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Youth Sports

Baseball, Softball & T-Ball

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. Fall & Spring T-ball league for ages 4 1/2 going into kindergarten to age 6. Fall & Spring Machine Pitch League for ages 7-8. Registration starts in Feb. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. T-ball leagues for kindergartners. Coach-pitch leagues for grades 1-3, baseball and fast-pitch softball for grades 4-8, mid-June-Aug. Register mid-Apr. Summer camps for grades 1-6. aareced.com

Washtenaw Amateur Baseball Association. Mike Guenther, president, (734) 272-2450. Travel league with teams from Washtenaw and nearby counties for ages 9-16. Games May-July. callstrikes@hotmail.com

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Baseball and T-ball leagues for children ages 4-12. Spring league Apr.-June, register in early Mar. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org


Basketball

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. After-school and evening instruction for grades 1-5 in fall and spring. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. Classes year round for grades 1-5. Summer camps for preschool-high school; all skill levels. Fall league for grades 2-5 starts mid-Oct.; register early July. Winter leagues for grades 4-12 start early Jan.; register mid-Oct. Summer camps for grades 1-12. aareced.com

Washtenaw County Upward Sports. Basketball leagues and summer camps for boys and girls grades K-9. Registration in fall for Jan.-Mar. league play; registration in spring for summer camp in Aug. director@washtenawupward.org, www.washtenawupward.org

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Basketball leagues and year-round instructional classes for children ages 4-12. Registration begins early Sept. for fall league, early Dec. for winter. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org


Baton Twirling

Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53248. Instructional classes year round for grades K-8. aareced.com


Cheerleading

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. After-school and evening classes in the fall for grades K-3. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov

Washtenaw Maize Junior Football and Cheer, 2080 Whittaker, #150, Ypsilanti. (734) 218-0287. Instructional and competitive program for ages 7-13. No experience needed. Competes Aug.-Nov. in the Downriver Junior Football League. maizefootballandcheer.teamsnapsites.com


Fencing

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes and competitions run year-round for ages 9 & up. annarborymca.org


Field Hockey

Fer de Lance Field Hockey Club, P.O. Box 4316, Ann Arbor, 48106. Ryan & Maren Langford, (734) 764-2144, (570) 428-4171. Training sessions throughout the year for youth ages 7-18. maren.langford@me.com, ferdelancehc.com

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. Fall leagues for grades 3-8 start early Sept.; register early July. Spring leagues for grades 3-8 start Apr.; register Feb. Summer camps for grades 3-8. aareced.com


Fitness

Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty. (734) 665-3738. Classes for ages 3-5 incorporate tumbling, stretching, obstacle courses, ball games, and dance. Classes for ages 4-12 include basic training, tri-fit, yoga, and other fitness programs. Nonmembers welcome. libertyathletic.net

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Classes for ages 5-12. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org


Floor Hockey

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. After-school classes in winter for grades K-3. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov


Football

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. Spring flag football league for grades K-8 starts Apr.; register in Jan. Classes in fall and spring for grades 1-5. Summer camps for grades K-8. aareced.com

Washtenaw Maize Junior Football and Cheer, 2080 Whittaker, #150, Ypsilanti. (734) 218-0287. Team play and instruction for ages 7-13. No tryouts or cuts. Teams compete in the Downriver Junior Football League Aug.-Nov. wjfmaizefootball.org

WideWorld Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley. (734) 913-4625. Flag football. Team play and instruction for ages 7-12. Sign up as team, individual or group of 2 or more. Play other Washtenaw area teams. October-April. wideworld-sports.com/flagfootball.html

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Flag football clinics for ages 4-12. Fall league runs Sept.-Nov.; registration begins early Aug. Financial assistance. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org


General Programs

Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty. (734) 665-3738. Private fitness club with new 3-story obstacle play park, interactive sports, rock wall, fitness training, dance clinics, tennis, swim, kung fu instruction, and lightsaber camps. Full day summer camps for ages 5-12 with 4 hours of physical activity per day. Nonmembers welcome. libertyathletic.net

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw. (734) 971-6355. County-run fitness facility. Wheelchair accessible 25-yard pool; track, weight room, badminton, basketball, volleyball, and pickleball. Cardio and strength-training equipment for age 16 & up. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. parks@ewashtenaw.org (click on MLM Rec Center for schedules and fees).

