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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


BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, & T-BALL

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


BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, & T-BALL

YMCA (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.org400 W. Washington [map]


BASKETBALL

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation (734) 822-2120  After-school and evening instruction for grades K-5 year-round. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov


BASKETBALL

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


BASKETBALL

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, washtenawupward.org


BASKETBALL

YMCA (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.org400 W. Washington [map]


CHEERLEADING

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation (734) 822-2120  Summer camps or ages 5-12. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov


CHEERLEADING

Washtenaw Maize Junior Football and Cheer (734) 218-0287  Instructional and competitive program for ages 7-13. No experience needed. No tryouts, no cuts. Attends the Downriver Junior Football League cheerleading competition. Practices at Southeast Area Park. wjfmaize2013@gmail.com, maizefootballandcheer.teamsnapsites.com2080 Whittaker, #150, Ypsilanti [map]


FENCING

YMCA (734) 996-9622  Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes and competitions run year-round for ages 9 & up. annarborymca.org400 W. Washington [map]


FIELD HOCKEY

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


FIELD HOCKEY

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


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


FOOTBALL

Washtenaw Maize Junior Football and Cheer (734) 218-0287  Tackle football team play and instruction for ages 7-13. No tryouts or cuts. Teams compete in the Downriver Junior Football League Aug.-Nov. Practices held in SouthEast Area Park, see website for details. wjfmaize2013@gmail.com, maizefootballandcheer.teamsnapsites.com2080 Whittaker, #150, Ypsilanti [map]


FOOTBALL

WideWorld Sports Center (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.html2140 Oak Valley [map]


FOOTBALL

YMCA (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.org400 W. Washington [map]


GENERAL PROGRAMS

Liberty Athletic Club (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.net2975 W. Liberty [map]


GENERAL PROGRAMS

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center (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. ewashtenaw.org/parks (click on MLM Rec Center for schedules and fees).2960 Washtenaw [map]


GENERAL PROGRAMS

Michigan Head Coaches Summer Camps & Clinics (U-M) (734) 647-9760  Residential and commuter youth camps in baseball, basketball, cheer, cross country, dance, diving, 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.com1000 S. State [map]


GENERAL PROGRAMS

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation (734) 822-2120  Year-round instruction and special events. Youth classes for ages 3-13 include, but are not limited to after school programs, dance, art, tumbling, premier athletics cheer, Funtime sports camps and classes, G.R.A.S.P summer learning, and golf. Youth t-ball, machine pitch, and soccer are available in the spring and fall sessions. Summer day camps for ages 5 - 12. See website for brochure. pittsfield-mi.gov/recreation701 W. Ellsworth [map]


GENERAL PROGRAMS

U-M KidSport Clinics (Kinesiology Community Programs) (734-647-2708)  Grades K-8 participate in sport clinics with U-M varsity student-athletes. Have fun while mastering sport-specific fundamentals, doing well in school, and living a healthy lifestyle. $40 per child per session. Proceeds go to the Jeff Reese KidSport Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships for qualifying kids to attend U-M's KidSport Summer Camp. Camp held at Tappan Middle School for ages 4-13. kines.umich.edu/kidsport-clinics


GENERAL PROGRAMS

WideWorld Sports Center (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.com2140 Oak Valley [map]


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


GOLF

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


GOLF

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


GYMNASTICS

Champion Gymnastics (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.com7240 Jackson [map]


GYMNASTICS

Gym America (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.com5555 Hines [map]


GYMNASTICS

Michigan Academy of Gymnastics (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.com240 Metty [map]


GYMNASTICS

YMCA (734) 996-9622  Classes year round ages 3 & up. Competitive team gymnastics offered through level 9. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org400 W. Washington [map]


ICE HOCKEY

A2Ice3 ("The Cube") (734) 213-1600  "Sticks & Pucks" practice time for stickhandling and shooting (no goalies) for ages 14 & 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.com2121 Oak Valley [map]


ICE HOCKEY

Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association  Instructional programs offer beginners ages 4-14 a place to learn skating and hockey skills. House league and girls' programs offer teams beginning age 9-17. Travel teams, (co-ed and girls only) from ages 9-16. aaaha.org


ICE HOCKEY

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.


ICE SKATING

Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club (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.org2121 Oak Valley [map]


ICE SKATING

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.


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, bluejaylacrosse.uslaxteams.com


MARTIAL ARTS

Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation (734) 822-2120  Nonprofit and government programs only. Wright's karate for ages 4-13. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov


MARTIAL ARTS

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


MARTIAL ARTS

YMCA (734) 996-9622  Classes year-round for ages 4-15 in Aikido, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, Karate, and others. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org400 W. Washington [map]


ROCK CLIMBING

Planet Rock (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.com82 Aprill [map]


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


RUNNING

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, (Sept.-Nov. and March-May), and 5k committee, (Jan.-May). One-time volunteer opportunities and community participants invited to 5k runs, (May and Nov.); other opportunities throughout the year. info@girlsontherunsemi.org, girlsontherunsemi.org


SKATEBOARDING

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


SOCCER

Ann Arbor United Soccer Club (734) 975-4257  All programs listed below have separate teams for boys and girls except Pittsfield Township, whose leagues are all co-ed. Youth academy, recreation travel, select, and premier and MRL teams. Ages 4 & up. Individual, team, and goalkeeper clinics. Professional, licensed coaches. Register online. info@aaunited.net, aaunited.net


SOCCER

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


SOCCER

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


SOCCER

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


SOCCER

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


SOCCER

WideWorld Sports Center (734) 913-4625  Indoor leagues, instructional soccer programs for ages 4-18, and summer camps for all ages. wideworld-sports.com2140 Oak Valley [map]


SOCCER

YMCA (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.org400 W. Washington [map]


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


SWIMMING

Club Wolverine Swim Team  Year-round programs for developmental and competitive level swimmers ages 5-18. Member of and sanctioned by USA Swimming. coach@clubwolverine.org, clubwolverine.org


SWIMMING

Goldfish Swim School (734) 864-5555  Year-round lessons for ages 4 months-12 years. Family swim, parties, jumpstart and technique clinics. goldfishswimschool.com2107 W. Stadium [map]


SWIMMING

Liberty Athletic Club (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.net2975 W. Liberty [map]


SWIMMING

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center (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 washtenaw.org/parks (click on MLM Rec Center).2960 Washtenaw [map]


SWIMMING

Rolling Hills Family Water Park (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. washtenaw.org/rollinghills7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti [map]


SWIMMING

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


SWIMMING

YMCA (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.org400 W. Washington [map]


TENNIS

Liberty Athletic Club (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.net2975 W. Liberty [map]


TENNIS

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


TENNIS

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 (734) 470-6450  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. Individual or group private training available. Summer camps for sand & indoor volleyball. hvvc@aol.com, huronvalleyvb.com815 Woodland, Saline. [map]


VOLLEYBALL

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


WATER POLO

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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