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Aerobics

Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

240-777-6960

Basketball

Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

240-777-6960

www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Bethesda Community Base Ball Club

10610 Westlake Dr.

Bethesda, MD

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.

5420 Butler Road

Bethesda, MD 20816

301-229-2724

www.bccbaseball.com

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

Rockville Baseball Association

P.O. Box 1412

Rockville, MD 20849

301-294-0048

www.rbba.org

E-mail: info@rbba.org

Montgomery County Baseball Association

3415 Olandwood Court, Suite 202

Olney, MD 20832

301-260-2977 (Ext. 250)

www.mcbabaseball.com

Baseball for ages Under-10 through Under-18.

Bethesda Big Train

P.O. Box 30306

Bethesda, MD 20824-0306

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

Boys and girls ages 5-13 are taught by Bethesda Big Train players and pitching coach, former major-leaguer Brian Fitzgerald. Camp headquarters at Shirley Povich Field, games and practices held at Cabin John Regional Park. www.bigtrain.org

Bicycling

C&O Canal Volunteer Bike Patrol

Volunteer organization that assists park rangers at C&O Canal National Historical Park while riding in pairs along the towpath. Members greet park visitors, provide them with information on park, alert staff to potential problems and relay visitor comments and concerns. In the past, Bike Patrol members have participated in searches for lost hikers, helped people locked out of their vehicles, and provided information to thousands of visitors interested in learning more about the park along the 184.5-mile towpath. Anyone with a love for cycling, the outdoors, the C&O Canal, and the well-being of the visitors is encouraged to apply. Minimum of 40 hours per year.

Contact a park ranger at one of the following park visitor centers: Georgetown Visitor Center, 202-653-5190; Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, 301-767-3714; Williamsport Visitor Center, 301-582-0813; or Cumberland Visitor Center, 301-722-8226, or contact the park's volunteer coordinator at 301-714-2233 or at John_Noel@nps.gov

Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE)

A nonprofit organization representing area mountain bikers. www.more-mtb.org.

Potomac Pedalers Touring Club, Inc.

10378 Democracy Lane, Suite B

Fairfax, VA 22030

202-363-8687

www.bikepptc.org

A non-profit educational, recreational and social organization for regional bicycling enthusiasts. Sponsors more than 1,000 Saturday and Sunday rides each year, ranging from 10 miles to 600 km. After-work rides offered each weekday evening.

Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

1803 Connecticut Avenue NW, 3rd Floor

Washington, D.C. 20009

202-518-0524

www.waba.org

Promotes bicycling for fun, fitness and affordable transportation and advocates better bicycling conditions and transportation choices in the region. Sponsors annual Bike to Work Day, Bike D.C. Day, centuries and more.

Canoeing/Kayaking

Dave Brown’s Canoeing Adventures

10318 Geranium Ave.

Adelphi, Maryland 20783

1-888-214-2354

http://canoeadventures.home.mindspring.com

canoeadventures@mindspring.com

Scenic trips as well as basic instruction in river canoeing, whitewater canoeing and whitewater merit badge certification.

Canoe Cruisers

www.ccadc.org

11301 Rockville Pike

P.O. Box 2523

Kensington, MD 20891

Promotes canoe and kayaking skills and safety instruction, competitive racing and river and lake conservation.

Liquid Adventures

8 Froude Circle

Cabin John, MD 20818

301-229-0148

www.liquidadventures.org.

A river kayaking school led by Tom McEwan and Sarah Park, providing youth and adult lessons and trips in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond.

Outdoor Excursions

P.O. Box 24

Boonsboro, MD 21713

1800-77-KAYAK

www.outdoorexcursions.com

info@outdoorexcursions.com

Offers kayaking, rafting and tubing lessons as well as summer camps.

Potomac Paddlesports Inc.

301-831-8270

1-877-KAYAKH2O

www.potomacpaddlesports.com

info@potomacpaddlesports.com

Offers instruction and activities for flatwater trips, whitewater kayaking and sea kayaking. Meets in Potomac.

Valley Mill Kayak School

15101 Seneca Road

Germantown, MD 20874

301-840-7388

www.valleymill.com

Instructional kayak school, camps and kayak store.

Curling

Potomac Curling Club

www.curldc.org

301-362-1116

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.

Equestrian/Riding Stables

Potomac Horse Center

14211 Quince Orchard Road

Gaithersburg, MD 20878

301-208-0200

www.potomachorse.com

Lessons, clinics, therapeutic riding, shows and summer camps. Also offers horse boarding and training services.

