Due to low attendance and staffing CLS Ankeny will only be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6PM. 

Courage League Sports is a non-profit adaptive sports and recreational facility that offers year-round programming for children and adults who aren’t able to go full speed due to a physical, cognitive or emotional disability. By adapting the pace, equipment, or nature of an activity, Courage League can provide a safe and accessible environment where participants can go at their own speed.

Courage League Sports was inspired by Jack who at the age of eight suffered multiple strokes that forever changed his life. Frustrated at the lack of options for her son, Melissa Clarke-Wharff opened Courage League Sports where those with special needs could participate and be active outside of a therapy atmosphere. Today, Courage League serves nearly 1,000 kids & 500 adults on a monthly basis.


Ankeny Open Gym Schedule

Open Gym - Starting the week of November 26th
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAYSATURDAY
----CLOSEDTeam Sports Soccer 9-10AM
-4-6PM-4-6PM--

Ankeny Fall/Winter Weekly Schedule

Click HERE to view our Fall and Winter Program Guide
PROGRAMTIMEMONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAY
COURAGE CUBS & TIGERS
(Ages 2-10)
4:30 - 5 PMTone UpTumblingTumblingSuperhero Training
5 - 5:30 PMLaunchpad SportsLaunchpad SportsLaunchpad SportsLaunchpad Sports
5:30 - 6 PMOpen GymOpen GymOpen GymOpen Gym

TIME

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

COURAGE LIONS & PANTHERS
(Ages 11-18)
4:30 - 5 PMOpen GymOpen GymOpen GymOpen Gym
5 - 5:30 PMLeagueLeagueLeagueLeauge
5:30 - 6 PMSticks MusicGiant Gameboard FitnessGladiator ChallengeSuperhero Training

TIME

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

ACTIVE ADULTS
(Ages 19+)
10-11AM Pump it Up | Active AdultsGiant Gameboard Fitness | Active AdultsMindful Movement | Active AdultsBest of Adults
5:30-6PMSicks MusicGiant Gameboard FitnessGladiator ChallengeSuperhero Training

Click one of the flyers below to register for Team Sports.

Class Descriptions

Cubs (2-6 Years) | Tigers (7-10 Years)

Courage Cubs Tumbling

Core. Strength. Balance. Coordination. The key concepts of early gymnastics will be addressed in this barrier-free class. Toddlers of ALL ability levels will enhance their social/sensory functions, locomotor skill development (hopping, crawling, landing, swinging and leaping) and physical fitness skills (throwing, climbing, eye hand coordination and balance) through movement education. Skills are taught through station work using specialized equipment and techniques.

Launchpad Sports

Launchpad is a unique class designed to train our participants in a variety of key areas. Balance, coordination and strength among others will be improved in this fun and engaging class. All activities are designed to provide participants the base they need to launch them into the next level of sports and fitness fun!

Superhero Training

Calling all Surperheroes! Agility, Strength and more will be put to the test in Courage League’s new superhero training! Training will be held on Thursday nights during regular program hours. Superhero attire is welcomed!

Tone Up

A key concept of Courage Cubs Tone Up is teaching and developing body awareness. Participants will work on developing their strength, flexibility, fine and gross motor skills through a variety of toning activities. These movements will allow participants to have improved control of their bodies. As well as strengthening shoulder strength and stability. Strengthening and stabilizing the Core helps with having effective arm movement and a solid base to provide support. Core stability also helps with speech.

Lions (11-14 Years) | Panthers (15 – 19 Years)

Energy2Burn

A program incorporated into Lion/Panther league for youth with autism, ADHD, or those who have extra energy. We’ll keep these kiddos active and moving in-between activities.

Giant Gameboard Fitness

Board games get a lot more fun when they are super-sized. CLS has created a collection of life-sized board games using our participants as game pieces! Each game will incorporate different interactive movements that turn classic favorites like Jenga, Connect-Four, Giant Checker and more into live-action fun! Please PASS GO and collect a healthy lifestyle! You won’t beSorry!

Ninja Power

An adaptive kickboxing class that works to enhance balance, agility, strength and the art of awesomeness. Basic punching and kicking skills, core and cardio exercises will be covered. Non-contact with huge impact.

Gladiator Challenge

An obstacle-based course that helps each participant become a Courage League Galdiator! With the use of specialized equipment participants will develop their gross motor skills and reach their maximum potential.

Lion/Panther League

An adaptive recreational league aimed at introducing participants to sports related skills and games. Participants will have the opportunity to learn new skills while enhancing previously obtained skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. This fall we will learn skills associate with volleyball, basketball, soccer, and our very own courage ball!

Sticks

Channeling dreams of rock glory and tapping (literally) into a healthier lifestyle, this program combines pounding drumsticks on exercise balls for an adaptive core to cardio workout.

Superhero Training

Calling all Surperheroes! Agility, Strength and more will be put to the test in Courage League’s new superhero training! Training will be held on Thursday nights during regular program hours. Superhero attire is welcomed!

Adults (19+ Years)

Active Adults

A fun and engaging class that focuses on the gross motor movements associated with the leisure and outdoor sports while incorporating adaptive techniques to ensure that EveryBODY has the opportunity to play!

Giant Gameboard Fitness

Board games get a lot more fun when they are super-sized. CLS has created a collection of life-sized board games using our participants as game pieces! Each game will incorporate different interactive movements that turn classic favorites like Jenga, Connect-Four, Giant Checker and more into live-action fun! Please PASS GO and collect a healthy lifestyle! You won’t beSorry!

Mindful Movement

Yoga is good for EveryBODY! Through a combination of adaptive poses and calming techniques your child will be able to improve their balance, core strength and body awareness.

Pump It Up

Courage League’s fastest way to get in shape! We will challenge all of our participants major muscle groups while they squat, press, lift and curl. Each workout will use body weight and other tools to get them stronger and faster while revving up their metabolism.

Sticks

Channeling dreams of rock glory and tapping (literally) into a healthier lifestyle, this program combines pounding drumsticks on exercise balls for an adaptive core to cardio workout.

Superhero Training

Calling all Surperheroes! Agility, Strength and more will be put to the test in Courage League’s new superhero training! Training will be held on Thursday nights during regular program hours. Superhero attire is welcomed!

Balancing Act

 

 

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