BRIEFS: Challenger Sports, YMCA team up for June soccer camp

 

Challenger Sports and the YMCA of San Benito County have teamed
up to host the British Soccer camp from June 22 through 26 at
Rancho San Justo Middle School in Hollister.
An additional camp will be held from July 6 through 10.
Challenger Sports, YMCA team up for June soccer camp

Challenger Sports and the YMCA of San Benito County have teamed up to host the British Soccer camp from June 22 through 26 at Rancho San Justo Middle School in Hollister.

An additional camp will be held from July 6 through 10.

Each child will be coached by a member of the Challenger’s British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. In addition to taking part in a daily regime of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and sportsmanship.

The YMCA of San Benito County and British Soccer will offer four different sessions, including First Kicks (ages 3-4 from 9 to 10 a.m.; Cost is $75); Mini Soccer (ages 4-5 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Cost is $80); Hald Day (ages 6-17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Cost is $120); and Full Day (ages 10-17 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.; Cost is $175).

Each camper will receive a free T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster and an individual skills performance evaluation. In addition, any child who signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a genuine British Soccer replica jersey.

To sign up for the camp, either visit www.challengersports.com or mail applications and payment to: The YMCA of San Benito County, 339 Fifth Steet, Hollister, Calif., 95023.

For more information, visit www.challengersports.com, or e-mail the YMCA’s Kristy Agan at: [email protected]

MLB-sponsored skills competition will be held Sunday

New Hope Community Church in Gilroy will host a free Aquafina Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition for area youth on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Gilroy Sports Complex.

The competition is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. The grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball skills. Competitors are divided into age divisions as follows: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 and 13/14.

Winners will have a chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running champions, along with the All-Around champion in each age group at the Local Competition, will receive an award and advance to the Sectional Level of competition.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and fill out a registration/waiver form prior to the start of the competition.

For more information, contact Local Coordinator Rich Taylor at: [email protected]

Chaos holding tryout in early May

The Gilroy Chaos Sports Organizaiton invites all 2009 athletes to come and join the clubs’ softball tryouts. Chaos also invites those interested to come and meet ex-pro and former Cal softball player Alex Sutton, who will be head coach for the 12-and-under program.

Tryouts will be May 2 and 9 at Goldsmith Seeds Field (2280 Hecker Pass Hwy.) at 1 p.m. for 8-and-under (contact: James Jimenez at 408-500-5104), 3 p.m. for 10-and-under (contact: George Sandoval 408-234-3050) and 5 p.m. for 12-and-under (contact: Alex Sutton 510-919-5687).

Gilroy Shockers seek pitchers

The Gilroy Shockers 16-and-under “B” girls fastpitch softball team is looking for a pitcher(s) for the 2009 summer season. If interested, please contact Jose at 408-665-2888.

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