Modesto area camps and clinics information

September 4, 2013 

BASEBALL MODESTO/EMPIRE — Modesto Empire Baseball and Modesto Teen Baseball are accepting applications from interested persons who would enjoy serving on our Board of Directors. We will be holding interviews in mid-September. If you are interested please email us at:

OAKDALE CLINICS — Work on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, mental play and the phsyical training for strength, core and agility with Hondo Arpoika. Cos is $35 for 30 minutes, 60 for an hour. No refunds for cancellation, can reschedule in same week. Visit, email or call (209) 603-2157.

TEAM MURPHY DINNER — Proceeds from Sept. 20 dinner support Tyler Murphy, Turlock High pitcher injured in a boating accident on Aug. 8. Tickets are $50 for dinner, drinks, dancing and silient auction at 3540 Amethyst Way in Turlock. Call (209) 678-0290 or (209) 404-5638 and visit the Team Murphy on Facebook.


CENTRAL CATHOLIC CAMP — Central Catholic High School (200 S. Carpenter Rd., Modesto), is offering a youth basketball camp every Saturday from Sept. 28 until Nov. 9 from 10–11:30 am. The camp is open to girls and boys ages 6-13. Ball handling and basketball fundamentals will be the focus on the camp and will include footwork, dribbling, passing and shooting skill development. The cost for the camp is $100 and will include a free camp T-shirt. To reserve a spot, e-mail Coach Wilson at or Please contact Cathy Padula for additional information at (209) 524-9611.

CV HORNETS — Central Valley Youth Basketball Association sign ups are Sept. 12, Oct. 3, 17 and Nov. 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Mtn. Mikes Pizza (at 2101 Standiford Ave., Modesto). This year former NBA and Harlem Globtrotter players will be training all players for 10 weeks when you sign up. Visit or email

MODESTO MAGIC — Fall league registration is open. League runs Saturdays starting Sept. 7 at Modesto Christian High School. For girls age 4 to 18. Cost is $150 including uniform, $125 if you already have one. Financial assistance available. Check-in and registration Sept. 7: Ages 4-5 and K-4, Noon-12:30 p.m.; Grades 5-8, 1:15-1:45 p.m.; High school 2:30-3 p.m. Multiple-child discounts available. Call (209) 765-5107 or visit

SLAM-N-JAM — Fall league registration & tryouts are Sept. 7 at Big Valley Christian High. Grades 3-4 from 9-10 a.m., grades 5-6 from 10-11 a.m., grades 7-8 form 11 a.m. to noon, high schoolers from noon to 1 p.m. Instruction every week prior to each game for grades 3-8 by experienced and certified coaches. Call (209) 622-0923 or go to

FOOTBALL OFFICIALS SOUGHT — The NCOA South Football Division is seeking individuals interested in officiating high school football games. We serve high schools in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section, from Lodi to Le Grand. Training classes are held in Modesto through September from 6:30-8:30 p.m. All materials will be provided. Contact Tracy at (209) 606-5107 or e-mail

FLAG FOOTBALL — Stanislaus/Modesto PAL NFL Flag Football for boys & girls in grades 2-6. NFL jerseys and flags, runs Oct. 5 to Nov. 23. Deadline to register is Sept. 11. Cost is $35. Games played at Standiford School. Call Randy Buchanan at (209) 572-9614 or email

GENERAL ROLLER DERBY — The Sintral Valley Derby Girls and Motown Misfits will be hosting a doubleheader against the NorCal Rollergirls and NorCal Junior Roller Derby. Doors open at 5 p.m. on Sept. 7, first whistle for the junior bout is at 5:30 p.m. at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds, Building E1. Come out to cheer on our local junior and adult roller derby teams as well as shop through our vendor alley.

PICKLEBALL — Thursdays at 8 a.m. at Crane Park (Canal and Berkeley avenues). The Central Valley Pickleball Club invites the community to join the fun of pickleball. Lessons and paddles are provided for new players. Bring along a folding chair and bottled water. Call Art Pargament at (209) 620-8249.

