Western Anne Arundel County is home to a variety of recreational sports leagues for both children and adults. These leagues not only offer sports instruction, but an opportunity for fun, teamwork, and physical fitness. Youth leagues also provide adults with an opportunity to coach or referee a sport that they love. If you don’t see a league that interests you below, visit www.aacounty.org/RecParks to see what else might be available!
Arden Recreation provides organized youth sports programs to residents of Crownsville and surrounding areas. Programs include Tball, Coach Pitch, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Basketball.
Arundel Soccer Association
ASA offers soccer programs in the Odenton area year-round for ages 4 through adult. All skill levels are welcome.
Crofton Athletic Council
The Crofton Athletic Council serves the youth of the Greater Cofton community by offering kids instructional programs, intramural sports, county sports, and related activities in a wide variety of sports.
The Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council offers youth sports to children in Gambrills, Odenton, and the surrounding areas. Girls’ programs include basketball, cheerleading, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Boys’ programs feature baseball, basketball, football, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, and wrestling.
The Jessup Provinces Youth Organization provides instructional and competitive sports for boys and girls in the Jessup area ages 4-17 in baseball, soccer, basketball, and softball.
The Linthicum Ferndale Youth Athletic Association has offered youth in the BWI area the chance to play baseball, softball, basketball, & soccer for over 30 years.
An indoor soccer facility located in Millersville. For more information, call 410-729-0694.
(search league name under “find your site”)
The Maryland Academy of Youth Sports promotes sportsmanship and fair play for young basketball players in Anne Arundel County and surrounding areas. For more information, contact Bruce Spruell at 443-694-1084.
Meade Youth Basketball Association
The Meade Youth Basketball Association supports organized youth basketball for students 14 and under in the Fort George G. Meade area. Leadership and good sportsmanship is the primary focus of this group. For more information, call 443-621-6338.
The Old Mill Youth Association runs youth sports leagues for children in the Millersville area. Programs include wrestling, football, and cheerleading. For more information, email OMYA@comcast.net.
Severn Athletic Club
The Severn Athletic Club offers youth sports leagues at the Severn Danza Park off Route 170 & 174 in Severn. Sports include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, wrestling, and lacrosse. ADULTS
Department of Recreation and Parks
Adults who are interested in participating in a sports league should contact the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks at 410-222-7865 to learn which teams are looking for players. Leagues are generally available for baseball, volleyball, flag football, soccer, basketball, field hockey, softball, and kickball.
Offering soccer, volleyball, dodge ball, basketball, and more. The indoor facility is located in Millersville. For more information, call 410-729-0694.
Piney Orchard Hockey Leagues
The Piney Orchard Ice Arena in Odenton has over 20 year-round adult hockey leagues for area residents. For schedules or information, call 410-672-7013.
For those who prefer less formal programs, opportunities to participate in fun activities with family and friends abound in western Anne Arundel County. The following represent just a sampling:
8610 Baltimore Washington Boulevard, Suite 203, Jessup
8246 Telegraph Road, Odenton
Arts n’ Motion
8251 Telegraph Road, Odenton
1050 MD Route 3 South, Gambrills
Eisenhower Golf Course
1576 Generals Highway, Crownsville
(18 holes, par 71)
Night Hawk Golf Center
814 MD Route 3 South, Gambrills
(driving range, mini golf, par 3)
216 Najoles Road, Millersville
8266 Lokus Road, Odenton
Columbia Horse Center
10400 Gorman Road, Laurel
Equilibrium Horse Center
1685 Underwood Road, Gambrills
Parks & Playgrounds
There are a number of public parks with playgrounds and picnic areas throughout the county, including Kinder Farm Park in Millersville. For a complete listing, visit the Anne Arundel County Recreation & Parks website at www.aacounty.org/recparks.
Piney Orchard Ice Arena 8781 Piney Orchard Parkway, Odenton
1200 Odenton Road, Odenton
North Arundel Aquatic Center
7888 Crain Highway, Glen Burnie
(indoor water park & pools)
Arundel Olympic Swim Center
2690 Riva Road, Annapolis
(indoor swimming & diving)
On Target Indoor Pistol Range
2618 Annapolis Road, Severn
Athletic Performance, Inc. (formerly Severn Valley Tennis & Fitness)
740 Route 3 South, Gambrills
Anne Arundel County is building an extensive network of recreation trails that intersect with the East Coast Greenway and the American Discovery Trail. In West County, residents can enjoy walking, jogging, inline skating, skateboarding, and cycling on either the BWI Trail that circles BWI International Airport in Linthicum, or the WB&A Trail in Odenton. For more information, visit www.aacounty.com/recparks