Baseball: South Bay Surf Baseball will be holding four 5-day camps featuring members of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Each session includes stations that teach baseball fundamentals, daily games, individual coaching on batting and pitching mechanics, weekly contests, prizes and player evaluations along with visits from Angel players such as Peter Bourjos, Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo and Bobby Wilson. They will speak, sign autographs and take pictures with the campers. Open to boys and girls ages 5-13, sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 6-10 and Aug. 13-17 at Alta Vista Park in Redondo Beach. A one-day catcher’s camp for players 6-19 will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. featuring Angels coaches Steve Soliz (Former MLB catcher and current Catching Coach), Tom Gregorio (Angels bullpen catcher) and current Angels catcher Bobby Wilson. Fees are $200 for each 5-day camp ($125 for the catcher’s camp). For more information and to register, visit southbaysurfbaseball.com.
The 35th Annual Peninsula Baseball Camp will take place at Palos Verdes High School Monday through Friday July 30-Aug. 3. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6-14 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (full-day $230) and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (half-day $115). Former Los Angeles Dodger, Jay Johnstone, will be a guest alumni speaker. Open to boys and girls ages 5-12, the 6th Annual Peninsula Baseball Half-Day Day Baseball Camp and the 4th Annual Peninsula Softball Camp will take place at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at a cost of $115. For more information contact Tom Maier, 310-377-0690 or visit peninsulasportscamps.com where online registration is available.
Volleyball: The 19th annual Smackfest co-ed 4’s tournament will be held Saturday in Hermosa Beach. The event benefits So Cal Foundation for Children (SCFC) which raises funds for scholarships, education, guidance and athletic opportunity to underprivileged youth. For more information, contact Bill Sigler, 310-536-0060, firstname.lastname@example.org or socalfc.org.
The Amateur Athletic Union hosts the West Coast Junior Olympic Games Beach Volleyball Championships Saturday through Monday at the Hermosa Beach Pier. The event begins at 9 a.m. each day and includes boys 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U and girls 12U, 14U, 15U, 16U and 18U divisions. Fee is $63. Gino Grajeda, email@example.com or aaubeach.org
California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) will be holding the Dockweiler Youth tournament featuring boys and girls 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U divisions on Saturday at Dockweiler Beach. At Rosecrans Avenue in Manhattan Beach, the CBVA will hold a Men’s Unrated tournament on Saturday followed by the Men’s AA and Fishbar Coed A and B divisions on Sunday. Also on Sunday, Women’s Unrated, Coed A and Open tournaments will be held at the Manhattan Beach Pier. All tournaments begins at 9 a.m. Fees are $42.50 per team. For more information, visit cbva.com.
Beach Cities Volleyball Club kicks off its Summer Program the week of July 30 at various locations in the South Bay. Sessions include Beginning, Intermediate, 14 & Under Advanced and High School Advanced divisions. For times and locations or to register, visit beachcitiesvbc.com.
Registration is open for the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) Fall 2012 season in Hermosa Beach. The co-ed league is open to players of any level and consists of four age divisions: 7-8, 9-10, 11-2 and 13-15. Games are played Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at South Park beginning Sept. 10 and running through Oct. 29. To register, visit USYVL.org or call 1-888-988-7985 to request a registration form via email, fax or mail. Multiple child discounts and volunteer opportunities are available. High school students can earn community service hours through the High School Volunteer Program.
Martial Arts: The 9th Annual South Bay Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday at Mira Costa High School beginning at 8 a.m. each day; two matches guaranteed. Fees are $68 for men, women and juniors ages 16-17; $60 for kids 15 and under. For more information, visit usabjjtournaments.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis: The American Tennis Foundation has teamed up with West End And South End tennis clubs to hold a charity tennis tournament from Aug. 13-19 to benefit local high school tennis programs. Open to all levels of play, there will be men’s and women’s singles open division with a purse of $5,000. Men’s and women’s doubles divisions compete under the National Tennis Rating Program levels 3.5 through 5.0. Entry fees are $53.71 for singles and $35.50 per players for doubles. Registration is available at theatf.org or usta.com (Tournament ID #650004212).
Soccer: The 35th Annual Peninsula Soccer Camp will take place at Palos Verdes High School Aug. 6-10. Open to boys and girls ages 6-14, sessions run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (full-day $230) and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (half-day $115). There will be guest speakers, an experienced coaching staff, and each camper receives a soccer ball. An additional half-day soccer camp for boys and girls ages 5-12 will take place at Hesse Park in Rancho Palos Verdes July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $115. For more information contact Tom Maier at 310-377-0690 or visit peninsulasportscamps.com where online registration is available.
Miscellaneous: The Redondo Athletic Association is seeking nominations for the Redondo Athletic Hall-of-Fame. The historical Inaugural Hall-of-Fame is slated for June 1, 2013. Nomination applications are available at redondoathleticassociation.org
Aquatics: Bring the gym to the water with stand-up paddleboard yoga, stretching and core workouts. One-hour classes taught daily. Coastal paddleboard excursions along the coast, including the Dominator shipwreck off Palos Verdes and the oil tanker off of El Segundo are also offered. For more information visit TarsanStandup.com or call 310-798-6136.
Cycling: The Los Angeles Velodrome Racing Association, LAVRA, is in the midst of its 2012 race season at the Velo Sports Center, 18400 Avalon Blvd., Carson. Located at the Home Depot Center, the facility provides a safe and healthy environment to ride and is the only world-class indoor velodrome in North America, hosting athletes from all over the world. Youth and adult programs for beginners, intermediates and advanced riders are available. For more information visit lavelodrome.org.
The Baxter Time Trial Series of bicycle races has started and will continue each Sunday through Sept. 30 on a course in Carson, near Torrance. Often called the “race of truth,” a time trial is a race against the clock. There are men’s and women’s categories for several different age groups. Racers are awarded points for placing and winners are announced at the end of the series. The Baxter Series is sponsored by the South Bay Wheelmen, a club for racers, aspiring racers and those who just love to ride their bikes. Participants in the Baxter races must be a club member and have a US Cycling Federation license, but membership and a one-day USCF license can both be obtained at the race. For more information, visit the South Bay Wheelmen website at southbaywheelmen.org. Click on the Baxter TT Carson for a map to the race site.
Fitness: The 11th annual Playa del Rey Aquathlon will be held Sunday, Aug. 12 beginning at 8 a.m. Registration is available for the aquathlon (swim/run), 5k run, 1-mile ocean swim, or 1-mile sand sprint (with some fun obstacles). Each participant receives a PdR race t-shirt and FUEL beach towel. Festivities include food, music and raffle. Proceeds benefit Heal the Bay. For more information, visit playadelrun.com.
Join the Center for Health & Fitness and the Blue Zone Project for a free 10-week Zumba® class that helps participants dance their way into shape with easy-to-follow moves that tone and sculpt the body. Sessions are held Tuesdays through Sept. 11 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Alta Vista Park, 801 Camino Real in Redondo Beach.
AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach, invites family members ages 5 and up to improve balance, strength and power on its 35-foot outdoor rock walls, which are open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cost is $8. Also available is a ropes course where groups of seven (ages 8 and up) start each half hour every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost for the ropes course is $20; advance registration is recommended. Overall cost ranges from $8 to $20, depending on activities. For more information, call 310-546-7708.