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LONG ISLAND ASTRO BASEBALL ORGANIZATION, P.O. Box 523, Williston Park, 917-952-3715, liastros.com. Spring, summer, fall travel program for youth teams: ages 8-18 and adult teams ages 19-25. Herricks School district provides home fields and games are played across Long Island. Fees: Vary.
LI MEN'S SENIOR BASEBALL LEAGUE / LI MEN'S ADULT BASEBALL LEAGUE, Melville, 631-753-6725, msblnational.com. 150 teams, nearly 2,000 players; 18 and older, 25 and older, 35 and older, 45 and older and 52 and older. Season: Mid-April to mid-August. Fee: $120, including insurance, field rentals and year-end awards.
LONG ISLAND STAN MUSIAL LEAGUE, Selden, 631-696-0079, leaguelineup.com/lism11. More than 65 teams, aluminum and wood bat divisions. All ages. Games held in Nassau, Suffolk. Season: May-July; playoffs begin late July. Fee: $1,800 new team.
SUFFOLK COUNTY STAN MUSIAL LEAGUE, Selden, 631-696-0079, leaguelineup.com/lism11. Open to Long Island residents of all ages. 35 teams in aluminum and wood bat divisions based on ability. Season: Spring-summer session May-August; fall developmental league September-November. Fee: $1,600 per team.
ISLAND GARDEN, 45 Cherry Valley Ave., West Hempstead, 516-292-4956, islandgarden.com. Men's leagues, ages 19 and older, competitive and noncompetitive levels. Season: Summer, fall-winter, spring. Fee: Call for fees and registration details.
LI HOOPS, P.O. Box 723, East Northport, 631-796-3321, lihoops.com. Men's and women's adult leagues with more than 60 teams, 16 and older; 6 levels (Elite A, A, B-1, B-2, C, women's divisions). Varsity high school league for juniors, seniors and recent grads. All games in evening at centrally located gyms. Season: All year. 8-game seasons start October, January, late March, April, June and September. Fee: $120 per player, $850 per team; 8-game season; varsity H.S. league: $800 for team, $100 per player.
I9 YOUTH FLAG FOOTBALL, 1 Ames Ct., suite 100, Plainview, 516-870-0040, i9sports.com. Boys and girls ages 6-15. Field locations in Suffolk County. All skill levels. Season: March-June, September-December. Fee: $130 per child.
LONG ISLAND FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE, P.O. Box 518, Bethpage, 516-822-6312, liffl.com. 250 8-, 9- and 5-man teams; 6 divisions; A/B/C/D 8-on-8 with blocking and A/B Div. 5-on-5 with no blocking. Coed adult league. NFL flag youth programs with no contract for ages 6-14 September-December. Season: 4 adult league seasons beginning March, July, September, December; national tournaments July, December. Fee: $975 adult team, $100 per youth.
NASSAU COUNTY TOUCH FOOTBALL LEAGUE, 67 Barnes St., Long Beach, 516-889-9865, nctfl.com. Nation's oldest touch football league, in its 48th year; 28-36 teams (6-man), 3 divisions; 100-yard field; 12-game schedule includes preseason games, playoffs; televised championship games. Season: Late August-early December.
NS FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE, East Northport, 631-262-0543, nsflag.com. Competitive and recreational divisions. Teams, groups and free agents welcome. Weeknight games. Youth League 5-on-5 June 1, Sept. 5. Season: Starts June 1, Sept. 15, Dec. 10. Fee: $675 for 5-on-5 play (7-10-man roster), $100 per free agent.
AMERICAN LACROSSE LEAGUE, americanlacrosseleague.org. Men's teams, Blue conference, NY East, NY West, 10 post-collegiate teams listed on website, 18 and older. Season: March 5-May 8; playoffs May 14-June 18. Fee: $250 per team.
LONG ISLAND RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB, East Meadow, 516-817-2623, lirugby.com. Competition: Men's, women's, youth teams (boys 19 and younger). Practice is at Burns Park in Massapequa; home field is in Massapequa. Youth teams based in Glen Cove. Season: All year. Fee: $125 per player per year.
LONG ISLAND HISPANIC SOCCER FEDERATION, 135 Elizabeth Ave., Hempstead, 516-902-8733. Bilingual, 64 men's teams (18 and older) in Nassau and Suffolk, 8 female teams (ages 15-21). Year-round indoor soccer. Hosts international professional soccer teams in September. Season: April-November every Sun. at Nassau and Suffolk locations. Fee: $1,000 per year per team.
LONG ISLAND LADIES SOCCER LEAGUE, Plainview, 631-588-3384, liladiessoccer.com. For women of various skill levels; 26 and older, 40 and older, and open divisions. Travel league across Nassau, Suffolk and occasionally Queens. Season: Summer session June-September; fall session September-November; summer and winter tournaments. Fee: Call.
LONG ISLAND MEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE, Levittown, 631-757-7495. 30 teams, 4 divisions for men older than 30 living in Nassau or Suffolk. Season: April-mid-June and mid-Sept.-mid-Nov. Fee: $150 per seasonal year; new teams add $100 bond.
