BATTING LESSONS Private and team instruction with certified hitting coach Greg Young; more than 25 years of experience and MLB-trained. Infield, outfield and baserunning lessons, too. Call 209-605-4734 or visit www.MrHittingCoach.com.
BACKYARD ACADEMY TRYOUTS Backyard Sports Academy will hold tryouts for its 9U and 11U teams for the 2017 season. Must call for an evaluation, date and time to try out. Players cannot be 10 or 12 before May 1, 2017. Call 209-669-8921 or visit backyardsportsacademy.com.
JR GIANTS The City of Modesto Parks Recreation and Neighborhoods Department has opened on-line registration for the Junior Giant League for girls and boys ages 5-13. Coaches and players can register at sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/ sf/junior-giants-leagues/. For those who need internet access, visit Maddux Youth Center at 615 Sierra Dr. Modesto, Monday-Thursday, 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The league is free and games start June 12 and go for eight weeks. All games are non-competitive and the baseball program focuses on the fundamentals of baseball through the “Junior Giants’ four Bases of Character” - Confidence, Integrity, Leadership and Teamwork. Coaches are needed! For more information contact Stephanie Smith 209-577-5450 or email email@example.com.
TRAVEL BASEBALL TRYOUTS NorCal Valley Baseball are looking for additional players to round out there competitive 9U, 10U and 11U teams for Summer and Fall programs. Contact Danny Ayala at 209-818-4159 or Vince Roberts at 209-765-0317 for an informal tryout at the facility located at 5277 Jerusalem Ct. in Modesto. For more information visit www.ncvalleybaseball.com or visit the team’s Facebook page.
SKILLS LESSONS Emphasis on shooting, ballhandling, post moves and individual offensive and defensive skill work. The importance of fundamentals, smart decision-making and hard work on both sides of the ball is stressed. Work with one of the Valley’s best trainers who has 15 years of high school coaching and AAU experience. Call coach D.J. Seeley Sr. at 916-873-3160.
MODESTO SLAM-N-JAM Will host summer camps for boys and girls, grades K-8, at Big Valley Christian High School, 1020 Pelandale Ave. There will be two sessions; Session 1: June 12-15 and Session 2: July 10-13, 9 a.m. to Noon. Cost is $110 new campers; $100 for current league players. The camp participants will recieve a T-shirt, basketball, Player Evaluation and more. For information and an application, call 209-622-0923 or visit www.modestoslamnjam.com.
CENTRAL VALLEY HORNETS Will be partnering with Big Valley Christian to conduct a 5-week summer program. The program runs June 10 to July 15 at Big Valley Chrisitian. Part of the proceeds will go directly to the school basketball program. Cost is $115 per player; $105 for returning spring session players. To register, visit cvhornets.com. For information, email centralvalleyhornets@ yahoo.com or contact director Mike Estrada at 209-495-8420.
SUPER STARS CAMP The Modesto Magic will be hosting its Super Stars Summer Camp, June 12-15. The camp is open to Boys, K-4 from 1-4 p.m., and Girls K-8 from 9 a.m. - Noon. Cost is $100 per camper or $30 per day per camper. Each camper will receive a camp T-Shirt. Camp will be at Modesto Christian High School, 5755 Sisk Rd. For more information and to register for the camp, contact Stan Silva 209-765-5107 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.modestomagic.com.
FUTURE STARS CAMP The future stars basketball camp runs five weeks at Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, through June 30, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon. The cost of the camp is $75 per week or $15 a day. Campers will work on footwork, ball-handling, passing and shooting. For more information contact coach Allen Davis by email email@example.com.
STAN. STATE YOUTH CAMP The Stanislaus State Men’s basketball program will be sponsoring a two summer youth basketball camp for boys ages 8-13. The first camp will run June 12, 14 and 16; the second camp will be June 19, 21 and 23, all days from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Turlock High School. Cost is $140 per person and campers will recieve a free Warrior t-shirt and basketball. Registration is required by June 8. To sign up visit www.warriorathleticscamps.com. For more information contact Warriors Assistant Men’s basketball coach Clint Tremelling at 209-667-3938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BAD TO THE BONZ Seventh Street Boxing Gym is holding tryouts and providing adult and youth classes. A boxing clinic for coaches will be given by Tony Avila, owner of Bad to the Bonz and former coach of Modesto PAL boxing club. The winter special is $75 per month, not including gloves. Go to Modestopalboxing.net or call Avila at 209-577-1131. Parents are encouraged to work out alongside their children. Special classes for at-risk youth. Hours are 10 a.m.-noon Saturday through Thursday and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The gym is at 1226 Seventh St. in Modesto.
MODESTO PAL Stanislaus County PAL Boxing offers a program for ages 8-17. Sign up Monday through Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at 615 Sierra Drive. Call 529-9121, ext. 10.
KICKBOXING Modesto-based Team Voodoo Kickboxing offers an anti-bullying and self-defense program. Two-month special is $140 with unlimited program. Parents train for free with every kid’s sign-up. Located at 1226 Seventh St., Modesto. Call 209-262-8976 or email email@example.com.
MAT PILATES Build core strength, improve flexibility and control muscle and breathing in class that can be modified for any age, fitness level. Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-5:20 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St., Modesto. Sign up for five, 10 or 20 classes. Call the Modesto Senior Center at 209-341-2974. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department, 1010 Tenth St., Suite 4400; or www.econnect.
