Listing from Issue #39

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Golden Era Baseball

Based in the East Bay, we offer several instructional-based programs as well as 9U thru 18U Club Teams. We are currently taking sign-ups for our Hitting Classes. Please see our website for full details: www.GoldenEraBaseball.com.

The Pitching Center

We develop baseball players to their full potential. The Pitching Center has grown to become the Total Player Center (TPC), a full service baseball and softball training academy. Age- and skill-specific programs are available for students ages 8-high school. Info: 925-416-1600, www.thepitchingcenter. com.

SportForm

Based in Concord, SportForm provides individual and team instruction in baseball, softball, lacrosse. Highly trained professionals provide accelerated and advanced skills clinics. Prepare to Perform! Info: 925-459-2880. 

All American Softball

Girls of all ages welcome. Check into our six-week softball improvement program for all ages. Info: 916-374-1907, www.softballschool.com. 

BASKETBALL

Bladium Triple Threat Academy

Alameda’s Bladium Sports & Fitness Club hosts multiple hoops camps for ages 6-12. Designed for players of ALL skill levels. Registration: AlamedaSales@bladium.com, 510-814-4999; www.bladium.com.

Mike Allen Sports

Learn the basics of basketball, sharpen your skills and improve daily at the Ballin’ Ambassadors basketball clinics! Hosted by MIke Allen Sports in the South Bay, registration is easy. Go to www.mikeallensports.com to reserve your spot. 408-279-4123.

CHEER

CheerGyms.com

We offer the best clinics in California! Customize your clinic to fit your needs. Whether basic stunting techniques or working on twist cradles out of one leg stunts, we take your team to the next level! Info: 866-685-7615, www.CheerGyms.com.

East Bay Sports Academy

Recreational, competitive athletes benefit from training with the best coaches. Our 10,000-square-foot facility is clean and bright, with the newest equipment. Info: 925 680-9999, www.EastBaySportsAcademy.com.

EQUESTRIAN

Kelly Maddox Riding Academy

Develop new friendships with other horse-crazy kids. Weekly activities include learning horse colors, markings and breeds; art and crafts; a farrier demonstration and human horse show; bareback riding and more! Info: 925-575-4818, www.KellyMaddoxTraining.com.

Franklin Canyon Stables

Based in Martinez, we provide two covered arenas and easy access to trails. Whether beginning rider or experienced equestrian, we have a place for you. Instruction in horsemanship on the ground and in the saddle, all while having fun. Info: 925-228-1801; www.kimshorsetraining.com/franklin_canyon.html.

Castle Rock Arabians

Activities for tweens and teenagers, where we build team spirit through various team activities on horseback. Visit the ranch by appointment. Info: 925-933-3701, www. castlerockarabians.com.

Earthquake Arabians

Fall and Christmas Break camps are around the corner for Earthquake Arabians! Horsin’ Around Fall Camp: Nov. 21-23. Christmas Break Camps: Dec. 19-23 and Dec. 26-30. Registration is OPEN. Log on to www.earthquakearabians.com for more info. 925-360-7454.

FITNESS

Aspire Pilates

Dramatically increase core strength, power, flexibility, balance, focus and joint stability, while preventing injury. Aspire prides itself on helping propel athletes to the next level by addressing muscular imbalances, helping athletes increase body awareness, correcting faulty body mechanics, and accessing untapped strength. Info: 925-680-4400, www.AspirePilatesCenter.com.

Fit 2 The Core

As a Youth Conditioning, Speed/Agility and Nutrition Specialist with the IYCA, Fit 2 The Core Training Systems Boot Camps offer an innovative approach to getting young athletes back on the field post-rehabilitation, and continuing the process by progressing their bodies to handle what they must endure on the field or court. Info: 925-639-0907, http://f2cbootcamps.com.

TransForm FX

At TransForm FX Fitness Boot Camp, we believe that parents can take better care of their kids when they take care of their own health and fitness. This is the reason we have designed our adult fitness boot camp workouts to fit your busy lifestyle. Each boot camp workout is carefully designed to help you burn fat and increase your cardiovascular endurance in less time. Info: 925-289-8042; www.transformfxfitness.com.

Walnut Creek Sports & Fitness

We offer more than 70 group classes per week. Members also enjoy our heated pool, sauna, spa and steam room. Massage, skincare and chiropractic services are available. Call us today for your free one week pass! Info: 925-932-6400, www.wcsf.net.

ENRICHMENT

Dianne Adair Enrichment Programs

We offer a wide variety of enrichment programs for your child during the school year. Activities include: Homework help, 4th & Up Club, art and crafts, science, sports and games. Info: www.dianneadair.org.

E.Nopi and Palm Academy

Concentration is on early literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, social understanding, physical coordination, creativity, cooperation and self control. Programs serve children from infancy to preschool, kindergarten, and through 12th grade. Students learn at their own pace. Locations: Fremont, 510-979-9794; Newark (E.Nopi), 510-793-6674; Pleasanton, 925-461-6284.

FUZE Fit For A Kid!

FUZE is a privately-held, DOJ-certified, youth-only health club and curricula modeled after the principles of the Positive Coaching Alliance. FUZE enhances athletic development, socialization and self-esteem. Info: 408-358-7529; www.fuzefit.com.

