UC Davis women’s tennis head coach Bill Maze, assistant coach Sara Jackson and their players recently teamed up with Harper for Kids for a school assembly at Dewey Elementary School in Fair Oaks.
Each Aggie player shared their thoughts regarding their favorite tenet from John Wooden’s Pyramid of Success in front of more than 500 students before hosting a tennis skills demonstration.
On three 36-foot QuickStart courts provided through Harper for Kids’ partnership with the USTA, Maze, Jackson and the UCD players had an opportunity to teach tennis fundamentals first-hand and compete against Dewey students.
Davis Wildcats will present a two-day basketball camp for kids in second through eighth grades on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 29-30, at Davis High.
The sessions will go from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the camp is open to kids of all skill levels.
There is an early-bird registration special of $85. After Dec. 22, the cost is $100.
Registration may be completed online at www.davishoops.com, where parents can find additional information about the ongoing program and current team tryouts.
Registration for Davis Little League is open online and runs through Jan. 15.
Current registration costs vary — depending on the division in which a child plays — ranging from $100 for T-ball to $280 for junior league. Fees will go up $30 for each level between Jan. 1 and 15.
A new Challenger Division for special-needs players has been added.
Kids ages 4 to 14 are eligible for DLL. League officials require players 9 or older to attend one of the to-be-scheduled January skills-assessment days.
Folks interested in managing in the spring must register as a volunteer by Dec. 31, according to registrar Karen Yoon.
Only online registration is accepted. Visit www.davislittleleague.org to sign up or learn more.
Field hockey club
The Mad Cow Field Hockey Club’s spring season, which will include U16 and U19 squads as well as a new Developmental Program for athletes in grades six through eight, will run from January to April.
The club’s focus is to teach and develop players’ stick skills, knowledge of the game, sportsmanship and overall fitness while fostering the athletes’ enthusiasm for field hockey. This is accomplished through practices — both indoors and outdoors on turf — scrimmages and participation in numerous tournaments throughout the spring season.
The club is based in Yolo County and welcomes athletes from other all areas.
Younger players, ages 8-12, can sign up for the Mad Calves program. The cost for that program is $200, while players on the U19, U16 and U14 squads must pay a fee of $475. The fee covers the cost of all practice sessions, equipment and field rental, uniforms, T-shirts, coaching fees, tournament fees and lunch and snacks at tournaments.
All players must complete and turn in registration and waiver forms before they can participate in practices or games.
For more information or to get the forms, email coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five Starz volleyball
The Five Starz Volleyball Club’s Starlets program is accepting registration for the 2014 season. The Starlets offer an opportunity for young volleyball players who are not able to participate on travel teams but who would like to be a part of a competitive environment.
The program is open to players in grades four through nine, and participants will be split into fourth- through sixth-grade and seventh- through ninth-grade groups.
There are no tryouts for the Starlets program, which is designed to improve each player’s overall skills in a fun and competitive environment.
Beginning Jan. 12, Starlets will practice once a week for 12 weeks. The cost of $300 for all 12 sessions includes a T-shirt.
For more information, email email@example.com.