Kids’ sports heat up for summer

Phil Sandoval

sst … hey kids. Looking for something to do this summer?

Team sport clubs and organizations throughout the area are offering summer activities for boys and girls of all ages.

Track and field

Interested in running?

The Glenwood Springers track club starts its summer season on May 27. Team practices are conducted from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons at the Glenwood Springs High School track, through early August.

The goal of the Springers track club is to introduce children, ages 8-18, to the sport of track and field. The track club also teaches the value of proper nutrition and warm-up techniques.

The Springers plan to attend six to 10 track meets this summer, ranging from the local Hershey track meet on June 11 at Stubler Memorial Field to possible participation in Junior Olympic meets in Phoenix and Miami.

An information and sign-up meeting for old and new members will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 21, at the Glenwood Springs Middle School cafetorium.

Cost is $75 with family discounts and scholarships available.


More interested in staying cool while getting a workout?

Joining the Sopris Barracuda or the Rifle Stingray club swim teams could be in your future.

The Barracudas started team practice this week, but will accept new swimmers, according to head coach Howard Jay.

In May, practices are held weekdays from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Hot Springs Pool.

On June 2, the team practices shift to 7:30-9:30 a.m.

The final number of meets a swimmer can participate in depends on quaification times.

The Barracuda’s schedule includes meets throughout the Western Slope and the Denver Metro area.

Cost is $150. Further information and registration can be obtained by calling Jay at 945-8237 or 384-5400.

Rifle kids ages 7-18 can sign-up for the Stingrays at the Rifle Recreation Department office at City Hall, 212 Railroad Avenue.

Cost is $125, with a $25 add or drop fee. Team practices begin May 19 at the Art Dague Pool, adjoining Metro Park.


Are hoops your forte?

In New Castle, the 4 Seasons Basketball School will conduct day camps, leagues and team tournaments throughout the summer.

Program director Mike Cox said the 4 Seasons Basketball School will hold a Saturday league for boys and girls weekly at the Riverside School gymnasium.

The 5th grade and younger league plays at 1:30 p.m. A league for 6th and 7th graders follows at 3 p.m., for 8th grade at 4:30 p.m., and for high school students at 6 p.m.

Additionally, Cox plans to conduct one- to three-day camps in July and August.

Registration for programs can be done online through the 4 Seasons Basketball School Web site at or by calling Cox at 984-0332.

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