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Youth basketball camp at American Canyon Dec. 2

Team Rampage will host its first-ever junior basketball clinic for boys and girls ages 3-7, powered by the Junior NBA and the Sacramento Kings, from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at American Canyon High School.

Registration is $60. No basketball experience is required. The camp will also have mini baskets to allow the young athletes to develop their fundamentals the right way and have a lot of fun learning the game and meeting new people. Visit or call 816-1196 to register or more information.

North Bay Rebels Baseball 13U tryouts Dec. 2

Tryouts for the North Bay Rebels 13-and-under baseball team will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the American Canyon High School junior varsity softball field.

Players born between May 1, 2005 and April 30, 2006 are eligible to try out.

Visit to pre-register for tryouts or for more information, or visit to download a registration form.

Open gym badminton at ACMS continues Dec. 3

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. Remaining sessions are Dec. 3, 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.

Napa Spiritleaders’ Day of Dance & Cheer Dec. 2

The Napa High School Spiritleaders will host their third annual Day of Dance & Cheer at Messner Gym at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Dance and cheer teams from elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, all-star teams, youth teams and dance studios have all been invited to participate.

Teams slated to perform include the Napa Saints, Academy of Danse, Pepperette’s Baton and Dance Club, Justin Cheer, Napa Valley Dance Center, Vintage Cheer and Dance Department, The Dance House, Emerge Dance Project adult team, Savage Cookies middle school, Harvest middle school, St. John’s Lutheran school, Napa High School Spiritleaders and Dance Department.

It is an opportunity to unite all of the dancers and cheerleaders in the community. Teams showcase some of their favorite routines and share their love of dance and cheer in a supportive environment. Family, friends and other dance and cheer enthusiasts are encouraged to come out and support these talented artists and athletes.

Check in time for coaches and teams is 10:30 a.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free for children age 5 and younger. Gift baskets will be raffled off and a full snack bar will be available.

It is a fundraiser for the Spiritleaders, who last year donated $500 of the profits to the local fire victims relief funds.

Email Hollie Schmidt at for more information.

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, 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 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 or e-mail 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

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 for more information on the Skyline Swimmers. For information on any NVST program, email or call 257-7946, visit or find NVST on various social media sites.

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