The 1st semester will start the week of Monday, September 12, 2022 and go for 16 weeks, finishing the last week of January, 2023.  Some classes will start earlier: Fridays in Temecula will start Sept 9, and Thursdays at PC Prep will start Sept 8.  We will start the fall semester with Volleyball skills, followed with Basketball skills, and mix in some soccer, baseball, and recreational games where the facilities are suitable.  When we do sports instruction, each student has a ball in their hands the whole class, working on individual skills.  We don't just throw out a ball and have them play large group games where the athletes do everything and the new kids never touch the ball.  EVERY child works with the ball to develop their skills at their own level.  This class is ideal for your kids from age 5 to 18, regardless of how much expereince they have.  ALL kids need to continue to develop their motor skills, coordination, and physical conditioning, whether they have no experience or a lot of experience.


The fall 2022 semester will start with Volleyball skills, then teach Basketball skills, possibly a few weeks of soccer skills, and mix in some recreational games.  The spring semester class will start with Track & Field instruction, teaching students all the main events in Track & Field including high jump, long jump, javelin, discus, shot put, sprinting, hurdling, and relays.  We will follow this with Foil Fencing instruction for 5-6 weeks where all students will have the opportunity to fence another student their size in the class with the real fencing gear on - mask, jacket, glove, and a foil.  They can also fence using the styrofoam practice foils.  We will mix in a few weeks of recreational games as the weather and schedule dictate.  It is a great class for kids to repeat over and over.  We learn by repetition - let your kids repeat this class over and over!


Please remember, your students need to learn the basic skills on MANY different sports, whether they think they like them or not!  The sports we focus our effort on are MAINSTREAM sports, all of which should be experienced by kids at a PE level.  Let them choose the sports they play in a league based on what they like, but PE should not be optional for an 8 or 10 year old, or even a high schooler.  The state dept of education now requires PE of every student every year through high school graduation.  You don't let them decide to not learn subtraction because they think they don't like it.  It is an essential life skill, so they are REQUIRED to learn it!  The same applies to everything we will do in PE class.  Kids think they don't like it, only because they have no experience or skills in it.  Once they learn a little about the sport and gain some skills, they always enjoy it.  It doesn't matter if your child thinks they "like" baseball, they need to learn to throw!  It is a LIFE SKILL.  The same is true of dribbling a basketball, doing a good push-up, skipping, and hitting a volleyball.  These are essential motor skills kids need to learn and continue to develop, and they are directly linked to cognitive development.  Sign them up and make them participate!


COST: $240/student for cash/check or $240 for charter school PO for the 16-week semester class for independent classes not associated with a learning center (ILA/PCP, etc), a real BARGAIN for a semester of quality instruction!  At Learning centers (ILA, PCP) the PE class is $260 for the semester as a lump sum payment.   Todd is a vendor with all of the SoCal charter schools who will pay, so you can get a PO for the class.  Please make the PO for a LUMP SUM SINGLE PO for $240 for the month of October.  The class will go September - January.

SCHEDULE: The class will start the week of Sept. 8, 9, or 12, 2022, and finish the week of Jan. 23-27, 2023.



Todd will also teach a SEMESTER LONG (16 weeks) Woodworking class in several locations.  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.  See the schedule for the multiple sites for woodworking classes.  

COST: Woodworking class is $440/student for the semester plus the cost of the wood they need for class at independent sites, and $460/student at learning centers (ILA and PC Prep).



Todd will teach an Aviation Science class in several sites; in Torrance on Thursday afternoons 1:45-2:45 at the same park as the PE class, in Temecula on Fridays 10:00-11:15, Orange County at a home site Tuesdays 12:00-1:30, and possibly some other sites.  The class will cover aerodynamics, engines, flight rules & regulations, airspace, flight controls, aviation weather, and more.  There will be field trips including a rocket shoot, radio control airplane flying, and a museum field trip.  There are pictures of the Aviation Class activities from last year as well as Todd's aviation background on the Aviation Page of this website.  Sign up on the registration page.  Contact Todd if you would like a class for your group.

COST: $440/student for the 16-week class. 


Coach Nash will run multiple club volleyball teams in southern California.  The teams are open to all students regardless of school status, grades 6-12, and will be broken down by age and ability, with separate teams for boys and girls.  We will have multiple practices available each week in various sites.  Each geographical area, Orange County and North San Diego County, will have 2 practices/week.  Practices will be outdoors in parks, keeping the cost down.  Many other clubs can cost $600-$800/month and more.  This club will be the lowest cost club volleyball around, and your athletes will gain skills and have fun!   Click on the page VOLLEYBALL TEAMS to get all the details.  Click on SIGN UP to register for the Knights Club Volleyball program for the winter and spring.



For anyone who is out of range for the class, whose schedule does not work with my class schedule, or who still has family or medical reasons for needing to stay distant from large groups, you may register for the virtual class for the semester.  We will cover the same material as the in-person classes, and the virtual class will go for 16 weeks for the fall semester as well.  You may register for the virtual class on this website.  The COST of the virtual class is $260 for PE, and $460 for Woodworking or Aviation Science, payable by lump sum check before the class starts, or payable by PO - please make it a lump sum PO for the month of October for $260 or $460.  You will be sent the web address for the virtual classes AFTER you have registered on my website and AFTER you have paid by check or delivered to me a PO for the entire semester.  It will not be an open website - it will be password enabled.  The class will follow the same schedule as the other classes listed above.  There will be 16 class sessions online, designed for your students to learn the same content as the in-person classes, on the same schedule.

