Youth Athletic Associations
There are various athletic associations owned and operated by local volunteer community members in the Brooklyn Park area. These associations operate independently from the City of Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks Department.
Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (BPAA) girls slow pitch softball
Open to girls ages 5 to 19 living in the and around the Brooklyn Park area.
Whether a beginner or experienced player, girls are placed on teams that match their skills and are designed to help them learn and improve.
The spring/summer league runs April through July.
Individuals register through the Brooklyn Park Recreation and Park Department in January. Team registrations will be taken for 16U and 19U.
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Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (BPAA) girls fast pitch softball
Open to girls ages 9 to 18 living in the and around the Brooklyn Park area. This is a traveling league with games played around the northwest metro area.
Whether a beginner or experienced player, girls are placed on teams that match their skills and are designed to help them learn and improve. We also offer a fall league especially designed to help girls new to fast pitch learn the game and try it out.
Tryouts are held in March. The spring/summer league runs April through July.
Fall league runs August to September with games held on weekends.
Register through the Brooklyn Park Recreation and Park Department in February. Fall league registration is in July.
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Email Scott Eickman
Rebels girls fast pitch softball
For girls living or attending school in the Champlin Park High School attendance area.
For ages 16 and under.
Registration opens in February. Watch for dates and time in the weekly Sun Post.
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Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (BPAA) winter baseball
Open to all youth ages 6 to 12. The is a fun and organized way to practice baseball skills during the winter months.
Brooklyn Park baseball winter dome nights will be held on Monday nights starting in January.
Registration will begin in the first week in November. Register early because sign-up spots are limited!
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Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (BPAA) baseball and Babe Ruth baseball
Brooklyn Park baseball and Brooklyn Area Babe Ruth offers competitive baseball for boys and girls ages 5 to 19 who live in Brooklyn Park and surrounding communities.
We have both house leagues (competitive and instructional) and traveling leagues to accommodate all levels of experience and abilities.
Our program begins practices in mid to late April. Games typically start the first weekend in May and will continue into late June or early July.
Sign up at a registration session or online. Registration sessions are intended for those who would like guidance with the registration process. Online registration will be live on January 1, 2018.
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Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (BPAA) soccer
Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (BPAA) Soccer is a recreational-level soccer program for boys and girls, ages 6 to 18.
The season begins July 10 and runs through August 10 with a season-ending tournament running August 11 to 13.
The registration fee is $75. Late fee is $20.
Registration for the current season opens March 20. Late registrations are accepted May 20 to June 23, if space is available.
In-person registration is on May 2 and May 10, 7 to 9 p.m., at the Community Activity Center.
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North Metro Youth Hockey Association
For boys and girls ages 4 to 19.
Registration for 2017-2018
Registration for new players will be open in September. Players who were registered last season will have materials mailed to them.
Register with North Metro Youth Hockey Association
First time mite players receive free set of hockey gear and free registration.
First time squirts and above receive free set of hockey gear and $300 registration discount.
Registration open houses
All registered players/parents should attend one of the open house dates. New players need to attend the open house to receive your card for free hockey gear.
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Champlin Park Youth Hockey Association
Registration is open August 1-30, 2017
There is a $10 equipment rental for your gear. A $50 late fee will be applied if registering after the deadline.
Each player must register based on their birth year.
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Taste of Hockey event
Not sure if you want to play hockey? Try hockey for free with the Taste of Hockey event! This clinic will introduce the game, with an emphasis on having fun, with basic skating and hockey skills added in.
September 9, 16 and 23.
Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (BPAA) basketball
The cities of Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center offer house league basketball. Our program emphasizes fun and equal participation for all players.
For boys and girls in grades 1 through 12.
Programs run from November to March.
Registration process for the 2017-18 season
Registration began August 1 via the BPAA website. Payment by credit card or checking account only.
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Assisted in-person registration
If you would like assistance with registering your player or you can only pay with cash or money order, you must attend one of two in-person registration sessions.
Fees for league registration
Boys and girls, grade 1 through 4
Boys, grade 5
Boys, grade 6 through 8 and girls, grade 5 through 8
Boys and girls, grades 9 through 12
We prefer that you attend one of the in-person registration dates. Once the scholarship form is approved, you will receive a discount code via email to complete your registration online.
See Youth Scholarship
Late registrations may be accepted, for an additional $20 fee, if teams in that league still have openings. Players must attend a minimum of two practices prior to participating in games.
Refunds are only issued prior to the start of games. A $20 processing fee will be deducted from the original amount. Refunds are processed in December.
