Napa Valley Soccer Camp early sign-ups through June 1

The Napa Valley Soccer Camp, geared toward advanced boys and girls players ages 10-16, will have sessions June 18-22 and July 9-13 at Vintage High School.

The camp targets players who want to get to the next level and are capable of handling a challenging and complex curriculum.

It focuses on technical, tactical and team play and is designed to challenge each player through a six-step program.

The morning session, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., will cover dynamic warm-up, ball mastery, moves, dribbling, passing and receiving.

Lunch will be from 12 to 1 p.m.,; participants should bring their own lunch, games and soccer trivia.

The afternoon session, from 1 to 3 p.m., will include dynamic warm-up, speed, agility, finishing and group attack.

The cost for early registration, by June 1, is $275 per player or $225 for any additional member of the same family. After June 1, there will be a $25 late fee.

To sign up, get a registration form at the Vintage High School front office, fill it out, and drop it off with a check made out to Bernie Ochoa, and drop it off at or send it to Vintage High School, 1375 Trower Ave., Napa, CA 94558.

Each player will receive two camp T-shirts.

For more information, call Ochoa at 694-8308.

NYSLs last free coach clinic June 1

Napa Youth Soccer League will host the last of its free Friday evening coaching clinics June 1 at Redwood Middle School.

Those interested in coaching the under-6 and under-8 age divisions meet from 6 to 7 p.m., and those coaching U-10 and U-12 divisions meet from 7 to 8 p.m.

The clinics are offered to all new and returning recreational league soccer coaches. Instruction is provided by Challenger Sports, a leading provider of soccer training and development camps. Multiple topics will be covered, and coaches can attend sessions about one or all eight topics. NSCAA certificates will be provided.

Email Mike Berger at[1] for more information.

AmCan youth football, cheer sign-ups start June 1

The American Canyon Patriots Football & Cheer organization will hold sign-ups from 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday in June, starting June 1, at Marks Sports Bistro, 110 W. American Canyon Rd. Registration will also be held Saturday, June 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Big 5 Sporting Goods, 3485 Sonoma Blvd., in Vallejo.

Marks Sports Bistro will hold a Dine & Donate fundraiser for the Patriots on June 8, donating a portion of sales between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m. to the program.

The Patriots will hold its free Camp Amped clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Community Park II in American Canyon. Participants will learn basic tumbling, cheer, stunts and dance. It is open to girls and boys of all ages.

The Patriots will also march in the American Canyon 4th of July Parade, and have Patriots Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21 at Community Park II in American Canyon.

Alumni football Big Game 3 June 1

Both Napa and Vintage are looking for more players for their Alumni Big Game 3, which is set June 1 at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium in Napa.

If you are an alumnus from either Vintage High or Napa High and would like to participate in this full-contact alumni football game, call Toppa Epps at 481-0556 or you can sign up online at[2]

The game is being played as a fundraiser for both Napa and Vintage High Schools.

Pre-sale tickets are available at Bank of Napa, Wells Fargo, Umpqua Bank, the Vintage High School main office, or by calling Amy Jones at 315-4370.

NVC Athletic Hall of Fame nominations due June 1

Napa Valley College is accepting nominations for the second Athletic Hall of Fame class. The first induction ceremony, which established the Hall of Fame last fall, was very successful.

The 2012 dinner and induction ceremony will be held Sept. 15 at the Napa Valley Marriott, 3425 Solano Ave., Napa.

Nomination forms are available on the college website[3] under the Athletics link. The college will honor outstanding Storm athletes who participated for at least one full season of a sport. Coaches or those who have contributed to the athletic department are also eligible. Supporting documentation is requested as part of the nomination process.

For more information, call Nadine Wade-Gravett at 253-3221.

The deadline for nominations will be June 1.

Julian Szmidt dedication ceremony June 2

A dedication ceremony for the Julian Szmidt memorial flagpole and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, June 2 at 9 a.m. at the Vintage High School Aquatics Center. Admission is free.

A $5 donation is requested for the pancake breakfast. Proceeds will benefit the Julian Szmidt Memorial Scholarship Fund. For more information, call Bob Saunders at 255-5409.

Napa Aces 14-under, 17-under baseball tryouts June 2

The Napa Aces will have tryouts in June for their 14-and-under and 17-and-under baseball teams, both of which have been invited to a national AAU tournament July 23-28 at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla.

