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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

Kroc Kids offers sports & recreation programs for children ages 2 & up. Work on fundamentals and have fun while meeting new friends. Practice skills and play games with other teams in our Kroc Kids programs.

Kroc Kids Recreational Sports Leagues

Kroc Kids Soccer

Ages 2–12
February–March

4 weeks of indoor fundamental workshops
Registration: September–January 13
Late registration: January 14– February 18 ($10 late fee)

Ages 2–5
February 25–March 18
Ages 2 & 3: Saturdays, 9–9:30 AM, 9:30–10 AM
Ages 4 & 5: Saturdays, 10–10:45 AM
Cost: $15

Ages 6–12
February 23–March 16
Ages  6–8: Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 PM
Ages 9–12: Thursdays, 6:45–7:45 PM
Cost: $20

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Developmental Basketball

Grades 2–3
November 7–January 14
Mondays, 5:30–6:30 PM

Grades 4–6
November 9–January 14
Wednesdays, 5:30–6:30 PM

Games will be on Saturday nights starting November 12th.

Cost: $40

If the participant attends any Dayton Public School, please fill out this form first. After you receive the coupon, fill out the registration form. DPS Student Verification

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For more information, contact Robert Kirksey.

Kroc Kids Flag Football

Ages 3–12
March 7–April 29

Registration closes on February 12. (A $20 late fee will be charged starting on January 15.)

Kroc Kids Flag Football is a no-contact recreational program that focuses on the fundamentals of flag football including catching, throwing, formations, routes, and defensive skills.

This program relies on volunteer parents to coach our teams! We encourage all parents interested in volunteering to do so during registration. We will provide several resources along with a comprehensive coach meeting to ensure all coaches have a fun and successful season! Volunteers will get a coupon code for a free Kroc Kids program session!

Scholarships are available.

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Games are 5 v 5. Teams will be co-ed (unless enough of each gender sign up to have separate teams) with have a maximum of 10 players each.

Practices:
U3 Age 3

All fundamentals, no games
Saturdays at Kroc Park,
9–11 AM, 30 minute sessions
$50 per player
U5 Ages 4-5
Thursdays, 6–6:45 PM at Kroc Park
Includes NFL jersey and flag set
$50 per player
U8 Ages 6-8
Tuesdays, 5:30–6:15 PM or 6:15–7 PM at Kroc Park or Action Sports
Includes NFL jersey and flag set
$50 per player
U12 Ages 9-12
Tuesdays, 6:15–7 PM at Kroc Park or Action Sports
Includes NFL jersey and flag set
$50 per player

Games will be on Saturdays starting March 18
Location: Kroc Park or Action Sports

Partial refunds are available until March 3. A $30 registration fee is non-refundable.

 

Flag football is a non-contact sport. Players are not required to wear any type of heavy equipment, creating an atmosphere where they can learn to play without the aspect of physical contact. Tackling, blocking, stiff-arming, or any kind of physical contact is not allowed. Penalties for contact will be enforced. All players must wear mouth guards at all times while on the field.

This flag football league is a proud member of NFL Flag Powered by USA Football, but none of USA Football, Inc., the National Football League (NFL), its member clubs, NFL Ventures, L.P. or any of their respective affiliates or subsidiaries will have any liability or responsibility for any claim arising in connection with participation therein. All NFL-related logos and marks are trademarks of the NFL.

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Kroc Kids Training & Clinics

Gem City Rowing
Indoor Rowing

Gem City Crew offers winter indoor rowing sessions open to all students. Rowing is a full-body, low-impact sport that builds endurance and power and is great for training in the off-season. These sessions primarily focus on aerobic and anaerobic fitness using indoor rowing machines.

Ages 11–18
8 participants max per session

Winter Session 1A
Monday & Wednesday
November 7–December 19, 5–6:30 PM
Winter Session 1B
Tuesday & Thursday
November 8–December 20, 5–6:30 PM
Winter Session 2A
Monday & Wednesday
January 4–February 22, 5–6:30 PM
Winter Session 2B
Tuesday & Thursday
January 3–February 23, 5–6:30 PM

Cost: $25 per session

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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. 

Kroc Kids Elite Sports Leagues

Try-outs are free! Register below. You will need to make an account if you don't already have one. Then select Elite Program Tryout and choose your sport.

ELITE SOCCER

Dayton Kroc Soccer Club

Seasons: Spring & Fall

The Dayton Kroc Center is proud to offer a competitive elite soccer experience for young players.

For more information about upcoming seasons, please contact Erin May.


ELITE BASKETBALL

Dayton United

Metro League

Elite teams will have 2–3 practices each week occurring on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or possibly Saturdays. They will participate in weekend tournaments at The Kroc Center in the Metro Basketball League. Because these teams are based on tryouts, some players may not make the team.

All players must live in a city of Dayton zip code and attend a Dayton Public School. No exceptions will be made unless approved by the board.

Cost: $100
Scholarships are available.
Tryouts are free!

For more information, please contact Robert Kirksey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adult Sports

Pickleball

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 Open Play

October 31–November 3: Gym closed due to fitness expansion

November 3–Completion of fitness expansion
Mondays: 8 AM–noon, 6 courts
Tuesdays–Fridays: 8–10:15 AM, 3 courts, 10:15 AM–noon, 6 courts

November–April
Monday–Friday, 8 AM–noon
Indoor courts
Courts will be limited on Mondays due to Ladder League play.

May–October
Monday–Friday, 8 AM–noon
Saturday, 8 AM–noon
Kroc Park outdoor courts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 and hosts multiple sports leagues and events.

Have Questions?

For questions concerning Sports & Recreation, please contact our Fitness and Recreation Manager, Erin May.

 

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