OAKDALE BASEBALL ASSOCIATION SIGNUPS -- Jan. 10, 17 and 24 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Oakdale Junior High on Maag Avenue. Forms available at oakdalebaseball.com, at registration, and at Oakdale Parks & Rec Department. Cost for Cal Ripken tee ball (ages 5-6) $60, rookie (7-8) coach pitch) $60, minor (9-10) $80, major (11-12) $90 and Babe Ruth (13-15) $90. Coaches training and certification manual will be available for review on registration nights. Call 848-8046.
WESTPORT-SOUTHSIDE YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -- Signups for boys and girls ages 4-14. $70. Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-noon; Jan. 18, 6-8 p.m.; Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-noon; Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m.; Feb 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. At Westport Elementary School cafeteria, 5248 S. Carpenter Road. Copy of birth certificate required. Call Paul Butler at 537-8376.
MODESTO BASEBALL FOR YOUTH -- Umpire registration being taken for spring season, which runs from late March through early June for players ages 9-12. Equipment and training will be provided. Call Jeff Koester at 577-3241 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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HUGHSON YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/TEE BALL -- Signups Jan. 12 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Jan. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at United Samaritans across from the Hughson library. Forms available online at www.hughsonyouthbaseball.com.
CERES YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SIGNUPS -- Jan. 26 (10 a.m.-2 p.m.) and Feb. 2 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at Sam Vaughn School. Age 5 baseball players must be 5 as of Dec. 31, 2008. Ages 6-15 must be 5 as of July 31, 2008. Ages 5-18 softball players must be 5 as of Jan. 1, 2008. $80 for first child, $150 for two children, $200 for three children, $50 for each additional child living in same household. Call Vicki Wilson at 538-0532. ... Proof of age required at registration. $20 late fee beginning Feb. 3.
CRUSADERBALL BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -- For boys and girls ages 5-14. Tee ball (ages 5-6), baseball (7-12), boys PONY (13-14 as of April 30, 2008), softball (7-14 as of Dec. 31, 2007). Signups at Modesto Christian Middle School, 5901 Sisk Road, "M" Building, on Jan. 12, 10 a.m.-noon; Jan. 15, 7-9 p.m.; and Jan. 24, 7-9 p.m. Visit www.crusaderball.com.
OAKDALE CAMPS -- Monday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at Oakdale High, Gold Glove Infield Camp. $45. ... Velocity Development Camp for stronger and healthier arms. ... Visit cencalbaseball.org.
BEL PASSI PONY LEAGUE SIGNUPS -- For boys and girls living in Sylvan School District. Registration 9 a.m.-noon at Bel Passi, 4312 Roselle Ave., on Saturdays through Jan. 12. ... Starting Jan. 19, registration will be open to boys and girls living in Stanislaus County. Registration will continue until Feb. 16. Bring a birth certificate and utility bill. Call Paul Speed at 551-8675 or visit www.belpassibaseball.com.
TURLOCK LITTLE LEAGUES -- Turlock National and South Turlock National. Ages 7-12 $85, ages 13-16 $105. Sign up on following dates and save $10: Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. at Chatom School; Jan. 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Turlock High cafeteria; Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m. at Brown School; Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m. at Osborn School; Jan. 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Valley Oak School. Bring birth certificate, three proofs of residency. Visit www.turlockll.org or call Melody Lema at 667-4775 or Tina Lema at 668-2447.
TURLOCK YOUTH BASEBALL -- Signups for American League and American League East from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 12 and 19 and from 7-9 p.m. Jan. 15 and 24 in the Turlock High cafeteria. Cost is $115 for Little League and $125 for Majors and Senior League. Call Art Doucette at 656-8334.
HART RANSOM YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -- For boys and girls ages 5-14. Tee ball (ages 5-6), baseball (7-12), boys PONY (13-14) as of April 30, 2008, and softball (7-14) as of Dec. 31, 2007. Registration for returning players Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-noon, in Hart Ransom cafeteria. Open registration will be held Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-noon, in Hart Ransom cafeteria. Forms will be available at registrations and www.hr-baseballclub.org. Coaches and umpires needed. E-mail email@example.com
CALVARY TEMPLE ACADEMY YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL -- For boys and girls ages 5-14. Baseball age as of April 30, 2008; softball age as of Dec. 31, 2007. Online registration at www.calvaryball.org. On-site registration Jan. 19 and 26. Registration info available online or at Calvary Temple Academy school office. Looking for coaches and umpires. E-mail CTYouthBaseball@aol.com or call 604-9932.
