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Youth Sports Guide

Youth Sports in Lakeland and Polk County, Florida

Are you looking for the best sports team or sports lessons for your kids? From baseball to wrestling, along with basketball, cheerleading, football, gymnastics, soccer, and everything else in between, we’ve put together a list of all the organizations offering youth sports programs in Lakeland.

Interested in kids’ classes and lessons? Visit our Classes & Lessons Guide for more Kids Activities in Lakeland including gymnastics, music lessons, karate, art classes, dance lessons, STEM, drama, horseback riding, scouts, & more.

Use the 3 bars on the top left to filter by location. Use the map below to find Youth Sports Near Me.

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YMCA of West Central Florida

For over 50 years, the YMCA has been the only cause-driven wellness center in our area to offer programming for the whole family that focuses on the spirit, mind and body. Facilities include: a weight room, a gym for basketball and exercise classes, an indoor swimming pool, locker rooms, racquetball courts, a craft room, childcare facility, group exercise room, gymnastics center, and more. Programs include swim lessons, sports leagues for kids and adults, childcare, after school care, group fitness classes, and much more.

3620 Cleveland Heights Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803
2125 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
City of Lakeland - Kelly Recreation Complex

Kelly Recreation Complex is a 30,000+ square foot facility that provides a variety of features and offers the residents of Lakeland (and visitors) access to a diverse selection of recreation activities.
Programs offered at Kelly Rec include pre-ballet for kids, adult dance classes (latin, swing, belly dance, line dance, salsa), martial arts, basketball, chess, sewing, guitar, etiquette, and more.
Check the website for a full listing of classes – http://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/parks-recreation/kelly-recreation-complex/

City of Lakeland - Simpson Park Community Center

Simpson Park Community Center Features:
Two (2) multipurpose rooms
Game room
Kitchen
Separate men’s & women’s weight rooms
Study hall facility
Computer center
Spacious gymnasium which houses two full-size basketball courts
Tennis court
Two (2) basketball courts
Playground
Softball field (newly renovated)

This indoor/outdoor facility allows the Parks and Recreation Department the opportunity to provide comprehensive recreation programming to suit the varied needs and interests of the North Lakeland Community. Instructional classes, sports leagues, recreational play, fitness and special event programming ensure constant activities.

Parks and Recreation scan cards are required for all activities and classes. Due to limited enrollment, pre-registration and pre-payment is recommended and sometimes required for classes.

Simpson Park Pool is also located at the Community Center and is open seasonally from late Spring through early Fall. Visit https://www.lakelandgov.net/departments/parks-recreation/swimming-pools/ for operating hours and dates on the pool.

1725 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Adventures Archery

Adventures Archery in Lakeland has an indoor archery range that features 20 lanes – 12 for adults and 8 for children. Rental equipment is available. (Note that children must be able to shoot completely unassisted. ALL children under the age of 18 years MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times).
Private lessons and group classes are also available at Adventures Archery for ages 5 & up.

2332 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
AMF Lakeland Lanes

AMF Lakeland Lanes offers best-in-class bowling and awesome anytime fun with 36 all-star lanes, billiards, an on-site Pro Shop, and an interactive arcade packed with exhilarating games! Perfect for casual outings, after-work gatherings, birthday parties, and corporate events.

Central Florida Lacrosse Academy - Southern Express Lacrosse
5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
1736 New Jersey Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Christina Girls Softball
625 E County Road 540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team

The Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team was started by former waterskiers from Cypress Gardens Theme Park who want to pass on their show skiing legacy to the next generation. The team works closely with the city of Winter Haven to perform shows at Martin Luther King Park on Lake Silver.

Upcoming Shows: (Check ski team website for the most up to date schedule)

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715 3rd Street Northwest, Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Cypress Lanes

Entertainment experience that includes 40 lanes of bowling, a Game Zone, laser tag arena, contemporary food menu + full bar. Offering birthday parties, leagues, youth bowling lessons, and more.

Galindo Tennis Academy

Galindo Tennis offers a progressive training philosophy that was designed to properly develop players of all ages and skill levels. Our Junior Development program is designed for children ages 5 – 12 while our High Performance program caters to children ages of 13 – 18. For players who want personal training, we also offer Private Lessons. All of our Junior Programs run year round.

