Kids’ Sports Leagues Marin

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With so many sports to choose from in Marin, there’s no excuse for kids not to be active!

Here’s some information that might help you if you’re just getting started. If you’re new to the kids sport scene in Marin, you may want to read the “Notes” at the bottom of this page.

Please check the website of the organization for updated information as it changes often. If you know of an organization that is not listed, please submit a comment about it and we’ll be sure to look into it. Thanks!

Seasons:

Winter: Basketball, Indoor Soccer
Spring: Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Track & Field
Summer: Football, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Volleyball
Fall: Volleyball, Soccer, Fall Baseball, Waterpolo
Note: AAU & Travel Leagues are year round. There are also clinics offered by various organizations throughout the year.

BASEBALL

Little League K-8 (but check individual sites for information)

Dixie Terra Linda Little League
Mill Valley
Novato North
Novato South
Novato Babe Ruth (Age 13-18)
Ross Valley
Tiburon/Peninsula
Twin Cities
West Marin

Independent Organizations
San Anselmo Baseball Association (Ages 9 – 12)

Travel Baseball Teams
Travel teams are for those kids and parents who are committed to the sport as it requires additional time, expenses and dedication as compared to a regular league. As the name implies, travel ball requires players to travel to various locations for tournaments. Players must try out to make the team.

Bombers Age 9U – 14U
Golden Gate SlidersAge 11U, 12U & 13.

BATTING CAGES
McInnis Park, Smith Ranch Road, San Rafael
The Athletic Edge, Indoor batting cages, 260 Water Street Suite F, Petaluma
Scandia Fun Center Rohnert Park

BASKETBALL

CYO Athletics Marin 3rd – 8th grade girls and boys. Winter season. Tryouts in October. While the CYO organization is associated with Catholic Charities, and teams are associated with Catholic schools, you don’t need to be in the church to join. There are two levels of teams per grade, an “A” team and a “B” team. There may be one or more “B” team per school. The CYO season begins with tryouts in October. Practices usually start in December with optional tournaments. Then, the official season starts in January ending in March.

Marin Freedom
NBBA (North Bay Basketball Academy) 3rd thru High School boys (some girls). AAU/Club. Tryouts in March. There are select teams and club (developemental) teams. All teams compete in tournaments.
Strictly Hoops 3rd through 8th grade girls AAU/Club. Tryouts in March

FOOTBALL

Central Marin
Southern Marin Youth FootballAges 8 thru 15
Novato Youth Football

GOLF

Private courses may offer junior programs for members only. Here are local non-member clubs:

Mill Valley Golf Course, Junior program, tournaments, junior rates.
McGinnis Golf Club, San Rafael. Offers summer camps, golf clinics and junior rates.
San Geronimo Golf Course, Fairfax. Junior rates
Peacock Gap Golf Club, San Rafael, Junior rates.
Indian Valley Golf Club, Novato. Junior rates, summer camps through Novato Parks & Rec.

LACROSSE
Central Marin Blue Jay’s Lacrosse
Novato Lacrosse Club for boys and girls ages 7-14
Ross Valley for boys and girls 3rd thru 8th grade
Southern Marin Lacrosse Club

SOCCER

Rec soccer sign ups in the Spring and season generally from early Sept. to first week in November.   Teams established based on grade rather than age.
Spring academy, camps and other special clinics offered throughout the year

Competitive soccer – must tryout (most tryouts end of April – early May involving up to 3 days)  U9 – U19 Girls and Boys
Competitive Clinics/camps run throughout the season but must be a competitive player on a team to participate.  Season length varies depending on age.  Depending on the number of skilled players, 1-3 teams established usually Gold, Silver and Bronze.  Season generally begins in Sept. Competitive teams require travel usually 3-4 tournaments and local games in Marin County and Sonoma County.
Development Program – a rec player may be invited to train as a development player (no guarantee that he/she will actually play a competitive game).  This usually means that the player continues to train & play with his/her rec team while also training with a competitive team.  

Little Soccer Club, MLK Park Sausalito (age 2-4 yr. 11 mos)
Marin United Spring Academy (U8, U9) Developmental Soccer
Corte Madera Soccer (1st – 4th grade)

Indoor Soccer
Runs January thru March.
DaveFrommer’s Indoor Soccer Registration ends early December. Open to boys and girls 4-18 years with some coed teams. High Schools Girls’ & Boys’ divisions.
Marin Futsal Registration ends early December. Open to girls and boys U7, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U19.

SOFTBALL

Marin Girls Softball
Twin Cities Softball

SWIMMING

Marin Swim League Age K-12. Summer league (March – July). 10 teams in Marin. Some swim teams such as the Strawberry Seals in Mill Valley offer year-round swimming.

USA SWIMMING (AAU)

Marin Pirates
North Bay Aquatics
Sequoia Aquatics


TENNIS

Boyle Park Tennis, Mill Valley
Strawberry Tennis, Mill Valley
Novato Parks & Rec., Novato
Higgins Tennis (throughout Marin)
Tiburon Peninsula Club (TPC)
Rolling Hills Club, Novato
Mt. Tam Raquet Club, Larkspur

VOLLEYBALL

Absolute Volleyball Club, 3rd grade-high school, San Rafael
CYO (Grades 5-8) Registration starts in May, season commences during the fall. Check individual teams for specific information.
Our Lady of Loretto (Novato)
St.Hilary (Tiburon)
St. Patricks (Larkspur)
St. Raphael (San Rafael)

WATER POLO

Marin Water Polo
SOMA Aquatics
Tiburon Peninsula Water Polo Club
(U12 & U14 Co-ed)

Don’t see the information you’re looking for? Please post a comment and we’ll look into it!

SPORTS

SPECTATOR SPORTS

College:

Notes:

  • In most sports there are different levels based on varying levels of skill and commitment. Recreational leagues are run through Parks and Rec departments, while club sports are usually private with more emphasis on competition.
  • AAU leagues are year round leagues that are usually geared for the more competitive player. Travel teams are also more competitive and require not only the commitment of the player, but the parent as well (based on travel time, expenses and extra coaching).
  • Some leagues use the “U” age groups. For example, if a division is for 12U, this means that the player must not be turning 13 until a specified date (e.g., September 1). Please refer to the individual websites below for specific requirements. Feel free to comment if there are any sports that you’d like to see on the list. Thank you.

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2 Responses to Kids’ Sports Leagues Marin

  1. Pingback: October Things to do with Tweens & Teens | Marinhood

  2. Would like to find out how to list http://www.marinpolo.com (Marin Water Polo) for year round water polo including summer programs for kids in grades 3 to 8.

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