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. In additions, our fundraising and volunteer efforts are focused in Scripps Ranch: we provide scholarships annually for local high school senior girls, support youth sports programs, and sponsor Symphony in the Park concerts.

A new 10-week basketball season begins Monday, Apr. 22. This recreational league is open to women ages 25 and older of all skills levels. Games are played Monday nights at the Scripps Ranch Recreation Center. The cost is $80 for non-SRWAC members or $70 for members. Teams are assigned prior to the first night, and new players are required to attend open gym on Monday, Apr. 1, 8, or 15, for assessment and team placement. For details, please visit [www.srwac.org].

The SRWAC also offers an annual Athletic and Academic Scholarship and encourages all high school female athletes to apply. Eligibility requirements are: Scripps Ranch resident (92131) for the past two years; female senior graduating in June; minimum 3.0 GPA; and, active in sports and community service.

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

National Junior Basketball (NJB) is celebrating its 29th anniversary and our local Scripps Ranch chapter just completed its 16th season! The 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.

We just completed one of our most successful season in years, with 450 Scripps Ranch boys and girls in grades 3–8 making up our 46 teams! This year’s turnout was the largest group we’ve had in seven years! We are very grateful for all of our local sponsors (please see the full page ad in this Newsletter) who helped fund and support this year’s league!

We wish the best of success to our 12 All-Star teams that will participate in NJB’s postseason tournaments through April. As we close the books on another season, we thank our players, coaches, parents, and Scripps Ranch High School for such a successful season! We look forward to seeing you on the courts next fall!

Dan McDermott, NJB Chapter Director

Scripps Ranch Soccer Club

The Scripps Ranch Soccer Club (SRSC) is preparing for the 2013–2014 soccer season. Our registration again will be conducted online, with registration fees being handled by credit card payment. To complete registration, visit [www.scrippsranchsc.com].

Competitive tryouts for players 15 years of age and older takes place on Sunday, Apr. 21. You can find details 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 Girls Softball

Can you believe that the softball recreation season is now in its final month? We hope everyone has had a wonderful experience. Playoffs are just around the corner, and more information will be available soon on our website.

Don’t forget to visit our new online store with the new logo and get yourself and a friend a new item to show off. Visit [www.srsoftball.org] to gain access.

Here are important dates to remember:

  • Sunday, Apr. 14 and 21—New softball clinic
  • Saturday, Apr. 27—Softball Night at the Padres vs. Giants game

Check the website for more details.

Compete in MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition

The Knights of Columbus, St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, is holding the Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run Competition presented by Scott’s. It’s on Saturday, Apr. 6, at the Scripps Ranch Community Park on field CP-1 at 2 pm. This event is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14, and participation is free!

Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball (MLB). Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions—7–8, 9–10, 11–12, 13–14—and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including Team Championships at MLB parks and the National Finals at the 2013 MLB All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting, and running champions, along with the all-around champion, in each age and gender group at the local competition will advance to the sectional competition.

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

Scripps Ranch Pop Warner

It’s time to sign up for Scripps Ranch Pop Warner (SRPW) football and cheer! All registration must be done online prior to sign-ups. Go to [www.scrippsranchpopwarner.com] and click on the “register online” button. Bring your registration forms to sign-ups at the Recreation Center either Saturday, Apr. 13, from 9 am to 2 pm or Tuesday, Apr. 23, from 5 to 8 pm.

We will have nurse practitioners onsite to do physicals. We will provide new uniforms this year, so all players must attend sign-ups to be fitted.

Our season officially starts on Thursday, Aug. 1, with two weeks of mandatory conditioning. We strongly encourage families to plan their vacations prior to then and to not take vacations from Thursday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 11. Our preseason games are on Saturday, Aug. 24, and our regular season starts Saturday, Aug. 31.

We look forward to another great season! Go Falcons!

Lisa Gorski, SRPW President