The tryouts will be at 2 p.m. June 2 at Napa Valley Colleges Storm Field. Private tryouts are available for those who cant make the June 2 tryout.

To sign up for the tryout, or for more information about the Napa Aces, contact Aces manager Dan Parker at[4] or (925) 325-2954.

Napa Golf Course instruction continues June 2

Napa Golf Course will be hosting lessons for a variety of different groups:

Couples Golf Saturdays: This clinic is designed for players of all calibers that would like to learn the game of golf with their spouse or significant other in a casual setting. Students should have some experience, but it is not required. The fee is $180 per couple with five sessions to include the fundamentals of golf and on course instruction. All classes are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and instructed by Tom Sims. Classes are limited to the first four couples. Dates offered are June 2-June 30, July 7-Aug. 4, Aug. 18-Sept. 15 and Sept. 29-Oct. 27.

Get Golf Ready in Five Days: This program is designed to teach in five lessons how to step onto a golf course and play with confidence. Lessons include on-course activities guided by trained PGA and LPGA professionals who strive to make it fun. The fee is $99 for the class, which is instructed by Tom Sims with sessions from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays. The dates offered are June 2-June 30 and July 14-Aug. 11.

Ladies Sunday Clinic: This clinic is geared to assist more experienced players. Ladies must provide their own clubs. The fee is $89 for the class, which is instructed by Tom Sims and goes from 10 to 11 a.m. Sundays. The dates offered are June 24-July 22 and Aug. 5-Sept. 2.

Junior Rookies: This clinic is for youngsters ages 6-11 who have no or limited knowledge of golf. The focus is on having fun while getting the basic fundamentals of the modern golf swing. It is recommended that students bring their own clubs but a limited amount of clubs will be available for use. The fee is $99 with five one hour classes on Saturdays from 1 to 2 p.m., instructed by Drew Kuehl. Dates offered are June 30-July 28 and Aug. 4-Sept. 1.

Juniors Next Level: This clinic targets the intermediate junior that would like to improve to a more competitive level. Course management and strategy will be emphasized while building on a strong fundamental base. Students will have the opportunity to play golf on the course depending on their grasp of the game. This class is geared to preparation for high school. The fee is $125 for five classes from 12 to 1 p.m. on Sundays, instructed by Drew Kuehl. The focus is on course training on etiquette and course management. The dates are July 1-July 29 and Aug. 5-Sept. 2.

There is also individual instruction from Tom Sims or Drew Kuehl, $45 for one 45-minute individual lesson, $200 for five lessons, or $300 for 10 lessons. Juniors individual instruction is $25 for 45 minutes or $90 to play six holes.

For more information, call 255-4333.

Clubs for Vets golf tournament June 8 at Vintners

Clubs for Vets, a charity golf tournament, silent auction and dinner, is Friday, June 8 at Vintners Golf Club in Yountville.

The mission of the tournament is to enrich the lives of U.S. veterans via the game of golf by building and providing golf clubs to those men and women that could not otherwise afford them.

Its a four-person scramble format. Registration is at 7 a.m. The cost is $95 per player (includes entry, lunch and dinner) or $530 (includes personal or corporate recognition at the event and four player entries, lunch and dinner).

There is a silver vets sponsor for $530 (includes personal or corporate recognition at the event and 10 dinner tickets) and a hole sponsor for $200 (includes recognition at a designated hole). Individual dinner tickets only are $40.

The purchase of a $20 package includes a par 3 contest, putting contest, long drive contest for men and women, and most accurate drive.

The first group tees off at 8 a.m. and the second group goes off at 1 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to first through fifth place, longest drive, closest to the hole, and most accurate drive.

To sign up, call 738-8276. Visit[5] for more information.

Tee Off Fore Kids Golf Invitational June 8 at Eagle Vines

Active 20-30 of Napas fourth annual Tee Off Fore Kids Golf Invitational is June 8 at Eagle Vines Vineyards and Golf Club. Check-in and lunch is at 12 p.m. The event is a scramble format with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. A dinner and reception follows at 6 p.m.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Active 20/30 of Napa Childrens Charitable Fund.

Checks are to be made payable to Active 20-30 Club of Napa. Applications are to be faxed to 252-0792 or mailing with payment to Active 20-30 Club of Napa, P.O. Box 12, Napa, CA 94559.

