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Baseball and Softball

Baseball/softball diamonds. About 20 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 The U-M's Mitchell and Elbel fields can also be rented for softball (734-936-0616).

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53214. Baseball Summer and fall wood-bat men's baseball leagues. Summer registration begins in early Apr., fall registration in late July. Softball Summer and fall leagues at multiple skill levels for men's, women's, and co-ed slow-pitch softball. Summer registration begins in early Mar., fall registration in July.


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

Health & Fitness Center at WCC. (734) 975-9950. Indoor court with drop-in games Tues. & Thurs. evenings Sept. 1-Apr. 30.

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw. (734) 971-6355. Two indoor courts. See website for drop-in times & fees. (click on MLM Rec Center).

Rec & Ed. (734) 994-2300, ext. 53214. Men's, women's, and youth leagues. Adult, Dec.-Mar.; grades 2-4, Oct.-Dec.; grades 4-8, Jan.-Mar. Registration in early Oct.

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

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

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.,

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).

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

Veterans Memorial Park, 2150 Jackson. (734) 794-6235. Leagues run mid-Sept.-mid-Apr., including competitive men's and women's programs at varying skill levels, and a noncompetitive winter and spring league for adult beginners. Call for fees.

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

Roller Derby

Three teams in Washtenaw County: Arbor Bruising Company, Ann Arbor Brawlstars, and the Ypsilanti Vigilantes. Home season May-Sept. All games at Buhr Park (2751 Packard). Roller derby boot camp is held each fall in Ypsilanti.


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 rowing and sculling 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.,


Michigan Rugby Football Club. Men's social-athletic club. Practice Tues. & Thurs. evenings, games Sat. afternoons.,

Sand Volleyball

There are 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).

Rec & Ed(734) 994-2300, ext. 53254. Offers sand volleyball doubles and quad in women's, men's, and co-rec leagues in 3 skill levels each summer.,


Ann Arbor F.C. Organizes competitive men's, women's, and coed teams. Players compete locally, regionally, and nationally. Outdoor seasons May-Aug and Sept.-Nov, Indoor seasons Sept.-Apr. Email for fees.,

Ann Arbor Premier League. Organizes competitive men's, women's, and co-ed outdoor leagues. Outdoor season May-Aug. and Sept.-Nov.,

Ann Arbor Soccer Association (AASA). Organizes co-ed and women's recreational leagues Apr.-Oct. for all skill and experience levels. Summer season is June 19-Aug. 18, Fall season Aug. 21-Oct. 20, with games at Fuller and Olson parks. AASA offers both small-field (7v7) and full field (11v11) games. In all leagues, participants register individually and are assigned to teams by a self-ranking system.,

Ann Arbor Soccer Club. Chris Folts, (919) 818-7963. Organizes men's intermediate and men's competitive teams. Teams play indoor year-round in local leagues. Fee.,

Ann Arbor United Soccer Club. (734) 975-4257. More than 500 members in youth, men's, and women's teams. Teams play in Select, Premier, and Academy programs. Academy instructional and developmental clinics and programs year round for children age 4 & up. Fall, winter indoor, and spring practice and competition seasons. Specialized speed and agility training to all team members. Regional and national travel opportunities for more advanced players. Fees vary depending on the level of play. Financial support available.,

Mitchell and Elbel fields (U-M). (734) 764-0515. 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 and spring school breaks. Developmental programs for all ages. Youth Soccer Academy for ages 4-7 and flag football leagues for ages 5-14. Indoor/outdoor field rentals.

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Adult recreational Futsal league offered Oct.-Apr. Pickup indoor soccer for members May-Sept. Youth outdoor leagues available. S

Ultimate Frisbee

Ann Arbor Ultimate. Organizes co-ed leagues, tournaments, and clinics year-round, from beginner to elite, teens to seniors. Sign up as individual or in groups of up to 4. Leagues start annually in Jan., Mar., June, Sep., and Nov. with details available on website approximately 4 weeks before the first game. Leagues start at $35 depending on season. Periodic tournaments open to all; some free, maximum fee $15.,

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 a.m. at the west side of Fuller Park. No fees.,


Health & Fitness Center at WCC. (734) 975-9950. Indoor court with drop-in games Tues. & Thurs. evenings Sept. 1-Apr. 30.

Pickup games. U-M Rec Sports members may use the courts at the CCRB, IMSB. Indoor courts are equipped for volleyball and badminton. Please see website for available times: S The Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, (734) 971-6355, has 4 indoor courts; see (click on MLM Rec Center) for schedule. YMCA, (734) 996-9622, has 1 indoor court; call for days, fees, and times.

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. High school girls' indoor summer league (6s). Youth volleyball leagues in fall for grades 4-9.,

YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Adult recreational league.

Whirly Ball

Whirly Ball of Ann Arbor, 750 Phoenix. (734) 975-6909. Combination of basketball and jai alai played from electric "whirlybugs." Seasonal leagues. Call for reservations.

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