MODESTO LITTLE LEAGUE Registration in person for players ages 4-13 who live in east and south Modesto, Ceres, Riverbank and Empire. Today from 5-7 p.m. at 5219 Center Ave., Empire. Please bring birth certificate and three proofs of residence. Call (209) 918-4501 or visit www.eteamz.com/modestoempireLL.
OAKDALE BASEBALL ASSOCIATION Registration for 2015 season today, and Jan. 27 at the Oakdale Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Late signups are available at the player evaluation days at T.L. Davis Sports Park. Times are 9 a.m. Jan. 31 or 1 p.m. Feb. 1. All players who live in the Oakdale, Knights Ferry and Valley Home school districts are eligible. Ages 5-15 (age as of April 30, 2015). Mail-in registration available at www.oakdalebaseball.com under document center. For questions, leave message at (209) 848-8046.
CERES YOUTH BASEBALL/SOFTBALL Signups on Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Feb. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at Samuel Vaughn School in Ceres. For information, call Brenda Linville at (209) 537-4191.
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.
U.S. BASEBALL ACADEMY The spring clinic runs through Feb. 15. Six weeks of instruction for grades 1-12. Hitting, pitching, fielding/baserunning and catcher sessions. For a description and registration forms, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.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 is taking 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. Call 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 travel ball experience. Contact coach D.J. Seeley Sr. at (916) 873-3160. Individual or group training is available.
STANCO STAMPEDE TRAVEL BASKETBALL Stanco Stampede will hold tryouts Jan. 24 for boys and girls in fourth through eighth grades. We are looking for dedicated players to form teams for spring and summer travel seasons. Grades 4-5 from 1-2:30 p.m., grades 6-7 from 2:30-4 p.m. and eighth grade from 4-5:30 p.m. at Turlock High School. More info at www.turlockhouseofhoops.net or Mike Tubbs at (510) 706-0175.
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 professional coach 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.
The Healthy Aging Association Offering free Young At Heart aerobics group exercise classes for 60 years and better. Classes are offered at 4120 Dale Road, Suite G, Modesto on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 -11:30 am and Modesto Senior Center, 211 Bodem Street Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays 8:00-9:00 am or Oakdale at 1275 East F Street Suite 1 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Great way to start the year right! Please visit our website at www.HealthyAgingAssociation.org. or call (209) 523-2800 for more details.
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.
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.
DON OSBORNE MEMORIAL RUN 5K and 1-mile walk in Oakdale on Feb. 7. Pre-registration (includes T-shirt) is $15 for adults, $10 for children 9 and under by Feb. 1. Race-day registration is $20. Course is flat on paved streets. Mail registration to Oakdale Lions Club, P.O. Box 550, Oakdale, CA 95361. For information, call Alan Graham at (209) 602-8821.
23rd ANNUAL ED FRIEL MEMORIAL COPPER RUN is Jan. 24 at Blackcreek Park in Copperopolis. Open to every age group. Courses include 10K, 2-mile and half-mile. Proceeds benefit Copperopolis Elementary School, Volunteer Fire Association and Friends of the Library. For information, contact Belva Bristol, (209) 785-2373; Marilyn Richardson, (209) 785-2757; Copperopolis Fire, (209) 785-2393; or search www.thecopperrun.org or Facebook “The Copper Run.”
QUAKES/EVFC/OAKDALE Open tryouts for U14 boys (birthday on or before July 31, 2000) high-level team for upcoming season. Private practice fields three times per week. Team plays 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. Starts Feb. 28 at Mary Grogan Community Park. Cost is $90 before Friday. Visit our website at mysa-ajax.org.
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.
MODESTO-STANISLAUS Winter practice for boys and girls at all levels, including new players, from Tuesday-Thursday, 3:30-5:15 p.m. at Johansen High. No cost unless you participate in tournaments. Email Brent Bohlender at Bbrentpolo@aol.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 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.