Area Sports Briefs
Three Rivers Youth Football is hosting a mandatory skills camp for all fifth- and sixth-graders playing football in Glenwood Springs this fall. The camp is tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Middle School fields. It is also a good opportunity for any players not yet registered to sign up and participate in the camp. Wear cleats and athletic clothes and bring water.Information: Susie Kellogg, 384-0268.
Coal Ridge High School’s fall sports practices begin Monday, Aug. 11. That day’s schedule, by sport, is as follows: football players report at 3:30 p.m. for a 4-8 p.m. practice; volleyball, 4-8 p.m.; cross country, 7-8 a.m.; boys soccer, 6-8 a.m. and 8-9 p.m.; cheer, 5-7 p.m.On Tuesday, all teams will attend a morning session that finishes by 10 a.m. Practice times for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be the same as Monday. Coaches will let teams know on Monday if there will be practice on Saturday.
Coal Ridge will be hosting an all-sports parent night Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. in the school’s main gym. Covered will be the new athletic code of conduct policies from 7-7:30 p.m. and, from 7:30-8:15 p.m., the fall sports parents will meet with fall coaches to review expectations for the season.
Volleyball is scheduled to practice Aug. 11 from 6:30-8:30 a.m. and then from 5-7 p.m. Monday through Friday.Boys soccer 6:30-7:30 a.m. at the middle school starting Aug. 11 and 5:30-7 p.m. at River Valley Ranch soccer field. The football team will be holding an organizational meeting at 7:30 a.m. Monday at the high school. Physicals will be collected.On Aug. 13, RFHS is hosting a meet-the-coaches night at 7 p.m. for the soccer, volleyball, golf and football programs. The meeting will take place at the school.Every RFHS athlete needs to have a physical completed before they participate.
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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.