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Redwood City After School Sports Program

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 4-7 pm and can be any day of the week. Generally, game days and times are Monday through Thursday from 4 pm to 7 pm. 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 do 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 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 years old 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 for 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 650.780.7335 or learn more at the Coaches Corner website.

If there is a desire for a 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

 

 

 

Last Modified on September 24, 2019