Jewish Community Center, 2935 Birch Hollow. (734) 971-0990. After-school sports enrichment classes during the school year for grades K-5. Offerings include tennis, ball sports, swimming, art, and martial arts. Fees vary; discounts for JCC members. Annual summertime weeklong Olympic-style competition (Maccabi) for teens (lacrosse, soccer, tennis, swimming, track, baseball, basketball, etc.). email@example.com, jccannarbor.org
Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty. (734) 665-3738. Private fitness club offers full- and half-day summer camps for ages 5-10. Tennis, swim, and kung fu instruction. Sports, yoga, arts and crafts, climbing wall, and field trips. Lightsaber camps, lacrosse camp. Winter holiday camps. Open to nonmembers. Call for fees. 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 & over. Fees vary for drop-in classes, and full membership. Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-10 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org, parks.ewashtenaw.org (click on MLM Rec Center)
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation, 701 W. Ellsworth. (734) 822-2120. Year-round instruction in karate, dance, cooking, and swimming. Youth T-ball league in spring/summer. Pee-wee soccer, tennis, and golf in spring and fall. Summer and winter day camps. See website for catalog. email@example.com, pittsfield-mi.gov/parks_and_recreation.html
Rec & Ed (Ann Arbor Public Schools Department of Community Education & Recreation), 1515 S. Seventh. (734) 994-2300. Broad selection of youth sports (ext. 53225) and classes and summer camps (53233)for grades pre-K-12. Call for catalog. aareced.com
U-M KidSport. (U-M School of Kinesiology). (734) 764-1342. An 8-week summer physical education program for ages 4-15. Morning activities include swimming, movement, team sports, games, and safety instruction. Afternoon activities feature 1-week sessions in golf, tennis, baseball, basketball, soccer, track and field, and other sports. KidSport partners with Camp Explorations (for ages 8-12 in the morning; ages 6-11 in the afternoon) for science related programs, and Outdoor Adventures (for ages 8-12) for rock climbing, canoeing, and hiking. firstname.lastname@example.org, kines.umich.edu/umove/kidsport
U-M Michigan Summer Camps & Clinics, residential and commuter camps are offered for youth in baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, wrestling, and lacrosse. Also some camps at other times of year. See website for ages, fees, program details, and contact information. mgoblue.com/camps
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. email@example.com, wideworld-sports.com
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Large selection of youth sports 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. annarborymca.org
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Spring T-ball league for ages 4 1/2 going into kindergarten to 8. Registration starts in Feb.
Rec&Ed. 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
Washtenaw Amateur Baseball Association. Mike Guenther, president. 272-2450. Travel league with teams from Washtenaw and nearby counties for ages 9-16. Games May-July. firstname.lastname@example.org, baseball.rec-sports.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 March. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Instruction for grades 1-5 in fall and spring.
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Classes year round for grades 1-5. Summer camps for preschool-high school; all skill levels. Fall league for grades 2-4 starts mid-Oct.; register early Aug. Winter leagues for grades 5-12 start early Jan.; register mid-Oct. Summer camps for grades 1-12.
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Basketball leagues and year-round instructional classes for children ages 4-12. Fall league starts late Oct.; registration begins early Sept. Winter league starts early Jan.; registration begins early Dec. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org
Rec&Ed. 994-2300, ext. 53233. Instructional classes year round for grades K-8.
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Classes for grades 1-5 year round.
Washtenaw Junior Cheerleading, PO Box 3945, AA 48106. 218-0287. Instructional and competitive program for ages 8-13. No experience needed. Competes Aug.-Nov. in the Downriver Junior Football League. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, washtenawjrfootball.org
Wolverine All Star Cheer, 3460 E. Ellsworth. 929-9339. Tumbling-for-cheerleaders classes, tiny, mini, youth, junior, and senior teams, competitive travel program, and special needs program. All ages and abilities. email@example.com, wolverineallstar.com
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Instruction for ages 5-17, Jan. & Feb.
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes and competitions run year round for ages 9 & over. annarborymca.org
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Fall leagues for grades 3-6 start early Sept.; register early July. Spring leagues for grades 3-8 start Apr.; register Feb. Summer camps for grades 3-8.
Liberty Athletic Club. (734) 665-3738. Classes for ages 3-5 incorporate tumbling, stretching, obstacle courses, ball games, and ballet. Classes for ages 4-12 include basic training ballet and other fitness programs. Open to nonmembers.
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. Fitness 4 Kids classes for grades 1-5 year round.
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Classes for ages 5-12. annarborymca.org
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Classes in winter for grades K-3.
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Year-round instruction for ages 4-9. annarborymca.org
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Flag football classes in fall for grades 1-5.
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Spring flag football league for grades 3-8 starts Apr.; register in Feb. Classes in fall and spring for grades 1-5. Summer camps for grades K-8.