GOLF ESCALON CLINICS — Golf clinics at Escalon Golf Course in Escalon. Come learn to play and come improve your game. Ladies clinic on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. ($15), beginners clinics on Sundays at 5 p.m. ($15). Please call Lance at (209) 678-3093 or email at or call Charlie at (209) 985-6574 or email

CALAVERAS OUTING — "Swinging on a Star" golf outing to benefit youth mentoring is Sept. 13 at Sequoia Woods Country Club in Arnold. Event will include a putting contest, cart and 18 holes of golf, hole-in-one contest, snacks, dinner, awards and raffle all for just a $95 entry fee. Many sponsorship and advertising opportunities are available. Non-golfers can attend the dinner for $30 per person. For more information about both the Calaveras Mentoring Foundation and the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program, please visit To sponsor or sign up for the 2013 Swinging on a Star Golf Outing, contact Tom Suarez by leaving a message at (209) 736-7706 or sending an email to

SOFTBALL RIPON REC — Men's and coed leagues offered. Games on Monday and Tuesday nights. Season begins Sept. 9 and runs through Oct. 29. 10-game season with all teams making playoffs. Games at Stouffer Park in Ripon. Cost per team is $550. Limited to first eight teams for eaceh league. Contact Gary Glendenning at (209) 380-2212 or email

SWIMMING TEAM MAAC — Modesto Area Aquatic Club is for competitive and fitness swimmers ages 18 and up. Fourteen weekly coach-run sessions at MJC swim complex. Monthly dues are $38 and annual insurance is $44. Visit

TENNIS GROUP LESSONS — At the SOS Club in Modesto, four-week sessions for $40. "Little Tennis" for ages 4-6 on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m., beginners (ages 7-10) Mondays or Thursdays 4-5 p.m., Pre-Academy (ages 11-14) Mondays or Thursdays 5-6 p.m., adult beginners on Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Call (209) 578-5803.

LEARN AT BRENDA — Brenda Athletic Clubs have a number of tennis groups available. Youth Quick Start (ages 4-10), Mon. 4:15-5 p.m., Wed. 3:45-4:30 p.m., $8 per clinic; Youth Quick Start (age 7-15), Tues. & Thurs. from 4-5:50 p.m., $15 per clinic; Adult Drop In, Mon. from noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m., Fri. from 9-10:30 a.m., $10.

BAC SPORT TENNIS — Brenda Athletic Club-Turlock Sport Tennis: Small Children's Clinics (age 6-9), M-T-W from 3:45-5:30 p.m.; Youth Advanced Beginning Clinics (age 8-13), M-T-W from 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Youth Intermediate Clinics (age 10 & up), M-T from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Beginning/Intermediate Adults, Wed. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call Steve Matthews at (209) 658-8299 or e-mail

ADULT YOUTH CAMPS — At Modesto Racquet Club, Monday through Thursday from 6-8 p.m. Session is Aug. 26-29. Cost is $85 dollars for members, $95 dollars for non-members. Call Mark Fairchilds at (209) 567-3577.

VOLLEYBALL DELTA VALLEY CLINICS — Sept. 8, 15, 29, Oct. 13, 20, 27. Cost is $20 per clinic. Bring a friend, you both get half off. Second sibling given $10 discount. Visit

RIPON RAGE CLINIC — Rage Volleyball Club Sunday Drop-In Clinics. Grades 5-6, 1-3 p.m., $15. Grades 7-12, 1-4 p.m., $20. Ripon High School and the University of the Pacific Janssen-Lagorio Gym. Visit for details.

WATER POLO PRACTICE FOR PRE-HIGH SCHOOLERS — Practice for pre-high school students will begin on Sept. 15 at Johansen. Practices will be Monday and Wednesday from 5:15-6:30 p.m. The program can be for ages 8 to eighth grade. More information about the program, including cost, can be found at or you can call Brent Bohlender at 209-606-6685.

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