Legacy Camp Staff Spotlight: Dan Kane

This Week we spotlight the Director of Camp Operations and Co-Founder, Dan Kane.

Dan Kane attended Ascension school and Oak Park River Forest High School. Dan coached boys and girls basketball and soccer from 2002-2009 at St. Giles School in Oak Park, under the direction of Jim Collins. He helped supervise St. Giles’ intramural and interscholastic programs that run year round. In 2007, Dan graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Broadcasting. In 2016, he married Audrey Kane, and they currently reside in Berwyn, IL. 

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Name: Dan Kane

Position: Owner, co-founder, lead camp counselor

Age: 33

Favorite Sport to Play: Basketball

Favorite Sport to Watch: Football

What year did you start with Legacy? 2008

Favorite Legacy Program: “kickball league, flag football & multi-sport madness.”

Favorite Legacy Memory: “I always love the first day of a summer camp. The kids and staff are so excited and filled with anticipation of what games they'll play. I always like testing out new games for the first time at camps. The kids really like giving their input on the game, what we should name it and how it can be made even better. You also cannot beat the atmosphere around Legacy flag football playoff game.”

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "Spending quality time with my wife, Audrey, and dog, Ruthie. I also spend time working as the Ascension School Athletic Director, Go Chargers! ” 

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OTHER LEGACY STAFF PROFILES:

---> Coach Michael Swift 

---> Coach Joe Herner

---> Coach Mike Hardison

---> Coach Dan Lindell

---> Coach Javy Brooks

---> Coach Karl Von Roenn

Chicago Area Youth Sports Program that serves youths in the Illinois area including Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Basketball Fall Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 969-0215

About Legacy Sports Camp

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Established in 2008, Legacy Sports Camp was founded by Oak Park natives, Dan Kane and Caleb Fields. Legacy provides after-school programs, holiday camps, birthdays, block parties, summer camps, instructional training and leagues. 

Our goal is to educate our participants on proper technique in individual and team settings. We believe that character has an important impact on young athletes and we instill these positive character traits in all of our programs. While doing this we provide a fun, safe, challenging, and high energy atmosphere in all of our programs.

Dan Kane
Director of Camp Operations, Owner/Co-Founder

Dan Kane attended Ascension school and Oak Park River Forest High School. Dan coached boys and girls basketball and soccer from 2002-2009 at St. Giles School in Oak Park, under the direction of Jim Collins. He helped supervise St. Giles’ intramural and interscholastic programs that run year round. In 2007, Dan graduated from Marquette University with a BA in Broadcasting. In 2016, he married Audrey Kane, and they currently reside in Berwyn, IL. 

Dan@legacysportscamp.com

Caleb Fields
Co-Founder

Caleb attended Ascension school, is a youth Bronco/PONY alum and was an All-State infielder for Fenwick High School. He captained the Northwestern baseball team and was an All Big-Ten selection in 2006. In 2007, Caleb was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization where he played two seasons. He played in 2009 for the Rockford Riverhawks of the Independent Frontier League. He has supervised youth camps for over 10 years in various sports and helped run a baseball academy on the North Shore with over 600 kids attending. Caleb was an assistant coach for the varsity baseball program and freshman and sophomore levels of the basketball program at Fenwick High School in Oak Park from 2010-2012.  Currently, Caleb lives and works in the Denver, Colorado area.

LEGACY STAFF PROFILES:

Legacy Sports Camp offers a variety of Youth Sports Programs including Basketball Programs, Coding & Sports Camps, Flag Football and Youth Summer Camps.   We have an excellent staff of youth coaches that have been working with kids in grades K-8 for many years. 

LEGACY STAFF PROFILES:

---> Coach Will Skalitzky

---> Coach Michael Swift 

---> Coach Joe Herner

---> Coach Mike Hardison

---> Coach Dan Lindell

---> Coach Javy Brooks

---> Coach Karl Von Roenn

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 969-0215

 

Legacy Sports Camp 2018 Staff Profiles

Legacy Sports Camp offers a variety of Youth Sports Programs including Basketball Programs, Coding & Sports Camps, Flag Football and Youth Summer Camps.   We have an excellent staff of youth coaches that have been working with kids in grades K-8 for many years.  

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LEGACY STAFF PROFILES:

---> Coach Will Skalitzky

---> Coach Michael Swift 

---> Coach Joe Herner

---> Coach Mike Hardison

---> Coach Dan Lindell

---> Coach Javy Brooks

---> Coach Karl Von Roenn

Youth Sports Program that serves youths in the Illinois area including Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 487-3908

Legacy Camp Staff Spotlight: Will Skalitzky

This Week we salute the one and only, Will Skalitzky. Will is unique at Legacy as he has been both a participant and staff member. Will is most well-known for his ingenious play calling on the flag football field as he has led several teams to glory.

Will also helps run summer camps at Ascension and St. Luke. This fall, Mr. Skalitzky will be taking his talents to Syracuse University.

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Name: Will Skalitzky

Age: 17

Favorite Sport to Play: Lacrosse

Favorite Sport to Watch: Baseball

Favorite Legacy Program: “Hands down favorite legacy program is Flag Football. Nothing like it. As a participant? I loved kickball at Ascension. Pure competition right there.”

Favorite Legacy Memory: “My favorite Legacy memory has to be winning my first flag football championship back in the Spring of 2016. No feeling like it. Raptors Forever.”

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "Usually you can catch me playing lacrosse or hanging out with friends.” 


