Organizations that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local or regional level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.
Key words: Acrobatics; Aikido; Amateur Sports Clubs; Amateur Sports Leagues; Backpacking; Balance Beam; Ballooning; Bicycling; Billiards; Bocce; Bowling; Boxing; Bungee Jumping; Caving; Cheerleading; Climbing; Coaching; Cricket; Croquet; Cycling; Dirtboarding; Discus; Drill Team; Extreme Sports; Fencing; Field Hockey; Gymnastics; Handball; Hang Gliding; Heptathlon; High Jump; Hiking; Horseshoes; Hurdles; Hurling; In-Line Hockey; In-line Skating; InLine Skating; Javelin; Ju Jitsu; Judo; Karate; Kung Fu; Lacrosse; Lawn Bowling; LAX; Long Jump; Marathons; Martial Arts; Motorcycling; Mountain Biking; Mountain Climbing; Mountaineering; Mountainboarding; Officiating; Orienteering; Paint Ball; Parallel Bars; Ping Pong; Pole Vaulting; Pool; Race Walking; Referee; Rings; Rock Climbing; Roller Hockey; Roller Skating; Rollerblading; Rugby; Running; Shot Put; Shuffleboard; Skateboarding; Skydiving; Snooker; Soapbox Derbies; Spelunking; Street Hockey; Table Tennis; Tae Kwon Do; Track and Field; Trail Clubs; Trampoline; Tumbling; Ultimate Frisbee; Uneven Bars; Vault; Volleyball; Weightlifting; Wheelchair Sports; Wrestling
Scope notes: USE this code for amateur sports clubs or leagues not specified below or which cover more than one sport.
See also: Amateur Sports Competitions; Professional Athletic Leagues; Recreational Clubs; Sports Training Facilities