ATWATER YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, TEE BALL -- For boys and girls ages 4½-13. Sign up at Bellevue Bowl on Saturdays and Sundays or at Beach Rays weekdays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at 310 E. Bellevue. Baseball tryouts Feb. 16 and softball tryouts Feb. 23 at Mitchell School. Call 358-5965 or visit www.AtwaterYouthBaseball.com.
RAINBOW FIELDS SPRING LEAGUE -- For ages 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U. Starts in late March. 12 games plus playoffs. $88/player for 12-player team. Deposit $300 by Feb. 29 and receive $200 discount. Call Nancy Rea at 869-4242, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.rainbowfields.com.
WOODS CREEK LITTLE LEAGUE -- Serves Sonora and Columbia school districts. At signups, provide birth certificate and verification of residence. $60 ages 9 and under, $70 for ages 10-14. Signup dates: Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m. at Sonora Elementary; and Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. at Columbia Elementary. Call Jim Schultz at 532-7250 or 533-8411.
ESCALON BABE RUTH SOFTBALL/BASEBALL -- Registration through Feb. 7 at City Hall, 1854 Main St. Divisions based on player's age as of: Baseball and tee ball, April 30, 2008; softball, Dec. 31, 2007. $30 ages 5-6, $35 ages 7-8, $40 ages 9-10, $45 ages 11-12, $50 ages 13-15 boys and 16U girls. Boundaries for baseball: Escalon Unified School District or Valley Home District. Boundaries for softball: Escalon Unified School District, Oakdale Joint Union or Valley Home District. Call 838-4134 or e-mail email@example.com.
MODESTO TEEN BASEBALL -- The league is taking applications for head coaching positions in all divisions and age groups. MTB will have traveling teams in all Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth divisions ages 7-18. Call 568-0570.
SALIDA LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL -- Signups are $80 for tee ball and $140 for other divisions. Birth certificate and three proofs of residency required. Call president Brandt Evans at 545-5004 or 543-9876.
VALLEY BASEBALL WOOD BAT LEAGUE -- Now taking signups for teams and players for the 28A and 38A divisions. Season starts March 30. Call 464-7203 or visit www.vblwood.com.
TIGERS WINTER PROSPECT CAMPS -- Jan. 12, 19, 26 and 27 at University of the Pacific in Stockton. The camp consists of game situations and specialized instruction in the advanced fundamentals of the game. Both are open to players in grades 9-12 and cost $150. Also, hitting camps on Jan. 15, 22 and 29 from 3-5 p.m. Contact Jim Yanko at 946-2386 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Wes Yourth at 946-7309 or email@example.com.
TURLOCK/MERCED LESSONS -- Merced College assistant coach Jon Boyett offers lessons in hitting and defense (infield/outfield) in Turlock at Backyard Baseball and at Merced College by appointment. Group and package rates available. All ages and skill levels. Call 996-0290.
RAINBOW FIELDS TRAINING CENTER -- Certified hitting instructor Greg Young has been added to The Academy at Rainbow Fields. Teaches baseball and softball players. Call him at 605-4734 or visit www.MrHittingCoach.com.
CITY OF MODESTO BASKETBALL FOR YOUTH -- Class teaching fundamentals of the game will be held Wednesdays from Jan. 9 through Feb. 13 at La Loma Gym, 1800 Encina Ave. $30. Class times: ages 8-11, 6-7 p.m.; ages 12-17, 7-8 p.m. Call 577-5344. Register at Parks & Rec office at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400 or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect.
DELHI YOUTH LEAGUE -- Signups through Jan. 11. Coed league for boys and girls in grades 1-8 from Delhi and surrounding communities. Two-week clinic to teach basic skills, followed by five games. Saturdays at Delhi High gym from Jan. 12 to Feb. 23. Sign up Jan. 8, 5-6:30 p.m. at Delhi Educational Park Multi-Purpose Room, 16881 W. Schendel Road, or weekdays 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Delhi Unified School District, 9716 Hinton Ave. $40 includes T-shirt and basketball. Contact David Jensen at 669-3183 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVINGSTON OPEN GYM -- Sundays, Jan. 13 through May 4, 6-9 p.m. at Livingston High gym on Peach Street. For males and females ages 14 and up. Residents $2, students $1 with valid student ID. Contact Livingston Recreation Department at 394-8830.
