Justin-Siena offers summer youth sports programs
• A girls volleyball program, for those in the fourth through eighth grade, is July 22-25 (Monday-Friday), from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Clark Gym at Justin-Siena.
This camp is for girls who are looking to learn the sport as well as develop their current skill sets. The camp will focus on fundamentals as well as advanced techniques for more advanced players. Some of the training will include: approach and hitting techniques, passing techniques, emphasizing footwork, movement, and passing.
• A boys and girls tennis program, for those in the fourth through eighth grade, is July 22-26 (Monday-Friday), from 1-4 p.m., at Napa Valley College. The cost is $125. Students become learners of the game through a variety of interactive drills and activities, combined with a healthy dose of competition. Braves tennis coach Jim Reilly will lead students through group activities and personalized instruction, while learning the game and have a positive summertime experience.
• A boys and girls water polo program has two sessions at Napa Valley College.
Session I is July 15-26 (Monday-Friday), 1-4 p.m.
Session II is July 29-Aug. 9 (Monday-Friday), 1-4 p.m.
The cost is $200 for each session, or $350 for both sessions.
It’s an introduction to the game of water polo for beginners with individual and team strategy development for advanced players to be taught. Instruction will include; rules of the game, referee signals, eggbeater kick, individual ball handling skills (dribbling, passing, shooting, and drawing fouls), individual offensive and defensive game concepts and team strategies will be taught to all participants. Camp staff will include Joey Gullikson, Andrea Marin and Cindy Barker (water polo and swimming coaches at Justin-Siena High School) as well as other highly qualified coaches in the area.
To register, go to www.justin-siena.org to obtain the registration form for the 2013 summer sports camps.
Fill out the form, and mail it back with your payment to Justin-Siena, Attention: Summer Sports Camps, Justin-Siena High School, 4026 Maher St., Napa, CA 94558.
For more information, or if you have any questions, contact Michael Fisher, Summer Camps Coordinator, at 255-0950 ext. 655, or by email at email@example.com.
Napa Valley Jets car show July 13
The Napa Valley Jets Youth Football and Cheer Club will be hosting a car show at the Napa Valley Exposition fairgrounds on Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child, with children 3 and under admitted for free.
There will be a kids zone area, live entertainment, raffles, food, beer and wine.
All proceeds support the Napa Valley Jets.
If you would like to donate, be a vendor or would like to register your car for the car show, visit www.napavalley jets.com, or contact Tami Herrera at 812-9630.
Skip Long Memorial Auto-Roundup July 14
The 29th annual Skip Long Memorial Auto-Roundup will be held Sunday, July 14 at Vintner’s Golf Club, 7901 Solano Ave., in Yountville. Many different classes of vehicles, including antiques, streetrods, customs, pick-ups, motorcycles and muscle cars will be on display at the event, which attracts national recognition. Entry set-up is at 9 a.m., the public is welcome at 11 a.m., and awards presentations will conclude the show at 3 p.m.
The event is annually dedicated to the memory of the late Long, a Napa native who as a young man restored a 1932 Ford Coupe from the ground up and won various prestigious awards. Long lost his life at age 25 during a fishing accident in 1985 on the Sacramento River. To many, he is remembered as a happy, adventurous individual who attended local schools and was active in local sports and activities. For the past 27 years, the Long family and friends have paid tribute to his memory with the auto round-up.
Proceeds are donated to local youth organizations. Admission is free. Along with the enjoyment of the display vehicles, there will be prizes and other activities. Food and beverages will be available through Vintner’s Golf Club. Registrations will be accepted at the gate, however, early vehicle entry registration is appreciated and strongly recommended.
For more information, call Theresa Long at 224-0238.
RJ2 Infielding hosting camps July 15-17
RJ2 Infielding is hosting two camps this summer at Cleve Borman Field at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville.
The camps are limited to 12 players per session. Two sessions will be available in July.
Summer Session No. 1 is for 9- and 10 year-olds and will run July 8-10, from 9 to 11 a.m. daily.
Summer Session No. 2 is for 11- and 12 year-olds and will run July 15-17, from 9 to 11 a.m. daily.
RJ2 Infielding is a position-specific baseball camp that focuses on the skills needed for those players that want to play and excel at infield play.
The camp is offered for right-handed players only.
The fee is $150 for the three-day camp. The staff includes Rich Anderson, head baseball coach of Vintage High School and Napa American Legion.
For more information or to reserve a space, email RJ2infielding@gmail.com or call 299-0154. Space is limited, but there are remaining spots available for both camps.
Next Napa Golf Course instruction July 15
Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park offers the following programs. Call the pro shop at 255-4333 for more information.
• Junior Summer Camp
Each class has five days of instruction concentrating on swing fundamentals as well as the etiquette of the game, and on-course experience. The fee is $99.
The weeks to choose from are July 15 to July 19, and Aug. 5 to Aug. 9, from 12 to 2 p.m. each day.
• Ladies Night Out
This has been the most popular clinic at Napa Golf Course for years. Attendees will enjoy a more relaxing atmosphere of learning and wind down at Jack’s Bar and Grille with some wine and cheese after an hour of instruction from the professional staff. This class is for the beginner or the novice that is looking to improve their game.
The fee is $89. Students must be age 21 or older. The instructor is PGA professional Tom Sims. This class has been offered for the past six years.
The sessions to choose from are July 15 to Aug. 12, and Aug. 19 to Sept. 16, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. each Monday.
