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: www.MrHittingCoach.com 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 www.rainbowfields.com 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 email@example.com.
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NORCAL VALLEY Modesto-based NorCal Valley is forming an eighth-grade team for the 2015 spring season. Tryouts this month. For information, call ( 209) 409-9809.
CEN CAL CAMP Central Catholic and Cen Cal Raiders are hosting a skills camp for boys and girls ages 6-14. Camp begins Sept. 27 from 9-10:30 a.m. and runs Saturdays until Nov. 15 at Central Catholic High School. Cost is $100 and includes a camp T-shirt. For information, please contact Mike Wilson at ( 209) 345-5485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MJC VALLEY ELITE COMBINE One-days skills camp Oct. 4 at Modesto Junior College. Vertical, wing span and speed testing. Grades 6-8 from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and grades 9-12 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $25 before Sept. 24 and $35 after. Sign up online at www.mjc4life.org. For information, contact Jordan Jones at (209) 575-6048 or email@example.com.
CV HORNETS CV Hornets/Sacramento Kings Boys and Girls Jr. NBA youth program will hold signups at Mountain Mike’s Pizza in Modesto, on Standiford and Prescott, on Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. Online signup available at www.leaguelineup.com/cvhornets, email Centralvalleyhornets@yahoo.com or call Maxi at ( 209) 545-3138.
MODESTO SLAM-N-JAM Fall league signups for youth from grades 1-12 at Big Valley Christian on Saturday 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 http://www.modestoslamnjam.org 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Molly DeRoos at (209) 629-9913.
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 Modestopalboxing.net 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 email@example.com.
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. Located at 1226 Seventh Street, Modesto. Call (209) 262-8976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. For information, call (209) 523-5151.
MISTLIN FIELDS Men’s upper, lower and coed fall leagues on Monday and Wednesday nights at Ripon’s Mistlin Fields begin Sept. 29. Ten games. All teams make playoffs. Cost is $625 per team. Deadline is Wednesday. For information, email Lance@TPRbaseball.com or call (209) 380-2212 or ( 209) 410-1314.
CAMP The Greater San Joaquin Softball Association is sponsoring a women’s national team camp for girls ages 10-18 on Saturday and Sunday at Louis Park in Stockton. Cost is $150 and includes two days of instruction, lunch both days, a camp T-shirt, a Pitch, Hit and Throw competition and meet-and-greet and picture-and-autograph sessions with the players. For information, go to www.gsjsa.net and download our brochure; or call ( 209) 484-5036 and talk to Matt Pfeifer, ASA commissioner.
TRI AMADOR TRIATHLON At Lake Camanche on Sept. 28. Sprint (.25-mile swim, 11.5-mile bike, 3.1-mile run) and Olympic (.93/24.6/6.2) distances, individual and relay teams. Great prizes to the top finishers and medals to all age-group winners. Pre-registration required at www.goacra.org or contact the Amador County Recreation Agency at (209) 223-6349 or email@example.com.
RAGE CLUB Rage Volleyball Club is offering a Rage Youth Academy for players in grades 6-8. The academy is on Sundays – Sept. 21 and 28 – from noon-2 p.m. at Ripon High School. Space is limited. For information, go to http://www.ragevball.com/.
PACIFIC COAST VOLLEYBALL CLUB New club co-founded by Modesto Junior College coach Tiger Shelton. Coaching staff includes former Stanford setter Katie Goldhahn and former Long Beach State player Brad Friesen. Sunday clinics from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at Stockton Sports Facility, 3251 Ad Art Road, Stockton. Cost is $15. Teams will be forming in November. Parent informational night Oct. 25, tryouts Nov. 2 and commitment night Nov. 10. For information, call Michele Shelton at (209) 986-6858.
MODESTO-STANISLAUS Practice for pre-high school players started Monday at Johansen High. It’s open to all kids who are not in high school, ages 8 and up. Practices from 5-6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. For information, go to the Modesto-Stanislaus web site – ms.aquanite.com.
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 www.modestograpplingclub.com.
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 www.themat.com). Contact Mike Contreras at (209) 678-1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CENTRAL YOUTH Freestyle program is open. Call Paul at (209) 470-5637.