Physical activity need not be vigorous to improve health, according to the latest Surgeon General's Report. Physical activity at a moderate level improves your mood and sense of well-being. It gives you more energy and helps control weight. It improves balance and bone and muscle strength, preventing falls and fractures. It helps you live longer independently.

There are lots of ways to be physically active in Skagit County. The list below is packed with information to help you find out what is available in your area. To update or add a listing call Liz McNett Crowl at 360-428-2331 or e-mail lcrowl@skagitvalleyhospital.org.

Aquatics
Baseball
Basketball
Bicycling
Bowling
Cheerleading
Clubs
Community Facilities
Dance
Educational Organizations
Fencing
Fitness Facilities and Programs
Football
Golf
Gymnastics
Hospital Programs
Inclusion/Special Needs
Karate/Martial Arts
Lacrosse
Parks And Recreation
Pilates
Rugby
Senior Centers
Skating
Soccer
Softball
Sport Facilities
Tai Chi
Tennis
Volleyball
Walking And Running
Water Sports
Yoga

Soccer
Organization: ALSO SEE YMCA SportsCenter at Bakerview Park under Sports Facilities
Organization: Mount Vernon Youth Soccer Association
Contact: Chad Burton
Address: PO BOX 932, Mt.Vernon, WA 98273
Activities: MVYSA is a club within Skagit Valley Youth Soccer. Games are played with other clubs such as Anacortes, Burlington, Sedro Woolley, Conway, Stanwood, LaConner and the San Juans Islands
Website: http://www.mvysa.org
Email: president@mvysa.org
Organization: North American Soccer Academy
Contact: Jim Hough
Address: 1500 East college Way #A-265, Mount Vernon
Phone: 360-395-5554
Activities: Offers free soccer camps in various northwest locations.
Website: http://www.learnsoccer.org
Email: nasoccer1@hotmail.com
Organization: Northwest United Select Soccer
Contact: Bob Raymond
Address: Skagit Select Soccer; c/o Duane Henson; PO Box 577, Mount Vernon WA 98273
Phone: 360-421-3482
Activities: Skagit County Select Soccer, know as "NW United" is the select soccer organization in Skagit County and the Stanwood-Camano Island area of Snohomish County. Select soccer teams are comprised of boys and girls ages 10-18. Teams are formed in the spring following open tryouts. Typically, teams play several spring and summer tournaments and begin a fall season in September or February (depending on age group and gender.) Storm teams compete against other select soccer teams either in our district (North of Seattle) or State-wide. Storm provides high level training and competition for girls and boys committed to developing their understanding of the game and their ability to play it well.
Website: www.nwunited.org
Email: bedrock@wavecable.com
Organization: Puget Sound Soccer Academy
Contact: Todd Stauber
Phone: 360-920-7273
Facility Sites: Bellingham Sportsplex, Civic Stadium-Bellingham, Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon Sports Center at Bakerview Park, Skagit River Park-Burlington

Activities: Private and team training, Rathtervor Beach Vancover Island residential camp, PSSA Rapids semi-pro for men and women, European Soccer tours
Website: http://www.pugetsoundsocceracademy.com
Email: staubs4@hotmail.com
Organization: Skagit Valley Youth Soccer Association
Contact: Sue Thees
Address: 1256 Country Club Drive, Camano Island 98282
Phone: 360-387-1737
Activities: It is the the mission of SkVYSA to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of Skagit Valley and Stanwood/Camano youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition.
SkVYSA has ten member clubs that provide recreational youth soccer. These clubs are: Anacortes Parks and Rec., Burlington-Edison Youth Soccer Assoc., Conway Community Sports, La Conner Youth Soccer, La Ligia Tlaxtli, Mount Vernon Youth Soccer Association, San Juan Youth Soccer Club, Sedro-Woolley Youth Soccer Assoc., and Stanwood/Camano Youth Soccer Club and Northwest United Select. Please find contact information on our website.
Website: http://www.skvysa.org
Email: teazer@camano.net