Gold Coast Youth Football League

Gold Coast Youth Football League

The Gold Coast Youth Football League is a tackle league for players ages 6-14 years old in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Local chapters in Ventura County and adjacent areas include:

More information at www.gcyfl.com.

Newbury Park Track Club and Other Ventura County Youth Track Clubs

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The Newbury Park Track Club (NPTC) is a youth recreational sports program in track and field. Founded in 1968, the NPTC is the oldest continuously running youth sports organization in the Conejo Valley.

Registration takes place in December/January (for spring track season) and early summer (for fall cross country season) each year. Age groups range from 7 to 16 years. Teams are as follows:

  • Gremlins: Ages 7-8
  • Bantams: Ages 9-10
  • Midgets: Ages 11-12
  • Youth: Ages 13-14
  • Intermediate: Ages 15-16

Each team is coached by at least one coach, with additional support from parents and specialty coaches as needed.  Athletes compete fairly and equally.  All athletes are eligible to compete an equal amount, and all have an equal chance to earn first place awards.

For more information, visit www.nptrackclub.org.

NPTC is a member of the Ventura County Youth Track Conference, a non-profit, tax-exempt California corporation.

Other clubs currently in the conference include: Camarillo Cosmos, Heritage Valley Blazers, Moorpark Striders, Ojai Roadrunners, Oxnard Stars, Thousand Oaks Flyers and Ventura Tigres.

Free Airplane Rides for Kids in Camarillo and Santa Paula

Each month, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 723 offers free flights to youth ages 8 through 17, weather permitting. Reservations for the flights can be made by phone with the Young Eagle coordinator, Neal Fowler. He takes reservations the week preceding the first Saturday of the month. Neal can be reached at 805-647-6994.

The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give young people the opportunity to fly in a general aviation airplane. EAA volunteers will explain what you will see and do pre-flight, then take you on a 15 to 20 minute flight. After the flight, your pilot will present you with your own Young Eagles logbook, along with an entry for the flight.

In Camarillo, flights take place from the EAA Hangar Area at 501 Aviation Drive at the Camarillo Airport on the first Saturday of the month. Look for signs; it is next to Commemorative Air Force, CAF Museum, and near the Animal Shelter. Please park on the street, Aviation Way. DO NOT PARK in the CAF Parking Lot.

In Santa Paula, flights are from Santa Paula Airport and take place on the first Sunday of each month. Look for signs.

Visit www.eaa723.org/young_eagles.html for more information.

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clara Valley

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley serves the children of Fillmore, Piru and Santa Paula with its mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  The organization is a non-profit and an affiliated Club of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.  It offers programs and services that promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them. To learn more, visit www.bgcscv.org or call 805.525.7910.