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Youth basketball camp Jan. 2-4 and youth league Jan. 13-Feb. 24

North Bay Basketball Academy is offering a three-day camp for third- through eighth-graders Jan. 2-4 at Harvest Middle School, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, and a league for kindergartners through third-graders Jan. 13 through Feb. 24 at the Boys and Girls Club of Napa.

The coaches will be Tony Prescott and his NBBA staff.

The camp will provide a fun and competitive learning environment and emphasize the fundamentals of basketball, including ball handling, passing, shooting and defense. Campers will be split into groups by age and skill level. Each day, they will take part in various contests and skill development stations and have a chance to put their skills to use in many competitive scrimmages and games. After the camp, participants will be given a detailed player evaluation to take home.

The K-3 league will be on Sundays. Kindergartners and first-graders will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m., and second- and third-graders from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each day will start with a 45-minute practice that focuses on the fundamentals of ball handling, shooting and offensive footwork, and be followed by 45 minutes of games.

To register for the camp or K-3 league, visit northbaybasketballacademy.com and select WIne Country Region. For more information, call Tony Prescott at 287-3213.

Open gym badminton at ACMS continues Dec. 10

The City of American Canyon Parks and Rec Department has been holding open gym badminton for ages 5 and older, with skills sessions for young or beginning players, at the American Canyon Middle School gym from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The remaining sessions are Dec. 10 and 17.

There are six courts available. Racquets and birdies will be supplied. Feather birdies are not available, but can be brought to the sessions.

Monthly enrollment is available at the Parks and Rec office, 100 Benton Way. Anyone age 18 or younger must have a parent or guardian sign a consent waiver at registration.

Baseball camp at Solano starts Jan. 6

Solano Community College will host a four-week baseball camp starting Jan. 6. Falcons head coach Tyren Sillanpaa will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.

Sessions 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 base running.

Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

Ripken-Babe Ruth signups online now; tryouts Feb. 9

Napa Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken is excited to announce its 50th year of youth baseball. Online signups are open at leagues.bluesombrero.com/napabr for all age groups. New users need to establish a secure login for online registration.

The Cal Ripken-Babe Ruth League has programs for players ages 4-18. The Rookie (ages 6-8) and Minor (ages 9-10) divisions play on 60-foot bases. The Rookies use a pitching machine and the Minors are always taught player pitch. The Major division (ages 11-12) plays on 70-foot bases and players are taught pro-style baseball with lead-offs, stolen bases and big league moves by pitchers and catchers. The focus is on transitioning players to the big 90-foot field with longer base paths and real baseball situations.

The Babe Ruth Division is for ages 13-15. Teams play on a professional-sized 90 ft. baseball diamonds.

A player’s league age is as of April 30, 2019. New registrants to the league will need to provide a birth certificate (or other valid identification) via upload or at the in-person sign ups that shows the player’s birthdate at time of registration.

Major Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth tryouts will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at Silverado Middle School. All players trying out will be placed on teams. Team placement for all other age groups is based on player preference.

Registration fees are $75 for T-Ball (ages 4-6), $160 for Rookies (ages 7-8), $160 for Minors (ages 9-10) and Majors (ages 11-12) and $225 for age 13-15 Babe Ruth.

Visit leagues.bluesombrero.com/napabr or e-mail napababeruth@gmail.com for more information.

Casual Tennis Napa plays Saturdays and Tuesdays

Connect with other tennis players, casually and just for the fun of it.

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

Skyline Swimmers meet Mondays, Wednesdays at NVC

The Napa Valley Swim Team offers a program for adult swimmers and triathletes, the NVST Skyline Swimmers.

The group 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. It convenes from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Napa Valley College pool.

Skyline Swimmers are coached by experienced swim coach and professional triathlete Emily Cocks. Each workout has a drop-in fee of $10, or a monthly fee of $60. All attending swimmers must be registered with US Masters swimming.

Email Cocks at emilycocks@gmail.com for more information on the Skyline Swimmers. For information on any NVST program, email napavalleyswim@yahoo.com or call 257-7946, visit napavalleyswim.com or find NVST on various social media sites.

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