WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 23, and Saturdays, Dec. 11 through Feb. 19
WHERE: Tracy High School gym, 315 E. 11th St.
DETAILS: Registration has begun for the city of Tracy’s Youth Hoops recreational basketball league, open to boys and girls in third through eighth grades. Teams will practice once a week and play games on Saturdays. Players can still register on assessment day, Saturday, Oct. 23, if there is space available. Assessment will begin at 10 a.m. for third and fourth grades, 11:45 a.m. for fifth and sixth grades, and 1:15 p.m. for seventh and eighth grades. Games begin on Dec. 11.
COST: $70 for Tracy residents, $75 for non-residents.
INFO: Vernon Royal, 831-6207.
WHEN: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23
WHERE: Plasencia Fields, 11th Street and Corral Hollow Road.
DETAILS: Tracy Youth Soccer League is organizing teams for the U19 Frazier League, which is open to high school boys and girls and will begin play in the spring.
INFO: Brian Ballard 481-5625, email@example.com or go to http://tracyyouthsoccer.com/U19_Frazier_League.html.
National Junior Basektball
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24
WHERE: Gretchen Talley Park, 1551 Dove Drive.
DETAILS: The Tracy Chapter of the National Junior Basketball League will have skills evaluation sessions and registration for its four age groups, with rookies/Division 4 at 9 a.m., Division 3 at 10 a.m., Division 2 at 11 a.m. and Division 1 at 1 p.m. Teams with players in kindergarten through eighth grade will play in tournaments all around Northern California. The local league included more than 200 players last year, including a third- and fourth-grade team that placed third in national competition.
WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday, Oct. 24
WHERE: Tracy Boys & Girls Club, 753 W. Lowell Ave.
DETAILS: The Tracy Hurricanes will have tryouts for its fifth- and sixth-grade boys basketball team.
INFO: Michael Pearson, 510-714-2286.
Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 30
WHERE: Kimball High, 3200 Jaguar Run
DETAILS: Charles Gracie Jiu Jitsu will host over 400 competitors, including black belts and famous fighters.
Future Sportz Starz
WHEN: 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., every Saturday through Oct. 30
WHERE: Veterans Park, 238 Glenhaven Drive.
DETAILS: Classes offered through the City of Tracy’s recreation department will teach football and basketball skills to children ages 3 to 6. Football Starz begins Sept. 11, with classes for the 3-year-olds starting at 9 a.m. and classes for each age group, 4, 5, and 6, starting on the hour all morning. The same format is used for Hoop Starz, which begins on Oct. 9. Classes include 25 minutes of instruction and 25 minutes of competition.
COST: $40 for Tracy residents, $44 for non-residents.
DETAILS: The Bombers 10U baseball team based in Tracy is looking for new players. Players born before May 1st 2000 are eligible. Call ahead to arrange a tryout.
INFO: Manny Paz, 510-750-5744, Brandon York, 601-7758 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stadium signs available
DETAILS: West High School’s Athletics Department has advertising space available in Steve Lopez Stadium. Different levels of sponsorship are available, and signs will be visible year-round.
INFO: Matt Loggins, 830-3370, ext. 3064, or email@example.com
WHEN: 10 a.m. to noon, Sunday Nov. 14.
WHERE: St Paul’s/Bella Vista Gym, 1635 Chester Drive.
DETAILS: Club Levile travel volleyball club will have tryouts for its upcoming Northern California Volleyball Association season. The club has teams for girls in sixth through 12th grades. Players should come dressed and prepared to play volleyball, and parents should bring registration forms and players’ birth certificates.
Baseball tryouts DETAILS: The Tracy Rangers baseball team seeks players for its 9U travel ball team. Players born May 1, 2001 or after are eligible.
Baseball tryouts DETAILS: Central Valley Nitro seeks travel ball players in the 10U to 14U age groups.
INFO: 676-9186, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s fastpitch league DETAILS: Valley Baseball League is involved with the inaugural season of the Women’s Fastpitch Softball Association, and seeks players age 18 and over to form local teams.
INFO: Stefano Flocchini, 598-6749 or go to www.vblwood.com
Liberty fastpitch tryouts
DETAILS: Tracy Liberty 14U fastpitch softball team seeks players for the upcoming season. Girls age 11 to 13 are eligible.
INFO: Mike Perea, 408-660-5177.
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