1000 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
HP Sports Leagues at Highland Park Church

HP Sports leagues are dedicated to building self-esteem, developing friendships, and learning the physical and mental fundamentals of the game. Offering Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, and Volleyball. Ages 3 – 17.

Lake Wales Family YMCA

Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy, mind and body for all. Our facility features: Wellness Center, Weight Room, Sauna, 25-Meter Outdoor Heated Pool, Swim Lessons, Covered Outdoor Basketball Court, Group Exercise Studio, Group Cycle Room, Childcare for gym visits, Softball Field, Daycare Center (Before/After School, Preschool, VPK), and more.

Lakeland Area Swimming (LAS)
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive - Florida Southern Pool, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland City Baseball

Recreational youth baseball organization for boys and girls from ages 4 -15 years old. Fall season includes 2 weeknight games, Spring Season includes one weeknight game and one Saturday game. Games are played at Peterson Park (age 4-10) and Lake Bonny/Fletcher Park (age 11-15). Buddy Ball League is for boys and girls with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, ages 5 and up.

Lakeland City Lacrosse
1125 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Lakeland Gators Youth Athletic Association, Inc.
726 Hollingsworth Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33801
2125 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
726 Hollingsworth Road, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland Runners Club
726 Hollingsworth Road, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland Under The Lights Youth Flag Football

Youth Coed Flag Football program powered by Under Armour. Grades K-8.

Lakeland Water Ski Club

Come out for this free family friendly water ski show on Sunday afternoons. Visit the website for dates of shows and opportunities to join us! We have been show skiing for the Lakeland community since 1949 on beautiful Lake Hollingsworth.

Upcoming Shows: (Check ski team website for the most up to date schedule)

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Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida
Lone Palm Golf Club
800 Lone Palm Dr., Lakeland, Florida 33815
Mi Pueblo Soccer League
2701 Swindell Road, Lakeland, Florida 33805
North Lakeland Softball
1285 Walker Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Nova Athletics Academy
NOVA ATHLETICS ACADEMY: We are a NEW facility with a highly qualified coaching staff. We offer Gymnastics, Tumbling, After School/Summer Camp, and More! We can’t wait to meet you! {Located at the former Central Florida Athletics facility}
Orange Bowl Lanes

40 Synthetic Lanes with automatic bumpers
Automatic Scoring
Game Room with 7 Pool Tables and Juke Box
NEW LED Cosmic Lights every Friday & Saturday Night

Ridge Archers
3755 Tenoroc Mine Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Saints Sports League at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven

Saints Sports League open to age 5-12 at All Saints Academy in Winter Haven. Soccer, Flag Football, Basketball and Volleyball will be offered year round. Go to www.allsaintsacademy.com/sports to register or call Jason Smith at 863-293-5980 ext 2311.

Southern Select Volleyball
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
St. Paul Volleyball
4450 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33813
Winter Haven Stingrays
210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
YMCA Par 3 / First Tee of Lakeland

YMCA Par 3, Home of The First Tee of Lakeland. home to a 9-hole, Par 3 course with a large Driving Range and 3 practice greens. Offering golf instruction for ages 5 & up, including adults. The Adaptive Golf Program (ages 8 and up) is a specifically designed golf instructional program for individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

1740 George Jenkins Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Elite Cable Park

Elite Cable Park offers an active, watersports lifestyle that is safe, healthy, family friendly, and environmentally conscious. Open daily to the public for wakeboarding, waterskiing, lessons, rental equipment and memberships. They also host birthday parties and group outings, offer private and group lessons, as well as summer camps.

Lakeland Tropics Futbol Club (formerly Lakeland FC)

Lakeland Tropics Futbol Club offers both recreational and competitive/travel soccer leagues for ages 6-18, along with a Munchkin Program for 3, 4 & 5 year olds. TOPS Soccer program is for young athletes with disabilities. They have a Spring Season (February-May) and Fall Season (Aug. – Dec.). Practices and games are held at Lake Parker Park and Loyce Harpe Park on Carter Road.