SPORTS AND FITNESS The Monte Vista Chapel and Calvary Baptist Church of Turlock are cosponsoring a Sports and Fitness Camp for boys and girls ages 9-13 or in grades 4-8. The Camp will take place on June 12-16, 1 to 5:15 p.m., and; June 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration each day begins at 12:30 p.m. the first week, and, 8 a.m. the second week. The cost of the camp is $30/week. Camp t-shirts and water bottles are also available for an additional $8 and $2, respectively. The camp will be supervised and staffed by trained adult and high school leaders. Each camp will be divided into younger and older age groups. Camp brochures can be obtained at MVC, Berkeley and Monte Vista Avenues, 209-634-4935, CBC, 700 E. Monte Vista Ave., 209-632-2391, or, by calling Doug at 209-632-8492, or online at mvccamp.wordpress.com.
FLAG FOOTBALL The Central Valley Flag Football League begins it's 8-on-8 adults, 6-week Saturday Summer League season in Modesto, manager's meeting Friday, play begins June 10th, $450 for the season, includes postseason. 4 Divisions of play depending on experience and skill level. Individuals without a team are welcome. For more details call Bob at 209-578-2311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FAMILY GOLF CLINIC Join PGA professional Ted Mills and owner Mark Langley at Nor Cal Performance Center each Friday from 6-7 p.m. for the Family Golf Clinic. Costs are $20 for adults and $15 for juniors and includes range balls and instruction. All golfers welcome. Call Ted at 209-499-6161 or Mark at 209-604-4120.
UMPIRES Needed for youth baseball and softball in the Modesto area and adult softball in Modesto, Patterson, Livingston and Los Banos. Training is provided. Email csmith1733@ sbcglobal.net.
SUMMER CLASSES The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and Kidz Love Soccer will be holding its first session of summer soccer classes through June 17. Classes offered include: Mommy/Daddy and Me, ages 2 1/2-3; Tot Soccer, ages 3 1/2-4; Pre-Soccer, ages 4-5; Soccer 1, ages 5-6 and Soccer Skillz and Scrimmages, ages 7-10. There are 9 classes and costs $103. This includes a Kidz Love Soccer Jersey. For more information or to register call 209-577-5344 or visit econnect.modestogov.com.
PRO CAMP The Pro Soccer Camp is a kid friendly soccer program that teaches kids basic soccer skills such as: passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting in a fun and positive learning environment. Children are grouped according to their age and skill level. The Camp is open to boys and girls, ages 5-12. Camp days and times are June 19 - 23 and July 24 - 28, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to Noon at Ripon Mistlin Sports Complex, 1201 River Rd. For more info call 209-404-8012 or visit www.ProSoccerCamp.net.
FALL SOCCER LEAGUE The Hughson United Soccer League (HUSL) will have both online and in-person registration. $80 for the first child, $75 for a sibling, and $70 for any additional siblings in a family. Uniforms are included in the cost - shorts, shirt, socks. Children, ages 4 through 15 years old as of July 31, 2017 are eligible to register. New players to the league will need to be registered in person. Bring the player’s birth certificate for verification of age. All others are encouraged to register online. Those needing assistance with registration may also come to the in-person registration. Online registration till Saturday http://tshq.bluesombrero.com/hughsonsoccer.
THE HITTING ACADEMY Softball hitting lessons by experienced instructor. Want to learn how elite-level hitters swing and hit with more confidence? If interested, call Sean Maurice at 209-456-7886.
MODESTO MAVERICKS Registration is open to swimmers 5-18 years of age. Visit swimmodestomavericks.com. Fees are for the entire season: First swimmer, $165; second swimmer $150; third swimmer $135. This is a competitive team, and swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards.
RIPON CHRISTIAN CAMP Ripon Christian will be holding its 11 annual Knights Volleyball Summer Camp June 27-30 at Ripon Christian School, 435 N. Maple Ave. The camp is hosted by Tiger and Michele Shelton with instruction from Greg Gibbons, UOP head coach, Andie Shelton, 2013 Ripon Christian Under Armor All-American and other guests. Camp will emphasize proper technique in the six fundamental areas of volleyball, setting, passing, blocking, hitting, serving and defense. Camp times are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to Noon Friday with a tournament. The cost is $85 and each camper will recieve a t-shirt. For more information contact Tiger Shelton at 209 986-6859 or email email@example.com.
PULSE CLUB CAMP Pulse Volleyball Club will be holding its summer clinics and camp for 3rd though 12th grade students. Clinic days are June 17 and 24., Noon to 2 p.m.; grades 3-7, cost: $15 and 3 to 6 p.m.; grades 8-12, cost: $20. TheYoung and Mighty Camp will be June 19-21, 9 a.m. to Noon, for grades 3-8, pre-registeration required, cost $75. And the Elite Camp for grades 8-12, will be July 6-8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., pre-registrations required, cost $140. All camps and clinics will be at Ripon High School, 301 N Acacia Ave. The camps and clinics will be ran by Adrienne Beltrami, head coach of Holy Names University, an NCCA Division II school. For more information contact Pulse Director at 209-495-9342 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pulsevbc.com.
MODESTO/STANISLAUS Modesto/Stanislaus Water Polo summer practices til the end of July, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Practices are open to high school and pre high school players. High school age boys, pre high school and newcomers will practice at Johansen High School and both boys and all high school age girls at Downey High School. For more information contact information contact Eric Corgiat by email email@example.com or visit ms.aquanite.com.