Modesto area Camps, Clinics & Tryouts


CENTRAL CATHOLIC CAMPS — June 7-11 for fourth to ninth-graders, July 19-23 for seventh-12th graderers. Time is 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Cost is $100, includes daily lunch, t-shirt, pictures and prizes. Call coach Jeff Hickman at 524-9274.

EASTLAKE ACADEMY — Summer and fall tryouts at 300 Primo Way, Suite A. Times: 8-10's from 5-6 p.m., 11-12's from 6:15-7:15 p.m., 13-14's from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. Call 538-4841.

RAINBOW FIELDS — Ages 8-14. Summer league begins July 6. Managers meeting is June 29. Games played Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday. 10-game season, plus all teams make playoffs. Sign-up as team or "free agent" at www.rainbowfields.com. E-mail questions to elaine@rainbowfields.com or call 869-4242.

TRI-VALLEY SMASH — Smash baseball is looking for 11-under players for its travel season. Ongoing tryouts are being held. Call Bill Campbell at (209) 769-7744 or e-mail smashbaseball@sbcglobal.net

VALLEY LEAGUE — Accepting team and player sign-ups. Call Stefano at (209) 464-7203 or visit www.vblwood.com.

STEALTH TRAVEL — Tryouts for 9-10-year-old team on June 6 at 11 a.m. at Johansen High. We will be competing in the Rainbow Fields league this summer, as well as various tournaments around Northern California. For questions, call 575-7492.


BACKYARD CLINIC — Backyard Sports Academy (formerly Backyard Baseball, still at 6212 West Main St., Turlock) offers summer clinics starting June 1. The clinics are from 10-11 a.m. for boys and girls in eighth grade and younger, 11 a.m. to noon for athetles going into eighth grade and older. Clinics are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the academy. Price is $100 per month for three sessions a week, 12 sessions a month. Private lessons are still available with Keith Larsen at $35 per half hour or $100 for four lessons. Discounts for groups of two or more. All sessions will be run by Keith Larsen and his staff. Call 678-1447 or Backyard Sports Academy at 669-8921.

CENCAL BALL HANDLING — CenCal Raiders ball handling camp, daily two-week camp from June 7-11, June 14-18 from 5-6:30 p.m. Camp focus is on ball handling and basketball fundamentals. Cost is $125 and includes camp t-shirt. Registration is open to first 50 players ages 6 to 14. For further information please contact Mike Wilson at 345-5485 or email at wilson@cchsca.org.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC CAMPS — June 7-11. For children in 3rd through 9th grades. Cost is $100 per person. Limited to 80 campers. Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with lunch provided. Campers will receive a t-shirt and instruction that will emphasize the proper execution of the fundamentals of the game. Individual skills associated with ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding and the footwork specific to these skills will be taught each day by the Central Catholic High School coaching staff and players in our air-conditioned gym. Contact Jeff Hickman at 524-9274.

COLUMBIA SUMMER ACADEMY — Columbia College presents Nathan Rien's Eighth Annual camp for boys and girls in grades 3-12. July 5-8 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100. Teaching concepts, offensive skills, rebounding, guards/post play. Includes t-shirt, individual analysis, games & prizes, 3-on-3 tournament. (Parking fee is $1 per day.) Call 588-5182 for information. Registration form at www.gocolumbia.edu/basketball.

CYBA LEAGUE — California Youth Basketball League is currently registering boys and girls, ages 4-18 for its summer season, July 24-Sept. 18. Individual and team registrations accepted. Competitive/AAU and adult leagues also starting this month. For more info contact the league at 916-391-3900 or infopcybhoops.com.

EAST UNION CLINIC — East Union girls basketball is hosting its annual girls and boys basketball camp for players in third grade through high school. Two sessions: June 1-4 and June 7-10 at the Dalben Center. Cost is $75 or $125 for both. Participants who meet the early deadline will receive a free camp t-shirt. The rest must pay an additional $15 for the shirt. The program has also added an advanced camp this year for high school players. The cost of the advanced camp is $125 and the dates are June 1-4 or June 7-10. The advanced camp will run from 4--8 p.m. and will cover all aspects of playing the game plus added strength and conditioning. Brochures and camp applications can be picked up at the East Union administration office or requested via e-mail at ladylancerbb@comcast.net. Contact coach Rich Posz at 639-2616.

GIRLS PLAY DAYS — For high school frosh-soph and varsity girls players on June 19 at Beyer High. Cost is $125 for three games. This is not a tournament format, just playing games. Call Stan Silva at 765-5107 or visit www.eteamz.com/modestomagic.

