Modesto-area camps, clinics and tryouts for May 18, 2017


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

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

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 at 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


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 visit

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 or visit

CENTRAL VALLEY HORNETS Will be partnering with Big Valley Christian to conduct a 5-week summer program. The program runs June 10 to July 15 at Big Valley Chrisitian. Part of the proceeds will go directly to the school basketball program. Cost is $115 per player; $105 for returning spring session players. To register, visit For information, email centralvalleyhornets@ or contact director Mike Estrada at 209-495-8420.

SUPER STARS CAMP The Modesto Magic will be hosting its Super Stars Summer Camp, June 12-15. 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 receive 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 or visit

FUTURE STARS CAMP The future stars basketball camp is a five week held at Johansen High School, 641 Norseman Drive, from May 30 through June 30, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to Noon. The cost of the camp is $75 per week or $15 a day. Campers will work on footwork, ball-handling, passing and shooting. For more information contact coach Allen Davis by email


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 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


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

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.

SPORTS AND FITNESS The Monte Vista Chapel and Calvary Baptist Church of Turlock are cosponsoring a Sports and Fitness Camp for boys and girls ages 9-13 or in grades 4-8. The Camp will take place on June 12-16, 1 to 5:15 p.m., and; June 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration each day begins at 12:30 p.m. the first week, and, 8 a.m. the second week. The cost of the camp is $30/week or $25 before May 26. Camp t-shirts and water bottles are also available for an additional $8 and $2, respectively. The camp will be supervised and staffed by trained adult and high school leaders. Each camp will be divided into younger and older age groups. Camp brochures can be obtained at MVC, Berkeley and Monte Vista Avenues, 209-634-4935, CBC, 700 E. Monte Vista Ave., 209-632-2391, or, by calling Doug at 209-632-8492, or online at


CENTRAL VALLEY COMBINE The Turlock Quarterback Club invites central valley football players to its first annual Central Valley Combine. Athletes will demonstrate their abilities in front of nationally recognized recruiting agencies. The combine will be Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Turlock High School - Joe Debely Stadium, 1600 E. Canal Dr., Turlock. Events include official weight and height, 40 yard sprint, broad jump and more. Cost is $30 per athlete; parents and other spectators $5. Registration forms should be submitted to Turlock QB Club, 2086 E. Canal Dr., PMB #146, Turlock, 95380. For more information contact coach James Peterson at

FLAG FOOTBALL The Central Valley Flag Football League begins it's 8-on-8 adults, 6-week Saturday Summer League season in Modesto, manager's meeting June 2nd, play begins June 10th, $450 for the season, includes postseason. 4 Divisions of play depending on experience and skill level. Individuals without a team are welcome. For more details call Bob at 209-578-2311 or email


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@

NCOA UMPIRES The NCOA is looking for umpires for high school softball. We will provide all training. Contact Gary Ulibarri at 209-818-3953 or email


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

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

FALL SOCCER LEAGUE The Hughson United Soccer League (HUSL) will have both online and in-person registration. $80 for the first child, $75 for a sibling, and $70 for any additional siblings in a family. Uniforms are included in the cost - shorts, shirt, socks. Children, ages 4 through 15 years old as of July 31, 2017 are eligible to register. New players to the league will need to be registered in person. Bring the player’s birth certificate for verification of age. All others are encouraged to register online. Those needing assistance with registration may also come to the in-person registration. In-person, Today, 6 to 8 p.m. and June 3, Noon to 2 p.m., Rico’s Pizza, 6724 Whitmore Ave. Online registration till June 10


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 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.


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


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