The Kroc Center Athletic Department welcomes children and adults of all ages and abilities.

Offering affordable athletic programs and an experienced staff, state of the art facility that boasts a gymnasium and stadium which converts into multiple courts and fields. We also have a 6 lane running track; we are sure we have the program that best fits you.

Please call the Kroc Center at (228)-374-9111 for additional sporting activities that are also offered such as Pickleball, LaCrosse, Indoor & Field Hockey, and Flag Football.

 Note:  You do not have to be a member of The Salvation Army Kroc Center to participate in the athletic programs.

Athletic Programs Offered

Specialty Sports Camps

Our Sports Camps are for beginners to the novice players. Player’s will be working a lot on their fundamentals. Please dress players in the appropriate attire for the sport. *$25 discount applied to any student who purchases a specialty sports camp and is also enrolled in a regular camp.*

Co-Ed Ages: 10 – 15 years old

June – July 2022

Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 11:30AM

(Specific times listed under each camp below)

2022 Basketball Camp

Basketball Camp S1 2022
06/06/2022 – 06/10/2022
Basketball Camp S2 2022
06/27/2022 – 07/01/2022

2022 Volleyball Camp

Volleyball Camp S1 2022
07/11/2022 – 07/15/2022

Please contact Coach Santiago at 228-374-9111 for additional information.


Open Court Basketball

During Open Court Basketball, the gymnasium is available for anyone to play. The fee for non-members to play is $3. Call The Salvation Army Kroc Center for times, as they change depending on various programs and events.

Youth Basketball League

Looking for a great place to register your child for youth basketball?  Join our youth basketball program, we offer one of the best courts on the coast, quality coaching, and high school level officiating.

Youth Basketball League is our boys and girls recreational league. This league designed to develop all registered players in the game of basketball. The Kroc league is one of the best on the coast and is quickly growing. Our teams play city equivalent leagues in the surrounding area. We have some away games during the week, but most will be played on Saturdays. Come and join our league and watch your players grow!


Registration Dates: October 15th – December 1st

(DIV: 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 15U)   Age Cut off is September 1st (of the year of registrations)

Fee: $50 for Members; $65 for potential members

Season: January – March

Parent Information

Registration Form

Registration & Guidelines

Krocs Elite Basketball

For the serious basketball player looking for a challenge. Come play and test your skills against exceptional athletes from around the Nation at various tournaments. The Kroc Elite  Basketball program is open to 5th – 8th grade boys and girls. This is a very competitive club; players must tryout to make the team; players will strengthen their confidence and sharpen their skills through practices and higher level competition. By season end your player will be ready for school ball.


Try-out: Please Call

Eligibility: Grades 3rd-8th *2.5 GPA or higher, Mississippi Gulf Coast resident
Must Bring: *Copy of Birth Certificate *Copy of Latest Report Card

Schedule: Please Call

Cost: $250 per player on the team. $100 Deposit

Parent Information

Registration Form

Registration & Guidelines

Kroc Basketball Academy

An afterschool program designed to enhance fundamentals and their upcoming basketball leagues. Afterschool transportation is available from select schools (for an additional fee).

See “Specialty Sports Camp” tab for more details


Open Adult Volleyball

Join us for Thursday night volleyball!  You can bring your friends, or just come and join in on the fun.  We have talented players who travel from across the coast to play in this indoor competitive session.  For more details please see the Athletic Department.

Date: Returning August 2022

Cost: Free for members and $3 for potential members

Kroc Volleyball Academy

Looking for a Volleyball Camp? Our summer academy will build confidence, enhance fundamentals, and prepare players for their school, league, and/or club season.

See “Specialty Sports Camp” tab for more details

Track & Field

Youth Track Team

Come out and train or just improve your fitness level.  We will focus on developing athletes speed, endurance, strength, fitness and teamwork through disciplined training of running fundamentals and techniques.

The team will practice twice a week; on Tuesday & Thursday at 6 pm from October- February TBD.

Fee: $80
Age: 8-15

If you have any questions please contact Ramon Santiago 228-374-9111.

Registration Form

Kroc Run & Kroc ‘N Roll Sunset Race


Kroc and Roll Sunset Run 2021 is on! Join us as we come together to celebrate our 10th annual run event. We’re revamping this year’s event so our runners, volunteers, and community members can participate safely. And, of course, as enthusiastically as ever!

As always, both our 5K run and 10K run will start and end at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. The 5K runners will turn around on the bridge, back to the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, while our 10K runners continue onto Ocean Springs, Front Beach Drive along the coast, then turn around at Washington Ave. and then back over the bridge to the Finish Line.

