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Sports, Athletics and Outdoor Activities

July 22, 2002

<bt>Aerobics

<lst>Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac

301-983-4471

<bt>Basketball

<lst>Potomac Boys Club

301-983-9050

Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac

301-983-4471

<bt>Baseball

<lst>Bethesda Community Base Ball Club

P.O. Box 30306

Bethesda

301-983-1006

The mission of the club is to improve the quality of youth baseball and softball fields in Montgomery County and Washington, D.C.

Bethesda Chevy Chase Baseball, Inc.

7945 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 218

Cabin John, MD 20818

301-229-2724

www.bccbaseball.com

For children ages 6-18. Games played at various locations throughout lower Montgomery County.

Montgomery County Baseball Association

240-777-6870

Baseball for ages U10 through U18.

Rockville Baseball Association

301-294-0048

Bethesda Big Train

301-983-1006

www.bigtrain.org

Collegiate-level baseball team, which plays in wooden-bat Clark C. Griffith League during the summers. The team plays games at Cabin John Regional Park's Shirley Povich Field.

Big Train Summer Baseball Camp

301-977-1450

www.dhbaseball.com

Boys and girls ages 6-13 are taught by Bethesda Big Train players and coaches.

Potomac Boys Club

301-983-9050

<bt>Canoeing/Kayaking

<lst>Dave Brown Canoe Adventures

703-281-4380

Canoe Cruisers

www.ccadc.org

PO Box 3236

Merrifield, VA 22116-3236

Bethesda Center of Excellence

www.ccadc.org/bce

Kayak lessons, instruction.

Potomac Outdoors Guide Service

301-320-0126

River canoe trips; snow camping, guided instruction, whitewater rafting.

Potomac Paddlesport

301-515-7337

potomacpaddlesports.com

Club offers instruction and activities for kayaking and whitewater rafting. Meets in Cabin John.

Valley Mills Kayak

301-840-7388

Instructional.

Swain's Boat House

10700 Swains Lock Road

Potomac

301-299-9006

Rents canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, fishing tackle and bait, row boats and bikes. Closed Mondays.

<bt>Curling

<lst>Potomac Curling Club

www.curldc.org

The Potomac Curling Club, founded in 1961, is based at the National Capital Curling Center, located next to the Gardens Ice House at 13810 Old Gunpowder Rd., Laurel, MD 20707. Call Bob Pelletier at 410-715-1655.

<bt>Equestrian/Riding Stables

<lst>Callithea Riding Stables

15000 River Road

301-977-8010

Potomac Horse Center

14211 Quince Orchard Road

Gaithersburg

301-208-0200

Potomac Glen Riding School

301-601-0622

Seneca Valley Pony Club

www.senecavalleyponyclub.org

Organization geared toward children and their ponies. The club is a member of the United States Pony Club.

For information, e-mail district commissioner Anne Fortier at mfortier@erols.com or call membership secretary Holly Payne at 301-926-1171.

Tulip Pond Farm

14901 Partnership Road

Poolesville

301-977-6767

www.tulippondfarm.com

Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding

22500 West Harris Road

Barnesville, MD 20838

301-916-2040

Email: CHTRinc@aol.com

<bt>Football

<lst>Maplewood Sports Association

Bethesda

www.hailmaplewood.org

Competitive football program, established in 1965, for boys, ages 8-14 in the Capital Beltway League. Practice starts Aug. 1 and ends in November. Serves area including Churchill, Whitman, Wootton, Rockville, Bethesda-Chevy Chase, Walter Johnson, and Einstein.

Call 301-581-9452.

<bt>Public Golf Courses

<lst>Falls Road Public Golf Course

10800 Falls Road

Potomac

301-299-5156

Poolesville Golf Course

16601 West Willard Road

Poolesville

301-428-8143

White Flint Golf Park

5451 Marinelli Road

Rockville

301-230-7117

Miniature golf and driving range.

<bt>Hiking

<lst>Capital Hiking Club

www.capitalhikingclub.com

Leads hiking expeditions to Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania mountain ranges.

Call Membership Director Claudia Seelig at 301-984-3216 or Publicity Director Ros Rubin at 703-812-4855.

