Throughout the year, The Neighborhood House offers various opportunities for young athletes in our community, often in collaboration with other organizations around MDI. Each fall a soccer program is offered for players in grades K-5. This includes weekday practices and games on Saturday mornings. During the winter, instructional basketball offers young players an opportunity to learn the basics of the game in a fun and reinforcing team environment. Lastly, in spring, T-Ball is offered for young sluggers as the perfect entry into the game.
Each September we "kick off" another season of soccer for players in grades K-5. Weekday afternoon practices are designed to teach the basics of the game, and Saturday morning games versus our surrounding communities give players the chance to put their new skills into action.
2019 Season Information:
First Organizational Practice: Wednesday, September 4 at the MDES field
Grades K-2: Practices every Wednesday, after school
Grades 3-5: Practices every Tue/Thu, after school
Games: Saturdays, starting September 14 (schedule coming soon)
Grades 1-5 Basketball
Players in grades 1-5 are invited to hit the hardwood with The Neighborhood House each winter. Practices focus on skill building and are held at Mt. Desert Elementary. Weekend clinics and games are organized in conjunction with Acadian Youth Sports and MDI High School.
2019/20 Season Information coming December, 2019.
Frosty 5K Kids Fun Run
Each December as part of the Northeast Harbor Christmas Festival, The Neighborhood Holds the "Frosty 5K." Children are invited to take part in the pre-race "Fun Run" free of charge, or if they're up to it-- the actual 5K. Check our calendar of events, blog, and social media pages each holiday season for details and registration information.
More Athletic Opportunities for Children
Acadia Fire FC is a non-profit 501c(3) offering soccer instruction for players-- beginners through advanced-- from around Down East Maine. Programs are offered throughout the year, including at the organizations indoor facility in Trenton.
Acadian Youth Sports is an organization that provides opportunities for the youth of our local communities to explore their interests in the four sports under the AYS umbrella: Acadian Little League, Acadian Basketball Association, Acadian Football League, and Acadian Golf Association.