Sports & Fitness groups near California
Golf with Tosh & Friends
This group is for players who take golf seriously but like to have fun on the course. Group is limited to about 30-40 members and has $5 annual dues. We play both 9 and 18 hole courses in the south bay and peninsula area mostly. All skill levels are welcome to join but beginners should avoid 18 holes. We play Deep Cliff in Cupertino and Sunken Gardens in Sunnyvale often both weekdays and weekends. There are also occasional social gatherings. It is also desired that members establish a golf index to participate in tournaments.
PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP
Welcome to our pickup futbol group!
There is nothing better than people coming together for the sheer joy of...well, having fun! Fun is what futbol is all about. Yes, it's competitive and it's engaging! But, above all, its simply fun! That is why I would like to invite people like you, who share my love of the game, to come join us. Our games are usually held on weekdays and weekends. Keep an eye on the meetup site for details.
The group is entirely co-ed and all skill levels are invited. We do have a few basic ground rules that help to keep our games fun and safe. They're listed below. You'll need to read them and agree to follow them at all times in order to join our. I invite you to come join us.
We only ask for a small $10 per year contribution to help cover the cost of goals & other equipment.
VENMO ACCOUNT: @PickUpSoccer
_Tarás <br> Group Organizer
GROUP RULES <br>PLEASANTON PICKUP SOCCER GROUP
Each player, whether brand new or fairly seasoned, should know what to expect when he/she comes to our games. For that to happen, each player has to know the group rules. So, take a minute to read through the rules below.
It’s a must to play. Your RSVP reserves your spot on the field for you and your guest(s), but only if you arrive on time. Spots are often limited by a healthy turnout for each game. So, if you can’t make it, be sure to change your RSVP ASAP so that a player waiting for an open spot gets a chance to play. If you RSVP, but show up more than 20 minutes after the posted game time, you may not be able to play (see below).
You can bring up to 2 guests to a game (Except some weekday games, which are in high demand). A guest can try out our group & see if they like us. If the guest wants to come to game 2+, he/she probably likes us. He/she will need to sign up for our group & RSVP to come to game 2+.
This is the maximum number of players allowed to RSVP to a game. The cap is set to keep the games fun for everyone by avoiding over-crowded fields.
Players trying to RSVP for a game that is already full will enter a waiting list. When a spot opens up, you will be automatically RSVP’d to the game. However, if you’d like to bring a guest, you will be automatically RSVP’d only when enough spots open up for you and your guest(s).
Wait-listed players and others who did not RSVP may also join our games IF players who did RSVP do not show up within 20 minutes of the posted game time.
Game Start Time
The posted game time is the intended arrival time, not the game-start time. We allow 15-20 minutes for people to arrive, stretch, lace up, and get ready to play. Sometimes, it takes a little longer. But, we try to get started as early as possible. If the game is scheduled for 8:00pm, you should aim to be on the field and ready to play by 8:15pm. We pick teams 20 minutes after the posted game time.
When is a player considered to be late?
If you are not on the field and ready to play (not getting ready to play) within 20 minutes of the posted game time, you are late.
If you are late, you are not guaranteed to be able to play, regardless of whether or not you RSVP'd. When we start picking teams, we will choose from the players who are on the field and ready to play.
If you show up 20+ minutes after the posted start time, YOU CAN ONLY PLAY in the 2nd half of the game IF: (1) you do 30 pushups AND 30 squats upon arrival WHILE counting off out loud for everyone to hear; (2) you're willing to wait until half time to jump in; (3) the game has not reached the maximum players permitted. If you half-ass the pushups/squats (i.e. do less than 30 each or do not do complete ones), the group assistant organizers and I will interpret that to be disrespectful of the group rules and fellow players, which will be grounds for removal from the group, permanently.
If you RSVP to a game but don’t show up, someone on the waitlist that wanted to play may not be able to because you did not hand over your spot. If you RSVP but later find out that you’re not able to come, please change your RSVP so that someone else gets a chance to play.
Players that do not show to a game after RSVPing will be warned on the first incident. But, we will remove players who repeatedly no-show. It's up to the Organizer's discretion to determine what constitutes as "repeated."
Attire & Equipment
All players are required to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for field sports. Each player should bring a light and dark shirt to every game (so we can easily break up into teams). Soccer cleats & shin guards are strongly recommended because they help to prevent injury. But, they are not required.
This group was formed for four main reasons:
To unite people in the enjoyment of the beautiful game of soccer, or fútbol, as you like;
To socialize, make new friends, and enjoy each other's company;
To get some exercise while having fun at the same time; &
To give players of all skill levels a safe and friendly environment to play in.