• Individual Instruction
With PGA professional Tom Sims, individual instruction is $55 for one 45-minute session, $250 for five sessions, or $350 for 10 sessions.
With PGA professional Drew Kuehl, individual instruction is $50 for one 45-minute session, $225 for five sessions, or $325 for 10 sessions.
A junior’s individual lesson is $25 for 45 minutes, or a playing lesson with six holes for $90.
Vintage High football’s youth camps July 15-19, July 22-26
Vintage High School football still has openings for it two upcoming youth camps. Daily instruction in character lessons, weight training, speed and agility, football classroom instruction, and position-specific football skills is offered.
It’s available to ages 11-14 during the week of July 15-19, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
It’s available to those ages 8-10 during the week of July 22-26, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“Brother Can You Spare a Dime” taking groups to Giants games continue July 21
For the 55th year, the “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” Community Baseball Outings program is again taking groups of special and deserving youngsters, senior citizens and the general public to San Francisco Giants baseball games this season.
A group of tickets each game are donated free of charge to a local youth organization, and the remaining tickets are sold to Napa seniors and local Giants fans.
Tickets remain for Sunday afternoon games on July 21 against the Arizona Diamondbacks, and Aug. 11 against the Baltimore Orioles.
Visit www.baseballoutings.com or call (707) 337-4962 for more information or to request tickets.
Saunders’ Learn to Swim lessons July 22
Napa Aquatics Association presents Saunders’ Learn to Swim, a series of 30-minute swim lessons at the Vintage High School pool.
Lessons will be from July 8-18, and July 22 to Aug. 1.
Available time slots are at 10 a.m., 10:40 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:20 p.m., and 4 p.m.
The fees for a group of up to three students is $120 per swimmer. The fee for private 1-on-1 lessons is $200. There is a one-time fee for USA Swimming.
Sign-ups will be taken at the pool on the first day of each session, or by contacting program director Sarah Saunders at firstname.lastname@example.org or 225-2089, or program supervisor Liza Saunders at 225-2088.
For more information, visit www.napaaquatics.com.
Storm Baseball Academy July 22-25
Napa Valley College presents the 11th annual Storm Baseball Academy July 8-11 and July 22-25. Each session is for players ages 7-12 and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Instructors are NVC head coach Bob Freschi, NVC pitching coach Warren Brusstar and current Storm players.
The fee is $125 for each session through July 8, after which it will be $150.
Email Freschi at email@example.com for a brochure or more information.
NFL players Boyett, Gibson to coach at alma mater’s July 22-26 Napa High Youth Football Skills Camp
Napa High Indian Football has announced that National Football League players John Boyett and Mike Gibson will help coach at the sixth annual Youth Football Skills Camp July 22-26.
Boyett, who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in this year’s NFL Draft, is expected to be at the camp July 22 and will hand out 30 signed trading cards for the first 30 pre-registered campers. Boyett, who starred for Napa High during the 2006 and 2007 seasons, played for the University of Oregon and started in two Rose Bowls and the 2010 National Championship game.
Gibson who currently plays for the Arizona Cardinals, is scheduled to be at the camp on July 22 and 23 and to provide each camper with an autographed picture. Gibson is entering his fourth season in the NFL after playing for the Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks. He starred for UC Berkeley and was selected in the 2008 NFL Draft.
The camp is open to any student-athlete, boy or girl, entering the fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth grade, and will accommodate only 80 campers (20 per grade level).
The first four days will be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Campers will be provided with a mid morning snack and fluids. The final day of camp will be held in the early evening at Napa Memorial Stadium and will include dinner for the campers.
The camp will feature daily skill instruction on every football position by current coaches and former varsity players. The camp focuses on the development of athletic skills in a football setting. Basic concepts of speed and power training combined with agility and change of direction training will be combined with learning individual position skills and learning how to work within a team to be successful on offense and defense. The camp includes a low camper to coach ratio and culminates with athletes competing in an exciting 7-on-7 passing tournament directed by the Napa High football coaching staff.
The cost is $195. Part of the registration fee will be donated to various youth football organizations throughout the Napa Valley. Parents and student-athletes can obtain more information by emailing Paul Gassner at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 363-2400.
Saints Football & Cheer sign-ups July 24
The Napa Saints Youth Football & Cheer program, which has been serving the youth of the Napa Valley for over 40 years, will have sign-ups on Wednesday, July 24 at Silverado Middle School, from 6-7:30 p.m.
There is a $100 registration non-refundable fee. For all new players, an original birth certificate will be required. All participants must have a valid physical.
The program is for those ages 5-14 years old by Aug. 1.
Visit www.napasaints.com for complete details or online registration, or email
St. Helena youth football sign-ups July 27
The St. Helena Carpy Gang Youth Football organization will hold sign-ups 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the north end of the Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School field.
Carpy Gang is associated with the Vintage Empire League and provides two team levels. Football players in grades 4-8 are invited to join the organization.
Practices start July 29 and will be from 5 to 7 p.m., five days per week, until school starts. After school starts, practices will be three days a week.
The registration fee for each player is $100, or $50 for each additional sibling. Current physical exam results and a copy of a birth certificate are required at signups, and a parent or guardian must be present.
The organization is also looking for volunteer coaches for this football season. Those who have any interest in the game and would like to learn or teach the youth the tradition of football. can visit www.CarpyGang.com or call Frank Carr at 299-8399 or Rex Haywood 478-8724.