Washington FAMILY Sports Directory: Community Organizations

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Sometimes it’s great to just run, play and discover new interests. If your children are still feeling out which sports are right for them, or don’t want to commit to rigorous schedules and competitive standards, here are some community athletic clubs and organizations from our April 2022 sports directory that are worth a look

Their programs welcome all skill levels with age-appropriate play, and have multiple sports available at each location so there are a wide variety of options. Parents will appreciate the convenience of schedules and the missional focus of youth development and skill building.

Note: Find additional clubs and organizations in the DMV in the sports directory from the April digital edition and online at https://www.washingtonfamily.com/indoor-play-guide.

Copy below provided by organizations for the directory.


Bethesda Big Train

Office: 7211 Exeter Road,
Bethesda, MD 20814
Shirley Povich Field: 10600 Westlake Drive, Bethesda, MD 20852
[email protected]

Recognizing the value of sports in the development of young people, the Bethesda Big Train’s founders John Ourisman and Bruce Adams established the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club in 1998 with a mission to improve the condition of youth baseball and softball fields in Washington and Montgomery County. To ensure that Big Train baseball continues to exist for future generations, the Bethesda Community Base Ball Club turned the Big Train baseball program over to the BCC Baseball youth organization in 2012. Program offerings include Bethesda Big Train Baseball Camp. Families can also reserve picnic space with the Big Train at Shirley Povich Field.


Fairfax Youth Sports Leagues

Programs in Annandale, Falls Church, Fairfax, Gainesville, Manassas, Reston, Great Falls, Vienna, McLean, Woodbridge

The i9 Sports Fairfax youth sports program options include flag football, soccer, baseball, basketball, ZIP lacrosse and volleyball for kids ages 3 and older. All skills are welcome; no tryouts or drafts are held. Everyone plays in every game. Coaches focus on making play fun for kids, providing age-appropriate instruction for all players and ensuring programs are convenient for busy families.


Gaithersburg Youth and Teen Sports

City of Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture Activity Center at Bohrer Park
506 S. Frederick Ave.
Germantown, MD 20877

The City of Gaithersburg Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture Sports Program is committed to supporting a variety of activities encouraging and supporting lifetime skills, personal interest and competition. Selected sports program offerings include baseball and T-ball, basketball, soccer, softball and T-softball, track and field, volleyball and various sports performance clinics. Visit the website for current programs by season.


Koa Sports

9801 Washingtonian Blvd., Suite #105
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
[email protected]

Koa Sports is more than a sports outfit. This organization believes in helping to build community. Koa is committed to shaping kids’ lives through sports by using sports as a vehicle to teach life lessons of hard work, sportsmanship, self-discipline and coping with adversity. Visit the website for information about baseball, field hockey, basketball, flag football, street hockey, camps, sports pods and more.


Olney Boys and Girls Community Sports Association

4501 Olney-Laytonsville Road
Olney, MD 20832
[email protected], [email protected]

The Olney Boys and Girls Club (OBGC) provides children of all ages with structured, safe sports programs that emphasize physical, social and emotional development. OBGC helps kids build confidence, self-esteem and leadership while striving to cultivate a lifelong interest in sports, health and teamwork. House sports programs include baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football, wrestling, basketball and field hockey. Travel sports and summer camp opportunities are also available.


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