This is where you’ll find info for local kids’ sports activities…if you are interested in signing your child up for T-ball, or hockey, or football, whatever…this is the place to look.
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- Fresno State Athletics: Baseball Camps (info updated 1/28/12)
Email: Pat Waer firstname.lastname@example.org
Ages: High School and Junior Bulldogs (ages 6-12)
Location: Beiden Field-Fresno State
When: Summer and winter
Details: Learn From the Staff of the 2008 National Champions
- Fresno Parks & Rec Youth Sports Program: T-Ball Baseball (info updated 1/21/12)
View 2012 Parks & Rec Youth Sports Pdf here
Phone: 559-621-PLAY (7529)
Location 1: Forkner Park 3420 W Fir (Herndon & Marks)
Location 2: Selma Layne 2065 E Shepherd (Maple & Shepherd)
Details: A 6-week non-competitive instructional league that teaches the basic fundamentals of baseball. Fee: $50.00
- Fresno State Athletics: Basketball camps (info updated 1/28/12)
Details: Summer camps for boys and girls basketball.
- Fresno Parks & Rec Youth Sports Program: Youth Basketball (info updated 1/21/12)
View 2012 Parks & Rec Youth Sports Pdf here
Phone: (559) 621-PLAY (7529)
Ages: 3-6yrs, Locations: Ted C Wills Community Center, 770 N. San Pablo
Ages: 7-12yrs, Locations: Holmes Neighborhood Center, 212 S. First, & Romain Neighborhood Center, 745 N. First
Details: A 6-week non-competitive instructional league that teaches the basic fundamentals of basketeball.
- Bullard High: Boys and Girls Little Knights Basketball League (info updated 1/21/12)
Phone: (559) 451-4320
Ages: K-8th grade
Location: 5445 North Palm Avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
Details: Runs six saturdays and is skills and games for kinder thru 8th.
- Campus Bible Church: Upward Basketball (info updated 1/21/12)
Ages: K-6 boys & girls
Location: 4710 N. Maple, Fresno, CA 93726
Details: Upward Basketball is one of the most exciting evangelistic sports ministries in the country. Designed to promote community outreach and to develop volunteer leaders, Upward Basketball uses something as simple as the game of basketball to reach children and their families for Christ.
Specifically designed for K-6th grade boys and girls, Upward Basketball seeks to develop the self-esteem of each participant, while teaching respect for authority, sportsmanship, character, and basketball skills.
- Cheerforce Central Valley
Cheer Teams & Tumbling. We provide a safe, fun athletic experience in a positive environment. At CheerForce we hold Birthday Parties, Field Trips, Teach Tumbling, All Star Cheer Program, Half Year Cheer Program, Pre K Classes, Private lessons, Home School Classes, Cheer Camps, Private School team classes, etc.
48 E. Herndon Ave, Fresno, (559) 908-5969
- Gymnastics Beat
Ages 5 and up.
From their website: The purpose of the program is to provide a safe, healthy, challenging and,most of all, FUN cheerleading experience for motivated young adults and children. Throughout the year, team members will learn how to dedicate themselves as individuals and as part of a team. They will learn to set and reach goals with the help of their teammates.
- Little Gym
From their website: Cheerleading is our most energetic – not to mention loudest – class at The Little Gym®. The stunts, jumps, chants and cheers give your little one a healthy first step towards an active lifestyle. And at the same time they learn teamwork, trust and cooperation.
- The Dance Studio of Fresno
7491 North Palm Bluffs Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711, Ph (559) 432-0267
From their website: Everyone wants to be a Cheerleader! We offer great training from basic to advanced movement in Showdance/Cheer, Songleading/Pom and All-Star Jazz Dance. We offer classes for Elementary, Junior High, High School, and even College students. Come prepare yourself for the next try-outs at your school.
- Clovis United
Grades K-12, 559-347-9570
- West Coast Football Association
Youth Football division was created to serve players and cheerleaders in grades 1 to 6.
