Play Ball!

As the weather warms, all ages will be itching to get outside and stretch their legs. Registration is open NOW for many sports associations in Bucks County, and the benefits of youth sports are undeniable. Participating in sports has shown to build self-esteem, teach sportsmanship and teamwork, show kids how to play within the rules, develop time management skills, and provide safe social interaction. (And then there are the physical benefits, too!)

Spring sports season is usually dominated by baseball, softball, lacrosse, 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 (CBAA), PENN Athletics Club, Doylestown Athletic Association (DAA), 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. And Buckingham United Soccer Club offers Lil Bucks for ages 2, 3, and 4. 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 also available to those who might want a more individual approach to sports.

What's New?

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 – both girls and boys – 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.

(Photo by Kim Rinella)

Baseball/Softball/T-Ball

Bucks County Baseball Association (Spring and summer): www.buckscountybaseball.com

Bucks County Girls Softball Association (Fall and spring seasons with winter clinics, ages 5-18): www.bcgsl.com

Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association: www.crnewtown.org

Deep Run Valley Sports Association (Offers quickball for 4-5 year olds, baseball for ages 6-16, and softball for ages 3-18). Registration closes 2/28.
www.drvsa.org

Doylestown Athletic Association (Offers baseball, t-ball and softball) Registration ends 2/23.
www.daasports.org

Levittown Continental Little League (Offers baseball and softball for ages 6-16, plus t-ball. Season runs 4/4-6/30). Registration ends 3/13.
www.levittowncontinental.com

Lower South Baseball is a 100% volunteer organization offering T-Ball for ages 3-5 and co-ed baseball for ages 6-12. Season runs 4/13-6/12. Regular registration ends 2/29.
www.lsaabaseball.com

Quakertown Youth Baseball Association: www.qyba.org

Richland Area Softball girls ages 5-24: www.rasasoftball.com

YMCA (Offers T-Ball for ages 3-5). Season runs 4/11-6/6. Registration is open now.
www.ymcabucks.org/programs/kids/sports-leagues

Flag Football

PENN Athletics Club: Leagues are boys/coed, girls and adult for ages pre-K through 12th grade and adult. Season runs from 4/5-6/7. Registration deadline is 3/8.
www.pennathleticsclub.org

YMCA offers Flag Football for ages 5-15. Season runs 4/11-6/6. Registration is open now. www.ymcabucks.org/programs/kids/sports-leagues

Lacrosse

Central Bucks Athletic Association: www.cbaasports.org

Council Rock Lacrosse Association: www.councilrocklacrosse.org

Lower Bucks Lacrosse: www.lblax.org

Souderton Area Boys Lacrosse ages k-8: www.soudertonlacrosse.com

Warriors Lacrosse: www.tcteams.com/warriorslax

YMCA: learn lacrosse classes for ages 4-6. Registration is open now. The season runs from 4/11 – 6/6.  www.ymcabucks.org

Soccer

Council Rock United Soccer Association (Offers coed, boys & girls soccer for ages U4 through U19). Registration is open now. Season runs 4/4-6/6. www.crusa.net

Horsham Soccer Club (For kids born in 2004 through and including 2015). Season starts in April. Horshamsoccer.com

Inter-County Youth Soccer League: www.icslsoccer.org

Little Kicks Soccer: www.littlekickssoccer.net

Central Bucks Athletic Association: www.cbaasports.org

Council Rock United Soccer Association: www.crusa.net

Hulmeville Soccer Club: hulmevillesoccer.org

Intercounty Soccer League: www.icslsoccer.org

Langhorne Neshaminy Soccer Club: www.langhornesoccer.org

PENN Athletics Club: www.pennathleticsclub.org

Pennsylvania Rush Soccer: www.parush.com

Soccer Shots: www.soccershots.org/lowerbucks

Total Soccer (Newtown Athletic Club): www.totalsoccer.us

Warminster Soccer Club: www.warminstersoccerclub.com

Warrington Soccer Club: www.warringtonsoccerpa.org

YMCA offers Spring Soccer for ages 4-8. Season runs 4/11-6/6. Registration is open now.
www.ymcabucks.org/programs/kids/sports-leagues

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