Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) is in the midst of preparing for its 2014–2015 regular soccer season. Our registration will be conducted online, with registration fees being handled by credit card payment. Please promptly visit our website at [www.scrippsranchsc.com] to register.

We thank the many talented players who participated in our competitive soccer tryouts. We expect to field a number of skillful competitive teams. Competitive tryouts for players 15 years of age and older is on Sunday Apr. 13. Details are on our website. For more information about the SRSC, visit [www.scrippsranchsc.com] or call the hotline at 974-5393.

Joe Barr, SRSC President

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner Football and Cheer

It’s time to sign up for Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) football and cheer! All registration must be done online prior to arriving at sign-ups. You can go to our website at [www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com], click on the “register online” button, and pay online with your credit card. Then, print out all your registration forms and bring your documents to sign-ups.

Sign-ups are on Saturday, Apr. 12, from 10 am to 2 pm and Wednesday, Apr. 16, from 5 to 8 pm at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center on Blue Cypress Drive. We will have nurse practitioners onsite to do physicals. Due to safety concerns and to increase the safety of our players, we are investing in brand new helmets for players this year, so we need all players to come to sign-ups to be fitted.

If players want to wear their same jersey, please bring it so we can make sure it still fits. We also will be fitting for jerseys and spirit packs. Players receive all gear including a new spirit pack to keep as part of their registration fees this year.

Our season officially starts on Friday, Aug. 1, with two weeks of mandatory conditioning. We strongly encourage families to plan vacations prior to Aug. 1, and to not take vacations from Friday, Aug. 1, through Monday, Aug. 11. Players cannot start practicing with teams until they have completed the conditioning. We look forward to another great season! Go Falcons!

Lisa Gorski, SRPW President

Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run Competition

Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Pitch Hit and Run Competition is on Saturday, Apr. 5, at 2 pm at the Scripps Ranch Community Park Field CP-1. The Knights of Columbus from St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church are hosting the event, presented by Scott’s. This free competition is open to boys and girls, ages 7–14.

Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of MLB. It is designed to provide kids with the chance to take part in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in baseball and softball skills.

Boys and girls are divided into age divisions. The individual pitching, hitting, and running champions, along with the all-around champion in each age and gender group will advance to the sectional level.

All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver. For questions, please contact your local coordinator, David Cavanaugh, at 603-1544 or [[email protected]].

Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club

The Scripps Ranch Women’s Athletic Club (SRWAC) is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to provide the residents of Scripps Ranch and nearby communities with sports programs and sports-related support. Our fundraising and volunteer efforts are focused in Scripps Ranch: we provide several scholarships annually for local high school senior girls; support youth and high school sports; and, sponsor Symphony in the Park. Please visit [www.srwac.org] for more about our group and registration for our sports leagues. Check us out on Facebook—and “Like” us!

Women’s Basketball: Our spring league is under way and ends in June. The league is open to women ages 25 and older of all skill levels. To play in the summer season, please email Sylvia at [[email protected]].

Women’s Volleyball: The 10-week spring session starts Wednesday, Apr. 2. We are looking for players. Games are at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Please contact Lisa at [[email protected]].

Coed Softball: Our fun, recreational summer league begins in June. To play, visit [www.srwac.org] for details.

College Scholarships: The SRWAC offers annual athletic and academic scholarships and encourages all high school female athletes to apply. Eligibility: 92131 resident for the last two years; female senior graduating in June 2014; scholastic achievement, minimum 3.0 GPA; and, active in sports and community service.

Applications are at high school counseling centers and online. For more details, contact Sylvia at 693-1600 or [[email protected]]. Applications must be postmarked no later than Thursday, May 1.

The Scripps Ranch National Junior Basketball (NJB) program is designed to introduce, teach, and develop the fundamentals of basketball to our local youth, as well as to promote good sportsmanship, teamwork, and healthy competition. We feel this creates a valuable learning experience for the children of our community.

We just completed our 17th season with 450 Scripps Ranch boys and girls in grades 3–8 making up 46 teams! We are very grateful for our local sponsors—see the full-page ad on page 55—that helped fund and support this year’s league. We would not have been able to provide such a great program without their help.

League play concluded the last weekend in February with our Division 1 tournament. Our 14 All-Star teams participated in NJB’s postseason tournaments throughout March. As we end another season, we want to thank our players, coaches, parents, and Scripps Ranch High School for making the season a success!

We hope to see you on the courts next fall! The SRNJB board is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to serve next season. Contact us at [[email protected]].To learn more about NJB, visit our website at [www.scrippsranchnjb.org].

Edgar Camerino, Chapter Director