American Canyon High has coaching openings

American Canyon High School is looking to fill the positions of boys tennis head coach, assistant swim coach and assistant track and field coach for their 2018 spring seasons.

Those interested can go to edjoin.org to apply or call Athletic Director Melissa Shimer at 707-652-1413 for more information.

Cal State Maritime women’s soccer player ID clinic Dec. 8-9

Cal State Maritime women’s soccer head coach Emily Scheese, whose program will begin competing in the NAIA California Pacific Conference in fall 2018, will conduct a Player ID Clinic for high school girls, freshmen through seniors, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at Bodnar Field on the Vallejo university’s campus.

Scheese and current Keelhauler athletes will conduct the training sessions as she builds the new program and identifies potential future student athletes. After each field session, Scheese will lead a question-and-answer session and tour of the Physical Education & Aquatics Center. The first day will also feature an admissions presentation and a tour of campus from 9 to 11:30 a.m. before the afternoon field session. Space is limited for the admissions tour, so students are encourage to sign up by filling out a registration form and waiver available at bit.ly/2jRJbL6 and emailing them.

For more information, contact Scheese at escheese@csum.edu or 654-1841 or 831-428-2871.

NSA Winter Baseball Camp Dec. 18-22

Napa Sports Association will hold its Winter Baseball Camp Dec. 18 to 22, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. daily, in its facility at 2371 Pine St, Napa.

Directing the camp will be NSA Head Baseball Trainer Sean Cunningham, a Vintage High graduate who was All-Bay Valley Conference First Team at Napa Valley College; longtime NVC pitching coach Warren Brusstar, a Napa High graduate who won the 1980 World Series with the Philadelphia Phillies; and NSA Head Spots Performance Trainer Chasey Zulueta, a certified strength and conditioning specialist.

The trainers are Kevin Clark, Dylan Brusstar and Carson Carattini.

The camp aims to provide a circuit training atmosphere where athletes will get well-rounded training of all the facets of baseball – hitting fundamentals, pitching and throwing mechanics, infielding and catcher techniques, mental approach, baserunning, and strength and conditioning.

Cost is $175. Email info@napasportsassociation.com to sign up.

Prolific Prep basketball camps Dec. 26-29, Jan. 2-5

Prolific Prep Academy will offer basketball instruction to boys and girls at all grade levels at the two sessions of its X-Mas Camp. Players will be separated by age/skill level.

The first session will be Dec. 26-29 at Napa Christian School, 2201 Pine St. The second session will be Jan. 2-5 at Grace Church of Napa Valley, 3765 Solano Ave.

Instruction will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. All drills will be conducted by Ryan Scott Sypkens, Jeremy Russottii, and Nate Marsing, as well as the Prolific Prep players.

The cost is $199 up until a week before each camp’s start date, or $225 within seven days of the start date. A single-day fee of $60 may be available, depending on the number of sign-ups.

Visit store.jglove.com/xmascamps to sign up for either of the sessions. For more information, contact Jeremy Russotti at info@prolificprep.org or (707) 849-1212.

North Bay Basketball Academy K-3 league starts Jan. 7

North Bay Basketball Academy will hold a Sunday instructional and recreational league for kindergartners through third-graders from Jan. 7 through Feb. 18, with practices from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Napa Boys & Girls Club, 1515 Pueblo Ave.

There will be a coed division for grades K-1 and another for grades 2-3. There will be a maximum of 8 teams per division, each having seven to 10 players.

Each session will begin with a 45-minute practice that focus on the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting and offensive footwork, and conclude with 45-minute games.

League director Tony Prescott and former high school varsity and junior varsity coaches will oversee instruction. The cost is $175 and is due Jan. 6. Each player will receive a jersey at the first session.

Visit bit.ly/2nhZ8f5 to register or for more information.

Solano’s four-week baseball camp starts Jan. 7

Solano Community College baseball camp will host its four-week baseball camp starting Jan. 7. Falcons head coach Scott Stover will direct the program in conjunction with the U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to seven players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit usbaseballacademy.com or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

Justin-Siena needs head coach for swimming

Justin-Siena, a Catholic high school in the Lasallian tradition, invites applications for the position of varsity swimming head coach.

