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Baseball and Softball

Co-ed Softball, Chicago Ball and Kickball Leagues
Dana Point

The City of Dana Point offers adult co-ed leagues in Softball, Chicago Ball (16” ball) and Kickball each summer. Games are played at the Del Obispo Fields in Dana Point and games are played on Monday or Wednesday evenings.

For more information call (949) 248-3530.

Rancho Trabuco Girls Softball Association

We provide a fun, instructional and safe environment for young girls to play the game of softball! All levels of playing experience are welcome, we field rec ball and All-Star divisions for ages 5-15yrs.

Our Spring Season runs mid-Jan to mid-May and Fall Season runs mid-August to mid-November. For registration and league information, please visit our website at

Batting Cages at the Fullerton Y

The Fullerton YMCA, located at 2000 Youth Way in Fullerton, offers batting cage rentals year-round. Batting cage rentals are available every day of the year for team parties, batting practice, and more. Softball and baseball enthusiasts alike will enjoy these cages.

Click link above to find out more about these Batting Cages.

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Basketball Leagues

City of Dana Point Youth Basketball League
Ages 6 - 9 years

Come join the fun of youth recreation basketball offered by the City of Dana Point. League open to boys and girls, ages 6-9 yrs. This is a low-key, instructional basketball league. Games will be played on Saturdays at the Dana Point Community Center, with game times starting at 8:00am and running throughout the day. Registration begins in August with the league running December through March. Cost $20 for residents, $35 for non-residents. For more league information call (949) 248-3530.

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Rockreation has been a local resource for the climbing community for training and education for over twenty years. Within our walls we have grown as the sport of rock climbing developed from a little-known activity to an internationally appreciated sport for kids and adults enjoyed at various levels of difficulty.

Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Vertical Adventures Rock Climbing School

Guided climbing and courses at Joshua Tree National Park and Tahquitz/Suicide Rocks.

Courses include instruction on equipment, knots, anchoring, belaying, communication signals, rating system, climbing techniques, and rappelling.

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Cycling & Mountain Biking


Aliso & Wood Canyon Wilderness Park: Located in Aliso Viejo in Orange County, California. The park offers a variety of terrain from the most challenging of singletrack to the smoothest of fire roads. The park is closed for three days after any rain to prevent trail damage. Maps are available at ranger station.

  • Parking Costs: $2.00 (exact change required for the machine)
  • Facilities: Off of the parking area.
  • Difficulty: Beginner to expert
  • Trail Users: Almost entirely bikers and hikers. Not many equestrians.

Whiting Ranch

Very popular for the novice rider. Please use caution when riding. Especially if you are a beginner. You'll have to learn what your limits are and when to slow down. A little bit of info for advanced riders

Directions: Exit Interstate 5 at Lake Forest Drive and head east for 4-5 miles until you get to Portola Ave. Go left on Portola, past Bake Ave. and turn into the Ralph's parking lot on the right hand side. Towards the far left end of the parking lot you will see the entrance to the park and designated parking. Make sure you put money in the box or it can cost you a big fat ticket.

  • Parking costs: $2.00 in the lot.
  • Facilities: Off of the parking area
  • Difficulty: Beginner to intermediate
  • Trail Users: Mostly bikers, but equestrians are common, hikers also are present

Crystal Cove State Park

Also known as El Moro Canyon in northern Laguna Beach. This trail  provides a great opportunity for excellent loop style rides. The park is almost entirely fireroad with a few good singletrack exceptions. The park landscape differs from that of almost any other park in OC. It is mostly open grassland and open hills with minimal trees.
Directions: El Morro Canyon is located on Pacific Coast Highway between Laguna Beach and Corona Del Mar. Park in the State Park parking lot and make sure to bring a crisp $5 bill for the parking machine. Parking tickets are no joke to the rangers.

  • Parking costs: $5.00 (requires exact change for the vending machine)
  • Facilities: Off of the parking area
  • Difficulty: Intermediate to Expert
  • Trail Users: Almost entirely bikers

Saddleback Mountain

(Santa Ana Mountains) These trails are some of the most interesting and diverse places to ride in all of OC. They range anywhere from rolling fireroad to the steepest and loosest of singletrack.

