We put the "U" in FUN! Call us today @ 815-675-9365

Visit our summer classes page to see our programming


7/12/17 - Crystal Lake classes are CANCELLED

7/12/27 - Hawthorn Woods classes are CANCELLED

Crystal Lake make-up dates -Soccer/T-ball - 7/19 and 7/20; Lil Pint Baseball - 7/19 and 7/20; Jr Basketball (7-8:30) - 7/19 and 7/20

Algonquin make-up dates - 6/13 will be made up on 7/18 and 6/10 will be made up on 7/22

 

 

Meet the Coaches


Sports R Us Inc provides an outstanding coaching staff. All of our coaches have experience in coaching and playing experiences. We want to provide the top coaching staff to meet the needs of each sport and player. Every coach is trained in all programs we offer. Our coaching staff is always expanding and improving on the new updated rules and regulations of each sport. If you would like to coach at Sports R Us, please go to the "Career" page to see our open positions or call 815-675-9365 for more information.

 

 

Anthony Guidi

Years coaching: 3 years

My name is Anthony Guidi. I am 24 years old and I live in La Grange Park, IL. My favorite sports are football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. I played both basketball and baseball competitively until I was 18. I attended Lyons Township High School and I am currently finishing my associate of arts at the College of DuPage.

Programs coached: Baseball, soccer, t-ball, basketball, hockey, and tennis.


Bill Dunne

Years coaching: 8 years

I have had the pleasure of working for Sports-R-Us for over five years and enjoy the attitude and expectations of being a coach for young kids aged 3 to 15.  Our objective
of teaching young athletes the fundamentals of various sports and enjoying the game with their teammates makes for a fulfilling experience.  I'm always pleased when I hear the parents of one of our athletes say their child looks forward to his class every week because he enjoys the practice.
I don't think it is a coincidence since balance of fundamentals and fun makes for a positive class no matter
the age.  I remember Cheryl emphasized this balance when I first interviewed with her back in the day.

My background has been in sports from high school to college along with coaching my two daughters from
basketball to volleyball in elementary and high school.  Sports play such an important role when growing up
since it teaches maturity at so many levels.  I hope to continue in this capacity as long as possible.

Programs coached: Football, baseball, soccer, volleyball, all around team sports, and flag football.


Brandin Muniz

Years coaching: 8 years

"My name is Brandin Muniz. I from Bensenville, IL. I played 6 years of professional baseball in the White Sox Organization, Frontier League, and Pecos League. I attended both Montini catholic high school and Fenton H.S. I lettered in varsity wrestling and baseball all 4 years and 3 years for football. After high school, i attended and played baseball at both San Jacinto North in Houston, TX and Joliet Junior College in Joliet, IL. During my off season from school and baseball, I managed baseball clinics and wrestling clinics at both DuPage Training Academy and Wrestling Factory in Addison, IL. When i not coaching, i enjoy movies, reading, and spending time with my girlfriend and 7 year old Husky. Besides playing baseball, I prefer to watch football and my favorite sports team plays, AND wins, right here in Chicago. That's right! The Green Bay Packers ladies and gentleman! :) GO PACK!!"

Programs Coached: Baseball, soccer, football, basketball and golf.


Ken

Years coaching: 7 years

Hi! My name is Ken Visk or "Coach Ken". I have been coaching for Sports R Us for over 5 years. My coaching experience includes baseball, basketball, football, floor hockey, tennis and golf. I work mainly with young children and their parents. I especially like seeing the faces of young children when they come to classes with big smiles on their faces and raring to go. I find that coaching in a non competitive environment keeps children motivated and wanting to learn more. Having fun is essential at this age.

I minored in Early Childhood Education at Oakton Community College and have pre school teaching experience. I am also ASEP (American Sports Education Program) certified to coach at the High School level  where I am an assistant track and field coach at my own High School, in which I competed as a long, triple, and high jumper.

I must admit my job can be challenging but even more so, rewarding. I feel I have made a difference in the young lives of so many and that is why I enjoy it so much.

Programs coached: baseball, basketball, football, floor hockey, tennis, and golf.


Ryne Luecht

Years coaching: 4 years

My name is Ryne Luecht and I have worked with Sports R Us since July 2009 and have coached many sports over the years. Tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, floor hockey, dodge ball, and flag football. I played at basketball at Marian Central Catholic High School and graduated back in 2006. Basketball stands out more than any other sport. I am a huge roller coaster enthusiast and worked at the Disney World Resort for 10 months.
The other coaches and I help children who have never played a sport, get introduced to the game improve their performance within the 5-7 weeks and make it a fun experience so they come back for more.

Programs coached: Tennis, soccer, baseball, basketball, floor hockey, dodge ball, and flag football.