OTHER LEGACY STAFF PROFILES:

---> Coach Michael Swift 

---> Coach Joe Herner

---> Coach Mike Hardison

---> Coach Dan Lindell

---> Coach Javy Brooks

---> Coach Karl Von Roenn

Chicago Area Youth Sports Program that serves youths in the Illinois area including Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 487-3908

Legacy Camp Staff Spotlight: Michael Swift

This Week we salute Legacy staff member, Michael Swift. Mike has been with Legacy since the fall of 2017 and has been able to do it all. Mike has run birthday parties, after-school camps, basketball and baseball training camps, and is currently coaching in his first Legacy flag football season.

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Name: Michael Swift

Age: 27

Favorite Sport to Play: Soccer

Favorite Sport to Watch: Basketball

Favorite Legacy Program: Baseball Camps

Favorite Legacy Memory: “Week 1 of the 2018 Spring Flag football league. My team going into overtime with 3 lead changes in the last 59 seconds of the game. It was really a thriller, one of the many reasons I love coaching and working with the kids.”

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "Training or working out”  


Chicago Area Youth Sports Program that serves youths in the Illinois area including Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 487-3908

Meet Your Coach: Joe Herner

This week we salute coach Joe Herner. Joe has been with Legacy since January 2017. He has put in a lot of hard work and effort to make sure his classes run smoothly and that all the kids have a great time. Joe runs after-school camps, baseball camps, birthday parties and also heads up our Lil Legacy program at the River forest Community Center for our littlest campers. 

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Name: Joe Herner

Age: 26

Favorite Sport to Play: Hockey

Favorite Sport to Watch: Football

Favorite Legacy Program: "All classes are always fun, but my favorite program is the multi-sport madness because we get to play a bunch of different games."

Favorite Legacy Memory: "When I teach a kid some thing new, doesn't even have to be sport related. Happens all the time!"

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "Playing music! I built a studio at my house and love producing music. I also play in a band, I'm the guitar player!"


Illinois Youth Sports Program serving youths in the Illinois area including Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Flag Football Registration

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 487-3908

Meet Your Coach: Mike Hardison

This Week we feature coach Mike Hardison. Mike has been with Legacy since 2013 and has done it all. Mike runs after-school & summer camps, coaches our flag football teams, has run over 100 birthday parties and is the lead baseball instructor heading up camps and annual OPYBS baseball winter workouts. 

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Name: Mike Hardison

Age: 25

Favorite Sport to Play: Baseball

Favorite Sport to Watch: Football or Hockey

Favorite Legacy Program: Flag Football League

Favorite Legacy Memory: "Coaching one of the flag football teams from not winning a game the entire season to go undefeated in the playoffs and make it to the championship. Watching the kids grow and develop throughout the season and camps is also great to see."

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "Working for United Airlines. When I’m not working, I am doing my best to relax."


Illinois Youth Sports Program serving youths in the Illinois area including Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Flag Football Registration

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 487-3908

Meet Your Coach: Dan Lindell

This Week we salute our longest running staff member and baseball trainer, Dan Lindell. Dan has been teaching baseball with Legacy since 2010, back when we ran the training out of Stella's Batting Cages in Lyons. He has logged in a lot of hours with our OPYBS baseball winter workouts, training camps and even some after-school camps. 

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Name: Dan Lindell

Age: 33

Favorite Sport to Play: Baseball

Favorite Sport to Watch: Baseball and college basketball , particularly March Madness

Favorite Legacy Program: Off-season baseball camps and after school sports camps

 

Favorite Legacy Memory: "Not one in particular but whenever I teach a baseball player a certain skill and they make a positive change."

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "At home with my wife Sarah." 


 

Legacy Sports Camp is a Youth Sports Program serving youths in the Illinois area including Chicago, Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Flag Football Registration

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 487-3908

Meet Your Coach: Javy Brooks

This Week we salute our camp counselor, Javy Brooks. Javy joined the Legacy staff last year and has already gained a following amongst his campers.  Javy runs after-school camps, basketball camps and also coached our 5th Grade Boys Travel Basketball Team. 

Name: Javy Brooks

Age: 26

Favorite Sport to Play: Basketball

Favorite Sport to Watch: Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Golf & Tennis

Favorite Legacy Program: Dodgeball/Basketball

Favorite Legacy Memory: "Coaching our 5th grade team at the Lake Barington Winter Shootout"

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "Studying or playing basketball" 

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Chicago Youth Sports Program serving youths in the Illinois area including Chicago, Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Flag Football Registration

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 487-3908

Meet Your Coach: Karl Von Roenn

This Week we salute our camp counselor, Karl Von Roenn. Karl has been with Legacy since 2015 and is always a "fan favorite" when it comes to Legacy Staff. Karl runs after-school and summer camps, announces for flag football games and even referees adult pickleball tournaments! 

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Karl working hard at one of our Coding Sports Camps at the Tennis & Fitness Centre in Oak Park. 

Name: Karl Von Roenn

Age: 26

Favorite Sport to Play: Football

Favorite Sport to Watch: Basketball

Favorite Legacy Program: "Multi-Sports Madness because it allows you to play a wide array of games but dodgeball is my all time favorite!"

Favorite Legacy Memory: "Getting a picture in the Chicago Tribune because of our cooperative summer camp between Legacy and Code-Play-Learn."

When I'm not at Legacy, I am most likely.. "Doing homework for grad school."


Chicago Youth Sports Program serving youths in the Illinois area including Chicago, Oak Park, Berwyn, River Forest, Forest Park, Lagrange, Brookfield and Lyons.

---> Youth Flag Football Registration

---> Youth Basketball Summer Camp

---> Youth Summer Camps 2018

---> Youth Coding and Sports Camps

Camp Questions? Email: info@legacysportscamp.com, or call/text (312) 487-3908