Directions: Exit the 55 Freeway at Chapman Ave. east. Chapman becomes Santiago Canyon Road as you cross Jamboree Blvd. Proceed 12.8 miles to Live Oak Canyon Road (Cook's Corner) and turn left (there is no right). Continue 4.4 miles to the Trabuco Creek crossing (just past Rose Canyon Road) turn left onto the Trabuco Creek dirt road. You can park here and ride about 5 miles to the trailhead, or drive to Holy Jim Canyon Road (just past the fire station). The parking area is on the left. From south county, exit Interstate 5 at El Toro Road and go east 7.6 miles to Live Oak Canyon Road. Turn right and proceed as described above.


Etnies Skate Park
Lake Forest

This world class outdoor skating and BMX facility includes features for all skill levels! The park is open to the public 7 days a week, including most holidays. Lessons, Summer Camps and Birthday parties also available at the park. Park Entry is Free!

20028 Lake Forest Dr.
Lake Forest

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Pop Warner - South Coast Tritans

Be a part of the Youth Football and Cheer organization that's putting the youth back into youth sports! SCYF has a fabulous football and cheer program for your child from ages 5 to 15.

Their Flag football division for 5 to 6 year olds offers a fantastic introduction to Pop Warner Football for both kids & parents. Full contact football is available for kids 7 to 15 years old and from 45 to 145 pounds.

Team 13
Private Football Training Lessons

Serving Southern California athletes, TEAM 13 is designed to take football players to the next level by developing self confidence and emphasizing character development. Using innovative training technology, its private lessons are designed for beginners (age 6) through High School athletes. The program's unique combination of football skills and fundamental development combined with speed, agility and quickness training make it the most complete football training program in the region. Private lessons will be held in Irvine by X-Collegiate athletes. Please contact 949-500-1328 for more information and schedule your free evaluation.

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Orange County Ultimate Frisbee
In the mood for some Ultimate Frisbee?

Find places and organizations in Orange County to meet up and play ultimate Frisbee.

Join in for a pick-up game, apply join an existing team or even start your own team!

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Martial Arts

AAA Sports Club
Karate lessons located in Irvine

Discipline, self-defense, fun, and fitness! AAA Sports Club has one of the highest rated Karate Clubs in Southern California (5/5 stars on yelp!). Classes are on weekdays starting at 4:30 PM. Trial classes begin at just $19. From their youth "Tiny Tiger" groups to their "Adult Karate" classes they have group lessons for everyone!

Click link above to visit for more information!

American Martial Arts Academy

American Martial Arts Academy is known for developing confidence and leadership skills in their students. Students start at ages 3 & up and develop into self-disciplined junior high and high school students who are able to look someone in the eye and shake their hands. Students utilize the confidence and self-discipline they build at AMAA to avoid drugs & alcohol, premarital sex, and bullying situations.

Call now for more info - (714) 871-3898. Ages 3 to 83.

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Obstacle Course

The Playpen

The Playpen is a military-style obstacle course at the Newport-Mesa YMCA. Programming is based around learning the skills needed to conquer the obstacles while building strength, endurance and balance through functional fitness based workouts. All sessions are under the guidance and supervision of specially trained instructors who are United States military veterans. The Playpen at the YMCA is the only outdoor fitness facility of its kind in Orange County and whether you are a fitness enthusiast looking for a new challenge or a preparing for an adventure race, the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA is the place to be! The Playpen offers open drills, open play, personal training, corporate team building, and fitness programs to YMCA members and members of the public.

Click link above to find out more about the Playpen

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Skating Centers & Skating Clubs

Aliso Viejo Ice Palace

Their rink serves South Orange County with public skating sessions, freestyle skating, birthday parties, broom hockey, skating lessons, and a competitive and safe youth & adult hockey league.

