Sports clubs on Long Island

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Tina Chang of St. Anthony's High School tees off on the 16th Hole of Eisenhower Park's White Course during the NYCHSAA varsity girls golf state championship. (June 4, 2012) (Credit: James Escher)

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No matter your age or where you're from, sports are universal. Check out these sports clubs with everything from rugby to volleyball.

BASEBALL

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.

 

BASKETBALL

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.

 

FOOTBALL

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.

 

LACROSSE

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.

 

RUGBY

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.

 

SOCCER

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.

 

SOFTBALL

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.

 

VOLLEYBALL

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).

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