Area Sports Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Carbondale Recreation Department will be offering a developmental, recreational basketball program for boys and girls, grades three through six, beginning Jan. 7, 2008. The cost is $45. Registration forms can be picked up at the Carbondale Town Hall. The registration deadline is today (Friday, Dec. 14.) Information: 704-4115.

The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club has opened registration for the spring 2008 season. There are teams for players four to 18 years of age. Registration closes on Jan. 15, 2008, so visit the club Web site at for more information. Help us go green as on-line registration is now available on the Web site. Paper registration forms will also be available at Glenwood area schools, the Glenwood Springs Library, the Community Center or by request. Contact the soccer club at 945.6091 or email Practices begin late March and the season opens April 5. Late registration does not guarantee a spot on a team, so register before Jan. 15.

The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department is still accepting registration forms for youth hoops at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Local youth boys and girls grades third through sixth are eligible to participate. Age is determined as of Dec. 31 of the current year. Girls and boys will learn the fundamentals of basketball through practice and games in a fun and engaging forum. Practices and games will be held Monday-Thursday from 4 p.m. 8 p.m. at the Community Center starting Jan. 7. Registrations are being taken on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be a $5 late fee for registrations taken after Dec. 1. Fees for participation are as follows: Resident $45 and non-resident $48. Only athletic shoes are allowed for participation. Information: Recreation Department, 384-6301 or go to and download a registration form for the 2007-08 Youth Hoops Season.

Basalt Recreation is offering one more indoor soccer camp in December. This camps is designed to help aspiring soccer players work on their technique and learn new skills to make them more rounded competitors. The camp, for fifth, sixth and seventh grades, will be held Dec. 17-21 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Basalt Longhorn MVP Cy Eaton will instruct it. Cost for the camp is $100. Information: or 927-8214.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge will be having its annual hoop shoot – a competition for children ages 8 to 13 – on Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Middle School.Participants shoot a total of 25 free throws. The event is free and prizes and trophies will be awarded. Winners compete in a district competition in Rifle.All contestants must bring a copy of their birth certificate. Divisions are set by age as of April 1, 2008. Information: Terry Galbreath, 379-3821.

The Carbondale Recreation Department’s Outdoor Club is holding a series of outings this winter. The following trips will be offered at varied prices: Dec. 26, Hot Springs Pool and a movie; Dec. 28, Aspen cross-country skiing and the Aspen Recreation Center; Jan. 2, Aspen trails snowshoe and the ARC; Jan. 21, backcountry skiing on Williams Peak; Jan. 25, cross-country skiing and Carbondale’s Clay Center.Information: Becky, 704-4116, or visit Carbondale Town Hall.

The Carbondale Recreation Department is again holding youth skiing programs – the Snow Riders Club and Freestyle Club. First-graders and up can participate in this program, which begins Jan. 5, 2008, and is held at Sunlight Mountain Resort.Registration forms are available at the Carbondale Recreation Department, which provides transportation to and from Sunlight. Information: 704-4115.

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