Junior golf sessions offered at Napa Golf Course

Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park will be hosting practice sessions for junior golfers starting Saturday, May 10, at 1 p.m. All classes will be held at the driving range and putting green. There is no charge to junior golfers, both boys and girls, up to age 18.

Practice sessions are also used to form a team that will play for Kennedy throughout the summer against other Bay Area golf courses. There will be both a junior boys and girls team. These teams will play at seven different courses, and there is a charge of $45 to those that make the team. The $45 fee includes six free rounds of golf, six buckets of practice balls and a golf shirt with the course logo.

To those juniors that want to learn golf and don’t have the equipment, the program will furnish free of charge what you need. There are five sets of donated golf clubs that are available free of charge at the first practice session.

Practice sessions are led by PGA pro Tom Sims and will be held each Saturday until school lets out, then it is switched to Thursdays throughout the summer. These practice sessions are free.

Napa will be playing seven different courses during the summer, and are usually played on a Monday or Tuesday, and meets at 12 p.m. for lunch and practice, and then tees off at 1 p.m. Courses that Napa plays include Healdsburg, Ukiah, Middletown, Windsor, Bennett Valley and Petaluma.

There is a final fun match in August. This fun tournament costs $10 to all that play, that includes invited parents and friends.

For more information, you can either call Napa Golf Course at 255-4333 or Jack Walters at 252-8214.

Napa Valley Swim Team offering water polo program

The Napa Valley Swim Team is now offering a new program for water polo players, the water polo conditioning group. Any current member of a local water polo team will be offered two-hour swimming workouts three times per week for $60 per month plus the annual USA Swimming registration fee of $65. This is not a water polo workout but is rather an opportunity for water polo players to improve their swimming technique, speed, and endurance, all of which are of great benefit in water polo.

The water polo conditioning group is currently training Monday through Friday, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Napa Valley College pool, and the schedule will change on June 10 to Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9-11 a.m., and Tuesday and Thursday, from 4-6 p.m. The athletes may choose three of the five offered workouts to attend. NVST is currently accepting new members for this group and for all of its programs. There will be a registration table set up on deck at the NVC pool at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14.

For more information on this or any other program, visit napavalleyswim.com, or contact the NVST by email at napavalleyswim@yahoo.com, or by phone at 257-7946. The Napa Valley Swim Team is a nonprofit organization which has served the Napa community for over 50 years.

North Bay Elite FC soccer tryouts continue May 10

The North Bay Elite Futbol Club, a Division I soccer club with players representing Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties, will hold tryouts at the following locations and times:

• U15-U19 girls at Solano Community College, Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

• U15-U19 boys at Solano Community College, Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

• U15-U19 girls at Fairfield’s Laurel Creek Park, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

• U15-U19 boys at Fairfield’s Laurel Creek Park, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 1 to 3 p.m.

Visit www.nbefc.com to register online.

For more information, email Mani Salimpour at doc@nbefc.com or call the club’s hotline at 646-7520.

Napa Saints youth football, cheer sign-ups May 11

Celebrating 41 years in the Napa Valley and two national cheer titles, Napa Saints will hold sign-ups for their 2013 season from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 11 at the Napa Little League fields at Garfield Park.

Registration is $100. Visit www.napasaints.com for forms or more information about joining or coaching.

American Youth Soccer Organization registration May 11, 18

The American Youth Soccer Organization is registering soccer players for the fall season. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 11 and May 18. All registration events will be held at the Boys and Girls Club (60 Benton Way, American Canyon).

Early bird registration is $110 and includes the player’s uniform. Details can be found at www.aysoac.org.

AYSO offers four programs for the fall 2013 season.

The primary program is for players between 5 and 19 years. Practices begin in August and play continues through early November. All players are guaranteed to play at least half of every game attended. Coaching focuses on skills, teamwork and continuous improvement of all players.

Tiny Kickers is a program for 4 year olds wanting to learn the basics of soccer. This is a parent-and-me program that teaches players through high-energy games. At the end of every session, players are put into teams of 3 for a 20-minute 3 vs. 3 match.

AYSO also provides a VIP (Very Important Player) program, which is designed for developmentally and physically challenged players. VIP players work with buddies for practices and play.

AYSO Elite is for advanced soccer players who have considered private soccer clubs. AYSO Elite is an annual commitment which focuses on advancing player and team development. Teams will travel throughout Northern California.

Napa Valley Water Polo to begin May 15; diving session starts June 10

The Napa Valley Water Polo summer session will begin May 15. It’s coached by Vintage High girls coach Sarah Saunders, Napa High boys coach Kyle Ebeling, American Canyon High girls coach Melissa Loper, Vintage High boys coach Alex Szmidt, Vintage High JV coach Alexis Stone, UC Berkeley water polo player Corinne Schafle, and All-Monticello Empire League and All-Section player Sophia DelBondio.

The water polo summer session will offer:

• Splashball for ages 5-9.

• Develop group, three days a week, for ages 10-18.

• Advanced group, five days a week, for ages 10-18.

There are scrimmages every week.

Tryouts for Junior Olympic teams will be the first two weeks of practice.

The Napa Valley Diving Summer Session will begin June 10. It’s coached by Kyle Ebeling and will run Monday through Thursday, from 12 to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, visit napaaquatics.com or contact program director Sarah Saunders at 225-2089 or sarah.saunders57@gmail.com.

Vintage High freshman football meeting May 16

Incoming Vintage High School freshmen interested in playing football and their parents should attend a parent-player meeting at 7 p.m. May 16, in the school’s little gym. Discussed will be scheduling for the upcoming football season, including the summer schedule.

Napa Indian football program Burger Blitz fundraiser May 17

The Napa Indian football program is hosting a Burger Blitz Fundraiser on Friday, May 17. This event will be held at the Napa High cafeteria, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Pre-sale tickets are available ahead of time. It’s $10 for a cheeseburger and side dishes. Tickets will also be available on the day of the event. To pick up, enter Kennedy Way through the Lincoln Avenue entrance. Food will be delivered to your car by football players.

To purchase tickets ahead of time, contact Barb Ruffino at 363-2926 or bruffino@comcast.net. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly toward the Napa High football program.


Napa Golf Course’s Demo Day set May 18

Napa Golf Course at Kennedy Park will have its annual Demo Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at its driving range.

The course expects to have equipment from TaylorMade, Titliest, Cobra and Callaway.

Special demo day pricing will be available. Call 255-4333 for more information.

Napa Valley Swim Team Tadpole evaluations May 18

The Napa Valley Swim Team will have evaluations for its Tadpole Swim Program, which offers beginners’ swim instruction, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Napa Valley College Pool. Swimmers must be prepared to get into the water.

Five three-week sessions will be offered Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through July.

Session dates are May 13-29, June 3-19, June 24-July 10 and July 15-31.

Lessons are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday the week of Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

There will also be two three-week sessions in August and September that will be offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Session dates are Aug. 13-29 and Sept. 3-19.

Requirements are that the child must be deep-water safe. There is a registration fee of $10 and the cost per session, which is a total of nine lessons, is $95. Payment is due at the time of registration, via check, no credit cards.

The Napa Valley Swim Team has served the Napa Valley community for over 50 years with a mission to help each individual athlete achieve his or her full potential as a swimmer and as a person in a spirited and fun atmosphere.

For more information, visit www.napavalley swim.com or call 257-7946.

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