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.
CENTRAL VALLEY SUN DEVILS Tryouts for 18U elite level May 8 from 2-4 p.m. at McSwain School. Open to all high school players and limited to the first 50. Contact coach Tracy Nishihama at 209-777-8312 or visit centralvalleysundevils.com.
TRI-COUNTY TRITONS FUNDRAISER The Tritons will hold a benefit bowl at McHenry Bowl on May 21 from noon-4 p.m. All proceeds go toward the Tri-County Tritons Baseball Organization for the purchase of equipment and to cover travel and tournament costs. Family sessions at noon and 2 p.m. for $20 per person, and an adult/business session at 4 p.m. for $50 per person or $250 lane sponsorship. For information and to sign up, call 209-652-2586 or 209-694-6046.
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MODESTO NUTS SKILLS CAMP The three-day camp, June 16-18 from 9 a.m.-noon, includes a Modesto Nuts cap, daily lunch for the participants and a free ticket to the game after each day of camp. Visit modestonuts.com or call 209-572-HITS (4487).
SKILLS LESSONS Emphasis on shooting, ball-handling, 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 are stressed. Working 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 available.
MODESTO MAGIC SUMMER CAMPS Scheduled for June 13-16 at Modesto Christian High School, 9 a.m.-noon for girls in grades K-8 and 1-4 p.m. for boys in grades K-4. Fundamentals will be taught and practiced. Cost is $100 for all four days or $30 per day. Multiple-child discounts available. Players will receive a T-shirt and basketball if they sign up and pay for all four days. Email email@example.com, call 209-765-5107 or visit www.modestomagic.com.
MODESTO SLAM-N-JAM SUMMER CAMPS Session 1: June 20-23, 9 a.m.-noon. Session 2: July 11-14, 1-4 p.m., for boys and girls in grades 2-8 at Big Valley Christian High School. Fees: $100 (SNJ league players $90), including T-shirt, basketball, player evaluation, individual instruction and team play. Applications at www.modestoslamnjam.com/ or call 209-622-0923.
CHUCK HAYES SUMMER CAMP Open to boys and girls, grades pre-K-12; June 6-9 at Modesto Junior College East Campus gymnasium. Registration is $155. Call 209-324-6036, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.chuckhayescamp.com.
CENTRAL VALLEY HORNETS NBC Basketball Camps will host a four-day camp June 20-23 at Central Valley High School in Ceres for athletes ages 9-18. To register, go to cvhornets.com. Email Mike Estrada at email@example.com.
STANCO SPRING SHOOTOUT The tournament will follow current AAU boys basketball and is open to grades 5-12 on May 7 at Turlock High School. Three games guaranteed. Cost is $150 per team for grades 1-3 and $125 per team for grades 4 and up. For information, visit www.stancobasketball.sportngin.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
TURLOCK HIGH SCHOOL CAMP Open to boys and girls ages 7-14 from May 31-June 2. Coaching and instruction from Turlock High, Denair High and Stanislaus State coaching staffs. Ages 7-10 from 9 a.m.-noon and ages 11-14 from 1-4 p.m. Camp features skill development, fundamental instruction, games and skills contests. Cost is $60 and includes camp T-shirt. Call 209-664-0646 or 209-535-6076.
FUTURE STARS CAMP Six Week Future Stars Basketball Camp at Johansen High School from May 31 to July 1, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. Cost is $75 per week or $15 per day. Open to kids in grades 4-8. Kids should bring water bottle and a basketball with their name on it. Email Allan Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAVIS HIGH SCHOOL CAMP Three-day camp open to grades 1-9 on May 26-27 (3:30-6:30 p.m.) and May 28 (9 a.m.-noon). Cost is $75 for three days or $30 per day. Email Brian Bergerson at email@example.com or call Davis High School at 209-576-4500.
