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August 11, 2014

Modesto area camps, clinics and sports league information (8/12/14)

Interested in signing up your children in Modesto area sports leagues like baseball or basketball? How about information on where to play adult softball? Check out our sports listings, which also include signups for golf lessons, running information and more.


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. Visit: or call Greg at (209) 605-4734.

RAINBOW FIELDS is accepting applications for tee ball and coach pitch (ages 4-6, 6-8) and league teams (ages 8-14). Online at or every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. until full.

YOUTH TRYOUTS Fall baseball, ages 8-9 and 10-11, at Rainbow Fields. For information, contact Roman Rodriguez at

BBOYZ BASEBALL CLUB Tryouts Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-noon, at Hughson’s Rolland Starn Park (1700 block of Tully Road) for 11U team for 2014-15 USSSA season. Players must be 11 years of age or younger on May 1, 2015. Players, including catchers, must bring their own gear. For information, contact Anthony Rogers at ( 209) 404-8079 or email or Edward Mendes at (209) 541-1815 or


MODESTO MAGIC Season runs from Sept. 6-Nov. 1, Saturdays only. Games will be held at Modesto Christian High School. Open to girls age 4 to high school senior. Cost is $150 with uniform and $125 if you already have a Magic uniform. Early signup discounts, plus $10 off for second child and $50 off for third child. Sign up online at Contact Stan Silva at (209) 765-5107.

MODESTO SLAM-N-JAM Summer and fall league signups start now. The five-week summer-league sessions are for tiny tots ages 3-5 and first- and second-graders. Signups are at Big Valley Christian High School from 9-10:15 a.m. (ages 3-5) and 10:15-11:30 (first-, second-graders). Fall league signups for youth from grades 1-12 at Big Valley on Sept. 20 are as follows: grades 1-2 from 9-10:15 a.m., grades 3-4 from 10:15-11:30 a.m., grades 5-6 from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., grades 7-8 from 12:45-2 p.m. and grades 9-12 from 2-3 p.m. For an application or information, visit or call ( 209) 622-0923.

WOMEN’S LEAGUE A six-week city league in Manteca is open to players 18 and over. Games are played Saturdays from 3-5 p.m. League starts soon. Registration is $15 per player. If interested, contact team managers by email,, or call Molly DeRoos at (209) 629-9913.

YOUTH SIGNUPS Sacramento Jr. Kings program/Central Valley Hornets Basketball Association first signup at Boomers in Modesto, 4215 Bangs Ave., Aug. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Or, register online at or email Contact Maxi Estrada at (209) 545-3138.


BAD TO THE BONZ Tryouts for summer program and providing adult and youth classes. Clinic for coaches by professional coach Tony Avila, former coach of Modesto PAL boxing club and now owner of Bad to the Bonz Boxing Gym. The summer special for youth is $175 for three months and includes signups. Visit or call Tony Avila at (209) 577-1131. Also, we encourage parents to work out for free alongside their children. We have a USA Boxing team. The gym also offers kickboxing training by coach Gene Fields. We offer free classes on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. and have classes for at-risk youth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m., daily from 3-7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m.-noon.

MODESTO PAL Stanislaus/Modesto PAL Boxing is a free program for ages 10-17. 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

KICKBOXING Modesto-based Team Voodoo Kickboxing offers an anti-bullying and self-defense program. Self-defense clinics for adults will start soon. Two-month special is $140 with unlimited program. Parents train for free with every kid’s signup. 1226 Seventh St., Modesto. Call (209) 262-8976 or email


MODESTO PATRIOTS YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER Register online at We can help with registration and answer questions. Contact Kastin via phone/text at (209) 595-8432 or email


LADIES CLINIC 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. Clinics will cover the full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, rules and etiquette. Cost is $15. For information, call (209) 523-5151.

JUNIOR CLINIC Dana Arnold-Ebster and staff offer clinics for juniors ages 4-12 on Saturdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the McHenry Golf Center. Clinics cover full swing, putting, chipping, pitching, bunker play, rules and etiquette. Cost is $12. For information, call (209) 523-5151.


SHADOWCHASE RUNNING CLUB No running or walking experience required to join. The club will be training for the Surgical Artistry Modesto Marathon held in March. Informational meetings will be Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 13 at noon at Central Valley Specialty Hospital, 730 17th Street. For information, contact Mike Mason or Susan Taylor at, or


NORCAL BLITZ will hold tryouts for its 14U travel team on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Hughson High School. Contact Helder Faria at ( 209) 829-9880 or Tim Hill at ( 209) 505-3683 for information.

MISTLIN FIELDS Men’s upper, lower and coed fall Monday and Wednesday night leagues at Ripon’s Mistlin Fields begin Sept. 29. Ten games. All teams make playoffs. Cost is $625 per team. Deadline is Sept. 17. For information, email or call (209) 380-2212 or ( 209) 410-1314.


RAIDER WRESTLING CLUB For ages 5-13. Call Becky Aldana at (209) 380-2078.

MODESTO GRAPPLING CLUB The Modesto Grappling Club offers courses to ages 12 and up. No experience necessary. Classes at Beyer High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Call Don Hunnell at (209) 277-5875 or visit

TURLOCK CLUB YOUTH Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. Ages 5-18 welcome. Club cost is $40, plus all wrestlers must have a USA Wrestling Athlete card (available at Contact Mike Contreras at (209) 678-1240 or

CENTRAL YOUTH Freestyle program is open. Call Paul at (209) 470-5637.

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