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Join One of Our Youth Sports Programs
Track & Field InformationContact Willie White
Youth Sports ProgramsContact Frederick L. Morris III
Ace Kids Golf PrgramContact Preston Pinkney
Track and Field
We offer beginning and advanced track & field training. Coaches give instruction and training in events such as sprinting (100m, 200m, 400m), middle and long distance running (800m & 1600m), field events (long jump, shot put, discus, mini-javelin and hurdles). The age group is determined by the age of the runner on December 31. Youth can compete as an individual or as a group.
OPRYD Basketball League
Participants ages 4-14 of all skill levels are welcome. Basketball runs January through March. Youth learn the basics of the game and develop skills in dribbling, passing, shooting, and footwork. Registration begins in December. Sign up at your local recreation center.
Football runs through October and November. Youth learn the fundamentals of flag football including rules, regulations and good sportsmanship. Practice days vary depending on site. Registration begins in September. Game Day will be on Saturday. Sign up at your local recreation center.
Ace Kids Golf
Ace Kids Golf Program introduces disadvantaged Oakland kids to the game of golf, providing instruction, STEM curriculum, equipment and transportation to and from local golf facilities. Unlike other East Bay golf organizations for youth, Ace Kids Golf exclusively serves low-income inner-city kids offering their complete programs free of charge. Their professional staff and volunteers help kids learn the basics of golf, along with many life skills. The kids take part in a sport that teaches discipline, respect and responsibility. They interact with positive role models who help them succeed in school and set goals for the future.
Thanks for the support of The Olympic Club Foundation, Touchstone Golf Foundation, Northern California Golf Association, Lowell Berry Foundation, Googie and Friends Annual Fundraiser, GCBAA Sticks for Kids Program and Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation. Ace Kids Golf's sessions are available through public schools and City of Oakland Community Centers after school and in the summer.