Wilmette, IL

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Sports Supervisors

Contact Sara Hilby at 847-256-9689 or shilby@wilpark.org with questions about: Lacrosse; Youth Volleyball classes; Coach Abe’s Soccer programs; Soccer Leagues Spring and Fall; Sunday Youth Basketball; Field Hockey, T-Ball; Illinois Baseball Academy programs; Counselors in Training; Soccer Camps; Afternoon Adventure Camp; Summer Lacrosse Camp; Adult Softball; Adult Volleyball; Beach Volleyball; Adult Soccer League; and Adult Basketball Leagues Fall and Winter.

Contact Jason Pilecki at 847-256-9690 or jpilecki@wilpark.org with questions about: Hot Shots Girls Softball & Basketball; On-The-Go Football programs; Young Tigers Pre-Taekwondo; Eagles Football programs; Saturday Youth Basketball; Girls Softball; After School Sports; SportsKids Young Sportsters, Karate; Open Gyms; Sport Camps; Mark Miller’s Munchkin Sports, Two-week Extension Camp and Three Point Athletics Basketball Camps.

Sports Instructors

Coach Abe’s Mini-Soccer

Abe Stumme,  Mini-Soccer. Abe is a head trainer for the Wilmette Wings soccer club and is a USSF nationally licensed coach. He has been instrumental in the growth of the Wilmette Wings and is highly respected as a youth coach. He helped develop the soccer curriculum for the Mini-Soccer program.

Hot Shots Sports

Steve Duman, Director. Steve has been developing youth athletic programming since 1994 and continues to provide classes and clinics in Chicago and Denver. The girls sports programs developed by Hot Shots Sports offers girls specialized training through clinics and camps in basketball, softball and multi-sport classes. In addition to his own clinics and camps, Steve has coached varsity basketball and softball and has been involved with many traveling teams. Steve is the head coach and program director for the Storm Girls Basketball program.

Illinois Baseball Academy  

Chris Beacom, is a former New Trier High School head coach and has been teaching kids of all ages and ability levels how to play baseball for the past 20 years. Prior to becoming a coach, Chris captained the Northwestern University team and then played professionally in the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Munchkin Sports

Mark Miller’s programs, begun in 1997, are oriented to children’s sports and educational development.  Mark Miller’s goal is to promote the self-esteem of children through the Munchkins’ programs and also to build family relationships through the newly developed Parent and Me Programs. Mark Miller’s Munchkin Programs have been featured on the local ABC and NBC networks, WGN (around town), Bozo’s Circus, CLTV and special articles in the Chicago Tribune, many local newspapers and nationally in Home Based Business Magazine.

On-the-Go Sports

Chris Martin, Non-contact football and sports conditioning. During his high school years, Martin was ranked in the top 100 prospects in Florida. In his senior year he was recruited by Northwestern University’s football coach Gary Barnett and received a full athletic scholarship. Lettering all four years at college, Chris was recognized as first team All-Big Ten by area media and coaches and as one of the top ten defensive backs entering the NFL Draft.  Chris signed as a free agent with the Chicago Bears in 1996 where he worked his way from the practice squad to the active roster. His career with the Bears ended two years later.
Mike Nelson, Non-contact football and sports conditioning. Mike, a former four-sport letterman in high school, left his hometown of Plano, Texas in 1994 to join the Northwestern Wildcats as a defensive back. He played for Northwestern from 1994-1998 including the Rose Bowl run in 1995 and the consecutive Big Ten titles in 1995 and 1996. He lettered four times while starting 45 consecutive games and ended his career in the school’s Top Ten pass break-up list. Currently, he coaches varsity football at an Illinois high school.


Ken Fontana, Manager. Ken has managed SportsKids for 19 years—providing youth sports programming to the north and northwest suburbs. Ken attended Iowa State University majoring in physical education. He has been sought after as a public speaker on the topic of youth sports and has designed, coached and supervised many sports programs; served as an associate scout in baseball; researched youth sports and conducted numerous training programs for teachers.  

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