Seneca Valley Pony Club

www.senecavalleyponyclub.org

E-mail: info@senecavalleyponyclub.org

A national organization devoted to improving children’s horse skills. Provide instruction, competition, dressage, stadium jumping, mounted games, and horse care.

Circle of Hope Therapeutic Riding, Inc. (CHTR)

PO Box 463

Barnesville, MD 20838-0463

301-916-2040

www.chtr.org

Email: CHTRinc@aol.com

Member of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) that offers instruction in riding to assist children and adults with developmental, psychological or physical disabilities.

Field Hockey

PlayHer Sports

P.O. Box 15030

Washington, DC 20003

301-949-8166 (weather hotline)

www.playhersports.com

E-mail: info@playhersports.com

Leagues, clinics and summer camps for girls lacrosse and field hockey. Ages 3-12.

Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

240-777-6960

www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Football

Maplweood Athletic Association

Maplewood-Alta Vista Local Park (all games)

5209 Alta Vista Road

Bethesda, MD

301-530-4121

www.hailmaplewood.org

Maplewood is a charter member of the Capital Beltway League, Inc., a highly competitive tackle football league made up of several teams in and around Montgomery County, Md. The Maplewood football program supports 14 teams, including two instructional levels designed for players with no previous experience. They have an unlimited weight division for players 6-8th grade. This is their 46th year as an independent football program and they have never cut a child who wanted to play. Although they do play in a highly competitive league, it is divided into two levels so all players have an opportunity to compete.

Golf, Public Courses

Falls Road Public Golf Course

10800 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-5156

Contact Head Pro Jon LeSage.

Needwood Golf Course

6724 Needwood Road

Rockville, MD 20855

301-948-1075

Full 18-hole golf course with Executive 9-hole course. Has a driving range, a practice putting green and fully stocked pro shop.

Poolesville Golf Course

16601 West Willard Road

Poolesville, MD 20837

301-428-8143

Redgate Golf Course

14500 Avery Road

Rockville, MD 20853

240-314-8730

www.redgategolf.com

Championship 18-hole municipal golf course ranked among the top 10 public golf facilities in the Washington metropolitan area.

Contact Head Pro Kieron Mooney.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics of America & RhythmFlex

602 East Diamond Ave., Suite A

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

301-977-3835

Fax: 301-977-3262

www.gymnasticsofamerica.com

www.rhythmflex.org

Gymnastics classes, rhythmic gymnastics, day camps and birthday parties. Open gym to the public.

MarVa Tots 'n Teens

5636 Randolph Road

Rockville, MD 20852

301-468-9181

www.marvatotsnteens.com

Teaches recreational gymnastics to children ages 2 to 18 years old. Hosts birthday parties and fields a competitive girls gymnastics team.

Hiking

Captital Hiking Club

www.capitalhikingclub.org

Leading hikes for all skill levels 52 weeks per year to Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania mountain ranges. Call membership director Claudia Seelig at 301-984-3216 or Publicity Director Katherine Shore at 301-379-0858 or by e-mail, caphiker@yahoo.com

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC)

118 Park Street, SE

Vienna, VA 22180

703-242-0693

www.PATC.net

PATC is a volunteer trails organization with a membership over 7,000 headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area. The main purpose of PATC is the upkeep and improvement of nearly 1,000 miles of hiking trails, 30 shelters and 28 cabins in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and D.C.

Ice Hockey

Cabin John Ice Rink

10610 Westlake Drive

Rockville, MD 20852

301-365-2246

www.cabinjohnice.com

Maryland Scholastic Hockey League

www.mshl.org

Youth sports organization that encourages boys and girls to join teams and learn the sport of ice hockey.

Montgomery Youth Hockey Association

8813 Mayberry Court

Potomac, MD 20854

301-871-5237

www.myha.org

Offers travel, house, boys and girls teams as well as instructional programs.

Rockville Ice Arena

50 Southlawn Court

Rockville, MD 20850

301-294-8101

Contact General Manager Gary Watkins.

Ice Skating

Cabin John Ice Rink

10610 Westlake Drive

Rockville, MD 20852

301-365-2246

Rockville Blades

50 Southlawn Court

Rockville, MD 20850

301-294-8101

Lacrosse

Advantage Lacrosse

P.O. Box 10961

Burke, VA 22009

703-250-6665

1-866-314-5291

www.advantagelacrosse.com

Youth and adult leagues for Virginia. Premiere select lacrosse club teams in the area. Summer clinics and year-round developmental clinics.

