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Interested in learning the sport of roller derby? Get a killer workout and build confidence with the Intro to Roller Derby class at the Glenwood Springs Community Center rink.

Beginners learn the basics of building good skate form, how to fall safely and with style. You will learn the techniques of jamming and blocking skills all while working on endurance.

At the end of six weeks, participants show off what they have learned by hosting a scrimmage for family and friends. You must be at least 18 years old and female and all class participants must bring their own equipment, consisting of quad skates, knee/wrist/elbow pads, helmet and mouth guard.



The next session runs Mondays from July 2-Aug. 6 from 6-8 p.m. The fee is $45 for community center members or $55 for non-members.

Call 384-6301 for more information.



It’s time to gather your team of six players for the fourth annual Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3v3 Soccer Tournament. This year’s event takes place the weekend of June 8-10 at Gates Soccer Park, which is located on Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus in Glenwood Springs.

The annual tournament honors the passion of Emily Johnson, a Coal Ridge High School soccer player and captain who was tragically killed in an ATV accident in November 2008. All proceeds support three scholarships given to local high school seniors in Johnson’s name.

Kicking off the weekend on Friday, June 8, will be the Emily Johnson Play it Forward All-Star Exhibition Game featuring 4A and 3A All-Western Slope League high school players. The boys will play at 5 p.m., with the girls following at 7 p.m.

The 3v3 tournament begins Saturday morning at 8 a.m. and continues through Sunday for U8 to U18 boys and girls teams as well as co-ed adult teams in both recreational and competitive divisions.

Register your teams today at http://www.EmilyJohnsonPlayitForward.org. The cost is $150 per team ($25 per player), which guarantees at least three games as well as a goodie bag and tournament T-shirt. Refreshments will be available. There will be a silent auction Saturday morning.

Questions? Email playitforward@ sopris.net.

Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation is putting on a co-ed quads summer sand volleyball league this summer.

The cost is $120 for resident teams or $140 for nonresident teams if signed up before June 15 or $140 for resident teams or $160 for nonresident teams after. Play begins July 2. The registration and fee deadline is June 29.

At least one female must be on the court at all times. The 4-on-4 matches will be played Mondays at 6, 7 or 8 p.m. at Sayre Park and/or Chomp’s Deli.

The season is seven weeks long and will be followed by an end-of-season tournament.

Sign up at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Call 384-6301 for more information.

The High Skills Girls Basketball Camp will be held at the Glenwood Springs Middle School gymnasium June 11-13 from 6-8 p.m. each evening.

The camp is open to all area girls in the fifth through eighth grades for a cost of $40. High school girls may also attend, and participate as counselors/coaches for $25.

The camp will focus on individual offensive skills and drills with several area coaches in attendance each evening.

Applications can be picked up at local schools or by calling 618-7956 or 945-0979. The camp will benefit local animal shelters.

The 2012 Demons Youth Basketball Camp is slated for June 11-14 at the Glenwood Springs High School gymnasium.

The camp is for male and female athletes entering the fourth through ninth grades. Fourth- through sixth-graders meet from 9-11 a.m. each day, while seventh- through ninth-graders go from noon-2 p.m.

Camp instruction will emphasize the following: positive team attitude, motivation and goal setting, shooting, passing, ballhandling and dribbling, defensive concepts and total player development.

Players should wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes and bring a water bottle.

Glenwood Springs High School boys basketball head coach Cory Hitchcock is the camp director.

Contact Hitchcock at (970) 901-7118 or at gshsboysbasketball@yahoo.com for more information.

Enrollment is limited to 100 campers per session.


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