We can only accomplish our group purpose if everyone practices good sportsmanship at all times during our games. It’s a must. That means:
Welcoming and getting to know other players;
Helping with field setup and breakdown;
Passing the ball often (& not just to friends or people you’ve played with before);
Volunteering to play goal-keeper rather than waiting for someone to ask;
No aggressive behavior, negative comments about other players, whining, or excessive arguing over past plays; &
No dangerous plays, such as slide tackles, body checks, high kicks, & flying kicks or headers. No play, no matter how great, is worth the risk of hurting someone.
Our group is not about competitive league play. It’s about meeting new people, making new friends, enjoying a great game, and above all, having fun!
If you feel someone is treating you poorly or making you feel unwelcome on the field, please speak with an organizer, and we'll get it sorted out. We want all players to feel welcome and safe in our group.
E-mail is the primary way that we communicate with the group. So, all members must register a valid e-mail with Meetup.com. Players cannot effectively participate in the group, and they will be removed.
When discussing specific games, we often communicate through Meetup comments. So, be sure to check those out as well. For those of you with a smartphone, we recommend that you download the Meetup app. It’s free, and it will notify you when new comments and game changes are posted.
Inactive players are periodically removed from our roster. Any player who does not attend at least 1 game within 3 months is considered inactive. If you are removed due to inactivity, you can always re-apply to the group when you plan to become active again.
If you get removed from the group for any reason, you may apply to re-join, but approval is not guaranteed. A second removal is likely to be permanent. If you are banned, you will not be allowed to re-join the group under any circumstances.
Enforcement Of Rules
The group organizers reserve the right to take any and all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the above rules are respected by all group members in their broadest sense. All members are required to agree to the rules upon registration, and any member who fails to follow them may be removed from the group. Honestly, most of this stuff is common sense. We're not out to give anybody a hard time. We just want to make the group as enjoyable as possible for everyone. The rules help us do that, so please respect them.
Thank you for reading. If the rules sound fair to you and you agree to follow them, we invite you to become a part of our group.
Risk of Injury
Like most sports, playing futbol/soccer comes with the risk of serious injury. By agreeing to the above rules and participating in your games/events, you understand that there is a risk of injury to you, possibly through no fault of your own. By participating in our games/events you understand and agree that you may be seriously injured during our games/events.
San Jose/Peninsula Volleyball Meetup Group
Mountain View, CA
It's all about volleyball; meet others; play; socialize. All playing levels (from former D1 college players to newbies) are welcome.
What's next? Join, find a meetup at your playing level, RSVP, show up, find an open net, play .....
Northern California Golf Club
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLF CLUB
We are a social golf meetup group, which offers its members an option to join our very own NCGA Associate Club by the same name: Northern California Golf Club. To register, here is the link:
If you click on the above link, you'll see a green "Join This Club" button with a yellow star on it.
You are welcome to join us if you are an Intermediate+ golfer. Here are some expectations:
- Familiarity with basic rules of golf and golf etiquette, particularly the practice of honoring a good pace of play;
- Respect for the game and our members;
- Adherence to our policies, including showing up for events on time or earlier if requested.
Whether you participate in our golf outings or our non-golf social events, you are responsible for any damages or injuries you cause to property or other persons. You are participating at NCGC events at your own risk, and neither the Organizer nor the Event Organizers will be liable for damages or injuries caused by any of our members during our meetups or travel to and from our meetups. NCGC is also not liable for any injuries inflicted upon it members or damages done to members' properties or loss of properties (including golf equipment, transportation, etc.) during events and travel to and from our meetups.
Also, unless you are already a member of our Beginners group, you must use your real name or initials and a recent photo of yourself when signing up. If you are not comfortable with this policy or any of our other policies, this is not the group for you.
OUR GOALS AND ACTIVITIES
Let’s play our part in promoting and practicing the industry’s goal of finishing a round in about 4.5 hours.
For over two years, we have been providing exceptional golf experience to players of all ages, and our group keeps getting better and better. We will continue to play 18-hole courses all over the Bay Area and sometimes beyond.
We oftentimes hang out after the round for a meal or a drink. This is optional, so don't feel obligated to stick around if your plans do not permit it.
We are also open to suggestions for playing various courses in the Bay Area. If there is a course you would like to play, let one of the Event Organizers know and we will look to getting it on the calendar.
Annual NON-REFUNDABLE fee: $11.36.
If a member is removed from our group, this fee will not be refunded.
