EMPIRE LITTLE LEAGUE SIGN-UPS Modesto Empire Little League now registering for our 2014 season online through Jan 30. In person Jan 25 from noon-3 p.m. at the ballpark 5219 Center Ave Empire. Come play in Modesto’s first and only Little League program. Volunteers, Coaches and Umpires needed. 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 Holding tryouts for 12u and 13u roster sports every Sunday at Escalon High School from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.. 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 STARS 11u competitive travel team looking for players. For more information, call Art at ( 209) 605-5010.
FIGHTING DUCKS 11u competitive travel team from Modesto/Manteca area seeking player to help with pitching. Contact coach Curt Zimmerman via email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RIVERBANK YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL – Registration for either leagues are behind held at the Castleberg Park Snack Bar on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. One evening signup, from 5-8 p.m., is Jan. 29. If you have any questions, call ( 209) 351-7175.
RAINBOW FIELDS is accepting applications for T-Ball & Coach Pitch (ages 4-6, 6-8) AND baseball league teams (ages 8-14). Online at www.rainbowfields.com or every Tuesday starting Jan. 21, 6-8 p.m. until full.
MODESTO MAGIC Girl’s AAU travel team tryouts Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 from 4:30-6 p.m. for fifth through eighth grade teams. Tryouts at Modesto Christian High School. Cost is $5 for sign-ups on day of tryout. For more information, call Stan Silva at (209) 765-5107, email email@example.com or go to www.modestomagic.com.
BAD TO THE BONZ Bad to the Bonz Boxing Gym is having tryouts for its winter boxing program as well as providing adult and youth classes. There also are clinics for coaches that will be given by professional coach Tony Avila, former coach of the Modesto PAL boxing club and now owner of Bad to the Bonz Boxing Gym. The winter special for youth is $150 for two months. The gym encourages parents to work out for free alongside their children. The gym also offers kickboxing training by coach Gene Fields of Team Voodoo. Free classes on Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon. Class hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon, and daily 2-7 p.m. Please check our website at www.modestopalboxing.com 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 email 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 email email@example.com
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEALTHY AGING The Healthy Aging Association offers free Young At Heart group exercise classes for 60 years and better. Classes range from strength training, aerobics or Tai Chi. The strength training classes uses tubes for resistance and the exercises can be done standing or sitting depending on the participants ability. Tubes are available for first-timers at each site. For information on class location and times, please visit our website at www.HealthyAgingAssociation.org.
BIG LEAGUE DREAMS Sports Park in Manteca (1077 Milo Candini Drive, 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 bigleaguedreams.com.
WINTER SOCCER CLASSES Learn the basics through age appropriate play. Tot soccer, pre-soccer, soccer 1, and Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages. For children ages 3-10. Classes start Jan. 25. Most classes are $82. Skillz and Scrimmages are $91 (T-shirt included for Skillz and Scrimmages). To register, call (209) 577-5344 or email www.modestogov.com/econnect.
EASTON-WESTSIDE BULLETS Softball club is looking for a few position players for the upcoming 2014 Girls Youth Fastpitch season. For more information go to www.westsidebullets.net and click on “Bullets Players Needed” under the Bullets Bulletin or call Stan at (209) 620-3377.
STINGRAYS SOFTBALL Open tryouts/team workout for 14u girls travel softball team for 2014 season. Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Turlock High Softball Field. Also, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15 1-3:30 p.m. Contact coach for individual tryouts if unable to make dates. Coach Joe (209) 988-9800 www.stingrayssoftball.com
UOP SOFTBALL CAMP The University of the Pacific softball team will hold its Elite Day Camp on Saturday from noon-3:30 p.m. at Bill Simoni Field on campus. The camp, for players in grades 8-11, will focus on both hitting and defense skills and will include a tour of the campus and athletic department facilities. Cost is $40 with a discounted rate of $30 for children of Pacific staff, siblings and teams of four or more campers. Sign up via email to assistant coach Lizzie Hagen ( email@example.com) by Wednesday. Payment by cash or credit card will be accepted at check-in on the morning of the camp. Please bring completed waiver and registration form found at www.pacifictigers.com/information/camps/sball/index to check-in.
RIVERBANK YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Registration for either leagues are behind held at the Castleberg Park Snack Bar on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. One evening signup, from 5-8 p.m., is Jan. 29. If you have any questions, call ( 209) 351-7175.
STANISLAUS SENIORS Stanislaus Senior Softball Association is taking registrations for men’s leagues of 45 and older, 54 and older, 65 and older and 70 and older. We also have a women’s league of 40 and older. Contact Don Wever at (209) 599-3638.
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 and older 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 bigleaguedreams.com.
Track and Field
CLINIC AT MJC The 12th annual Learn By Doing Clinic is Feb. 8 from 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Modesto Junior College track. Clinic is for high school track and field athletes and those from other sports who want to improve their speed. Work with MJC track and field staff and other Modesto-area coaches on form drills, stretching, high jump, long and triple jump, shot put, discus, plyometrics, hurdles, pole vault, distance events and more. Cost is $20. First 100 to register will receive T-shirt. If shirts run out, cost is $15. Lunch and water provided. Registration starts at 8 a.m. at men’s physical education Room 110 near the pool. There also are youth events for those ages 6 to 13. For more information, contact Mary Shea at (209) 575-6219 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 older. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.