On Saturday, May 29, 2021 Todd will host a small track & field MEET for Vineyard athletes and any one else in the area who would like to join.  The meet will start at 4:00 PM and probably finish around 6:00 or 6:30.  There are no awards.  All athletes will be able to compete in the Long Jump, High Jump, Javelin, Shot Put, and 100 meter dash.  We may finish the day with some relays if space permits!   Entry fee is $20/athletes, and parents will be needed to help run events.  Sign up IMMEDIATELY on this website to compete.  Bring a $20 bill day of the meet to pay the entry fee.  It will be great experience for your kids to learn how a track & field meet works and compete with some other kids in a low key, user friendly environment.  The meet will be at California Oaks Sports Park in Murrieta.  Meet at the basketball courts. 

COST: $20/athlete


Todd will teach a fencing class starting the week of April 19, running for 7 consecutive weeks.  Students will learn all of the basic concepts of Foil Fencing, will fence against others in the class their age and skill level.  Some classes will have students using practice foils to learn and practice skills and to play fencing games, and some classes students will wear full fencing gear - mask, jacket, glove, and foil.  Shared gear will be sanitized between users and after each class.  Practice foils will also be sanitized, and students who are concerned about sharing equipnent may bring their own practice foil, their own fencing mask or jacket as desired, or may opt out of fencing in the mask with the real gear and opt for practice foil fencing only.  If you have concerns about that issue, feel free to contact Todd to discuss it.  (Email:


COST: $110/student for the 7 week class, a real BARGAIN for 7 weeks of fencing experience!  The schedule is listed below, and directions to each site are  further below on this page.  Please make your POs for a lump sum of $110 for May.  Do NOT break them up into monthly amounts - this increases the administrative work for everyone.


Todd is currently teaching an  week Track & Field class in the sites listed below.  Your students can join this class at any point for a reduced cost.  This class is great for students of all ages.  Students will develop motor skills, coordination, rhythm, strength and conditioning by learning different events in track & field  Students will do a different e event each week for 8 weeks including high jump, long jump, javelin, discus, shot put, sprinting, hurdles, and relays.  Students will get to see what they are good at an what they enjoy.  There will be extensive instructions given for each event each week.  Homework will be strength and conditioning exercises taught at the end of classes.  After the class is complete there will be a Track & Field MEET in Escondido on a Saturday open for all students and kids ages 5-18.  More will be posted on the meet as the site is confirmed.

Homework exercises for the Track & Field Class and fencing classes is outlined at the bottom of this page.

COST: Track & Field class is $110/student for the 8 week class.  A bargain for quality instruction.  Todd is a vendor with all charter schools, so you can pay by check, cash, or charter school PO.  Make the PO for a lump sum of $110, not monthly payments.


Todd will also teach a SEMESTER LONG (15 weeks) Woodworking class in Irvine  Students will be able to build a project of their choosing using all of the full size power tools.  You can see pictures of some projects students have built in previous classes on the Woodworking page on this website.  See the page titled WOODWORKING to see pictures and get details.  Students all ages from 6 to 18 AND adults can take the class.  Younger students will get more guidance and oversight keeping them safe.  

COST: Woodworking class is $440/student for the semester plus the cost of the wood they need for class.


Todd will teach an Aviation Careers class in Torrance with enough enrollments on Thursdays, 1:30-2:30.  The class will teach students about many career fields in aviation including air traffic control, airport operations, aircraft mechanic, pilot, and many other FAA functions.  The class will include 4 field trips (Covid restrictions permitting): Air traffic control facility, airport operations at an airport, aircraft mechanic school or facility, and a flying outing where students will get to fly a plane (at an additional cost)!

COST: $440/student for the 15 week class. 

All classes will be taught in person by Todd Nash at each of the sites listed below.  If you are with a charter school that will only fund virtual classes, Todd will also be providing virtual classes online for your students to view with the same content as the in person classes.  Your charter school will fund these virtual classes.  You may use these virtual classes until the restrictions are lifted.  Contact Todd for more details on how to work it out and attend in person classes.  The videos will be private and only available to those who enroll and pay for the class.  A link will be emailed to each family enrolling students. 

