The ARAA Sponsorship Dinner will be held on Friday, November 12 and it raises money for our registration discount and bereavement programs. We believe all youth in our Anoka and Ramsey communities should be able to play sports, regardless of their family’s ability to cover registration. This program helps provide the funds to discount registration for those who need that.
Also, a few years ago, ARAA started a bereavement program. This program provides free sports for any child who loses a parent or guardian for the duration of the time they play sports with ARAA. We provide one year of free sports for any child who loses a sibling to ensure they have an outlet through sports.
Each ticket purchased provides opportunities for more youth to learn the critical life lessons in teamwork, hard work, discipline, sportsmanship, success, persistence, and even failure through playing in youth sports.
Thank you for joining us for this important and exciting event! Purchase your tickets today - space is limited.
About Tony Oliva
Tony Oliva played his entire 15-year Major League Baseball career for the Minnesota Twins, from 1962 to 1976. He was one of the game's best hitters and an All-Star during his first eight seasons. Oliva was inducted into the Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame in 2000.
2020 and 2021 Award Nominees
Congratulations to all of our award nominees!
2020 Coach of the Year:
2021 Coach of the Year:
2020 Community Member of the Year:
2021 Community Member of the Year:
2020 Volunteer of the Year:
Kirk and Kylie Erickson
2021 Volunteer of the Year:
Little Ballers (preschool)
Tball (pre K/K)
Opens in May
Tryout Aug for next summer
Boys House 1st - 8th
Girls House 1st - 8th
Boys Traveling 4th-8th
Girls Traveling 4th-8th
Senior House 9th-12th
$500 + $100 Uniform
$500 + $100 Uniform
|Opens in April-May||
Helmets, shoulder pads, pants, socks and jersey are included in the cost.
|Boys and Girls Box, Spring and Summer||Watch website for details||Cost varies|
|Jr Bassers and Archery for boys and girls||Varies||Varies|
Rec Co-ed U4/5
Rec Boys U6-U11
Rec Girls U6-U11
Rec Co-ed U12+
We offer different levels of competition at each age level.
Our competitive program is a partnership between NLS and CR United
We offer fall and summer seasons for both rec and travel.
Fall season registration opens in mid July
Summer season registration opens in Jan/Feb
Travel tryouts occur in late July. Anyone who would like to play competitively in any season has to register for July tryouts. Registration for tryouts opens in June. Registration for the competitive season occurs in August of each year.
Fees are subject to change each year.
Rec fall: $95
Rec Spring/Summer: We don’t have pricing for next year yet
Tryout fee: $40
U9-10: $550 (combined fall and spring/summer and includes winter training)
U11-14: $640 (combined fall and spring/summer and includes winter training)
U15+: $600 (includes winter training and spring/summer-NO fall season)
Pricing does not include the cost of uniforms or coaches and tournament fees (varies by team) for competitive soccer
|Summer and Fall ball for girls||Varies||
Summer Registration- TBD
Fall House/ 3rd grade through 12th grade
Winter Junior Olympic/ 10 and under to 18 and under
Tryouts occur in October for 14 and under, November for 15 and over
**2020 fees, may increase slightly in 2021 as subject to change each year
Boys and Girls Folkstyle wrestling
Boys and Girls Freestyle and Greco wrestling
$150 includes practices, MN/USA membership, uniform, and voucher for wrestling gear.
Free with Folkstyle season registration or $80
Anoka Ramsey Athletic Association, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation formed in 1979 to provide the youth of Anoka, Ramsey, and surrounding areas with guidance, equipment, and fields in order to participate in sports.
ARAA is an all-volunteer organization which cannot exist without the continuing efforts of committed parents, coaches, directors, commissioners, and board members. We believe this spirit of volunteerism and participation is essential to community health.
ARAA offers programs in Baseball, Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Outdoors, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling and Soccer (Northern Lights Soccer Club). In 2012 our programs involved over 3,800 children and adults in the pursuit of athletic recreation, competition, and excellence. It is our hope that ARAA provides an opportunity for character development in all of its participants and promotes community well-being through its efforts.
ARAA Board & Individual Sport Committee Meetings:
Please visit each sport page for information regarding times, dates and locations for the meetings you would like to attend. These meetings are open to the public and we encourage you to attend, get involved and make a difference for your children and our community.
We understand that whether we like it or not, incidents, disagreements, and accidents happen in relation to youth sports. ARAA always recommends trying resolve issues with your child's coach or with the leaders of the sport first, but if you need another path for assistance please complete an Incident Report. We promise to protect your anonymity and your child in every possible way.
Click here to report an incident to ARAA
General Questions: Communications@arsports.org
ARAA would like to give our sincerest thanks to these businesses who supported the 2019 Second Annual Golf Tournament
With the help of these sponsors we raised enough help fund over 50 athletes who receive funds from our Grant-in-Aid Scholarship Program
Plans are in the works for a 2021 opportunity. Stay tuned!
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Ameriprise Financial – Lisa Hanson
Anoka County Commissioner, Matt Look
Anoka Ramsey Softball
Cooking Real Estate Team
Edward Jones – Dave Scott
State Farm Insurance – Mike Orn
Tornado Alley Sportswear