Teen Sports

Girls Basketball: For the Love of Basketball

Ages: 7-14

For the Love of Basketball is a woman-owned and established girls basketball skills and development program. The curriculum, created in partnership with the Jr. NBA and WNBA’s Her Time to Play program, encourages young female athletes to play basketball and learn life skills such as teamwork, leadership and self-confidence. This small group skill training series is an opportunity for girls to take their game to the next level. Players will be placed in groups where they focus on individual improvement at a high-intensity level in five areas: shooting, ball handling, footwork, finishing school and general basketball knowledge.

Small Group: Beginner

For players starting out at the game and who want to work on developing the needed basic skills to succeed.

Instructor: For the Love of Basketball

Location: Korematsu Middle School - 7125 Donal Ave. El Cerrito CA 

Girl's Volleyball: Club V.I.P Volleyball League


The purpose of the Club V.I.P. League is to give young athletes in the East Bay the opportunity to learn, play and enjoy the sport of volleyball and experience tournament style matches. Players will have the opportunity to both build skills and play during weekday practices and matches. This program is a great introduction to players considering more competitive club leagues, as well as for club players looking to practice more. Travel around the East Bay (San Ramon, Hayward and Danville) required for matches. Schedule for matches will be on www.clubviprec.com .

Instructor: Club V.I.P. Volleyball

Location: Korematsu Middle School Gym - 7125 Donal Ave. El Cerrito CA

Self Defense Workshop

Ages: 13 - 17

This two-hour workshop is designed for personal safety and basic self-defense. Students will be introduced to techniques that help with being aware of surroundings, de-escalation, evading threatening situations and physical self-defense. All participants will have opportunities to participate and practice with others in a safe and supportive group environment.

Instructor: Jason Lucas

Location: Skylight Room - 7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito CA


Instructor: Bindy Baker & El Cerrito Gymnastics Staff

Location: CC Main Hall - 7007 Moeser Lane


Ages: 9-16

The gold level is designed for older students with varying levels of gymnastics experience.


Ages: 6-13

The intermediate level is for gymnasts who have mastered basic skills and are ready for intermediate skills such as round offs, back walkovers and front handsprings. By Head Coach invitation only.


Ages: 7-16

The advance level is for the serious gymnast that is ready to learn advanced skills. Form and technique will be given a greater emphasis. By Head Coach invitation only.

Dance for Gymnasts

Ages: 7 - 16

This class is for the intermediate to advanced gymnast looking to improve competition skills such as turns, leaps, floor, beam and more. Instructor approval is required prior to registration. To get instructor approval, please email BayAreaDance@gmail.com .

Instructor: Faith Wineman

Location: CC Skylight Room - 7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito CA


Ages: 7-18

This class teaches a traditional form of Japanese Karate known as Wado. Students will learn basic techniques including guarding, punching and kicking. Different exercises are combined with stretching and strengthening work to develop a better sense of balance, focus, self-discipline and confidence. New students must contact the instructor prior to registration. Please email lcbaltz@gmail.com . Advanced Karate also available.

Instructor: Leonard Baltz

Location: CC Main Hall & Skylight Room- 7007 Moeser Lane El Cerrito CA

Gators Pre-Team

Ages: 7-13

A year-round program focusing on transitioning from our Swim Lesson program to Gators Swim Club. Swimmers are introduced to the concepts and techniques of competitive swimming. Prerequisites: Swim 50-yards front crawl with rhythmic breathing and proper body position, 25 yards back stroke, 25-yards breaststroke and familiarity of butterfly. Please call (510) 559-7011 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us for more information or to arrange a tryout.

Gators Swim Club

Ages: 7 - 18

This year-round club provides a well-rounded program emphasizing individual fitness, teamwork and fun. Gators Swim Club is broken into three levels: Stroke Development, Junior Group and Senior Group. Swimmers are evaluated by coaches and placed according to skill level. Competition in swim meets is encouraged but not required, parent participation is required at swim meets. All participants are required to register with USA Swimming at www.usaswimming.org . Please call (510) 559-7011 or email recreation@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us for more information or to arrange a tryout.