MAGIC GIRLS TOURNAMENT — Magic Challenge AAU tournament for girls, June 19-20 at Enochs, Beyer and Johansen High Schools. For girls entering grades 5-8. Cost is $300 per team, three-game guarantee; $350 for frosh-soph and varsity teams, four games. Teams, players and coaches must be registered AAU. Call Stan Silva at 765-5107 or visit www.eteamz.com/modestomagic.

MAGIC GIRLS LEAGUE — High school freshmen and sophomore league on June 7, 14, 21, 28 after 3 p.m. at Enochs High. Cost is $325 for eight games, $85 for two games. Call Stan Silva at 765-5107 or visit www.eteamz.com/modestomagic.

MODESTO JC YOUTH CAMP — Modesto Junior College will be offering its ninth annual summer camp for boys and girls in four Monday through Friday sessions in June. Camp sessions are being offered for students entering grades 1--12, including two sessions for grades 5--8. The first session will be held June 21--25 from 8-10 a.m. for youth entering grades 1--4. Eight-foot baskets are available for younger players in this session. The second session will be held June 21-25 from 10 a.m. to noon for youth entering grades 5--8, with another session for this age group held June 28--July 2 from 8-10 a.m. The last session will be held June 28--July 2 from 10 a.m. to noon for youth entering grades 9--12. The basketball camp is conducted by MJC coaches Paul Brogan and Dennis Seeley, who will be assisted by MJC men's and women's basketball players. All four camp sessions will be held at Modesto Christian High Gymnasium this year, due to the closure of MJC's gym for replacement of the heating and cooling system. The registration fee is $100 for an individual student, with discounted family prices available: $175 for two registrants, $250 for three and $325 for four campers. All participants receive a T-shirt and two game passes that can be used for entrance to any of MJC's regular home basketball games. Contact Coach Brogan at 765-8094 or broganp@mjc.edu

MODESTO CHRISTIAN — June 7-10. Cost is $100, includes basketball. For athletes in second thorugh ninth grades. Call 613-4204.

MUSTANG MANIA — Oakdale High School hosts the 3rd Annual Mustang Mania Youth Clinic from June 28-July 2, 9 a.m. to noon at Oakdale High. The clinic features offensive and defensive fundamentals, games and prizes. The clinic is for 3rd-9th grade boys and girls. Cost is $50 which includes a t-shirt. Contact Oakdale High coach Jeremy Fields at jfields@oakdale.k12.ca.us or 765-5392.

NEXT LEVEL SPORTS — Coed clinics Saturdays from 9-11 a.m. Includes drills and game instruction for $20. Private and small group lessons on Saturday mornings and by appointments during the week. Private lessons are $50, group of four lessons is $190. Clinic walk ups $20 or $100 for six clinics. Call (209) 968-5236 for more information. Gym is at 501 Bangs Ave. Suite C, Modesto.

RIPON CHRISTIAN CAMP — For boys entering grades 8-10 on June 7-11 from 9 a.m. to noon; for boys entering grades 5-7 on June 21-25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $75. Call director: Ron Vander Molen at 599-6889.

RIPON TOURNAMENTS — Ripon High is hosting two summer tournaments: Varsity from June 19-20 and frosh-soph from June 26-27. Cost is $250 per team. Contact Rod Wright at 602-5494.

SLAM-N-JAM CAMPS — Session No. 1 is June 14-17 with San Jose State guard Adrian Oliver, for boys and girls in grades 2-8, t-shirt and basketball provided. Session No. 2 is July 19-22 for grades 2-9, basketball included. Both sessions are 9 a.m. to noon at Modesto Christian High. Cost is $100 or $90 for SNJ league members. Call director Bobby Cole at 543-9520 or coach Gary Porter at 613-4204.

SPARTAN CAMPS — Two sessions hosted by Davis High and Modesto Spartans Athletic Club. June 7-9 from 9 a.m. to noon for boys and girls in grades 3-6; June 7-9 from 12:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for boys and girls in grades 6-11. Cost is $80. Limited enrollment, sign up early! Call 521-9257.

SPRING FLIGHT ACADEMY — This weekend at Pitman High (2525 E. Christoffersen Pkwy, Turlock). June 5-6, from 9-11:30 a.m. for ages 7-11; Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. for ages 12-17, Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.. Cost is $50 for ages 7-11, $75 for ages 12-17. Pay online at www.theworkssports.com or at camp. For information e-mail info@theworkssports.com or call (714) 389-9824 or 499-3820.