Michigan Head Coaches Summer Camps & Clinics (U-M), 1000 S. State. (734) 647-9760. Residential and commuter youth camps in baseball, basketball, cheer, dance, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. See website for more info. u-m.camps@umich.edu, camps.mgoblue.com

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation, 701 W. Ellsworth. (734) 822-2120. Year-round instruction, including after school programing in classes such as karate, dance, and swimming. Other youth classes for ages ranging from 3-13 include, but are not limited to floor hockey, squirt sports, brickz 4 kidz, cheer Michigan, baseball basics, basketball basics, beginner t-ball, fundamentals of soccer, sports starters, and golf. Youth t-ball, machine pitch, and soccer are available in the spring and fall sessions. Summer day camps for ages 5 - 12. Special events throughout the year. See website for catalog. pittsfield-mi.gov/recreation

Rec & Ed (Ann Arbor Public Schools Department of Community Education & Recreation), 1515 S. Seventh. (734) 994-2300. Broad selection of youth sports (ext. 53228) and classes and summer camps (ext. 53233) for grades pre-K-12. Instructional soccer and basketball classes offered year-round for ages 3-5 (ext. 53104). Summer camps for ages 3-5. Call for catalog. aareced.com

U-M KidSport Clinics (Kinesiology Community Programs). (734-647-2708) Grades K-8 participate in sport clinics with University of Michigan varsity student-athletes. Have fun while mastering sport-specific fundamentals, doing well in school, and living a healthy lifestyle. $20 per child per session. Proceeds go to the Jeff Reese KidSport Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for disadvantaged kids to attend U-M's KidSport Summer Camp. kinesiology.umich.edu/community-programs/kidsport

U-M KidSport Summer Camp (Kinesiology Community Programs). (734-647-2708). June 19-August 11. Ages 4-13. Activities include team & individual sports, team-building, fitness, swimming lessons and more. One-week sessions of golf, tennis, softball/ baseball, basketball, soccer, flag football, dance, and open swim. Before- and after-camp care available. Register online: kinesiology.umich.edu/community-programs/kidsport

WideWorld Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley. (734) 913-4625. Soccer and multi-sports camps in summer. Full-, half-day, and per-day programs. Free before- and after-care available for summer campers. wideworld-sports.com

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Basketball, soccer, flag football, baseball and t-ball, gymnastics, swimming classes and instructional leagues. Wide offering of half-day and full-day summer sports and specialty camps. Year-round multi-sports classes for children ages 3-4. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org

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Golf

City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation. (734) 794-6230. Beginner and intermediate golfers play at Huron Hills (794-6246), advanced golfers play at Leslie (794-6245). Huron Hills offers junior golf programs with specialized instruction for ages 5-17; summer camps; WeeTees for ages 12 & under; and FootGolf, a combination of soccer and golf. Fees vary; register online at a2golf.org

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. Instructional classes for ages 5-14. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. Summer camp for grades 2-10. aareced.com


Gymnastics

Champion Gymnastics, 7240 Jackson. (734) 222-1810. Eight-week recreational classes for age 2 & older. Advanced classes and team programs; birthday parties and field trips. One-week summer camp for ages 5 & up; half- and full-day options. cga2@campgymaa.com, champgymaa.com

Gym America, 5555 Hines. (734) 971-1667. Gymnastics for girls and boys ages 18 months - 18 years. Summer flex scheduling. Summer camps and classes, supervised open gym for preschoolers. Sponsors non-competitive and competitive gymnastics teams. gymamericaoffice@gmail.com, gymamericagymnastics.com

Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, 240 Metty. (734) 761-7610. Programs for ages 2 & up include preschool movement and developmental and competitive gymnastics, plus kids' playtime hour for all kids 2 & up with a parent. Camps offered year round. michiganacademy.com

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. Developmental classes year round for ages 4-10. aareced.com

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Classes year round ages 3 & up. Competitive team gymnastics offered through level 9. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org


Ice Hockey

A2Ice3 ("The Cube"), 2121 Oak Valley. (734) 213-1600. "Sticks & Pucks" practice time for stickhandling and shooting (no goalies) for ages 16 & under. Usually Tues. & Thurs. 6-7:50 a.m. (check website for other days and times). Hosts summer camps; see website. a2ice3@a2ice3.com, a2ice3.com

Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association. Instructional/beginners programs for all (ages 4-13); boys' and girls' house leagues (ages 7-18); and boys and girls travel leagues (ages 9-18). Noncompetitive beginners program for ages 4-7, instructional programs for ages 8-17. Fall/winter (Sept.-Mar.) and spring seasons. AAAHA home ice mostly at the A2Ice3 (The Cube). aaaha.org

City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation. (734) 794-6230. Drop-in hockey and "Sticks & Pucks" practice times. Nov.-Mar. at Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena (734-794-6234). Check a2gov.org/parks for schedules.

