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Please be advised that in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, city offices will be closed beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and through the day on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

The City of Holyoke wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

There are several opportunities for youth and adults to participate in organized sports through the year.  Below is a listing of sport organizations along with their contact information.  If you have any further questions or would like your organization listed, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at (413) 322-5620.

Baseball and Softball

Holyoke Girl’s Softball – The Holyoke Girl’s Softball League provides opportunities for girls in grades 1 – 8 to learn and play the sport of softball.

Holyoke Allies – The Allies Baseball Club of Holyoke is a Not for Profit organization to bring quality coaching in a positive environment for youth ballplayers.

Holyoke Youth Baseball – Holyoke Youth Baseball League accommodates about 600 youngsters each year between the ages of 7-14 in four divisions, with over 30 teams.

John Murphy Summer Youth League – Please contact Parks & Recreation at 413-322-5620 for more information on this great opportunity to play baseball throughout the summer.

The Miracle League of Western Mass  – The Miracle League of Western Massachusetts was founded by Tammy and Ernie Fitzell.  It began with a simple idea, provide children and adults of all abilities the chance to play baseball. The Miracle League of Western Massachusetts will be serving all communities in Western Mass and Northern Connecticut.

Valley Wheel Over-30 Baseball League – A recreational baseball league for those aged 30 and up.


Suburban Basketball – The City of Holyoke offers the opportunity for 5th – 8th-grade boys and girls to play Suburban basketball.  Teams formed for this competitive league travel to the surrounding communities to play as well as home games and tournaments in the City.  The program is for experienced players and is run through the Parks & Recreation Department during November – March.  Please email or call the department for more information.

Our Lady of Guadalupe CYO Basketball Program – This program is designed for youth in grades K – 8.  The K-2 games are co-ed while the leagues for 3rd&4th, 5th&6th, 7th&8th grades have both boys and girls teams.  The season runs from November – March.

Field Hockey

Holyoke Youth Field Hockey – The Parks & Recreation Department offers girls in grades 1-8 an opportunity to play the sport of field hockey.  The season runs from August – October and games are played in Holyoke and the surrounding communities.  Sign-ups are typically held in late spring and players are given the necessary equipment to play.  Please email or call the department for more information.


Holyoke Youth Football – The Holyoke Youth Football League provides children in grades 3 – 8 an opportunity to play organized football.  Games are played in Holyoke and surrounding communities.  There may be age restrictions that exclude some eighth-grade students.    The league will be hosting a pilot program for flag football for younger players also.

Girl’s Lacrosse

Holyoke Girl’s Youth Lacrosse was founded in Spring 2016 and offers instruction and gameplay for interested players. Please call the office for more information.


Pioneer Valley Youth Hockey Association offers new skaters a place to learn the skills of skating.  The goal of our programs is to help skaters have fun while learning to skate safely.  Please visit for more information.

Holyoke Urban Bike School (HUBS)

HUBS is an after-school program located at the Holyoke YMCA which uses bicycle mechanics and riding as a vehicle for Youth development.  HUBS is a community collaborative bike school offering a wide range of services and programs: Earn-a-Bike classes, tune-ups, and repairs, as well as used bike sales.  For more information, please  contact HUBS @ 413-534-5631, ext. 114 or visit the website.

Learn in Motion

Learn in Motion is a pre-school age sports group that nurtures, challenges and engages your child in a fun and secure environment.  For more information, please contact Christopher Gibaldi (201-575-0671) or Hope Ross (413-244-2073) or visit the website


Holyoke Youth Soccer – A recreational fall league that services children ages 2-13 years old and not in high school.  Games for ages 6 and under will be played in Holyoke.  Players 7-13 years old will play games in Holyoke and surrounding towns.  The HYSL is committed to providing instruction in soccer and teaching sportsmanship to all children.  Please visit

Paper City Soccer Club- Founded in 2002, the Club is committed to fielding competitive soccer teams for boys and girls from Holyoke, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. The Club’s teams compete in the Pioneer Valley Junior Soccer League (PVJSL) in the fall and spring. During the winter months, there is an opportunity to play local indoor soccer.  The Club has teams for players 9 through 16 years of age.


Adult Women’s Tennis – The Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department sponsors a team for area women in the USTA beginner’s tennis league. Holyoke’s team, The Paper Dolls, plays surrounding area Parks and Recreation teams on Monday nights at 6 PM starting in June and will continue to play through August.  Teams consist of 10-12 players who are ranked at the USTA 2.5-3.0 beginners’ level.  Players can be ranked after signing up.  Practices are held at either Roberts or Crosier Field.  There is a $40 fee for the USTA annual membership which comes with benefits.  For more information please contact the Holyoke Parks and Recreation Department at 322-5620.

Youth Tennis  The Parks & Recreation Department offers youth tennis programs throughout the summer months.  Please call for more information.


Volleyball League – The Greater Holyoke YMCA offers an opportunity for teams and individuals to join a volleyball league.  Please visit their website: for more information.

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