- Tally Ho Horse Park
English Riding Lessons
Beginners through advanced. Year round riding with professional instructions
Marti Stevens 323-9046
- Copperwood Training Stables
Year Round Riding Lessons.
Riding camps, adult camp, horse boarding.
3406 E. Behymer, Clovis
Jeannette Herbold 297-4412
- Silver Glen Stables–285-1153
All ages, all levels. Silver Glen Stables’ mission is to provide top rate equestrian stabling facilities and services to individuals committed to the sport of riding.
- Fresno State Athletics: Football camps (info updated 1/28/12)
Summer camps for youth football. Visit the webpage at the link above for complete info and applications.
- Little Tacklers–Fresno Parks & Rec–(559) 621-6600
Boys & Girls ages 6-8yrs
Fee is $35 per child. All sports include a six-week course curriculum, team t-shirt, bobblehead trophy and an end of the season barbeque. Games are played between 8 am and 5 pm on Saturdays for approximately 5 weeks (1 game per week).
More info: David Rodriguez 621-6604 or Rob Riofrio 621-6617 or Contact the Youth Sports Office At Mosqueda Community Center, 4670 E. Butler
- West Coast Football Association
“Youth Football division was created to serve players and cheerleaders in grades 1 to 6. Players and cheer can now get the opportunity to play organized tackle football with an implemented play time guaranteed for the season. No player will be denied an opportunity to play. Teams are located in the Fresno\Madera area to accommodate players and parents. We will be playing teams from Madera to Reedley this year, with some out of town post season games.”
- My Gym (Info updated 1/21/12)
Location: 1519 Tollhouse Rd, Suite 101, Clovis
Contact: (559) 892-0326
Program Description: My Gym was born out of our passion to teach children in a fun, physically engaging environment. We delighted in seeing children’s eyes light up for all those incredible milestones, from the tentative first steps to the all-important zoom across our “Space Flight.”
- The Little Gym
Location: 9525 N. Sommerville Dr., Ste. 109, Fresno (Corner of Perrin & Sommerville Dr.)
Program Description: The premier children’s motor skill development program in the world. Proven curriculum that builds coordination, balance, rhythm and flexibility.
- California Arts Academy
Ages: 18mo-teen (variety of classes)
Location: 4750 N. Blackstone Av.(South of Shaw and North of Gettysburg), Fresno
- Madera School of Gymnastics
Location: 225 S. Pine Suite 101, Madera
Program Description: Recreational programs, competition teams in all disciplines, gym-wide events to showcase children’s progress, Saturday open gym.
- Gymnastics Beat Inc.
Ages: 12mos to adult
Location: 5620 W. Barstow #103, Fresno
Contact: 271-9400 or 888-GYM-BEAT
Program Description: Recreational gymnastics, cheer & pep conditioning, Mommy/Daddy & Me, birthday parties..
- Gateway Ice Center
Location: 2473 N. Marks, Fresno
Details: Public ice-skating sessions, figure skating lessons, hockey skating lessons, broomball, roller hockey…
- CC Cal Skate–Roller Hockey
Fresno, Near Clinton and 99. 498-6510
Tuesdays 4-6 pm $6.00 per session. Pick up hockey. No enrollment. Come when you want to play.Tuesday 6-8 pm adult roller hockey league. Fun to watch.
Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm Under 12 roller hockey league. fees varies.
It’s free to come watch any session.
- Aikido of Fresno offers “Aiki Kids” (7-10yrs olds), and “Aiki Jr”(11-14yr olds)…see their schedule here.
1130 N. Wishon Ave (in the Tower District) Phone: (559) 237-2454
- Fresno Karate Club
Free classes! We meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the grassy median at Millbrook and Tollhouse (just South of Millbrook and Ashlan).
222-4870 for more info or email.
- Fresno Kenpo Karate–559-227-3434 Sascha and Renee Williams
Martial arts clasess (ONE OF OUR SERVICES IS VERY UNIQUE!, parents can put their children into our After School Karate Transported program, where we pick up the child from their elementary school, and then take care of them until 6:15pm!, Mon -Fri) more info on www.FresnoKenpoKarate.com
We also do presentations (usually no charge) for medium to large size groups (children, or also adult self defense or fitness programs).
