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Youth sports opportunities in Whatcom County

Bellingham Bay Gymnastics and Preschool instructor Sam Neilson shows Reece Caetano how to use the uneven bars in May, 2013.
Bellingham Bay Gymnastics and Preschool instructor Sam Neilson shows Reece Caetano how to use the uneven bars in May, 2013. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

If you have suggestions for additional under-12 recreational sports activities in Whatcom County, please include them in story comments so we can include them in future print issues of Bellingham Families magazine.

BASEBALL

Lynden Youth Sports

Spring baseball for boys in grades 3-8, and girls and boys in grade 2 who attend school or live in the Lynden School District. Registration begins in February for March to May season.

Info: http://lyndenyouthsports.com/default.aspx or email info@LyndenYouthSports.com.

Lynden Youth Sports

Summer baseball for boys in grades 3-8, and girls and boys in grade 2 who live in Whatcom county school districts. Registration begins in May for June-July season.

Info: http://lyndenyouthsports.com/default.aspx or email info@LyndenYouthSports.com.

BASKETBALL

North Cascade AAU Basketball League

Divisions for fifth- through eighth-graders in several Whatcom County communities December through February.

Information: leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=ncaau.

FOOTBALL

Mount Baker Youth Athletic Association

Junior flag football for first- and second-graders, senior flag football for third- and fourth-graders, junior tackle football for 9- and 10-year-olds, senior tackle football for 11- and 12-year-olds. Register in July for programs that begin in August.

Info: 360-303-9272.

Lynden Youth Sports

Players must be between the ages of 9 and 12 and attend school or live in the Lynden School District for season August to October.

Info: lyndenyouthsports.com/default.aspx or email info@LyndenYouthSports.com.

GYMNASTICS

Bellingham Bay Gymnastics

Classes for ages 9 months to 12 years.

Info: bellinghambaygymnastics.com.

HOCKEY

Whatcom County Amateur Hockey Association

Team play for both novice and experienced players age 4-17 at Bellingham Sportsplex. Registration May 1 to Aug. 31. Athletes must first register online with USA Hockey to participate.

Info: whatcomhockey.com, 360-676-1919.

MARTIAL ARTS

Boom! Elite Martial Arts

Classes Monday to Saturday: Tiny Tigers, 3 years old; Little Dragons, 4- to 6-years-old; kids and teens 7- to 16- years-old at Sudden Valley Adult Center, 10 Barn View Court, or 1611 Broadway, Bellingham.

Info: boomelitemartialarts.com, 360-303-33343-16.

Universal Solution Martial Arts Academy

Boxing for 9- to 14-year-old, mixed martial arts for 6- to 14-year-olds at 2101 Grant St., Bellingham.

Info: usmaa.us, 360-738-3448.

SAILING

Bellingham Yacht Club Youth Sailing Program

Free day of sailing for youths aged 8 to 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19. Boats, safety gear, trained sailors and food provided.

Infor: BYC.youth.sailing@gmail.com.

SOCCER

Bellingham Sportsplex

Indoor league games for boys and girls, under 8, under 9, under 10, under 12 for eight- to 10-week seasons in fall and winter.

Info: bellinghamsportsplex.com/indoor-soccer/.

Lynden Youth Sports

Boys and girls in first through 10th grade; registration, practice in August for games in September and run through mid-October.

Info: Lyndenyouthsports.com, 360-354-0597.

Whatcom County Youth Soccer Association

Serves ages under six through under 13; registration opens in June for programs starting in August and ending late October.

Info: whatcomsoccer.com, 360-676-1919, ext. 104.

SOFTBALL

Lynden Youth Sports

A six-week spring fastpitch softball program for girls in grades 3-6 who attend school or live in the Lynden School District.

Info: lyndenyouthsports.com/default.aspx or email info@LyndenYouthSports.com.

TRACK

Bellingham Parks and Recreation

Track and field competition for all ages, 12 meets June to August.

Info: cob.org/services/recreation/activities/all-comer-track.aspx, 360-778-7000.

WRESTLING

Ferndale Force Wrestling

Serves children aged 5-18. Registration starts October. Practices held at Ferndale High School.

Info: leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=ferndaleforcewrestling.

Lynden Wrestling Club

Open to boys and girls ages 4-18. Registration begins early September and practices continue through February, at Lynden High School.

Info: facebook.com/Lynden.Lions.Wrestling?fref=ts or lyndenwrestlingclub@gmail.com.

Lynden Youth Sports

Open to boys and girls grades kindergarden to six who live or attend school within the Lynden School District boundaries (public, private, or home school) and surrounding North Whatcom County communities. Registration in January and February for March practices.

Info: lyndenyouthsports.com/default.aspx or email info@LyndenYouthSports.com.

North County Grapplers

Boys and girls youth freestyle wrestling club for grades 1 to 6. Season starts late and ends in March, continues to May for those participating in tournaments.

Info: facebook.com/pages/North-County-Grapplers/100293476711560.

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