The Union Democrat Sports Department

Registration opened Monday for a variety of clubs, clinics and camps being offered this summer through the Tuolumne County Recreation Department.

Registration forms for all activities are available at the recreation department office at 43 N. Green St., Sonora, or online For more information, contact the recreation department at 533-5663.

Seating is limited and all registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Swim Club

The Swim Club will meet Monday through Friday, June 10 to August 2, at the Sonora High pool.

An entire season featuring two practices each morning costs $45, ages 7 through 10 swimming from 8 to 9 a.m. followed by ages 11 and up from 9 to 10 a.m. All ages are welcome to join.

Swim Club practices will focus on all aspects of competitive swimming skills.

Participants must be able to swim one length of the pool at the coach's discretion in order to join.

Volleyball Camp

A four-day volleyball camp hosted in Bud Castle Gym at Sonora High will be held July 15 to 18.

Participants ages 8-13 in the beginner/intermediate group will learn volleyball fundamentals including hitting, passing, setting and serving each day from 9 a.m. to noon. The advanced group featuring ages 14-18 will be taught high school-level play in a tournament style format from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The cost for the camp, instructed by Wildcat varsity volleyball head coach Kim Evans, is $50 and features both beginner/intermediate and advanced level classes.

Golf Clinics

The newly-hired Mountain Springs Director of Golf Ray Claveran will give lessons for children ages 6-16 at the course Mondays and Wednesday starting in late-June.

Participants can choose from two different sessions costing $40 each. The first session features lessons on June 24 and 26 as well as July 1 and 3 while the second will be on July 15, 17, 22 and 24.

Golfers ages 6 to 10 will practice from 8 to 9 a.m. and ages 11 to 16 from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m.

The lessons will teach participants the basics of golf, including putting, driving and course etiquette. Each clinic includes club rental, balls and a mini-tournament on the last day of the class.

Collared shirts are recommended but not required.

Martial Arts Camps

Mountain Storm Jujitsu and the Tuolumne County Recreation Department will join forces to host three separate two-week martial arts camps over the summer.

Each session costs $45 with class times varying depending on age. Participants 13 and older will train each day from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m., followed by ages 6-12 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Classes will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with the first session June 10 to 21, the second July 8 to 19 and the third July 29 to August 9.

Mountain Storm Jujitsu is located at 598 S. Washington St., Sonora.

For more information, contact the business at 533-3929.

Baseball Camp

A weeklong baseball camp will be held from June 24 to 28 at Standard Park Sports Complex.

Coed players ages 8-15 will be divided into appropriate age divisions on the first day of camp by instructor and Sonora junior varsity head coach John Mager. The clinic costs $75 for the whole week.

The clinic will focus on fundamental individual skills such as throwing, fielding, pitching and catching as well as team skills.

Practices are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. each day.

Tennis Camps

Two weeklong tennis camps instructed by Sonora boys' and girls' varsity head coach Anoosh Davoudzadeh will be held in June and July.

Ages 5 through 18 are welcome to participate in two sessions, with the first from June 24 to June 28 and second July 8 to 12.

Beginner lessons from 9 to 10:30 a.m. will introduce participants to the game rules, basic forehand and backhand development, volley and serving. Intermediate classes from 10:30 a.m. to noon will focus on improved tennis strokes, with an emphasis on direction and technique, and includes match play.

Participants are asked to bring their own racquet, lots of water and wear sunscreen. The cost of each session is $33.50 a person.

Davoudzadeh is a Level 1 Certified Professional in the United States Professional Tennis Assocation with 20 years of teaching experience.

Basketball Clinic

Dan Dona will direct his first summer basketball clinic as Sonora's varsity boys' hoops head coach after recently being hired to replace longtime basketball boss Rick Francis, who retired at the end of the 2012-13 season.

The four-day clinic held Monday through Thursday, June 17 to 20, in Bud Castle Gym, costs $40 for the entire week and is open to participants ages 8 to 18.

The clinic is structured to teach fundamental basketball skills including dribbling, passing, individual defense and team defense as well as how to use them during a game situation.

Lessons for ages 8 to 11 will be in the gym each day from 8 to 10 a.m., and from 10 a.m. to noon for the 12 to 18 group.

Soccer Camp

The 10th annual soccer summer camp will be held Monday through Thursday, June 10 to 13, at Standard Park Sports Complex.

The camp intended to improve soccer skills and overall game strategy costs $45 per person and features three different age divisions.

Participants ages 7 through 10 will practice each day from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 11 to 13 from 10:35 a.m. to noon and high school players from 12:05 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Players are required to bring shin guards, cleats, sunscreen and a water bottle. All balls and other equipment will be provided.

The camp is being instructed by Lloyd Longeway, who has played soccer for 19 years including at Columbia College and Stanislaus State. He holds a CIF high school coaching certification and a bachelor's degree in physical education.

Youth Track Meet

A free youth track meet for ages 1 through 14 will be held June 25 at Summerville High.

Registration on the day of the meet starts at 5 p.m. and the event at 6. Competitors in the 1-4 age group will test themselves in the 10 to 25-meter dashes, a tennis ball throw and long jump.

Meanwhile, the 50, 100 and 200-meter dashes, a softball throw and long jump are among the events in the 5-8 age division. The 9-14 group will compete in the 100, 200, 400 and 1600-meter dashes, along with a softball throw and long jump.