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Multiple Sport Organizations

A Step Ahead's HotShots
This sports league offers basketball, baseball, indoor soccer, football, and karate. Each league teaches and emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork and fundamentals. The age range is from 18 months to 12 years of age. Before the league starts they offer free clinics to learn the basics of the sport. You will save a little money registering online instead of in person. Registration includes a shirt, and a trophy. Every participant gets the same trophy no matter how they place in the finals. Jaq, his wife, and children are all involved, but they do ask for some parents to volunteer as coaches to keep the costs down. Our children have enjoyed the basketball, indoor soccer and baseball many times. The best advantage of this league is that the commitment is two months rather than the extended season of other leagues.

City of Pasadena Parks and Recreation Programs
Offers baseball, flag football, junior tennis tournaments, youth cheer & dance, basketball, judo, jujitsu, boxing self-defense, track and many more programs. Prices vary from $10 to $95. The activities calendar is in the program guide on the website. The citywide recreation office is located at the Victory Park Center. Please contact Kenneth James at 626-744-7509. Online reservations are here.

Known participants in basketball and football have expressed satisfaction with this program, and you can't beat the prices. This is a great opportunity/alternative to many other league sports but is not intended to provide top notch coaching or organization. The practices and game schedules are reasonable. The flag football practices occur three times a week in the afternoon, usually at Victory Park. The games are on Saturdays at Villa Park or the Jackie Robinson field.

EMH Sports
This sports program is perfect for the homeschooling family.  They meet at Victory Park on Mondays from 11am to noon.  Each month they pick a different sport so your child will be exposed to them all.  They will cover the following throughout the year: soccer, flag football, kick ball, softball, basketball, volleyball, nerf dodgeball, track and field, field handball and ultimate Frisbee.

Kare Youth League in Arcadia
Kare Youth League, founded in East Pasadena in 1931 offers full service, year-round sports activities, with teams organized by age and ability so that every child can compete. This is the best league for summer soccer. Your kids will love it. This is a Christian based organization and the coaches are very kind. The drive is a little farther to Arcadia, but it is worth while. They put several coaches on the field to guide the boys during the game, which allows for many teaching opportunities. Kare owns a camping facility named Mount Kare in the Angeles National Forest near the village of Wrightwood.

Pasadena YMCA
Offers camps, child care and sports. They have special Scooters youth sports programs for children ages 3 -5 years that includes basketball, indoor soccer, t-ball, and flag football. Youth Sports for ages 6 to 13 includes flag football, golf, indoor soccer and softball. Fall season is offering flag football from September to November. Basketball camp for ages 8 to 16 from May to April.

Rosebowl Aquatics Center
The Rose Bowl Aquatics Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, opened in 1990 and is located in Pasadena’s beautiful Brookside Park, just south of the famous Rose Bowl Stadium. They offer the following:  Lap Swimming (long & short course), Swimming Lessons, Swimming Team, Masters programs in swimming, water polo and diving, Recreational Swimming, Special needs and adaptive swimming programs, Therapy and rehabilitation programs, Diving lessons, Diving Team, Water Polo Team, Water Aerobics, Anderson Adventure Camp H2O, Dry land fitness classes, Personal weight and fitness training.


East Altadena Little League
It is well organized, the people are nice and many of the families are serious about baseball This gives all of us exposure to a better level of play. They really DON'T put too much pressure on the boys, so it's fun. Ages 5 to 18. Sign ups start in March. Cost: $60 - 250. Must reside in the east Altadena area as specified by the map located here.

Central Altadena Little League
Ages 5 to 18. Sprint sign ups start in October. Must resided in the central Altadena area as specified by the map located here.

West Altadena Little League
Ages 5 to 18. Sign ups are in March and November. Cost: $80 - 140.

Rose Bowl Pony League
Ages 4 to 14.  Signups are in July.  Call 626-945-0191 for more information.

Pasadena American Little League
Offers Baseball and Softball programs ages 7 to 12. They have players at the Majors, Minors and Farm levels. Fall Ball Sign ups are in the beginning of September. Fall Ball, it is a great way for players to continue to develop their baseball skills in the off season. It is less formal and more instructional than the spring season. The season runs from the beginning of September through mid-November Games are played once a week on Saturdays and practices are generally once a week. Cost: $125.00. Players must live in Pasadena to play in the Pasadena American Little League.

