BEL PASSI LEAGUE Registration for all players ages 3-14 residing in the Sylvan School District is ongoing. Go to www.belpassibaseball.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALIFORNIA HUSTLE Travel team for 11U is looking for competitive players for spring. For information about tryouts, please contact Sam Nichols Jr. at (209) 543-2616 or email@example.com.
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. Call Greg at (209) 605-4734 or visit www.MrHittingCoach.com.
RAINBOW FIELDS Signups for players ages 4-14. Go to www.rainbowfields.com.
HITTING LESSONS Baseball/softball private and team hitting, pitching, fielding lessons. Contact Tim Raposa for scheduling at (209) 694-6046.
TRI-COUNTY TRITONS Travel teams for 13U and 14U are holding tryouts for spring. Contact Tim Raposa at (209) 694-6046 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCC ROCKERS The 12U team is looking for athletes wanting to play in Cooperstown, N.Y., this summer. Call Jim Pernetti at (209) 495-8610 or email email@example.com.
SKILLS LESSONS Emphasis on shooting, ballhandling, post moves and individual offensive and defensive skill work. We stress the importance of fundamentals, smart decision-making and hard work on both sides of the ball. Training 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 or group training is available.
LODI MARCH MADNESS TOURNAMENT Looking for teams for our March 21-22 tournament. Open to both boys and girls in Grades 6 to 8. Guaranteed 3 games. Cost is $200 per team. Games will be played at Lodi Grape Festival grounds in the Grape Pavillion. For information, www.grapefestival.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-369-2771
CENTRAL CATHOLIC/ CEN CAL RAIDER YOUTH SKILLS CAMP Starts March 13 and runs eight consecutive Saturdays 9-10:30 a.m. Camp is for ages 6 to 14 with focus being placed on basic ballhandling and fundamentals. Cost is $100. Call Mike Wilson. at 209-345-5485 or email email@example.com.
THE ARROWHEAD CLUB Spring youth basketball tournament at Turlock High. March 27-29. Open to boys and girls in Grades 4 through 8. Cost is $100 and guarantees each team a minimum of two games. For information, call tournament director Doug Cornfoot at 209-535-6076.
BAD TO THE BONZ Boxing Gym is having tryouts for its winter program and providing adult and youth classes. We are having a boxing clinic for coaches that will be given by Tony Avila, former coach of Modesto PAL boxing club and now owner of Bad to the Bonz Boxing Gym. The winter special for youth is $200 for four months, including gloves. For information, go to Modestopalboxing.net or call Tony Avila at (209) 577-1131. Also, we encourage parents to work out alongside their children. We have a USA Boxing team and classes for at-risk youth. Hours are Monday and Wednesday from 5-6:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 9-10:30 a.m., daily 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m.-noon. The gym, located at 1226 Seventh St. in Modesto, is free on Saturdays from 10-11 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
EIGHTH ANNUAL MR. FROG’S WILD RIDE Join cyclists from Northern California and Nevada on April 18 for a journey to the historic gold rush town of Murphys. Two scenic routes, Wild Ride 50K and Wilder Ride 100K. Course opens at 7:30 a.m.; all riders must start by 9 a.m. Costs are $50 for 50K and $60 for 100K. Register early bird through March 1, and save $5. Club discounts available on request. Deadline to register online is April 15 at midnight. Day-of registration is 7-9 a.m. For information, visit www.mrfrogswildride.org.
THE HEALTHY AGING ASSOCIATION is offering free Young At Heart aerobics group exercise classes for 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 Street, Suite 1; and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8-9 a.m. at the Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem. Visit www.healthyagingassociation.org or call (209) 523-2800 for more details.
A MATTER OF BALANCE Designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Two sites will host classes: Ceres Community Center, 2701 Fourth St., starts March 3 from 10 a.m. to noon; and Shelter Cove Community Center SC West Building, 4242 Coffee Road, Modesto, starts March 4 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Classes are held once a week for eight weeks. Registration is free. Contact Kim Viviano, program manager, at (209) 523-2800 to sign up.
