What does it take to bring a 78,000-square-foot, climate-controlled, multi-sport recreational facility to fruition? The BucksMont Indoor Sports Center began with three sports-loving clans fueled by a desire to provide local athletes of all ages and skill levels a place to get their game on no matter the season. They devoted years of their time to researching, planning, and constructing a safe and comfortable facility that's open year-round.
Beyond being easily accessible, the center features the industry’s newest and safest playing surfaces, including turf that emulates real grass. Here, youth and adult leagues meet to play everything from flag football to street-style hockey. After rousing games of soccer or basketball, players can replenish energy stores with a health-conscious meal at Overtime Grill, which boasts 20 LCD TVs.
The trainers at Competitive Edge Sports help aspiring athletes perfect every aspect of their game, from individual techniques to teamwork. In a 60,000 square foot facility made up of five courts, players sharpen their skills in full-sized basketball, volleyball, and futsal arenas, as well as a 6,000 square-foot training arena for practicing speed and agility. These spaces are used by students to train one-on-one or in small groups, compete in leagues and tournaments, and have races on Gatorade slip 'n slides.
Philadelphia Sports Network boasts more than 10,000 members, making it the largest organization for recreational sports in Philadelphia. Registration in the adults-only coed dodgeball league includes team shirts, equipment, two referees per game, free post-game drinks, championship prizes, special PSN Pass discount card, and more. Dodgeball teams play seven or eight weekly matches including playoffs and championship games. Teams contain a minimum of nine players who rotate onto the court for a six-on-six, action-packed recreation of the playground battlegrounds of yore.
For four decades, Putt-Putt Golf and Games has hosted friendly competition with four putt-putt golf courses and an array of games. Colorful blossoms and rocky waterfalls add character to 18-hole putt-putt golf courses, and creative hole designs add challenge. Groups of partygoers can request a staff chaperone to guide them through the labyrinth and hand over a treasure map to the course’s bounty of nougat-filled golf balls.
In the Game Zone, visitors settle competitive challenges at an air-hockey table or face-off against digital emissaries in the Terminator Salvation arcade game. Outside, the Jump Shot is a trampoline basketball hoop that launches athletes toward slam-dunks in lower orbit.
Ever since participating in his first organized game at age 4, Ben Stirt has been infatuated with basketball. From there, he played on teams throughout high school and college, including Carnegie Mellon's 2006 conference-championship team. Afterward, he focused on refining his coaching skills, and even worked with future NBA stars, including Sam Young.
He continues training the game's next generation at Court Vision Basketball Performance. Here, he shapes individualized regimens for players during private training sessions and runs competitive one-on-one and two-on-two scrimmages during small group classes. Coach Ben even hosts courses entirely dedicated to shooting, wherein students learn such techniques as proper hand positions.
ZonePlay Sports allows athletes of all skill levels to experience the exercise, socialization, and friendly competition of organized sports during it's various coed and men's leagues, which include flag football, basketball, bowling, and dodgeball. Games are held at several South Jersey locations, and ZonePlay's league coordinators equip players with team shirts and all the necessary equipment. Throughout each season, participants can keep track of scores online, or promise to buy kids a pony if they write down the stats on a piece of paper. Teams that win in the playoffs typically earn championship shirts and a team trophy.