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 (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 email@example.com. The U-Mís Mitchell and Elbel fields can also be rented for softball (936-0616).
Rec & Ed 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
City of Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation, 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
Buhr Park, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org, macrhl.com
Veterans Memorial Park, 794-6235. Leagues run mid-Oct.-mid-Mar., 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
Rec&Ed 994-2300, ext. 53214, has fall and summer adult coed leagues. Fall registration in late July (no fall league in 2012); summer registration in early Mar. aareced.com
YMCA, 400 W. Washington. (734) 996-9622. Adult play Thurs. evening for new and experienced players. Instruction included. annarborymca.org
Ann Arbor Rowing Club, P.O. Box 3128, AA 48106. (734) 930-6462. Located at Bandemer Park off Lake Shore Drive. 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. email@example.com, a2crew.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com, 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. firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com, aapdl.com
Ann Arbor Soccer Association (AASA). Organizes open and womenís recreational leagues Apr.-Oct. Most games are played by 7-member teams on a half-size field using half-size goals. Seasons last 7-8 weeks; teams play 2 nights a week (Mon. & Wed. or Tues. & Thurs.) at Fuller Park; $95 fee. A co-rec league plays spring & summer (nights TBD) on a full-size field with 11-member teams; $75 fee. In all leagues, participants register individually and are assigned to teams by a self-ranking system. firstname.lastname@example.org, aasaweb.org
Ann Arbor Soccer Club. Chris Folts, (919) 818-7963. Organizes menís, womenís, 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. email@example.com, aascsoccer.com
Ann Arbor United Soccer Club, (734) 975-4257. More than 500 members. A variety of youth, menís, and womenís 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 varies depending on the level of play:†recreational level†$140 per season;†travel and premier teams $900-$1,800. Financial support available. firstname.lastname@example.org, 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. email@example.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
Rec&Ed, 994-2300, ext. 53214. Summer and fall leagues at multiple skill levels for menís, womenís, and co-rec slow-pitch softball. Summer registration begins in early Mar., fall registration in July (no fall league in 2012). aareced.com
Michigan Classics. Menís, womenís, and co-rec summer leagues, open to the public. Registration in Mar. for the May-July season, games at Mitchell Field. firstname.lastname@example.org, recsports.umich.edu/classics
Ann Arbor Ultimate. Organizes co-ed, womenís, 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. email@example.com, annarborultimate.org
H.A.C. Ultimate. Tim Athan, (734) 995-1621. Relaxed pickup games for all ages and skill levels. Meets year round, Sun. 11 a.m. at Mitchell Field. No fees. firstname.lastname@example.org, pickupultimate.com/map/view/1181
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 menís, womenís, 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. email@example.com, 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 of Ann Arbor, 750 Phoenix. (734) 975-6909. Combination of basketball and jai alai played from electric bumper cars. Call for reservations. whirlyballannarbor.com