Child and Youth Sports

Contact

Bldg 2503, APG North
Advanced Tactics Road

Tel:
+1 (410) 306-2297

Military DSN Tel:
(312)458-2297

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The Youth Sports and Fitness program provides activities for children 2-1/2 to 18 years of age to encourage life-long, healthy habits.

Volunteer coaches needed! Team Sports are only available with the participation of volunteer coaches and assistants. All coaches are trained and certified by the National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS). 

Registration is done through the Central Registration/Parent Outreach Office. Please complete the forms in the packet below prior to your visit, and bring them with you.

CYS Sports Registration Packet

Sports physicals are required in order to participate!

CYS Youth Sports - Year at A Glance
SPORT AGES REGISTRATION PRACTICE SEASON COMMENTS
Start Smart - Basketball 3-5 Feb Mar Mar-Apr Must be 3 by start of program.
Vietnamese Martial Arts 10-18 Feb --- Mar-Jun Age as of Mar 1
Flag Football 6-15 Feb Mar Apr-Jun Age as of Apr 30
Cheerleading (Spring) 5-14 Feb Apr Apr-Jun Age as of Apr 30
T-Ball 4-5 Feb Apr May-Jun Must be 4 by Apr 30
Baseball 6-12 Feb Apr May-Jun Age as of Apr 30
Girls Softball 9-18 Feb Apr May-Jun Age as of Jan 1
Challenger Soccer Camp 3-14 Feb-Jun Jul Jul See website
Start Smart - Lacrosse 5-9 Mar-Apr Apr-May Apr-May Must be 5 by start of program.
Start Smart - Baseball 3-5 Apr May-Jun May-Jun Must be 3 by start of program.
Lacrosse (Clinic) 6-12 Apr May-Jun May-Jun Age as of May 1
Jr. Golf 5-18 May Jun Jun-Aug Age as of Jun 20
Tennis 7-18 TBA TBA TBA Age as of Jun 20
Soccer (Clinic) 4-5 Jun Aug Sep-Oct Age as of Jul 31
Soccer (League) 4-14 Jun Aug Sep-Nov Age as of Jul 31
Start Smart - Soccer 3-5 Aug Sep-Oct Sep-Oct Must be 3 by start of program.
Punt/Pass/Kick 8-15 Aug Sep (local) Oct (Sectional) Age as of Dec 31
Indoor Soccer 4-6 Oct --- Oct-Nov Age as of Jul 31
Cheerleading (Winter) 6-15 Oct-Nov Dec Jan-Mar Age as of Dec 31
Basketball (League) 7-14 Oct-Nov Dec Jan-Mar Age as of Dec 31
Basketball (Clinic) 4-6 Oct-Nov Jan-Feb Jan-Feb Age as of Nov 30
Indoor Soccer 7-9 Nov --- Dec-Jan Age as of Jul 31
Free Throw Contest 8-13 Dec Jan Jan Age as of Apr 1


Eligibility: Eligibility includes active duty and retired military personnel; DOD civilian personnel; reservists on active duty for 72 hours; and DoD contractors working at Aberdeen Proving Ground. All patrons must register with CYSS Central Registration.

Driving Directions

NOTE: Parents/Coaches – If you do not have a Government  I.D. you will have to pull into the visitor area at the Rt. 715 Gate and get a visitor's  pass. Driver must provide a drivers license and car registration. All adults must show a valid photo I.D. (i.e. drivers license). All cars are subject to search.

Driving Directions to Central Registration

From I-95 North and South to the 715 (Visitors) Gate:

  1. Follow I-95 to exit 80 ( Rt. 543 East)
  2. Go through three (3) traffic lights; road becomes a ramp
  3. Make a right onto Rte.40 East from ramp
  4. Follow Rt. 40 through two (2) traffic lights
  5. Take the MD 715 East exit (on right) to Aberdeen Proving Ground
  6. Continue approximately one mile; enter gate – (Ruggles Golf Course on your right). Stay to right for Visitors Center to obtain a pass.