ATTENDANCE and RSVPs
Our attendance policy is strict. This is a requirement as we reserve tee times up to two weeks in advance, and we are required to fill those tee times. Golf courses do not like last minute cancellations as they make their money by having full foursomes.
When you receive notifications of scheduled meetups, it is not necessary to reply "No" if you are not attending an event. You have the option to click on "Yes" or "No," but you don't have to; you can simply delete the email without replying. Of course, if you RSVP "Yes" then your plans change, you must update your RSVP to "No."
Do not sign up for a meetup if there's a chance that you might have to cancel at the last minute. It's better for you to sign up at the last minute than to cancel at the last minute.
* Although one no-show may result in the removal from our group, the first no-show may only be given a warning, depending on the circumstances.
* Last-minute cancellations are frowned upon. A last-minute cancel is if you cancel your RSVP after the RSVP deadline or after an Event Organizer has posted the group assignments, which might be a day or two before the RSVP deadline.
* A combination of a no-show and last-minute cancellation will also result in the removal from our group.
* Last-minute cancellations will be accepted from our "regular" members who have a good attendance record—until it starts to become a habit.
Thank you for observing and respecting our policies. We work hard to ensure that our members always have a great experience on the golf course.
Welcome to the Northern California Golf Club. We look forward to your upcoming participation.
Modesto Fun, Fitness, and Adventures
Thank you to everyone who participated in Modesto Women's Fun & Fitness in 2020!
For 2021, I am changing the name and focus of the group. While it will still be about fun and fitness, it will also be about new adventures and experiences. The group will also be open to women AND men. These activities will incorporate all three of those things--Fun, Fitness, and Adventure. I plan to research and schedule lots of fun outdoor activities and will welcome anyone's ideas going forward.
Group Changes for 2021:
Another change will be that members will now need to introduce and say a little bit about themselves upon joining. If you are already a member, please go in and answer these questions about yourself so that I and other group members can learn about you! In addition, while joining the group is free, in order to participate in future activities there will be yearly membership dues of $10 per person (a small price to pay for fun and meeting new people) in order to offset the cost of organizing the group. Additionally, I will be requiring everyone who joins to have a clear, recognizable photo of THEMSELVES in order to be a member. This is for several reasons, but the main ones are so I know what you look like when you join an event and can account for everyone that signed up, and most importantly, for all group members safety and security. If you join without posting a photo or use a one of a pet or one of your kids instead (not that we don't want to see them too!), I will kindly ask that you post a photo of YOU within seven days. If one is not posted by the deadline, you will be removed from the group. I will continue to look for free and low-cost activities, however, if there is a cost involved this will be posted on the event information, so please be sure to read it carefully and follow the instructions.
I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming year, experiencing new and enjoyable activities, and once COVID starts to settle down, participating in both indoor and outdoor activities. Safety precautions to decrease the likelihood of contracting the virus will always be of utmost importance!
Fore Right Golf Club
San Jose, CA
This group is for folks who love golf and are looking for a judgment-free zone to learn and improve their game.
Events: <br> We will reserve tee times for 9/18 holes every week. We might meet for practice sessions at the range occasionally too.
Who should join the group: <br>A) people who've practiced at the driving range a few times at least. <br>B) if you haven't played a complete round yet, it's totally fine. You're welcome to play your first round with us. <br>C) if you're really good at golf (5hcp or lower), you're welcome to join us and teach us more about the game. <br>D) if you're a positive and fun person. Golf is supposed to be a stress buster. You know what I mean.
The members will not be charged to be a member of this group. Members are expected to pay the green fee at the course. <br>This group is not associated with any business entity.
Just Fun Tennis
Santa Clara, CA
Let’s have fun and play tennis with other beginners! If you are new to tennis or restarting after a long time, come out to have fun with a game or an easy rally. Please be reliable because tennis requires multiple players. If you cannot make a meetup event, please update your RSVP to say “No” to attending. Individuals who mark “Yes” to attending and do not show up will be removed from the group.
There is a small fee to cover the costs of running the Meetup group. Donations welcome! Message Jazzy, the organizer with donations to keep the group running.
East Bay Pick-Up Soccer (Co-Ed) EVERYBODY WELCOME!!!
San Leandro, CA
Words from the group's founder: Daniel "Uber" Bäsel
I am looking to start up a casual pick up game here in the East Bay with some like minded people. To see if you are interested, let me introduce myself...
I was born and raised in Germany and played soccer from the age of 3 all the way through high school and then casually into my late 20's.
Now in my mid-30's and many pounds heavier, I am far from peak conditioning but would like to start casually playing soccer again on the weekends.