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 643-9648

Fountain Valley Skating Center

Have fun roller skating fun at The Fountain Valley Skating Center, featuring private birthday parties and special events.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Ice Rink at the Spectrum
Open November - January

Outdoor skating rink at the Irvine Spectrum. Both hockey and figure skates are available for rent.

Irvine Spectrum


Saturday Fun Roll

Meets every Saturday morning at 10:30a.m. just north of the Huntington Beach Pier at the amphitheater for a skate of approximately 16 miles round trip. The pace is nice and easy and all ages and levels are welcome. They make several rest stops at various points to let everyone catch up. If you miss them at the beginning, just skate south on the beach path, they retrace the route back, so they'll eventually meet. It's highly recommend that you wear all protective gear - at least wristguards and a helmet. Afterwards you can join everyone for lunch in or around downtown Huntington Beach.

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Etnies Skate Park
Lake Forest

This world class outdoor skating and BMX facility includes features for all skill levels! The park is open to the public 7 days a week, including most holidays. Lessons, Summer Camps and Birthday parties also available at the park. Park Entry is Free!

20028 Lake Forest Dr.
Lake Forest

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Ski Resorts & Ski Clubs

California and Orange County ski and snowboard clubs generally include membership information and application, dues, meetup times, special interests, ski trips, area accomodations, year round activities, discounts & passes, special events, photos and racing events.

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AAA Sports Club
Soccer Academy Located in Irvine

AAA Sports Club's soccer academy is a great way for young soccer players to hone their skills, get in shape, and prepare to dominate youth leagues! Their year-round training program sets the standard for fundamental soccer skill building in Orange County. Your son or daughter will learn passing, dribbling, and shooting skills that will establish the foundation for their soccer career! New players are always welcome to join, even if a season is in progress. Groups available for ages 6-14. Summer camp also available.

Call (949)466-3737 or click link above!

Lil’ Kickers Soccer for Kids
Located in Garden Grove

Lil' Kickers is a national, non-competitive child development program for boys and girls ages 18 months to 9 years. Kids will have a blast learning the fundamentals of soccer plus a whole lot more. Our experienced coaches use creative, high energy games to build self-esteem, coordination and help kids conquer the developmental milestones they face at each age.

Prep Stars
Youth Soccer Camps
Boys/Girls Ages 6-14

Prep Stars offers year-round indoor soccer camps in Orange County for boys and girls ages 6-14 of any skill level. They have camps on weekdays during the summer, and on Fridays during the school year (5:00pm-6:30pm, & 6:30pm-8:00pm). Prep Stars' camps are a great starting point for new players, and their more advanced division has “game-nights” each Friday.

With a proven training system, and the latest methods of training, Prep Stars guarantees its players will improve their soccer abilities faster than anywhere else in Orange County. Prep Stars employs the most experienced and knowledgeable coaching staff in Orange County, all soccer coaches have either college, professional, or International playing experience!

For additional information, sign-up options, and schedules visit their website (, click the link in this box, or call (949) 466-3737.

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Swimming Lessons

YMCA of Orange County
Swim Lessons
(All Ages)

YMCA of Orange County offer a variety of swim programs for all ages that challenge and develop participants in spirit, mind, and body. From toddlers who need basic water safety and survival skills, to seniors who need to brush up on their breast stroke, YMCA swimming is for everyone.

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Tidepool Exploration

Orange County Marine Life Refuge Project

Site has information on Orange County tidepools, when it is the best time to visit and important information on how to enjoy the tidepools without harming the wildlife.

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Walks & Marathons

Los Alamitos 'Race on the Base' - Los Alamitos
September 23-24, 2022

The yearly event has continued to provide not only a forum for local avid runners and walkers, but has also instilled a sense of pride and teamwork between the Los Alamitos City Council, the citizens of Los Alamitos, the Rossmoor Community Services District, and the local business community.

The race is held on the run ways at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos and features helicopters, planes and military vehicles with music throughout the course. Events and activities for the whole family!


