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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 kids 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 subcategory. 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
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Basketball | Cheerleading | Flag Football | Group Swim Lessons | Gymnastics + Tumbling | Gyms with Childcare | Martial Arts | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Synchronized Swimming
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
Archery | Archery Ranges
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.

4111 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, Florida 33813
Birthday Party Venues | Bowling Alleys | Bowling Lessons + Bowling Leagues
Central Florida Lacrosse Academy - Southern Express Lacrosse
5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
1736 New Jersey Road, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Lacrosse
Christina Girls Softball
625 E County Road 540A, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Softball
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/

404 Imperial Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Arts + Crafts | Basketball | Chess | Dance | Group Fitness Classes | Gyms | Martial Arts | Music Classes + Lessons
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
Basketball | Dance | Group Fitness Classes | Gyms
City of Lakeland Beerman Family Tennis Complex
1000 E Edgewood Dr., Lakeland, Florida 33803
Tennis
Cleveland Heights Golf Course Instruction
2900 Buckingham Ave, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Golf
Cool Breeze Baseball Academy
30 Oleander Circle, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Baseball
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
Water Ski Shows | Water Skiing
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.

2010 Dundee Road, Winter Haven, Florida 33884
Arcades + Video Games | Birthday Party Venues | Bowling Alleys | Bowling Lessons + Bowling Leagues | Laser Tag
East Lakeland Baseball
1140 Fish Hatchery Rd., Lakeland, Florida 33801
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball
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.

330 Denton Avenue, Auburndale, Florida 33823
Birthday Party Venues | Water Skiing | Water Sports
Fire Youth Sports Basketball
Basketball
Fontaine Gills Family YMCA
2125 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
After School Programs | Basketball | Gyms with Childcare | Soccer
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
Tennis
GRIT Soccer Training

Need help preparing for college/ high school soccer, or getting ready for your club/ rec season? Private and group soccer trainer for ages 3+, contact me for rates.  Come train with me I can help, I played D1 college soccer, was a starter, lead goal scorer and I passed every fitness test I ever had to do!

500 West Carter Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Soccer
Gymnastics Etc.
3222 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Birthday Party Venues | Cheerleading | Gymnastics + Tumbling | Indoor Play for Ages 5 & Under | Mommy + Me
Hoopsters Basketball at Heritage Baptist Chuch
4202 Pipkin Creek Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33811
Basketball
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.

4777 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Basketball | Flag Football | Soccer | Volleyball
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.

1001 Burns Avenue, Lake Wales, Florida 33853
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | After School Programs | Baseball | Basketball | Flag Football | Group Swim Lessons | Gyms with Childcare | Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up | Volleyball
Lakeland Area Swimming (LAS)
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive - Florida Southern Pool, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Swim Team
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.

3700 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities
Lakeland City Lacrosse
1125 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33805
5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Lacrosse
Lakeland Destroyers Football & Cheerleading
Cheerleading | Flag Football | Football (tackle)
Lakeland Eagles Youth Football & Cheerleading
6000 Lakeland Highlands Road, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Cheerleading | Football (tackle)
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
Cheerleading | Football (tackle)
Lakeland Highlands Babe Ruth Baseball
3930 Ball Park Road, Lakeland, Florida 33812
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball
Lakeland Ice Arena
3395 West Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Birthday Party Venues | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Ice Hockey | Ice Skating Rinks | Roller Hockey
Lakeland Patriots Youth Sports
1444 West Highland St, Lakeland, Florida 33815
Cheerleading | Football (tackle)
Lakeland Roller Hockey League (ages 16 & up)
500 E. Robston Street Gate #4, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Adult Sports Leagues | Roller Hockey
Lakeland Runners Club
726 Hollingsworth Road, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Adult Sports Leagues | Running Clubs
Lakeland Storm Football & Cheerleading
2410 N Crystal Lake Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Cheerleading | Football (tackle)
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.

910 Granada Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities | Soccer
Lakeland Under The Lights Youth Flag Football

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

Flag Football
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
Water Ski Shows | Water Skiing
Lone Palm Golf Club
800 Lone Palm Dr., Lakeland, Florida 33815
Golf
Mi Pueblo Soccer League
2701 Swindell Road, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Soccer
N Zone Sports

N Zone Sports leagues provide parents and children with the ultimate youth sports experience. For players, we focus on equal play and learning values whereas our goal for our parents is to provide a simple and convenient experience that doesn’t require them to sacrifice tons of their time.

Flag Football
North Lakeland Baseball & Softball
7044 Green Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball | Softball
North Lakeland Softball
1285 Walker Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Softball
North Lakeland Volunteer Football League
2020 Duff Road, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Cheerleading | Flag Football | Football (tackle)
North Lakeland Youth Soccer
2020 Duff Road - Hunt Fountain Park, Lakeland, Florida 33810
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Soccer
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}
2250 Heritage Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Cheerleading | Gymnastics + Tumbling
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

4318 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida 33809
Birthday Party Venues | Bowling Alleys | Bowling Lessons + Bowling Leagues
PAL Recreation Complex (Lakeland Police Athletic/Activities League)
325 West 2nd Street, Lakeland, Florida 33805
After School Programs | Baseball | Basketball | Cheerleading | Flag Football
Ridge Archers
3755 Tenoroc Mine Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33805
Archery | Archery Ranges
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.

5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Basketball | Flag Football | Homeschool Enrichment - Sports + PE | Soccer | Volleyball
South Lakeland Baseball
500 W. Carter Road, Mulberry, Florida 33860
Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.) | Baseball
Southern Select Volleyball
111 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33801
Volleyball
St. Paul Volleyball
4450 Harden Blvd., Lakeland, Florida 33813
Volleyball
TBAY-Lakeland Area Aquatics Swim Team
404 Imperial Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Swim Team
Upward Soccer at Southside Baptist Church
5330 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, Florida 33813
Soccer
Winter Haven Lacrosse
Lacrosse
Winter Haven Stingrays
210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard, Winter Haven, Florida 33880
Swim Team
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
Golf | Sensory Friendly + Special Needs Activities

Classes + Activities Guide

Check out our Classes + Activities for Lakeland and Polk County to find more extracurricular activities for kids, youth sports, swim lessons, toddler activities, and more.