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Ice Skating

Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club, 2121 Oak Valley. (734) 213-6768. Year-round ice skating instruction for boys and girls ages 3 & up at A2Ice3 (The Cube). Classes in basic skating and synchronized skating; competitions. Call or check website for times. aafsc@annarborfsc.org, annarborfsc.org

City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation. (734) 794-6230. Open skating Sept.-May at Veterans Ice Arena (734-794-6235). Instructional skating program for ages 3 & up uses the U.S. Figure Skating Basic Skills Test Program. All students in kinderskate, beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes tested on skills and awarded badges for completion. Sessions run Sept.-May. Open skating Nov.-Mar. at Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena (734-794-6234). See a2gov.org/parks for schedules or to register.

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Lacrosse

Ann Arbor Blue Jays Youth league for boys grades 3-8 and girls grades 4-8. Games March-June with practice at Lillie Park, Pittsfield Twp. Fall & winter clinics. darrenmillman@gmail.com, http://bluejaylacrosse.uslaxteams.com


Martial Arts

Nonprofit and government programs only.

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. Isshinryu karate for ages 4-13. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. Classes year-round in aikido, karate, and self-defense for beginning and experienced youths ages 4-14. aareced.com

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Classes year-round for ages 4-15 in Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Karate, and others. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org


Rock Climbing

Planet Rock, 82 Aprill. (734) 827-2680. Climbing programs for kids of all ages and abilities. ABC (agility, balance and coordination) classes for ages 4-6. Weekly climbing club for ages 9-15 and 6-10; competitive climbing team for ages 6-19. Weeklong summer day camps for ages 8-15 June-Aug.; ABC camp for ages 4-7, times vary. See website for schedule and fees. planet-rock.com


Running

Ann Arbor Track Club Youth Division. (734) 330-7931. Competitive and noncompetitive program leagues for ages 9-18. Indoor, Nov.-Mar.; outdoor, Apr.-Aug.; cross-country, Aug.-Dec. youth@aatrackclub.org, aatrackclubyouth.org

Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan. (734) 712-5640. After-school running program for girls in grades 3-8. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include coaching (March-May) and 5k committee (Jan.-May). One-time volunteer opportunities and community participants invited to 5k runs (May and Oct.); other opportunities throughout the year. info@girlsontherunsemi.org, girlsontherunsemi.org


Skateboarding

Ann Arbor Skate Park. Northwest corner of Veterans Memorial Park, between Dexter and Maple. 30,000 square feet of pools, bowls, runs, ditches, courses, plaza, and stage, all free and open to the public. a2gov.org/parks, a2skatepark.org


Soccer

All programs listed below have separate teams for boys and girls, except Pittsfield Township leagues are all co-ed.

Ann Arbor FC. Youth development academy, camps, and clinics for ages 7-17, all skill levels, no tryouts. Email for fees. aafc1997@gmail.com AnnArborFC.com

Ann Arbor United Soccer Club. (734) 975-4257. Youth academy, recreation travel, select, and premier and MRL teams. Ages 4-8. Individual, team, and goalkeeper clinics. Professional, licensed coaches. info@aaunited.net, aaunited.net

Michigan Premier Soccer Academy (MPSA Crush). Club director Piotr Westwalewicz, (734) 476-5278. Year-round soccer club offers a developmental program for players ages 4-6; travel teams for ages 7-19. Summer programs. Sibling discounts; limited scholarships available. mpsacrush.com

Michigan Tigers Futbol Club. (734) 214-2255. Year-round soccer instruction and training for ages 6-18, at WideWorld Sports Center (2140 Oak Valley). info@michigantigersfc.com, michigantigersfc.com

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. Spring and Fall leagues for ages 3-9. Registration starts in Dec. and April. Practice and games on Sat. mornings. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. Leagues for grades K-8. Fall season starts Sept.; register in July. Spring season starts Apr.; register in Jan. aareced.com

WideWorld Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley. (734) 913-4625. Indoor leagues, instructional soccer programs for ages 4-18, and summer camps for all ages. wideworld-sports.com

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Outdoor soccer clinics for ages 4-12 runs Mar. & Apr.; registration begins early Feb. Weekly practices and small-sided league games. Financial assistance is available. annarborymca.org