STANISLAUS SUMMER CAMP — At Cal State Stanislaus Warriors Basketball Camp, our goal is to provide a complete basketball experience emphasizing fundamentals in order to help boys ages 7-14 reach their full potential. Campers will be placed in age/skill appropriate groups. Proper shooting techniques as well as footwork will be highlighted. Individual and team skills will also be focused on during the week. Contests will be held and awards presented at the conclusion of camp. The camp will be instructed by the CSU Stanislaus staff and players. Come discover why Cal State Stanislaus Warriors Basketball Camp is a great place to improve your skills. Plan C Day Camp 1: June 14-17, $195. Plan D Day Camp 2: June 21-24, $195. To sign up or receive a camp brochure contact Coach Ben Riley at 667-3938

TURLOCK HOUSE OF HOOPS — Nonprofit youth organization that facilitates athletic, academic, and social development of youth in the Central Valley. Our organization will attempt to bring a year-round AAU boys & girls basketball program to local youth. Players will be in competitive games and tournaments and improve their skill level by being coached by experienced coaches. Tryouts will be held on March 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Turlock High Gym (1600 East Canal Dr.). Registration is $10. For more information call 499-3820, 620-9873 or 988-5955.

HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT — June 26-27 at at Buhach Colony at Golden Valley high schools. Cost is $275 for five to six games in air-conditioned gyms with NCOA officials. For more information contact Keith Hunter at khunter@muhsd.k12.ca.us, (209) 777-8674; Jerry Stillahn at jstillahn@muhsd.k12.ca.us, (209) 658-1289 or; John Bliss at jbliss@muhsd.k12.ca.us or (209) 769-2276.

HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT — Columbia College looking for a team to fill its high school bracket Dec. 28-30. T-shirts are included. Call Nate Rien at 996-2225.

JV TOURNAMENT — Turlock High is looking for one more junior varsity team to fill its 36th Annual Godinez Tournament, Dec 9-11. E-mail Doug Cornfoot at dcornfoot@turlock.k12.ca.us.

YOUTH CLINICS — At Brenda Athletic Club. Begins June 8. Registration deadline May 30. Little Bouncers: ages 3-6, 5-5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $25. Junior Slammers: ages 7-11, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $35. Hoopsters: ages 12-15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays, $35. For more information contact Lisa Bracken at 571-2582 or e-mail youthfitness@brendaathletics.com. Registration fee is for the month.

WORKS SPORTS CLINIC — Basketball clinic May 15-16 at Turlock High and June 5-6 at Pitman High. Times are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $50 for ages 7-11, $75 for ages 12-17. Participants can register at www.theworkssports.com or call (714) 389-9824. This clinic is designed to enhance basketball skills.


BAD TO THE BONZ — Boxing Club located at 1226 7th St., Modesto. A non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing lives through the sport of boxing. We provide a vehicle for the positive release of energy using a regimen of rigorous training and healthy competition, while continuously stressing safety and proper nutrition. We promote goal setting, sportsmanship, confidence and respect. Elite boxing classes are $80 per month with a six month membership (gloves and hand wraps included), not including one-time sign-up fee. Offer is for a limited time only, for ages 9 and up. Monday through Thursday from 3-8 p.m. and Fridays from 3-6 p.m. New Saturday morning session from 10 a.m. to noon. All boxers welcome. For information http://www.badtothebonz.net or call coach Joey at 577-1131 or coach Tony at 988-7590.

JUNIOR CLASSES — At Bad to the Bonz Boxing Club. Classes provide a low intensity session that teaches the basics of boxing consisting of defensive drills, shadow boxing, improved balance, hand and eye coordination, and offensive skills for personal protection. The emphasis of this class is to teach a good work ethic, self-discipline, and respect for others. For ages 4 to 8, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 3:45. $75 sign-up fee and only $50 per month. For information http://www.badtothebonz.net or call coach Joey at 577-1131 or coach Tony at 988-7590.

COED AEROBIC CLASSES — At Bad to the Bonz Boxing Club. High intensity training, stretching, quick cardio movements with a variety of drills, punching, mitt work, pivots, rolls, bobbing and weaving, and 30 second bag drills. For ages 9 and up, Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. $80 a month (does not include sign-up fee). Women's aerobic classes provide high energy sessions consisting of intense training, includes drills to improve flexibility, increase strength, lose weight, and learn self-defense. Ages 18 to 99. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Sign-up fee is $75, plus $50 a month membership fee. Personal training is available, ask for details. For information http://www.badtothebonz.net or call coach Joey at 577-1131 or coach Tony at 988-7590.


