MLB All-Star AZ D-Backs Branch

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548 W. Southern Ave. • Phoenix, AZ 85041 • Ph: (602) 268-3486


Registration forms will be available at your local Club.  Please visit the Club’s front desk to get your application or renewal forms.

Hours of Operation:

After School Hours
First Day of 2017-2018 School Year: August 7*
2:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
12:30 PM – 8:00 PM, Fridays Only

The D-Backs Branch follows the Roosevelt School District school calendar. The Club closes at 5:30 pm every 1st Friday of each month with September, November, January, April, & May excluded.

We are open late to help parents succeed! 

Club History:

First opened in 1958 as the Herbert Kieckhefer Branch, this Club has served the South Phoenix community for more than a half a century. In 2011, thanks to the generous support of Major League Baseball, the All-Star Game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Branch underwent a complete renovation and reopened as the MLB All-Star Arizona Diamondbacks Branch: A Kieckhefer Family Legacy. Some of the programs include partnerships with the South Mountain W.O.R.K.S. Coalition, Helping Enrich African American Lives Coalition, Phoenix Police, Audubon Society, and the Arizona Diamondbacks (who sponsors the Day for Kids and the Club holiday party each year).

After School Programs:

This Branch serves children ages 5-18. (5 year old has to be in Kindergarten and 5 at the time of registration for the school year.)
Annual youth membership is $30.
Annual teen membership is $15.

Program Fees: 

School-year program fees are just $25 per month beginning in September 2017.  No additional monthly fees will be charged for Teens.  Fees will be due on the first day of the month.

We have a sliding fee scale for families, based upon financial need and proof of income, to ensure that our programs will be accessible for kids.  Limited scholarships are available.

Club Amenities:

  • Gym
  • Teen Center
  • Games Room
  • Art Room
  • Learning Center/Computer Lab
  • Meal Program
  • Outside basketball court
  • Baseball field
  • Playground

At the Club, members are in a safe environment, provided with resources and space to accomplish their homework, given free time to explore new opportunities, to be creative and make new friends. In addition, members are imparted with values focused on leadership and character development. Club members enjoy a nutritious hot meal and a healthy snack daily.

Our proven programs are delivered by trained, caring adults in a safe environment that encourages members to explore their interests, conquer their fears, encouraged to try new things and follow their dreams!

*Roosevelt District has not announced their school calendar dates yet.  We will update this as we have this information. 

Club Staff:

Staff Staff
Bella Miller
Unit Director
Program Manager
Impact Specialist
David DeBruin
Teen Specialist
Monica Ngegba
Branch Assistant