All players will be assigned to teams by current grade. This program does not allow players to play up a level or grade nor are players accepted who are already rostered on a traveling team. Players registered with a school team (excluding senior high) will be accepted.
For more information about the program, coach or committee membership, please contact BPAA.
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Brooklyn Park Traveling Basketball League (BPTBL)
Sign up for traveling basketball
Kids can make new friends
Compete against other schools
Play approximately 25 to 35 games in 8 or 11 weekend tournaments
Learn fundamentals of the game
Parents can make new friends
Practice twice weekly
Travel to schools within approximately 20 miles of Brooklyn Park
Tournaments played on weekends
Season runs mid October to mid March
Players must reside in (or attend) Park Center High or Brooklyn Center Schools' attendance area. Open to all boys and girls in grades 4 through 8.
Must pay with a credit or debit card. Payment installments are available.
Number of tournaments
Early fee by September 15, midnight
Regular fee by September 21
4 through 5
6 through 8
Players must be registered and paid in full to try out.
All players are required to purchase their own new uniforms. The league is getting new uniforms this year; therefore, all players are required to purchase new uniforms. The cost is $90 for both jersey and shorts.
Players will need to select new numbers as well (previous jersey numbers will not carryover). Numbers will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis when you register for next year.
Registration and financial assistance
If you would like help, attend any one in-person registration event at the Community Activity Center, 5600 85th Ave. N., in September.
We host an annual tournament on January 6 and 7 at Brooklyn Middle School and Park Center. Stop by to watch games and learn more about traveling basketball. Brackets will be posted on our website the week before the tournament.
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Osseo Maple Grove Basketball Association (OMGBA)
Open to boys and girls who live in the Osseo/Maple Grove High School attendance area
Introduction to basketball
1 through 5
Elementary house league
6 through 8
Junior house league
9 through 12
4 through 8
OMGBA is a volunteer group that depends on the parents to coach and perform other duties. Volunteers are needed to keep a quality experience for the participants.
For more information regarding these programs, season dates, online registration dates and fees, please see our website.
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Champlin Park Traveling Basketball
Open to youth in grade 4 through 8 who live in the Champlin Park High School attendance area.
Check out the website for online registration, in-person registration, try-out dates and association information.
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Brooklyn Park Athletic Association (BPAA) lacrosse
For boys and girls ages 6 to 14. Lacrosse combines the basic skills used in soccer, basketball and hockey into a fast-paced, high-scoring game.
Try lacrosse for free
Stop by and find out why lacrosse has become one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Athletes will learn all the fundamentals of stick handling, cradling, passing and shooting in a fun non-checking environment. No equipment or experience needed. No registration required.
Winter and pre-spring clinics
Saturday, December 2, 2017 and Saturday, February 24, 2018
9 to 10:30 a.m. for girls, 11 to 12:30 p.m. for boys
Athlos Leadership Academy, 10100 Noble Pkwy
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Force Soccer Club
Formerly Northwest Kickers and Rebels Soccer Clubs.
Traveling youth soccer
For ages 8 to 19.
The FORCE Soccer Club is committed to providing the best traveling youth soccer experience for players and their families who live in Brooklyn Park and Champlin and their surrounding communities at an affordable cost. The club offers extensive professional training for all skill levels and strives to develop both soccer and life skills (teamwork, commitment and a passion for the game) in all players. Spring and fall seasons are offered, as well as indoor winter training.
For ages 4 to 5.
The FORCE Junior Academy program is a fun-filled introduction to soccer. Players are introduced to the fun world of soccer dribbling, passing, goal scoring, and fun games. Club trainers and parent volunteers will work hard to provide a great opportunity for your soccer player’s education in the game and help to develop physically, cognitively, and socially.
For ages 6 to 8.
The FORCE Academy is a structured development academy committed to the technical development of its soccer players. Its emphasis is a spirit of commitment, sportsmanship, teamwork and accountability to develop the necessary technical and tactical knowledge that is required to play competitive soccer. All trainers follow a standard core age-appropriate curriculum that focuses on the mastery of key elements. This will enable the soccer player to play the game successfully, build confidence as participants while continuing to physically and mentally develop as soccer players. In addition to excellence on the field, soccer players build character by developing self-confidence, leadership, and creativity in the game as they move into the FORCE Soccer Club travel program.
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Community Activity Center (Recreation and Parks Department)
5600 85th Ave. N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
View map and directions to the Community Activity Center
We are closed Friday, November 23 for Thanksgiving.
September through May office hours
Sunday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
June through August office hours
Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, closed unless we have a scheduled event or activity.
Hours may vary based on events, activities and holidays.
Phone and email
Contact the Recreation customer service staff