Are local sports classes and/or activities available for kids?

Yes. Soccer, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, karate, music lessons, etc are all available. - Sep 2020


A few and they are expensive due to limited supply. We did ballet and Kindermusik. - Sep 2018


Yes, there are some. Fall and spring baseball, soccer, horseback riding, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, etc. Plenty of after-school activities at the local schools, too. - Sep 2018


Not a huge sports scene outside of school and even for the school it is limited. Seasons are very short, and the quality of coaching is mediocre, in my opinion. With all these international schools you would think there would be some robust competition but that doesn't seem to be the case. - Mar 2017


After-school activities are available at the school. There are also a number of other activities available on the local economy. - Jul 2016


I've heard of kids doing baseball and soccer. - Mar 2016


Soccer, baseball, basketball, horse riding, - Nov 2015


Swimming is big. ACS has some after-school activities, but they're limited and not great. - May 2015


I think so. - Mar 2015


Yes, but you have to hunt for them. Horseback riding is available (ask around, several people go to Saifi Stables off Airport Road), basketball (ask around), soccer (ask around), tennis (available on the Embassy compound), baseball (Amman Little League). Because Jordan is relatively land-locked there is a minimal swim culture. You'll find that girls who are into sports often end up in local clubs with all boys. ACS offers after-school sports for middle school and JV and Varsity for high school. These are not the same level of competition you're used to at other schools or in the U.S. - Jul 2014


Yes, though largely offered through the schools. - Mar 2014


Yes, some. Don't expect competitive leagues (esp. swimming) like you would find in the U.S. - Dec 2013


Some. - Aug 2013


Yes, baseball, soccer, tae kwon do, swimming, and horseback-riding primarily. - May 2013


Yes. All the schools have programs and there is also ballet and rock climbing. - Mar 2013


Yes!The Family Tae Kwon Do Center in Sweifiah is a great place for children and their parents. There are little league sports, as well as private club soccer teams. Jungle Bungle is a great spot for children to play. And in the summer, we spend all of our time at the Embassy pool!The biggest issue we have had with being in Amman, is that the local children don't go out to play after school. In the States, everyone goes outside in the afternoons, and that is not the case here.(And it is not safe to play in the streets) We have missed that. So, you end up taking your children to places to play. That can be a little tiresome. - Apr 2012


There are a number of sports leagues available for kids and the community in general. - Mar 2012


Yes. There are gym programs for kids as young as 12 months, and for older kids there is soccer, baseball, Tae Kwan Do and others. - Mar 2012


Yes - Oct 2011


Little league, soccer league, basketball league, etc. The kids find plenty to do and tend to be pretty happy here. - Aug 2011


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