 


Krista Arft

Years coaching: 10 years

I have been coaching for SRU for just over 10 years. My strengths include soccer and basketball, which I have played competitively for a combined total of 16 years.  Coaching the little ones in t-ball is also a favorite. My favorite thing about coaching is helping kids to find the confidence to try something new and challenging in a non-competitive environment.  Outside of SRU, I am a home school teacher, a reader, the occasional writer, a runner and triathlete and a MOM of 3 - my kids' biggest fan.

Programs coached: basketball, soccer, and tball


Tammy Pytel

Years coaching: 17 years

I have been coaching a variety of sports classes and teams for 17 years. I played basketball through high school, softball through college earning All-American honors at NIU and I continue to play recreationally. I’m an IT manager by day, with years of experience in financial software systems, and devote much of my evenings and weekends doing my favorite thing…coaching and playing sports and of course watching my favorite teams the Bulls, Blackhawks, Bears and White Sox.

Programs coached: Baseball


Matt Heinz

Years coaching: 2 years

Hi! I'm Matt. I graduated in 2005 from McHenry West Campus. My favorite sports include but are not limited to baseball, hockey, football, and golf. In my spare time, I like to watch movies, play video games, Frisbee golf, go for walks on nice days, or just be outdoors! A fun fact about me is that i will be the first to tell you i am a nerd. I play in McHenry County College concert band, instruments vary depending on the bands need. I also enjoy playing pool. I am excited to teach fundamentals and techniques to kids during their clinics and camps to show them how being active is a great part of life. I also play sandlot sports, mainly baseball with a group of friends throughout the summer. I look forward to seeing you on the courts!

Programs coached: Golf, baseball, basketball, soccer, t-ball, floor hockey, lacrosse and volleyball.


Robbie McGlory

Years coaching: 2 years

Coach Robbie attended Downers Grove North High School where she was a member of the girls varsity basketball team and the Imani step team. She coached girls middle school basketball every summer during high school. She plays tons of basketball in her free time and she loves going to concerts. Her favorite sport is basketball however she likes playing all team sports. At Robbie's high school, she was a co-founder of the step team. A fun fact about Robbie is that she has a twin sister! Robbie just recently graduated from North Central College and is excited to spend the summer teaching kids how to play multiple sports.

Programs coached: Baseball, soccer, and basketball


Tyler Irwin

Years coaching: 2 years

HI! I'm Tyler, i new to the Sports R Us family. Im 18 years old and a senior at Hinsdale Central High School. I have committed to the University of Kansas to study engineering and persue my baseball career. In high school i played varsity baseball and club Frisbee. Recreational i played basketball, golf, soccer, and football. I have a very large knowledge of most sports, and enjoy them all! I really enjoy spending my days playing sports. He has two dogs both GIANT great danes. He is very tall and very athletic. Tyler has two younger brothers AND a younger sister, so it's a full house! Hope to see you on the baseball diamond!

Programs coached: Baseball, soccer, and basketball


Dan Oberle

Years coaching: 2 years

My name is Dan Oberle and I have been working with Sports R Us since September 2012. I went to Jacobs High School in Algonquin and graduated in 2007. I went to Elgin Community College and obtained an Associate’s Degree in 2009. When I am not working, I enjoy playing music on the guitar, piano, and drums. My favorite part about coaching is seeing the kids have fun while learning and developing an understanding for the sport they are playing.

Programs coached: Soccer, Baseball, Floor Hockey, Flag Football, Basketball, Dodge ball.


Amanda McAndrews

Years coaching: 1 years

Hi my names Amanda and I'm new to the Sports R Us family. However, I am not new to our motto of promoting a safe and fun active lifestyle for all ages. I am finishing my degree, elementary education, at Illinois State University. I have also played many sports competitively and for fun throughout my school years, which include: soccer, softball, volleyball and more. I love coaching because it fuses my love for sports and love for teaching all in one. Every day is different, and a learning experience for both the players and us coaches. Hopefully I can inspire a young boy or girl to stick with a sport in hopes of living a healthy active lifestyle.

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Karston Anderson

Years coached: 1

loves track and field, football, baseball and is also an athletic trainer for Functional Athlete 

Athletic Experience: 
- former collegiate sprinter at Monmouth College 
- 4 Time Conference Champion
- Ranked top 30 in the nation for Long Jump and Triple Jump in 2012, 2013, 2014

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Here at Sports R Us, we build a foundation in athletics through quality instruction in which each participant can build upon, as they grow older. Along with this, we seek to improve each participant's mental and physical well being by stressing sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership, and above all FUN in athletics. We always try to minimize the competition level and promote increased participation. Nobody is a loser in our clinics and programs; everybody is a WINNER! We look forward to meeting you! Call today for more information on upcoming clinics and program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We are always accepting coaching applications to become a part of our Sports R Us family. We prefer you to specialize in one sport, or have experience in a few sports. We provide training for all courses and have a variety of programs. If you are interested in becoming a coach please visit our office located at 2701 N US Hwy 12, Spring Grove, IL or call us at: 815-675-9365