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Baseball

Baseball/softball diamonds. About 30 are available for rental Apr.-Oct. at Ann Arbor schools and parks. Make reservations at least 2 weeks in advance (734-994-2300, ext. 53230). Fields are $18-$42 for every 2-hour block; additional fees for field grooming, chalking, and lights. For more information, contact mccoyk@aaps.k12.mi.us. The U-M's Mitchell and Elbel fields can also be rented for softball (734-936-0616).

Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53214. Summer and fall wood-bat men's baseball leagues. Summer registration begins in early Apr., fall registration in late July. aareced.com


Basketball

City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation. (734) 794-6230. Many city parks have outdoor courts; check website or call. a2gov.org/parks

Health & Fitness Center at WCC, 975-9950. Indoor court with drop-in games Tues. & Thurs. evenings Sept. 1-Apr. 30. wccfitness.org

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw. (734) 971-6355. Two indoor courts. See website for drop-in times. parks.ewashtenaw.org

Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53214. Men's, women's, and youth leagues. Adult, Dec.-Mar.; 2nd-4th grade, Oct.-Dec.; 4th-8th grade, Jan.-Mar. Players must join established teams for adult leagues. Registration in early Oct. aareced.com

U-M Rec Sports. Members and their guests may use the courts at the CCRB (734-763-3084), the NCRB (734-763-4560), and the IMSB (734-763-3562). Call or see website for hours. recsports.umich.edu

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Open basketball Mon.-Fri. for members. Beginners, advanced, and adult recreational hoops on Sun. afternoons. See website for more information. annarborymca.org


Ice Hockey

A2Ice3 ("The Cube"), 2121 Oak Valley. (734) 213-1600. Three rinks with year-round drop-in play and leagues for all skill levels. a2ice3@a2ice3.com, a2ice3.com

Buhr Park, 2751 Packard. (734) 794-6234. Drop-in play Nov.-Mar. on covered outdoor rink (except in unseasonably warm weather) for men age 18 & over, for women of any age, and for all players age 12 & over (call for times and fees). a2gov.org/buhr

MACRHL. Women's entry-level recreational hockey league. Sessions Sept.-Jan. & Jan.-May. Plays Fri. nights at Veterans Memorial Park (see below). Register online. macrhlorganizers@umich.edu, macrhl.com

Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson. (734) 794-6235. Leagues run mid-Oct.-mid-Apr., including competitive men's and women's programs at varying skill levels, a masters draft league for age 30 & over, and a noncompetitive spring league for adult beginners. Call for fees. a2gov.org/vets

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Kickball

Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53214. Fall and summer adult coed leagues. Fall registration in late July; summer registration in early Mar. aareced.com


Netball

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Adult play Thurs. evening for new and experienced players. Instruction included. annarborymca.org


Roller Derby

Ann Arbor Derby Dimes. All-female amateur teams include the A-level charter travel team Brawlstars, the B-level travel team Arbor Bruising Company, and the home team Ypsilanti Vigilantes. Season Apr.-Nov. Home bouts at Buhr Park (2751 Packard). annarborrollerderby.com


Rowing

Ann Arbor Rowing Club, P.O. Box 3128, AA 48106. (734) 930-6462. Located at Bandemer Park off Lake Shore Dr. Offers instructional programs for adults and youth in sweep and scull and on-water coached practices for rowers and scullers with prior experience. Competes at regional & premier regattas in Open and Masters events. Limited personal boat facilities available. On water season runs Apr.-Oct.; winter training runs Nov.-Mar. info@a2crew.com, a2crew.com


Rugby

Ann Arbor Women's Rugby Football Club. For women age 18 and up. Separate fall and spring seasons. Practice evenings two times a week; games Sat. New players welcome. No experience necessary. aawrfc@gmail.com, www.annarborwomensrugby.com

Michigan Rugby Football Club, 1202 Traver. (810) 623-9447. Men's social-athletic club. Practice Tues. & Thurs. evenings, games Sat. afternoons. president@michiganrugby.org, www.michiganrugby.org


Soccer

Ann Arbor Football Club, (734) 645-5609. Organizes competitive men's, women's, and co-rec teams and leagues. Players compete locally, regionally, and nationally. Outdoor season Mar.-Nov.; indoor play year round. Call for fees. director@aafc.us">director@aafc.us, annarborfootballclub.com

Ann Arbor Premier Development League. Organizes competitive men's, women's, and co-rec outdoor and indoor leagues. Outdoor season Mar.-Nov.; indoor play year round. director@aafc.us">director@aafc.us, aapdl.com

