BATTING LESSONS Private and team instruction with certified hitting coach Greg Young; more than 25 years of experience and MLB trained. Improve your swing. Infield, outfield and baserunning lessons, too. Call 209-605-4734 or visit www.MrHittingCoach.com.
CCC ROCKERS The 12U team is looking for athletes to continue through the fall season. Call Jim Pernetti at 209-495-8610 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
YOUTH CLINIC FUNDRAISER The Lodi Elite 11U club will host a one-day all-skills clinic for kids ages 8-12 on Oct. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. Instruction from former major-league players Jason Bartlett, Joe Thurston and David Cooper, plus others. Cost is $75, and the clinic includes infield, outfield, batting and pitching. Participants will be fed and will receive a T-shirt and an opportunity for an Q&A with the pros. Registration deadline is Friday. Call 209-403-4311 or email email@example.com to register.
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CERES BLAZE 05 TRYOUTS 10U travel team will hold open tryouts for the 2016 season in October. The team is looking for players born after May 1, 2005. The first tryout will be Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Costa Fields in Ceres. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.; or, register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Call Jorge Guerrero at 209-495-6766.
CALI HUSTLE Travel teams for 12U, 11U, 10U and 9U are looking for competitive players for spring 2016. Tryouts will be held Nov. 1 and 15 at Modesto High School – 11U-12U at 9 a.m. and 9U-10U at 10:30 a.m. Call Sam Nichols Jr. at 209-543-2616 or email email@example.com.
PANTHER ACADEMY Skills camp for boys and girls in grades 2-8 runs every Saturday through Oct. 17 at Modesto High School. For camp fee and other information, email Peterson.firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTRAL VALLEY HORNETS CVYBA Boys and Girls Jr. NBA youth program for grades K-9 will hold sign-ups on Oct. 1 and Oct. 15 and 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Mountain Mike’s Pizza on Standiford and Prescott in Modesto. Online sign-ups available at www.leaguelineup.com/cvhornets.com. Call Maxi at 209-545-3138 or email email@example.com.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC/CENCAL RAIDERS Camp for ages 6-14 focuses on the fundamentals of basketball and runs Saturdays through Oct. 31 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Central Catholic High School. Contact Mike Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-345-5485 for fee and other camp information.
MODESTO SLAM-N-JAM WINTER LEAGUE – Sign-ups for kids in grades K-8 will be held Nov. 21 at Big Valley Christian High School. Grades 7-8 from 9-10 a.m., grades 5-6 from 10-11:30, grades 3-4 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and grades K-2 from 1:15-2:30. For information and an application, see www.modestoslamnjam.com or call 209-622-0923.
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. Training with one of the Valley’s best trainers who has 15 years of high school coaching and AAU experience. Contact coach D.J. Seeley Sr. at 916-873-3160. Individual and group training is available.
BAD TO THE BONZ Boxing Gym is having tryouts for its fall program and providing adult and youth classes. We are having a boxing clinic for coaches that will be given by Tony Avila, owner of Bad to the Bonz. The fall special for youth is $200 for four months, including gloves. Go to Modestopalboxing.net or call Avila at 209-577-1131. Also, we encourage parents to work out alongside their children. We have a USA Boxing team and classes for at-risk youth. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5-6:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m., daily from 3-7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m.-noon. The gym is located at 1226 Seventh St. in Modesto.
MODESTO PAL Stanislaus/Modesto PAL Boxing offers a program for ages 8-17. Sign up Monday through Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at 615 Sierra Drive. No experience needed. Call Randy Buchanan at 209-572-9614 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
KID TIME FITNESS CO. Classes offered are parent/tot for ages walking to 3 1/2 years, ballet/jazz combo for children 3 1/2-5 years, ballet/tap combo or hip hop for kids 6-10 years. Cost is $75 for 12 sessions. Classes are now running. Parents responsible for purchasing child’s performance costume (to be determined by the class instructor), and the estimated cost is $25. Kid Time Fitness Company is a non-profit organization that provides quality recreational fitness classes at an affordable price. For information, refer to the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Winter/Spring 2015 Activity Guide at http://www.modestogov.com/prnd/activityguide/default.asp or call 209-577-5344. Register in person at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th Street, Suite 4400; or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect.
DANCE CLASSES For all ages at the Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem Street, Modesto. There are many styles, including beginning ballroom and belly dance. Line dance for ages 18 and over are held Mondays from 6-7 p.m. Cost is $35 for six sessions. Classes have begun. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th Street, Suite 4400, online at https://econnect.modestogov.com/econnect/start/start.asp, or call 209-341-2974. For information, call 209-577-5344.
GROUP CLASSES FOR 60-, 50-OVER The Healthy Aging Association is offering free Young At Heart aerobics group exercise classes for 60 years and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Modesto Fitness Evolution, 4120 Dale Road, Suite G, and Oakdale Fitness Evolution, 1275 East F St., Suite 1; and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-9 a.m. at the Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem St. Also offered are free Young At Heart group exercise classes for 50 years and older. The strength training classes use exertubes for resistance, and the exercises can be done standing or sitting. Classes are available at the Waterford Community Center, 540 C St., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. in Waterford. Call 209-523-2800 or visit www.healthyaging-association.org.
TUOLUMNE COUNTY ARTS ALLIANCE Offering classes in dance and fitness, from kettle bell and martial arts to LeBarre, PreDance, Hip-Hop Dance and Zumba Gold. Contact TCAA at 209-532-2787, email email@example.com or visit www.tuolumne-countyarts.org.