For more information, visit[6] or contact Mike Carson at 815-6783 ( or Alex Myers at 227-5304 (

North Bay Basketball Academy camps start June 9

North Bay Basketball Academy is offering training for boys and girls in the kindergarten through 12th grade this summer. The coaches are Justin-Siena High School varsity boys assistant coach Andy Viera, Justin-Siena junior varsity girls head coach Andy Bettencourt, Justin-Siena varsity girls assistant coach Vicky Deely, and former Napa Valley College mens assistant coach Tony Prescott. To sign or for more information on the following programs, visit[7] or call Viera at 529-8614.

Small Group Program: Each group will consist of four to eight players for this program, which will be held at Justin-Siena. Workouts will be intense, 75-minute sessions focusing on fundamentals of ballhandling, shooting and offensive footwork. Each session will conclude with a controlled scrimmage. Saturday sessions will be June 9 through July 28. The times are 9-10:15 a.m., 10:15-11:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The cost is $260 for eight workouts. Sunday sessions will be June 10 through July 29. The times are 9:30-10:45 a.m. and 10:45-12 p.m. The cost is $260 for eight workouts. Session I is for girls only and will be Mondays and Wednesdays from June 11 through July 16. The times are 9-10:15 a.m., 10:15-11:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The cost is $295 for 10 workouts. Session II is for boys only and will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12 through July 12. The times are 9-10:15 a.m., 10:15-11:30 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The cost is $295 for 10 workouts.

Development Program: Two age groups will meet separately at Justin-Siena on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 11 through Aug. 6, with the exception of July 4. Grades 3-8 will meet from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and grades 9-12 from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Workouts will focus on fundamentals with an emphasis on ballhandling, shooting, defensive and offensive footwork, rebounding and passing. The cost is $160 for eight workouts (one per week) or $295 for 16 workouts (two per week).

Sunday Night Skills & Scrimmage Youth: This will be held on eight Sundays from June 17 through Aug. 5 at Justin-Siena. Grades K-2 will meet from 3 to 4 p.m., and grades 3-8 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Each group will have a 40- to 45-minute skills/fundamentals workout, followed by controlled scrimmages of 15 to 20 minutes for the younger group and 45 to 50 minutes for grades 3-8. Grade levels will be divided during scrimmage situations. The cost is $120 for K-2, and $160 for grades 3-8.

St. Helena Camp: This is for boys and girls in grades 2-9 and will be held June 18-22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily, at Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School in St. Helena. It intends to provide a competitive and fun environment for beginning to advanced players. The cost is $175 and includes a T-shirt and basketball.

NBBA Overnight Camp: This is for boys only and will be July 29 through Aug. 4 at Camp Indian Meadows, 13095 Bottle Rock Rd., Cobb Mountain. It strives to provide great opportunities for young players by offering individual instruction while at the same time stressing team concepts. The cost is $675 if registered before May 30, and $795 after that.

Sports camps at Blue Oak start June 11

Blue Oak Summer Program is offering a variety of sports camps this summer.

Co-ed Volleyball Camp for grades 5-8 runs from 9 a.m. until noon the week of June 11-15.

The are three Sports Fitness Camps that offer a variety of sports each day:

Grades 3-5 runs from 9 a.m. until noon the week of June 11-15;

Grades 1-2 runs the week of July 16-20 from 9 a.m. until noon;

Grades 5-8 runs from 9 a.m. until noon the week of June 18-22.

Boys Basketball Camp for grades 5-8 runs from 9 a.m. until noon the week of June 25-29.

There are two Yoga/Dance Camps:

Grades 1-2 runs June 11-15 from 9 a.m. until noon;

Grades 3-5 runs June 25-29 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The Outdoor Adventure Camp is for kids in grades 4-8 who want to bike, hike, kayak and rock-climb.

There are two sessions from which to choose the first session is June 9-13 and the second is June 16-20. Both sessions go from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Half-day camps are $130 for the week. Full-day camp is $350.

Find out more and register at[8], or contact Melinda Cooke at[9] or 261-4500.

CTS Summer Speed & Agility Camp starts June 11

CTS Strength & Conditioning of Napa is offering a six-week speed and agility camp for youth athletes this summer, beginning June 11 at Vintage High School.

John Cortese, owner of CTS Strength & Conditioning, said athletes will see tremendous benefit in speed, agility, power, core strength, body awareness, coordination, quickness, and endurance for their sport.

The camp is being offered to youth athletes, both male and female, who will be entering into fifth grade through eighth grade only.

The camp will meet every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, beginning at 7:45 a.m. and ending at 9 a.m.

