The Allendale Recreation Commission is a self-sustaining, non-profit organization that was established to sponsor youth recreation programs for children who reside in Allendale. The organization’s goals are to encourage the interest, knowledge, and participation of sports, with an emphasis on fun. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and offers baseball, softball, kickball, soccer and basketball programs. General meetings are held quarterly; parents are encouraged to attend. Additionally, the A.R.C. is an affiliate chapter of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association. Some of the programs offered by the ARC include kickball, t-ball, baseball, softball, basketball, track, and volleyball. These sports are separated by age, serving children who are in pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, and offered throughout the school year. So students can participate in multiple sports in one season, the schedules do not overlap. Lastly, the ARC sponsors a 5K for children and adults every fall.
Children, as well as parents who are interested in coaching, must register online. Registration fees are posted on the ARC website, which can be accessed by clicking here. Parent volunteers do not have a registration fee.
Further information, such as sport scheduling, age breakdown, printable maps, and monetary donations can be found on the ARC website.