Note From The Editor: We truly appreciate your loyal and consistent following via our Facebook Fan Page and Internet connections. We’ve started 2015 with positive energies as we continue productions of new programs. Our goal is to bring you important and relevant content for our East L.A. community and Beyond as we begin our “Silver Anniversary” and 25th consecutive year of East L.A, Sports Scene.
Sports will always be a part of our lives, and just like our heartbeats, we hope and pray for them to keep motivating us on to a better and healthier life style. One of our“Key” 2015 missions, via our monthly calendar, will be to keep everyone informed of recreational events that are beneficial to our community whether they happen to be family-friendly 5Ks/Walks/Runs/Bike Rides, or classes on personal health improvement, exercise, zumba, yoga, or swimming at local YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, Churches, Recreation, Community, Youth & Senior Citizen Centers and soon to be included, some significant cultural events. Hang in here with us as we keep the ball rolling on many facets of our great and diverse community.
We strongly encourage anyone who is working in our L.A. City & L.A. County Recreation Centers and would like to promote their programs to the community, then by all means please take advantage of our Calendar posting resource. To submit your event or events, please send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can get it up as quickly as possible.
Credits: Fabian Debora, Homeboy Industries/Boyle Heights Photo collage; Edgar E. Santos, East L.A. “Spartans” Logo
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* March 29th, Sunday, 8:00 a.m. “Amigas Who Run”
Join the Lady Bridge Runners for a 3.20 mile community run in honor of International Women’s Day. This first ever run is designed to bring women of all levels together in an action of solidarity with women athletes and activists world wide. We believe that public space should be open and safe for women identified people, and that health is every women’s right. This event is open for women identified people. We welcome all ages and levels of running. For more info go to their Facebook page by clicking here.
* April 18th, Saturday, East L.A. Bulldogs Pop Warner “Player & Cheer” Sign Ups, Belevdere Park,Contact Coach Mike Aguilar, (323) 396-4043.
All East L.A. Pop Warner Football families, and those who are not yet part of this national youth football tradition, get ready for this important sign-up period if your kids are interested in playing and cheering this coming season. Our East L.A. Bulldogs Football & Cheer teams are always anxious around this time since it means another year of growing, playing, cheering, and getting better with age and experience. In addition, there are extra academic opportunities and tutoring for all participants. Remember, mark your calendars for April 18th at Belevdere Park.
* April 26th, Sunday, Speed Training Camp, East Los Angeles College at 1:00 p.m. Contact Info for Camp: Ryan Wright, (310) 989-9519; Early bird sign-up cost is $45 through March 31, $55 after April 1st. **Camp is open to All Sports and All Classes of 2016, 2017, 2018 Varsity and Junior Varsity players, Sign-up on-line at GoldMedalExcellence.com or for more Camp Info click here RecruitingNewsGuru.com.
Expert Speed Training Camp and Combine Testing Comes To East Los Angeles
Gain an Athletic Edge Training with Expert Speed Coach Chris Asher At 1st Camp Held In Our Community
In all sports and at every position speed is a very crucial element. Whether you play football, baseball, or basketball improving your speed to maintain a competitive edge is a must. Shaving a tenth or a couple hundred seconds off your 40-yard dash can mean the difference in receiving a scholarship offer or even being drafted by a NFL, NBA, or MLB team.
No one knows the importance of speed training in sports more than Chris Asher of Gold Medal Excellence. Coach Asher is considered an “expert” in speed development working with current and former NFL All-Pros, NBA Champions, MLB First-Round Draft picks, and USA Track and Field athletes across the nation. Coach Asher built his resume with highlights including winning three gold medals coaching Team USA in the IAAF World Junior Championships, coaching at UCLA, coaching five NCAA Individual National Champions, and being named a three-time NCAA West Region Coach of the year.
Camp Training Covers: Breaks down of 40-yd dash mechanics; How to gain speed in quick bursts over short and long distances; Proper mechanics of running a 3-Cone Drill and 20-yard Shuttle Run
Combine Testing Includes: 40-yard dash, 20-yard Shuttle, 3-Cone Drill, and Agility Shuttle Run; Broad Jump and Vertical Jump; Kneeling Power Ball Toss
Other Camp Offers: Interviews with national and local media; Camp T-Shirt; “Fastest Man” One-on-One Challenge per position.
Chris Asher Bio: Coach Asher has directly tutored NBA players like NBA Champion Trevor Ariza (Los Ansgeles Lakers, currently with the Houston Rockets), First Round MLB Draft Picks Sergio Santos (Los Angeles Dodgers) and Danny Putnam (Oakland A’s) and a host of NFL players which currently include NFL All-Pro defensive back Antonio Cromartie and San Francisco 49er’s defensive back Marcus Cromartie.
