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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, Pickleball, 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.

What we Offer

  Programs/Ages Timing Cost




Little Ballers (preschool)

Tball (pre K/K)

Machine/Coach Pitch(K/1)

2nd-6th Grade 

6th-9th Grade

Traveling 10U-14U

Opens in May

Open Dec-May

Open Dec-May-

Open Dec-May

Open Dec-May

Open Dec-May

Tryout Aug for next summer

Open Dec-Jan











Boys House 2nd - 8th

Girls House 2nd - 8th

Boys Traveling 3rd-8th

Girls Traveling 3rd-8th

K-1 Program

Boys Senior House 9th-12th


Early October

Early October

Early October

Late January











Flag: K-5

5th-6th Tackle

7th-8th Tackle


Opens in April-May






  Helmets, shoulder pads, pants, 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+



Boys U8-U18

Girls U8-U18

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. 


Rec soccer: 

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.

2021-22 fees:


Rec fall: $95

Rec Spring/Summer: We don’t have pricing for next year yet 


Competitive pricing:


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

Fall registration-July

Summer Registration- TBD



various seasons varies Varies



Fall House Volleyball -September to November -3rd through 12th grades 



- Winter Junior Olympic Volleyball -November/December through March/April -Ages 10U through 18u (4th through 12th grades) Tryouts occur in November for all age groups





—----------------October November November November November November









------------------10u-11u $575.00

12u  $750.00

13u-18u $900.00


**2023/2024 fees, subject to change each year.




Boys and Girls Folkstyle wrestling

Preschool-8th grade


Boys and Girls Freestyle and Greco wrestling

Preschool-8th grade




$150 includes practices, MN/USA membership, uniform, and voucher for wrestling gear.


Free with Folkstyle season registration or $80



Concussion Protocol

ARAA takes the safety of our players very seriously. This is the protocol which is mandatory under the State of Minnesota. The MN Concussion law mandates that: • All coaches (head and assistants) and officials receive concussion training and education by September 1, 2011, and then at three-year intervals thereafter. • Coaches must remove an athlete from activity if they exhibit signs, symptoms or behaviors consistent with a concussion and/or are suspected of sustaining a concussion. • The law also requires a doctor's signature to return to play if an athlete is removed due to a concussion or is showing signs or symptoms of a concussion. • Click the "Concussion Protocol" button above for more information.

Join us!

As a volunteer organization, we are always looking for board members for each of our sports!  Please utilize this application to express interest in any position on a sport board.  Visit each sport's webpage to see what positions are available.  

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

ARAA is also consistently striving to improve as well as celebrate the wonderful things that our athletes and families experience!  Because of this we have created a feedback form that can be utilized if you would like to share a broader comment/question/concern.

Click here to provide feedback to ARAA




General Questions:

How to add a guardian in Sports Engine

This article will support you adding a contact to your sports engine profile.

How to create a sports engine account

All of our registrations are done through Sports Engine. You must create an account to register a player.