46555 W. Michigan Ave.
Canton, MI 48188
Phone: 734/483-5600
Weather: 734/483-2913

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Youth Sports Programs

Canton Township along with several Canton Youth Sport Organization offers resident children and youth an opportunity to learn, play, and compete in many sports.

Whether the sport your looking for is Football, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer or Hockey, Canton Township has what your preschooler, child or youth needs.

Preschool Classes / Camps / Activities

Start Smart Sports Programs

At Summit on the Park, we offer classes that help develop fine motor, language and self-help skills. For Preschoolers there are music, sports, swim and art classes. We also have classes that are designed specifically for two, three and four year-olds.

Youth Baseball

Greater Canton Youth Baseball and Softball Association (GCYBSA)

Greater Canton Youth Baseball and Softball Association-Baseball and Softball Leagues:

  • Spring (April-June)
  • Fall Baseball (mid Aug-Oct 10).

Any player age 4-18 years, that lives in the City of Plymouth, Plymouth Twp., Canton Township or attends any school in the Plymouth-Canton School District boundaries is eligible to play.

These schools include the public, private, charter and home school programs.

Players are placed on teams by grade and based on school attended or geographic location. GCYBSA also has competitive and travel programs and a fall baseball program.

Visit the Greater Canton Youth Baseball & Softball Association Website, call 734-394-5358, or email us at gcybsa@canton-mi.org.

GCYBSA is a partner with Canton and Plymouth Township and Plymouth Canton Community Schools and serves over 2200 players annually.

Canton Little League Baseball

Canton Little LeagueAny player who will reach the proper age before August 1, of the year in question shall be eligible to compete in Little League Baseball. Must have proof of residency,attend Plymouth-Canton School District and present a birth certificate.

Tryouts to place all players on a team are held in March.

League practices start in April with the league complete at the end of June followed by the All-Star tournaments in July.

For more information visit www.ply-canll.com.

Youth Softball

Michigan Pride Girls Fastpitch

The Michigan Pride Softball Organization is a youth girl's premier travel fast-pitch softball organization reorganized and reformed in 2011 comprising of players ranging from 8 through ages 18. The Michigan Pride teams offer levels of play from beginners to advance. Our players are from various cities in both Michigan and Ohio - there are no residency restrictions. Players will be given the opportunity to learn sportsmanship, teamwork, leadership and life lessons as well as softball skills.

The mission of the Michigan Pride is to provide a multi-leveled program that provides a positive atmosphere where girls can acquire progressive training in the skills of fast-pitch softball at all ages while creating a fun environment for girls of all skill levels. The girls benefit from not only the travel team sport experience but they become better prepared for high school softball and beyond.

The Michigan Pride Softball Organization is a nonprofit organization. The entire staff (coaches and board members) are all volunteers.

Please contact one of our staff if you would like to know how you can help support or sponsor the Michigan Pride Softball Organization or anyone of our Michigan Pride Teams.

Correspondence can be sent to P.O. Box 87381, Canton, MI 48187 or mipridefastpitch@gmail.com

For more information, please visit their PC Pride Website.

Thunderbird Softball Inc.

Thunderbirds Softball, Inc. (TSI) is a Canton-based non-profit corporation (founded in 2000) dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting the sport of young women’s fastpitch softball. The organization is comprised of travel teams with players ranging in age from 8 to 19 years on our 10U through 18U teams.

All of our coaches are carefully selected and screened, and they have many years of experience with youth, much of it with fastpitch softball teams. The elected TSI Board works hard to implement a “for the girls” plan to assure a positive experience for our daughters. Their success is the primary goal of Thunderbirds Fastpitch.

We invite you to call or visit our Web site and see what the Thunderbirds Softball excitement is all about! Contact: Ray Barnes at 734/927-4739 or Humaira Afzal at 734/394-5629.

Youth Basketball

Canton Community Ed Youth Basketball League: Canton Community Ed.

Youth Football

Canton Lions Football Club

Football players and cheerleaders from ages 8-14 years old are eligible to join the Canton Lions Football Club. Registration for the season occurs first week of March. For information on the upcoming season please refer to the Canton Lions Football Club.

Boys Lacrosse

Youth Lacrosse Leagues and Programs
Grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8
February - June

Lacrosse leagues and programs for grades 3/4, 5/6 and 7/8 are open to New and experienced Lacrosse players. League runs February - June. RETURNING players are given priority for a week to register starting in August of year prior to new season. Then it opens up to NEW resident players, and lastly New non-resident players.

Players are required to supply their own equipment including helmet, stick, mouthguard, protective equipment and shoulder pads.

Included in the fee is a uniform for the season, practice time, indoor clinics, 10-12 week league schedule, two tournament entries and end of the year pizza party.

Please click on this link for Spring Lacrosse Registration - Click here to register today!!

Lacrosse Camp - June 2014

Canton Sports Center
Register at www.D1XLAX.com

Please contact the Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600 regarding any questions or registrations.

Youth Hockey

Canton Victory Hockey Association (CVHA)

Teams of all ages abilities including house, recreation and travel, are encouraged to check out the outstanding facilities and great practice times. Enjoy our knowledgeable and friendly staff of coaches. New player registration begins in June. For more information, go to www.cantonhockey.org or phone us at 734/544-4460.

The fall hockey season runs from September through March. The spring season runs in April and May.

The Learn to Play program is still accepting registrations for ages 5-9 and clinics are held throughout the summer.

Youth Soccer

Canton Soccer Club

The Canton Soccer Club is a full-service soccer club - serving players from 3 years old to over 55, offering different levels of leagues from recreational to select and premier (travel).

Recreational Leagues register in January and June.

The Fall season is September through October and Spring season is mid-April to mid-June.

Select and Premier tryouts are the second weekend in June each year.

In addition, the Canton Soccer Club offers a wide range of programs, camps and clinics throughout the year using both indoor and outdoor facilities.

Adult leagues are also available.

Please visit our website at www.cantonsoccerclub.com.

All registration for youth leagues and programs are online only.

Our club office is located inside High Velocity Sports on Michigan Avenue.

Contact us at office@cantonsoccerclub.com or by calling 734/480-7046.

Victory Park - Arctic Edge and High Velocity

Arctic Edge Ice Area

The Arctic Edge is host to boy's and girl's hockey high school teams and the Canton Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) for boy's and girl's ages 5 thru 17. The rink also offers other programs to the community including: Figure Skating, Learn to Arctic EdgeSkate, Drop-In Hockey, Open Skating, Sticks and Pucks, Adult Hockey Leagues and birthday party packages. Adult Drop-In Hockey is available on Friday evenings. Please call the arena for times at 734/487-7777.

The Edge is also home to former NHL hockey player, Mike Donnelly. Mike runs the " American Hockey Academy" which offers year round clinics and off-ice facilities located at the rear of the arena.

High Velocity Sports Center

High Velocity SoccerHigh Velocity Sports is a 110,000 square foot indoor sports facility composed of three 175’ x 80’ foot soccer fields and one roller hockey rink. The facility also has two mini soccer fields, four locker rooms, two party rooms, a conference room, an extensive arcade, and a full-service café. The soccer fields are used for indoor soccer, flag football, and lacrosse.Alternative sports include field hockey and cricket. Fields are also used by trainers for individual and team strength, speed, and agility training. The roller hockey rink is used for roller and floor hockey. The mini fields are used for soccer clinics, lacrosse clinics, and dodge ball. Birthday parties, playgroups, and multi-sport kid camps are also in HVS’ forte. HVS is also available for corporate training sessions and team building.
Call 734/487-7678 for more information.

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