Washtenaw Junior Football, PO Box 3945, AA, 48106. 218-0287. Team play and instruction for ages 8-13. No tryouts or cuts. Teams compete in the Downriver Junior Football League Aug.-Nov. firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, washtenawjrfootball.org
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Flag football league and year-round classes for ages 4-12. Fall league runs Sept.-Nov.; registration begins early Aug. Financial assistance. annarborymca.org
City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation. 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 and league play for ages 5-17; summer camps; and WeeTees for ages 12 and under. Fees vary; register online at a2golf.org
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Instructional classes for ages 6-14. Smart Start parent-child golf classes teach children ages 4-7 and their parents basic shots in golf.
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Instructional classes after school for grades 1-5. Summer camp for grades 1-8. Summer camp for preschool-grade 8.
Champion Gymnastics, 240 Metty Dr., suite C. 222-1810. Eight-week session recreational classes for 18 months & over. Advanced classes and team programs; birthday parties and field trips. One week summer camp for ages 5 & up; half- and full-day options. firstname.lastname@example.org, championgymnasticsannarbor.com
Gym America, 4611 Platt. 971-1667. Eight-week recreational classes for ages 18 months & over. Summer camps and classes, supervised open gym for preschoolers. Sponsors non-competitive and competitive gymnastics teams. email@example.com, gymamericagymnastics.com
Michigan Academy of Gymnastics, 3900 Jackson, suite 4. 761-7610. Programs for ages 2 & over include preschool movement and developmental and competitive gymnastics. Summer camps. michiganacademy.com
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Developmental classes year round for ages 4-10.
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Classes year round age 3 & over. Competitive team gymnastics offered through level 9. Financial assistance available. annarborymca.org
A2Ice3 ("The Cube"), 2121 Oak Valley. (734) 213-1600. “Sticks & Pucks” practice time for stickhandling and shooting (no goalies) for age 16 & under. Tues. 6-7:50 a.m. Hosts summer camps; see website. firstname.lastname@example.org, a2ice3.com
Ann Arbor Amateur Hockey Association. 214-2035. Instructional/beginners programs (ages 4-13) and boys' and girls' house (ages 7-18) and travel leagues for ages 9-18. Noncompetitive beginners program offered 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). email@example.com
City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation. 794-6230. Beginning hockey skills program for ages 6-12 at Veterans Ice Arena (794-6235) mid-Sept.-mid-May. Drop-in hockey and "Sticks & Pucks" practice times (no goalies) Nov.-Mar. at Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena (794-6234). Check a2gov.org/parks for schedules.
Ann Arbor Figure Skating Club, 2121 Oak Valley. (734) 213-6768. Year-round ice skating instruction for boys and girls age 3 & over at A2Ice3 (the Cube). Classes in basic skating and synchronized skating; competitions. Call or check website for times. firstname.lastname@example.org, annarborfsc.org
City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation. 794-6230. Open skating Sept.-May at Veterans Ice Arena (794-6235). Instructional skating program for ages 3 & over 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 (794-6234). See a2gov.org/parks for schedules or to register.
Champion Lacrosse. (248) 255-1287. At WideWorld Sports Center. Offers summer youth classes for pre-K-high school. Youth leagues for grades K-6; boys' league for grades 7-8. Winter programs begin in Nov., including leagues for grades 9-12. Call or check website for dates, times, and prices. email@example.com, championlacrosse.com
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. League for grades 3-8 starts mid-Sept.; register early Aug. Classes in fall and spring for grades 1-5. Summer camps for grades 2-8.
Ann Arbor has many private martial arts studios. Look online or see the Yellow Pages for listings.
Liberty Athletic Club. 665-3738. Year-round classes in kung fu for ages 5 and up (under 5 accompanied by parent); family kung fu for ages 5 and up; kickboxing & self defense for ages 12 and up; tai chi for ages 12 and up. Clinics and private instruction available. Nonmembers welcome (except tai chi).
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Year-round classes in sanchin ryu karate and Isshinryu karate for ages 4-17.
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Classes year round in aikido, karate, and self defense for beginning and experienced youths ages 4-14.
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Classes year round for ages 4-15 in aikido, tae kwon do, judo, karate, and others. annarborymca.org
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Free instructional classes year round for ages 7-12. annarborymca.org
Planet Rock, 82 Aprill. (734) 827-2680. Climbing programs for kids of all ages and abilities. ABC (agility, balance and coordination) classes for ages 3-6. Weekly climbing club for ages 7-15; competitive climbing team for ages 9-19. Weeklong summer day camps for ages 8-15 June-Aug.; ABC camp for ages 3-7, times vary. See website for schedule and fees. firstname.lastname@example.org, planet-rock.com
Liberty Athletic Club. (734) 665-3738. Structured training for children 45 pounds and up. Guests of members welcome.
Ann Arbor Track Club Youth Division. (734) 330-7931. Competitive and noncompetitive program leagues for ages 6-18. Indoor, Nov.-Mar.; outdoor, Apr.-Aug.; cross-country, Aug.-Dec. email@example.com, aatrackclub.org
Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan, 712-5640. Nonprofit, curriculum-based after school program that encourages girls in grades 3-8 to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The 10-week program culminates in a 5k event. All shapes, sizes, and abilities are welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org, girlsontherunsemi.org
Ann Arbor Football Club. (734) 645-5609. Youth development academy for ages 4-12, all skill levels; no tryouts. Premier outdoor travel teams for ages 12-18; tryouts in June for fall and spring seasons. Indoor teams and year-round clinics. Email for fees. email@example.com, annarborfootballclub.com
Ann Arbor United Soccer Club. (734) 975-4257. Youth academy, recreation, select, and premier teams for ages 4-18. Individual, team, and goalkeeper clinics. Professional, licensed coaches. firstname.lastname@example.org, aaunited.net
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. (734) 822-2120. Pee-wee leagues for ages 3-5 play for 6 weeks in spring (starting May) and fall (starting Sept.). Instructional soccer for grades K-3, spring and fall.
