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PCA receives grant from Peery Foundation

The nonprofit Positive Coaching Alliance recently received a $100,000 grant from the Peery Foundation, which has former Pinewood School boys basketball coach Jason Peery on its board of directors. The grant will underwrite PCA workshops at 52 high schools in the Central Coast Section. The workshops are designed to teach athletes how to impact sport on three levels: by improving their own performances on and off the field, by having a positive influence on their teammates and by elevating the game as a whole. “PCA is just an amazing organization,” Peery said. “My simple belief is that teams perform better, athletes become better leaders, coaches become better coaches, parents become more supportive and everyone has a lot more fun when we teach PCA principles.”

Local Little League welcomes players

Los Altos & Los Altos Hills Little League’s spring-season registration is scheduled through February. The league welcomes new and returning players, ages 5-16, in baseball and girls softball and T-ball. To register or for more information on the league, visit

Girls softball league signing up players

Mountain View-Los Altos Girls Softball continues to register players, but guaranteed registration has ended. The league, open to girls 5-16, stresses skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and fun. To register, visit

PONY registration continues this month

Los Altos-Mountain View PONY Baseball registration has opened for the spring season. The league is for boys and girls ages 5-19. Practice begins in March and the season runs through May or June. To register or for more information, visit

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