Note From The Editor; East L.A. Sports Scene is proud to be a media partner of this first-time event being held in our community. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, EastLASportsScene.Com
* April 12th, Sunday & Every Sunday Through June, FREE Camp. Contact “East L.A. Bulldogs” Pee Wee Head Coach, Mike Aguilar, (323) 396-4043. Alert: There will be NO Camp on Easter Sunday, April 5th.
Note From the Editor: Here is our first written update with a small photo gallery to accompany this posting. As you can see, it was a great turnout on the first Session of the East Side Football Speed Camp. Remember, it’s Free and open to ALL kids from East L.A. and our surrounding communities. Don’t be left out! Make plans on being there and getting better next Sunday, March 8th for Session #2. Call Coach Mike Aguilar at the number listed above. Rico Cabrera, Sr./Editor, East LA Sports Scene.Com
Keyword here is Free. So, if you are a family from the community, or other surrounding communities in East L.A.. & Beyond, here’s a great opportiunity for your kids to not only improve their skills, but to experience a fun time in making some new friends. Boy and Girls are welcome to attend. Remember, the the East Side Football Speed Camp is waiting for your young athletes to come out and Get Better at their game.
Photo Gallery Credits: Lucy De La O. Hover over each photo to enlarge the image.
*Ongoing – Baseball Sign-Ups at Obregon Park
Spring is now in the air and of course, so is baseball. Here’s the first announcement that Obregon Park, L.A. County Rec. & Parks, is now taking sign-ups for their annual Little League teams in several divisions that are listed below. Mom and Dad, we hope you take advantage of the opportunity to enroll your kids into this well-followed and highly popular youth program that proudly serves the youth of our community. As the saying goes,“Let’s play ball!” Good luck to all players.
* April 1st & All Wednesdays Of The Month, at 8 pm. The Boyle Heights Bridge Runners Club Weekly Run.
There it is! The mighty 4th Street Bridge, waiting for all of the action to begin each and every Wednesday night. The Boyle Heights Bridge Runners Club sponsors a weekly evening community “Run” across the bridge, starting in Boyle Heights at the Mariachi Plaza. The short 3 mile route then heads west to our Civic Center and then
winds back to the starting point. The group routinely gathers at at El Espacio, 1839 E. 1st St., (right near the Plaza) at 7:45 pm to stretch, receive a brief introduction/orientation, and then it’s off to the “Run the Bridge” at 8 pm sharp. At the Run’s conclusion, a group stretch is done at Mariachi Plaza before everyone breaks up.This has become a great way to stay healthy, as well as meeting new friends. For more information on how to join up, go to their FaceBook page and type in Boyle Heights Bridge Runners. The Run is also broken down for Beginners and Advanced. The formula is easy to follow and adapt to- (3) miles for the Advanced and (2) miles for the Beginners group. Beginners will do (5) intervals of (4) minutes running/with (2) minutes walking. The group’s Directors say they are nearing their goal of establishing (5) minutes running/with (1) minute walking at the (3) mile route.No excuses now! Get out those new and/or old running shoes and get into the swing of healthy living with the Boyle Heights Bridge Runners Club! It’s a fresh start you won’t forget! Rico Cabrera, Sr./EastLASportsScene.Com
* March 14th, Saturday, 7 pm, East L.A. “Spartans” vs. Desert “Vipers” – Semi-Pro, PacWest Football League Game.
Attention All East L.A. Sports Scene hard-core football fans!! Have you been to a “Spartan” game yet? If not, there’s still time to come out and see some excellent and exciting Semi-Pro football here in our own backyard at Roosevelt High School. They return to the field for a regular season contest vs. the Desert “Vipers.” Come on out and support our team at Roosevelt High School, 456 S. Mathews St., L.A. 90033, located in Boyle Heights. Kickoff is set for 7 pm. For ticket info E-mail email@example.com Rico Cabrera, Sr./EastLASportsScene.Com
*March 15th, Sunday, the 2015 ASICS LA Marathon/30th Edition (From Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica).
Registration is now open but may close at any time! Right now it’s at 90% capacity. Sign up today before the race sells out. Click here to go to their website. Fees: ASICS LA Marathon – U.S. Residents $190 and Non-U.S. Residents $205; LA Big 5K $40 *Registration closing date based on filling of race capacity.
* March 28th, Saturday, 7 pm, East L.A. “Spartans” vs. Inland Empire “Ryders” – Semi-Pro, PacWest Football League Game.
The season moves to the half-way point for the “Spartans” as they take on the Inland Empire “Ryders” in another PAC WEST Football League game. Kick-off is at 7 pm, Roosevelt High School, 456 S. Mathews St., L.A. 90033. For ticket info E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Rico Cabrera, Sr./EastLASportsScene.Com