Little List: Local Sports Options

So, you want your kid to be active...and your kid wants to be active too!
Is everyone in your family completely sports crazed, but you have no idea where to start?!

We have you covered with this comprehensive list compiled by local mama, Nathalie Crews-Vargo!


 Photo: Diamond Gymnastics





Hoboken Rec

Special Needs Clinic: 7 year old boys & girls
Instructional: 7 year old boys & girls
Small Fry League: 8 and 9 year old boys & girls
Middle Basketball League: 10 and 11 year old boys & girls
Grammar School League: 12 and 14 year old boys & girls
Registration: October


Next Basket Wins

Clinic and Camps offered for ages 5-14 yrs
Travel League 5th-8th grade 

Tryouts in December and March
Also offer adult league



Clinic and Camps for ages 3.5-6 years old

Next Step program for ages 6-8 years old





Hoboken Rec


Instructional: 4-5 yrs

T-Ball: 6 yrs

Coach Pitch: 7 yrs

Minor League: 8-10 yrs

Little League: 9-12 yrs

Babe Ruth: 13-15 yrs 

Coach Pitch: 5-8 yrs

RBI Softball: 9-12 yrs

RBI Softball: 13-18 yrs

RBI Travel Team: 12-18 yrs

Register in January for the Season which runs April-July.


Hudson Baseball Center

Indoor baseball training center provides lessons, clinics, camps, & travel team
Clinics ages 5 and up Year Around
Tryouts are in October for travel for kids ages 7-15


Justin McKay

Offering clinics and camps for kids year round ages 5-13





Hoboken Youth Tennis- Rec

Registration starts in May
Contact for more info: 201.420.2094


Super Duper Tennis

Offers camps, lessons (group and private), and birthday parties
Ages 3-8yrs





Hoboken Lacrosse Club- Travel

Ages 8-14



Hoboken Rec

Open to boys and girls ages 8-14

Games start in April


Jersey City Lax

K-8th grade for girls and boys
Registration starts October





Diamond Gymnastics

Classes mommy and me through competitive team

Starting at 15 months


Work It Out

Classes & private lessons 12 months to 14 yrs





Compass Learning Advantage

3-10 yrs
All-inclusive program designed to close the gap in social acceptance and awareness as well as accelerate development by building peer-to-peer relationships for those who need it using soccer as a tool. 

Depending on needs of child, some can have 1:1 support


Happy Feet

Ages: 2 yrs- 5 yrs


Hoboken City Futbol Club

Travel soccer 7-18 yrs

Tryouts are Spring around May


Hoboken Rec

Ages 5-13 yrs.

Register in August for the season which runs September-November


Hudson Baseball Center

Clinics: Sundays for  5-7 yrs and 7-12 yrs 


Kick and Play

A parent-child pre-soccer and movement program specifically designed for toddlers between 12 and 24 months


Soccer Learning Center

Private soccer academy for both children and adults 

Ages 4 yrs and up


Soccer Super Stars

Teach soccer skills in a fun, non-competitive, educational environment

Ages 2.5-5 yrs





Monroe Movement Center

Mommy and Me classes through age 13
Classes, Camps, & Birthday Parties


Studio L

2.5yrs- 8th grade

Classes, Camps, & Birthday Parties

Dance and Drama





Hoboken Rec

Recreation Cheerleading Minis – Ages 8 and under
Recreation Cheerleading Juniors – Ages 15 and under
Recreation Cheerleading Seniors – Ages 18 and under
Registration: May
Season: September- March
Competitions: January- April





Jersey City Capitals

Ages 4-12
Registration starts October
Offers clinic and team






Classes for 6-14 yrs

Mixed Martial Art classes for ages 14 and up


Hoboken Rec

December (Boys and Girls 6-14 yrs)

Registration October- November





Cobra Fencing

For Beginners to Advanced Levels Starting at 6 yrs



Football and Rugby


Hoboken Rec (Flag Football)

Division A: 6th-8th grade


Hoboken Rec 

Grunts Division: 6-8 year olds
Lightweight Division: 9 & 10 year olds
Middleweight Division: 11 & 12 year olds
Heavyweight Division: 13 & 14 year olds
Season: August through November


Montclair Blues Rugby

Teams are based on current school grade levels:
Owls (pre-K-1st grade)
Falcons (2nd and 3rd grades)
Hawks (4th- 6th grades)
Eagles (7th and 8th grades)



General Sports

The Inner Athlete

Lil' Sports class: 18-24 month olds

Rookie class: 2-3 year-olds

Grand Slam 3 and up 

Every week new sports are introduced to your child



Martial Arts


International Taekwondo Academy

Ages 4-13 years


Padilla Sport Taekwondo

Beginner to Junior Taekwondo classes for children and Adults


Tiger Schulmann's Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts

Preschool and Up

Karate & Self-Defense



3-7yrs & 8-12yrs
Fight Fit, Jiu-Jitsu, and MMA classes





Bayonne Blades Skate School

5yrs and up
private and group lessons





British Swim School- Hudson Waterfront

Lessons 3 months and up

Also has a Swim Team


Miss Yvonne Swim Lessons

Lessons group or private for 5 months and up



Newport Swim and Fitness

Lessons group or private 8 months and up



Offer Group, Private, & Semi-Private lesson for all ages


Stevens Aquatics

Lessons 12 months-12 years


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