Sports of All Sorts, located at 6602 Sunnyside Road on the Northeast Side of Indianapolis, is the Midwest’s largest indoor recreational sports facility. With nearly 200,000 square feet, Sports of All Sorts currently features four soccer fields, four basketball courts, five volleyball courts, a baseball/softball area, and a fully stocked workout facility. Both adult and youth leagues are available throughout the year, and individuals and groups can rent out the courts/fields for personal use as well. Sports of All Sorts doesn’t just offer recreational leagues though, they also offer camps, lessons, specialized training, and regularly host various tournaments. Check out more of what Sports of All Sorts has to offer by visiting www.soasindy.net.
SOAS offers camps of all sorts throughout the summer. Adventure Camp, which is offered in both full day and half day segments, is an action packed camp that allows Indy children to burn off their excess energy in a plethora of different activities, including soccer, basketball, volleyball, kickball, dodge ball, flag football and many, many more.
Full day campers will also have mid-day access to Snapperz, a four-story playground structure housed in the Sports of All Sorts building, and owned by Indianapolis Colts long-snapper Justin Snow. SOAS has also partnered with Lawrence Parks and Recreation to allow campers the opportunity to get outside nearly every Wednesday and learn basic survival skills and fun facts about nature and science. Adventure Camps are offered on a weekly basis and run through August 13. Price for the full day camp, which is from 8am to 5pm (though accommodations can be made), is $149. Half-day camps last for four hours and cost $89 per week. Single day attendance can be purchased for $40.
In addition to the summer Adventure Camps, Sports of All Sorts also has a futsal/soccer camp and a basketball camp led by current San Antonio Spurs player — and Broad Ripple High School graduate — George Hill.
The next futsal/soccer camp begins July 12 and runs through July 16. The AM session is from 8am to noon and is reserved for children ages 6-9. The PM session is from 1pm to 5pm, and is for kids between the ages of 10 and 14. Participants of all skill levels are encourage to attend the week-long camp that focuses on learning the basics of soccer, and are run under the direction of top local coaches. Cost is $99.
The George Hill Basketball Camp is also held the week of July 12, and is open to children from age 7 to 17. Hill, widely recognized as the best player to suit up for IUPUI coach Ron Hunter, is in charge of running the day-to-day operations of the camp, which goes from 8am to 4:30pm. Like with the futsal/soccer camps, players of all ability levels are encouraged to attend. Cost $175 per child.
With Cardinal Fitness located nearby, and L.A. Fitness opening in the near future, it’s easy to overlook Sports of All Sorts when it comes to Indianapolis workout facilities, but if you’re looking for a wallet-friendly, fully stocked gym with “walk-on” privileges to the other facilities, SOAS is worth taking a look into. Membership benefits include:
-24 hour access to the fitness center
-Free group exercise classes
-Free “walk on” privileges
-Individual attention from certified personal trainers
Pricing starts at $19.99 a month for an individual, and rises to $29.99 for a couple, and $39.99 for a family package. Normally there’s a one-time enrollment fee that ranges from $60 to $120, depending on the package you choose, but SOAS is currently running a special that will cost new members just $10 to enroll.
One of the more unique programs offered by Sports of All Sorts is Lil’ Kickers, an inventive child development program aimed at teaching young kids both soccer, and life skills. Filled with creative, high-energy, soccer related activities, Lil’ Kickers works to build strong fundamental physical skills, emphasizes teamwork and cooperation, and works to inspire confidence in a reinforcing, positive environment. Children as young as 18 months are eligible for the popular program, which offers eight separate classes in all, many of which are adult interactive as well. Classes begin June 19th, and will run Wednesday through Saturday for the entirety of the summer.