At Goals Soccer Centers, athletes of all ages try their hand—or rather foot—at the world’s most popular sport during league and open play. Eleven artificial-turf fields accommodate five-a-side teams for fast-paced outdoor games. Rebound walls enclose pitches, inviting players to bang balls off them for tricky passing, and netting keeps all spherical objects from flying out of bounds. In between matches, teammates refuel at the onsite restaurant or relax in a lounge equipped with TV and free WiFi. Complete with showers, tidy locker rooms also give footballers ample space to dress and clean up before and after contests.
The Upland Arena Indoor Sports Complex allows athletes to play without fear of rain, sunburn, or mosquito bites. The indoor center's four TigerTurf synthetic grass fields host kids' and adult soccer leagues, as well as adult dodgeball programs. After games, fans and players can mingle at the bar and grill, which serves pub fare such as nachos, wings, and flatbread pizza. The restaurant's also an Official U.S. Soccer Bar, airing all U.S. soccer men's games.
During the 1991 World Championships in Athletics in Tokyo, Mike Powell soared through the air to cover a distance of 29 feet, 4.5 inches. Not only did that distance narrowly top the mark of track legend Carl Lewis, it also set a world record for the long jump?a record that stands to this day.
Now coaching, Mike shares the secrets and techniques that made him a two-time Silver medalist at the Olympics. He teaches the next generation of jumpers?who range from beginners to world-class athletes?at the Academy of Speed, a massive facility outfitted with straightaway tracks, turf fields, and a 6,000-square-foot weight room. The world-class training equipment and Mike's wisdom are used to teach athletes from all sports how to run faster and jump higher, which are both useful when competing or trying to snatch the cookie jar from the top shelf of the cupboard.
Gymboree offers a bevy of baby-engaging classes in which parents and wee ones work together to build tots' creativity and encourage development through play. Weekly classes are available for every age from the freshly born sapling to the 5-years-young wise wanderer. This deal includes rhythm-building music classes, imagination-expanding art classes, and Gymboree's most popular class, Play & Learn. The month-long membership allows you to take one class per week, with make-ups available during enrollment if you miss a class. This deal also includes unlimited attendance at Gymboree's open gym sessions (contact location for schedule).
Signature service: Youth athletic development
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: We focus on overall athletic skills, including speed, strength, agility, flexibility, [and] motor control
Though the Los Angeles Blues are firmly attached to California, they celebrated their inaugural season like any newlyweds would: they headed to the Caribbean. In the team's first official weekend of play, it earned back-to-back wins over Sevilla Puerto Rico and Antigua Barracuda on their home turfs. Winning became a theme for the Blues that season, as they surged to the playoffs in the nascent USL Pro League. Since those early triumphs, the Blues have expanded beyond play in the USL Pro, taking on teams from other leagues during the annual U.S. Open Cup, participating in international exhibitions, and constantly fending off squirrels trying to steal the game balls for their acorn hoards.