32ND ANNUAL PICK-A-COLT DAY The Lazy K Ranch will have a 11/2-day clinic March 21 and 22 for owners of “Pick-A-Colt” Day Sale. People wishing to learn more about working with their horses are welcome. For information, visit www.LazyKranch.com or call (559) 760-7055.
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.
THE MARISSA ALEXANDRIA GUIDANCE CENTER 2nd annual golf tournament benefitting center on March 23 at Spring Creek Golf and Country Club in Ripon. We are still in need of hole sponsors, auction items and golfers. Registration: $130 for singles and $520 for a foursome; sign in 10:30 a.m., tee-off Noon. Includes lunch, greens fees, cart, awards and dinner. Contests will include, hole-in-one, putting and a mystery hole. Questions contact Melinda Shaw at 209-373-6492.
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.
QUAKES/EVFC/OAKDALE Open tryouts for U14 boys (birthday on or before July 31, 2000) high-level team. Private practice fields three times per week. Team plays in NorCal National Premier League and tournaments. High-level coaching for professional-type experience; only for those very committed to the sport. For information, call (209) 321-1213; en Espanol, (209) 505-9924. ... Also holding open tryouts for boys and girls in the following fall age groups: U8B-U13B, U15B and U16B. For club information, visit www.EastValleyFutbolClub.com. For other program information, contact Director of Coaching Dave DeHart at (818) 395-1221.
MODESTO YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION MYSA-AJAX Registration is open for the spring league. Tryouts are Feb. 21-22 at Mary Grogan Community Park, boys U12/U14 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and girls U12/U14 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Age requirements: U12 - July 31, 2003 to August 1, 2004; U13 - July 31, 2002 to August 1, 2003 and U14 - July 31, 2001 to August 1, 2002. Season starts Feb. 28. Visit our website at mysa-ajax.org or contact Director of Coaching Trevor at email@example.com
TURLOCK FC TRYOUTS Competitive soccer tryouts for 14U and 15U boys and girls Feb. 28 and March 1, 10 a.m. to noon. Interested players must have birthday on or after Aug. 1, 1999. Tryouts will be held at Pitman High School in Turlock. Bring copy of birth certificate, ball, shin guards, water, and players must wear a white T-shirt. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUGHSON UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE The HUSL is taking sign-ups for a series of Spring Clinics for kids. Clinic dates are Saturdays, March 14, 21, and 28, 9:30 a.m. – Noon at the Hughson Sports and Fitness Complex. Children currently in Kindergarten through Eighth grade can sign up by turning in the registration form and payment to their school office. Registration forms are at https://www.facebook.com/HughsonUnitedSoccerLeague. The registration fee of $25.00 (payable to Hughson United Soccer League) covers the cost of the three clinics and includes a camp T-shirt. Additional siblings in a family will pay $20.00 each. Participants will be grouped by age and all ability levels are welcome. Questions, contact Coach José Ramos (209) 648-3427.
MISTLIN SOFTBALL LEAGUE is taking signups for spring league coed and men’s recreational teams at Mistlin Fields in Ripon. Season begins Feb. 23 – 10 games, followed by playoffs. Monday or Wednesday night leagues, and no 10 p.m. games. Cost is $630 per team. Last day to sign up is Feb. 9. For information, email Lance@TPRbaseball.com or sign up online at www.Mistlinfields.com. Visit Facebook page at Mistlin Fields or call (209) 380-2212.
GROUP WALK Delta Tule Trekkers will host a noncompetitive 5K and 10K walk during the Ripon Almond Festival. The walks will start at 8 a.m. on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. The walk will be on paved, dirt and gravel trails along the Stanislaus River and over a pedestrian bridge. For more information visit the website at www.deltatuletrekkers.org or call (209) 825-0204.
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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Visit www.modestograpplingclub.com or call Don Hunnell at (209) 277-5875.
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 email@example.com.
CENTRAL YOUTH Freestyle program is open. Call Paul at (209) 470-5637.