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Sports & Recreation

We aim to enrich individuals & encourage community.

Sports & Recreation Image

Sports & Recreation

We aim to enrich individuals & encourage community.

Sports Recreation Image

Sports Recreation

We aim to enrich individuals & encourage community.

Our sports programs are intended to introduce individuals to athletic competition in an environment that is safe, supportive, and more concerned with experiences than the final score. Our programs focus on developing sportsmanship, self-esteem, integrity, and teamwork. In keeping with The Salvation Army’s mission, our programs strive to inspire individuals to realize their potential through experiences that may transform lives.

















Kroc Kids

Sports & Recreation programs for children ages 2–12

Soccer Fundamentals

Session 1: March 9–April 15
Session 2: April 20–May 27

Ages 5–8: 5:30–6:30 PM
Ages 9–12: 6:30–7:30 PM
Minimum of 4 students per class by Feb 27, Maximum of 12 per class
Cost: $15 per session
Location: Kroc Park



March 20–May 8
Saturdays, 9:00–10:00 AM
(There will be no class on April 3 & 10)
Ages 7 & up 

This is a course for the beginner archer. Students will learn all the fundamentals of archery including safety issues, correct terms of the sport, proper body positioning, proper handling of the bow, loading and shooting, and scoring. This course is taught by a HisPins certified instructor. No equipment is needed. 
Cost: $40.00



April 24–May 29
Ages 7–8: 8:30–9:30 AM
Ages 9–10: 9:45–10:45 AM
Ages 11–12: 11 AM–noon

Don't be the victim of a violent crime. This class will teach the knowledge, skill, and confidence to overcome a threat and will consist of realistic self defense applications. Practice unique drills on developing sensitivity, reaction time, peripheral vision, distraction tactics, and the skills of moving yourself and others away from an attack.
Cost: $40


Toddler Track

Tuesdays, 5:45–6:45 PM
Join other families to walk or run at Kroc Park. Kids can walk or run (or ride in strollers) to use up some energy while their family gets some exercise too!
Each lap is 1/3 mile. Please stay with your children. Do not bring soda, chewing gum, or messy foods. In case of bad weather, the program will be canceled.
Cost: free (must register)
Location: Kroc Park


Playground Games

April 24–May 29
Saturdays, 9:00 AM
Ages 3–4

A program for the younger child we will play a variety of playground games outside. The goal is to get the kids moving. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Cost: free
Location: Kroc Park


Kroc Kids Elite

Our elite programs are geared to the individual who is seeking a more advanced level of play and teaching of the game. These programs are by tryouts only and are picked by our coaching staff. These programs involve travel to games and tournaments. 

Elite Soccer

Season: Mid February–end of May
Practices: TBD

The soccer team competes in the MVYSA. Players will receive uniforms and high-quality instruction while completing in league and tournaments around the area.

Cost: $100.00 per season (scholarships are available)

Elite Basketball

Season: March 1–May 30
Practices: Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30–7 PM or 7–8:30 PM

Players receive uniforms and high-quality instruction while participating in minimum of 6 tournaments within the Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati areas.

Cost: $200 per athlete (scholarships are available) 

















Adult Sports

Basketball Open Play

April 6–May 27
Tuesdays & Thursdays, noon–2 PM
Free for members, $3 for non-members

Game play is available and baskets are open for working on skills. A maximum of 20 people may participate in each session.

Senior Volleyball

April 5–May 28
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, noon–2 PM
Free for members, $3 for non-members

The primary goal is to have fun while enjoying some good competitive volleyball games. If you are new to volleyball, this is a great opportunity to learn it! Find out why individuals ages 50 through 80s love this game.


Pickleball Open Play

March 1–April 30
Monday–Friday, 8–11:30 AM
Monday, 5–8 PM

Kroc Park Courts
April 12–30
Monday–Friday, 4–9 PM
Saturday, 8 AM–1:30 PM
May 1–October 30
Monday–Friday, 8 AM–noon
Monday–Friday, 4–9 PM
Saturday, 8 AM–1:30 PM

Kroc Park Pickleball League

Men’s and women’s doubles 3.0–3.5
Mondays, April 26–June 28, 5:30–9:30 PM

Men’s and women’s doubles 4.0+
Tuesdays, April 27–June 29, 5:30–9:30 PM

Mixed doubles 3.0–3.5
Wednesdays, April 28–June 30, 5:30–9:30 PM

Mixed doubles 4.0+
Thursdays, April 29–July 1, 5:30–9:30 PM

No games will be held May 31–June 4
Cost: $25 per league

Pickleball Lessons

Lessons are taught by a PPR certified instructor. All lessons are to be scheduled through the Kroc Center’s Pickleball Coordinator, John Grimley.

Email John Grimley

Pickleball Round Robins 

Fridays, May 7–August 27, 5–10 PM
Cost: $15 (proceeds go to a girls’ home in Tanzania sponsored by The Salvation Army)
No games will be held May 31–June 4

















Girl Scouts

A day of excitement and knowledge as every girl will have choices in a variety of programs to obtain a bounty of badges. 
One low registration price covers all expenses.

Registration for the Spring 2021 Jamboree is now full!

Check back this coming Fall for information on our Harvest Jambore!

  • Spring Jamboree
    April 17, 9 AM–2 PM
    Cost: $25
  • Third Saturday in October: Harvest Jamboree  

Kroc Park

Please check in at the welcome desk for access to Kroc Park.

Kroc Park features a state-of-the-art turf soccer/lacrosse field, with stadium seating, outdoor pickleball courts, auxiliary fields, and a paved walking path. It is used by the Recreation department at the Kroc Center hosts multiple sports leagues and events.


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