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 2021
Monday – Friday 9:30AM – 11:30AM
(Specific times listed under each camp below)
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
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.
IF YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES….WE WANT YOU!
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
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: Thursday Evenings
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.
If you have any questions please contact Ramon Santiago 228-374-9111.
Kroc Run & Kroc ‘N Roll Sunset Race
Date: SATURDAY, JULY 17TH 2021 BILOXI BAY BRIDGE
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.
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).
Season: April – May
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.
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
Payment MUST be received prior to the start of each monthly session. Payments can be made at the Front Desk.
Kroc Membership Required
Monthly Tuition: $35
For more information please contact Kevin Bonner at (228)284-7187 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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
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.