Dear Future Me: July 17 at 4:00 p.m.
Dear Future Me is an event for youth and young adults that focuses on chasing one’s passion and never giving up. Hosted by ACSO Deputy Sheriff Jessica Ignont, the event will feature speakers who have overcome adversity; suffered setbacks, challenges, and obstacles; and worked hard to accomplish their goals.
We will hear from a young mom, a film producer and script writer, and a former NFL player, just to name a few of the speakers. There will be music, raffles, vendors, and fun! You don't want to miss out on this great event.
Dear Future Me takes place on July 17th at 6689 Owens Drive, Pleasanton.
"I challenge each young man and woman to ask yourself what your Future Me consists of? What are your goals and what will your next 5-10 years look like? Don't delay, the future is waiting for you today!"
– Deputy Sheriff Jessica Ignont
Learn How to Play Golf at DSAL Golf Camp:
July 19-23, 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
DSAL is hosting “On the Green,” a golf and play summer camp that will introduce East Bay youth to golf in a fun, dynamic environment. On the Green was made possible through a partnership with Corica Park at Greenway Golf Course. The camp is free for youth ages 10-16, but space is limited to only 24 participants, so sign up today!
Free Online Training for Youth Sports Coaches
Oakland-based Coaching Corps is launching a Free Online Training Platform for Youth Sport Coaches working with youth in under-resourced communities. The online platform includes a key program, called “Coaching with Empathy” which provides coaches with the framework to create meaningful connections with young people, seek to understand youth’s experiences, and develop positive outcomes with each player.
Research indicates that experiences like discrimination, economic hardship, racism, and exposure to violence can many times result in toxic stress, a condition that can lead to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health. Research also shows that supportive, responsive, relationships with caring adults can prevent or reverse the damaging effects of toxic stress response.
Watch a brief video with former professional basketball player Antonio Davis or visit www.coachingcorps.org to learn more.
"Because Coaching Corps believes empathy is essential to effective coaching, especially in the wake of the effects of the pandemic, they have taken the extraordinary step of offering this virtual course free to any coach in the country who coaches kids living in under-resourced communities."
- Khali Blackman-Newton
Mark Your Calendars - DSAL Night at Oakland Roots SC, August 28, 2021
The Oakland Roots Sports Club, a community-based soccer club and a force for social good, is now an official sponsor of the DSAL and Sheriff’s FC soccer clubs! The DSAL/Oakland Roots partnership includes DSAL Night at the Roots’ August 28th home game. DSAL night at Oakland Roots SC will feature the Rhythm Cadets Drumline, a half-time Muévete! Performance, autographs, a high-five tunnel, and much more. Throughout the season, the Roots will provide discounted season and individual game tickets for players and their families, player appearances and autograph sessions at DSAL and Sheriff’s FC practices, a chance for DSAL players to train with Oakland Roots, and much more!
Introducing DSAL Wrestling!
DSAL now offers free, co-ed wrestling for preschool through high school-aged youth residing in or attending schools within Ashland, Cherryland and San Lorenzo areas. Located at the Hayward Adult School at 22100 Princeton Street, DSAL Wrestling will provide kids with a fun, team-oriented experience at practices and competitions, emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, skill building, physical conditioning, goal setting, hard work, and a winning attitude. Our goal is to help guide our athletes to become the best and prepare them to face all of life’s challenges.
Welcome to DSAL Wrestling! My name is Coach Sabrina Ross and I have been wrestling for 15 years and coaching for 6 years. I am currently the Head Coach at Castro Valley High school Girls Wrestling Team, and I am a United States Marine Corps veteran. I served my country with one tour and continue to try to serve my community today by trying to help our next generation.
When I was younger, Vallejo PAL (Police Activity League) would have different activities for the community, and wrestling was one of their biggest programs. Without Vallejo PAL and Wrestling, I wouldn’t be a United States Marine or a coach--I wouldn’t know where I would be without the structure, discipline and self-resilience I learned from those programs.
I joined DSAL because my goal in life is to give back to our next generation like the coaches and program I grew up with, because I know these types of programs help and I am a product of that. My vision for this program is to provide kids of all different backgrounds an opportunity to have fun and build a foundation for the next steps in their life.”
- Sabrina Ross, DSAL Wrestling Coach