Local Sports Briefs: Winter sports programs offered in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of winter sports programs for adults this month.
For volleyball enthusiasts, NCR is offering a Mixed Quads 4 vs. 4 League on Tuesday evenings beginning on Jan. 13. Both team and individual registration is accepted. Cost is $120 per team by Jan. 6 and $25 per individual person.
Also being offered are a 3-on-3 basketball league on Thursdays, 4-on-4 indoor soccer leagues on Mondays, and a pickleball program on Wednesdays.
Preregistration is required for these programs and can be done in person at the New Castle Community Center, at http://www.newcastlerec.com, or by calling 970-984-3352.
Kids sports programs starting in New Castle
The New Castle Recreation Department is offering a variety of winter sports programs for children.
The Lil’ Kickers Futsal Program is for children ages 3-8, and is being offered on Monday evenings beginning in late January. Instructors will focus on teaching the fundamentals of soccer in a positive indoor learning environment.
Slapshot Floor Hockey is offered for ages 8-12 on Thursdays beginning in late January. It will teach participants the basic skills needed in hockey.
Lil’ Hoop Stars Basketball will be held on Wednesdays for ages 5-8. It will focus on teaching the basic skills of basketball.
Cost for all programs is $40 and is due by Jan. 16.
Preregistration is required for these programs and can be done at the New Castle Community Center, at http://www.newcastlerec.com, or by calling 970-984-3352.
Rifle Parks and Recreation running annual Winter Sports Bus
The Rifle Parks and Recreation Department is running the Sunlight Winter Sports Bus.
The bus offers weekend rides to Sunlight Mountain Resort with stops in Parachute, Rifle, Silt, New Castle and Glenwood Springs.
Cost is $5 per ride and $15 for the season. Pickup times range from 7:15 a.m. in Parachute to 8:30 a.m. at Elk Creek Elementary School in New Castle. Pickup dates vary.
Info: Rifle Recreation, 970-665-6570, or http://www.rifleco.org.
The New Castle Recreation Department is accepting registration for the upcoming Colorado River Valley League boys basketball season.
The CRVL program is for local boys in grades three through six and includes one to two practices a week, with league games on Saturdays in other regional communities and New Castle. Practices begin the week of Jan. 12, and league play continues through early March. Cost is $70 per player by the Friday, Dec. 12 deadline, if there is space available.
Information/registration: 970-984-3352, or http://www.newcastlerec.com.
The Glenwood Springs Grizzlies Pee Wee A team claimed the championship trophy in their age group this past weekend to highlight the performances of teams from the Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association participating in the Colorado Cup hockey tournament in Colorado Springs.
The Grizzlies Pee Wee A team posted a 6-0 record in the tournament, with goalkeeper Rio Kaufmann recording four shutouts while improving to 15-0 this season. The Glenwood Bantam A team also fared well in the tournament, reaching the tournament’s semifinal before it was eliminated after a 3-2 loss to Aspen.
Two other Glenwood teams participated: The Pee Wee B team finished the tournament with a 1-2-1 record while the Glenwood Squirt C team posted a 1-3-0 record during the weekend.
Rifle girls to host weekly kids hoops camps
Rifle High School’s girls basketball team will hold the Lil’ Bearz Basketball Camps throughout the basketball season this winter.
Clinics will be done by the Rifle High girls basketball coaching staff, which will cover fundamentals for all participants. The clinics will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 14. Camps are open to girls and boys in grades 3 through 6.
Cost is $30 per session, with proceeds going to the Rifle High girls basketball program. All participants receive a T-shirt.
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