The cost is $297 per athlete. Each camper will receive an exclusive speed camp T-shirt as well as a custom water bottle on the first day of camp.

Visit[10] or e-mail John Cortese at[11] for more information.

Pure Potential Academy Soccer Camps start June 18

Pure Potential Academy Soccer Camps are now taking enrollments for the 2012 camps. Abe Torres has a proven method of training that incorporates a patent visual training aid, the Pure Potential Training Ball, which he has invented to develop accuracy and consistency in soccer fundamentals.

The developments of the specific methods are:

Body balance: To understand own body mechanics to develop technical motor skills.

Visual direction: To develop technical focus.

Ball approach: To understand how to connect with the ball.

These methods will give your athlete the opportunity to learn personal responsibility to their development.

The training camps will be held June 18-22 and June 25-29, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The cost is $150 per player, including the Pure Potential Training Ball, camp T-shirt and a water bottle. Visit[12] to get a registration form or you can also call Abe Torres at 853-3201 Pure Potential also offers year-round private training as well.

Legion Baseballs youth summer camp June 19-21

Napa American Legion Baseball will be hosting a Summer Youth Baseball Camp, for children ages 7 to 12, on June 19, 20 and 21 at Borman Field at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.

The three-day camp is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Camp instructors will include Napa American Legion Baseball coaches, Napa American Legion Baseball alumni, and players from the current Napa 19s baseball team.

The cost of the camp is $75. After June 12, the camp fee increases to $85. Payment is to be sent to Napa Legion Baseball, 1262 Pear Tree Lane, Napa, CA 94558. Checks are to be made payable to Napa Legion Baseball.

Camp curriculum includes throwing, hitting, pitching, base running, infield/outfield drills, and controlled scrimmages.

A free T-shirt will be given to all camp participants.

For additional information or to receive a registration form, contact Billy Smith at[13] or at 259-0975.

Chief & Roxie Green Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament June 23

The fifth annual Chief and Roxie Green Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament is Saturday, June 23 at Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park. Its a 12 p.m. shotgun start. There is a $95 per player cost and its a four-person scramble format.

There will be a raffle for prizes, refreshments on the course, and a full meal after the round.

The event will have three flights, with a trophy presentation along with the raffles after the meal. Paul Hippauf Photography will be on hand to take pictures on the course, as well as team pictures at the clubhouse.

This tournament helps to sponsor two athletic scholarships at Napa High School.

To sign up, contact tournament chairman Duey Green at 224-8850.

Vintage Volleyball Clinic June 25, 27, 29

The Vintage Volleyball Clinic will teach skills to 9- through to 12-year-olds June 25, 27 and 29 at Vintage High Schools main gym, from 10 to 11:30 a.m each day.

The cost is $80 per participant. It is open to only the first 24 who register.

The focus will be on game-play situations, skill building, game strategy, court responsibilities, offense and defense positions, and strength in individual character. Vintage High volleyball players will be working with the participants.

For more information or to sign up, contact Kelly Porter at[14] or 280-7914.

Evolve Volleyball Skills Refresher Camp June 25-28

Evolve Volleyball will offer a Skills Refresher Camp for 12- through 16-year-olds at the Vintage High School main gym on June 25-28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day.

Cost is $125 per participant. It is open to only the first 24 who register.

To register or for more information, email[15] or call Kelly Porter at 280-7914.

Warriors Basketball Camp July 23-27 at Justin-Siena

The Golden State Warriors will hold a general session of their Warriors Basketball Camp July 23-27 at Justin-Siena High Schools Clark Gym. The week-long clinic for boys and girls ages 7-15, of all skill levels and abilities. It will focus on individual skill development, the importance of fundamentals and the development of a healthy team attitude.

There will be 17 other general sessions this summer in 13 other Bay Area locations. More than 21,000 youths have attended the camp since its inception in the summer of 2000.

In addition to the general sessions, two week-long High Potential camps, for ages 11-17, will be offered in Oakland and San Ramon.

The staff consists of current and former high school coaches and college coaches. Many sessions also feature appearances by current and former Warriors players and coaches. In the past year, Warriors players Andrew Bogut, Dorell Wright, Andris Biedrins, Klay Thompson, Charles Jenkins and Jeremy Tyler have appeared, along with General Manager Bob Myers.

Discounts are available for early registration, and multiple sessions and siblings. For more information or to sign up, visit Community at[16] or call (510) 986-5310.


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