Sports Capsule

2010-05-25T00:00:00Z Sports CapsuleBy Register Staff Napa Valley Register
May 25, 2010 12:00 am  • 

American Canyon High parents meeting today

A meeting for American Canyon High School student-athletes and parents will be held at the American Canyon Middle School gymnasium today from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Students and parents will receive a packet of information regarding the athletics program, with registration procedures for all sports included. There will also be time to meet and talk to coaches.

For more information, contact Pat Harrison, 265-2710, or e-mail:

NYSL offering soccer Play Dates through May 29

Walk-up soccer “Play Dates” continue through May 29 on Saturday mornings at Silverado Middle School. Napa Youth Soccer League hosts the sessions on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Play Dates are instructional training and development sessions conducted by Abe Torres of Pure Potential Soccer, designed specifically for the younger players of NYSL.

They are available to players ages 6 to 12. Registration is on site and the cost is $5 for NYSL members.

Golf tournament for veterans May 28

A golf tournament for veterans is May 28 at 9 a.m. at the Vintner’s Golf Club in Yountville.

The $100 per person cost includes lunch. The four-man best-ball event is a fund-raiser for veterans.

There are prizes for the winning team and the winner for closest-to-the-hole and long drive contests.

The goal of the tournament is to bring veterans and the Napa Valley community together to socialize and play golf. The tournament will generate funds for veterans to have more free golf clinics.

To sign up, or for more information, call Cody Meuter at 299-0034.

Xtreme softball dinner, dancing June 5

Xtreme softball’s dinner and dancing under the stars, with music by 86 Proof, is Saturday, June 5 at River Pointe restaurant, 500 Lincoln Ave.

The cost is $20 per person and it’s open to those 18 and over. No-host cocktails are at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m.

There is a silent auction and raffle.

The event is a fund-raiser for Xtreme softball.

Wine Country Aquatics conditioning program to begin

Wine Country Aquatics of Napa is offering a program for polo players to condition for the upcoming polo season or for high school swimmers to stay in shape now that the high school season is over.

The program is specifically for swimmers that do not train year-round. It consists of a 10-week session, from June 1 to Aug. 6. Cost is $225 for the full session, or $170 for participation in three of the five weekly sessions.

There will be an eight-week session from June 14 to Aug. 6. Cost is $180 for the full session and $120 for participation in three of the five weekly sessions.

Practice from through June 11 will be from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. After that, workouts will go from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Vintage High School pool.  There is a five-day and three-day option with each session.

All swimmers must also be a member of Pacific Swimming at a one-time cost of $38.

For more information, visit or contact Adrienne Amdahl @ 255-5159 or

PUC needs head coach for women’s volleyball

Pacific Union College, an NAIA school in Angwin which is a member of the California Pacific Conference, has an opening for a head coach for its women’s volleyball team.

The position will be responsible for all phases of the women’s volleyball program at the NAIA level.

Applications are available in the Human Resources Office or by downloading it online. Applicants must be members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Mail (Human Resources Office, One Angwin Avenue, Angwin, CA 94508), e-mail (, or fax (965-6400) applications to Human Resources. Contact Human Resources regarding questions about this position. Applications from qualified applicants are forwarded to the employing department by Human Resources. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by Human Resources or the employing department.

For complete information on the position, go to

Justin-Siena’s Winemaker’s tourney June 13-14

The 42nd annual Justin-Siena Winemaker’s Cup Golf Tournament will be held at Napa Valley Country Club on June 13 and 14. The venue will host this event for the first time.

Golfers will join several of wine country’s premier winemakers and have the opportunity to get to know their wines during the tournament’s dinners. The tournament kicks off with a dinner reception, auction and entertainment at 6 p.m. on June 13 in the Napa Valley Country Club’s Fireside Room.

The golfing takes place on June 14, with cocktails and an awards dinner scheduled for that evening in the Fireside and Vineyard Rooms. 

Event co-chairs and Justin-Siena alumni, Chad Meyer and Tom Durante are encouraging fellow alumni to come out for a round of golf and good-natured camaraderie.