- Martial Art Fresno–559.439.8419
58 E Herndon Avenue, Fresno CA 93720
- Pinnacle Martial Arts–Sport Taekwondo
559.903.4962, 317 W. Bedford Ave. #102, Fresno, Behind Sam’s Club/Lowe’s
Ages: 4yrs and up
PUT A LITTLE KICK IN YOUR LIFE! Sport Taekwondo is a fun way for your kids to get fit, gain focus, develop confidence and self discipline in a safe and nurturing environment. Pinnacle Martial Arts offers classes year round for kids, adults and families. Olympic sparring, board breaking, forms, self defense, and fitness are offered. In addition, camps, tournaments and private lessons are available. Visit www.pinnaclema.net for more info.
- PRO Martial Arts–1155 Fowler Avenue, Clovis, 559-717-4270
We are a martial arts program for children ages 3+. Our program is focused on utilizing karate as a tool to build character development.
- Stuart Quan’s Karate–439-9320
5717 N. First Street (Corner of 1st & Bullard)
- UFC Gym–1504 E. Champlain Dr. Ste. 101, Fresno, (Champlain/Sheppard), 434-7269, Email
- White Tiger Martial Arts Academy–9525 N. SOMMERVILLE DR. #111, FRESNO, CA 93720
located in the Crossroads shopping center on the corner of Sommerville and Perrin
Open: Tuesday – Friday 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. / Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Choose from three different disciplines: Tae Kwon Do, Hawaiian Kenpo and Doce Pares Eskrima (filipino stickfighting).
Tae Kwon Do classes are modified to suit younger students. Children under the age of six can train at a special rate.
Women’s self-defense workshops and private lessons are also available.
- CenCal Cosmos provides an exceptional and accessible youth soccer experience in Central California, with an innovative, long-term, player-centered focus on holistic and age-appropriate development, while operating with professionalism, integrity, and transparency.
Currently, we offer soccer training for:
Pre-schoolers and a parent 6wk long once a week
Apprentice Program for children 4-9yrs once a week year round
Youth Academy ages 6-11 yrs. Competitive soccer program trains weekly+ games and tournaments.
Competitive Soccer for 12 yrs+ tryouts coming May/June 2018
- Fresno State Athletics: Soccer Camps (info updated 1/28/12)
Youth Development Camp (ages 10-14), Youth Goalkeeper Camp (ages 8-14). Visit webpage at link above for complete info and applications.
- Fresno Parks & Rec Youth Sports Program (info updated 1/21/12)
View 2012 Parks & Rec Youth Sports Pdf here
Youth Indoor Soccer: Ages 3 – 6
Location: Ted C. Wills Community Center Gymnasium
A 6-week non-competitive instructional league that teaches the basic fundamentals of soccer.
For more information: Contact the Youth Sports Office at the Ted C. Wills Community Center at 770 N. San Pablo – (559) 621-PLAY (7529)
- Fresno Indoor Soccer (info updated 1/21/12)
5075 N. Cedar Ave, Fresno, 559-224-5425
Lil’ Kickers is a non-competitive, introductory soccer and movement skills program for boys and girls ages 18 months – 9 years. Each Lil’ Kickers session lasts 8 weeks. The cost for the session is $80.00. Each Lil’ Kicker also receives a Lil Kickers t-shirt.
They also offer youth leagues. Visit their website for more info.
- Fresno Tennis Academy—2626 W Alluvial, Fresno
We offer group or private classes for kids as young as two years old. Tennis is a sport that has many benefits that go beyond helping your kids stay fit and active. It improves their hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and flexibility; and it also enables them to learn life-long lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, discipline, and responsibility. Please visit our website for more information on our tennis programs.
- Fresno Fencing Academy—224-1910
5717 N. First St, Fresno
Classes for girls and boys, men and women of all ages.