Hotshots T-Ball and Coach Baseball
HotShots baseball is a development league for boys and girls ages 18 months - 8 years- old. The league is designed to help beginning players learn various offensive and defensive baseball skills. It also helps the more advanced players increase their skills. The players are rewarded for understanding the skills taught by our coaches. This is a fun and exciting way to learn the fundamentals of baseball, teamwork & sportsmanship.  Cost $73.50-$77 includes t-shirt and trophy for everyone.

Sierra Madre Little League
Fall ball is from September to November to May. Spring ball is from November to Cost: $125.00 plus two diner shifts. Players must live in Sierra Madre to play in the Sierra Madre Little League.

Girls Softball

Sierra Madre Girls Softball Association
Fall Ball season begins in September and runs through November. Our friends are in this league and say that it is very organized and there are many teams that play. It comes highly recommended.


Upward Sports
K-6 Basketball and Cheer. Registration in November and runs through March. Cost: $89 - 109. Practices are 1hr/wk on weeknight. Games are 1 hr/wk on weekends. Location: Pasadena Nazarine Gym at 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd.

Hotshots Basketball
For boys and girls, ages 18 months -13 years- old. The league is designed to help beginning players learn basketball skills and to help the more advanced players increase their skills. The HotShots leagues teach and emphasize fitness, sportsmanship, teamwork and fundamentals. Each player will participate in a Skills contest and All Star Weekend. All participants play a minimum of a half game. Cost $77-$80 includes t-shirt and trophy for everyone.

Wheelchair Sports Organizations

Upward Sports Basketball
K-6 Basketball wheelchair league. Registration in November and runs through March. Cost: $59. Practices are 1hr/wk on weeknight. Games are 1 hr/wk on weekends. Location: Pasadena Nazarine Gym at 3700 East Sierra Madre Blvd.


Pasadena Trojans Football and Cheer
The Pasadena Trojans were created for boys and girls to have a positive experience in flag football, tackle football and cheerleading, and provide resources to meet their educational, health and social needs. The program will teach skill development, fundamentals, mental toughness and a burning desire to compete in athletics and life. The organization’s goal is to produce future leaders and winners. By providing a program that is committed to good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and sound judgment, this organization believes that the youth participating will achieve great success. Fee $100 to $250 depending on flag, tackle and the time of payment. Fund-raising is also required or pay an additional $75. Ages 5 to 14. The season is from August to November.


American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) starts in the fall for ages 4 to 18 and goes to December. We had a good experience in this league. Many of the fathers are soccer fans, so they also teach well. Sign ups are from March to September 1st. Cost $100 to $135.

Hotshots Indoor Soccer
They conduct leagues for all levels. Whether your child is just learning soccer, or a competitive player, they offer the right program. The league is for Boys & Girls 18 months to 12 years old. Cost $77-$80 includes t-shirt and trophy for everyone.

Track and Field

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County is dedicated to helping pre-teen girls realize just how incredible they are. Girls on the Run uses the power of running to prepare girls in 3rd – 8th grades for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. With a detailed curriculum of games, activities, discussions, and running, girls experience the joy of simply being themselves!


Waterworks Aquatics
Waterworks Aquatics offers the finest swimming lessons in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties. They have chosen to share their love of swimming with children and believe there is a swimmer in every child. At Waterworks Aquatics, they pride themselves on teaching the necessary skills needed to become a comfortable, proficient swimmer right from the beginning.  It is located at the old site of Marie Calendars, 2290 E. Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107.  Phone number is 626-836-1200.


Pasadena Roving Archers
Pasadena Roving Archers is an archery club that has been dedicated to the art of the bow and arrow in Pasadena’s Lower Arroyo Seco Park since 1935. Incorporated as a non-profit organization, our membership includes men, women, young adults and children. It is a melting-pot of archers from all walks of life. PRA is home to beginners, weekend enthusiasts, regional, state, nation and international champions and maybe a future Olympic Gold medal winner. All are bound together by the sport of archery.  There are also free Saturday Morning classes.  (626) 577-7252


Forza1 West Pasadena
Forza1 Volleyball is a member of the Southern California Volleyball Association and competes annually in National Tournaments held by USA Volleyball and the Amateur Athletic Union. Forza1 Volleyball has four locations in Southern California and over 70 teams.  Forza1 has multiple teams in the top 10 in Southern California and they have two 2016 graduates in the top 100 nationally. Many Forza1 athletes will attend University on full ride scholarships to schools including UCLA, Duke, Cal Berkeley, BYU, Manhattan, UCSD and more.