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

Archery Golf Paintball Skating
Baseball / Softball Gymnastics Rock Climbing Soccer
Circus Skills Horseback Riding Roller Derby Swimming
Fencing Martial Arts Rugby Tennis
Field Hockey Multi-Sports Self Defense Track
Fitness Yoga

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
Contact Coach Miguel: Baseball classes for the youngest little sluggers, 3 yrs. old and up, in South Orange/Maplewood. We use fun mini-games and energetic coaching to teach the basics. Classes are fun and active and focused on making learning the game of baseball fun. Sign up now and get first class free! Spring classes start April 12, 2015.

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.

circus skills

Circus Place
6 Jill Court, Bldg. 23, Hillsborough, 908-829-3784. Offering exciting classes in circus skills, aerial arts including trapeze and silks, juggling, stilt walking, unicycle, acrobatics, birthday parties and more. Summer Camps available.

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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.

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

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Dapple Hill Farm
Minutes from I-78, Bedminster, 201-725-0047. An exceptional equestrian facility, Dapple Hill Farm offers lesson programs tailored to suit your specific needs in a safe, relaxed, fun and family atmosphere that everyone can enjoy. Lesson packages for children and adults, Summer Camp, leasing options for students, showing opportunities, boarding, indoor arena with viewing area.

Krav Maga–Israeli Self-Defense and Fitness
113 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-758-1500. Krav Maga–family self defense and fitness; highly engaging programs for children, teens and adults. Our goal is to make life safe and make fitness fun. Anti-bullying program for children and teens; real-life self-defense and dynamic/hybrid fitness training for adults; fat-burn and self-defense for women, a special tactics and safety course for school administrators and staff.

Palermo Show Stable
1555 Burnt Mills Rd., Bedminster, 908-719-7500 or 210-860-5688. Open Tues.-Sun., Mon. for summer day camp. Horseback riding lessons for all ages of children and adults, beginner to advanced. Summer day camps, ages 6 to 16 and youth camp ages 3-5. Boarding, training, showing, horse sales and leases, and monthly horse shows–free admittance for spectators.

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

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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 age 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 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 offered in summer. 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.

Somerset County Park Commission Putting Course
Colonial Park, off Mettlers Rd., Franklin Twp., 732-873-8585. Memorial Day-Labor Day: Daily 10-10. Apr. & May/Sept. & Oct.: weekends 12-8. Adults $7, children/srs. $5, 10 or more $5. One-and-a-half-acre 18-hole putting course offers players mini-gardens, natural landscaping features, and greens from 25-75 feet long. Park also features playground, picnic area, paddleboats and nature trail.

South Jersey Junior Golf Foundation
Blue Heron Pines (GSP exit 44), 550 W. Country Club Dr., Cologne, 609-965-1800 ext. 2. Summer golf clinics, junior golf tournaments and family clinics.

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, 908-756-0550. 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 4 lessons, get one free (valid thru June 30, 2015).

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.

US Sports Institute
732 563 2520. The US Sports Institute golf summer camp is the ideal way to introduce youngsters to the sport of golf. Children will learn all the basic golf techniques using unique and fun training methods.

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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.

Olympika Gymnastics
250 Sheffield St., Mountainside, 908-514-0449. Gymnastics and tumbling, competitive and recreational, mom-and-me, kids' night out, cheerleading, open gym, parkour classes, birthday parties, summer camp.

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.

Centercourt Indoor Sports
200 New Vernon Rd., Gillette, NJ, 908-647-6889.

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.

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. Safe, friendly environment providing indoor rock climbing for birthday parties and groups, classes for kids and adults, boy and girl scout programs, summer and winter mini camp. More information online.

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roller derby

Red Bank Roller Vixens
Junior league for ages 12-17.

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

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self defense

Krav Maga–Israeli Self-Defense and Fitness
113 S. Livingston Ave., Livingston, 973-758-1500. Krav Maga–family self defense and fitness; highly engaging programs for children, teens and adults. Our goal is to make life safe and make fitness fun. Anti-bullying program for children and teens; real-life self-defense and dynamic/hybrid fitness training for adults; fat-burn and self-defense for women, a special tactics and safety course for school administrators and staff.

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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. 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.
Friday Night Skate with DJ Earl, every Friday Oct. through May. 8-10pm. $7 admission, $3.50 skate rental.
         Hockey season, spectators welcome.

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
Union County 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 and up, public sessions, family sessions at semi-enclosed ice arena. Skate rentals and snack bar available.
         Open for the season.
Dec 2015
         Skating with Santa, date TBA.

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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 and insurance waiver required for use.

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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!

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swimming - competitive

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

Berkeley Aquatic Club
649 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, 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 Berkeley Heights, 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
649 Springfield Ave., Berkeley Heights, 908-464-1995.
The Berkeley Swim School conducts swimming instruction year a round for ages 3-adults, everyday in two indoor pools in Berkeley Heights. Preschool, after school, homeschool and weekend classes are open to the public with no memberships. Winter/spring/summer sessions. Lap and recreational swimming, Masters and American Red Cross certification programs are also offered.

Infant Swim New Jersey
908-227-3674. Lessons in aquatic self-rescue instruction for infants as young as 6 months to 6+ are offered in Morris, Essex and Middlesex Counties by certified ISR instructors.

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

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.

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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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