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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

Basketball Training

The Kroc Center will be hosting basketball training sessions. The program will focus on developing leadership and character qualities through the game of basketball. We will be diving into more specific skills of the game such as body and court awareness, fitness and nutrition, strategies of the game, ball-handling, shooting from all areas of the court, footwork, and passing skills. The game will be broken down into the three areas, offense, defense and transition. 

June 21–August 9

Grades 3–5: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays, 5:30–7 PM
Grades 6–8: Mondays, 7–8:30 PM; Tuesdays, 5:30–7 PM; Thursdays, 7–8:30 PM
Grades 9–12: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 7–8:30 PM; Fridays, 6:30–8 PM

Cost: $25


Kroc Kids Soccer

Ages 2–7 (age by December 31, 2021)
Register by August 21

This soccer league focuses on having fun and giving everyone a chance to play. Each participant will receive a team photo, jersey shirt, and socks. Bring your own shoes and shin guards.
Cost: $20


Interested in coaching? Contact Stephen Rossi. Coaches receive a 50% discount.

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. 


Dayton Kroc Soccer Club

Season: Fall 2021

The girls' team is still looking for members! G2009, G2010, G2011 (ages 10–12). Please contact Tom Tingley.

Practices: TBD

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


















Pickleball Open Play

Kroc Park Courts
May 1–October 30
Monday–Friday, 8 AM–noon
Monday–Friday, 5–8 PM
Saturday, 8 AM–noon

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

















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.

  • Third Saturday in April: Spring Jamboree
  • 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.

Kroc Pond Splash Pad

Open June 11–September 4

June & July hours:
Monday–Friday: 6 PM–8 PM
Thursday: 12 PM–8 PM
Saturday: 12 PM–4 PM

August & September hours:
Monday–Friday: 6 PM–8 PM
Saturday: 12 PM–4 PM

Free for members, $5 per family for non-members
Call The Kroc Center at (937) 528 5100 to reserve the splash park.


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