From the Rt. 715 Gate to the Aberdeen Area Central Registration:

  1. Follow Maryland Boulevard through six (6) traffic lights
  2. After the sixth (6th) traffic light, go straight - this becomes Highpoint Road
  3. Our building number is 2503 Highpoint Road, it is a two story red brick building that is directly across from the Aberdeen Youth Center and next to the KIRK Army Clinic.
  4. The Central Registration Office is located on the 2nd floor in rooms 210 & 211.

Driving Directions Various APG Youth Sports Facilities


Aberdeen Area - Youth Center Gym:

  1. From the Rt. 715 gate, follow Maryland Boulevard through six (6) traffic lights
  2. After the sixth (6th) traffic light, go straight - this becomes Highpoint Road
  3.  Make immediate left onto Bayside Drive
  4.  Youth Center on your left

Aberdeen Area - Youth Sports Fields (Soccer, Flag Football):

  1. From the Rt. 715 gate, follow Maryland Boulevard through six (6) traffic lights
  2. After the sixth (6th) traffic light, go straight - this becomes Highpoint Road
  3. Make immediate left onto Bayside Drive
  4. Youth Center on your left
  5. Park at Youth Center; last parking area next to soccer field.

Edgewood Area - Youth Center and Field:
Bldg E1902, Scully Rd, Gunpowder MD 21010

  1. Take Rt. 40  toward Edgewood
  2. Left turn (coming from Aberdeen): turn right (coming from Joppatowne) onto Rt. 755 Edgewood Road (McDonald's)
  3. Follow Rt. 755 for ¼ of a mile, Make a right on Rt. 24.
  4. Follow rt. 24 all the way to the gate (post entrance)
  5. Through the gate, make first left onto Magnolia Road
  6. Next light, left onto Wise Road
  7. Right onto Scully Road (Child Care Center on the corner)
  8. The Youth Center will be on your right next to Child Care Center, Field is in between the Youth Center and Child Care center next to playground.

League of Dreams

(Churchville Recreation Complex):
111 Glenville Road, Churchville, MD 21028

  1. From APG North: Take Rt. 22 toward Bel Air
  2. Approximately 6-7 miles make a right onto Glenville Road (Churchville Post Office will be across the street on left)
  3. Continue on Glenville Road for ¼ mile; entrance to the complex is on the right
  1. From Edgewood: Leave 24 gate. Follow Rt. 24 for a couple of miles. Turn right onto Rt. 7 (Royal Farms)
  2. Approximately 2-3 miles make a left onto Rt. 136
  3. Follow Rt. 136 until you come to Rt. 22,. make a right on Rt. 22
  4. Approximately ½ mile make a left onto Glenville Road (Churchville Post Office will be on your right)
  5. Continue on Glenville Road for ¼ mile; entrance to the complex is on the right

Baseball Fields

(AMS) Aberdeen Middle School:

  1. From APG North, take Rt. 22 toward Aberdeen
  2. Make a left onto Mount Royal, 
  3. Proceed ¼ mile, turn left into  Middle School – fields and parking lot to the left of the school.

Belcamp Park:

  1. From APG North: Take Rt. 40 West towards Edgewood.
  2. Approximately 3 miles turn left on to the Rt. 543 ramp intersection.
  3. After crossing over Rt. 40, make a left onto Belcamp Garth Road, past the nursing home.
  4. Field #1 is closest to white building; Field #2 straight out from the pavilion; Field #3 closest to Rt. 543
  1. From Edgewood: Leave 24 gate.  Take ramp onto Rt. 40 towards Aberdeen.
  2. Approximately 5 miles turn right on to the Rt. 543 ramp intersection.
  3. After crossing over Rt. 40, make a left onto Belcamp Garth Road, past the nursing home.
  4. Field #1 is closest to white building; Field #2 straight out from the pavilion; Field #3 closest to Rt. 543

