Athletic Clubs

CrossFit Santa Cruz,  408-220-4815

Toadal Fitness for Kids, 831-464-3764

In-Shape, 831-476-7373, 1100 41st Ave Capitola.


Teen Backpacking at Yosemite National Park, in the summer with Irvin Lindsey and his Outdoor Science Exploration 423-5925.

Baseball and Softball

Softball Fields:
Harvey West Park, 314 Evergreen St. in SC
De Laveaga Park on Branciforte Drive in SC

Aptos Little League, 427-8116, signups are in the fall for spring baseball, ages 5-12

Cabrillo Gals Spring Fastpitch Softball, 429-2211 voicemail. Ages 6-16 welcome

Capitola-Soquel Little League, 457-6766 Signups are in October-December for spring ball. Call 457-6766, signups for winter ball are in August for ages 9-11). Pony winter ball signups are in August, also.


Junior Giants Baseball

Junior Giants, the flagship program of the Giants Community Fund, is a free, non-competitive and innovative baseball program for boys and girls ages 5-18 years old.
In 1994, the Fund sought a program that would give at-risk kids a meaningful partnership with community-based organizations and provide an alternative to drugs, gangs and crime. The Junior Giants Program was therefore established and now serves 20,000 children in 85 leagues across California and into Nevada and Oregon. The Community Fund provides all of the uniforms, equipment, and training necessary to run a league as well as tickets to select Giants games so the youth can experience a Major League Baseball game.

But more important than the fundamentals of baseball, Junior Giants focuses on the four bases of character development - Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork - and offers programs in Education, Health and Violence Prevention. This framework is integrated into the Junior Giants handbook distributed to all of the kids and parents.
This program, presented by Bank of America, welcomes kids from all backgrounds and encourages them to live healthy and productive lives by getting outside and playing baseball!

Live Oak Little League, early registration in November. Call 475-7023 for information. Boys and girls ages 5-12

Mid-County PONY Baseball has "Fall Baseball and Spring Baseball" for players with the PONY Baseball ages of 13 and 14 years old. Presently, our recreational league provides instructional baseball to approximately 100 girls and

Play It Again Sports, buy, sell, trade and consign, new and used sports equipment. 4770 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073 between Main and Porter Streets in downtown Soquel. 831-475-1988

San Lorenzo Valley Little League, 831-457-7562,

Santa Cruz Little League, 429-8181

Santa Cruz Pony League, 426-6100 Santa Cruz Pony baseball holds registration at Harvey West Park  and San Lorenzo Valley High School in early January for youth baseball players from 13-14 years old. Get registration form the day of registration or go to our website at

Scotts Valley Little League, 439-9493 registrations are in the fall for spring playing. Late registrations are sometimes acceptable.

Watsonville Little League, 728-2155
Watsonville National Little League, 722-4102


Indoor Basketball and Volleyball Courts: PCS (Natural Bridges School), 255 Swift Street, SC
Civic Auditorium at 307 Church Street in SC

Basketball Shooting Clinics, coached by Tom Nordland are offered several times a year. Tom Nordland created the video "Swish" . This is a great way to improve your team's baskball scoring! Everyone will learn how to shoot baskets better with this DVD. Call him at 831-338-4647 or go to

Play It Again Sports, buy, sell, trade and consign, new and used sports equipment. 4770 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073 between Main and Porter Streets in downtown Soquel. 831-475-1988

SWISH is a spring recreational girls’ basketball league for 3rd through 11th grade girls led by women, and played in an environment where learning the strategy and skills of basketball are emphasized in balance with competition and sportsmanship. We have a 3/4 grade group, a 5/6 grade group, and a 7 /8/ 9/10 grade group. Walk in registration is the beginning of February. Mail in registration: Call 460-2990 or contact us at for an application.

Scotts Valley Rec Dept has basketball for 4-6 year olds in the summer. Call 438-3251

Bicycling, Bicycle Sales and Rentals

Another Bike Shop, Sales and repair, 2361 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, 427-2232
Armadillo Cyclery, rentals, new and used sales, repair, middleweight and classic bikes, 1211 Mission, Santa Cruz, 426-7299

The Bicycle Trip, Sales and repair, 1127 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, 427-2580, near Seabright Avenue, SC

ThBike dojo blue square.JPGe Bike Dojo has kids mountain biking after-school classes! 1101 Pacific Avenue,
Suite G, Santa Cruz,  831.713.5475 Sept. 10th - Nov. 3rd, 2013, March 11th - May 31st, 

2014, Tues - Thurs, 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 10 pack = $400, 5 pack = $225, Drop-in = $60

Bike Bike, 1321 River St, SC, 425-3843
The Bike Church, 224 Walnut Avenue, SC, a self-service bike repair shop with mechanics on hand to help! 425-2453

Bill's Bike Repair, 2628 Soquel Drive, 477-0511
Cycle Works,
Sales, service, clothing and accessories, 1149 41st Avenue, Capitola, 831-476-7092

Dave's Recycled Bikes and Dave's Bike Rentals,
910 Soquel Avenue, SC, 423-8923
Electric Bike Rentals,
115 Cliff, SC, 459-7235
Electric Sierra Cycles
302 Pacific Avenue, SC, 425-1593

Family Cycling Center
Sales and rentals, 914 41st Avenue, Capitola, 831-475-3883 Family Cycling Center opened in 1986, two doors down from it's current location, and has been in Santa Cruz ever since. John Brown was the man with the vision to make Family a reality, a great place to work, and an asset to the cycling community. Below you will find pictures of the current shop location on 914 41st Ave, in Santa Cruz CA, where the doors are open seven days a week to meet your cycling needs.
Mr. E's Cyclery,
8059 Aptos St, Aptos, 662-2973
Recycled Bikes of Santa Cruz
2420 7th Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831-465-9955

The Santa Cruz Bicycle Shop,
1325 Mission St, Santa Cruz, no kids bikes, services mostly UCSC students' needs, 454-0909
Scotts Valley CycleSport,
245-J Mount Hermon Road in Scotts Valley. 440-9070

The Spokesman Bicycles,
Bikes and service, 231 Cathcart Street, 831-423-5683
1420 Mission Street, Santa Cruz, 831-426-7623

Trey's True Wheels,
1431 Main Street, Watsonville, 831-786-0200
Trips for Kids is a volunteer non-profit organization who's mission is to give at-risk youth quality and challenging outdoor experiences through mountain biking.

Bocce Ball Courts

Bocci's Cellar, 140 Encinal St, Santa Cruz, (831) 427-1795

Skypark Bocce Courts  361 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley, 438-8666

Felt Street Park, 2000 Felt Street, off 17th Ave. Santa Cruz



Boardwalk Bowl 115 Cliff in Santa Cruz. Call 426-3324