CAL STATE STANISLAUS FALL CAMPS Cal State Stanislaus offers girls volleyball, soccer and softball camps. Volleyball: Wednesdays through Nov. 18 from 8-9 p.m. at Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena. Cost is $35 per session or $180 for six sessions. Soccer: College training academy (through Nov. 10) and goalkeeper academy (through Nov. 9), both for elite players ages 9-22; weight training clinic through Nov. 10 for girls ages 12-22. Contact Bianca Duran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-565-6230. For information or to register online, visit WarriorAthletics.com/Camps or call Cal State Stanislaus Athletics at 209-667-3016.
SMART START CLASSES Designed for children ages 3-5, this class will teach the fundamentals of sports, such as throwing, kicking and batting through one-on-one interaction. Parent participation is required. Refer to the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Fall 2015 Activity Guide at http://www.modestogov.com/prnd/activityguide/default.asp or call 209-577-5344. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th Street, Suite 4400 or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect.
LADIES, JUNIOR CLINICS Dana Arnold-Ebster offers clinics for women of all ages and ability on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the McHenry Golf Center. Also offered are clinics for juniors ages 4-12 on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The clinics cover the full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, rules and etiquette. Cost is $15 for ladies and $12 for juniors. Call 209-523-5151.
CENTRAL VALLEY PICKLEBALL CLUB is looking for recreational players. Lessons are available. Club also has advanced and tournament-level play. Contact Chuck Adams at email@example.com.
QUAKES/EVFC/OAKDALE Holding open tryouts for boys in fall age groups U8B-U17B. Teams play in the NorCal National Premier League and tournaments. Call 209-321-1213; en Espanol, 209-505-9924. For club information, visit www.EastValleyFutbolClub.com. For other information, contact director of coaching Dave DeHart at 818-395-1221.
FALL CLASSES Hosted by City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department and Kidz Love Soccer. Classes include mommy/daddy and me, tot soccer, pre-soccer, soccer 1, and soccer skillz and scrimmages. Fee for most classes is $90 and includes a Kidz Love Soccer Jersey. Mommy/daddy and me class is $60. Session starts Saturday. Registration information can be found online at www.modestogov.com/econnect or call 209-577-5344.
UOP PITCHING AND HITTING CLINIC Pitching and hitting clinics will be offered Oct. 12 from 6-8 p.m. (clinic offerings consist of two one-hour time slots). Pitchers will have the opportunity to throw for one hour with instruction and will need to bring their own catcher. Catchers who are brought to the pitching clinic can sign up for the hitting clinic as well. Defense and offense clinics will be hosted Oct. 6 and 21 from 6-8 p.m., consisting of one hour of defense (infield/outfield) and one hour of offense. Interested participants can choose to attend offense, defense or both. A one-hour slapping and pitching combo clinic with be held Oct. 26 from 6-7 p.m. Space for this clinic is extremely limited. The clinics are open to all skill levels in grades 8-12. The price for the clinics will be $40 per session or $80 for both sessions on a particular day, cash only. To register for the clinics or if you have any questions, email Coach Carbonatto at firstname.lastname@example.org or Coach Hancock at email@example.com.
FALL SMIM CLASSES Last chance to take part in the aquatics program before the new year. Classes are held evenings two days a week for about four weeks, totaling eight classes in a session. Mondays and Wednesday, starting Oct. 5 through Oct. 28. Swim lesson levels 1 and 2, preschool and adult/child classes are available. Group lessons cost $35. Adult water exercise is designed to teach adults 18 and older to stretch and tone their muscles using water resistance. Classes are held in an indoor, heated pool with an experienced water aerobics instructor. Classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings through Oct. 28 from 7:30-8:15 p.m. Cost is $60. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th Street, Suite 4400, or online at www.modestogov.com/econnect. For information, refer to the Fall Activity Guide at www.modestogov.com/prnd/activityguide or call 209-577-5344.
SATURDAY LESSONS Modesto Parks and Recreation and Future Stars 2000’s offering tennis lessons taught by experienced instructors in a fun and positive atmosphere at Downey Park. Lessons taught over four Saturdays. Tennis shoes and racquet required (21 inches is best for tiny tots, 25 inches for 8- to 10-year-olds, 27 inches for teens and adults). Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th Street, Suite 4400. For information, contact Tony Amaral at 209-577-5445 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FREE YOUTH PLAY DAY Wednesday is the free USTA Wide World of Play Tennis hosted by the Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department. The event at Downey Park will run from 4-5:30 p.m., is free for all kids 12 years and under and will have games, music, snacks and prizes. Tennis rackets will be available. Register at https://www.ustanorcal.com/register/views/product.asp?id=699. For information, contact Diane Brooks at 310-804-0010 or email@example.com.
PULSE VBC CLINICS Pulse will hold fall clinics this Saturday, Oct. 10, Oct. 17 and Nov. 7 for players ages 12-18 at Ripon High School in the North Gym. Clinics for ages 12-14 from noon-2 p.m. and for ages 15-18 from 3-6 p.m. (except Oct. 10, from 4-7 p.m.). Costs: Ages 12-14 is $15 per clinic or $55 for all four; ages 15-18 is $20 per clinic of $75 for all four. Registration form available at www.pulsevbc.com. If your player has already attended a Pulse clinic or camp this summer, you do not need to complete another form. Pulse VBC will have an informational session Oct. 10 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Ripon High. Tryouts are scheduled for Nov. 14 for age groups 18, 17, 16 and 15; and Nov. 15 for age groups 14, 13 and 12.
MODESTO-STANISLAUS Pre-high school water polo Monday and Wednesday at Johansen High from 4:30-6 p.m. Contact Brent Bohlender at Bbrentpolo@aol.com.