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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 kids sports programs in Lakeland.

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Youth Sports Guide

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Lakeland Xpress Athletics LLC

Lakeland Xpress Athletics is an 8,000 sq ft, air-conditioned sports facility. We offer recreational and competitive all-star cheerleading programs, cheerleading classes, tumbling classes, after school program, summer camps, holiday camps, Parent – Tot classes and more!

Lakeland Xpress is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, and fun-filled environment where children are sure to learn, grow, and create lifetime memories. We take pride in teaching teamwork, sportsmanship, self-esteem, & confidence to children in a motivating and X-citing atmosphere.  Our gym is full of experienced professionals and positive role models – with USASF certified coaches and passionate volunteers, who share a love for children and CHEERLEADING!! Check website for full description of programs and scheduled classes days/hours.

After School Programs | Mommy and Me Classes | Gymnastics + Tumbling Lessons | Cheerleading | Toddler Gymnastics
3711 Century Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33811
Swan City Soccer Club Lakeland FL
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Swan City SC (formerly Lakeland Tropics FC)

For more than 25 years, Swan City SC (formerly the Lakeland Tropics FC) has served the Lakeland community through the game of soccer. Swan City SC is a not-for-profit organization, committed to providing a superior soccer experience for all of the area’s youth by offering highly competitive recreational and travel team opportunities. This commitment is accomplished through an organization of volunteers and soccer professionals, who administer the training programs.

Swan City SC exemplifies Perseverance, Respect, and Integrity as we Develop Excellence in youth. We are the PRIDE of Lakeland.

Recreational league practices and games are held at Lake Parker Park and Loyce Harpe Park on Carter Road.

Soccer | Toddler Sports
910 Granada Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
500 West Carter Road, Mulberry, Florida 33860
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.

Archery Ranges | Archery
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.

Bowling Alleys | Bowling Lessons + Bowling Leagues | Bowling Parties
4111 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, Florida 33813
Celebration Phoenix Lacrosse Club - Girls Lacrosse

Beginners & Intermediates Welcome! Fall & Spring Seasons offered. We have teams consisting of Elementary, Middle School & High School Girls, divided by age and gender. Grades K-12 are eligible to play.

Lacrosse
Kissimmee | St. Cloud, Florida 34747
Christina Girls Softball

Christina Girls Softball has a Spring and Fall Season for girls from 4 to 16 years of age. Along with a recreational league, they have Travel Ball Teams that play competitive softball. No zoning restrictions. Accepting players from all over central Florida and have had players from all over Polk County, Hillsborough County, and Hardee County.

Softball
509 County Road 540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813
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.

Art Lessons | Chess Clubs | Dance Lessons | Drama + Theatre Classes | Martial Arts Programs | Music Classes + Lessons | Gyms | Group Fitness Classes | Basketball | Homeschool Enrichment - Dance | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE
404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33803
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.

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.

Simpson Park Pool is also located at the Community Center and is open seasonally from late Spring through early Fall.

Dance Lessons | Gyms | Group Fitness Classes | Basketball | Water Sports + Pool Parties
1725 Martin Luther King Jr Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33805
City of Lakeland Beerman Family Tennis Complex

The Beerman Family Tennis Complex has 18 lighted hard surface tennis courts and two (2) three-wall racquetball courts.  Group tennis lessons are offered for both beginner and intermediate players beginning at age 5 and continuing through adult lessons. The beginner classes teach fundamentals while the intermediate classes focuses on skill improvement.

Adult Sports Leagues | Tennis
1000 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Cleveland Heights Golf Course Instruction
Golf
2900 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Cool Breeze Baseball Academy

Cool Breeze Baseball Academy offers pitching, catching, hitting conditioning and team training with Benny Castillo – former MLB player and manager.

Baseball
1120 East Oleander Street, Lakeland, Florida 33801
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. Join us at Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Lake Silver in downtown Winter Haven the third Saturday of each month for our FREE family-friendly ski shows!

Water Skiing | Water Ski Shows
199 East Lake Silver Drive Northeast, 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, field trips, and more. Sign up for Kids Bowl Free during the summer.

Arcades + Video Games | Bowling Alleys | Laser Tag | Bowling Lessons + Bowling Leagues | Bowling Parties | Nerf Gun + Laser Tag Parties
2010 Dundee Road, Winter Haven, Florida 33884
East Lakeland Baseball

East Lakeland Baseball runs both a Fall and Spring Baseball League. T-Ball begins at age 4.

Baseball | Toddler Sports
1140 Fish Hatchery Road, Lakeland, Florida 33801
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.