CERES CAMP — First Ceres High football camp July 5-8 from 3-5:15 p.m. Open to young football fans from 8 years old through 8th grade. Cost: $60 if paid before June 30, $75 cash only after June 30. Camp includes T-shirt, offensive and defensive position specific drills, awards to top campers, presentations on nutrition, sportsmanship, academics and teamwork. Water provided daily. Equipment needed: tennis shoes and/or cleats, shorts and t-shirt. Registration forms may be picked up in the front office at Ceres High School. For further information please contact Brett Johnson, head football coach at Ceres High, 556-1920 ext 6595 or via e-mail at bjohnson@ceres.k12.ca.us

MODESTO BRONCOS — Sign-ups every Wednesday at Mountain Mike's Pizza on Floyd and Roselle from 6-8 p.m. Players ages 7-14 encouraged to join. No boundaries, minimal travel, competitive league. Cost is $175, with $50 deposit required at sign-ups. Please bring copy of birth certificate. Any questions please visit www.leaguelineup.com/modestobroncos or call Matt Dietz 345-6767.

MODESTO RAMS — Players and parents registration/orientation is June 26 at 4550 North Star Way. Attend according to your age group: Junior Novice at 9 a.m., Novice at 10 a.m., Jr. Varsity at noon and Varsity at 2 p.m. Turn in registration paperwork, meet your coaches, turn in fund raising (as needed). Physicals will take place during orientation. Any questions, contact admin@modestorams.com

MODESTO RAMS CHEER — All age divisions have openings. E-mail admin@modestorams.com to sign-up. Registation must be completed by June 7, which is also last day for uniform fitting at Rams' headquarters, 4550 North Start Way.

MJC CLINICS — Lineman "Learn by Doing" clinic is July 5-6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is $30. Learn the techniques of the trench warrior from the MJC staff and players. For offensive and defensive players. Recommended ages 10-18. Hitman camp for linebackers and defensive backs is July 1-2 from 5:30-7:30. Cost is $30. Recommended ages 10-18. Quarterback and wide receiver camp, in its 16th year, is June 28-30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Quarterback cost is $125, receivers are $100. Camp includes all-weather football for QBs, receiver gloves for WR, passing game manual an camp t-shirt. Recommended ages 12-18. Visit http://virtual.mjc.edu/athletics for registration form.

RAIDERS SKILLS CAMP — The 10th Annual Oakland Raiders Youth Skills Camp is June 12-13 and is open to boys and girls ages 8-14. All camp instruction and activities will be held at the Raiders facility in Alameda. Campers will have the opportunity to take a tour of the facility, including a visit to the team locker room, and will be able to obtain autographs from many of their favorite Raiders. Each session runs from 8 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. The registration fee includes instruction, camp T-shirt, Raiders gift bag, and lunch on both days. Registration forms and additional camp information are available on the Raiders official web site, www.raiders.com, and on the site's Kids Zone, www.raidersforkids.com.

OFFICIALS TRAINING — The NCOA-South Football Division is recruiting high school officials for the 2010 season. We are looking for individuals with dedication, commitment and the desire to officiate high school football. We will provide all the necessary training. No experience is necessary. Formal training for our new officials begins June 16 and continues through September. Training sessions are Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm. Contact Craig Grischott, Director of Training, at recruiting@ncoafbsouth.org or 678.6004.


SENIOR CLINICS — Free clinics every Tuesday and Thursday at the McHenry Golf Center from 9:30-11 a.m. Open to all seniors age 50 and older. Balls not included. Instructors are Henry Solario and Dana Arnold-Ebster. Call 523-5151 for more information or to register.

RIVER OAKS — Junior program has two four-week sessions, June 8-30 from 9-10 a.m. or July 13-Aug. 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Two days a week, limited to first 12 entrants. Beginners' class is $30, intermediate $50 and advanced is $75 with access to course on weekdays after 10 a.m. Call the golf shop at 537-4653 to sign up.


CATFISH DERBY — San Joaquin County Parks and Recreation and the Delta Fly Fishers will launch this year's Catfish Derby on June 5 at Oak Grove Regional Park. Open to adults for the first time in the event's 26-year history. Approximately 1,500 lbs. of catfish will be planted prior to the derby, with additional poundage supplied by the California Dept. of Fish and Game. As always, kids age 15 years and younger fish for catfish free at Oak Grove's 10-acre lake during the event, which begins at 6:15 a.m. There is no registration fee for the event, however, a $3 fishing permit fee and valid CA. fishing license are required for those sixteen (16) years of age or over. A $5 vehicle-parking fee will also apply. All State Fish and Game laws apply. Participants must supply their own fishing equipment. Oak Grove Regional Park is located on Eight Mile Road and Interstate 5 in Stockton. Park gates will be open at 6:15 a.m., derby registration closes at 10 a.m. and the last weigh-in is at 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded shortly thereafter. For more information, call (209) 331-2050 or log onto www.mgzoo.com.


