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June 28, 2011 > Summer sports galore

Summer sports galore

Submitted By Union City Sports Center

This summer, if you're looking to stay active, Union City Sports Center is offering a number of programs that just might fulfill your athletic desires, allowing adults to get back in the game.

Adult soccer pickup games
Come kick-it with your friends at Shorty Garcia Park on 7th St. in Union City for an evening of soccer pickup games. You don't need a team. Staff will be there to divide participants into teams. Pickup games are held Monday and Thursday nights from 8-10 p.m.

Union City residents can sign up for Monday pickup games only (June 27 - Sept. 12) for $20; Thursday games only (June 30 - Sept. 1); or both Monday and Thursday games (June 27 - Sept. 12) for $35. All non-Union City residents pay $5 more per program; the drop-in fee is $4.

Volleyball teams needed
Register your team (players must be 16 and up) in time to participate in our coed summer volleyball league. Each team will have a doubleheader each night. All games are held at the Union City Sports Center. You can download a team application form on the Union City website,, on the Leisure Services page. Registration ends June 30, with the league set to begin Thursday, July 7.

Adult coed kickball tournament
On Sunday, July 17, the Sports Center will be hosting an adult coed kickball tournament, for ages 16 and up, at Contempo Park on Meteor Drive in Union City. Bring out your inner childhood and sign up your team.

This tournament is set up exactly how you played it in elementary school. We encourage a fun and crazy atmosphere, minus the competitiveness. Each team is guaranteed three games with the top teams advancing to a single-elimination match. Tournament begins at 8 a.m. and will continue throughout the day. Space is limited, so visit and the Leisure Services page to download a team application form.

Golf programs
Union City Leisure Services, in collaboration with H.A.R.D. and Mission Hills Golf Course, will be providing golf lessons during the summer season. Programs include instruction on the golf swing, short game, club fitting, course management, practice techniques, rules and etiquette. Instructors will work with each student to help design a personal improvement program based on the individual's goals. All lessons are held at Mission Hills Golf Course on Industrial Parkway in Hayward.

Friday night lights
Register your team in time (registration ends Friday, July 1) to participate in the Union City Leisure Services adult flag football league. Teams will compete in a 5-on-5, all-passing, flag-football format. Each team will have a doubleheader each night, which begins Friday, July 22. All games are held at Shorty Garcia Field. Download the team application form at on the Leisure Services page.

For more information on any of the programs, call 510-675-5805.

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