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.
MODESTO STARS The Modesto Stars Baseball 12U is currently looking for players to fill its travel ball team for this 2017 season. Head coach Art Dominguez has over 25 years coaching baseball to include being a high school coach and is looking to get any child willing to work hard, ready for the challenges high school sports will bring. If interested in a tryout call Art at 209-605-5010.
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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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 visti www.modestoslamnjam.com.
CENTRAL VALLEY HORNETS Will be registering youth for its six-week training and games sessions, through May 6th at Salida Middle School, 5041 Toomes Road. Training and games all in one day. Professional trainers provided at every session. Cost is $105 per player, $95 for returning six-week players. To register, visit cvhornets.com. For information, email email@example.com or contact director Mike Estrada at 209-495-8420.
MODESTO MAGIC The Modesto Magic will be hosting its Super Stars Spring Break Camp, through Thursday. 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 recieve 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.
CV HORNETS TOURNAMENT The Central Valley Hornets youth basketball program will be hosting a 1 day tournament on April 29. The tournament is for both boys and girls, 5th/6th grade teams. The cost is $175 for 3 games. For more information or to register for the tournament, contact Mike 209-545-3138 or email email@example.com or visit cvhornets.com.
TURLOCK HS CAMP Turlock High School invites youth basketball players to its 5 annual youth camp. The camp is open to both boys and girls and runs May 30-June 1. Camp days run 9 a.m. to Noon, ages 7-10 and 1 to 4 p.m., ages 11-14. Camp is held at Turlock High School, 1600 E. Canal Dr. with instruction from Turlock coach Doug Cornfoot, Denair coach RJ Henderson and Stanislaus State assistant coach Ben Riley, plus other special guests. Cost is $70 and includes a camp T-shirt. For more information contact RJ Henderson 209-664-0646 or Doug Cornfoot 209-535-6076.
OAKDALE HS CAMP Oakdale High School invites youth basketball players to its youth camp. The camp is open to both boys and girls, grades 3-9, and runs May 30-June 2. Grades 3-5 run 8 to 10 a.m., grades 6-9 run 10:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Camp is held at Oakdale High School, 739 West G Street. Cost is $60 and includes a camp T-shirt. For more information contact head coach Arpoika 209-603-2157 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ohs.ojusd.org/bbasketball.
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.
AGE WITH MOVEMENT The Healthy Aging Association will be hosting its 11 Annual Age with Movement Celebration. The celebration is scheduled for May 5, registration 7:30 a.m.; activities 8 a.m. to Noon, at East La Loma Park, 2001 Edgebrook Dr., Modesto. Registration is a $25 donation to participate in all the activities. There will be 30 community booths, light refreshments and more. For more information contact the Healthy Aging Association 209-523-2800 or visit healthyagingassociation.org.
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.
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.
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.
CLASSES High school, pre-high school and beginning water polo program for boys and girls at Johansen High School on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m., ending mid-May. Sign-ups will be taken at the pool. Contact Brent Bohlender at Bbrentpolo@aol.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.