Area Sports Briefs
The Glenwood Springs Soccer Club is beginning tryouts for its fall competitive league this week. Any players, 11 to 18 years old, interested in competing in the advanced bracket next fall must attend a tryout session and complete registration by June 30. All players should bring a small school picture and new players should provide a copy of their birth certificate.Tryouts will be held at Colorado Mountain College’s Gates soccer field at the following times: boys 11-14, May 27, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; girls 11-18, May 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. There will be one final session June 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for any players unable to attend their age group’s tryout.No tryout is required for players 7 to 14 years old who plan to play in the developmental bracket. These players should register for the fall season by July 15.Parents: register early. Late fees will be charged and late registration will be wait-listed until roster positions come available.
Registration is open for the 5K Walk/Run For Their Lives race, which will be held June 7 in Silt. The race will start and finish at the Stone Ridge Park behind the old Roy Moore Elementary School.The race starts at 8:30 a.m., with registration being held from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Registration is $15 before June 6 and should be sent to: Sandy Burns, 1410 Ballard Ave., Silt, 81652. A $5 late fee will be applied to all race-day registrations.The event benefits the Pauline S. Schneegas Wildlife Foundation (which is also what checks should be made payable to). A silent auction will be held at the Silt Fire Station (at 611 Main St.) immediately following the race. Information: 876-2081.
The Glenwood Hot Springs Pool is offering a Learn to Swim program – for children of all ages and skill levels – taught by American Red Cross-certified instructors (most are also certified lifeguards).One six-week session will be offered June 16 through July 31, excluding the week of July 1 for the Fourth of July. Classes are offered Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6 p.m. or from 6:15 to 7 p.m. for all levels. Class sizes are limited to between four and 10 students to ensure each student receives individual attention. Register either June 7 or June 14 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. in the Hot Springs Pool lobby. The cost is $70 for pool pass holders and athletic club members or $80 for non-members. Registration forms and activity waivers must be signed in person.Information: 947-2955, ext. 652; pick up a flyer in the pool lobby.
Registration for the 24th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon will open May 31 at triglenwood.com. The race date is Sept. 7. Do not delay as the race fills quickly.
The second annual High Skills Girls Basketball Camp will be held at the Glenwood Springs Middle School Gymnasium June 9-12. The camp is open to all area girls in grades six through 12 (grades based on the 2008-2009 school year). The cost for the camp is $50 and includes a T-shirt and nightly instruction from local coaches. The June 11 camp day will feature former Mesa State men’s basketball coach Doug Schakel, who will be presenting his Shot Doctor Clinic. Former Roaring Fork coach Roger Walters will be at camp on June 12 presenting some of his favorite offensive and defensive drills for player improvement. Camp applications are available at area middle and high schools or by contacting Rich at 618-7956. Pre-register as space is limited to 50 campers.
UNC’s coaches and players will be at Coal Ridge High School June 12-14 to put on a volleyball camp. The camp is open to seventh- through 12th-grade girls. The camp will consist of two intensive training sessions each day from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The cost is $125. For registration information, contact Denise Greene at email@example.com or 984-3813.
The Coal Ridge volleyball staff and players will be hosting two kids camps this summer. Camp is open to kids pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The camps will be held June 17-19 and July 8-10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Coal Ridge High School. The cost is $40 for one session or $60 for both sessions. Pre-register by June 13 by contacting Denise Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-3813.
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Amid hundreds of cleat-footed little leaguers casually gathered along the first baseline, the glare of parents’ sunglasses deflecting the early morning sun, coach Troy Phillips began a trip down memory lane.