When kids play sports, they develop fine and gross motor skills, learn teamwork, get exercise, and make new friends. In addition, when kids play sports, they learn how to play fair, take responsibility for their actions, and improve their self-esteem. The Peachtree Corners/Norcross, Georgia, area has many places where your kids can play sports so they can get exercise, burn off energy, and build self-confidence.

Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA

The Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA offers kids a variety of sports youth programs for any skill level. Kids can get involved with basketball, flag football, soccer, volleyball, martial arts, or cheerleading at the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA. Kiddos that join the cheerleading program gain flexibility and coordination while learning social skills.

When playing soccer, volleyball, basketball, and flag football, your child will learn how to listen to instructions, work with their teammates, and develop individual self-control techniques. Those who take martial arts classes from the instructors at the Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA gain valuable self-confidence, coordination, and balance skills, along with respect and discipline.

Location: 5600 W. Jones Bridge Road in Peachtree Corners

Contact: 770-246-9622

Best Friend Park

Kids will have a blast splashing in the pool, shooting hoops, or playing badminton when they spend the day at Best Friend Park in Norcross. This park has outdoor basketball courts, indoor badminton courts, a gym, and outdoor baseball/softball courts to play sports. Kids can also jog on the nearly 1-mile paved multipurpose trail, swim in the seasonal swimming pool, and slide down the thrilling water slide when the weather allows. This family-friendly park has free parking, a picnic area, and clean restrooms.

You and your family will work up quite an appetite playing sports at Best Friend Park, and you can fill your tummy with great food at any of these healthy restaurants in the Norcross, Georgia, area.

Location: 6224 Jimmy Carter Blvd. in Norcross

Contact: 678-277-0222

Norcross Youth Athletic Association

The Norcross Youth Athletic Association is the area’s premier association for youth sports programs. This non-profit organization partners with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation to offer basketball, football, cheerleading, and lacrosse to young kids and teens in the Peachtree Corners/Norcross area. The Norcross Youth Athletic Association is home to the Blue Devils football and cheerleading squad, the Gwinnett Lacrosse League, a flag football league, and a basketball recreation program. Each sports program is age-appropriately designed with professional coaching and guidance.

Locations: Various locations around Norcross

Contact: Patreesa.miller@norcrossathletics.com

ACE Tennis Academy

Youngsters and adults can enjoy playing tennis and pickleball when they join the ACE Tennis Academy in Peachtree Corners. This athletic compound has 16 lighted courts in two Norcross locations and produces top-level tennis players. Programs include private coaching, summer camps, elite academies, and advanced completion programs for those wishing to have a career in tennis.

Youngsters interested in tennis can join the Kids Academy to learn the basics, nuances, and rules of professional tennis so they can become experts in the tennis genre. These age-appropriate, 10-week classes are designed for kids pre-k through kindergarten and meet for 45 minutes weekly.

Location: 5298 Blue Yarrow Run NW in Norcoss and 4500 Missendell Lane in Norcross

Contact: 404-372-0566

Union Hill Polo Club

Youngsters who enjoy riding horses as part of a team will enjoy taking lessons from the professional staff at Union Hill Polo Club. Whether your child has years of riding experience or none, the team at Union Hill Polo Club offers riding lessons to novice equestrians and polo lessons to all.

Kids can take group children’s lessons or, if you prefer, you can sign them up for private riding and polo lessons. Once your child masters the basics of riding and polo, they can compete in friendly matches in the full-sized outdoor polo field or the regulation-sized polo arena. Union Hill Polo Club encourages spectators to bring chairs and watch the thrilling matches they hold year-round.

Location: 430 Roper Road in Canton

Contact: unionhillpolo@gmail.com

Norcross Lacrosse

Lacrosse is an exciting game for kids to play, and they can join either the boys’ or girls’ Norcross Lacrosse teams at Norcross High School. Lacrosse is gaining popularity in the United States, and your kids can be a part of this ancient sport invented by Native Americans when they join the Norcross Lacrosse teams.

Location: 5300 Spalding Drive at the Norcross High School

Contact: norcrosslacrosseprogram@gmail.com

Brook Run Park

Brook Run Park is a 110-acre multiuse park with several sports fields perfect for baseball, softball, and soccer. Young kids will enjoy playing on the playground, teens can get a thrill sliding around in the skate park, and even the dogs can play in the designated on-site dog park. The two baseball fields are for the use of Peachtree Charter Middle School and Dunwoody Senior Baseball teams.

When the baseball fields aren’t scheduled for games, the public is welcome to play pick-up games during free play hours. Disc golf enthusiasts will appreciate the new disc golf course with nine tee pads, complete with long and short baskets. The course meanders through the wooded parts of Brook Run Park, and you can enjoy the beauty of nature while playing. In addition, everyone in the family can enjoy the Treetop Quest elevated course with 52 obstacles and 12 ziplines. Kids 4 to 6 can enjoy their own low ropes course in the Kiddie Quest area of the park.

Location: 4770 N. Peachtree Road in Dunwoody

Contact: 678-382-6700

It’s wonderful that our area has so many places kids can play sports for exercise, learn teamwork, and develop their fine and gross motor skills. Which location do your kids like going to for sports activities? Is there a spot in the Peachtree Corners, Georgia, area for sports and play that we missed here? If you have a recommendation, drop us a line at Crème de la Crème of Peachtree Corners (Norcross) as we enjoy learning about new play fields, ball courts, and sports teams to join.