Getting kids active and involved in sports is a great way for them to get physical and gain self-esteem. There are plenty of fun opportunities to get the kids up and moving. You are never too old to start and it doesn't matter what type of sport you choose - from general sports, to pickleball, soccer, horseback riding, and more! 

i9 Sports- Union County Multi-Sport Discovery program

This program is designed specifically for the home-schooled community. i9 Sports Union County continues to provide parents with a safe, convenient, and organized options for youth sports. Our multi-sport Discovery program will allow your child to engage in physical fitness activities and develop relationships with peers. Youth sports teaches the importance of teamwork, and values of good sportsmanship. This 2-month program allows kids to try multiple sports while they get comfortable with learning the fundamentals. Our program begins on October 5th and runs through November 30th 2022, conveniently located at the Family Gateway YMCA- Rahway NJ. We will meet for 9 consecutive Wednesdays from 11:00am till 1:00pm; REGISTER NOW at i9 Sports.

Randolph Tennis & Pickleball Center

RTC's Junior Pickleball clinics are aimed at children ages 7-12 years old. These clinics are a great way to introduce your child to a fun and growing sport. Pickleball is a combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton and is played on a smaller court. These junior clinics cover strokes, movement, and supervised play. All levels offered for the Fall & Winter 2022-2023 season. Email Tony at

RTC’s Junior Tennis program is designed for young children ages 3.5 to 12 years old and focuses on moving them through the transitional stages of tennis. Fun filled group tennis lessons with kid friendly equipment and coaches.

RTC is open year-round, 7 days a week and offers tennis & pickleball court-time, junior tennis lessons and clinics, private camps; semi-private tennis lessons, tennis teams and league play, children’s summer camps, clinics, children start-up instruction, and adult play. Call 973.252.1100 or visit

Circus Place

Circus Place is New Jersey’s premier circus arts training facility. Located in Hillsborough, NJ, Circus Place offers circus classes for all ages, abilities and levels. Aerobatics is sports, teaching core disciplines of circus including; Aerials, Balance, Manipulations (juggling, hooping, Chinese yoyo), and Acrobatics. Beginner through advanced students welcomed, with many classes catering to all ages.  Circus Place encourages students to work at their own pace, set personal goals and engage in creative exploration and performance in a safe, nurturing place. For more information, call 908.829.3784,

My Gym in Westfield, New Providence, Glen Rock

My Gym offers Mommy & Me classes, Independent Classes and Programs, Birthday Parties, and Camps for children ages 4 months to 10 years old. My Gym has developed an extraordinary program and facility with safe, structured, age-appropriate classes that incorporate music, dance, relays, games, special rides, gymnastics, sports and more. Children have loads of fun as they gain strength, balance, coordination, agility, and flexibility while developing social skills, confidence, and self-esteem. Learn more at My Gym Westfield, My Gym New Providence, My Gym Glen Rock

Special Olympics New Jersey

Special Olympics New Jersey provides sports training and competition to individuals with intellectual disabilities and special needs. There are 24 Olympic-style individual and team sports that provide meaningful training and competition opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities, completely free of charge. Athletes advance to higher levels of competition by meeting established criteria in accordance with Special Olympics policies and procedures. Each sport has different criteria for advancement and guidelines for athlete participation. Contact 609.896.8000 or visit Special Olympics of New Jersey.

Seaton Hackney Stables - Horseback Riding

Seaton Hackney is a family-oriented riding facility located at 440 South Street in Morristown, adjacent to Morris County’s Loantaka Park.  This facility offers a variety of activities for horse enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Servicing beginner to advanced riders; from private, semi- and group lessons, troop programs, Petite Equestrian Program (PEP) for younger children, trail rides, badge programs, pony rides, birthday parties, equestrian summer camp, flex camp, schooling shows, to traveling IEA Team.

Seaton Hackney also offers a therapeutic riding program is designed to help children and adults of all ages reach their own personal goals both physically and mentally. The resident therapeutic riding instructor is fully certified through the Council for Education and Certification in Therapeutic Horsemanship (CECTH) and works hard to cater to each individual rider’s needs. Call 973.644.3355 or visit

Palisades Climb Adventure

Try the world’s tallest indoor ropes course. Palisades Climb provides adventure, thrills and excitement. Located indoors on Level Four of the Palisades Center in West Nyack NY. Ths ropes course stands 85 feet tall and contains 5 levels of ropes. Visitors will encounter over 75 different obstacles. Visit

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