Monday, February 13, 2012

Redding Recreation: Fastpitch softball skills camp to start ? Record ...


The Shasta College Lady Knights, under the leadership of Coach Sonny Stupek, will teach age-appropriate skill development in hitting, bunting, fielding, base running and conditioning. Come have fun, learn a lot and support college softball. Each session will be held on Saturday at Big League Dreams. The session for 5- to 8-year-olds will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. The session for 9 to 14-year-olds will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The advanced camp for players 11-and-older who play on travel teams will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.


The spring season of the Redding Girls? Softball League will arrive in March. Get signed up soon to guarantee a spot in one of the league?s five divisions ? Little Ladies (kindergarten to 6 years old), Rookies (7 to 8 years old), Mini-Minors (9 to 10 years old), Minors (11 to 12 years old) and Majors (13 to 16 years old). The registration deadline is Thursday or until the divisions are full ? whichever comes first. Player evaluations for the Mini-Minors, Minors and Majors Divisions will be March 3. Practices can begin on March 10. Games begin March 26.


Walking has long been known as a great, low-impact exercise and now you can get started with our Walk With Ease program. You?ll have the opportunity to meet and walk three times a week for six weeks. The class starts Feb. 20 and is only $15 for six weeks. The multicomponent program, led by a trained instructor, will include walking, health education, stretching and strengthening exercises, and motivational strategies. It is an evidence-based program designed for people who would like to make walking a regular part of their life to increase their health and fitness. Participants will meet three times a week for six weeks; you may mix and match days/times to best fit your schedule. One session will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Caldwell Recreation Center beginning on Feb. 20 and running until March 30. The other session will meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. at the Teen Center in Caldwell Park, beginning on Feb. 21 and running until March 29.


Redding Recreation brings back its fun and popular Track and Field Camps for the second year. This track and field program for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 (as of Dec. 31, 2012) is designed to give young athletes a chance to learn the sport, be part of a team and prepare for the Hershey?s Track and Field Games coming in May. Participants will learn the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing, with an emphasis on self-improvement rather than competition. This eight-week program is divided into two sessions. Participants are invited to sign up for either session or the whole season. Practices are twice a week ? at the Parsons Junior High School track from 6 to 7:15 p.m. The first session will run March 6 through March 29. All participants receive a T-shirt.


Sign-ups are on now under way for this spring?s Coed Youth Volleyball League, which begins in March. Practices will concentrate on skill building, setting, passing, spiking, digging and serving. Players will be divided into teams of six with practices on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday evenings and games on Saturday mornings. Once games begin, practices will be held on Wednesday and Thursday only one time per week. Rally scoring and a 7-foot-6 net height will be used. Good tennis shoes and knee pads are required. The fourth- and fifth-grade league will have practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m., beginning on March 5. The sixth- through eighth-grade league will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning on March 6.


The popular Junior Volleyball Camp for boys and girls in first through third grades returns this spring with three sessions. Basic volleyball skills will be introduced during this noncompetitive, structured, fun environment that will provide a strong foundation for aspiring volleyball players. Participants will learn the fundamentals of bumping, setting and hitting, as well as court awareness and ready position. The first three-meeting session will begin March 10 and run through March 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. The camps will be held in the Juniper School gym.


SNAG (Starting New at Golf) is all about having fun while learning the basics of the game ? putting, chipping, pitching and driving. It incorporates developmentally appropriate equipment that allows golf to be learned and played in nontraditional venues, such as gyms, with immediate, positive results. This immediate success keeps new learners wanting to be further involved with golf. Our next camp series will be held on March 13 through March 15, in the Juniper School gym. The camp for 5 to 9-year-olds will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the camp for 10- to 13-year-olds and high school age participants will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Pre-soccer skills will be introduced during this noncompetitive, fun activity for boys and girls ages 4-5 years. Participants will have lots of fun while learning kicking, running and kicking (at the same time) and moving the ball around obstacles in the gym. The coach will modify the skills and games to accommodate the age group. It will be held Fridays, March 2 to March 23, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. or 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. On Saturdays, it will be held March 3 to March 24, from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. or 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. Location: Alta Mesa School. Cost will be $26 with a shirt or $20 without a shirt. Advance registration is required.


Redding Recreation has tumbling classes for children ages 1 to 5 years. Students will be introduced to three fundamentals of gymnastics: balance beam, floor and bar. Classes are held on Monday or Friday mornings in Caldwell and Enterprise parks. The next session begins soon. Call the Recreation Department office to register.

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