NEW Physical Education Program

post by Hillel Torah | Sep 11, 2019

Chai Athletics was founded in 2017  when I recognized that there was not a consistent professional athletics company dedicated to teaching Jewish values such as confidence, courage, and leadership. Chai Athletics was created to help provide the Jewish community with Jewish values along with excellent youth sports coaches and programs. 

This year’s P.E. teacher is Wes Baker. Coach Baker is a passionate educator who cares about each student’s progress on and off the court. He has experience playing college basketball and has been coaching youth of all ages for the past five years. He has worked at organizations such as the Chicago Bulls Training Academy, Hoops 4 Health and numerous park districts. Wes Baker is completing his degree in Physical Education at Northeastern Illinois University. In addition, I will also be teaching some classes at Hillel Torah.

The school hired us to take a new approach to how the students experience P.E.  The structure of the students’ classes this year is to make sure they get a taste of as many sports as possible. Every four weeks we will start a new sport teaching the important fundamentals needed to succeed. Each day we start with warm-up drills to get the students ready for games that incorporate what they learned. Some sports to look forward to are: soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee, roller skating and many more. 

Wes Baker and I look forward to getting to know all of your children and providing them with a positive and fun experience

Lee Gruen
Founder Chai Athletics