GOLF

Dave DeLong Junior Golf Camp

For advanced and beginning junior golfers, and designed for golfers 7-15. Camps include a 4 to 1 ratio of students to teachers. Safety is top priority, as are player development and enjoyment. Boundary Oak Golf Course, Walnut Creek. Info: 925-997-3683; www.delonggolf.com.

Coach Rick Golf

Learn to play on the course, where it matters. Golfers of all ages can sign up. For more info, call 510-917-6442; www.ThePersonalGolfCoach.com.

The First Tee - Contra Costa

The First Tee is a youth development program for boys and girls 7-18. Participants learn about golf and life skills and values inherent to the game, rules and etiquette. Instruction occurs at Diablo Creek Golf Course in Concord. Info: 925-686-6262, Ext. 0, angela@thefirstteecontracosta.org; www.thefirstteecontracosta.org.

The First Tee - Oakland

The First Tee of Oakland has delivered The First Tee Life Skills Experience to more than 262 participants. Each receives a minimum of 12 hours of instruction over an 8-week period. Instruction is at three Oakland courses: Metropolitan Golf Links, Lake Chabot GC and Montclair GC. Info: 510-352-2002; www.thefirstteeoakland.org.

The First Tee - San Jose

The First Tee of San Jose develops youth throughout Silicon Valley, through the game of golf. Participants learn to appreciate diversity, resolve conflicts, build confidence and set goals. We welcome participants ranging from second to 12th grade. Scholarships available. Info: 408-288-2973; www.thefirstteesanjose.org.

The First Tee - Tri-Valley

The First Tee of the Tri-Valley offers The First Tee Life Skills Experience Classes seasonally, for ages 7-17, at the Pleasanton Golf Center on the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Info: 925-462-7201, www.TheFirstTeeTriValley.org.

LACROSSE

Atherton Lacrosse

Our lacrosse camps are designed for boys and girls ages 5-14, who are beginner or intermediate players. Our group of coaches and staff are leaders in the lacrosse community. Info: 888-526-3330, www.AthertonLacrosse.com.

Sportform

Based in Concord, Sportform provides individual and team instruction in baseball, softball and lacrosse. Highly trained professionals provide accelerated and advanced skills clinics. Prepare to Perform! Info: 925-459-2880, www.sportform.co.

MARTIAL ARTS

United States Karate Systems

USKS offers adult and children’s programs, kickboxing fitness, mixed martial arts. Providing excellence in martial arts instruction and services for the entire family. 925-682-9517; www.usksmartialarts.com.

MOTORSPORTS

Keigwins@theTrack

We conduct motorcycle schools and practice events (“track days”) in the West at famous race tracks. For experienced motorcyclists looking to improve skills and build confidence. Riders provide their own motorcycles and protective gear. Keigwins@theTrack takes care of everything else. Info: www.keigwin.com; 650-949-5609.

Umigo

You'll learn passing techniques, cornering techniques, throttle & breaking techniques, advance seat position, kart operation, kart control, real racing, and improving your lap times. Racers must be at least 10 years old and at least four feet, 10 inches tall. Two- and four-day camps are available. Info: www.umigoracing.com.

OUTDOOR SPORTS

Bear Valley Mountain

Soccer, Archery, Tennis, Climbing, Cycling ... If there’s an outdoor activity you enjoy, there’s a good chance you can do it Bear Valley Mountain. Info: www.bearvalley.com.

University of Surfing

Instructor Matt Cole offers lessons/camps in Pacifica. 650-359-1425, mattcolesurfs@hotmail.com; www.universityofsurfing.com.

SOCCER

Heritage Soccer Club

The Pleasant Hill/Martinez-based competitive soccer club welcomes players ages 8-18. Top-flight coaching staff with experience spanning years in the high school and college ranks teach new skills and help hone existing ones. Info: www.heritagesc.com.

SWIMMING/DIVING

Walnut Creek Swim Club

WCSC is a recreational team, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Led by the experience of coach Brad Hoy, the staff is the finest in the area. WCSC believes in finding the healthy balance between competition and family fun. Sponsored by the City of Walnut Creek, Info: 925-766-5664, www.walnutcreekswimclub.org.

Sherman Swim School

We are a Lafayette swimming and diving school celebrating our 50th year. Our year-round schedule allows children and adults to learn, retain, and improve their swim skills with little interruption. Info: 925-283-2100, www.ShermanSwim.com.

VOLLEYBALL

Pacific Rim Volleyball

We offer several skill-based camps and clinics, including setting camp, hitting camp and an all-skills camp. Campers will be evaluated and placed in a group that challenges their level of play. Registration for beach volleyball is going on now as well. Info: www.pacificrimvolleyball.com.

U.S. Youth Volleyball League

We’re the leader in developing and maintaining youth volleyball leagues for boys and girls ages 7-15. With an emphasis on positive reinforcement, we seek to build confidence and self-esteem in each child. Info: 1-888-988-7985; www.USYVL.org.

MULTI-SPORT

City of Concord Skyhawks Sports

Skyhawks Sports and the City of Concord have teamed up to provide safe, fun and skills-focused sports camps for ages 4-12. Camps range from soccer to lacrosse to our popular multi-sport camp where kids sample three different sports (Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball) in one camp. Info: 925-671-3404; www.concordreg.org.

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