by Leslie P
Summer may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! For many, going back to school also includes signing up for their favorite fall sports league. Whether it’s baseball, softball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball or basketball, Kalamazoo has many opportunities available for kids of all ages. Check out our guide below to find the best fit for your little sports star.
FALL SPORTS AND LEAGUES
8151 Merchant Place, Portage, MI | (269) 226-2000
Kingdom Indoor Center has leagues for children starting as young as four years old all the way through high school. Youth leagues in recreational soccer, competitive soccer, softball and baseball, and flag football are available. Your kids will enjoy playing on their special rubber-filled turf fields, which also helps with player safety. Kingdom is currently offering an early-bird special on league sign-up until October 1!
453 West Kilgore Road, Portage, MI | (269) 342-2415
Utilizing the SoccerZone facility, BJ Sports offers an indoor youth lacrosse league this fall for kids in sixth grade through high school. Games begin in October and are played on Sunday afternoons. “Learn to Play” clinics are also available for younger children. Registrations opens in late August, click here for pricing information and to register online.
7365 South Sprinkle Road, Portage, MI | (269) 329-0033
The Courthouse in Kalamazoo offers both indoor basketball and volleyball leagues this fall. Basketball leagues range from four weeks to eight weeks for boys in third grade through high school and girls in fifth grade through high school. Click here for the full Basketball League schedule, pricing and to register. A six-week volleyball league is available for girls in middle school. Sign up is available by teams. Matches begin October 29th, with all matches being held on Thursday evenings. Click here for additional information and to register online.
SoccerZone-Portage, 7187 South Sprinkle Road, Portage | (269) 329-0171
SoccerZone-Oshtemo, 6255 Technology Drive. Kalamazoo | (269) 329-0171
SoccerZone offers a variety of soccer leagues for children ages six to eighteen. Whether they are interested in under seven co-ed, beginner, recreational or competitive leagues, SoccerZone offers it all. Leagues begin at the end of October and games are played on Saturday and Sunday. Call 269-329-0171 for pricing information and to register. Youth instructional classes are also available.
Maple Branch, 1001 West Maple Street, Kalamazoo | (269) 345-9622
Portage Branch, 2900 West Centre, Portage | (269) 324-9622
In addition to athletic skills, The Greater Kalamazoo YMCA focuses on teaching core values such as honesty, respect, caring, responsibility and sportsmanship through their sports leagues. The YMCA is currently accepting registrations for youth flag football, with games beginning on September 19th. Sign up for youth basketball (Y-Ball) begins in early September, with games beginning in December. Both leagues are open to children in Pre-K through eighth grade. Non-member rates are available.
Know of any other fall sports leagues or offerings? Let us know in the comment section below.