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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 mccoyk@a2school.org. The U-M's Mitchell and Elbel fields can also be rented for softball (734-936-0616).


Baseball and Softball - Rec & Ed

(734) 994-2300, ext. 53254

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. aareced.com


Basketball - Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation

(734) 794-6230

Many city parks have outdoor courts; check website or call. a2gov.org/parks


Basketball - Health & Fitness Center at WCC

(734) 975-9950

Indoor court with drop-in games Tues. & Thurs. evenings Sept. 1-Apr. 30. wccfitness.org


Basketball - Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

2960 Washtenaw [map]

(734) 971-6355

Two indoor courts. See website for drop-in times & fees. washtenaw.org/497/Meri-Lou-Murray-Recreation-Center


Basketball - Rec & Ed

(734) 994-2300, ext. 53254

Men's, women's, and youth leagues. Adult, Dec.-Mar.; grades 2-4, Oct.-Dec.; grades 4-8, Jan.-Mar. Registration in early Oct. aareced.com


Basketball - U-M Recreational Sports

Members and their guests may use the courts at the CCRB (734-763-3084), the IMSB (734-763-3562), and (starting fall 2018) the NCRB. Call or see website for hours. recsports.umich.edu


Basketball - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(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. annarborymca.org


Ice Hockey - A2Ice3 ("The Cube")

2121 Oak Valley [map]

(734) 213-1600

Three rinks with year-round drop-in play and leagues for all skill levels. a2ice3@a2ice3.com, a2ice3.com

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Ice Hockey - Buhr Park

2751 Packard [map]

(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


Ice Hockey - 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


Ice Hockey - Veterans Memorial Park

2150 Jackson [map]

(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. a2gov.org/vets


Kickball - Rec & Ed

(734) 994-2300, ext. 53254

Fall and summer adult coed leagues. Fall registration in late July; summer registration in early Mar. aareced.com


Pickleball - Ann Arbor Pickleball

Organizes spring and fall tournaments, advocates for the development of facilities for playing in the area, provides lessons and training for beginners and intermediate players, and organizes playing times at local facilities. annarborpickleball@gmail.com, a2pickle.org


Pickleball - Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center

2960 Washtenaw [map]

(734) 971-6355

Eight indoor courts. See website for drop-in times, fees & current gym schedule. washtenaw.org/497/Meri-Lou-Murray-Recreation-Center


Pickleball - Rec & Ed

(734) 994-2300, ext. 53254

Drop-in play twice a week; $5 at the door, $4 online or with a 10-session punch card. Usually held on Fri. & Mon. 6-8 p.m. Days and times vary; see website for schedule. Balls and paddles available. draves@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com


Roller Derby - 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. 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 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. info@a2crew.com, a2crew.com


Rugby - Michigan Rugby Football Club

1202 Traver [map]

(810) 623-9447

Men's social-athletic club. Practice Tues. & Thurs. evenings, games Sat. afternoons. president@michiganrugby.org, michiganrugby.org


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).


Sand Volleyball - 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. draves@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com.


Soccer - Ann Arbor F.C.

Organizes competitive coed, men's, and women's indoor and outdoor soccer teams. Indoor season Sept.-Apr., outdoor season May-Nov. Call for fees. aafc1997@gmail.com, annarborfc.com


Soccer - Ann Arbor Premier League

Organizes competitive coed, men's, and women's outdoor divisions. Season runs May-Nov. aafc1997@gmail.com, a2premierleague.com


Soccer - Ann Arbor Soccer Association (AASA)

Organizes co-ed and women's recreational evening outdoor leagues Apr.-Oct. for all skill and experience levels. Summer season is June 18-Aug. 17, Fall season Aug. 20-Oct. 19, 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. info@aasaweb.org, aasaweb.org


Soccer - Ann Arbor Soccer Club

Chris Folts, (919) 818-7963

Organizes men's intermediate and competitive indoor soccer teams in local leagues year-round. aasc@chrisfolts.com, aascsoccer.com


Soccer - Ann Arbor United Soccer Club

(734) 975-4257

More than 500 members in youth, men's, and women's teams. Teams play in Recrestional, 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. info@aaunited.net, aaunited.net


Soccer - 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.


Soccer - WideWorld Sports Center

2140 Oak Valley [map]

(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. wideworld-sports.com


Soccer - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(734) 996-9622

Adult recreational Futsal league offered Oct.-Apr. Pickup indoor soccer for members May-Sept. Youth outdoor leagues available. annarborymca.org S


Ultimate Frisbee - Ann Arbor Ultimate

Organizes co-rec leagues, tournaments, and clinics year-round in the greater Ann Arbor area for all ages and skill-levels (new players welcome!). Sign up as an individual or in groups with friends. Leagues begin in Jan., Mar., June, Sep., and Nov. with information available on our website 4 weeks prior to the first game. Leagues start at $25 depending on season and format. info@annarborultimate.org, annarborultimate.org


Ultimate Frisbee - 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. 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. & Weds. evenings Sept. 1-Apr. 30. wccfitness.org


Volleyball - 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: recsports.umich.edu. S The Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, (734) 971-6355, has 4 indoor courts; see washtenaw.org/497/Meri-Lou-Murray-Recreation-Center for schedule. YMCA, (734) 996-9622, has 1 indoor court; call for days, fees, and times.


Volleyball - 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. draves@aaps.k12.mi.us, aareced.com


Volleyball - YMCA

400 W. Washington [map]

(734) 996-9622

Adult recreational league. annarborymca.org


Whirly Ball - Whirly Ball of Ann Arbor

750 Phoenix [map]

(734) 975-6909

Combination of basketball and jai alai played from electric "whirlybugs." Seasonal leagues. Call for reservations. whirlyballannarbor.com




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