Ideally I would like to play either Saturday or Sunday mornings for about 2 hours in the San Leandro/Castro Valley/Hayward area at a location we can all agree on. I can provide the nets and cones as well.
EVERYBODY is welcome, but if you are a pro player and expect an ultra competitive setting this may not be for you.
I would love to build a little community of like minded soccer fans from around the world to spend a few hours with each week kicking the ball around!
If you are interested, please join this group and i will get in contact with you!!
Here are a few rules to follow when deciding to join us for a friendly pick-up game. most of these are pretty "common sense" but I still think it is a good idea to lay them out so everyone knows what to expect (Please note that breaking these rules will eventually result in a ban from this group):
1) "The Golden Rule": We are all here to have fun, get a little exercise in and walk away happy and most importantly healthy. Slide tackling/Body Checking is ABSOLUTELY NOT permitted ANYTIME and doing so will result in a warning as well as a free kick for the other team.
2) "Everybody's Game" : This is a MeetUp group for EVERYONE who would like to come and play. Young and old, male or female, skilled or brand new to the game of soccer. Please treat it as such. If you are a skilled player with lots of experience, try to involve the players who may be new to the game as good as you can.
3) "Foul Language" : We are all adults in this group and I sure have a potty mouth at times. Just a few things to keep in mind though. Cursing or directing foul language at another player is NOT TOLERATED and will result in a warning. If the game angers you to the point where you have to direct foul language at another player, perhaps this is not the meetup for you.
4)"Goalies" : Most people don't like to play goalie but if we all share the duty of playing goalie, it becomes less of a hassle for everyone. Please volunteer to play goalie rather than having to be asked to.
Downtown SF Tennis
San Francisco, CA
I'm looking to hit / practice during weekday morning/afternoons at either the Bay Club Gateway, Dolores, or Russian Hill tennis courts (or another court in the same area). Approximately NTRP 4.0 level, but just looking to rally for fun (though with a lot of top spin). I don't have a 9-5 schedule, so I'm looking for others that have that flexibility to play before the busy hours after 5.
Feel free to reach out to me directly or post your own events as well for times that work for you. It looks like Meetup removed the ability to let all members post events, so just message me or reply here if you'd like to post some times yourself and I'll give you event organizer status to do so.
Volley Ball Grass Court at Pleasanton
Grass volleyball @ Amador Valley Community Park .
This is a group design for anyone that wants to have fun playing volleyball and meet new people. We welcome players of all skills level to join.We aren't the most experienced but it's more of a social event.
Please sign up so we can better organize this event. Thank you.
Alameda Intro to Pickleball
If anyone is looking for a fun new sport to try, let us introduce you to Pickleball.
It's not a new sport that just came out. People have been playing it since 1965. But in recent years, it has been rapidly growing in the Bay Area. There are lots of places to play around the Bay and more courts are being added.
Pickleball is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive sport for experienced racquet sport players. Don't need expensive equipment to start. It's a social sport (making new friends is just part of the sport). It will get you active. It can even be a good sweaty workout. You can choose to play competitively (leagues and tournaments) or just recreational.
Here is a link to explain what Pickleball is...
If you or someone you know want to give it a try, come join the group.
Experienced players: Message me and I can suggest open play times for you to join at Alameda (home court: Lincoln Park, 1450 High Street) or at other courts around the Bay Area.
Bay Area Dodgeball And Similar Sports
Mountain View, CA
We're here to play casual, pick-up dodgeball. For the safety of our members, every player must be fully vaccinated and masked!
Everyone vaccinated, age 18 and up, is welcome to join! We'll play different variants of dodgeball to make sure that everyone can participate and have fun!
Runnin for Rhett | Blue Crew Training
Whether you are just getting off the couch or a seasoned competitor, our training Blue Crews will help you prepare for a successful event. All fitness levels are welcome and encouraged to join us!
Our vision is to give every child the chance to live a healthy life. Our goal is to have those who can, TRAIN FOR KIDS and encourage them to RUN BECAUSE YOU CAN.
Our unique model raises funds to host our after school <a>Youth Fitness Program</a> through membership fees from our R4R Blue Crew adult training program, supplemented with events we host and generous corporate and individual sponsors.
So when you train with R4R’s Blue Crew, you are training not only for yourself but for the youth of our community. Every two months you are a member of the Blue Crew you enable another student to participate in the R4R <a>Youth Fitness Program</a>. 1 year of your training = enables 6 youth to move into life.