All classes will be taught in person by Todd Nash at each of the sites listed below.  


FALL CLASS SCHEDULE for California Athletics Independent classes.  You can register for all of these classes on this website by clicking on SIGN UP.   These classes will be Starting the week of Sept 12, 2022 for all sites EXCEPT the Friday classes in Temecula: which will start Sept 9, 2022.


9:00-10:00       Escondido PE

1:00-2:00         Vista ASES

2:15-3:15         Vista ASES

3:30-5:00         Escondido VB TEAM Practice


12:00-1:30       Lake Forest AVIATION SCIENCE

3:30-5:00         OC Volleyball TEAM Practice San Clemente


2:15-3:25         Mission Viejo Woodworking

3:30-5:00         OC Volleyball TEAM Practice Mission Viejo



12:30-1:30       Torrance PE Class

1:45-2:45         Torrance Aviation Science Class

3:15-4:45         Torrance Woodworking Class (Chavira home)


10:00-11:15      Temecula Aviation Science

11:15-12:45      Temecula Woodworking

1:00-2:00          Temecula PE

3:00-4:30          Escondido Volleyball TEAM practice

There are classes at both ILA OC and PC Prep in SJC - register on their site, NOT her eon this site for the below classes:


8:30-9:25         Pickleball ILA OC

9:30-10:25       PE ILA OC

12:30-1:55       Woodworking ILA OC


8:00-9:00         Pickleball PC Prep Capo Beach

9:30-11:00       Woodworking PC Prep Capo Beach


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 the amount listed below 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 - Independent (Fall 2022): $240 check/PO for the 16-week semester class.  POs should be issued for October for a lump sum of $240. 

  • ILA or PC Prep PE or Pickleball Class: $260 for semester.

  • Virtual PE Class: Check or PO for $260 for the semester class, make the PO for October, checks at the start of class.

  • Woodworking at any Independent site: $440 for the semester.  Make PO for $440 lump sum for October, or 2 POs for $220 each in October and December if the school will not issue a single lump-sum, but have both of the POs issued before the class starts.  Checks: $440 at the start, or $220 each at the first class and Nov 1st.

  • Woodworking at ILA or PC Prep $460.

  • Club Volleyball Team: $150 per month, pay for 2 months at a time.

  • Aviation Science Class: Make check for $440 to Todd Nash and mail to the address below before the first class.  For Charter school POs, make PO for either $440 for October, or for $220 in October and $220 in December, delivering both POs to Todd before the class starts.

  • For Charter School POs: PO should be for EITHER the full class amount at the start, OR half each in the 2nd and 4th month of the class, both issued at the start of the class.

  • NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS FROM CHARTERS WILL BE ACCEPTED!  Must be LUMP SUMS ONLY!  Either for the full amount of the class, or for two halves as listed above.

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

Todd Nash

725 Karena Ct

Vista, CA 92083


Cell: 760-458-9753 

DIRECTIONS to each site:

Mon 9:00-10:00 Escondido PE: Washington Park, 501 N Rose Ave, Escondido.  Meet in the parking lot or on the basketball court.

Mon 3:30-5:00 VB Practice Escondido: Jesmond Dene Park.  Turn left inside the entrance, meet at the field behind the baseball outfield fences.

Tues 12:00-1:30 Aviation Science Laguna Hills: We will meet at a private house in Lake Forest neat the cross streets of Bake Pkwy and Toledo Way.  The specific address will be emailed to those who register to protect the privacy of our host family.

Tues 3:30-5:00 Volleyball TEAM practice San Clemente:  Jim Johnson Sports Park, exit I-5 at Hermosa, turn west (toward the ocean), right at 1st light, park is on the right.  Meet before the bathrooms on the right side in the grass, between the soccer field and the bathrooms.

Wed 2:15-3:25 Mission Viejo Woodworking: House near cross streets Crown Valley Pkwy & Marguerite just east of I-5 at Crown Valley Pkwy.  Exact address will be emailed to those who enroll to protect the privacy of the host family.

Wed 3:30-5:00 VB Team Practice: Cordova Park, Mission Viejo.  26931 El Retiro, Mission Viejo.  Meet at the intesection of El Retiro and Nubles in the grassy area.

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

Thurs 1:45-2:45 Torrance Aviation Class: Guenser Park.  We will meet at the picnic tables.

Thurs 3:15-4:45 Torrance Woodworking:  We will be meeting at a home near the intersection of @ 77th St and Cowan Ave in LA, just 10 minutes north of Guenser Park.  The actual address of the class will be emailed to those who register to protect the privacy of the host family.

Fri 10:00-11:15 Temecula Aviation Science: Holly Albao House, 41705 Yorba Ave, Temecula

Fri 11:15-12:45 Temecula Woodworking: Holly Albao House, 41705 Yorba Ave, Temecula

Fri 1:00-2:00 Temecula Fundamentals of Sports PE: Holly Albao House, 41705 Yorba Ave, Temecula

Fri 3:00-4:30 Volleyball TEAM Escondido practice:  Jesmond Dene Park, Escondido.

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HOMEWORK for PE CLasses. Do these exercises as taught in classes 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.


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.