MODESTO MAGIC GIRLS LSU hands Ohio State another loss in title game -- Elementary and Junior High winter league, Jan. 12-March 8 (Saturdays only), for grades 3-8. $125 new players, $105 for players with jerseys. Check-in and late registration signups Jan. 12, grades 3-5 from 1-1:30 p.m. and grades 6-8 from 2:30-3 p.m., at YMCA. Register online or download flyer from Web site. Flyers also at Valley Sporting Goods. ... Women's Adult Winter League, Jan. 12-March 8 (Saturdays only) for ages 18 and up. Check-in and late registration signups Jan. 12, 4:15-4:30 p.m. at YMCA. Open gym format. $5 per visit. ... Call Stan Silva, 765-5107; Rob Spencer, 602-6972; fax, 549-9753; e-mail email@example.com; or visit www.eteamz.com/modestomagic.
TRYOUTS FOR TURLOCK TEAM -- Stanislaus Spartans of Turlock, getting ready for their first season in the Central Valley Football League, will hold tryouts Jan. 12 at Roosevelt Junior High, 1330 College Ave., in Modesto. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. Herb Fullerton is head coach. Fee is $25. Participants must bring workout attire. Position coaches are needed. Call 230-6908.
CENTRAL SAINTS YOUTH FOOTBALL -- Football and Cheer coaching positions available for 2008 season. Must apply in January. Contact Greg Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 985-4662.
RIVER OAK REDSKINS YOUTH FOOTBALL & CHEER -- DYFL organization for boys and girls ages 7-14. Open signups begin Jan. 12, noon-4 p.m. at Riverbank Community Center, 3600 Santa Fe Street. Open to Riverbank, Oakdale and Modesto. No tryouts. $150 per child. Cheer registration $100 plus $50 uniform rental fee. Additional fees required for cheer. Copy of birth certificate, photo, current report card and sports physical (due 90 days before first practice) required. Visit www.riveroakredskins.com or call 869-2316.
MANTECA 2-MAN SCRAMBLE -- Monday, Feb. 18, at Manteca GC, Presidents Day 2-Man Scramble. 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. shotguns. Championship flight (0-13 total handicap both players or declare; played at scratch) and first and second flights (total handicap must be 14 or above). $8,000 in prizes based on full field. $78 per player includes golf, range balls, pack of Titleist golf balls, lunch, plus two free rounds of golf (weekdays after 11 a.m.) for anyone who enters before Feb. 1. Call 825-2500.
McHENRY GOLF CENTER JUNIOR CLINIC -- Free junior golf clinic at McHenry Golf Center every Wednesday in January from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Open to kids 9-13 years of age. Range balls not included. McHenry Golf Center is located at 5150 McHenry Ave. Call 523-5151.
CITY OF MODESTO AIKIDO CLASS -- For women, men and children. All classes meet at Aikido of Modesto, 1501 Coffee Road, Suite L. Ages 16 and up, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 8-Feb. 28; $95. ... Refer to Winter/Spring 2008 Activity Guide at www.modesto.com/prnd/activityguide. Register at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect.
CITY OF MODESTO MARTIAL ARTS FOR PRESCHOOLERS -- For ages 4-5. Focuses on basic instruction of kicks, strikes, blocks, stretching and balance. Classes at Mid-California Tae Kwon Do, 4622 Glass Court, Suite C. $45. Class times Thursdays, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Jan. 10-31. Call 577-5344. Register at Parks & Rec office, 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect.
POKER RUN -- June 21, Star Touring and Riding Association Modesto Chapter 294 4th Annual Poker Run. Benefits Sierra Vista Child & Family Services. Registration 8-9 a.m. at Yamaha of Modesto. Last bike out at 10 a.m. Prizes, 50/50 drawing, BBQ. Call Gerald Prasad at 324-1924 or Barry Brannon at 380-2589.