Ann Arbor Soccer Association (AASA). Organizes open and women's recreational leagues Apr.-Oct. Most games are played on a half-size field using half-size goals in 7 vs. 7 games. Seasons last 7-8 weeks; teams play 2 nights a week (Mon. & Wed. or Tues. & Thurs.) at Fuller Park; $100 fee. A co-rec league plays summer & fall (nights TBD) on a full-size field in 11 vs. 11 games; $80 fee. In all leagues, participants register individually and are assigned to teams by a self-ranking system. board@aasaweb.org, aasaweb.org

Ann Arbor Soccer Club. Chris Folts, (919) 818-7963. Organizes men's, women's, and coed recreational teams and men's competitive teams. Players of all abilities welcome. No membership fee; members pay league fees. Teams play indoor and outdoor year round in local leagues. aasc@chrisfolts.com, aascsoccer.com

Ann Arbor United Soccer Club, (734) 975-4257. More than 500 members in youth, men's, and women's teams. Instructional and developmental clinics year round for children age 4 & over. Spring and fall seasons, plus winter indoor play. Home games are played on various local fields; regional and national travel opportunities for more advanced players. Fees vary depending on the level of play: recreational level $140 per season; travel and premier teams $900-$1,800. Financial support available. info@aaunited.net, aaunited.net

Mitchell and Elbel fields (U-M). (734) 936-0616. Fields available for rental when U-M programs are not using them. A U-M Rec Sports membership is required.

WideWorld Sports Center, 2140 Oak Valley. (734) 913-4625. Indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Indoor soccer leagues: year round for adults, Oct.-Apr. for youth leagues. Soccer camps and kids multi-sports camps during the summer, indoor soccer camps during winter school breaks. Developmental programs for all ages. Youth Soccer Academy for ages 4-7. Indoor/outdoor field rentals. soccer@wideworld-sports.com, wideworld-sports.com

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Adult recreational Futsal league offered Oct.-Apr. Pickup indoor soccer for members May-Sept. annarborymca.org


Softball

See Baseball, above, for diamond rental.

Michigan Classics. Men's, women's, and co-rec summer leagues, open to the public. Registration in Mar. for the May-July season, games at Mitchell Field. ajhaduch@umich.edu, recsports.umich.edu/classics

Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53214. Summer and fall leagues at multiple skill levels for men's, women's, and co-rec slow-pitch softball. Summer registration begins in early Mar., fall registration in July. aareced.com


Ultimate Frisbee

Ann Arbor Ultimate. Organizes co-ed, women's, and open leagues, tournaments, and free clinics year round, from beginner to elite, teens to seniors. Free clinics for beginners. Sign up alone or in groups of up to 4. Register at website in Jan., Mar., May, Aug., or Oct., or join midseason if space is available. Leagues start at $35 depending on season. Periodic tournaments open to all; some free, maximum fee $15. info@annarborultimate.org, annarborultimate.org

H.A.C. Ultimate. Tim Athan, (734) 846-9418. Relaxed pickup games for all ages and skill levels. Meets year round, regardless of weather, Sun. 11:15 a.m. at Mitchell Field (if no one is there, try Fuller Park, across the street and down 100 yards). No fees. hac-ultimatelist@googlegroups.com, pickupultimate.com/map/view/1181


Volleyball

Health & Fitness Center at WCC. (734) 975-9950. Indoor court with drop-in games Mon. evening. wccfitness.org

Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53254. Fall, winter, and spring leagues for men's, women's, and co-rec teams at varying skill levels, plus an instructional league. Sand volleyball league (2s and 4s) in summer and high school indoor summer league (6s). Youth volleyball leagues in fall for grades 4-9. draves@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Classes for recreational-level players. annarborymca.org

Pickup games. U-M Rec Sports members may use the courts at the CCRB, IMSB, and NCRB. Each facility has 2 indoor courts; reservations usually necessary. The Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center (734-971-6355) has 4 indoor courts and YMCA (734-996-9622) has 1 indoor court; call for days, fees, and times.

Sand volleyball. Rec&Ed runs doubles and quad women's, men's, and co-rec leagues in 3 skills levels in the summer. Sand courts for public pickup games outside the U-M Pierpont Commons and at Elbel Field. Nearby parks with sand courts include Hudson Mills Metropark, Independence Lake County Park, and the Pinckney Recreation Area (at Silver Lake).


Whirly Ball

Whirly Ball of Ann Arbor, 750 Phoenix. (734) 975-6909. Combination of basketball and jai alai played from electric bumper cars. Call for reservations. whirlyballannarbor.com



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