Several levels of sponsorship packages are available and golfers can register at For more information or to register by phone, contact Caroline Gerlomes at 255-0950 ext. 644.

All proceeds from the tournament benefit Justin-Siena’s 23 varsity and junior varsity athletic teams. Justin-Siena is the only Catholic college preparatory high school in Napa County serving students from Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties. It is part of the worldwide network of schools sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers.

Chardonnay Golf Club to host junior golf teams

The Chardonnay Golf Club will be hosting junior golf teams this summer. The teams will play in the North Bay Junior League against eight other Bay Area teams. The teams will start play the second week of June and end the first week of August.

Organizers would like to have two teams: one for boys and one for girls.

To be eligible to play in the league, a youngster must be under 18 years at the start of the season.

Chardonnay will host up to 10 boys and 10 girls for the summer sessions. The fee for the entire summer practice sessions and league play will be $100 per player. This fee includes the following:

• 22 small buckets of range balls.

• $10 gift certificate for the pro shop.

• Team golf shirt with a logo.

• Weekly Sunday afternoon practice sessions (with a swing instructor).

• Lunch at host course at golf matches.

• The opportunity to travel to other golf facilities to play in the North Bay League tournaments representing the Chardonnay Golf Club.

For further information, call Bob Becker at 257-1900, e-mail, or stop in at the pro shop.

Napa Valley College summer golf class starts June 14

Jim Wiechers is the instructor for a summer P.E. golf class, which is open to the public and offered by Napa Valley College. The class (PHYE 176, team sports golf, Section No. 60258) starts June 14 and runs through July 24. The class meets at Eagle Vines Golf Club on Mondays and Thursdays, from 4 to 8 p.m. It’s a 1.5-unit course. The class is restricted to 25 students.

Students can register for the class at Napa Valley College.

Justin-Siena seeks assistant volleyball coach

Justin-Siena High School invites applications for the position of assistant girls volleyball coach.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the head coach in carrying out assigned responsibilities. Salary will be determined commensurate with education and experience.  The position will begin immediately.

To apply, contact the Justin-Siena Athletics Department, 4026 Maher St, Napa, 94558; or email to:  For more information call 255-0950  extension 655. 

The selected candidate must pass a pre-employment background check. Justin-Siena is an AA/EO/Title IX employer.

NYSL sign-ups available online

Napa Youth Soccer League sign-ups are available online through May 31. Fees increase May 15. Recreational soccer is available for both boys and girls ages 4 to 19 in the city-based non-traveling recreational league. The season is September through October.  Coaches are notified in July and practices begin in late-July or August.

For more information, visit

NYSL seeks ref coordinator, website manager

The Napa Youth Soccer League is seeking volunteers for two key positions — referee coordinator, responsible for referee schedules, and website manager, responsible for maintaining the website and posting routine updates.

Those interested may contact the NYSL president at

Big Game mini-golf tournament June 7

The eighth annual Big Game Mini-Golf Match, featuring players and caddies from Napa High and Vintage High leadership groups, tees off at 4 p.m. Monday, June 7, at Maxwell Fun Center, 19171 Sonoma Highway in Sonoma.

NVC’s Storm Classic Golf Tournament June 9

Napa Valley College will hold the fifth annual Storm Classic Golf Tournament — a benefit for NVC athletics — on June 9 on the North Course at Silverado Resort. Registration is at 10 a.m. and the tournament has a noon shotgun start. There are divisions for scramble and two best-net balls.

A reception will be held afterward in the Silverado Members Clubhouse.

The cost is $190 for entries that are received before May 28. The cost for a foursome is $700.

The entry fee includes lunch on the course, range balls prior to play, a shared cart, tee prize and green fees, and dinner.

The cost for entries received after May 28 is $200 per person.

There are prizes for hole-in-one, closest-to-the-pin on all par 3’s, and men’s and women’s long drives.

Sponsorships, ranging from $100 to $4,000, are available.

Entries are to be sent to NVC Foundation, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558. For more information, call 253-3374.

