Although it’s still officially fall in Riverbank, sign-ups for some winter and spring sports for local youngsters are already on the calendar.
Registration for the traditional winter youth basketball clinic began during the Ron Peterson Tip-Off Tournament at Riverbank High School this past Thursday through Saturday.
The six-week youth league will run on Saturdays from Jan. 5 through Feb. 9, in the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium on the RHS campus, with the first two weeks being clinics, followed by four weeks of competitive play.
Age groups are broken down on a regular schedule for each day. First and second graders are scheduled for 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., third and fourth graders from 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., then both fifth and sixth grade and seventh and eighth grade groups running from 11:15 a.m. to noon each Saturday during the program.
Each child will receive a basketball and a T-shirt. Everybody participates in the two clinics and four games, according to officials.
Even though spring is definitely a ways away, sign-ups for the Riverbank Youth Baseball Softball Association season next year are already underway.
Early bird registration for RYBSA players were scheduled to begin this week at the snack bar at Castleberg Park, 5845 Eighth St. There will be regular registration sessions on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Other dates include Tuesday, Jan. 22, and Friday, Feb. 1, at the park, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Parents should bring their child’s birth certificate and payment at time of registration.
Opening day is scheduled for March 23.
Baseball team ages, on or before April 30, 2019, are, T-Ball, 4-6 years old; Rookies, 7-8; Minors, 9-10; Majors, 11-12; and Pony, 13-15.
For softball, it’s T-ball, 4-6, 8 and Under, 10U, 12U, and 14U.