<bt>Hockey

<lst>Cabin John Ice Rink

10610 Westlake Drive

Rockville

301-365-0585

ARC Ice Skating Rink

50 Southlawn Court

Rockville

301-294- 8101

<bt>Ice Skating

<lst>Cabin John Ice Rink

10610 Westlake Drive

Rockville

301-365-0585

Putt Putt Golf & Games

130 Rollins Ave.

Rockville

301-881-1663

Ice rink open during winter months.

ARC Ice Skating Rink

50 Southlawn Court

Rockville

301-294- 8101

<bt>In-Line and Roller Skating

<lst>Putt Putt Golf & Games

130 Rollins Ave.

Rockville

301-881-1663

Rockville Skating Center

1632 East Gude Drive

Rockville

301-340-7767

<bt>Lacrosse

<lst>Advantage Lacrosse

1-877-ADVNLAX

www.advantagelacrosse.com

Youth and adult leagues for summer, fall and winter. Summer camps and year-round developmental clinics.

Maryland Youth Lacrosse Association

301-961-1016.

http://myla.vjc.edu

Recreational league for players in grades 1-8.

PlayHer Sports

P.O. Box 41018

Bethesda, MD 20824-1018

301-949-8166

www.playhersports.com

E-mail: playhersports@aol.com

Leagues, clinics and summer camps for girls lacrosse and field hockey.

<bt>Martial Arts

<lst>East West Tae Kwon Do

9901 Counselman Road

Potomac, MD

301-983-6388

http://eastwesttkd.martialartsman.net

Kenshin Karate School

301-926-8339

12944 Travilah Road

Potomac, MD

<bt>Miniature Golf

<lst>Putt Putt Golf and Games

130 Rollins Ave.

Rockville

301-881-1663

White Flint Golf Park

5451 Marinelli Road

Rockville

301-230-7117

Miniature golf and driving range.

<bt>Outdoor Adventure

<lst>OuterQuest

301-258-1914

13015 Riley’s Lock Road

Poolesville

Offers instruction in outdoor survival and adventure camps year-round. Main facility is off River Road half a mile from Brenton Woods Country Club.

Outdoor Excursions

1-800-775-2925

P.O. Box 24

Boonsboro, MD 21713

Offers kayaking, rafting and tubing lessons.

<bt>Regional Parks

<lst>Cabin John Regional Park

301-469-7835

7410 Tuckerman Lane

Rockville

Ball fields and other playing fields. Play fields in local parks are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis. However, softball, baseball, soccer and football fields in local, recreational or regional parks all require a permit to use. For information on reservations and fees, contact the Park Permits Office at 301-495-2525

<bt>Roller Hockey

<lst>Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD

301-983-4471

<bt>Running

<lst>Montgomery County Road Runners Club

The Montgomery County Road Runners Club is a running club that coordinates official races as well as training runs for people at all levels.

301-353-0200

www.mcrrc.org

<bt>Softball

<lst>Montgomery County Recreation Department/Western Area

12210 Bushey Drive

Silver Spring

240-777-6870

<bt>T-Ball

<lst>Kid-Ball Baseball, Inc.

Call 301-984-1098

T-ball, coach pitch and machine pitch for children ages 3-7. Locations in Potomac, Rockville and Bethesda. Starts week of Aug. 18. Sessions offered daily. Emphasis is on baseball skills.

<bt>Tennis

<lst>Cabin John Indoor Tennis Facility

7801 Democracy Blvd.

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-469-7300

The Bullis Tennis Center

10601 Falls Road

Potomac

301-299-8000

Potomac Tennis Club

10800 Potomac Tennis Lane

Potomac

301-983-1450

The club has 12 clay courts, seven of which are covered for play during the winter season. Three full-time pros are available and lessons are available for players at all levels. The club also offers a fitness center, personal trainer, aerobic classes and an outdoor pool.