NFL players to host camp in Vacaville

Green Bay Packers defensive back Jarrett Bush, who starred at Wood High School in Vacaville, announces his inaugural youth football camp to be held on June 12-13. All proceeds from the camp will benefit Wood High School and Vacaville’s Rock on for the Cure, an American Cancer Society Relay for Life team.

The football camp will feature several NFL players, including Fairfield High school graduate Desmond Bishop, who plays linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Bishop was an All-Pacific 10 Conference star at Cal.

Cost is $25 per player. The June 12 camp for players 7 to 12 years of age will run from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The June 13 camp for players 13 to 18 will also run from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Wood High School is located at 998 Marshall Road, Vacaville, 95687.

Oakland Raiders Youth Skills Camp June 12-13

The 10th annual Oakland Raiders Youth Skills Camp is June 12-13 and is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 14. Raiders players and coaching staff, along with Bay Area high school and college coaches, instruct participants on fundamental football techniques.

All camp instruction and activities will be held at the Raiders’ facility in Alameda.

The two-day camp is designed to encourage boys and girls to participate in and enjoy the game of football.

There will be sessions specific to offense, defense and special team play. Athletes with all levels of experience are encouraged to participate.

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 get autographs from their favorite Raiders.

Each session runs from 8 a.m. until 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 is available on the Raiders’ web site,, and on the site’s Kids Zone,

Bob Ojala Softball Clinic June 21-25

Justin-Siena softball coach Rick Robben, who runs a local hitting school, will hold the inaugural Bob Ojala Softball Clinic June 21-25 at Justin-Siena for players ages 10-16.

The clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily and instructed by top college players and coaches. Cost is $200 per player.

T-shirts and an MVP pack will be provided.

Bob Ojala passed away on May 3. Robben, whose daughter Alex is a Napa High softball teammate of Ojala’s daughter, Breanna, said the proceeds of the clinic will help pay for Breanna Ojala’s softball expenses.

“Bre has the talent to play at the highest level,” he said. “This will be a one-of-a-kind clinic and will include a recruiting seminar for parents.”

The clinic will be limited to the first 50 who sign up.

To register, call Rick Robben at 363-1942 or send checks to 4037 Fox Ridge Way, Napa, CA 94558.

Coach West Basketball Camps start June 21

A boys basketball camp, the Coach West Basketball Camp, for youths ages 8 to 18, will be held June 21-25 and June 28-July 2 at the Boys and Girls Club of Napa Valley. It is a boys camp but girls can attend as well.

The camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The camp, directed by Trinity Prep head boys basketball coach Jesse West, includes instructional time with fundamental drills and competitive games.

Former Los Angeles Laker player Robert Horry is the featured guest speaker for both sessions.

The cost is $250 after May 1; there is an early-bird registration deadline before May 1, with $25 off. It’s $10 off for multiple weeks and there is a team discount for 10 or more players.

To sign up, or for more information, call (916) 289-9135 or go to

Alumni players sought for June 26 football games

Rosters are being filled for the alumni football games that will be played at Justin-Siena’s Dodd Stadium on June 26. The St. Helena High alums will meet the Justin-Siena grads at 4 p.m. The Napa-Vintage game will follow at 7 p.m.

All interested players, who would like to reserve a spot on your alumni team roster, can contact Coach Hargrave or Coach Hayman, 481-2015.

Storm Baseball Academy June 28-July 1

The eighth annual Storm Baseball Academy, presented by Napa Valley College and held on NVC’s Storm Field, offers two sessions for youths ages 7 to 12. The purpose of the academy is to provide young players the opportunity to learn all phases of the game, including the teaching of all skills, fundamentals and individualized instruction. A controlled scrimmage will be conducted in the afternoon. Players are asked to bring a lunch, drinks and sunscreen. All players will receive a Storm T-shirt.

Session I is June 28 to July 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Session II is July 12-15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost is $125 for each session. Late registration, which begins June 28, is $150.

The instructors are Bob Freschi, NVC head baseball coach; Paul Freitas, NVC assistant baseball coach; Warren Brusstar, NVC pitching coach; and current NVC players.

