Beach Sports

Published September 17, 2009


• The Hermosa Beach Tuesday 4-Person Coed Volleyball League begins Tuesday with games being played north of the pier from 6-8 p.m. Registration must be made at the Community Center, 71 Pier Ave. in Hermosa Beach. Cost is $225 per team (40 team limit) plus $5 per non-Hermosa Beach resident. For more information, contact Bill Sigler,, or Chris,

• Tryouts for Surfside Volleyball Club will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at Manhattan Beach Middle School, 1501 Redondo Ave. in Manhattan Beach for girls competing in the 10s, 11s, 12s, 13s, and 14s. Girls 12 and under (born after 9/1/97) will be from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Girls 13s (born between 9/1/96-8/31/97) from 3-5 p.m.; Girls 14s (born between 9/1/95-8/31/96) from 1–3 p.m. Tryout fees are $25 and a parent must accompany all girls to sign liability form and attend information meeting. For more details, contact Carolyn Lawson 310-372-6595, Check and view information sheet and player profile on bottom tool bar.


• Beginning its 29th season, the Hermosa Beach Youth Basketball League (HBYBL) has opened its registration. Now including 9th and 10th graders, the league starts play in January. Cost is $115 for first player, $110 for second and $90 for third. Add $10 after Oct. 23. Walk-up registration will be held Saturdays and Sundays Sept. 19-20 and Oct. 10-11 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. at the Community Center Courtyard, 710 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach. Call 310-372-BALL for more information including tryout schedules.
• Dave Miller, former New Orleans Hornets/NCAA basketball coach will host his Saturday Night Basketball Class Saturday through Nov. 28 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Spectrum Athletic Club South Bay. Open to boys and girls ages 6-14, classes focus on teaching fundamentals, sportsmanship and positive values, for more information call 310-995-2932.


• The Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual gold tournament Monday, Oct. 12 at Rolling Hills Country Club. Fee is $250 per golfer and includes a barbecue lunch, raffle tickets, green fees, various contests, on-course beverages and dinner. Proceeds benefit local charities Walk with Sally, South Bay Family Health Care and the Benefit Fund for Jon Wilhite. For more information contact Bill Glavin, 310-882-0000, the Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce 310-545-5313 or visit

Speed & Agility Camps

• Velocity Sports Performance will hold a Speed and Agility Camp for South Bay athletes ages 8 -14. The camp will focus on increasing first step quickness, developing top running speed and improving agility. The camp will take place at Velocity’s training center located at 2607 Manhattan Beach Blvd., and at Ryan Park in Palos Verdes and runs through Oct. 16 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $199/player for twice a week or $119/player for once a week. Register by calling 310-297-9001 or online at


• GI Joe Bootcamp holds its Fall Bootcamp from thru Nov. 20 at the Manhattan Beach Pier. The 10-week session meets three times a week for one hour (four time slots available). Cost is $215 for Manhattan Beach resident, $239 for non-resident. Visit to register or for more information.


• Jim Beam Surftag U.S., a four-event surf club/team shortboard competition, has opened registration at Teams of five surfers representing clubs or local breaks will vie for a $5,000 purse at each of the first three events and $10,000 at the final contest. There is no entry fee and one member can register for the entire team (must list all the team members during registration). All contestants must be 21 years old on the day of competition. Qualifying events begin with Manhattan Beach on Saturday followed by Ventura (Sept. 26), Oceanside (Oct. 11) and the finals in Huntington Beach (Nov. 13-14). For more information, visit ER