Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Sports—Who, Where and When to play

I’ve been seeing quite a few yard signs for different sporting activities popping up all over West Seattle and decided it was time to create a list of all the local options we’ve either done or I’ve heard about. 

Over the years my kiddos have explored basketball, gymnastics, karate, soccer, swimming, tennis and track. It's been as simple as a class at the community center down the street to driving all over the state for club soccer. For this post, I’m focusing on choices based in West Seattle. Although some do include games that involve traveling off-island. 

I've listed details/dates when I could find them but others are not yet listed or still on hold. If there's one that interests you try reaching out to them for more information. And please, feel free to give me a holler if you have one to add too. 

Baseball/Softball/Tee Ball
  • Southwest Titans Lacrosse Club 
    Registration: Open now
    Season: Mid-February to mid-June
    Ages: Grades K–2 (Co-ed) / Grades 3–8 (Boys)
  • West Seattle Lacrosse Club
    Registration: Open now
    Season: Late-February to mid-June
    Ages: High School (Boys), Grades 3–8 (Girls) + Coming in 2023: High School (Girls)
Martial Arts
Running (Cross Country, Track)
  • West Seattle RoadRunners
    Registration: July (Cross-Country)
    Season: Fall (Cross-Country) + Summer (Trail Running)
    Ages: Youth (12 & under) and Junior (13–18 years old)
  • Other
  • West Seattle Soccer Club
    Rec teams are with WSSC and Select and Premier are with HSA. The website also lists different camps and development programs offered through different organizations, two of which are in West Seattle.
    Ages: Ages 5–18 (U6–U7 Co-ed, U8 and up Girls and Boys)
  • Other
    • Arbor Heights Swim and Tennis Club 
      Summer only. Lesson and teams. Members have priority. 
    • Southwest Pool / Seattle Parks and Rec
      2801 SW Thistle Street
      Ongoing sessions for lessons. Usually a swim team during summer but no information yet.
    • West Seattle YMCA
      Ongoing sessions for lessons. Usually a year-round swim team but don't see any current information. Members get priority registration.
    • Other
      • SPS high schools offer teams during the year. Not sure about private schools in the area.
    Ultimate Frisbee
    • Disc NW
    • West Seattle Ultimate Family Frisbee
      Walt Hundley Field (6920 34th Ave SW)
      Casual play Thursdays at 5PM and competitive play Sundays at 10AM.
    • Other
      • SPS middle schools and high schools offer teams during the year. Not sure about private schools in the area.