As the weather warms, all ages will be itching to get outside and stretch their legs. Sports associations in Bucks County are opening registration for all kinds of leagues as well as introductory classes, so there is sure to be something for everyone in the family.
Spring sports season is usually dominated by baseball, softball, and soccer. Plenty of area options exist for recreational as well as travel teams in those sports. Check out the programs at Central Bucks Athletic Association, PENN Athletics Club, Doylestown Athletic Association, as well as Warrington Soccer Club, Council Rock United Soccer Association, Horsham Soccer Club, Warminster Soccer Club, and the Inter-County Youth Soccer League.
What's Out There for Younger Kids?
For those with younger children looking for a more relaxed introduction to a sport, there are several area options. Soccer Shots operates in several different communities in the area, offering soccer for ages 2 to 8. The program focuses on fitness and sportsmanship as well as individual accomplishments. Little Kicks Soccer is a similar program with classes for ages 18 months to 5 years that focuses on teamwork and cooperation. At the area YMCAs, children ages four and up can play beginner lacrosse and t-ball, as well as introductory courses that teach the basics of several sports. Gymnastics, karate, and tennis are available who might want a more individual approach to sports.
In addition to the more traditional spring sports, a relatively new organized sport is finding its way to area organizations. NFL Flag Football offers participants the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of football and enjoy the physical activity of it without the potential danger of the contact version of the sport. Leagues can be found at the PENN Athletics Club in Doylestown and Central Bucks Family YMCA in Doylestown for children, as well as an adult league at the Lower Bucks Flag Football Association in Levittown.
For more information on the programs:
Bucks County YMCAs
Central Bucks Athletic Association
Council Rock United Soccer Association
Doylestown Athletic Association
Horsham Soccer Club
Inter-County Youth Soccer League
Little Kicks Soccer
PENN Athletics Club
Warminster Soccer Club
Warrington Soccer Club