Sports and Recreation
Providing recreational youth sports programs that promote fun, teamwork, good sportsmanship, equal opportunity for participation, and development of the physical and mental skills associated with a specific sport.
The Andover Baseball Associations' mission is to provide an educational, safe, and fun environment. This will be achieved for the children of Andover through playing our National game of baseball. Our goals and objectives include: improving each child's baseball skills and abilities, improving and adding to our existing baseball fields and facilities, provide safe/protective equipment, and explore new avenues to reduce the cost to our participants.
The Andover Traveling Basketball organization is recognizing the Andover Senior High School attendance area in determining whether a player is eligible to play in the new organization. A map of the attendance area will be available at registration and player addresses will be confirmed.
The mission of the Andover Football Association is to provide an educational, safe, and fun environment where every athlete is given an opportunity to participate in team play, is coached to become a better football player, and made to feel like an important and contributing part of the team.
It is the Andover Huskies Youth Hockey Association's mission to develop a "Tradition of Excellence" where Andover hockey players thrive in the community, in the classroom, and on the ice. Our focus is to create a safe, positive, and challenging environment firmly rooted in player and skill development for all levels; healthy competition where fairness, sportsmanship, and team play are fostered, developed, and role modeled; respect for other players, coaches, officials and teams; player and coach commitment to hard work and the development of the Andover Huskies Youth Hockey "Tradition of Excellence" and our children having FUN!!!
ARAA offers programs in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball, Tennis, and Soccer (Northern Lights Soccer Club). In 2006 our programs involved over 3,700 children and adults in the pursuit of athletic recreation, competition, and excellence. It is our hope that ARAA provides an opportunity for character development in all of its participants and promotes community well-being through its efforts.
The Blaine Back Court Club (BBCC) is instituted to provide fun and development at various levels of basketball within a structured environment for the youth of the community. The BBCC provides an organization where youths in grades 4 – 8th, currently residing within the Blaine High School boundaries, can play organized traveling basketball.
The Blaine Volleyball Association provides and supports youth volleyball programs for the Blaine school district and surrounding areas. We offer volleyball clinics, camps, and junior Olympic club volleyball for grades 3-12. We also support the Blaine High School program by providing an assistant coach, supplies, and equipment. BVA is a tax-deductible 501c3 organization.
Blaine Youth Hockey Association (BYHA) is a structured organization affiliated with USA Hockey and Minnesota Hockey (MH). It is instituted to provide fun and development at various levels of hockey within a structured environment for the youth of the community. We will strive to keep costs at a reasonable level while providing each player with an opportunity to become the best player and person they can aspire to be. To accomplish this, BYHA provides an organization where youths ages 5-18 currently residing within the Blaine High School boundaries can play organized hockey. BYHA provides an Initiation Program (Mites) that provides the younger players a place to have fun and learn the game of hockey. BYHA also provides additional levels as numbers dictate. The Traveling Program provides for fun and development but is also "competitive" and requires more commitment and expense.
While placing the best interest of our participants at the forefront, our mission is to provide a safe, fun, and unified environment for the development and further advancement of youth lacrosse in Minnesota. Serving boys and girls in the Blaine/Ham Lake communities. Seasons run in the spring and the summer. See website for registration and team information.
The Blaine Youth Wrestling Association has been instituted to promote the sport of wrestling in the Blaine and Ham Lake Community. It provides an organization where youths K - 8 can learn wrestling at varying degrees of skill level from beginner to competitive. Youths of all sizes, big or small, are encouraged to try. Boys and girls welcome. Youth members will have the opportunity to wrestle in MYAS and USA Wrestling sponsored events, locally and nationally. There is a winter season and a spring/early summer season. Beginners are encouraged to wrestle in the winter. Wrestling aids in the development of self-discipline required for the classroom and other sports.
Go Anoka County is an online resource filled with information that identifies opportunities to engage in physical activity such as; biking or walking for transportation, exercising for pleasure, playing in the park, and/or using public recreation opportunities and facilities.
The goal is to:
- Increase awareness of public parks and recreational facilities
- Promote access and make it convenient for people to find places to be physically active
- Encourage walking and biking
The Anoka County Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) is a part of Minnesota’s SHIP, an integral part of Minnesota’s nation-leading 2008 health reform law, which strives to help Anoka County residents lead longer, healthier lives by preventing chronic disease risk factors of tobacco use and exposure, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity. Go Anoka County was made possible through SHIP funding from the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Great Plains Football League is an amateur/semi-pro/minor league adult tackle football league. It has or has had teams in the following states; Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska, North Dakota, Missouri, South Dakota. It is one the fastest growing leagues in the country.
North Metro Soccer Association is a multi-community based soccer organization, open to everyone, offering recreational as well as competitive programs; operates within the rules and guidelines of the MYSA (Minnesota Youth Soccer Association), USYSA (United States Youth Soccer Association), and the FIFA (Federation of International Football Association); fosters opportunities for positive interaction between kids and parents in our community as well as other communities; promotes individual, team, parent, and community development of soccer skills and knowledge while not losing sight of having fun; emphasizes individual growth in teamwork, sportsmanship, self-esteem, and mutual respect; and provides an avenue for individuals to achieve higher levels of competitive play.
The SBAA serves over 2,000 boys and girls from Ham Lake and nine other communities. Boys and girls, ages Kindergarten through 12th grade, and traveling teams 8 years old and up, play on 128 baseball and softball teams from May through July. Over 400 adults volunteer throughout the season. Registration is held in February. For more information, please visit the SBAA website.