Swimming

City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation. The 4 city-run pools offer a variety of activities, classes, and lessons for all experience levels. See the Recreation-Swimming section of this guide for pool information. Neighborhood competitive teams for ages 5-17 at Buhr (734-794-6234) and Veterans (734-794-6235) parks. Fees vary. Call or check a2gov.org/parks

Club Wolverine Swim Team. (734) 474-7236. Year-round programs for developmental and competitive level swimmers ages 8-18. Member of and sanctioned by USA Swimming. clubwolverine.org

Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty. (734) 665-3738. Clinics and private lessons year-round for children of all ages and skill levels. Parent and infant water exploration classes. Nonmembers welcome. libertyathletic.net

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw. (734) 971-6355. 25-yard indoor pool. Year-round classes for all ages, including infants. Lap swim, open swim, and family swim times. Drop-in fees: resident individuals (ages 16-61) $8 (nonresident $9), resident youths (ages 3-15), disabled & seniors $6 (nonresident $7). Mon-Fri. 6 a.m-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m.. Sun. noon-10 p.m. See pool schedule at parks.ewashtenaw.org (click on MLM Rec Center).

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. Four levels of lessons year-round for ages 6 months-12 years. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov

Rolling Hills Family Water Park, 7660 Stony Creek,Ypsilanti. (734) 484-9676. This 6.5-acre water park includes wave and activity pools, six water slides including a 32-foot-high triple slide, a lazy river, a spray play area, and concessions. Open Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., Sun., & holidays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Vehicle entrance fees: county residents $6/day ($3.00 for ages 62 & over), $30/year; nonresidents $10/day ($6 for ages 62 & over), $45/year. Water park admission: county residents $8 weekdays (after 5 p.m. $6.00), $10 weekends & holidays; nonresidents $10 weekdays (after 5 p.m. $7.00), $13 weekends & holidays. Children 36 inches tall and under are free. Children 36-42 inches receive discounted rate. parks.washtenaw.org

Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation. (734) 971-6337. Year-round classes for all ages, including infants. parks.ewashtenaw.org

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Swim instruction for all ages, infants (6 months) and up. Competitive swimming and competitive synchronized swim team for ages 6 and up. Lifeguard training and CPR for advanced swimmers. annarborymca.org

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Tennis

Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty. (734) 665-3738. Clinics year-round for age 4 & up; all skill levels. Advanced junior program for youth preparing for or involved in competitive play. Private lessons available. Nonmembers welcome. libertyathletic.net

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation, (734) 822-2120. Youth classes for ages 7-13 and Tiny Tyke tennis program for ages 4-6. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext.53243. Year-round programs for youth including 10 & Under Tennis, Fast Track Tennis (new players ages 11-14), USTA tournaments, and competitive USTA Junior Team Tennis program (ages 10-18). Individual lessons and scholarships available. shadigiv@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com


Volleyball

Huron Valley Volleyball Club. Training: 815 Woodland, Saline. Office: 2109 Stone School Cir., AA 48108. (734) 975-0362. Training and teams for boys & girls ages 8-18; all skill levels. Year-round competition through team-based training, competitions, and USAV/AAU/JVA tournaments at the local, regional, and national level. Also offer individual and small group clinics and camps for all ages and skill levels. Private training available. Summer camps for sand & indoor volleyball. hvvc@aol.com, huronvalleyvb.com

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300. Fall coed youth leagues for grades 4-9 starting mid-Oct.; register July-early Sept. Instructional classes for grades 1-5. Summer sand volleyball for grades 8 and up; register early May. Summer camps for grades 5-8. aareced.com


Wolverine Water Polo

Team training and practice year-round for grades 6-12, with goal to participate in tournaments and National Jr. Olympics. Summer programs for ages 5-7 and 8-12 at various Ann Arbor pools. katiecard@gmail.com, wolverinewaterpolo.com


Wrestling

Jr. Wolverine Wrestling Club. Jim Mason, (734) 216-6459. Training for grades K-8 and professional instruction in spring-summer and fall-winter seasons; meets and tournaments. Summer clinics. The Wolverine Wrestling Club offers spring clinics plus pre-season and in-season training for grade 9 & up. Instruction from U-M, EMU, and WCC wrestlers. Wrestlers compete in state, regional, and national tournaments. Summer camp. Practices at Skyline High School, (N. Maple) jmason@cac.net, jrwolverinewrestlingclub.com




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