Modesto area camps, clinics and tryouts

November 19, 2013 


BATTING CAGE RENTAL Perfect your swing. Improve your vision skills. And, boost your confidence! Indoor cage, real baseballs & state of the art pitching machine. To schedule at appointment visit or call (209) 605-4734.

EMPIRE LITTLE LEAGUE SIGNUPS Modesto Empire Little League now registering for our 2014 season Nov. 23-24 from 2-4. We are located behind Empire Elementary School at 5201 1st St. Empire. Volunteers, Coaches and Umpires needed. Early Bird registration fees are as follows, age 4-6 Tball $65, ages 7-12 baseball $115.00. for more info visit our website,

CV NITRO 12s/13s New 13-under travel team forming to play local tournaments and league play. Call (209) 808-9082.

NORCAL HEAT 10s and 11s Competitive program looking for players to fill rosters. Call Pete at (209) 855-0763.


PAL BASKETBALL Sign ups for the Stanislaus/Modesto league continues through Dec. 13 for kids Grades 2 through 8. The $50 fee includes full uniform. League runs Jan. 11 though March. 1. Games played at Glick Middle School. For more information, call Randy Buchanan at 572-9614 or email

STANCO STAMPEDE AAU Basketball program has announced it will host 10U – 12U – 14U tryouts for its boys and girl teams on Nov. 24. The girls tryouts will began at 3 p.m. Boys tryouts at 5 p.m. All tryouts will be held at Turlock High. Please register for tryouts at For assistance with Registration, contact Mike Tubbs at 510 706 0175 or visit the Turlock House of Hoops website at


MCHENRY LEAGUE Signups are open for the youth leagues at McHenry Bowl. Openings are available for bumper leagues ages 3-7, youth leagues for ages 8-19. Tuesday and Thursdays at 4 p.m., Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. No experience necessary to participate and all equipment is provided. Call June or Kim at McHenry Bowl, (209) 571-2695..


BAD TO THE BONZ BadtotheBonz Boxing Gym is having tryouts for its summer boxing program, as well as providing adult and youth classes. We are having a boxing clinic for coaches that will be given by professional coach Tony Avila, former coach of Modesto PAL boxing club and now owner of Bad to the Bonz Boxing Gym. The summer special for youth is $150 for two months, includes new equipment. Ages 5-16. Women’s cardio class by professional Christina Martinez, Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. from 7-9:15 p.m., $10 per class of $25 for three classes. Free Fridays for non-members. We encourage parents to work out for free alongside their children. MMA training by Gene Fields of Team Voodoo. Please check our website or call Tony Avila at (209) 577-1131.

MODESTO PAL Stanislaus/Modesto PAL Boxing is a free program for ages 10 to 17. Sign up Monday and Thursday from 4-5 p.m. at 615 Sierra Dr. No experience needed. Call Randy Buchanan (209) 572-9614 or e-mail

KICK BOXING Turlock-based Team Voodoo Kickboxing has team tryouts for the summer leagues. Our self-defense clinics for adults will be starting soon. Kids camps start this month. Two-month special is $140 with unlimited program. Parents train free with every kids’ sign-up. 1226 7th St., Modesto. Call (209) 262-8976 or e-mail


COACHES SOUGHT The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training is looking for coaches for its cycle program. Area cyclists with an interest in teaching beginners about cycling are encouraged to call Melissa Van Diepen at (209) 522-1800 or e-mail


BAC FIT KIDS Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. 30-minute “get active, fit and fun class.” Kids ages 4-12. $5 fee. Contact Lisa Bracken at (209) 571-2582 ext. 312 or e-mail Visit

SPEED & AGILITY TRAINING Every Saturday, $20 for a 2-hour session. Youth-8th grade, 10 a.m. tno noon, high school from noon to 2 p.m. Bonsu Elite Athletics (401 Bangs Ave., Suite D, Modesto), (209) 247-2695.

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TRAINING Sunday through Thursday. $20 per session (appox. 90 minutes). All athletes (male or female), and all sports welcome. Monthly packages available as well. Bonsu Elite Athletics (401 Bangs Ave., Suite D, Modesto), (209) 247-2695.

ADULT FITNESS CLASSES Monday through Thursday at 8:30 p.m. $20 per session (appox. 90 minutes). Monthly packages available as well. Receive top of the line fitness training to reach your goals, a meal plan and supplement recommendation, as well as a fun and supportive atmosphere among adults. Bonsu Elite Athletics (401 Bangs Ave., Suite D, Modesto), (209) 247-2695.