Softball Fields

Churchville Recreation Complex):
111Glenville Road, Churchville, MD 21028

  1. From APG North: Take Rt. 22 toward Bel Air
  2. Approximately 6-7 miles make a right onto Glenville Road (Churchville Post Office will be across the street on left)
  3. Continue on Glenville Road for ¼ mile; entrance to the complex is on the right
  1. From Edgewood: Leave 24 gate. Follow Rt. 24 for a couple of miles. Turn right onto Rt. 7 (Royal Farms)
  2. Approximately 2-3 miles make a left onto Rt. 136
  3. Follow Rt. 136 until you come to Rt. 22,. make a right on Rt. 22
  4. Approximately ½ mile make a left onto Glenville Road (Churchville Post Office will be on your right)
  5. Continue on Glenville Road for ¼ mile; entrance to the complex is on the right

Belcamp Park:

  1. From APG North: Take Rt. 40 West towards Edgewood.
  2. Approximately 3 miles turn left on to the Rt. 543 ramp intersection.
  3. After crossing over Rt. 40, make a left onto Belcamp Garth Road, past the nursing home.
  4. Field #1 is closest to white building; Field #2 straight out from the pavilion; Field #3 closest to Rt. 543
  1. From Edgewood: Leave 24 gate. Take ramp onto Rt. 40 towards Aberdeen.
  2. Approximately 5 miles turn right on to the Rt. 543 ramp intersection.
  3. After crossing over Rt. 40, make a left onto Belcamp Garth Road, past the nursing home.
  4. Field #1 is closest to white building; Field #2 straight out from the pavilion; Field #3 closest to Rt. 543

Fountain Green Elementary School:

  1. From APG North: Take Rt. 40 West toward Edgewood.
  2. Approximately 3 miles turn left on to the Rt. 543 ramp intersection.
  3. Follow Rt. 543 for approximately 6-7 miles (you will cross Rt. 136)
  4. Fountain Green will be on your right. Look for the large water tower. If you go to Rt. 22 you have gone too far.
  1. From Edgewood: Leave 24 gate. Follow Rt. 24 for a couple of miles. Turn right onto Rt. 7 (Royal Farms)
  2. Approximately 2-3 miles make a left onto Rt. 136
  3. Approximately 3 miles make a left onto Rt. 543 (Quick Mart on your right)
  4. Go 1-2 miles; Fountain Green will be on your right. Look for the large water tower. If you go to Rt. 22 you have gone too far.

C. Milton Wright High School:

  1. APG North & South (Start out with the same Directions as if you are going to Fountain Green)
  2. Rt. 543 past Fountain Green Elementary School to Rt. 22 & 543 intersection (Burger King).
  3. Cross over Rt. 22 and stay on Rt. 543
  4. Approximately 2 miles from Rt. 22 intersection, CMW High School will be on your right.
  5. Park on the large lot on the right side. Field is behind the woods and over the footbridge.

Basketball Courts

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Note: In order to MapQuest this location, you must use the Middle School's address: 401 Lewis lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. The physical address is 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, MD  21078. Phone: 410-939-6724

  1. From Route 40 in Havre de Grace, turn at the traffic light at the intersection onto Lewis Lane.
  2. The Activity Center is behind the Burger King and The Medical Center.
  3. Cross the small bridge on Lewis Lane and you will be going downhill.
  4. Turn left immediately after the pedestrian crosswalk and we are the building on the left.Havre de Grace Middle School is on the left.

Edgewood Recreation and Community Center
No phone number available on the weekends

  1. Rt. 40 West toward Edgewood
  2. Left on Tree Top Drive
  3. Left on Brookside Drive
  4. Recreation Center is on the left (1980 Brookside Drive)

Edgewood High School

  1. Rt. 40 West toward Edgewood
  2. Left on Edgewood Road
  3. Left on Willoughby Beach Road at the 7-11 (three or four lights from the turn onto Edgewood Road)
  4. School is on the right

Aberdeen Middle School

  1. From Rt. 40: Turn onto W. Bel Air Avenue
  2. Cross railroad tracks; take the 1st right on Mt. Royal Avenue.
  3. School will be on the right at the first stop sign.
  1. From I-95: Take exit 85 and bear onto Rt. 22 E.
  2. Turn right onto Mt. Royal Avenue (fourth traffic light)
  3. School will be on the left.

