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NJ Kids Sports Classes, Lessons, Camps for Kids, Teens in NJ

Archery Golf Rock Climbing Tennis
Baseball / Softball Gymnastics Rugby Track
Basketball Horseback Riding Self Defense Ultimate Frisbee
Fencing Martial Arts Skating Volleyball
Field Hockey Multi-Sports Soccer Yoga
Fitness Paintball Swimming

team sports
Information about registration for organized sports teams is distributed through local schools, newspapers, and Recreation Departments. Your Recreation Department is your best contact for locating current sports teams. Recreation Departments, PAL and Ys sponsor additional organized sports.

Fall sports include soccer, football and cheerleading. Winter sports include wrestling, basketball and hockey. Spring sports include track, baseball, softball and lacrosse. Off-season indoor leagues and summer traveling teams offer additional training and more competitive play. Registration and tryouts, if required, usually begin during the preceding season.

Consult Eteamz, League Lineup and League Athletics, online communities of team websites, where you can search registered teams, camps and associations in your area by zip code, sport or level.


Union County Archery Range
Oak Ridge Park, Oak Ridge Rd., Clark, 908-527-4900. Open to archery identification holders. Lessons open to families and small groups ages 9 and over.

baseball / softball

The Ballpark
1 Silver Court, Springfield, NJ, 973-376-9295.

CK's Baseball Training Facility
210 Commercial Court, Morganville, NJ 07751, 732-617-8117.

Extra Innings
23 Leslie Court, Whippany, NJ 07981, 973-560-1300.

Frozen Ropes of Union
60 Milltown Rd., Union, NJ, 908-686-9060.

Gamers Baseball Academy
295 North Michigan Ave., Kenilworth, NJ, 908-967-6211.

In the Zone
37 Ironia Rd., Flanders, NJ 07836, 973-598-9887.

NJ Little All Stars
South Orange/Maplewood; contact Coach Miguel: info@ Baseball classes for the youngest little sluggers, ages 3 and up, run April-Aug. Classes are fun and active focusing on making learning the game of baseball fun. All Stars Summer 8U League begins in June. The instructional league will be for ages 8 and under. More information online.

Professional Baseball Instruction
107 Pleasant Ave., Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458, 201-760-8720.

Union County Youth Baseball League
Union County Baseball Association. Registration in spring for boys and girls summer minor league, major league and teen league baseball, ages 8-15.


US Sports Institute Basketball
IIdeal for children who want to learn or develop their skills. Dribbling, passing, shooting, team play and defense are all taught in a fun and engaging way. All players learn the basics of offense and defense, including creating plays, movement off the ball and decision making. Available in more than 50 NJ locations!

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Excalibur Fencing Club
Chatham Club, 484 Southern Blvd., Chatham.

Integrity Fencing Studio
200 Main St., Chatham, 713-732-0766.

Medeo Fencing Club
30 Kearney St., Bridgewater, 732-469-2244.

New Jersey Fencing Alliance (NJFA)
50-58 Burnett Ave., Maplewood, 973-763-5728. NJFA invites you to experience its 17,000 sq. ft. climate controlled, state-of-the-art fencing club. NJFA offers continuous, flexible enrollment for group and private instruction throughout
the year as well as summer camps for children ages 7-17. All levels and all weapons. Our professional staff of internationally and nationally recognized coaches will guide your child through this exciting educational experience. Students will learn how to properly exercise, fencing techniques and strategies, stimulate and achieve goal satisfaction and build self esteem while having fun.
Open House
         Mon.-Thurs. 3-9pm, Sat. 8am-2pm.

Westfield Fencing Club
New Jersey Workshop for the Arts, 150-152 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-789-9696.

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field hockey

Get It Dunne
Get it Dunne offers a year round schedule of field hockey and volleyball clinics for children in grades 1-8. Check website for information on all currently scheduled camps and clinics being held at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ. Contact or visit website.

