Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Spring Sports

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Spring Sports Priority Registration Ends 2/16

We may be in the throes of winter with cold temperatures, ice, and snow, but it is time to start planning for spring, specifically spring sports. Priority Registration for Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Spring Sports is available through Monday, February 16.

Disclaimer: Ann Arbor Rec & Ed has sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. 

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed is offering three youth sports this spring – Soccer, Flag Football, and Field Hockey.

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Spring Sports

My daughter has played 5 seasons of youth outdoor soccer and one season of youth indoor soccer through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed. We have had a great experience and definitely recommend their sports programs. The league is a perfect introductory


Why use Priority Registration for Rec & Ed Spring Sports

Everyone is encouraged to register their child for Rec & Ed Spring Sports by the Priority Registration Deadline. As encouragement, Rec & Ed offers three benefits to early registration. Any of these incentives alone would cause me to register early, so combined it is a definite no brainer!

Team Placement

Team are formed by school with an attempt to keep kids together by the school they attend. By registering before the Priority Registration deadline, kids have the best chance to be placed on a team from their school. Teams are formed shortly after the Priority Deadline. Once teams are formed, your child will only be placed on a team that still has room.

For the first four seasons, my daughter played on the same basic team. In the fall, a number of kids from her old team decided not to play so the remaining group were merged with another team in a similar situation.

Online Registration

Online Registration is only available during the Priority Registration Period. Online registration is definitely the easiest registration method. Once Priority Registration ends, registration must be done via mail, dropbox, or in person. I love online registration since I can register at any time of day and I know that my registration was received.


There is a $10 savings when you use Priority Registration. Seriously, who couldn’t use an extra $10.

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Spring Sports

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed offers three spring sports: soccer, flag football, and field hockey. Their sports leagues are non-competitive with no tryouts, no cuts, and everyone receiving playing time. Whether you are a first time player, or have played for several seasons, Rec & Ed sports are a great way to have fun and learn the game.


Soccer is for boys and girls in grades K-8. There are separate leagues for boys and girls at each grade (seventh and eighth grade have a combined league).

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Spring Sports - Youth SoccerMy daughter has been playing Rec & Ed soccer since she was in Kindergarten. This season will be her sixth. Our team stayed fairly consistent for the first four seasons and last fall, a core group merged with another team’s core group. She loves playing soccer and we have had great experiences.

Register for Soccer now with Priority Registration!

Flag Football

Flag Football is available for both boys and girls from grades K-8. Ann Arbor Rec & Ed’s Flag Football League is NFL sanctioned through USA Football. All participants will receive a reversible NFL Team branded jersey and an NFL Flag Football belt. Practices will begin the week of March 30 with games beginning Sunday, April 12. Games will be held between noon and 7p on Sundays.

Rec & Ed Spring Sports - Flag Football

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Flag Football will have 4 multi-age, co-ed leagues:

  • Kindergarten/First Grade
  • Second/Third Grade
  • Fourth/Fifth Grade
  • Sixth/Seventh/Eighth Grade

As I was working on this article, my daughter thought flag football sounded interesting. She did decide to stick with soccer though.

Register for Flag Football now with Priority Registration!

Field Hockey

Field Hockey is offered to boys and girls in grades 3-8. The leagues are co-ed with combined leagues grades 3-4, 5-6, and 7-8.

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed Spring Sports - Field Hockey

Register for Field Hockey now with Priority Registration!

Questions about Rec & Ed Spring Sports

If you have questions about Rec & Ed Spring Sports, you can contact Rec & Ed at (734) 994-2300. Seth Dodson (x 53225, is the contact for Soccer and Field Hockey. Sean Williams (x53214, is the contact for Soccer and Flag Football.


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