Rec&Ed. (734) 994-2300. Leagues for grades K-10. Fall season starts Sept.; register in July. Spring season starts Apr.; register in Feb. Instructional classes year-round for ages 3-5 and after-school classes for grades K-5. Summer camps for grades pre-K-8.
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Indoor Futsal league for ages 4-12 runs Mar. & Apr.; registration begins early Feb. Weekly practices and small-sided league games. Financial assistance is available. annarborymca.org
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 pools information. Neighborhood competitive teams for ages 5-17 at Buhr (794-6234) and Veterans (794-6235) parks. Fees vary. Call or check a2gov.org/parks
Club Wolverine Swim Team. 395-9350. Year-round programs for developmental and competitive level swimmers ages 4-18. Member of and sanctioned by USA Swimming. clubwolverine.org
Liberty Athletic Club. 665-3738. Clinics and private lessons year round for children of all ages and skill levels. Parent and infant water exploration classes. Open to nonmembers.
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center, 2960 Washtenaw. 971-6355. A 25-yard indoor pool. Year-round classes for all ages, including infants. Lap swim, open swim, and family swim times; see pool schedule at parks.ewashtenaw.org. Drop-in fees: resident adult (ages 18-61) $7 (nonresident $9), resident youths & seniors $5 (nonresident $6).
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Six levels of lessons for ages 6 months-12 years. Lessons offered year round.
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Group and private instructional classes year round for ages 6 months & over. Lessons indoors. Classes at middle school pools.
Rolling Hills Family Water Park. Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek, Ypsilanti. 484-9676. Park (6.5 acres) with wave and activity pools, water slides, lazy river, spray play area, and concessions. Open Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day daily; weekdays 11 a.m.-7 p.m., weekends and some holidays 11 a.m.-8 p.m. See the Recreation—Regional & State Parks section of this guide for park information. Additional entry fees to the water park: $6 residents ($8 nonresidents) weekdays, $4 residents ($5 nonresidents) weekdays after 5 p.m., $7 residents ($9 nonresidents) weekends & holidays. Free admission to children 36 inches tall or shorter. Daily vehicle admission: $5/vehicle for residents ($9/vehicle for nonresidents); discounts for annual passes and seniors. email@example.com, parks.ewashtenaw.org
Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation. 971-6337. Year-round classes for all ages, including infants.
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Preschool (ages 6 months-5 years) and youth (ages 6-14) classes year round. Competitive swimming for age 6 and up. Lifeguard training for advanced swimmers. annarborymca.org
Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W. Liberty. 665-3738. Clinics year-round for age 4 & over; all skill levels. Advanced junior program for youth preparing for or involved in competitive play. Private lessons available. Nonmembers welcome.
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation, 701 W. Ellsworth. 822-2120. Youth classes for ages 6-13, Tiny Tot tennis program for ages 3-5. May-Aug.
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Year-round program includes youth instructional classes for ages 5-15, Junior Team Tennis for ages 10-18, and USTA junior league teams. firstname.lastname@example.org
Huron Valley Volleyball Clubs, 975-0362. Mail: 2109 Stone School Cir., AA 48108. Programs for boys and girls ages 8-18; all skill levels. Year-round training, teams, competitions, and USAV/AAU/JVDA tournaments, clinics, and camps. Plays locally, regionally, and nationally. Summer camps for sand & indoor volleyball. email@example.com, huronvalleyvb.com
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Coed leagues for grades 4-9. Youth Leagues start mid-Oct.; register July-mid-Aug. . Instructional classes for grades 1-5. Summer sand volleyball for grades 8 and up; register early May. Summer camps for grades 5-8.
Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation. 822-2120. Classes in winter for grades 3-5.
Great Lakes Water Polo Club, Year-round programs and clinics for high school students and age group programs for younger children, at the U-M's Canham Natatorium. Club participates in scrimmages and tournaments locally and at the national level. Limited scholarships available. firstname.lastname@example.org, greatlakeswaterpolo.com
Rec&Ed. 994-2300. Instructional classes year round for grades 1-12.
Wolverine Wrestling Club, U-M Crisler Arena. Jim Mason, 216-6459. Spring clinics plus pre-season and in-season training for grade 9 & over. Instruction from U-M wrestlers. Wrestlers compete in state, regional, and national tournaments. Summer camps for grade school through high school. Jr. Wolverine Wrestling Club offers training for grades 8 & under and professional instruction in spring-summer and fall-winter seasons; meets and tournaments. Summer clinics. email@example.com, jrwolverinewrestlingclub.com
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Sept.-Apr. for ages 7-18. annarborymca.org