Our R4R Blue Crew is designed to offer a wide array of training options to our members. Beginner to veteran, slow to fast, young to old – we’ve a program for you, in your community, at convenient times/days in almost every possible topic: walking to 5K racing, trail running to cycling, social to competitive. Check out all our training Crews here and come join us. Your membership affords you unlimited access to all and as many Crews as you like plus a baby blue R4R Blue Crew technical t-shirt.
Ohana Golf Club
San Mateo, CA
Aloha my fellow golfer!
This golf club is welcome for everyone who are looking to making new friends and enjoying this wonderful and sometimes frustrating sport. We welcome all golfers from scratch players to hackers and drinkers. We also host club tournaments with 4 different Flights you can choose from base on your handicap, and closet to the pin. We also have our very own 4 majors Ohana tournaments and a 5th major tournament for the ladies.
We like to play occasionally on every Saturday or Sunday morning around the Bay area when the weather is nice, and sometimes we'll take Friday off to play some golf. Once in awhile we'll do golf vacations to Palm Springs, Tahoe, San Diego, and out of state like Arizona, and Vegas.
So please come join our golf club and spread the Aloha.
San Francisco Softball Meetup!
San Francisco, CA
We are the most active softball Meetup group in the Bay Area.
What started out of a random group of people has turned into a softball community. We are an active group with games nearly every weekend.
As a fair warning and safety precaution, new players joining us must be able to catch a ball in order to play.
Money earned by the group goes towards reservations of fields and equipment. We use top of the line bases, bats, and balls. We also pay to maintain a website to keep track of statistics for fun.
Check us out (and our reviews) and play ball!
P.S. People that RSVP and decided NOT to show up or cancel late are not welcomed in the group and are removed.
P.P.S. People that soliciting any donations or attention are instant banned. I'll report you to Meetup as well.
East Bay Volleyball
This is a group for intermediate to advanced volleyball players (grass, sand, and indoor).
• Our goal is to create fun and competitive games so we are limiting membership to intermediate+ players. This means you should be able to consistently serve and pass the ball to maintain volleys. By USA Volleyball ratings, this should be level B and above.
• "BB" player knows where to be on the court at all times when plays are developing. He/she knows where to be when the opponent is hitting. A "BB" player knows the footwork of and how to approach hitting effectively. A "BB" player knows how to run a 5-1, a 6-2, and needlessly, a 4-2.
• A- An "A" player is somewhere between "BB" and "AA". They know all the skills extremely well but cannot always execute the super-high level plays extremely effectively all the time. "A" players can run combination plays in a basic way if passes are good. That includes slides, tandems, x's, crosses, and back-row hitting.
• Location: East Bay locations may include parks and gyms in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, and surrounding cities.
• Format: 2s, 3s, and 4s outdoors. 6s indoors.
• For Safety, the following rules apply to all game formats: no kicking, no pursuits, no touching any part of the net.
• BRINGING GUESTS - We want to keep the quality of play as best as possible, so if you want to invite other players to this group, please ensure that they are fundamentally sound and have good experience with the sport.
• RSVPs - Please update your RSVPs if plans change. Updates need to be made at least 2 hours prior to the start of events. We set up nets based on anticipated participants. Multiple no shows will be removed. No-shows when there are members on the waitlist will be removed.
• Participation - We'd like to keep the group manageable in size. Inactive members may be removed based on our discretion.
• Equipment - We use official Wilson AVP or sand balls for outdoor games.
The International Wanderers
Santa Rosa, CA
This is not a regular group. Please do not ask to join UNLESS you have hikes regularly with the Sonoma County Wanderers. This is a sub group of the Sonoma County Wanderers. You need to first be an active member of the Sonoma County Wanderers. Once you have an established hiking record (20+ hikes) with the Sonoma County Wanderers and are ready to hit the road and see distant parts of the world then you are ready to join this second group! This is a hiking and traveling group. Adventure and fitness are the name of the game!!
Most important fact to be aware of!!
There is limited availability on the trips. If you are serious about traveling out of Sonoma/Marin county with the group then you will need to have a STRONG presence on the moderate-strenuous and strenuous Sonoma County Wanderer hikes with the organizers...Leigh, Joseph or Yannick. We have found that Annabel and similar hikes will NOT prepare you for hiking outside of California. I will always put the hikers that have been recently hiking the long strenuous and moderate- strenuous hikes consistently on the list first. Those are the hikers that are going to be prepared for these trips. Another hiking habit to develop to prepare for these trips is to sign up for multiple day hikes in a row without a day break in between. The trips sound exciting and adventurous but they are not for everyone. If you truly enjoy the moderate 2-3.5 hour hikes the best and find yourself gravitating to those choices, then a SIGHTSEEING international trip is more suitable for you rather than a trekking trip.