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My Gym Children's Fitness Center
1100 South Ave. W., Westfield, 908-317-0888;
522 Broad St., Glen Rock, 201-444-4644;
235 Prospect Ave., West Orange, 973-731-2022.
      Day, night, weekend classes and birthday parties. Children's fitness center, 6 wks.-9 yrs. Songs, dance, puppets, games, relays, sport skills, gymnastics, karate and more. Birthday parties, Parent's Night Out, Summer, Spring and Winter Fun Days.

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For miniature golf facilities, see listings under Outdoor Entertainment.

The Golf Academy at Basking Ridge
Basking Ridge Country Club, 185 Madisonville Rd., Basking Ridge, 908-766-8200 x143. Golf Academy classes instructed by PGA Professionals. Individual lessons and group clinics offered throughout the spring, summer and fall for children ages four and up. Half day and full day summer camp for ages 6-17. Visit website for camp and clinic dates and to register online. Club membership is not required.

The First Tee Junior Golf Program
Youth development organization introduces the game of golf and its values to young people at participating golf courses throughout the world. To locate a program near you, contact the nearest chapter.
• The First Tee of Essex County
• The First Tee of Greater Trenton
• The First Tee of Monmouth & Ocean Counties
• The First Tee of Raritan Valley
Select a golf course from participating courses nationwide, find a tee time deal and book online 24/7.

Hyatt Hills Golf Complex
1300 Raritan Rd., Clark, 732-669-9100. Public regulation 9-hole course, clubhouse, driving range, putting green and 18-hole miniature golf. Private lessons, Junior clinics, Junior camps and after-school programs.

LPGA-USGA Girls Golf
Learning Center at Galloping Hill Golf Course, 1 Golf Dr., Kenilworth, 908-241-8380. Developmental junior golf program teaches girls ages 7-17 to play golf. Girls work with a PGA or LPGA instructor evenings during the summer.
     Registration opens.

Morris County Park Commission Jr. Golf
Pinch Brook Golf Course, 234 Ridgedale Ave., Florham Park, 973-326-7602. Applications for summer junior golf clinic for players ages 10-17 are available one day only in June for lottery. Youth tournaments are open to golfers aged 12-18.

Scotch Hills Country Club Golf Course
Jerusalem Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-232-9748. 18-hole miniature golf course and 9-hole course, operated by the Scotch Plains Recreation Commission, is open to the public, memberships available. Junior golf clinics for boys and girls ages 10-17, 908-322-6700 ext. 5. Miniature golf birthday parties.

Somerset County Learning Center and Golf Academy
Neshanic Valley Golf Course, Branchburg, 908-369-1458 ext. 428. The Learning Center features a driving range, short game area, practice holes, and par 32 nine hole course. A Callaway Golf Performance Center is one of six in the United States offering state-of-the-art golf club fitting and swing analysis. Adult education programs are offered spring, ­summer and fall. Junior golf programs for ages 6-17 of all abililties start in early spring until the end of Aug. Programs include one-week sessions, free introductory golf clinics, parent child clinics and Junior Masters Day. Beginner to advanced level summer programs and leagues.

Spring Meadow Golf Course
Exit 98 GSP or Exit 31B Turnpike, adjacent to Allaire Village, Wall Twp., 732-449-0806. Part of the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry, this 6,224-yard Par 72 layout is open year-round. Pro Shop, practice facilities and restaurant on site.

Summit Municipal Golf Course
189 River Rd., Summit, 908-277-6828. Par 3 course open Nov.-April to members and guests only. Memberships are available to Summit and Union County residents. Residents of the Chathams are also welcome.

Union County Golf Facilities
• Ash Brook Golf Course
  1210 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains, 908-756-0414. An 18-hole championship course and family-friendly 9-hole Par 3 pitch and putt course. Rental equipment available.
• Galloping Hill Golf Course
  Golf Dr., Kenilworth, 908-241-8700. An 18-hole championship course and 9 hole course great for junior and beginner golfers. Rental equipment available.
• The Learning Center at Galloping Hill
  Golf Dr., Kenil­worth, 908-241-8380. Brand new driving range and 40,000 square foot practice facility. The Learning Center is open year round and has 20 heated and covered stalls. Private lessons, clinics and summer camps are available. Equipment available for use.
Mention Kids Guide ad for kids discount offer: Buy 3 lessons, get one free (valid thru June 30, 2016).

