week being Monday, Dec. 23, Thursday, Dec. 26, and Friday, Dec. 27, and the second week Monday, Dec. 30, Thursday, Jan. 2, and Friday, Jan. 3.

The camp goes from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Cost is $75 per day or $199 per weekly session, and all campers will receive a T-shirt.

Kick off the New Year with the Chrismukkah Dodgeball Challenge, taking place from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5. This one-day tournament is for boys in fifth through 12th grades and college/adults who want to compete with and against friends to take home the dodgeball title.

Teams will consist of six-seven players and will play a minimum of four matches. A match consists of five games that last six minutes long, or until a team is eliminated. The cost is $105 per team.

Also happening from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, is the Joy of the Game's 3-on-3 Holiday Shootout. This inaugural event is available for boys in third-12th grades and college/adults.

The shootout will offer A & B Divisions at each age level with fast-paced games and great competition. Each team will be guaranteed three games, plus bracket play. Team size will consist of three-four players, and the cost is $20 per player or $90 per team.

For more information on these events, contact Joy of the Game's main office at (847) 498-6646, email, or visit [URL];[URL].[/URL]

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