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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.

If you have any questions regarding the schools listed above,
please contact Erin Niemeyer 780-7335.


Below is an interview with Erin giving details of the program

 Click here for a printable PDF document of the detailed interview below

School sports may look a little different these days, but parents looking for after school sports 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 our town.

Do Redwood City elementary and middle 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 it 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 (likegolf) 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 in4thgrade.

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, 4-8graders

Volleyball,4-8graders

Cross Country, 5-8graders

Flag Football, 6-8 graders

Golf,ages 8-15

Winter

Basketball,4-8 graders

Winter Break Basketball, 4-8graders

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 my school?
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. To find out who the sports coordinator is at your school, please check the website under “school contacts” in the welcome section.

What if the sport my child wants to play is not at his or her school. 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.

By Julie Croteau