Surf City 10 Miler/10K/5K - Huntington Beach
September 25, 2022

This Classic 10 Miler is the perfect training run for your fall or winter marathon. The spectacular 10K is long enough to challenge your endurance yet is the perfect distance for achieving a PR. The Flat Fast course along California's famous Pacific Coast Highway is perfect for a leisurely 5K jog

21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA


Walk to End Alzheimer's
Sunday, October 23, 2022

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to ending this disease. Because like flowers, our participants don't stop when something's in their way. They keep raising funds and awareness for a breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's and all other dementia.

Walk to End Alzheimer's is happening — and you can join us at your local event or Walk From Home in your neighborhood. No matter where you participate, know that your health and safety are our top priorities. All local events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. Per CDC guidelines around crowded outdoor settings, we ask that all Walk attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask when in an overcrowded area. Masks will be available on-site.

Outlets at San Clemente
101 W. Avenida Vista Hermosa
San Clemente, CA 92672

Dinosaur Dash - Tustin
November 6, 2022

Run for Education! A fund-raiser for the Tustin Public Schools Foundation, this year you can run and ride for education! The Dinosaur Dash features 4 events: 5k and 10k timed races for all ages, a 2k non-timed “Fun Run” and the non-timed 50k bike tour. After the race, there will be entertainment, a Food Court and Expo with games, activities and more. There's fun for the whole family.

The Marketplace


Annual Lake Forest Chamber 5K Elf Yourself - Lake Forest
November 19, 2022
9 am

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Elf Style! The Lake Forest Chamber of Commerce 5th Annual FUN RUN 5K takes place in the stunning Lake Forest Sports Park. This year's theme is Elf Yourself!

Bring your kids and pets. It will be a fun family event for all with a food and fun expo.

Lake Forest Sports Park
28000 Rancho Parkway
Lake Forest, CA

For online registaion, click here
* use code HOLIDAYELF for discount at checkout

Turkey Trot - Dana Point
Thanksgiving Day 2022

California's Largest Thanksgiving Day Run Event - The Dana Point Turkey Trot - One of America's Most Scenic Runs... hosted by The Dana Point Chamber of Commerce. Tour the beautiful beach, majestic cliffs and coves of Dana Point.

This flat, scenic race features a 10k, 5k and Kids Gobble Wobble. Participants will receive a shirt and medal.


Orange County Rescue Mission Turkey Trot - Tustin
Thanksgiving Day
November 24, 2022
8 am

Join the 9th Annual Turkey Trot OC 5K Run/Walk!

Now in its 9th year, we invite you to join us for our annual Turkey Trot OC 5K on Thanksgiving morning at 8am. Our new goal this year is to raise enough funds to provide 50,000 meals for the hungry and homeless of Orange County! Your participation will continue the work of ending homelessness, one life at a time.

1 Hope Dr
Tustin, CA 92782

Plymouth Rock N' Run 5k - Anaheim Hills
check back for 2022 information

The 5k, 10k and a new 10 mile course is around the perimeter of the Yorba Regional Park, and the Santa Ana River trail. There will be a finish-line festival with silent auction, costume contest, food, fun and more!

All of the funds raised by sponsors and race participants will directly support the Reeve-Irvine Research Center at UC, Irvine.

Yorba Regional Park
Anaheim Hills

Surf City USA Marathon & Half Marathon - Huntington Beach
February 5, 2023

This exclusive oceanfront course is a California Dream! Run on Pacific Coast Highway past the famous Huntington Beach pier and wind through the legendary surfing beaches of Southern California. Retro surf bands entertain along the way and the Finish Line Party includes a beach side beer garden in the California sun. Finishers receive bodacious surfboard medals!

21100 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, Ca


Annual Southern California Brain Tumor Walk - Anaheim
April (2023 date TBA)

The Southern California Brain Tumor Walk is an inspirational, all-ages fundraising walk and community day to support the brain tumor cause.

Form a team of family, friends and co-workers and help make a difference in the fight against brain tumors!

Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anaheim, CA

Walk MS - Irvine
(2023 date TBA)

Fun, festival-like event including food, drink, entertainment and a 1 to 3 milw. The National MS Society's mission is to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. They are currently accepting registrations via, email, mail or over the telephone for this walk.

Orange County Great Park
6990 Marine Way
Irvine, CA

(800) 486-6762

Rabbit Run 5K / Egg Hunt
(2023 date TBA)

Awesome, landscaped, newly paved running path around lake and park paths. Its a perfect chance to pit yourself against age divisions challenges in the OC CHALLENGE 5K (8am)or have an Easter THEMED event in the RABBIT RUN 5k, a 3.1 mile easter egg hunt! Pictures with the Easter Bunny at the finish. Finisher medals in BOTH events. Age division awards and prize money in the OC CHALLENGE 5k.

Staged from Jeffrey Trail Middle School 155 Visions, Irvine. Two blocks North of the 5 Freeway off Jeffrey Rd.

2023 SDCCU OC Running Festival- Newport Beach
May 7, 2023

2023 SDCCU OC Running Festival races will include the OC Half Marathon, the OC 5K, and Kids Run the OC. Virtual and In person runs will be available.

(949) 222-3327

Memorial Day Half Marathon
May 29, 2023

Honoring the United States Marine Corps Dark Horse Battalion, this favorite Memorial Day running event takes place in the beautiful Orange County cities of Laguna Hills, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, and Laguna Niguel. Runners and walkers of all experience levels are invited to come out and enjoy the Memorial Day festivities!

With a half marathon (13.1 miles), 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles), 10K Run/Walk (6.2 miles) and a Kid's Run (1/2 Mile), there is something for everyone!

Starts in front of the Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and finishes at the Laguna Hills Community Center.

Summer of Mud Run
June - check for 2023 date

Celebrate summer by running (or come cheer on the runners!) the approximate +5k course beginning and ending at Irvine Lake. The course is partially on the road and partially on trails and includes hills, water, professionally built obstacles and over a dozen mud pits. You asked for even more mud, you got it! You will get wet and you will get muddy. Be sure to bring towels and a change of clothing.

Oak Canyon Park
5305 Santiago Canyon Road
Silverado, CA 92676

Run in the Parks
July 4
all day events

The family and pet-friendly Annual Laguna Niguel Family YMCA Run in the Parks is back in person! We are excited to celebrate the 43rd year of bringing this annual community and family tradition to celebrate Independence Day. This year we are offering two options, a 5k and a Kids Run. Every race entry fee directly benefits the YMCA scholarship fund. This fund supports those most in need in our community. Over the last three years, we have all struggled with the impacts of the pandemic, some more than others. We are proud to stay that through it all we remained open (when we could) and provided scholarships to those most in need because of funds raised from events like this one. The Y is here for you, for the community and for good.

Crown Valley Community Park
At the Laguna Niguel YMCA
29831 Crown Valley Parkway
Laguna Niguel, CA

Lexus LaceUp Running Series - Irvine
September- check for 2023 dates

Enjoy a premier running race followed by a local food truck brunch and a Sierra Nevada finish line toast in a lively event hub. Share your success or follow friends using LaceUp’s realtime results and photos.

LaceUp Runnings Series Irvine will feature 10k and 5k distances for individuals. Participants receive Sierra Nevada beer toast and food truck brunch, Tech tee, Finisher's medal, Chip Timing and Realtime results with free photo posted online and on LaceUp Running Series app.

Mike Ward Community Park Woodbridge
20 Lake Road
Irvine, CA

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High-Performance Coaching

Competitive Advantage Sports and Performance Consulting
Performance Coaching for Athletes

Take the next step and start working on becoming the best athlete or performer you can be. Dr. Timothy G. Miller is a sports and performance psychology coach who works with athletes and performers of all ages, sports, and abilities.

Are you looking to gain a competitive advantage and improve your practice and game focus? Do you want to be more consistent with your performance? Or do you suffer from precompetition anxiety? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from learning and practicing mental enhancement techniques provided by Dr. Miller.

Skpe appointments always available to meet client needs.

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