S.A.L.’s programs are offered during after-school hours and on weekends, when many children are left unsupervised or with nothing inspiring to do. Studies have shown these are the peak hours for juveniles to commit crimes, become victims of crimes, and engage in other unsafe behaviors. Participation in any S.A.L. program requires a parent-signed information packet and waiver. To enroll, simply pick up and submit the form at the S.A.L. fitness center. Due to the size of our staff and facility, as well as the nature of the activities offered, our programs are designed to provide self-motivated youth with positive alternative activities, at no cost or very low cost. We are not an after school “hangout”, day-care provider, or social-rehab center, although we can refer children to other local organizations that better suit those needs, if requested. All of our current programs are fitness-based, focused on developing strength, flexibility, and stamina, and providing improved physical health as well as mental health. Coached by volunteers, our recreational sports programs provide not only improved fitness, but also seek to instill values of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Good Citizenship. Our most demanding programs, which are competitive in nature, are intended to instill in athletes the Olympic ideals of Vision, Commitment, Focus, Discipline, and Persistence. *Please contact the Sheriff's Activities League at (707) 224-5005 for specific questions not covered in this section.
Location: S.A.L. Fitness Center Times: Monday-Friday, 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: Free Ages: 12 to 18 yrs. Program Description: S.A.L. members may use the S.A.L. fitness center for up to two hours each day. The center is overseen by Certified Personal Trainer, Sonja Maxwell, who can assist in creating a workout structured to meet individual needs and goals. The gym boasts a full circuit of free-weights, strength machines, and cardio equipment
Location: S.A.L. Fitness Center Times: Beginner - Thursdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Advanced – Mon-Fri, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Cost: Free Ages: 8 to 18 yrs. Program Description: S.A.L. boxing is a competitive sport program, requiring participants to train intensively on a regular basis. After attending the beginner course, regularly, for several weeks, and mastering the basics of the training program, boxers may seek permission from the coach to train on a daily basis. Those who persist with the rigorous daily aerobic workouts will periodically practice sparring with other gym members, and, eventually will compete in USA boxing sanctioned competitions. This program is not intended for the boy or girl seeking just an aerobic workout, to pick up a new sport, or to prove their toughness; this program is for the highly-focused, highly-motivated youth seeking to reach the highest level of competition.
Location: S.A.L. Fitness Center Times: Tues&Thur., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cost: Free. At some point, the instructor may discuss purchase of a gi ($40) and registration with USJF ($50), which are requirements of competition. Ages: 8 to 18 yrs. Program Description: Volunteer Daniel Hsieh, with 8 years experience as a black belt instructor, teaches the martial art of Judo to a limited number of students. He will be assisted by Gene Watanabe, a High-School teacher who has been involved in Judo since 1966. Judo, which is translated as the "gentle way", teaches the principle of flexibility in the application of technique. This is the flexible or efficient use of balance, leverage, and movement in the performance of Judo throws and other skills. Skill, technique and timing, rather than the use of brute strength, are the essential ingredients for success in Judo.
Location: TBD Times: TBD Cost: TBD. Ages: 5-14 yrs. Program Description: SAL soccer is a recreational sports program, overseen by volunteer coordinator, Ismael Soto. The league is entirely staffed by volunteer coaches, administrators, and referees. To volunteer with this program, please contact the S.A.L. gym, at (707) 224-5005.