LONG ISLAND SOCCER FOOTBALL LEAGUE, Hicksville, 516-433-1880, lisfl.org. Wed. and Fri. 7-10 p.m. and Sat. 10-2 p.m. 60-team men's soccer league, open and older-than-30 divisions, plays in fall on Sun.; younger-than-23 men's summer leagues. Teams must have field. Individuals welcome. Season: All year; winter tournaments indoors. Fee: Clubs (1 or more teams) pay about $2,500 (includes fees, insurance), $400 for summer younger than 23.
LONG ISLAND WOMEN'S SOCCER LEAGUE, P.O. Box 826, Bethpage, 516-731-6012, liwomensoccer.com. Female players open division; tournaments in February (indoor) and August (outdoor) and a coed tournament in April (indoor); league cup competition; playoffs. Season: Leagues begin in March, June and September. Fee: $50 per player, includes secondary medical insurance and $400 team bond.
ABA SOFTBALL LEAGUE, 1 Ames Court, Suite 100, Plainview, 516-870-0040, abasports.com. Adult competition; women's men's and coed leagues; 3 levels of play. Territories include all of Long Island. Season: March 20-April 17, May 1- Aug. 28, Sept. 11-Nov. 20. Fee: Varies.
AMATEUR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION, 22 Bea Ave., East Northport, 631-266-1245, lidistrict8asa.com. Spring and summer adult, women's and Junior Olympic youth leagues with 1,150 adults teams and 350 youth teams; adult and youth snowflake leagues plus girls ranging from 10 and younger through 18 and younger. Umbrella group certifies teams, tourneys, aids with schedules, umpires, insurance. Season: Late March-Labor Day; snowflake leagues September-November. Fee: Registration $30, $27 single youth, $25 youth leagues.
HAUPPAUGE-ISLANDIA SOFTBALL LEAGUE, Bay Shore, 631-513-9857, hislinc.com. Men's and coed league teams. Season: Summer leagues April-August, 12 weeks plus playoffs; snowflake leagues September-November. Fee: Varies.
LONG ISLAND SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION, Farmingdale, 631-587-8585 (age 60 and older); 516-766-0883 (age 68 and older), lissascoreboard.com. Slow-pitch league for men older than 60 has 20 teams throughout Nassau and Suffolk. Play Tue., Thur. mornings. Players placed on teams, entire teams accepted. Separate 68-and-older divisions: 6 teams play at Baldwin Park on Mon., Wed. mornings. Season: May-August playoffs in September; Snowflake league: mid-September to mid-November. Fee: Teams sponsored.
NEW ALLIANCE SOFTBALL LEAGUE, Babylon, 516-250-2442, newalliancesoftball.com. Men's, women's and coed teams for 18 and older, all levels of play. Season: Spring March 20; Summer April 25; Snowflake September-November. Fee: Varies.
OVER THE HILL GANG, Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, 516-921-3296. Softball players 60 and older interested in playing for fun. Teams made up each day from players in attendance. Season: mid April-mid-October, 8 a.m.-noon Mon., Wed. and Fri. at Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike. Season: Mid-April to mid-October, 8 a.m.-noon Mon., Wed. and Fri. Fee: $25.
THE BOYS OF SUMMER, Bligh Field Riverside Road, Rockville Centre, 516-764-1011. Softball players 60 and older interested in playing for fun. Teams made up each day from players in attendance. Season: April-November, 9 a.m. Tue. and Fri. at Bligh Field, Riverside Road, Rockville Centre. Winter softball played December-March in Oceanside, call for information.
WESCO SPORTS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION & NYASA, 3659 Merrick Rd., Seaford, 516-679-6930, wescosportsltd.com. Adult slow-pitch programs; men's spring training, spring/summer men's and coed (open and industrial divisions) snowflake men's and coed. Season: Spring-summer; snowflake. Fee: Varies.
EAST END VOLLEYBALL, P.O. Box 49, Hampton Bays, 631-728-0397, eevb.net. 1,000 players on same-sex doubles, coed triples, and 4-player and 6-player teams, clinics, all ages and skill levels. Weekend doubles tournaments: June 4-5: Rider Sandals Open, Cedar Beach, Babylon; Aug. 6-7: $50,000 Corona Light Wide Open Volleyball Tournament, Long Beach; Sept. 9: Michelle O'Neil Volleyball Tournament, Long Beach; Sept. 17: Beach Hut/Volley American League Championships, Cedar Beach, Babylon. Season: Leagues Tue.-Wed. at Long Beach; Mon.-Thur. at Cedar Beach, Babylon; Tue. in East Quogue. Fee: Tournaments $60 per team; Corona Light league $50-$75 per player.
LONG ISLAND VOLLEYBALL ASSOCIATION, 4271 Oak Beach, Oak Beach, 631-422-5555, longislandvolleyball.com. Beach leagues, tournaments, clinics at Robert Moses and Jones Beach state parks. Outdoor lighting; coed 6's, coed/men's/ woman 4's 2's, teams; 10,000 players in 3 divisions (recreational, competitive). Season: 2 (9-week) sessions May 16-July 15 and July 18-Sept. 16. Mon.-Sun. nights, Robert Moses: 7 p.m.; Jones Beach: 6:40, 7:45, 8:50, Sept. 10: Charity tournament for Make-A-Wish Foundation, Robert Moses State Park, includes food and drinks, live music, raffles and trophies. Fee: $475 per team (Robert Moses), $495 per team (Jones Beach); $100 per individual (Sept. 10, $35 per player).