Arundel has range of athletic offerings

May 16, 2004|By Nancy Knisley | Nancy Knisley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

From archery to wresting, Anne Arundel County sports enthusiasts can choose from a wide variety of youth and adult sports activities. Opportunities include individual and team sports, instructional, recreational and competitive programs and drop-in and scheduled events.

Some of the county's many sports offerings are listed below. Contact the programs for additional information, including schedules and fees.

Andover Apaches Athletic Association: Rugby for high school boys and summer co-ed noncontact rugby, 410-691-9970; youth football, cheerleading, boys' and girls' lacrosse, wrestling; Linthicum, 410-859-3939, www.leaguelineup.com/apa.

Annapolis Area Tennis School: Tennis lessons for all ages, junior team; 410-267-0615, www.aatstennis.org.

Annapolis Baseball Club: Rec and travel baseball; 410-798-5525, www.annapolis baseballclub.com.

Annapolis Bowl: Tenpin lanes, open and league bowling for adults and children including a parent-child league; 2057 Generals Highway, Annapolis, 410-266-0700.

Annapolis Irish Rowing Club: Adult men and women; Carroll House, Annapolis, 410-703-6751, annapolisirishrowers.com.

Annapolis Recreation and Parks: Children's and adult sports including: karate, men's and boys' basketball, golf lessons, sailing lessons, co-ed and men's softball, youth swimming lessons, adult co-ed volleyball, youth water polo, adult summer kickball league, youth and adult tennis lessons, winter indoor soccer for ages 3-6; Annapolis, 410-263-7958.

Annapolis Rowing Club: Recreational and competitive rowing for adults and juniors; 410-349-1867, www.annapolis rowingclub.com.

Annapolis Scuba: PADI certification courses, Bubble Maker program ages 8 and 9, year-round dive trips; 150-G Jennifer Road, Annapolis, 410-266-8327, www.annapoliscuba.com.

Annapolis Striders: Running club for adults and children, races and training, Junior Striders track and field program; 410-268-1165, www.annapolisstriders.org.

Annapolis Swim Club: Youth competitive swim team; 410-360-6805, www.swimasc.net.

Annapolis Youth Lacrosse Association (AYLA): Boys' spring lacrosse grades K-8, boys' fall lacrosse, grades 4 - high school; 410-849-2000, www.youthlax.org.

Anne Arundel County Archers: Club with target, field and 3-D archery, area for public shooting, lessons for children and adults; 301-776-5086, www.annearundelarchers.org.

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks offers several sports throughout the county, including: archery, golf basics for grades 4-10, youth and adult karate, youth tae kwon do, adult recreational basketball, adult co-ed recreational volleyball, rock wall climbing for ages 8-13, tennis lessons for children ages 6-13 and therapeutic riding for youth and adults with disabilities. The department will also provide contact numbers for sports offered through local athletic associations; 410-222-7313.

Anne Arundel County Special Olympics: Training and competition for individuals with disabilities in golf, powerlifting, soccer, cross county skiing, floor hockey, basketball, bowling, aquatics, bocce, equestrian, sailing, softball and track and field; 410-923-0383, www.soaamd.org.

Arundel Olympic Swim Center: Recreational and lap swimming, lessons, competitive swimming, diving; 2690 Riva Road, Annapolis 410-222-7933 or 301-970-2216.

Arundel Soccer Association: Soccer program for boys and girls, recreational and club level teams, adult co-ed team; 443-618-6637, www.arundel soccer.com.

AWBA (Annapolis Women's Basketball Association): Recreational league and intramural basketball for girls; 410-280-1733 or 443-994-7435.

Barlow's Gymnastics: Classes and competitive teams, boys, girls and adults; 2001 F Commerce Park Drive, Annapolis, 410-266-5409.

Bay Area Volleyball Academy: Instructional club volleyball for girls; 410-544-2551, www.bayvolleyball.com.

BAYS (Broadneck Area Youth Sports): Boys' and girls' basketball, fall and spring recreational and travel soccer, field hockey, boys' and girls' lacrosse; 410-626-8185, www.broadneckyouthsports.com.

Benfield Pines Ice Rink: Recreational skating, figure skating lessons, hockey leagues and instruction for children and adults; 1031 Benfield Blvd., Millersville, 410-987-5100, www.benfieldpinesicerink.com.

Big Vanilla Athletic Club: Indoor tennis, instruction for adults and children, racquetball, martial arts, rock climbing wall; 1209 Ritchie Highway, Arnold, 410-544-2525, www.bigvanilla.com.

Bowl America: Open recreational and league 10-pin bowling for children and adults; 7155 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, 410-761-7005.

Cape St. Claire Rec Council: Boys' and girls' sports including fall and spring soccer, baseball, softball, T-ball, rugby, cheerleading, basketball and wrestling; 410-757-6393, www.capesports.com.

Chesapeake Bay Chiefs Youth Hockey: Rec teams, 410-674-9505; travel teams, 410-674-0103, www.chesbay chiefs.com.

Chesapeake Club Lacrosse: Developmental year-round lacrosse program for girls in grades 7-12; 410-573-1414, www.chesapeakelacrosse.com.

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