New to town? Looking for youth sports in Alexandria? Look no further. The City of Alexandria is home to a variety of programs, from recreational to clinics to elite travel teams. Read on for all you need to know about youth sports in Alexandria.
Alexandria Soccer Association’s comprehensive offerings include a recreational program for tots ages 2-4, kids ages 5-12, the Suburban Friendship League (SFL) for teenagers and an academy (travel) program for boys and girls ages U9 through U18. ASA also offers supplemental skills training programs year-round for all age groups, futsal (a five-on-five game played on a hard court surface without side walls), and adult programs. ASA is also home to TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) a community-based soccer program for youth athletes with disabilities.
Lee Mt. Vernon Sports Club (LMVSC) Recreational Soccer is offered for kids age four through high school. The LMVSC travel soccer program serves the Alexandria, Gunston, Springfield, and South County areas with more than 45 travel teams for players ages 8-19. LMVSC also offers camps, clinics, and futsal programs.
Gunston Soccer Club offers both recreational (U3 – U19) and travel (U9-U19) soccer programs as well as TOPSoccer, skills clinics, and summer camps. Gunston also has a unique U7 & U8 Academy program, designed to prepare players for the transition to travel soccer. Gunston serves the Fort Hunt and Mount Vernon areas of Alexandria (as well as Lorton and South County) but is open to all. Non-Fairfax county residents will be assessed an additional $30 non-resident fee per player per season (required by Fairfax County Park Authority).
Alexandria Little League Baseball offers teams for children ages 8-15 in both the fall and spring seasons. http://www.alexandriabaseball.com/ If you’re looking for an elite travel program check out Prime Time Baseball, for players from 8U through college.
Alexandria Potomac Little League is another option with baseball for children ages 4 – 18 years old within APLL boundaries.
Fort Hunt Little League’s baseball options are for children ages 4 through 18. Its three baseball seasons begin with spring baseball, followed by summer tournaments for players seeking post-season tournament-style play. Fall Ball starts just before Labor Day and continues into early November. From tee ball to kid-pitch to Fort Hunt Challenger (for kids with special needs), there is an option for everyone.
For travel baseball options, check out the Mount Vernon Mavericks.
The City offers winter softball clinics. Learn more here.
Fort Hunt Softball has fastpitch teams for girls from U8 – U18.
Private clinics are available through The Strike Zone.
Beyond Sticks offers field hockey programs and camps for first graders and up. Beyond Sticks’ weekly Development Academy is offered in Alexandria.
Alexandria Titans Youth Football Club (ATYFC) offers teams for boys ages 7 to 14. It is a member of the Fairfax County Youth Football League, a full-contact league. ATYFC also offers a Lil’ Titans Flag Football program as well as cheerleading.
Fort Hunt Football and Cheer is a member of the Fairfax County Youth Football League (FCYFL), a full-contact league. Kids ages 7-16 play games against opponents, of comparable size and ability, throughout Fairfax County. Fort Hunt’s house flag football program is designed for boys and girls ages 5 – 14. Its co-ed cheer program is for kids ages 5 – 14, who cheer at all Fort Hunt home games, which take place at Carl Sandburg Middle School.
While the City does not offer recreational volleyball, kids can play in the nearby Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association, which offers a robust program for both boys and girls.
There are some club volleyball options in Alexandria. Check out Titans Volleyball Club, which offers teams from U12 – U16 and Evolution Volleyball Club. Evolution offers club volleyball for girls ages 12-18 as well as developmental teams for 4th through 8th-grade boys and girls. Evolution also offers high school developmental teams.
The City of Alexandria offers a basketball league for both boys and girls, a “Lil’ Slammers” basketball class, as well as a “Lil’ Rookies” basketball league. Register here: https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsplash.html\
Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association’s recreational basketball program runs from first grade through high school for both boys and girls. The winter house league season runs from December to early March. Its county travel teams begin in 5th grade. While there are no geographic boundaries for the house league, county players must live in one of the following zip codes: 22306, 22307, 22308, and 22309.
Lee Mount Vernon Sports Club
The Lee Mount Vernon Sports Club offers recreational basketball for kids from U5 through high school. Its travel basketball program for boys and girls begins in the 5th grade.
Northern Virginia’s Ice Dogs offers a variety of options, from a “Learn To Play” program to teams from ages 8 to 18, including both house and youth programs. Ice Dogs also offers the area’s premier 10U-19U girls program.
Alexandria Lacrosse Club offers lacrosse for boys and girls in grades K-8. Its season starts in March and runs through the end of June. It is a member of the Northern Virginia Youth Lacrosse League (NVYLL).
Fort Hunt Youth Athletic Association’s recreational lacrosse programs run in both spring and fall for boys and girls from preK through 8th grade. Its introductory “Scoopers” program starts for kids in Pre-K and includes equipment loans.
Alexandria Rugby offers both tackle (3rd – 8th grade) and non-tackle (pre-K through 8th grade) options, as well as an adult league.
Fort Hunt Rugby offers fall developmental activities, an organized spring state-level and regional competition (with possible national and regional all-star opportunities) as well as summer recreational rugby.
Alexandria Boxing Club offers programs for teens and children up to age 17 as well as adults. Registration is free for kids!
Track & Field
The City offers a winter indoor track team. Learn more here: https://rec.alexandriava.gov/webtrac/wbwsc/rt14prd.wsc/wbsplash.html
The Bottom Line
Alexandria has amazing youth sports programs for families to enjoy, for every age and skill level. Youth sports in Alexandria are alive and well. Play ball!