Beach Cities Sports
Finals of the South Bay Surf League are scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday in Hermosa Beach. Awards will be presented at 10:35 a.m. at Waterman’s Surf Café, 22 Pier Plaza followed at 11 a.m. with the Surfers Walk of Fame induction ceremony where Tiger Makin will be honored at the base of the pier.
Sign-ups are ongoing for a Junior Lifeguard conditioning program to be held at the Mira Costa High School pool. Walk-up registration will be available Monday, April 26, from 4-5 p.m. at the pool. Online registration is available at www.mcaquatics.com. Session 1 will be held Tues./Wed./Thu., April 27-May 6, from 5:15-6:16 p.m. Session 2 runs on Tues./Wed./Thu., May 11-20, from 4-5 p.m. Cost is $100 per session. Classes are taught by members of the Mira Costa swim and water polo teams under the supervision of Coach Jon Reichardt. For more information, visit the website or contact Reichardt at 310-318-7337 ext. 5276.
Velocity Sports, 2607 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Redondo Beach, will hold a Volleyball Training Camp for boys and girls ages 12-18. The camp is held from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, April 12-May 20. Cost is $119 for 1x/week, $199 for 2x/week. To register visit www.velocitysp.com/southbay or call 310-297-9001.
California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) holds its campsurf.com tournament for Men’s and Women’s A division players Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Hermosa Beach Pier. For more information or to register, visit www.cbva.com or contact tournament director Chris Brown at 310-374-5902.
The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) holds its Spring Classic beach volleyball tournament Sunday at Dockweiler Beach in El Segundo beginning at 9 a.m. The event is open to boys and girls in 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U divisions. Fee is $60. Contact Gino Grajeda, email@example.com or visit www.aaubeach.org for more information.
California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA) will hold local tournaments the weekend of April 24-25. At Dockweiler Beach, Aloha Ball Club hosts Men’s B and Women’s AA competition on Saturday and the Men’s AA and Women’s A divisions on Sunday. Powerbar sponsors a Men’s unrated tournament Saturday followed by a Women’s Open on Sunday. All tournaments begin at 9 a.m. For more information or to register, visit www.cbva.com or contact tournament director Danalee Corso, 310-987-8352, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The AVP, in conjunction with the California Beach Volleyball Association (CBVA), will hold a men’s and women’s qualifying tournament for the AVP Santa Barbara Open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 24, at the Manhattan Beach Pier. For more information or to register, visit www.cbva.com or contact tournament director JP Saikley at 310-220-9559.
Registration is available for the annual Hermosa Beach 5000 to be held Sunday. The Men’s 5K race begins at 8 a.m. followed by the Women’s 5K at 8:45 a.m. The City Walk, which begins at 8:45 a.m., covers the same 3.1 mile course as the 5K at a more comfortable pace. Kids (12 and under) races conclude the event’s festivities beginning at 9:50 a.m. Unique Awards will be given to the top five in all 50 age divisions. All participants receive the collector’s item 4th edition T-Shirt and “Livestrong” type bracelet. Participant medals to all kids. Packet pick-up and late registration is available Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Village Runner, 1840 Sepulveda Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 and from 7-11 a.m. at the Hermosa Pier Plaza on race day. Fees are $33 for the 5K, $27 for kids’ races. For more information, visit www.hb5000.com or contact Jeff Atkinson, 310-938-5544, email@example.com.
The Redondo Union High School Athletic Association and the Redondo Union High School Alumni Association will hold the “Striff/Seifert Memorial Track Meet” on Saturday, June 5, at 12 p.m. Admission is free. Participation fee is $25 per person. A pancake breakfast will be served the morning of the event in the RUHS cafeteria at 9 a.m. ($10 per person). There will be an after-party at the King Harbor Yacht Club with a no-host bar ($5 per person). For more information or to register, visit www.ruhsalumni.org.
Velocity Sports, 2607 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Redondo Beach, will hold a Soccer Training Camp for boys and girls in U9-U12 divisions. The camp is held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, April 12-May 20. Cost is $119 for 1x/week, $199 for 2x/week. To register, visit www.velocitysp.com/southbay or call 310-297-9001.
Registration is open for the Pitch, Hit and Run contest to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Alta Vista Park in Redondo Beach on Saturday. Boys and girls ages 7-14 will have the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition, culminating with the finals held during All-Star week at the 2010 MLB All-Star game to be played in Anaheim. For more information or to register, contact Joe Sapienza or Denny Jaconi at 310-955-8890 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are on sale for Total Fighting Alliance’s 17th event, “Fight for Your Right.” Consisting of nine hardcore cage fighting bouts, the event is scheduled for Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at HAX, 3203 Jack Northrop Ave., Hawthorne. Tickets are available at tfafights.com.
The 23rd Annual Warrior Athletics Golf Classic will be held Friday, May 14, at the Los Verdes Golf Course. Proceeds benefit the El Camino College athletic program. The tournament format is a four-person scramble beginning at 1 p.m. with awards dinner to follow a 6 p.m. Entry fee is $145 per player and includes: Green fees, cart, mulligan package, tee package, all contests, dinner and 10 raffle tickets. Sponsorship packages are available. Registration deadline is April 30. Contact Athletic Director Tony Barbone, 310-660-3547, for more information.
Velocity Sports, 2607 Manhattan Beach Blvd. in Redondo Beach, will hold a Speed & Agility Camp for boys and girls grades 3-8. The camp is held from 4:30-5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, April 13-May 19. Cost is $119 for 1x/week, $199 for 2x/week. To register, visit www.velocitysp.com/southbay or call 310-297-9001.
Kurt Baker of Star Sports Performance is hosting free speed, power and agility camps on Saturdays from 8:30-10 a.m. at Aviation Field to teach the lifts and movements used to build powerful, explosive and fast athletes. Baker holds a degree in exercise with over 25 years experience and is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a USA Weightlifting Coach and a NIKE SPARQ Testing Coach. Space is limited. Call 310-748-3667 to register.
Dave Miller, former NBA/NCAA basketball coach will host his MVP Summer Basketball Camps July 12-16 and Aug. 2-6. Open to boys and girls ages 5-14, each camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily in the state-of-art NBA training facility at the Spectrum Athletic Club South Bay. The camp focuses on fundamentals including offensive and defensive drills, sportsmanship and positive values that produce life skills on and off the court. Extended care will be available until 7 p.m. Past guest speakers have included Derek Fisher (Lakers), Elton Brand (76ers), Paul Pierce (Celtics), Tyson Chandler (Hornets), Baron Davis (Clippers), Jannero Pargo (Lakers), Chris Kaman (Clippers) and Brian Scalabrini (Celtics). Registration is available online at www.mvpcamp.com or by calling 310-643-7978. ER