USGA Golf Museum
77 Liberty Corner Rd., Far Hills, 908-234-2300. Tues.-Sun. 10-5. Adults $7, ages 13-17 $3.50, under 12 free. Multi-media, interactive exhibits tell the story of golf's development in the United States, highighting the greatest moments and greatest champions in the game's history. Weather permitting, visitors are able to hit golf balls with modern and replica equipment on the Research and Test Center's driving range or use replica antique putters on the Museum's putting course, inspired by the world-renowned Himalayas putting course in St. Andrews, Scotland. The nine-hole putting course is open April-Oct., call to reserve a tee time.

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My Gym Children's Fitness Center
1100 South Ave. W., Westfield, 908-317-0888;
522 Broad St., Glen Rock, 201-444-4644;
235 Prospect Ave., West Orange, 973-731-2022.
      Day, night, weekend classes and birthday parties. Children's fitness center, 6 wks.-9 yrs. Songs, dance, puppets, games, relays, sport skills, gymnastics, karate and more. Birthday parties, Parent's Night Out, Summer, Spring and Winter Fun Days.

Summit Summies
The Connection for Women and Families, 79 Maple St., Summit, 908-273-4242. Girls USA Gymnastics Junior Olympic team for ages 7-15.

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horseback riding

See listings under Outdoors - Horseback Riding.

martial arts

Shaolin Kung Fu & Tai Chi
50 Mount Bethel Rd., Warren, 908-988-0779.

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multi sports

Branchburg Sports Complex
47 Readington Rd., Branchburg, 908-203-1600. New Jersey's premiere sports and family entertainment center features 78,000 square feet of action-packed activities including three indoor turf fields, four batting cages and a 3,100 square foot training center. Lacrosse, soccer, baseball, tennis, basketball, volleyball and NFL flag football programs. Don't miss out on our School's Out and summer day camp programs.

1-866-345-BALL. The US Sports Institute multi sports camp is the original multi sports camp where your child has the opportunity to play over 15 different sports from around the world in one fun packed week! Half day, full day & evening camps are available for children aged 3 to 14 at over 250 locations in NJ. Many others have tried to emulate the success of this camp, but none have come close to the experience and level of energy USSI offers your child. This is the true sports camp experience with so much to do in so little time!

The Sports Academy
56 E. Willow St., Millburn, 973-912-9002. Indoor sports programs–baseball, soccer, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, preschool, birthday parties, summer camps.

Westfield Area Y
220 Clark St.; 422 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-233-2700. Wide variety of classes, clinics, leagues and open recreation programs for children, teens and adults of all ages. Swimming, basketball, soccer, t-ball, climbing, volleyball, track and field, fitness, Ultimate Frisbee, tae kwon do and more.

Zoned Inc. Sports Academy
23 E. Kearney St., Bridgewater, NJ 08807, 732-537-1770.

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Hardcore Paintball Arena
2E Chimney Rock Rd., Bridgewater, 732-868-3188.

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rock climbing

New Jersey Rock Gym
373D Rt. 46W, Fairfield, 973-439-9860. Mon.-Fri. 12-10:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 10-8pm. 10:30pm, Sat. & Sun. 10-8pm. Fun, memorable indoor climbing experience. A variety of programs: private sessions for kids and families, birthday parties and groups, classes for kids and adults, scout programs, summer and winter mini camps. More information online.

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roller derby

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Union County Rugby Football Club
Adult rugby; flag and tackle rugby programs for youth.

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self defense

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skating - indoor ice

Bridgewater Sports Arena
1425 Frontier Road, Bridgewater, 732-627-0006.

Richard J. Codey Arena at South Mountain
560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, 973-731-3828. Call for public skating hours. Freestyle, dance, youth hockey, private and group instruction for ages 4 to adult with special program for Parents & Tots, summer camps, party rooms.
         Professional Hockey Season opens at arena.

Floyd Hall Arena
One Hall Dr. (on Montclair State University Campus), Little Falls, 973-746-7744. Group lessons, hockey leagues, summer hockey and figure skating camps.

Jersey Wolves Hockey Club
League and travel play for ages 8-14.