CITY OF MODESTO ROCK CLIMBING CLASS -- Beginning class for ages 11-16. Wednesdays, Jan. 9-30 from 4-6 p.m. $35. Call 571-5119. Register at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect.
KIDS AND FAMILIES MARATHON -- Presented by City of Turlock. Sponsored by Runners Feet and Mizuno. Incremental running program designed to encourage kids and their families to begin a healthy lifestyle. Participating children grades K-6, teens and adults will run a total of 26.2 miles over a four-month period. Sign up at the Recreation office. $12 per person. Families can run together; youth can run in their P.E. classes. Participants will complete their final 1.2 miles during Family Festival on April 26 at Turlock Regional Sports Complex. Call 668-5594.
CENTRAL VALLEY ROADRUNNERS -- Youth track and field club for ages 5-17. Registration and informational meeting Jan. 14, 6:30-8 p.m., at Big Valley Christian High, 1020 Pelandale Ave. Bring a copy of your child's birth certificate. Club fee is $100. Any high school athlete may attend the meeting if interested in attempting to qualify for the Junior Olympics after their season is over. Contact coach Carl Bryant at 538-7080 or e-mail email@example.com.
SIERRA CLUB NORDIC SKI TRIP/DODGE RIDGE -- Sunday, Jan. 27, Beginner/Intermediate Nordic Ski Trip near Dodge Ridge. A cross country ski tour up snow-covered Crabtree Road starting from near Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. Total round-trip distance 6 miles -- lunch at turnaround location at Aspen Meadow. Reservations required. Contact Frank Oyung at 962-7585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SIERRA CLUB NORDIC SKI TRIP/YOSEMITE -- Saturday, Feb. 23, Beginner/Intermediate Nordic Ski Trip in Yosemite National Park. Skiers will cover 5-7 miles. All-day trip. Bring lunch, snacks, water. Contact Frank Oyung at 962-7585 or email@example.com.
CITY OF MODESTO SOCCER FUN! -- For boys and girls ages 2-12. Learn fundamentals in non-competitive, age-appropriate format. All classes taught in Kidz Love Soccer format. $80. Classes meet on Saturdays, Jan. 12-March 8, at Woodrow Park, 3101 Sherwood Ave. ... Mommy/Daddy & Me (ages 2-3½, 1:15-1:45 p.m. ... Tots Soccer (3½-4), 4:20-4:50 p.m. ... Pre-Soccer (4-5), 2-2:35 p.m. ... Level 1 (5-6), 2:35-3:20 p.m. ... Level 2 (7-8), 3:20-4:05 p.m. ... Level 3 (9-12), 3:20-4:20 p.m. ... Call 571-5119. Register at Parks & Rec office, 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect.
CITY OF CERES KIDS SOCCER -- Kidz Love Soccer, Inc., a program to introduce kids to the game. Wednesdays, Jan. 16 to March 5 at Roeding Heights Park. $67 for 8-week session. ... Mom/Dad & Me ages 2-3½, 10-10:30 a.m. ... Pre-soccer ages 4-5, 2:45-3:20 p.m. ... Tot-soccer ages 3½-4, 5:05-5:35 p.m. ... Soccer 1, ages 5-6, 3:20-4:05 p.m. ... Soccer 2, ages 7-8, 4:05-4:50 p.m. ... Soccer 3, ages 9-12, 4:05-5:05 p.m. ... Register at Ceres City Hall, 2720 Second Street, online at www.ci.ceres.ca.us, or call Traci Farris at 538-5682.
CITY OF CERES ADULT COMPETITIVE LEAGUE -- For ages 18 and up. Team registrations for spring 2008 league on first-come, first-served basis, Jan. 21 through Feb. 18. $550 entry fee due at registration, along with completed 11-20 player roster. $25 late fee applies after Feb. 18 and $50 late fee applies after Feb. 25. Nine league games, Sundays, March 2-May 18, at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park. Register at Ceres City Hall, 2720 Second Street, online at www.ci.ceres.ca.us, or call Traci Farris at 538-5682.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE -- Goodwill Ambassadors Sports Tours accepting applications for 2008 Goodwill Ambassadors International Soccer exchange program to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Open to Canadian and American boys ages 12-18. Call 425-255-8102 or visit Sports for Youth Foundation Web site at www.globalgroupsportstours.com.
