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Posted: Wednesday, December 13, 2006 2:11 am | Updated: 2:20 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

Velocity Sports Performance will offer two, four-day speed development seminars from Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 2-5 for youths in grades 4-12 at the facility located at 9171 E. Bell Road in Scottsdale.

Each class will last two hours and a speed evaluation will be performed on each participant. Space is limited to 12 per group.

Classes are designed to help participants see increases in speed, power and agility. Class hours are from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $189 and athletes registered with Velocity receive a 10% discount. Register at or call (480) 503-8212.

Also going on in Scottsdale, the East Valley and the area:


• Toro Baseball Camp is Dec. 21-23 at Mesa Mountain View High School as follows: Grades 4-6 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; Grades 7-9 from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $55 if received by Friday, $65 after. Call Mike Thiel at (480) 472-7034.

• Former Diamondbacks minor league hitting coach Tony Dello is offering winter camps throughout the Valley as follows: Jan. 5-6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for ages 10-14 years. Cost is $100 per player; Feb. 3-4, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for ages 10-14 and noon to 2 p.m. for high school ages. Cost is $150 per player; Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. for ages 10-14. Cost is $50 per player. Visit or call (480) 748-5909.

• Chandler Hamilton High will host a camp Jan. 8 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 9 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Jan. 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. for youth in grades 5-8. Cost is $75 if registered by Jan. 5, $85 thereafter.

• Kiwanis Park Batting Range in Tempe will be the site of the “Game Day” Coaches Clinic, for coaches at all levels on Jan. 10, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jeff Carter, manager for the Kansas City Royals’ Class “A” affiliate will be instructing the clinic. Cost is $35. Visit or call (480) 350-5727 for information.

• Garden of Gears is looking to fill the remaining roster spots for the Winter-Spring season on its 14U team. The team operates year-round, and is managed by professional players and/or coaches, college coaches or high school coaches. Practices are at Mesa Community College. Visit, or to schedule a tryout, call coach Bill Moore at (602) 980-2372.


• The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy offers weekend hikes that are free to the public. All the hikes begin at 8:30 a.m. For detailed directions to the assembly points,visit Saturday, hikers will see evidence of early habitation in a 3-mile hike along the Verde River. Allow about 3 hours. This hike requires a reservation. Call (480) 998-7971 or visit On Sunday it’s the Two Mountain Loop, a rugged, 8-mile trek around Cone Mountain and Brown’s Peak, returning through Brown’s Ranch Allow about four hours.


• AZ East Valley National Junior Basketball is now accepting online registration for players and coaches for its winter youth league. Visit or call (480) 766-2100 for information.

• Advantage Basketball Camps will conduct a skills camp 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 27-29 at Arizona State. For information visit or call (800) 670-0013.


• Kidsports X-factor Athlete Training will conduct winter break mini-camps as follows: Dec. 26-29, sports performance training to enhance agility, strength, balance and stability. Speed training camp is Jan. 2-5 and emphasizes biomechanics, acceleration, and power. Camps for ages 9- 11 runs from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. at CAP Basin Park in Scottsdale; ages 12-13 is 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. also at CAP Basin Park and for ages 11 to 13 is 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Golden Eagle Park in Fountain Hills. Cost is $65, $60 if registered by Friday. Call (480) 837-5112, e-mail or visit


• Gilbert Youth Soccer Association is conducting registration for the winter season for boys and girls ages 4 through 15. Online registration is under way at Online registration is $65 per player, walk-up is $70. Call (480) 926-0764.


• Mesa Mountain View High School will host Christmas Skills-n-Drills camp from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Dec. 27-30 ($75) for grades 4-8. Call coach Bill Roberts at (480) 472-6969.


• Chandler Parks and Recreation will host a camp for youths ages 5-14 Dec. 26 through Dec. 29 at the Chandler Basha High wrestling room. Camp is from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. for ages 5-7, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for ages 8-10 and 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. for ages 11-14. The fee is $32. Camps will be taught by Basha varsity wrestling coach Mike Garcia. To register visit or pick up a form from the Snedigar Recreation Center, the downtown Chandler Community Center, or from the after-school recreation staff at Andersen Junior High, Willis Junior High, Santan K-8.

• Mountain View High will host a holiday wrestling camp Dec. 27-30($40) for K-second grade from 10-10:45 a.m,; grades 3-5 11-11:50 a.m,, and grades 6-8 from noon-1 p.m. Register at click on Holiday wrestling camp or call Bob Callison at (480) 220-3949.

To submit a sports-related announcement send a fax to (480) 898-5665 or e-mail Items can also be mailed to the Tribune, Attn: Billye Jill Paulson 120 W. First Ave., Mesa 85210.

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