This year, we will offer hand sanitizer at our different water stations along the route. Our Kroc Center staff will also be wearing appropriate PPE, such as gloves and masks. Runners may have the option to wear masks, but it will not be required.

Each year we join under the Mississippi Gulf Coast sun to give a boost our everyday fitness routine and to raise critically needed funds to support youth programs for local children in the community served by The Salvation Army Kroc Center.

This event also promotes healthy living and exercise. Today, high rates of adult and childhood obesity continue to impact local Mississippians. The Salvation Army Kroc Center Mississippi Gulf Coast remains committed to supporting members of the community by helping them to maintain a healthy lifestyle through fitness programs and events.


Youth Soccer

The Kroc Center Youth Soccer League is for boys and girls ages 3-8. Teams will be formed in the following age groups: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8. Cut off date for age is Feb 1st of the year of registrations; upon registering please bring a copy of the player’s birth certificate. Players do not need to be a member of the Salvation Army Kroc Center to participate in the league.

Each team will have one practice a week. Most games will be played on Thursdays; there may be other game days.

Cost: $50 for members and $65 for potential members (Price does not include required cleats or shin guards).

Registration: March

Season: April – May

Parent Information

Registration Form

Rules & Guidelines

Martial Arts

Okinawan Shorin Ryu Martial Arts

We teach Okinawan Shorin-Ryu (Matsumura Seito) at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, where learning to defend yourself, as well as improve your overall health, is not just a priority, it is also what we strive for. For more information please contact Kevin Bonner at (228)284-7187 Email:kevinrbonner@yahoo.com.

What is Okinawan Shorin Ryu?

•Earth Style Art (Sturdy stances with soft, fluid, techniques)

•Originally a Chinese art, sea traders brought the lessons over to Japan and taught the locals there.

•One of the oldest styles of Martial Arts, Shorin-Ryu combines elements of the traditional Okinawan fighting styles of Shuri-te.

Basic (5 – 12 year olds)

Friday: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Begginer/Intermediate (13 year olds-adults)

Friday: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Friday: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Payment MUST be received prior to the start of each monthly session. Payments can be made at the Front Desk.

Kroc Membership Required

Registration Fee (Paid to Instructor):$30

Monthly Tuition: $35

To reserve your monthly tuition online in advance, please register below in the respective month.

Sports Performance Training

Fee: Members $35 per hour, Potential Members $50

Package Deal, 10 Sessions: $300

Personal training is available for the more serious athlete that is highly motivated, passionate, and ready to put in the work to achieve their goals. Our staff is equipped with the knowledge and experience to provide the novice to the advanced athlete in the following areas: weights, speed & agility training, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, and track.

Call for an appointment and a goal assessment 228-374-9111.

Youth Athletics

Offered every Thursday. Join the fun games and sports!

Ages & Times:  5-7 years old from 4 pm – 4:30 pm, 8-12 years old 4:30 pm – 5 pm
Fee: Free for Members, $5 for Potential Members

Call Ramon Santiago 228-374-9111 for available sessions.

Short Sports

A six-week development program targeted for the young athlete. If you want to know what sport your young athlete is interested in, short sports is the program for you. We will introduce the fundamentals of three sports through drills and fun games.

Seasons:  Spring and Fall
Times: 3-4-year-olds at 9 am – 9:30 am, 5-6-year-olds 9:45 am – 10:15 am

Fee: $35 Members, $45 Potential- Members, Drop-in fee available

Registration Form

Physical Education

Our staff provides Physical Education to local elementary schools as well as Home School. We can also organize your school’s Field Days.  Please call (228)-374-9111 for more information.

June – July Court Hours

  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday – Friday
  • Saturday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday
  • 6:00 am – 9:00 am
  • 9:30 am – 6:00PM
  • 9:30 am -12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm – 4:00pm
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • 7:00 am – 11:30 am
  • 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Summer Camp Full Court
  • Summer Camp Half Court
  • Members Only
  • Half Court
  • Training Half Court
  • Youth Practices
  • Full Court
  • Majority Rules (Half/Full Court)
  • Full Court

*Court Hours subject to change*

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer Coach?

Our leagues cannot function without the help of our amazing volunteers! All volunteers will have to be 18 years old or older and complete The Salvation Army Volunteer Package (includes a background check) and complete Safe From Harm Training (scheduled after your background check is complete).  If you are interested in getting involved with coaching or if you want help to coach your child’s team, please complete the forms below and turn into Coach Ramon Santiago.