Local Sports Programs in Queens

 There are many different sports leagues all over Queens. Here are just a few of them to help you narrow down the field.

New York City Parks Department Youth Sports Programs

The NYC Parks Department is offering free sports programs for families who are registered members of local recreation centers. One such program is Star Track, an 8-week track cycling program running from April through June for kids ages 9-13. Children must be at least 53” tall to participate. Registration is required. You can call the Queens Recreation Center at 718-520-5918 for more information and to register. To find out more information about the other NYC Parks Department Youth Sports Programs, visit the site here

Police Athletic League Sports & Recreation Programs

The Police Athletic League runs over 1300 sports teams across the five boroughs, year round. With baseball/softball, volleyball, and track and field as only some of the options, tweens and teens are sure to find one they love to play. For more information on the programs and sports teams available, contact PAL at 212-477-9450, or visit their website

Ridgewood-Glendale-Middle Village-Maspeth Little League

The oldest Little League in Queens, chartered in 1952, the Ridgewood-Glendale-Middle Village-Maspeth Little League has 60 baseball and softball teams for both boys and girls ages 5-18. There are multiple divisions ranging from instructional, where no scores are kept, to senior level, and even travelling teams. For more information visit their website

YMCA Sprite Jr. Knicks

The Queens YMCA branches are offering a free basketball program for boys and girls ages 5-18, running now through May. Kids can participate in games, practices, and instructional clinics. For more information about the program or to find the YMCA nearest you, visit www.ymcanyc.org.


Little Neck Douglaston Youth Club Soccer Program

The spring soccer program offered by the Little Neck Douglaston Youth Club runs from April through June. They have co-ed teams for kids ages 5-15. Registration is year round, and they even have indoor teams for the winter months. For more information call 718-423-6258 or visit www.lndyc.org

Also see our listing of sports activities in Queens.

Jesseca Stenson