Beach Cities Sports: Baseball, football, running, surfing, swimming and more

Football: Registration is underway for the Beach Cities Sports Youth Flag Football Spring Season, which will begin in March with Friday night, Saturday or Sunday games. The league consists of four divisions for players ages 6-13. A new Future Stars Division for Kindergarten-aged kids has been added. Most games are played at Mira Costa’s Waller Stadium, pitting kids of similar ages in competitive, fast-paced 8-on-8 games. Cost is $250 per player (plus $20 for pants). Fee for the Future Stars Division is $150. Registration ends January 31 and is available at

Baseball: The Mira Costa PONY Baseball League (MCPBL) is accepting player registration for the Spring 2012 season. Players ages 4-14 are eligible. Registration cost is $150 for players from ages 4 to 12. The cost for players who are 13 and 14 is $275. Registration is available online at MCPBL is a Manhattan Beach league based at Mira Costa High School which also serves players from El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Redondo Beach and Westchester.

Volleyball: Registration is now open for The United States Youth Volleyball League spring season. Open to boys and girls ages 7-15, the instructional league teaches the fundamentals of volleyball such as serving, passing, setting, and spiking. Every player who registers will receive a uniform T-shirt, his/her own volleyball, and a participation medal. The league in Hermosa Beach meets at South Park on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. The season runs from April 11 through June 6. Fees are $145 through March 1 (add $40 late fee through April 1). Multiple childe discounts available. Registration is available online at For more information about volunteer opportunities, additional locations, registration forms, or other questions, contact 1-888-988-7985.

Running: Registration is open for the 34th Super Bowl Sunday 10K/5K Walk/Run to be held Feb. 5. Entry fees are $35 for the 10K, 5K and Baby Buggy races. A combo package for the 10K and 5K is $60. Corporate teams (maximum of six members) cost $180. More than 10,000 people attend the annual event which includes a costume contest and custom awards for the top three finishers in each category. The event will also serve as the USATF Southern California 10K Championships. Michelob Ultra will host a Health and Fitness Expo on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 5 from 6 a.m. to noon as well as the post-race hospitality area. For more information or to register, visit

Swimming: Registration is now available for Manhattan Beach swim programs at Begg Pool. The Lap Swim program runs Monday-Thursday Jan. 23-June 14 from 8-9 p.m. and costs $4/person. The Pre-Swim Team (a pre-requisite for the Dolphins Swim Team) for swimmers ages 6-17 will be held Monday-Thursday Jan. 23-March 29 from 4:10-4:45 p.m. Fees are $220 for residents/$245 for non-residents. The Junior Guard Class focuses on freestyle and meeting the qualifications for the Los Angeles County Jr. Lifeguard Program. Sessions are held from 3:30-4:05 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday beginning on Jan. 23-24. Fees are $110 for residents/$125 for non-residents. For more information and to register, visit

Surfing: The South Bay Boardriders Club continues its 2011-12 South Bay Surf Series this month. Open to non-club members, the contests are slated for: Saturday, Jan. 21 at 26th St., Manhattan Beach (sponsored by E.T. Surf); Saturday, Feb. 18 at El Porto (sponsored by Dive N’ Surf); Saturday, Mar. 17 at 26th Street, Manhattan Beach (sponsored by Pier Surf); Saturday, April 21 at El Porto (sponsored by Surf Concepts) and Saturday May 19 at the Manhattan Pier (sponsored by Spyder Surf).

Fitness: AdventurePlex, 1701 Marine Ave., Manhattan Beach invites family members ages 5 and up to improve balance, strength and power on its 35-foot outdoor rock walls, which are open every day from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Cost is $8. Also available is a Ropes Course where groups of seven (ages 8 and up) start each half hour every Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $20 and advance registration is recommended. Cost is $8-$20 depending on activities. For more information, call 310-546-7708.

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