EMPIRE LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS Modesto Empire Little League is now registering for the 2014 season online through Jan 30. In person on Dec. 17 from 5-8 PM at K Zone, 5033 Pentecost Drive, Modesto. Come play in Modesto's first and only Little League program. Volunteers, coaches and umpires needed. Early Bird pricing through Dec 17, age 4-6 T-ball $65, ages 7-12, baseball $115.00. For more info, Gloria 918-4501 or visit our website, www.eteamz.com/modestoempireLL
NORCAL HURRICANES Looking to fill four roster spots for league and travel ball. Call Rick Davis at 209-808-9082
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 www.MrHittingCoach.com or call (209) 605-4734.
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.
MODESTO SLAM N JAM Youth basketball league (Grades 1-6) sign-ups are being taken. You can sign up at Big Valley Christian School on Dec. 21. Grades 1-2 from 8-9 a.m., Grades 3-4 9-10:30 a.m. and Grades 5-6 10:30 a.m.-noon. For more information, call the Slam N Jam office at (209-985-7337).
MODESTO MAGIC The Modesto Magic girls basketball winter league starts Jan. 11. Its for girls ages 4 through high school. League runs to March 8. Multiple child discounts and financial assistance available. For more information, call Stan Silva at 209-765-5107, email email@example.com or go to the web site at www.modestomagic.com.
TURLOCK YOUTH BASKETBALL The City of Turlock is accepting signups for its boys and girls youth basketball league through Dec. 26. Cost is $68 with a late charge of an additional $5 for those signing up from Dec. 27 to Jan. 4. There will be two weeks of instructions starting Jan. 4 followed by six games. Kindergarten through fourth grade plays at Pitman. Fifth through eighth grade plays at Turlock High. To register, stop by the city office at 144 S. Broadway, Turlock, or call 668-5594.
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. Womens 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 Modestopalboxing.net 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 Drive. No experience needed. Call Randy Buchanan at (209) 572-9614 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
COACHES SOUGHT The Leukemia & Lymphoma Societys 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. Visit www.brendaathletics.com.
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 (approx. 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 (approx. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
BIG LEAGUE DREAMS Sports Park in Manteca (1077 Milo Candini Drive, behind Stadium Crossing Shopping Center), accepting registration for indoor mens, womens, co-ed leagues for all levels of play. Leagues available every day. Call (209) 824-2400, ext. 105 (Tony) or visit bigleaguedreams.com.
EASTON-WESTSIDE BULLETS Tryouts for the girls fast pitch team will be held Saturday in Modesto. 10 and 12's at 10 a.m, 14s at 11:30 a.m., and 16 and 18s at 1 p.m. Tryouts will be held at Modesto Christian High School. For more information, emial firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-620-3377.
TURLOCK STINGRAYS Tryouts for 14U and 16U girls travel teams for 2014 season. Contact coaches for tryout dates or an individual tryout. Go to; www.stingrayssoftball.com.
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: www.mrhittingcoach.com 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 Drive, behind Stadium Crossing Shopping Center), accepting registration for 40-over Monday night softball league, church Monday night league, and mens, womens 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 bigleaguedreams.com.
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 www.modestograpplingclub.com.
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 www.themat.com). Call Mike Contreras at (209) 678-1240 or at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.