The successful candidate will articulate a vision for a successful swim program that aligns with the core principles of a Lasallian school. The coach is expected to lead the program in all phases, including practice planning, conditioning, strategy and tactics, directing the staff, assistant coaches, scheduling and budget oversight, and embrace the responsibility of being a positive role model/mentor for students and as a representative the school.

This is a coaching-only position with a stipend as compensation. There are stipends for assistants available as well. The 2018 season officially runs from February through May. A team organizational meeting and preseason conditioning will be in January.

Preferred qualifications are three or more years of successful coaching experience, a bachelor’s degree, an understanding of CIF bylaws and guidelines, a demonstrated ability to lead others, and effective communication and organizational skills.

To apply, email a letter of interest, resume, contact information for three references, and a statement of coaching philosophy to Debbie Skillings at dskillings@justin-siena.org. Paperless applications are appreciated.

For more information, visit justin-siena.org or contact athletic director George Nessman at gnessman@justin-siena.org.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled. The selected candidate must pass a pre-employment background check. Justin-Siena is an AA/EO/Title IX Employer.

Napa High needs swim coach, boys tennis coach

Napa High School is seeking applicants for head boys/girls swim coach and head varsity boys tennis coach for the 2017-18 school year and beyond. Candidates should be experienced in the sport, have coaching experience and a resume of working with student-athletes at the high school level. Napa High School desires to select coaches who are committed to developing young athletes in and out of the water and on and off the court. Each position comes with a stipend. Applicants must visit edjoin.org to apply. The seasons begin in February and run through the end of April, however, some offseason activities are expected.

Interested applicants should contact Athletic Director Thomas Sims at thomas_sims@nvusd.org or 707-253-3840.

Justin-Siena has baseball coach openings

Justin-Siena Baseball invites applicants for paid stipend and volunteer coach positions. Positions are open for JV head coach as well as varsity assistant for the right candidate.

The ideal candidate will be a dynamic leader of student-athletes with a strong baseball background and a working knowledge of strength and conditioning, which is already under way. They must have the ability to fulfill, honor and uphold the school’s mission, assist and support in academic work as needed, pass a background check, and have ability to be certified in first aid. The commitment is for 4-6 days a week, with the season beginning Feb. 5 and running through early June. Stipend pay is commensurate with experience and commitment.

For more information, contact head coach Jeremy Tayson at jtayson@justin-siena.org or call (707) 331-8752.

Skyline Swimmers training Sundays at NVC

The Napa Valley Swim Team has a new program for adult swimmers and triathletes, Skyline Swimmers, that meets from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Sundays at the Napa Valley College pool.

It is for adult swimmers of all ability levels, whether they want to improve overall fitness, swim just for fun, develop better technique, or train for triathlons or swimming competitions.

The Skyline Swimmers are coached by experienced swim coach and professional triathlete Emily Cocks.

Each workout costs a drop-in fee of $15 (discounts available for multiple sessions) with no monthly fees, ongoing charges, or other commitment.

All attending swimmers must be registered with US Masters swimming or USA Triathlon. Members of masters’ teams and other training groups are very welcome to drop in.

For more information, contact Cocks at emilycocks@gmail.com. For information on any of the NVST youth programs, call 257-7946, email napavalleyswim@yahoo.com or visit napavalleyswim.com.

Napa Valley Swim Team accepting new members

The Napa Valley Swim Team is currently accepting new members, ages 6-18, for its year-round competitive swimming program.

Memberships are available for all levels of the program and less experienced swimmers are welcome. NVST offer several new choices with once and twice per week options with its Novice ($60 and $75 per month) and Junior Varsity ($80 and $100 per month) programs.

Prospective swimmers should be able to swim at least 25 yards of backstroke and freestyle with side breathing.

The Napa Valley Swim Team is a nonprofit USA Swimming program.

For more information or to arrange a placement evaluation, call 257-7946 or email napavalleyswim@yahoo.com.

NVST is on Facebook and its website is napavalleyswim.com.

Casual Tennis Napa at two locations

Connect with other tennis players – casual, non-competitive, rally, volley, scoreless, just for the fun of it.

Casual Tennis Napa meets Tuesday and Saturday mornings, weather permitting, at two different locations. For current meeting time and location, check postings on Casual Tennis Napa’s Facebook page or send a message directly to casualtennisnapa@comcast.net.

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