William G. Mennen Sports Arena
161 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Twp., 973-326-7651. Call for ­public skating hours. Recorded schedule: 973-326-7650.
   Three full-size rinks. Home to Colonial Hockey League youth hockey program. Beginner skating instruction, house leagues and travel teams, spring & fall clinics, summer hockey school for ages 6-17, summer camp. Group and private skating lessons available age 4-adult. Power skating workshops. Birthday party packages. Pro shop and snack bar. See listings under Shows & Concerts and Spectator Sports for shows, events and competitions open to the public.
Thru Jun 19
         Public Skating Hours, Mon.-Sun. 10-12; Mon.-Fri. 3:30-5:30; Sat. & Sun. 2-4.
         Public Skating with Music by DJ Earl, Fridays 8-10pm.
Selected Special Events
         Morris County Secondary Schools Ice Hockey Season, spectators welcome.
Mar 18-20
         2016 USA Hockey Atlantic Districts Championships.
Apr 8-10
         Morris Open Figure Skating Competition.
Jun 3-5
         2016 NJ Council Figure Skating Competition.

Twin Oaks Ice Rink
65 Columbia Rd., Morristown, 973-292-5699.

Union Sports Arena
2441-A Rt. 22W, Union, 908-687-8610. Union Sports Arena is Union County's "coolest" place for fun, featuring a year-round indoor ice skating rink and two indoor soccer fields. Our skating, soccer, football and baseball birthday parties are the best!

Warinanco Skating Center
Warinanco Park, Thompson Ave. (off St. George Ave.), Roselle. Recorded message: 908-298-7850. Pro Shop: 908-298-7847. Open Nov.-April. Group and private skating lessons, hockey clinics for ages 4+, public sessions, family sessions at semi-enclosed ice arena. Skate rentals; snack bar.
         Closed for open skating while undergoing renovations. Expected reopening Fall 2016.

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skating - inline

Many communities offer dedicated space for skateparks for use by skateboarders and/or in-line skaters. Call your Recreation Department for information.

Somerville Recreation Wheelpark
Veterans Memorial Dr., Somerville, 908-704-6985. Smooth riding surface, ramps, jump boxes, grindable rails & ledges. Annual fee & insurance waiver required for use.

Westfield Area Y Skateboarding
Bauer Branch, 422 E. Broad St., Westfield, 908-233-2700. Offered Fridays from 3:30-5:30pm, weather permitting. Helmet and signed waiver required. Ramps, rails, boxes, quarter pipes and ledges; qualified supervision; instruction provided as needed.

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732-563 2525. USA's wide range of camp options and dynamic professional staff ensure that you'll never need to look elsewhere for a soccer camp again; with 14 different camp types to choose from, we always have the camp to meet your child's soccer needs. Camps are open to children aged 3 to 18 and of all ability levels. Over 250 locations to choose from in New Jersey!

Union Sports Arena
2441-A Rt. 22W, Union, 908-687-8610. Union Sports Arena is Union County's "coolest" place for fun, featuring a year-round indoor ice skating rink and two indoor soccer fields. Our skating, soccer, football and baseball birthday parties are the best!

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swimming - competitive

In addition to the independent groups below, Ys and JCCs may offer competitive swimming programs. See Ys/JCCs/Clubs for locations.

Berkeley Aquatic Club
629 Central Ave., New Providence, 908-464-0574. Satellite location at Drew University, Simon Athletic Center, Madison. USA Swimming Team ages 8-18. Intramural, dual, State, Regional, National and International competitions. Practice offered short course in New Providence, Drew University and long course in New Providence. Tryouts are conducted in the summer and early fall.

Summit Seals Swim Team
Summit Area YMCA, 67 Maple St., Summit, 908-273-3330.

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swimming - indoor

Berkeley Swim School
629 Central Ave., New Providence, 908-464-1995. The Berkeley Swim School conducts swimming instruction year round for ages 6 months to Seniors, every day in its four lane, 85 degree instructional pool in New Providence. Preschool, after school, homeschool and weekend classes are open to the public with no memberships. Lap, recreational and family swimming, seniors, and special needs offered everyday.

