Beach Cities Sports: Basketball, cycling, football, volleyball and more
Volleyball: The 10th Annual Jayo Invitational Celebrity Pro-Am beach volleyball tournament will be played Saturday at Dockweiler State Beach. Pro Captains include Gold Medalists Kerri Walsh, Dain Blanton, Eric Fonoimoana along with World Champion Holly McPeak, 3-time Olympian Jeff Nygaard and Tour Champions Casey Jennings and Albert Hannemann. They join stars Rene Russo, Amber Valetta, John Heder, Galen Gering, Victoria Rowell, Windsor Harmon, Jason Olive and many more. The Sinjin Smith Kids Clinic is offered free to 200 children. To register for the kids clinic, as a team, an individual player or to purchase tickets ($10), visit jayoinvitational.com.
The California Beach Volleyball Association will be holding tournaments Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Saturday’s action features Men’s Unrated and Women’s Open divisions. Sunday’s competition includes Men’s Open, Women’s A and Coed A and AAA divisions. Cost is $42.50 per team. For more information, contact Chris Brown, 310-766-7234. On Wednesday, the Marine Street Café Youth Tournament begins at 9 a.m. at Marine Street in Manhattan Beach. Competition includes boys and girls 12U/14U/16U/18U divisions. Cost is $42.50 per team. For more information, contact Tim Walmer, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit cbva.com.
The Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) Southern Pacific Beach Volleyball Committee hosts its Tour Championships on Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Competition begins at 9 a.m. featuring boys and girls 18U/16U/14U/12U/10U divisions. Open to AAU members, the cost of the tournament in $63.99 per player. For more information, visit aaubeach.org or contact Gino Grajeda, email@example.com.
Open to boys and girls ages 7-15, the United States Youth Volleyball League (USYVL) is taking sign-ups for its Hermosa Beach league. The schedule is Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. to Oct. 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at South Park. Registration closes Sept. 1. For more information and to register, visit usyvl.org or call 1-888-988-7985. Multiple child discounts and volunteer opportunities available. High school student can earn community service hours through the High School Volunteer Program.
Basketball: Dave Miller, former NBA/NCAA basketball coach and current Laker basketball analyst, will be hosting his MVP summer basketball camp August 5-9 from 9-3 p.m. The camp is for boys and girls ages 5-14 and will be held at the Aviation Sports Complex, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Redondo Beach. The camp is geared for all levels. Applications are available at mvpcamp.com. Call 310-995-2932 for more information.
Football: The first Thursday night season of the Co-ed Flag Football on the Beach League begins Aug. 29 at 10th Street and The Strand in Hermosa Beach. Registration is offered as a team only and available at the Hermosa Beach Community Center, 710 Pier Ave.; online at hermosabch.org or by calling 310-318-0280. Cost is $265 per team for the six week season and two weeks of playoffs. Games being at 6:15 p.m. For more information, contact Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org, 310-877-3148, or Anna at email@example.com.
Soccer: The 36th Annual Peninsula Soccer Camp will take place at Palos Verdes High School from Aug. 5-9. The camp is for boys and girls ages 6 to 14 and run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (full day) and 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (1/2 day). There will be guest speakers, an experienced coaching staff and each camper receives a soccer ball. The cost is $230 (full day) and $115 (1/2 day). Registration is available at peninsulasportscamps.com. For more information, contact Tom Maier at 310-377-0690.
Cycling: The South Bay Wheelmen hosts a group ride on the first Saturday of every month. Cyclists meet in the parking lot of the Catalina Coffee Company, 126 N. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach at 9 a.m. The moderately-paced ride is 30-40 miles with some climbing and regroups at several points so no one gets left behind. The Wheelmen also hosts the Baxter Time Trial Series of bicycle races that began this week and will continue each Sunday through Sept. 29 on a course in Carson. Men and women divisions compete in several age groups where racers are awarded points for placing and winners are announced at the end of the series. For more information, visit southbaywheelmen.org.