The traveling coaches of Rise Up Basketball know that many virtues of great players are invisible—their work ethic, for example, or ability to cooperate with team members. So, when practicing with their clients, they focus on physical, mental, and social skills. Drills on shooting and passing merge with teamwork exercises and game-like scenarios that demand quick thinking, all of which occur at a local park or gym of the player's choosing. Whether they're guiding a single person, a group, or an active team, the instructors strive to build overall athleticism, no matter the student's age or initial skill level.
John Wells Golf Center's lighted driving range offers 60 spacious, canopy-covered hitting stalls that look out onto a range that stretches 260 yards into the distance. Yardage markers populate the field, letting players gauge the distance of each shot, and synthetic mats provide a smooth hitting surface so guests can leave their Persian rugs at home. The center offers lessons and clinics taught by a staff of five instructors anchored by Don Shauger, who trained two-time National Long Driving Champion John Marshall with methods he learned from Mike Austin, the golf renegade famous for hitting the game's longest drive ever—a 515-yard missile—at the age of 64. On select dates, the center offers free golf clinics for junior and adult beginners who purchase a bucket of range balls. Those looking to upgrade their golf gear or replace a wedge caught fraternizing with enemy irons can check into the discount pro shop, which offers name-brand apparel and equipment at as high as 50% off retail price.
From fast balls to sliders, the HomePlate pitching machines by Sports Tutor at On-Deck Baseball's indoor facility fling baseballs and softballs at speeds of up to 90 and 60 mph, respectively. Of course, being a gifted baseball player doesn't just mean knowing how to make contact at the plate. That's why On-Deck partners with West Coast Baseball School to host spring, summer, and winter camps for coaches and players alike. Taught by former members of the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners, courses focus on baseball essentials such as fielding, pitching, and serving umpires the customary tea during seventh-inning stretches. Besides refining skills on the field, On-Deck hones strong muscles thanks to exercise equipment such as free weights and the Next Level Fast-Twitch machine.
At Karate 4 Kids USA, a team of experienced instructors draws from a diverse range of training and martial arts styles to help kids develop self-respect and a sense of discipline while having fun and getting fit. In after-school programs, they teach kids karate and Tang Song Do techniques, whose katas and kicks help kids build healthy muscles and bones to give them the advantage in high-stakes hop-scotch tournaments. Their full-day camps keep kids occupied during summer vacations with martial arts drills, dodgeball, and games. And the fun-loving staffers invite parents to take time for themselves by dropping the kiddies off for Ninja Nites?four supervised hours of movies, pizza, and games.
Though their main focus is teaching children, they also helm a lineup of adult martial arts classes, including muay thai kickboxing and self-defense.
Since 1974, this owner-operated bicycle shop has been offering all of the services you’d expect to Burbank and the surrounding areas. Whatever type of riding you prefer, they’ve got the perfect bike for you. From BMX bikes to mountain bikes, road bikes to hybrid types, their knowledge and selection are the reasons for over four decades of successful operation. Whether you’re in need of a simple tire change or handlebar realignment, you’ll be able to tell the difference that years of experience make on the quality of repairs. The reasonable prices and quick service will keep you amongst the thousands of satisfied customers who’ve talk through the doors since opening so many years ago.