Church Creek Elementary School (Belcamp)
4299 Church Creek Road, Belcamp, MD 21017 
410-273-5550

  1. From Rt. 40: Turn onto Riverside Parkway (MD 543)
  2. Turn left onto Church Creek Road (Waffle House, McDonald's)
  3. School will be on the left
  1. From I-95: Take exit 80 onto Riverside Parkway (MD 543)
  2. Turn right onto Church Creek Road (Waffle House, McDonald's)
  3. School will be on the left

Magnolia Middle School (Joppatowne) 
299 Fort Hoyle Road, Joppa, MD 21085 
Enter the gym from the outside steps next to the mural.

  1. From Rt. 40: Pulaski Hwy (Rt. 40) toward Joppa
  2. Turn left onto Magnolia Road (Rt. 152)
  3. Right onto Trimble Road
  4. First left onto Fort Hoyle Road; school is on the left.
  1. From I-95: Take exit 74 (Magnolia Road) toward Joppa
  2. Right onto Trimble Road
  3. First left onto Fort Hoyle Road; school is on the left.

Harford Community Church (HCC)
2408 Creswell Road, Bel Air, MD 21015

  1. From Rt. 40: Turn onto Riverside Parkway (MD 543)
  2. Approximately 3 miles
  3. Church (white) will be on the left (across from the Highlands School)
  1. From I-95: Take Exit 80 onto Riverside Parkway (MD 543W)
  2. Approximately 1.5 miles
  3. Church (white) will be on the left (across from the Highlands School)

Soccer Fields

Havre de Grace Activity Center:
To MapQuest this location, you must use the Middle School's address: 401 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. The physical address is 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Phone: 410-939-6724

Youth Sports FAQ

Is there a Coach's Certification program at APG?
Yes! The Army mandates that all volunteer coaches attend training and receive their coach's certification credentials in order to coach. This program applies to all head coaches and assistant coaches. At this time Youth Services uses the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) for its certification program. All volunteer coaches also submit to a background screening for prior instances of reported misconduct involving children, assault behavior, substance abuse, and larceny misconduct.
 

What is the policy for sports physicals?
Youth participants must provide a medical statement by a licensed health care professional that certifies the individual is physically fit to participate in the chose sport(s) and addresses any pertinent medical condition(s)/constraint(s). The medical statement must be current at the time of actual registration and remain valid through the completion of the chosen sport. These requirements are a condition of participation and no child/youth will be authorized to play (practice or participate in games) until a valid physical is furnished.
 

Why does my child get put on an "interest/waiting" list?
All youth who register with the Youth Services Sports program during the registration dates will be assured a place in that program. Youth who register after this time frame will be placed on a space-available basis. As openings occur on teams, Youth Services will fill those openings from the "interest/waiting" list. Youth who register late for Sports and Fitness programs due to PCS moves to the APG community (must provide a copy of PCS orders) will be given priority on any "interest/waiting" list and will be the first called on a program when an opening occurs.

How are the teams put together?
Ages 4-8 yrs old will be arbitrarily placed on teams regardless of ability. Requests for children to play on the same team with other children (friends, carpooling, etc.) must be in writing to be given consideration. The request for placement must be done prior to the parent/coaches meeting. Once the parent/coaches meeting takes place, changes of rosters will be on a space-available basis. Ages 9-15 yrs old will be evaluated and placed on a team through a player evaluation plan. It is strongly recommended that all players show up for the evaluation process to ensure all teams are as competitively equal as possible.

Are players authorized to play in different groups?
Yes, but they must be evaluated by the higher age group coaches that they wish to play in. They must also appear at their normal age group evaluations, so that all coaches have the opportunity to evaluate the child. After evaluation, all coaches must agree that the child is capable of playing at the higher level. Children may not play down in age groups.

Does the CYS Sports and Fitness Program provide uniforms?
Parents or coaches will sign a hand receipt for all uniforms issued to youth participants. They are assuming direct responsibility for the items on the hand receipt. The hand receipt signer will pay for any uniform/equipment signed for that is lost, stolen or thrown way.