Checks are to be made payable to Napa Valley College Baseball. The registration form and check is to be sent to NVC Baseball, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa, CA 94558.

For more information, contact Freschi at 253-3232 or e-mail

Basketball camp at Napa Valley College in July

A basketball camp for youths is set for Napa Valley College in July. It is open to those in the fifth through ninth grade.

The first session, July 5-8, is a coed camp. The second session, going from July 19-22, is for girls.

The cost is $80 for one week and the times are from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Campers must have a signed waiver to participate.

The camp will teach fundamental skills, drills, along with game play. Campers will get to work with college student-athletes. Each camper will get a T-shirt.

Chris Kvidahl (NVC head women’s basketball coach), Meschach Osborne (NVC assistant women’s coach), and Greg Schmitz (co-founder of the Justin-Siena basketball camp) are the camp instructors.

To sign up, or for more information, contact Chris Kvidahl at

Basketball Jones Hoop Camps set in Valley

The Basketball Jones day basketball camps return to the Napa Valley this summer.

There will be one camp July 12-16 at St. Apollinaris Catholic School and another Aug. 9-13 at Napa Valley College.

There will be a two-day camp at RLS Middle School in St. Helena June 29-30.

All camper receive 40 hours of instruction, afree basketball, t-shirt, water bottle and basketball instructional DVD.

Many extra details included that make the Hoop Jones experience so great

For information telephone 800-348-3803.

Register online or print downloadable registration at

Napa High football camp set to start July 26

Napa High Indian Football is preparing to put on their annual non-contact youth football camp.  This camp features daily skill instruction in every football position by current varsity coaches and former varsity players, low camper to coach ratios and a 7-on-7 passing tournament directed by the Napa High football coaching staff.

The camp is open to any student-athlete entering the fifth through eighth grades. The Napa staff and a group of former players will be camp instructors.

Napa Indian Football will host the camp at their practice field, starting on Monday, July 26 through Friday, July 30.  The last day of the camp, Friday, July 30, will culminate with a 7-on-7 passing tournament and barbecue. 

The camp begins at 7:30 a.m. each morning and ends at 12:30 p.m. 

The cost is $195 per camper and is limited to the first 80 campers who sign up.  Parents and student-athletes can obtain more information by emailing Paul Gassner at or calling 363-2400.

NV Swim Team launches pre-senior group

The Napa Valley Swim Team is launching a brand new program, the pre-senior group, and the hiring of renowned swimming coach Robert Fletcher as the pre-senior coach.

The new group has been designed to serve 12- to 18-year-old swimmers of widely ranging ability and commitment levels. Practices will be held Monday through Friday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Napa Valley College. The group caters to inexperienced, seasonal or cross-training swimmers. The standard track of the pre-senior program is designed for ease of membership.

Swimmers may join this group for an annual registration fee and a monthly fee of $100, with no bingo or other fundraising obligations.

Open registration for the pre-senior program will be on deck at the Napa Valley College pool at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 3. The program will be offered on a year-around basis with rolling enrollment, so swimmers may join the group at any time. The Napa Valley Swim Team is a USA Swimming program and has been in the Napa area for over 50 years. For further information, call 257-SWIM (7946).

American Canyon High School has coaching positions available

The new American Canyon High School, opening in August of 2010, is seeking coaching positions for girls basketball and wrestling.

For more information, contact Pat Harrison at 265-2710 or

Golf classes offered at Vintner’s Golf Club

Napa Valley Adult Education is offering golf classes at Vintner’s Golf Club in Yountville. All classes are taught by a course professional. Clubs and golf balls are provided, or bring your own. The cost is $97 for a five-week session.

A beginning golf program — where players learn about their swing, grip, weight transfer, putting, short game, rules and etiquette — goes from March 20 to June 15. Pre-registration is required.

An intermediate golf class picks up where the beginning classes end. It’s a review of the basics, short game techniques, bunker player, full swing and error correction. Pre-registration is required. It goes from April 15 to June 17.

