For younger kids just starting out in the never-ending world of kids activities, trying out a multi-sports program is a great way to get an introduction to a variety of athletics and explore different interests. Older kids can benefit as well, as programs are catered to age and ability. Not only will kids gain an outlet to release energy and stay active, they will stay interested with the always-changing format. Multi-sports programs around Bergen County provide kids with skill and athletic development in a variety of sports, plus plenty of fun and games along the way. Check out some of the top multi-sports programs in and around Bergen County.
Playmaker All Stars Start ‘em young when exploring the world of sports with Playmaker All Stars multi-sport program for kids ages 2 through 2nd grade. Classes are separated by age and offer age-appropriate sports and instruction, including hockey, soccer, tennis, basketball and lacrosse. Kids have the chance to put their new skills to the test during the non-competitive game that ends each class. (335 Chestnut St., Norwood, 201-815-6684)
Fountain Fitness Center When your little one can't decide which sport to try, let them try them all. Fountain Fitness Center's Intro to Sports class lets kids ages 3 and up sample soccer, basketball, floor hockey, Ninja warrior, tumbling, kickball and more during the weekly classes -- perfect for young kids who thrive with constant excitment. (1150 NJ-17, Ramsey, 201-282-5225)
Northern Valley Sports Academy Building confidence, hand-eye coordination and athletic skills are the all the focus at this toddler all sports class. Kids ages 2 to 4 will get exposure to a variety of sports while learning the basics of the game (and releasing all that toddler energy). Each class ends with a bounce house session that will have them jumping for joy. (100 Oakland Ave., Closter, 201-750-3275)
Wyckoff YMCA The YMCA’s sports training center is the perfect spot for kids to sample a variety of sports while growing their love of the active lifestyle. Choose from different programs including Sticks & Hoops, which offers an intro to basketball, floor hockey and lacrosse, Sticks & Laces (football, hockey, lacrosse) or a Sports Sampler class (football, tennis, soccer, baseball and more) for them to find their fave. (691 Wyckoff Ave., Wyckoff, 201-891-2081)
US Sports Institute The multi-sports program at US Sports Institute is the perfect chance for younger kids to dip their feet in different sports while playing games and learning new skills. Lacrosse, soccer, t-ball and track & field are just some of the sports to try, while improving their coordination and balance. (Locations around Bergen County)
Superdome Sports Kids ages 3 to 6 get a taste of everything at the Superdome’s all sports program. Classes teach the fundamentals of a variety of sports and games, including soccer and baseball, as well as giving their love of exercise and being active a big boost. Each skill taught can benefit any sport your child chooses as they get older. (134 Hopper Ave., Wadwick, 201-444-7660)
West Rock Indoor Sports At a young age, kids get exposed to a variety of sports to develop and build fundamental skills, strength, coordination and improve motor skills. Dodgeball, relay races, kickball and basketball are some sports kid will play to stay active, while building confidence on a team and individually. (21 Pralle Ln., Nanuet, 845-623-3636)
Not Quite Multi-sport
While they don’t offer multi-sport programs, these sports centers do offer a variety of sports options.
NJ Sports House Develop your little athlete’s skills in baseball, basketball, lacrosse, field hockey, karate and more at this new indoor facility. Its oversized fields allow athletes of different ages and abilities the opportunity to develop training with private lessons, camps, clinics and leagues. (12 Wright Way, Oakland, 201-749-6451)
Ridgewood YMCA The Y is dedicated to fostering kids’ love of sports and helping them stay active and grow healthy habits, which is the core of their youth sports program. In addition to skill development, the Y emphasizes good sportsmanship and teamwork. Sports clinics include soccer and basketball for ages 4 to 2nd grade. (112 Oak St., Ridgewood, 201-444-5600)