MANTECA INDOOR SOCCER -- Big League Dreams Sports Park taking signups for indoor leagues. Men's, women's and coed leagues. All levels of play. Complex is off Highway 120 and Airport Way, at 1077 Milo Candini Drive, behind Stadium Crossing shopping center. Call Tony at 824-2400, ext. 105.
LADY WARRIORS -- 14U, will be holding tryouts every Saturday until the team is full. For more information contact Kelly 202-2057 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAL STATE STANISLAUS CLINIC -- Jan. 26, for girls ages 7-17. Sponsored by nationally-ranked CSU Stanislaus softball team. Sessions: pitching, 8:30 a.m.; hitting, 10:30 a.m.; all defensive positions, 1:30 pm. Cost is $20 per session. Call 667-3105.
RAINBOW FIELDS TOURNEYS -- Feb. 2-3, girls fastpitch ASA tournaments for 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U, 18 gold. Contact Kelly at 202-2057 or www.rainbowfields.com.
MANTECA SOFTBALL -- Big League Dreams Sports Park taking signups for winter leagues. Men's, women's and coed leagues. All levels of play. Call James at 824-2400, ext. 102.
CERES YOUTH SOFTBALL UMPS -- Looking for boys and girls youths and adults to officiate fastpitch games. Will train. Must be at least 12 years old. Call Ron at 527-1112.
WESTPORT-SOUTHSIDE YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -- For info look under "Baseball."
CERES YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -- For info look under "Baseball."
HUGHSON YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/TEE-BALL -- For info look under "Baseball."
CRUSADERBALL BASEBALL/SOFTBALL -- For info look under "Baseball."
HART RANSOM YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL -- For info look under "Baseball."
CALVARY TEMPLE ACADEMY YOUTH SOFTBALL, BASEBALL -- For info look under "Baseball."
ATWATER YOUTH BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, TEE BALL -- For info look under "Baseball."
SALIDA SOFTBALL -- See "Salida Little League Baseball & Softball" under BASEBALL.
ESCALON SOFTBALL -- See "Escalon Babe Ruth Softball/Baseball" under BASEBALL.
RAINBOW FIELDS -- Spring fastpitch league starts in late March. Ages 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U. Ten games plus playoffs. $500. ... Men's Doubleheader League. Thursday or Friday nights, starting March 13-14. Two games a night for four weeks. $450. ... Call Nancy Rea at 869-4242, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.rainbowfields.com.
MODESTO GIRLS SOFTBALL -- Registration through Feb. 15 for girls 6-14. Forms at www.eteamz.com/modestogsl under handout section and at Valley Sporting Goods and Play it Again Sports. Call 869-3880.
CALIFORNIA POUNCERS -- Tryouts on Saturdays through January. For 12-year-olds, call Cassi (996-1372), 14- and 16-year-olds call Derek (604-6403) or Ryan (993-9149). Interested coaches, call Ryan. Call for times.
CALIFORNIA BANDITS 14U -- Tryouts at Beyer Park on Wednesday nights in January from 6-8 p.m. Call 577-8659 or Steve at 918-4604. Visit www.californiabandits.org.
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE -- Goodwill Ambassadors Sports Tours accepting high school volleyball teams, club teams, and individual players for July 2008 Goodwill Ambassadors International Volleyball exchange program to Europe. Open to Canadian and American boys and girls ages 14-20. Two tours: July 1-12 to Italy and July 15-25 to England. Team members will participate in tournaments and local competitions in London, Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome. Call 425-255-8102 or visit www.volleyballtours.com.
CITY OF MODESTO SWIM LESSONS -- Parks & Rec Department accepting registrations for spring swim lessons. Levels 1, 2, private and adult & child classes are available. Lessons begin Jan. 14 and continue through Feb. 11. Classes are Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday evenings at Susan Burris Indoor Pool at Sonoma Elementary School, 1325 Sonoma Ave. Register at Parks & Rec office, 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect. Call 577-5344 or refer to Winter/Spring Activity Guide online at www.modestogov.com/prnd/activityguide.
MODESTO GRAPPLING CLUB -- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. at Downey High wrestling room. Learn various forms of wrestling such as Sombo, Collegiate and Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. Open to public, ages 12 to adults. Contact Don Hunnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 277-5874 or www.modestograpplingclub.com.
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