PlayHer Sports

P.O. Box 15030

Washington DC 20003-0030

301-949-8166

www.playhersports.com

E-mail: info@playhersports.com

Leagues, clinics and summer camps for girls lacrosse and field hockey. Ages 3-12.

Martial Arts

Kicks Karate

12944 Travilah Road, Potomac

301-519-2200

www.kickskarate.com

Kicks Karate offers a number of programs specifically designed to meet the age group, skill level and needs of its students. The school is open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.

East West Tae Kwon Do

10620 River Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-983-6388

eastwesttkd@comcast.net

Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do

11815 Seven Locks Rd

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-7500

www.jhoonrheeinstitute.com

With the slogan, "knowledge in the mind, honesty in the heart, strength in the body," Jhoon Rhee was known as the father of U.S. Tae Kwon Do, combining a progressive, easy to learn curriculum with a common sense philosophy to develop character.

Phoenix Karatedo Association

12054 Parklawn Drive

Rockville, MD 20852

www.phoenixkarate.com

Advocates an educational view in training and stresses the development of the physical, mental and spiritual human components.

Regional Parks

Cabin John Regional Park

7410 Tuckerman Lane

Rockville, MD 20817

301-469-7835

Ball fields,other playing fields, and an ice skating rink. 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. Collegiate women’s baseball and the Big Train play at the Shirley Povich field over the summer. For information on reservations and fees, contact the Park Permits Office at 301-495-2525

Roller Hockey

Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

240-777-6960

www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Running

Montgomery County Road Runners Club

P.O. Box 1703

Rockville, MD 20849

301-353-0200

www.mcrrc.org

The Montgomery County Road Runners Club is a running club that coordinates official races as well as training runs for people at all levels. Affiliated with the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) and the American Association of Running Club (AARC).

Soccer

Montgomery Soccer, Inc. (MSI)

7650 Standish Place

Rockville, MD 20855

301-762-4674

www.msisoccer.org

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

Bethesda Soccer Club (BSC)

P.O. Box 5953

Bethesda, MD 20814

301-871-2268

www.bethesdasoccer.org

bethesdasoccer@erols.com

BSC is a premier soccer club, which hosts some 40 boys and girls select teams in the Washington metropolitan area for players ages 8-18. Boys compete in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), girls compete in Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS) and younger players/teams play in the Olney-Bethesda Soccer League (OBSL), a developmental league.

Potomac Soccer Association

www.potomacsoccer.org

The Potomac Soccer Association has both boys and girls teams for players ages 8-19 that compete in the highly competitive NCSL and WAGS leagues, respectively.

Montgomery County Recreation Department/Western Area

4010 Randolph Road

Silver Spring, MD 20902

240-777-6870

montgomerycountymd.gov/rec

Instructional soccer for children, 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

The $19 million Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown is the largest premier recreational facility in the Washington region. The SoccerPlex houses 23 outdoor soccer fields and two indoor fields during the indoor season and hosts games for many leagues ranging from recreation-level to select-level.

Ayrlawn YMCA

5650 Oakmont Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-530-8500

www.ayrlawnymca.org

Open to children ages 3 and up.

Softball

Montgomery County Recreation Department

Potomac Community Center (games)

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

240-777-6960 (PCC)

240-777-6870 (MCRD)

Rockville City Softball

Rockville City Government (City Hall building)

111 Maryland Avenue

Rockville, MD 20850

240-314-5000

www.rockvillemd.gov

Sponsors both adult and youth leagues. There are men's, women's and co-rec adult softball teams, and several youth girls' leagues, including 2 midget divisions, a pee wee division, a junior division and an associate division.

Sports for People with Disabilities

TOPSoccer/Adaptive Program

Montgomery Soccer, Inc. (MSI)

www.msisoccer.org

This program is designed for young athletes ages 6-15 with disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, severe learning disabilities, autism, downs syndrome, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and impaired vision and hearing. The emphasis in the adaptive program is placed on development, training, team building, and participation, rather than on competition. To volunteer or for more information, contact Pam Yerg at jeyclan@verizon.net or 301-424-3083.

Montgomery County Special Olympics Maryland

jeyclan@verizon.net

www.somdmontgomery.org.

301 424 3083

Montgomery County offers year round training and competition in 18 olympic type sports for children and adults: age 8 and older.

