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.
JR. GIANTS Junior Giant League online registration for girls and boys ages 5-13. Coaches and players can register at gojrgiants.org. For those who need internet access, visit Maddux Youth Center at 615 Sierra Drive, Modesto, Monday-Thursday, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The eight-week, non-competitive baseball program focuses on the fundamentals of baseball through the “Junior Giants’ four Bases of Character”. The program is free and play begins Monday, June 11. For more information, contact Stephanie Smith at 209-577-5450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Individual and group training available.
YOUTH SUMMER TRAINING The Central Valley Hornets are registering for their summer training program. The youth player will train and play games for five weeks. Program runs from June 16 to July 1, at Big Valley Christian High School. Training and games all in one day. Professional trainers will be provided at every session. Cost is $90 per player or $105 for returning players with uniform. Space is limited; registering early is encouraged. Contact the Central Valley Hornets’ directors at 209-545-3138, email email@example.com or visit cvhornets.com.
MODESTO SLAM-N-JAM offers summer break training sessions, along with games for youth, grades 3-8. This is a total of 10 one-hour sessions for June. Registration and placement will be May 19 at Big Valley Christian High School. Registration and placement for grades 3-4 at 9 a.m.; grades 5-6 at 10 a.m.; grades 7-8 at 11 a.m. Cost is $125 per new player; and $110 for returning slam-n-jam players. For more information 209-622-0923 or visit modestoslamnjam.com.
YOUTH CAMPS Turlock High will run a youth basketball camp for boys and girls, June 5-7. Coaching and instruction from: Turlock coach Doug Cornfoot, Denair coach RJ Henderson and Former Stanislaus State assistant coach Ben Riley. Camp ages 7-10; 9 a.m. to noon, ages 11-14; 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Camp features skill development, fundamental instruction, games, and skills contests. Cost is $70 and includes camp T-shirt. Visit Turlock Unified school district home page, parents and students tab, approved fliers or register at the door. For more information, contact Henderson 209-644-0646 or Cornfoot 209-535-6076.
BAD TO THE BONZ Seventh Street Boxing Gym is holding tryouts and providing adult and youth classes. The gym will also be holding sign-ups for the 2018 USA boxing team; must be a member of the gym to register. A boxing clinic for coaches will be given by Tony Avila, owner of Bad to the Bonz and former coach of the Modesto PAL boxing club. The gym memberships are $125 per month, not including gloves. Go to Modestopalboxing.net 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. No experience needed. Call 209-529-9121, 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. in Modesto. Call 209-262-8976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADAPTIVE BOWLING The Society for Disabilities invites children and adults with disabilities to participate in this program on the first and third Thursday of each month. Each bowling session will be held at McHenry Bowl and pre-registration is required. Participants must bring an adult with them. Check in is at 3:30 p.m. and bowling starts promptly at 4 p.m. Call the society office at 209-524-3536, email Anthony@societyfordisabilities.org or visit www.societyfordisabilities.org to register.
MAT PILATES Build core strength and improve flexibility in a class that can be modified for any age and 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; 209-341-2974. Register at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department, 1010 10th St., Suite 4400, or www.econnect.
GROUP EXERCISE The Healthy Aging Association offers free Young At Heart group exercise classes for those 60 years and older all over Stanislaus County. Classes range from strength training and aerobics to Tai Chi. Call 209-525-4670 or visit HealthyAgingAssociation.org.
ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL The Jokers Flag Football League begins its 8-on-8 adults, six-week Saturday summer league season in Modesto. The manager’s meeting is May 18, with league play starting May 26. There are four divisions of play, depending on experience and skill level, and cost is $450 for the season, including postseason. Individuals without a team are welcome. Contact Bob Holland at 209-578-2311, email email@example.com or visit facebook.com/jokersflagfootball or website jokersfootball.com and click on the Contact Us tab.
TENNIS TOURNAMENTS Friendly tennis tournaments to be held once a month at the Modesto Junior College courts, unless unavailable. Singles and Doubles play. U.S.T.A. player ranking 3.5 to 4.0 and beginners welcome. Open to men and women. Tournaments are two hours, summer hours: 8 to 10 a.m. and 9 to 11 a.m. rest of the year. For more information and location of tournament contact David Shirk at 209-521-1840.
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. Cost is $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 Modesto area. Training provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NCOA OFFICIALS The NCOA is looking for individuals to officiate for 2018 high school football season. We will provide all training. Contact Frank Bispo at 209-918-9730 or email email@example.com or visit ncoafbsouth.org or ncoa.arbitersports.com.
OPEN TRYOUTS The Oakdale Gunners 11U competitive youth soccer team will have open tryouts for boys born between 2007-08. Tryouts will be every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Bridle Ridge Estates Park, corner of Crane Road and Greger Street. Contact Miguel Sanchez 209-480-1373 or Hector Padilla 209-764-8974.
PRO SOCCER CAMPS The 9th Annual Pro Soccer Camp will be open to boys and girls ages 5-12. All skill levels welcome. The camps will be held at Ripon Mistlin Sports Complex, June 4-8 and July 23-27. Both Camps: Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. to Noon. For more information call 209-404-8012 or visit www.ProSoccerCamp.net.
MODESTO/STANISLAUS Modesto/Stanislaus Water Polo will be taking sign-ups for pre-high school water polo. Practices will be Mondays through Thursday, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Johansen High School, then beginning May 29 to the end of July. Contact Brent Bohlender at Bbrentpolo@aol.com or visit ms.aquanite.com.