FENCING SCHEDULE  Starting the week of April 19, 2021:


12:30-1:30       Escondido Fencing Class    


10:45-11:45     Laguna Hills Fencing Class


12:30-1:30       Torrance Fencing Class

1:40-2:40         Torrance Aviation Careers Class (Intermittent through the spring)


12:30-2:00        Irvine Woodworking Class (15 weeks long).

There are many other classes at ILA San Juan Capistrano, ILA Carlsbad, and Park Day Learning Center Brea.  Contact Todd if you wold like more information about these sites that may be coser to where you live.


To register for the class, click on SIGN UP on this site.  Even if you are with a charter school and submitting for a purchase order, you still need to sign up on this website so Todd will have your child on the roster for that class site.  Make your check out to Todd Nash for $110/student for the 8 week class and mail it to the address below.

After registering, mail your check or get your charter school PO set up before the first class.  Registration fees are as follows:

  • Fundamentals of Sports Class (Fencing): $110 check/$110 PO for the 8 week class.  POs should be for the second month of the class for a lump sum of $110.

  • ILA or PDLC PE or Pickleball Class: $260 for 2nd semester check or PO.

  • Woodworking at ILA or PDLC: $440/semester for 2nd semester.  Make 2 POs for $220 each in March & May.  Checks: $440 at the start, or $220 each at the first class and April 1st.

  • Track & Field Team at ILA OC: $500 for the season.  Make POs for $250 in March, and $250 in May.

  • For ILA & HSC: PO should be for the 2nd & 4th month of the class for half of the total cost in each PO.  Checks for the total amount at the start, or you may split it half the 1st month, and half the 3rd month. 


After registering, mail your check made out to TODD NASH to:

Todd Nash

725 Karena Ct

Vista, CA 92083

Scroll down the page for DIRECTIONS to each class site listed above.

HOMEWORK for Track & Field and Fencing Classes. Do these 3 times a week:

1. Upper body strength exercises:

3 sets of 10 pushups

3 sets of 10 dips

3 sets of 10 bicep curls

3 sets of 20 sit ups

2. Leg stremgth exercises.  Do these 3 times a week:

3 sets 10 squats, go down until thighs are parallel to the ground.

3 sets 10 walking lunges with each leg, going down until thigh is parallel to ground, walking forward each rep

3 sets 10 step ups each leg

3 sets 20-30 calf raises

3.  Running exercises.  Do these 3 times a week.  Mark off 20 meters in the grass.  First, jog a warm up, anything from 1/4 mile to 1 mile.  Then:

4 x 20 meters "A skips".  Focus on high knee (thigh parallel to ground), heel high under you, and toe high.

2 x 20 meters side shuffle - move sideways and do not cross the feet.

2 x 20 meters Karioka - crossing the feet in front and behind as you move sideways.

2x 20 meters build ups, gradually increasing speed.

2 x 20 meters sprint at full speed.

100 meters sprints at full speed, do 2-8 of them depending on your condition and age.

Then jog a cool down 1/4 mile and walk another 1/4 mile cool down.

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DIRECTIONS to each site:

Mon 12:30-1:30 Escondido: Washington Park.  Meet near the tennis courts just west of the parking lot.  I will park in the lot and we will unload from there.

Tues 10:45-11:45 Laguna Hills: Costeau Park.  Take I-5, exit Alicia, go west, turn left at the 2nd light on Costeau, park is on the right.  Meet at the basketball court .

Thurs 12:30-1:30 Torrance: Guenser Park.  Meet near the basketball court.

Thurs 1:40-2:40 Torrance AVIATION SCIENCE: Guenser Park.

Fri 12:30-2:00 Irvine Woodworking: Meets at a private home in Irvine just off I-5 at Culver.  If you enroll iin the class you will be emailed or texted with the address.


Why take Sports Classes?

EVERY student should learn all of these sports to develop motor skills, coordination, conditioning, strength, and learn about the sports.  These sports are all part of the state of California's requirement for PE.  All classes will include some physical conditioning.  It is my goal that your children both learn some skills and gain strength and fitness.

Often parents avoid a particular sports class because their child "doesn't like that sport".  That is a good reason to not sign them up for a competitive team in that sport, but they should still learn the basic skills in all sports at a PE level.  If our children didn't like doing subtraction we would not allow them to skip subtraction!  We make those decisions for them because we know what they need.  All kids should learn to throw a ball properly, dribble a basketball, hit a volleyball, and develop from all of the sports in these classes.