CSUN baseball camp set to be held

The 2008 Northridge Baseball Camp, presented by Cal State Northridge baseball Coach and Crescenta Valley resident Steve Rousey, is currently in the enrollment process.

The four-day day camp is designed to develop physical ability in the areas of arm strength, hitting for power and foot speed and evaluating skill levels in fielding, hitting and pitching.

The event is open to players ages 5-13 and is offered in two sessions — Monday through Thursday and Aug. 11-14 — with daily hours of 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The cost is $260. Lunch and snack will be provided.

In addition, a hitting camp will be held from 2:30-3:30 p.m. during the days of the camp. The cost is $20 per hour and is payable in cash on the day of the event.

The camp will be conducted at Matador Baseball Field on the campus of Cal State Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge.

To register, go to, or call Robin Rousey at (818) 749-6185.

Local baseball team to be formed

The La Crescenta Crush, a kid pitch 9-and-under tournament baseball team, is looking for All-Star and championship team players from the area to participate in several tournaments in Southern California in the fall.

Interested players must be 9 or younger as of April 30, 2009 and willing to travel to tournament games on the weekends once per month.

For more information, contact Mark Langford at (818) 641-4694 or via e-mail at

Fitness Club for Kids program

The La Crescenta-based Fitness Club for Kids program will offer fitness classes at Two Strike Park.

Senior Wellness and Walking Classes will offer adults an opportunity to participate in a low-impact workout designed to help seniors and adults get fit in a comfortable and fun environment. Classes will be offered Monday through Friday from 8 to 9 a.m.

The cost is $5 per person per class.

An innovative fitness class for parents and their children will be featured from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. The “My Parents and Me” class will give parents an opportunity to participate in a vigorous workout and provide their children with a separate age and activity appropriate workout designed for kids of all ages.

At the end of each class, parents and kids will be brought together for a nutritional lesson, fitness game or team building activity. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Large family rates are also available.

Children age 6 through 13 can participate in “Summer Sports and Fitness Classes” at Two Strike Park from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes will include a workout designed to teach kids how to exercise in fun and engaging ways, eat healthy, and provide them with opportunities to participate in a wide range of sports and fitness activities for both boys and girls.

Classes will be taught by certified fitness trainers and student-athletes from local high school and colleges in Southern California. The cost per class is $20 per child.

Tickets for all three classes can be bought in advance from the Fitness Club for Kids and the West Coast Boot Camp Fitness Studio, 1049 Foothill Blvd., La Cañada Flintridge.

Other classes include obstacle course, soccer, flag football and Olympic sports from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays at the La Cañada Community Center.

Yoga classes, baseball, basketball and flag football is offered from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays through Friday at Two Strike Park.

For more information, call (818) 952-1333 or visit

Golf lessons to be given locally

Verdugo Hills Golf Course will provide golf instruction for junior (ages 5-15) golfers through Aug. 28. Each class is three days long and will run from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.

The cost is $60 per week and is taught by a PGA professional and his assistant. Class size is limited so that each junior gets the proper attention needed.

Additionally, a one-hour golf clinic for juniors will be held at 9 a.m. Saturdays. The cost is $10 per session and is taught by the same instructors as the summer program.

For more information, contact John Mascarenes at (818) 352-8161.

Assistant coaches needed at Hoover

The Hoover High water polo team is currently seeking an assistant coach for the upcoming seasons and two assistant basketball coaches for the boys' team.

For more information, contact Hoover Athletic Director Jack Van Patten at (818) 242-6801 or by e-mail at

CV Soccer Club training sessions

Crescenta Valley Soccer Club is conducting open training sessions for players.

All boys and girls ages 8 through 18 are welcome to take their game to the next level.

For more information, contact Coach Reggie Rivas at or visit the club's website at

Boys and girls water polo players sought

A Santa Clarita Valley-based age group water polo club is seeking boys and girls between the ages of 11-13.

The club is run by Crescenta Valley High School girls' Athletic Director Pete Loporchio.

For more information, contact Loporchio at or visit the website

Looking for athletes beyond high school

In order to provide the most comprehensive coverage possible, the News-Press sports department is trying to keep tabs on area athletes beyond high school.

If you know of any area athletes playing at the collegiate or professional level, please let us know.

Feel free to call News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at or call him at (818) 637-3225. You can also fax information to (818) 241-1975.

What's going on in the summer?

The News-Press sports department is seeking summer-league high school schedules for all sports.

Any information on summer camps for athletes are also welcomed.

Please fax schedules to (818) 241-1975 or e-mail them to News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at

Keeping tab on the private schools

Whether Glendale or La Crescenta, if you know of a varsity athlete that attends a private school outside of our coverage area, please let us know.

You can call News-Press Sports Editor Grant Gordon at (818) 637-3225 or e-mail him at

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