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Local Youth Sports Programming

The Shaker Heights High School Athletics Department shares this list of Local Youth Sports Programs so that families can learn more about sports and fitness opportunities for children.

All of the information in the list has been submitted by local teams and programs and does not indicate endorsement, recommendation or favoring by Shaker Heights Schools or its Athletics programs.

Local sports programs that wish to be included in this list should complete this Sports Programming Information Form. All responses will be reviewed by the Athletic Department. 

Adaptive Sports

Adaptive Sports Ohio
At Adaptive Sports Ohio, we remove barriers to ensure that individuals with physical disabilities have a chance to play, and utilize sport to elevate ability and empower futures.
Contact: Lizzie Goldsmith


Shaker Youth Baseball League (SYBL)
Shaker Youth Baseball League (S.Y.B.L.) is a non-profit, community based recreational program in Shaker Heights, targeting boys and girls in grades three through eleven. S.Y.B.L has been a volunteer led organization for over 30 years, providing an inclusive and affordable opportunity for community-based baseball that operates in tandem with the goals, philosophy, and values of our local schools and recreation department.  
Contact: Steve Baker

DNA Travel Baseball
DNA Travel Baseball is a non-profit, cost-covering, community-based baseball program offering a multi-dimensional off-season and summer baseball experience targeting Shaker residents. We provide an inclusive and affordable opportunity for competitive baseball that operates in tandem with the philosophies and best practices of our local schools regarding youth athletics. Our mission is to use youth athletics as a vehicle for unifying diverse populations and binding community members together.
Contact: Andrew Pohl


Resilient AAU Travel Basketball
Resilient AAU Travel Basketball is a program that allows athletes to compete across Northeast Ohio and at times out of state against other AAU organizations. The tournaments start in March and run through the beginning of June. More advanced teams may play and compete into the months of June and July.
Contact: Danny Young

Field Hockey

Shaker Field Hockey Association
Shaker Field Hockey Association (SFHA) is a community-based recreational program in Shaker Heights, targeting athletes in grades 2-12. SFHA offers clinics, camps, small group and 1:1 coaching opportunities to develop athletes in the Cleveland community. Programs focus on development of athlete skill fundamentals, tactical thinking and game play. 
Olivia Hamilton, 216.704.0657

Field Hockey Life (FHL) 
Field Hockey Life's nationally recognized training program has opportunities for U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 athletes of all levels in Cleveland, OH. As Ohio’s premier field hockey club, FHL provides high quality training opportunities, and develops confident athletes that can compete on the field with respect and honor, teaching life lessons that reach beyond the pitch. Throughout the year FHL offers a variety of options for players of all skill levels and interests. 
Hannah Lipton, 502.727.8555 

Happy Hockey (HH) 
Happy Hockey is a community-based field hockey program that uses the sport to inspire our youth to be more confident, be strong teammates, and instill a variety of leadership qualities using an experience-based curriculum. Shaker is a host site for Happy Hockey, offering clinics throughout the year.  At Happy Hockey, athletes will learn basic field hockey skills, participate in small-sided games, learn positive life lessons, and have tons of fun!   
Keli Smith Puzo, 240.603.5948 


Shaker Raiders Youth Football
We provide youth Tackle Football and Flag Football for ages 5-12 yrs old.
Contact: Kelley Mickler, 216-314-6287


Shaker Youth Hockey Association (SYHA) 
SYHA is a non-profit that works in partnership with Shaker Heights Recreation Department to support the youth hockey program for skaters from ages 5-14. We provide support to ensure an affordable and inclusive opportunity for all interested. The City program includes year-round skating and skills development, team competition, and other hockey-related activities. This program emphasizes the development of athletes of all abilities and promotes community and sportsmanship. Come and make lifelong friends playing the coolest game on Earth.   
Contact: Michael Berg, City of Shaker Heights, Hockey Program Coordinator

Lacrosse (Boys)

Shaker Raider Youth Lacrosse (Boys) 
This is a great opportunity for beginners to be exposed to and learn the game of lacrosse. The club currently fields two bantam (3/4 grade) teams and one or two youth (5/6 grade) teams each season. Coaches provide a safe and encouraging environment for players of all experience. The teams compete in games against other clubs in the area and usually participate in at least 2 tournaments. The season begins April 6, 2021 and will end Memorial Day weekend.  
Contact: John Huff, 216-906-9451 


Shaker Youth Soccer Association (SYSA)
As Shaker’s premier soccer club, SYSA provides year round, developmentally appropriate soccer programs from introductory skills to premier level, starting at 4 years old and extending through high school. Our Recreation program encourages skill and tactical development and includes one practice per week and games. Our Competitive Travel League includes twice weekly practices and league games; all teams are assigned a Professional Coach. We also offer skills training clinics and Summer Camps.
Contact: Kristin MacPhail


Shaker Sharks Swimming Team
Shaker Sharks is a year-round competitive swim program. We teach competitive swimming skills to swimmers grade 1-12. Practices are generally in the evenings. Contact the swim team office to schedule a try-out. Swimmers must be able to complete a 25 yard length of the pool freestyle and a 25 yard length of the pool backstroke for the try-out without stopping. We feel we have a great program and would love to have you join us!
Contact: Eric Peterson


Beat The Streets Cleveland
Nonprofit organization that targets Cleveland’s inner city youth with the hopes of positively altering life’s trajectory for these athletes through access to youth development, mentors and the sport of wrestling.
Contact: Demetrius Williams
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