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 Softball:

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