<bt>Table Tennis

<lst>Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac

301-983-4471

<bt>Recreation Department

<lst>Montgomery County Department of Recreation

12210 Bushey Drive

Silver Spring

Call 240-777-6870

www.co.mo.md.us/rec

The Montgomery County Recreational Department offers youth and adults a wide variety of sports that includes basketball, volleyball, soccer, slow and fast pitch softball, tennis, T-ball, baseball, flag and touch football, golf, fencing, table tennis, field hockey, gymnastics and in-line hockey.

<bt>Soccer

<lst>Montgomery Soccer, Inc. (MSI)

12331 Carroll Ave.

Rockville, MD

301-770-4441

www.msisoccer.org

Recreational and classic soccer available to youths 6-18 years old.

Bethesda Soccer Club, Inc.

14525 Barkwood Drive

Rockville, MD

301-871-2268

Club consists of select-travel teams.

Potomac Soccer Association

www.potomacsoccer.org

The Potomac Soccer Association is host to select teams during the fall and spring seasons each year. The teams compete in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL) and the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAG). The leagues are highly competitive select travel leagues for children ages 10-19.

Montgomery County Recreation Department/Western Area

12210 Bushey Drive

Silver Spring

240-777-6870

Instructional soccer for children K-4, youth and a recreational co-ed soccer league for adults.

Maryland Soccer Foundation

18031 Central Park Circle

Boyds, MD 20841

301-528-1480

www.mdsoccerplex.org

Ayrlawn YMCA

5650 Oakmont Avenue

Bethesda, MD

301-530-8500

Open to children ages 3 and up.

<bt>Sports for People with Disabilities

<lst>TOPSoccer/Adaptive Program

Montgomery Soccer, Inc.

www.msisoccer.org

Call Pam Yerg, MSI director, 301-424-3083 or MSI office 301-770-4440.

Disabled Sports USA

451 Hungerford Drive, Suite 100

Rockville, MD

301-217-0960

www.dsusa.org

Hadley's Park

Located at corner of Falls Road and Falls Chapel Way

Inclusive, accessible playground with adaptive equipment for children with special needs.

<bt>Squash

<lst>Potomac Squash Association

12300 Seven Locks Road

Potomac, MD

301-279-5808

www.Potomacsquash.com

Three international courts are available for squash players at all levels.

<bt>Public Swimming Centers

<lst>Montgomery Aquatic Center

5900 Executive Blvd.

N. Bethesda

301-468-4211

Public pool, sauna and whirlpool. Single passes, multiple-use passes and annual passes are available.

Rockville Municipal Swim Center

355 Martins Lane

Rockville

240-309-3040

Public indoor pool, sauna, exercise room and whirlpool available year-round. Membership is available or available for individual visits.

Western County Outdoor Pool

20151 Fisher Avenue

Poolesville, 301-349-2217.

Facilities include an eight-lane, 25-meter lap pool with one-meter and half-meter diving boards. There is also a separate two-level shallow water leisure pool with small slides and water umbrella, tot pool, snack bar, bath house and lawn area.

<bt>Swim Clubs

<lst>Curl-Burke

301-428-9493

E-mail cubu@erols.com

Novice to Olympian swimmers.

Training locations at Holton-Arms/American University, Georgetown Preparatory School, Montgomery College Rockville and Montgomery College Germantown.

Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club

Year-round age group and senior competitive swimming for adults and youth. Trains at the Rockville Municipal Swim Center at 240-309-3040 and Montgomery Aquatic Center, 301-468-4211.

Titan Swimming

www.swimtitan.org

Takoma/Bethesda. Call Dale Lewis at 301-649-9876.

Joe Flaherty's Dolphins

301-916-1852

www.jfdolphins.com

Lessons, stroke clinics, competitive teams and masters swimming for all ages. Indoor locations at Georgetown Prep and Quince Orchard.

Ward's Wolverines

301-738-1659

www.wardswolverines.com

E-mail swim@wardswolverines.com

Lessons, stroke clinics, masters swimming, age-group team programs and elite competition training.

<bt>Volleyball

<lst>Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac

301-983-4471

Montgomery County Department of Recreation

240-777-6870

<bt>Water Polo

<lst>Rockville Water Polo Club

A water polo club is offered for teens and adults who are strong swimmers. No prior water polo experience required. Call Bill Rutsch at 301-871-2105 or 301-529-0813.