BAD TO THE BONZ Seventh Street Boxing Gym is having tryouts for its 2016 program and providing adult and youth classes. A boxing clinic for coaches will be given by Tony Avila, owner of Bad to the Bonz. Special for youth is $150 for three months, including gloves. Go to Modestopalboxing.net or call Tony Avila at 209-577-1131. Also, parents are encouraged to work out alongside their children. A USA Boxing team and classes for at-risk youth are also offered. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
LINE DANCING Learn basic line dance steps and combinations to a variety of music and rhythms: jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues, soul and Latin. Each session includes eight classes and will be held every Monday from 6-7 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center, 211 Bodem Street, in Modesto, through June 27. Cost is $42 and is open to ages 18 and up. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400; online at https://econnect.modestogov.com/econnect/start/start.asp, or call 209-341-2974.
GROUP CLASSES FOR 60-, 50-OVER The Healthy Aging Association is offering free Young At Heart aerobics group exercise classes for those 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 Citizens Center, 211 Bodem St. Also offered are free Young At Heart group exercise classes for those 50 years and older. 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 healthyagingassociation.org.
BALANCE PROGRAM The Healthy Aging Association has opened free registration for its award-winning program “A Matter Of Balance,” designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. The program runs Tuesdays from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Modesto Oak Valley Community Bank, 3508 McHenry Ave. Registration is free. Contact Kim Viviano, program manager, at 209-523-2800 to sign up.
MODESTO RAMS REGISTRATION Registration for youth football and cheer is scheduled for May 11, May 25 and June 8. Visit modestorams.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIVER OAKS JUNIOR PROGRAM Ages 5-17. Two four-week group sessions (June 7-29 and July 12-Aug. 3). First-session classes start at 9 a.m. and are available until 6:30 p.m. One-hour classes are limited to the first 12 students. There also are group lessons for 5- to 7-year-olds, beginners, intermediates and advanced golfers. Lessons include unlimited range balls Monday-Friday. Intermediate and advanced classes also include access to the golf course after 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Contact Adam Dusi at River Oaks Golf Course in Ceres at 209-537-4653 or golf pro Greg Silva at 209-667-7272.
UMPIRES Needed for youth baseball and softball leagues in the Modesto area and for adult slowpitch softball in Modesto, Patterson, Livingston and Los Banos. Training is provided. Email email@example.com or call 209-204-5934 and leave message and contact information.
CENTRAL VALLEY PICKLEBALL CLUB is looking for recreational players. Lessons are available. Club also has advanced and tournament-level play. Contact Chuck Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUGHSON UNITED SPRING ACADEMY Spring Academy for boys and girls ages 6-14. The academy runs Mondays through May 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hughson Sports and Fitness Complex. Cost is $70 per child, including academy T-shirt. Call Coach Ramos at 209-648-3427.
HUGHSON UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE Announcing six registration dates for the 2016 fall season. Open to ages 4-14 as of July 31, 2016. May 9 from 5:30-7 p.m.; May 4 and May 18 from 6-8 p.m.; May 14, May 21 and June 11 from noon-2 p.m.; and June 25 from noon-2 p.m. Cost is $55 for first child and $50 for all other siblings; registration fee increases $5 on June 25. For information and registration locations, visit www.hughsonunitedsoccerleaguedotorg.wordpress.com.
CHALLENGER BRITISH CAMP IN LIVINGSTON The Livingston Recreation Department is sponsoring a Challenger British Soccer Camp from June 13-17 at the Max Foster Sports Complex in Livingston. Open to kids ages 3-12. Costs are $30 for 3- and 4-year-olds and $50 for ages 5-12 and includes a soccer ball and T-shirt. Camp times are 5-6 p.m. for ages 3-4 and 6-8 p.m. for ages 5-12. Register online at www.challengersports.com, call Livingston Recreation at 209-394-8830 or visit Facebook for updates and information.
SEVENTH ANNUAL SOCCER CAMPS Pro Soccer Camps for boys and girls ages 5-12 of all skill levels. Camps will be at Ripon Mistlin Sports Complex from June 20-24 and July 25-29, both from 9 a.m.-noon. Visit www.ProSoccerCamp.net or call 209-404-8012.