SPORT TRAINING Sport-specific training for college and high school athletes. Contact Bruce at (209) 648-8420 or

SPEED TRAINING Speed and agility training for all sports and athletes. All ages 6 and up are welcome. Contact Debin Cowell at (209) 495-8974 or at


SNAG GOLF Stands for “Starting New At Golf”, for ages 5 to 15. Saturday dates available with reservations, so call the golf shop to reserve your spot. We schedule SNAG sessions when we have five or more kids participating. Kids will learn basics of swing, grip, stance, putting, scorekeeping, etiquette etc. Put together your own group of kids and we will run the session and provide equipment. 90 minute group sessions $10 per child. Call (209) 664-6450.


MODESTO TURKEY TROT Signups are being held for the Modesto Turkey Trot and Gobbler Run to be held Thanksgiving morning (Thursday, Nov. 28) at Tuolumne Regional Park, 1200 Tioga Drive, Modesto. The 5-kilometer race starts at 9:30 a.m. and the 5K walk at 9:35 a.m. The races for boys and girls ages 13-and-under begin at 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., respectively. The cost for those who preregister before Nov. 22 is $25 (5k run/walk with T-shirt), $20 (5k run/walk without T-shirt or 13-and-under half-mile with T-shirt) and $15 (13-and-under half-mile without T-shirt). To register online, go to

Trot2013. All other registration will be on day of race in person. For questions, contact Mary Shea at Proceeds go to the Modesto Junior College track and cross country programs.


BIG LEAGUE DREAMS Sports Park in Manteca (1077 Milo Candini Dr. behind Stadium Crossing Shopping Center), accepting registration for indoor men’s, women’s, co-ed leagues for all levels of play. Leagues available every day. Call (209) 824-2400, ext. 105 (Tony) or visit


BATTING INSTRUCTION Learn the right way! Learn the keys to good hitting and how to incorporate them into your own style. How to get the barrel to the ball quicker and more explosive. How to hit the ball hard more often. And, how to think like a good hitter. Visit: or call Greg at (209) 605-4734.

HITTING ACADEMY Winter is the time to fix the swing. No better place to do it than with 1 on 1 private instruction in the largest indoor softball training facility in the area. Give us a call or stop by to learn more, 702 Kearney Ave., Modesto. (209) 456-7886

BIG LEAGUE DREAMS Sports Park in Manteca (1077 Milo Candini Dr. behind Stadium Crossing Shopping Center), accepting registration for 40-over Monday night softball league, church Monday night league, and men’s, women’s and coed leagues for all players, Sunday through Friday nights. Players can sign up as individuals or teams. Call (209) 824-2400, ext. 102 (James) or Jen (112) or visit

MISS BEHAVIN’ TRYOUTS Looking to fill 14-under and 16-under rosters. Check for updates. For questions or to schedule an individual tryout, call Rod (209) 996-6294 or email


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

Water Polo

ALL-STAR WATER GAMES The top high school senior water polo players from the Modesto Metro Conference and the Central California Conference will square off in an all-star match on Nov. 23 in Turlock. The four-match event, pitting the Stanislaus District’s large-school conferences, will start at 2 p.m. at Turlock High School’s Steve Feaver Aquatics Center. The four games will pit first- and second-team all stars in both boys and girls. Cost is $5. For more information, email Joe Bernardi of the Turlock Bulldogs Aquatic Boosters at Pictured is Johansen’s Chase Cunha.


RAIDER WRESTLING CLUB For ages 5-13. Call Becky Aldana (209) 380-2078

MODESTO GRAPPLING CLUB The Modesto Grappling Club offers courses to ages 12 and up. No experience necessary. Classes at Beyer High wrestling room Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Call Don Hunnell at (209) 277-5875 or visit

TURLOCK CLUB YOUTH Practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30-7. Ages 5-18 welcome. Club cost is $40 plus all wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling Athlete card (available at Call Mike Contreras at (209) 678-1240 or at

CENTRAL YOUTH Freestyle program is open. Call Paul at (209) 470-5637.


BRENDA KIDS YOGA Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5 p.m. $25 for the month (8 sessions total). Brenda Athletic Clubs Modesto (209) 571-2582 or e-mail

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