On Thursday, July 15, 2021 Todd will host a Volleyball Clinic for Vineyard athletes.  The clinic will start at 10:00 AM and finish at 12:30.  Athletes will work on all of the essential skills in volleyball: passing, setting, hitting, and serving both underhand and overhand.  Athletes and coaches will work on the skills over the net and away from the net with various drills.  The clinic fee is $25/person.  Sign up IMMEDIATELY on this website to participate.  Bring a $25 in cash the day of the clinic for pay the entry fee.  The clinic will be at California Oaks Sports Park in Murrieta.  Meet at the basketball courts. 

COST: $25/athlete


Todd will teach his independent PE classes this year on a SEMESTER basis, keeping them consistent with the rest of the sports classes at independent study class day programs.  This means signing up for the fall semester will mean the whole semester of sports instruction with multiple sports.  This will save work and hassle for you as a parent in signing up and paying or getting POs once instead of twice in the semester.  We will mix up the sports a little more in a true PE class fashion, giving the kids a little more variety of instruction. 


The semester will start the week of Monday, September 20, and go for 16 weeks.  We will start the fall semester with Volleyball instruction, giving the additional opportunity to form a TEAM from the older class members and play games against other home school teams that Todd coaches in SoCal.  There is also a Volleyball Tournament in north Orange County in early November the team could play in.  This portion of the class will include drills to develop skills in passing, setting, hitting, and serving (both underhand and overhand).  Even if your children have taken the volleyball class before, this is instruction they should repeat over and over to develop the skills for this lifelong game.

The second half of the semester will focus on BASEBALL skills.  Students will work on proper throwing form and mechanics (critical to learning to throw correctly), catching the ball (from throws, pop fly's, or grounders), and batting.  There will be a little bit of "instructional games" playing to help students learn the flow of the game, but most time will be spent on individual skill development.  

We will also mix in some recreational games and other sports for a few weeks of the semester as time and weather allow, giving students a good variety of Physical Education throughout the semester.  

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 a choice for an 8 or 10 year old.  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.  And usually they think the 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.


COST: $230/student for the 16 week semester class, a real BARGAIN for a semester of quality instruction!  I prefer a lump sum payment by either charter school PO or by check.  If you are paying out of pocket and need to spread out the payment, you can pay $120 at the start of class, and $110 half way through.  For charter school POs, 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 $230 for the month of December.

SCHEDULE: The class will start the week of September 20, 2021, take off the week of Thanksgiving, the week of Christmas and New Years, and finish the week of January 24-28, 2022.

VIRTUAL CLASS:  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, payable by lump sum check before the class starts, or payable by PO - please make it a lump sum PO for the month of December for $260.  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.

VIRTUAL CLASS SCHEDULE: The class will start the week of September 20, 2021, take off the week of Thanksgiving, the week of Christmas and New Years, and finish the week of January 24-28, 2022.



Todd will also teach a SEMESTER LONG (16 weeks) Woodworking class in Irvine, Torrance, and possibly some other 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.  

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


Todd will teach an Aviation Science class in Torrance with enough enrollments on Thursdays afternoons 1:40-2:40 at the same park as the PE class.  The class will cover aerodynamics, engines, flight rules & regulations, airspace structure, navigation, and more.  There will be 3 field trips including radio control flying, an aerospace museum tour, and either a model rocket shoot OR a trip to the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.  

COST: $440/student for the 16 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 September 20, 2021:


11:15-12:15      Escondido PE Class    


10:45-11:45     Laguna Hills PE Class


12:30-1:30       Torrance PE Class

1:40-2:40         Torrance Aviation Science Class

3:00-4:30         Torrance Woodworking Class


Time TBD         Irvine Woodworking Class

There are many other classes at ILA Orange County, ILA Carlsbad, Park Day Learning Center Brea, and other class sites.  Contact Todd if you would like more information about these sites that may be closer 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): $230 check/$230 PO for the 16 week semester class.  POs should be for the month of December for a lump sum of $230.

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

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

  • Woodworking at any site: $440 for the semester.  Make PO for $440 lump sum for December, or 2 POs for $220 each in November and January, but have both of the POs issued before the class starts.  Checks: $440 at the start, or $220 each at the first class and November 1st.

  • Volleyball Team at ILA OC: $440 for the season.  Make POs for $440 in October, or a check for $440 before the first regular season practice starts.

  • 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 December, 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 for December, OR the 2nd & 4th month of the class for half of the total cost in each PO.  POs must be issued and delivered to Todd before the first class meets at the email address below.

  • 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 11:15-12:15 Escondido: Washington Park.  Meet me in the parking lot on the east end of the park.  We will have class in the grassy area near the tennis courts.

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 PE: Guenser Park.  Meet near the basketball court.

Thurs 1:40-2:40 Torrance Aviation Class: Guenser Park.  We will meet at the picnic tables.

Thurs 3:00-4:30 Torrance Woodworking: Site TBD.  Site TBD, we need a home with a 2 car driveway and power to plug into in front of the house.  Let me know if you can host!

Fri (Time TBD) Irvine Woodworking: Site TBD, we need a home with a 2 car driveway and power to plug into in front of the house.  Let me know if you can host!

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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.