GIRLS DAY CAMPS University of the Pacific girls soccer camps during the summer. Day camps for grades 1-8 and residential camps for grades 9-12. Session I, June 6-10; Session II, June 13-18; overnight camp, July 10-12. Visit pacifictigers.com/information/camps/soc/NewWSoc or call 209-946-2472.
PATH TO VICTORY CAMP St. Peter Lutheran Church of Modesto will offer the camp from June 27-30 as a fun way to introduce players to soccer. Open to boys and girls ages 3 through those entering fourth grade. Cost is $25 per player and includes a T-shirt and water bottle. Register at www.stpetermodesto.org or call (209) 551-0563 for information.
MODESTO ADULT LEAGUES Registration through May 20 at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department, 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400, Modesto. Registrations must include entire entry fee ($540 competitive leagues, $465 recreational coed league). Men’s, women’s and coed divisions. Registration is for teams only on a first-come, first-served basis. A $25 late fee applies after May 20. Contact Tony Amaral at 209-577-5445 or email@example.com.
LIVINGSTON ADULT COED Livingston Recreation Department is accepting rosters for adult coed summer softball league. Roster deadline is May 27 at 5 p.m. Roster packets available at City Hall, 1416 C Street, Livingston. Games will be played on Monday (B division) and Friday (A division) evenings at Lil Guy’s N Gal’s Field in Livingston. Eight-team limit per division. Cost is $330.50 per team with a $20 ASA registration fee. Contact the Recreation Department at 394-8830 or go to www.livingstoncity.com.
LIFEGUARD TRAINING COURSE The city of Modesto offers American Red Cross lifeguard training and Title 22 certification courses for ages 15 and up. Successful completion guarantees two years in lifeguard training, first aid, CPR/AED for the professional rescuer, and three years for Title 22. Participants must take a pre-test to qualify for the course. Cost is $100. First of two sessions is May 14-15 at Johansen High School from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Second session is May 21-22 at Marshall Park, 420 A Chicago Ave, Modesto. Cost is $75. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office, 1010 10th Street Suite 4400; or modestogov.com/econnect. Visit www.modestogov.com/prnd/activityguide or call 209-577-5344.
YOUTH LESSONS Modesto Parks and Recreation and Future Stars 2000’s are offering Saturday tennis lessons for youth through May 7 at Downey Park. Fundamentals will be taught: strokes, serving, volleys, strategy and rules and etiquette. Tennis shoes and racquet required. Registration at www.modestogov.com/econnect or call 209-577-5344.
RIPON CHRISTIAN CAMP The 11th annual camp is scheduled for June 21-24 for girls 8 and older. Incoming ninth-graders are encouraged to attend. Hosted by Tiger and Michele Shelton with special guest Greg Gibbons, UOP head coach; Andie Shelton, UOP setter and 2013 Ripon Christian Under Armour All-American; and guest coaches. The camp will emphasize proper technique in setting, passing, blocking, hitting, serving and defense. Camp schedule: June 21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., passing and serving; June 22, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., setting and hitting; June 23, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., blocking and defense; June 24, 9 a.m.-noon, tournament and shaved ice. Cost is $85, and each camper will receive a T-shirt. Call 209-986-6859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MODESTO/STANISLAUS CLUB Modesto/Stanislaus Water Polo Club is holding sign-ups. Registration fee is $275. Practices are Monday through Thursday from 4:30-6 p.m. at Johansen High School through the remainder of the school year. Open to boys and girls ages 9-18. Contact Brent Bohlender at Bbrentpolo@aol.com.
DELTA TULE TREKKERS CLUB Monthly meeting May 9 at CK Grill, 14725 S. Harlan Road, Lathrop. Dinner and social hour begins at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Discussion on planned walk at Calaveras Big Trees in June. Call 209-931-0557 or visit www.deltatuletrekkers.org.