Water Skiing | Water Sports | Water Sports + Pool Parties
330 Denton Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823
Fire Youth Sports Basketball

Greetings to you from Fire Youth Sports! We’re a non-profit organization aimed at impacting the lives of at-risk youth through the game of basketball!

Basketball
Lakeland
Fishawk Coyotes Lacrosse

Coyotes Youth Lacrosse is dedicated to building a world-class recreational youth lacrosse program for both boys and girls. We aim to serve the growing needs of new and developing players, from kindergarten to 8th grade, with year-round lacrosse offerings. Three unique opportunities to play lacrosse in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. Open to boys and girls ages U8-U14, grades K-8. Located at the Fishhawk Sports Complex in Lithia, FL.

Lacrosse
16000 Fishhawk Boulevard, Tampa | St. Pete | Clearwater, Florida 33547
Fontaine Gills Family YMCA

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. At the YMCA we are more than a gym…we are a FAMILY! Facilities include: a weight room, gym, fitness room, outdoor swimming pool, locker rooms, racquetball courts, a after-school care, and more.

After School Programs | Gyms with Childcare | Gyms | Group Fitness Classes | Basketball | Soccer
2125 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
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.

Tennis
1000 East Edgewood Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33803
George Jenkins High School Hockey Club

If any High School age student (or younger) living in Polk County Florida (including Poinciana Florida) would like to play Ice Hockey please contact Joe Niemas, Manager of the George Jenkins High School Hockey Club in Polk County Florida.

Ice Hockey
Lakeland
Gymnastics Etc.

GymnasticsEtc. offers both recreational and competitive gymnastics classes , cheerleading classes, tumbling classes, birthday parties, after school program, camps, and open gyms! Open gym offered for toddlers 5 & under – check website for days/hours.

After School Programs | Indoor Play + Open Gym for Toddlers | Mommy and Me Classes | Gymnastics + Tumbling Lessons | Cheerleading | Toddler Gymnastics | Gymnastics Parties
3111 U.S. 98, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Hoopsters Basketball at Heritage Baptist Chuch

Hoopsters basketball league for boys and girls ages 5-15 from Jan – March. Teams will practice one night per week and games are played on Saturday mornings. Also offering High School Varsity Basketball League, Co-Ed Volleyball and Men’s Basketball leagues.

Adult Sports Leagues | Basketball
4202 Pipkin Creek Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33811
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.

Basketball | Flag Football | Soccer | Volleyball | Toddler Sports
4777 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
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.

After School Programs | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Gyms with Childcare | Gyms | Group Fitness Classes | Group Swim Lessons | Baseball | Basketball | Flag Football | Volleyball
1001 Burns Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Lakeland Area Swimming (LAS)

Lakeland Area Swimming offers training and practice groups for swimmers ages 6 & up, of all ability levels. Lakeland Area Swimming is committed to continuing the tradition of competitive swimming excellence in the City of Lakeland and Polk County. LAS swims year round at Florida Southern College.

Swim Team
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland Cardinals

Youth soccer age 4-12 years old. Youth track 4-17 years old. Basketball 3rd grade to 8th grade.

Running | Basketball | Soccer
Lakeland
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.

Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Baseball | Toddler Sports
3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Lakeland Destroyers Football & Cheerleading

The Mission of the Lakeland Destroyers is to provide the youth of the greater Lakeland area with a youth football & cheerleading experience that they can take with them through high school and the rest of their adult lives. Flag Football for ages 4-6, Tackle Football for ages 7-14, Cheerleading ages 4-14.

Cheerleading | Flag Football | Football (tackle)
2410 North Crystal Lake Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Lakeland Eagles Youth Football & Cheerleading

The Lakeland Eagles organization is a youth football and cheerleading league for ages 5-14. Games and Practices are held at George Jenkins High School. Our mission is to provide a safe and sound environment for our youth from age 5-14. TCYFCC’S goal is to provide safe, enjoyable athletic competition, good sportsmanship and fun development for each of our leagues and their student athletes.

Cheerleading | Football (tackle)
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Lakeland Gators Youth Athletic Association

Tackle Football and Cheerleading for Ages 5 – 14, with both Fall & Spring Seasons.
Practices are held at the Cypress Youth Sports Complex, 2125 E Edgewood Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801
Home field games are held at Douglas Cook Park, 955 Wedgewood Estates Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33809

Cheerleading | Football (tackle)
955 West Wedgewood Estates Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33809
2399 Edgewood Drive South, Lakeland, Florida 33803

Classes + Activities Guide

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