Infant Swim New Jersey
908-227-3674. Lessons in aquatic self-rescue instruction for ages 6 months to 6+ are offered in Morris, Essex and Middlesex Counties.

Into the Swim, Inc.
866-307-SWIM. Springfield, Somerset, Fairfield, Clinton, Denville and more. Into the Swim features no more than 3 students per class. All ages and special needs are invited to learn a vital life-saving skill under the tutelage of professional and experienced instructors who have all been trained to our standards. Classes are given late afternoons, evenings and weekends. There is no registration fee. Into the Swim selects only indoor pools that meet its standards for water quality, temperature, and provide a comfortable environment for maximum learning. For more details, call 866-307-SWIM.

Starfish Aquatic Club, Inc.
973-953-7946. Email: Starfish Aquatic Club is a private lesson program that offers both private and small group swimming lessons to children and adults from the age of 6 months and older. Lesson packages keep your child enrolled in the same time, day and instructor for 3-6 consecutive months. Instructor subject to change due to potential schedule changes.

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swimming - outdoor

JCC Swim Club
775 Talamini Rd., Bridgewater, 908-725-6994. Multiple pools, including separate kiddie area with playground; snack bar; tennis courts, sand volleyball court and basketball courts.

Somerset County Park Commission Warrenbrook Pool
Warrenville Rd., Warren, 908-754-8404. Open daily late June-Labor Day: Weekdays 12-8, weekends 11-8. Age 3 and under free. Warrenbrook Pool offers ­seasonal and daily passes. Programming includes swim classes, aquacise, and special clinics such as lifeguarding and diving.

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swimming - water polo

Tigers Aquatics Water Polo
Princeton University, Coach Derek Ellingson, 609-258-2625. Year round program (Sept.-Aug.) offers instruction and training for ages 8 and older at the Princeton University DeNunzio Pool. Team members play for fun and individual growth and compete in local, regional and national tournaments.

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Somerset County Park Commission Tennis Centers
Green Knoll Tennis Center, Garretson Rd., Bridgewater, 908-722-1303. Colonial Park Tennis Center, Franklin Twp., 732-873-8716. April-Oct.: daily 8am-9pm. Weekdays until 3pm, $7; evenings, weekends & holidays $8. The tennis facilities offer walk-on and reserve play, multi-ability instruction and tournaments. Colonial Park is fully accessible for individuals with physical disabilities and is now free for walk-on play. Lessons for adults and children of all abilities offered at Green Knoll Tennis Center and Colonial Park Tennis Center.

US Sports Institute
 732-563-2520. Provider of cutting edge tennis programs that cater for all age groups & ability levels. Programs are offered in the spring, summer & fall. All trainers are USTA certified and follow USTA curriculums.

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Girls on the Run
For locations and dates, visit website. 10-week programs in fall and spring for girls in grades 3-5 and 6-8 combine a national curriculum focused on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health with training for a 5K event.

Westfield Area Y Flyers Track Club
Westfield, Cranford and Mountainside locations, 908-233-2700. Year round program includes cross-country, track and field and off-season conditioning. Program is for boys and girls in grades 2-8 of every skill level. USATF-certified coaches work with over 700 athletes each year. Many participate at the regional and national level.

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ultimate frisbee

Westfield Area Y Ultimate Frisbee
Off-site fields, Westfield, 908-233-2700. Ultimate, non-contact team sport and growing fast in the U.S. Meet new friends, learn the skills of Ultimate Frisbee and compete locally.

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Get It Dunne
Get it Dunne offers a year round schedule of field hockey and volleyball clinics for children in grades 1 through 8. Check website for information on all currently scheduled camps and clinics being held at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ. Contact or visit online.

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Alluem Yoga
347 Lincoln Ave. East, Cranford, NJ 07016, 908-276-YOGA.

Hapi Yogi
235 E. Broad St., Westfield, NJ 07090, 908-380-9668.

Studio Yoga
2 Green Village Rd. #215, Madison, NJ 07940, 973-966-5311.

South Mountain Yoga
18 South Orange Ave. #2, South Orange, NJ 07079, 973-763-4433.

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