To obtain more information, or to sign up, call Vintner’s at 944-1992 or register online at

Youth football Saints seek coaches

The Napa Saints youth football and cheer program is now accepting coaching applications for both cheer and football. The season begins on Aug. 1 and goes through November. There is no experience necessary, just a desire to work with youth. For information, visit and download a coach application from the handouts section. For further information call, 707-258-5842 or e-mail


Bears seeking 12-under softball players

The Bears Softball Organization is looking for competitive players to fill the roster for a 12-under girls’ team.

Interested players should contact Jerry Hugel at 745-3276 or Mike Briggs at 430-7516 for tryout dates and times. This team will be playing ASA “A” division tournaments.

Vintage High offers adopt-a-hurdle program

The Vintage High School track and field team is offering an adopt-a-hurdle program as a way to honor someone or advertise a business in a unique fashion and help out the Crushers.

For a $100 tax-deductible donation, you will receive a customized gift and a (up to) 25-character message that will be printed on one of the hurdles.

For more information, contact Brian Pruyn at or 253-3601, ext. 201.

Napa Saints youth football, cheer registration under way

The Napa Saints football and cheer program is accepting registration for the 2010 season. The cheer program is open to all girls age 5 to 14 and the football program is open for youth ages 7 to 14.

For more information, visit to download the registration form and mail in with $75 registration fee. 

The Napa Saints 2010 season begins Aug. 1. For more information e-mail:

Napa Golf Club accepting applications

The Napa Golf Club at Kennedy Park is accepting applications for membership for 2010.

The Club will be running 14 tournaments during the year, on Saturdays and Sundays, with a wide variety of formats, including qualifiers for Northern California Golf Association tournaments.

Applications are available at the clubhouse on Streblow Drive.

For more information, call John Harrison at 259-0180.

WCAN seeking new swimmers

Wine Country Aquatics of Napa (WCAN) is currently accepting new members in all levels of their swim program.  WCAN offers pre-competitive, competitive and fitness swimming to swimmers ages 6-18 years of age. WCAN currently practices at Vintage High from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information about the team please go to our website  Anyone interested in trying out for the team please call 255-5159.

Napa Valley Swim Team offers high school training

The Napa Valley Swim Team is once again offering its high school training program for high school age athletes of all ability levels. The three-month session will begin with registration and the first workout is on Monday, Nov. 9, at the Napa Valley College pool at 5 p.m. Practices will be held at the Napa Valley College pool, Monday through Friday, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The high school training program costs $340 for the entire three-month program with no additional fundraising required. There is an annual USA Swimming registration fee of $50, which will provide valid USA Swimming membership throughout 2010.

For more information, call 257-SWIM. The Napa Valley Swim Team has been serving the Napa community for over 50 years.

Sheriff’s Activities League wrestling under way

The Napa Sheriff’s Activities League will be offering a free wrestling program for boys and girls ages 8 to 13. This program introduces kids to the sport of wrestling.

Practices have started at the Harvest Middle School cafeteria. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Captain Jean Donaldson at 259-8672.

Napa fitness expert launches boot camp for moms

Local fitness expert Josh Schlottman has launched an indoor fitness boot camp for Napa moms of all fitness levels. Scott Thom is the boot camp instructor.

Fit Body Boot Camp takes place at The Gymnastics Zone (253A Walnut St., Napa) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 to 10 a.m. The first 20 to register will receive a free week trial at the boot camp. For more information, visit

The indoor fitness boot camp is held at The Gymnastics Zone, which is equipped with spring-loaded floors and plenty of mats for joint-friendly training.

NYSL Soccer Swap ongoing

There is a free Napa Youth Soccer League Soccer Swap at Ben & Jerry’s, 1299 Napa Town Center, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Bring in used uniforms, cleats, shinguards or pick up any necessary gear.

For more information, call 253-0484.

Napa Valley Swim Team accepting new members

The Napa Valley Swim team is accepting new members, ages 6-18, to all levels of its year-round competitive program.

Practices are held at the Napa Valley College pool with the swimmer’s schedule determined by level.

Tryouts are conducted Fridays at 5 p.m. or by appointment.

Prospective members should be able to swim 25 yards of both freestyle and backstroke. For questions or to arrange a tryout, call 257-7946.

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