• Redwood City After School Sports Program

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    Description of Program

    The Redwood City After School Sports Program is a year-round, school-based sports program that is provided by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, in collaboration with the Sheriff's Activities League, the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and supported by the Redwood City Police Activities League. We provide programs that encourage good sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and mutual respect to build a strong community within Redwood City. We promote life skills development by providing a safe place for youth to engage in physical activity that develops their talents and self-esteem.

    Practice days and times vary by coach and usually begin 2-3 weeks prior to the start of league games. Practices are generally between 4-7pm and can be any day of the week. Generally, game days and times are Monday through Thursday from 4pm to 7pm. Games are played two times per week (M/W or T/TH), are approximately one hour in length, and are played at various locations in Redwood City.

    The Redwood City Parks & Recreation Department serves the following schools:
    Adelante, Roy Cloud, Henry Ford, John Gill, Hawes, Kennedy, McKinley, North Star,
    Orion, Roosevelt, & Selby Lane.


    Below is an interview with details of the program.

     Click here for a PDF of the Interview on the detail of the Redwood City After School Sports Program at Roy Cloud

    School sports may look a little different these days, but parents looking for sports teams for their children have some great choices. We spoke with Erin Niemeyer, Recreation Coordinator for Redwood City about the status of after school sports in Redwood City and at Roy Cloud.

    Do Redwood City schools have sports teams?

    Yes!Students in the Redwood City School District have the opportunity to participate in sports for their school. The Redwood City After School Sports Program is a year-round, school-based sports program that is provided by the Redwood City Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, in collaboration with the Sheriff's Activities League, the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula, and supported by the Redwood City Police Activities League.

    How much does they cost?

    It varies by sport, but most sports only cost $50 dollars. In most cases, this includes an 8-week season, a team jersey, and a school T-shirt.

    Some sports (like indoor soccer) are less expensive and some sports (like golf) are more expensive. But, we never want to turn a child away, so we offer scholarships or payment plans for those who qualify.

    What grade levels are included in the school sports?

    Most of our sports are offered to children 8 years and older and start in 4thgrade. There are a few sports that begin at a younger age. The Jr. Giants Baseball program is offered to children as young as 5 year sold and the Jr. Dribblers Basketball is offered beginning in the 2ndgrade.

    Which sports are available?

    We offer a variety of sports throughout the school year and over the summer.

    Fall

    Street Hockey, 4-5 graders

    Volleyball Clinic, 4-8 graders

    Volleyball, 4-8 graders

    Cross Country, 5-8 graders

    Flag Football, 6-8 graders

    Golf, ages 8-15

    Winter

    Basketball, 4-8 graders

    Winter Break Basketball, 4-8 graders

    Indoor Soccer, ages 8-14

    Golf, ages 8-15

    Spring

    Jr. Dribblers Basketball, 2-3 graders

    Soccer, 4-8 graders

    Wrestling, 5-8 graders

    Track and Field, 6-8 graders

    Ready, Set, Run, ages 8-14

    Golf, ages 8-15

    Summer

    Volleyball camp, 4-8graders

    Basketball, 6-8 graders

    Jr. Giants Baseball,ages 5-7 & 8-10

    Indoor Soccer, ages 8-14

    How do I find out about the sports available at Roy Cloud?
    The best source of information is the
    league website. Each school has a sports coordinator that is responsible getting the word out about registration deadlines.

    What if the sport my child wants to play is not at his or her Roy Cloud. Can I help get it started?

    Yes!But, please remember we are a volunteer organization and we need parent support for the coaching and coordination of any new sport.Parents interested in volunteering can contact me at eniemeyer@redwoodcity.org or 650.780.7335or learn more at the Coaches Corner website.

    If there is a desire fora new activity and we have the budget and facilities, we will try to make it work. The more opportunities our kids have to stay active,the better!

    What is the philosophy of the After School Sports program?
    We provide programs that encourage good sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and mutual respect to build a strong community within Redwood City. We promote life skills development by providing a safe place for youth to engage in physical activity that develops their talents and self-esteem.

    Interview by Julie Croteau

     
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Last Modified on January 17, 2015