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Best Fall Sports Leagues For Kids In DC

August 31, 2012 6:00 AM

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kidsbasketball Best Fall Sports Leagues For Kids In DC

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Sports and recreational activities are aspects of childhood that children will carry with them for the rest of their lives. Whether it be sportsman-like conduct, discipline, teamwork or handling a loss with stride, the best fall sports leagues for kids in D.C. promise to help kids grow.

FitArlington
2100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 228-3000
www.arlingtonva.us

Prices: $200 on average

Arlington County Parks and Recreation in Northern Virginia offers a FitArlington program to promote healthy and fit lifestyles for the youth in Arlington and surrounding communities. The program encompasses every sport imaginable for your interested child. Fall sports include house basketball, boxing, cheerleading, football, wrestling, track and field, ice skating and ice hockey; true offerings for everyone.

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Kid’s Sports League
8017 Rising Ridge Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 466-6645
www.kidssportsleague.com

Prices: $130 for eight weeks

Children ages 3 to 12 may take advantage of this non-profit sports program, which has served the Maryland area of D.C. (Chevy Chase, Bethesda and Potomac) for 15 years. This fall, sign your children up for basketball, tennis or sports training. The sports training may be customized, teaching young adults to play with a positive attitude while it strengthens their abilities. Most practices and sessions are held in the late afternoon after school is let out.


Koa Sports

6903 Rannoch Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 229-7529
www.koasports.org

Prices: $100 to $250

Koa offers expert training for boys and girls in field hockey, lacrosse, flag football, baseball, basketball and softball in the D.C. metropolitan areaCoaches at Koa Sports are not parents, rather skilled coaches who are former college and professional athletes.  Koa means “strength,” and its goal is to change children’s lives through sports. It offers an after-school program for elementary and middle school-aged kids.

MetroBall
Fort Stanton Recreation Center
1800 Erie St.
Washington, D.C. 20020
www.metroball.org

Prices: free

The D.C. metropolitan basketball league, The Dexter Morton League, works with more than 500 D.C. youth each year. Middle school kids participate in after-school clinics that help to prevent childhood obesity while teaching individual responsibility and advocating team work. Children who are part of MetroBall’s Amateur Athletic Union Team learn a positive outlook on life through structured practices, basketball tournaments and mentoring on and off the court.

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Sports on the Hill
713 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(301) 641-3421
www.sportsonthehill.org

Prices: $30 to $110

Sports on the Hill, which is run solely by volunteers to empower children through sports, offers basketball, which has a girls, boys and pee-wee division, touch football, wrestling and roller hockey. Sports on the Hill also holds winter and holiday camps. Aids and scholarships are available to help reduce costs for families on a tight budget. Contact individual volunteers for each sports for pricing and assistance.

Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and a minor in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @kellyfrancess. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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