Sports for Kids in Surrey

By October 28, 2016Blog, Community

sports-for-kids-in-surreyYou may know Dr. Sharma as your favorite Surrey orthodontist and the fearless leader of Aura Orthodontics, but before he ever thought of straightening teeth, he was quite the athlete. Growing up he always balanced his academics with his love for basketball and to this day he still plays sports in his spare time and sponsors youth athletic teams.

Dr. Sharma is a big advocate for kids playing sports and knows first-hand how beneficial the experience can be. Not only is it a great way to stay in shape and get moving, sports encourage teamwork and discipline. Whatever your sport of choice, there’s something for everyone in the Surrey area. To help you find your next team, Aura Orthodontics has compiled a guide to sports for kids in Surrey BC.

Surrey Youth Baseball and Softball Leagues

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Surrey and the surrounding area is home to a number of softball and baseball leagues that start with t-ball and offer opportunities to play through high school. Leagues vary by competitiveness. Programs include:

Surrey Youth Basketball Leagues

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  • The Athelite Basketball League is open to kids ages six through 12 of all skill levels. It’s a three-tiered fun, but competitive youth basketball league in Surrey. Games and practices take place at the Cloverdale Recreation Center, Guildford Recreation Center and South Surrey Recreation Center. The organized games are officiated by referees and all coaches are NCCP certified. In addition to the standard youth league, there are also boys’ and girls’ travel teams for the fall and summer seasons.

The Tong Louie Family YMCA in Surrey sponsors the YMCA/Steve Nash Youth Basketball League for boys and girls in grades two through nine. The volunteer-driven league teaches kids the fundamentals with an emphasis on teamwork and fun. The season runs from October through March.

Surrey Youth Hockey

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Surrey Youth Soccer

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  • There are a lot of soccer leagues in Surrey and the surrounding areas. Teams range from those that are non-competitive and fun to some that are highly competitive and more serious. Popular ones include the Guildford Athletic Club, Coastal FC, Central City Breakers, the Surrey Youth Soccer Association and Surrey United Soccer Club. The various leagues play at different fields throughout Surrey and kids of all ages will be able to find a team to participate on.

Surrey Youth Football

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I AM Game Sports

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  • I AM Game is the city of Surrey’s approach to fun and inclusive sport programs designed to help kids develop movement and athletic skills and foster a lifelong love of sports and physical activity. The specialty programs and camps are open throughout the year. Check the City of Surrey Recreation Guide for information on what’s coming up next.

Adapted Programs

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  • Children and teens with disabilities can get involved and stay active with a variety of adapted programs in Surrey ranging from adapted skating to swimming. Adapted sports offerings include boccia, power soccer, wheelchair basketball, sledge hockey and wheelchair tennis. Click here for more information.

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