UDDER RUN — June 12 at Hilmar Middle School. 2-mile run or walk and 5-mile run, rural courses. Benefits Hilmar High School and Middle School track programs. Entry fee $20 by May 28 and $25 thereafter. Race day registration begins 6:30 a.m. and runs are at 8. Free 8-under childrens fun runs after 5 mile. More info and download entry form at onyourmarkevents.com or call Michele Livak 668-8319 or e-mail mlivak@hilmar.k12.ca.us.

MJC TRACK CAMP — MJC track camp for kids is June 13-16, 8-11:30 a.m. Cost is $50. Registration at the track finishline at 7:15 a.m. the first day or ahead of time at the MJC track office. Campers will be instructed in the following areas: speed development, drills, sportsmanship, racing, games, hopping, jumping and other motor learning activities. For information please contact Mary Shea at sheam@mjc.edu or 575-6219.


EDDIE DAVID CAMPS — For boys and girls ages 5-13. Sessions are: June 7-11, June 21- 25, July 12-16, July 26-30, Aug. 9-13, Aug. 16-20. All sessions will be Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon at Roosevelt Jr. High. Drop-off is at 8:30 a.m. Call Eddie David at 869-3137 or e-mail edisonsoccer@gmail.com.

YOUTH SOCCER — At Brenda Athletic Club. Begins June 8. Registration deadline is May 30. Little Kickers: ages 3-6, 5-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, ($25. Junior Jumpers: ages 7-11, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesdays, $35. Goalies: ages 12-15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, $35. Contact Lisa Bracken at 571-2582 or e-mail youthfitness@brendaathletics.com. Registration fee is for the month.


CITY OF MODESTO — Registration is open for the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department's fastball and softball leagues, now through June 10. Registration is for teams only and must include the entire registration fee and a 7-20 player roster. All players must be at least 18 years of age. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. A $25 late fee applies after June 10. Teams will play eight league games. League play begins the week of June 21. Men's Fastball, played on Monday nights, $575. Men's Softball, played on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Friday nights, depending on the division. The fee is $525. Women's Softball, played Wednesday nights, $525. Coed Competitive, played on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday nights. The fee is $525. Coed Recreational, played on Sunday or Friday nights. The fee is $455. Register in person at the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department office at 1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, refer to the Summer 2010 Activity Guide at www.modestogov.com/prnd/activityguide or call 341-2985.

CENCAL SEASON — Introducing a new 14-under fastpitch team for summer/fall season. Please contact Dave at 535-1649 or Kevin at 969-9559 or visit www.cencalfastpitch.org.

RIPON CYCLONES — 12-under traveling team is looking for two more players to fill summer roster. Our practices are in Ripon. If you would like your daughter to be a part of a good softball program and are willing to give a full commitment, please call Johnny Aguilar, 602-1404 to set up a tryout.

STANISLAUS SENIORS — The Stanislaus Senior Softball Association is now taking registrations for men's leagues of 45 and over, 54 and over, 65 and over and 70 and over. We also have a women's league of 40 and over. Contact Don Wever at (209) 599-3638.

USA SOFTBALL — Mayhem Fastpitch presents our 2010 Olympic Clinic with past and present gold medalists, Oct. 9-10 in Manteca. Instructors to date include Cat Osterman, Crystl Bustos, Caitlin Lowe, Kelly Kretschman and Lovie Jung. Register at www.mayhem-fastpitch.com or call (209) 915-0439 for more information.


RIPON LESSONS — Ripon Aquatics Center offers summer swim lessons June 1 through August 4. Morning and evening sessions available for group, semi-private, private and mom and tot groups. Water polo, too — great coaching, ages 9-18. Visit www.riponaquatics.com or call 599-3859.

SPLISH SPLASH — Kids Summer Camp at Brenda Athletic Clubs: Ages 4-12. Kids stay active this summer, play tennis, swim, dodge ball, basketball, soccer, relays and more! Mondays through Thursdays. Email youthfitness@brendaathletics.com or call 571-2582.

BRENDA LESSONS — For youth and adult. Group and private lessons available. Now registering. Group lessons begin June 7th. For more information contact youthfitness@brendaathletics.com or call 571-2582.

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