Disabled Sports USA

451 Hungerford Dr, Suite 100

Rockville, MD 20850

www.disabledsportsusa.org

DS/USA is a Disabled Sports Organization (DSO) member of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Governing body for winter sports for all athletes with disabilities, and summer sports for amputee athletes. DS/USA was formerly known as National Handicapped Sports.

Hadley’s Playground (at Falls Road Local Park)

Corner of Falls Road and Falls Chapel Way

Potomac, MD 20854

This award-winning project is Hadley's Park Inc.'s flagship playground from which all others have been modeled. The one-acre playground is adapted to children with special needs, is built around "theme play" and has seven different types of play.

Potomac Adaptive Sports Association (P.A.S.A.)

Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

365-369-6514

Provides instruction in a non-competitive environment for children with special needs. For more information, call Larry Chloupek at 301-469-6514.

Kids Enjoy Exercise Now (KEEN Greater DC)

P.O. Box 341590

Bethesda, MD 20827

301-770-3200

www.keengreaterdc.org

Info@keengreaterdc.org

KEEN provides one-to-one sports and recreational activities for children and young adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Swim Centers, Public

Montgomery Aquatic Center

5900 Executive Blvd.

N. Bethesda, MD 20852

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, MD

240-314-8750

Two indoor pools, two outdoor pools, sauna, exercise room and whirlpool. Membership is available or available for individual visits.

Swim Clubs

Curl-Burke

P.O. Box 359

Damascus, MD 20872

301-428-9493

www.cubu.org

E-mail: office@cubu.org

Novice to Olympian swimmers.

Training locations at Holton-Arms/American University, Montgomery College Germantown, Burke Racket and Swim, Tysons YMCA, Lee District Park.

Rockville-Montgomery Swim Club

www.rockvillemd.gov/swimcenter/rmsc

Year-round age group and senior competitive swimming for adults and youth. Trains at the Rockville Municipal Swim Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center, Montgomery Aquatic Center and the Olney Indoor Swim Center

Joe Flaherty’s Dolphins

12847 Kitchen House Way

Germantown, MD 20874

301-916-1852

www.jfdolphins.com

joeadolfin@aol.com

Lessons, stroke clinics, competitive teams and masters swimming for all ages.

Tennis

The Bullis Tennis Center

10601 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-299-8000

www.bullistennis.com

Offers year-round private and group tennis programs for children and adults.

Potomac Tennis Club

10800 Potomac Tennis Lane

Potomac, MD 20854

301-983-1450

www.potomactennis.com

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

Cabin John Indoor Tennis Facility

7801 Democracy Blvd.

Bethesda, MD 20817

301-469-7300

www.mc-mncppc.org

Table Tennis

Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

240-777-6960

www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Volleyball

Potomac Community Center

11315 Falls Road

Potomac

240-777-6960

www.montgomerycountymd.gov

Water Polo

Rockville Water Polo Club

www.rockvillewaterpolo.com

A water polo club is offered for teens and adults who are strong swimmers. No prior water polo experience required. Practices at Rockville Municipal Swim Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Swim Center, in Silver Spring.

Yoga and Pilates

Balance Pilates & Yoga Studio

301-231-7712

301-986-1730

Rockville location:

156 Congressional Lane

Rockville, MD 20852

Bethesda location:

4719 Rosedale Avenue

Bethesda, MD 20814

www.balanceStudio.com

Through yoga and pilates, this studio promises that its students will find balance -- in body, mind and life. Trainers use the tools offered by the Pilates Method and various forms of yoga to help people reach their goals.

Bikram Yoga Rockville

10062 Darnestown Rd (Travilah Square Shopping Center)

Rockville, MD 20850

301-762-9642

www.bikramyogarockville.com

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class is a demanding 26 postures (asanas) and two breathing exercises (pranayamas), which is suitable for all ages and levels of ability. Performed in a room heated above 100 degrees, each posture stretches and strengthens specific muscles, ligaments, and joints needed for the next posture.

Potomac Pilates

9945 Falls Road

Potomac, MD 20854

301-983-3745

info@potomacpilates.net

www.potomacpilates.net

Offers group classes and individual sessions, and will work on developing programs in your area of interest.

Body College Pilates

9800 Falls Rd

Suite 3

Potomac, MD 20854

202-237-0080

www.bodycollegepilates.com

Susan Mann - Yoga for Health

12645 Travilah Road

Potomac, Maryland 20854

301-330-0430

suzie@yoga.com

These Iyengar style classes include instruction in postures (asanas) to increase flexibility and strength. Classes include conscious breathing (pranayama) and relaxation.