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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
USA SWIMMING (AAU)
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
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. Patricks (Larkspur)
St. Raphael (San Rafael)
Don’t see the information you’re looking for? Please post a comment and we’ll look into it!
- Golden State Warriors (Basketball)
- Pacifics Baseball
- San Jose Sharks (Hockey)
- San Francisco Giants (Baseball-starts in spring. In the off season, you can tour AT&T Park (Home of the SF Giants!)
- Stanford University
- Cal Bears UC Berkeley
- Sonoma State University
- San Francisco State University
- College of Marin
- 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.