Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, April 17, 2009

UPCOMING EVENTS

Saturday, April 18

• Heart of Hospice run/walk - 5K and 1-mile walk, 9 a.m., Twin Lakes. To benefit Hospice and Home Care of Juneau. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Volunteers to help set up at 8 a.m. appreciated. Bagels, donuts, juice, water and T-shirts available. For 18 and under, $15 pre-registration and $20 on race day; for 19 and older, $20 pre-registration and $25 on race day. Pre-register by 4 p.m. the day before. Details: Tony, 463-3987 or tlyorba@gci.net.

Saturday, April 18

• Alaska Elite Cheer Clinic - Come join the competition team and coaches to learn basic cheerleading skills and an introduction to cheer stunting and tumbling at the Thunder Mountain High School main gym. The clinic includes an elite T-shirt, instruction and show for parents. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m., the clinic starts at Noon and the parent show starts at 3 p.m. Have an early lunch, be dressed to work out and bring a water bottle. A light, healthy snack will be provided. For more informatiton, contact Carlene Nore at 780-6585.

April 19, 26

• Soccer tryouts - The Juneau Soccer Club invites all youth, grades 5-10, to participate in competitive tryouts for summer tournament play. Tryouts are to be held at Adair Kennedy outdoor turf field and at the JDHS downtown turf field. Bring cleats, ball and water bottle to teh time and date that fits your birth date. Players must attend at least one tryout to be considered, but players are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions. The tryout fee is $25 with a signed JSC registration form. No fee for current JSC members. Registration forms are available at the tryout or online at www.juneausoccer.org. For more information contact Marty McKeown at 790-2184 or Matt Dusenberry at 586-3053.

Thursday, April 23

• Softball Rules Clinic - The Juneau Sports Association will hold the 2009 Juneau Softball Rules Clinic at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School gym. Each team must have a representative present to pick up the manager packet. There will also be sign-ups for the one pitch tournament. Contact the JSA office at 463-3633 or info@juneausoftball.com for more info.

Saturday, April 25

• Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swimming show - Ten girls from the Juneau Aurora Knights synchronized swimming team will join 10 girls from Canada in its annual show from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 25 at Augustus Brown Swimming Pool. The show is free and open to the public.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Juneau Cheer Club offers elite snow removal - As long as there is snow, the Juneau Cheer Club will offer elite snow removal anywhere in Juneau from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends and 4 to 7 p.m. on weekdays. These hard-working young athletes are trying to raise money for uniforms and competition travel. Info: Monica Casipit, 790-3099.

• Classic Women's Soccer - Classic Women's Soccer is held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Fridays and began on Jan. 9. There will be 14 games. Cost is $49. Bring a light and dark shirt. Coed Masters Soccer is 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays and began Jan. 9. There will be 14 games. Cost is $49. Male players must be over 30 years of age. Bring a light and dark shirt. Open soccer is 9 to 10 p.m. Tuesday nights and began Jan. 6. Cost is $4. New this winter is Competitive Coed Soccer, held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday nights and began Jan. 10. There will be eight games, and games may be added if enough players register to cover costs. Cost is $35. This will be run in the same format as Coed Masters. It will be played in a pick-up format. Bring a light and dark shirt. Registrations available at www.juneausoccer.com and at the field house. Info: e-mail admin@juneausoccer.com.

• Youth referees needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for referees for the upcoming youth basketball season. If you have any knowledge of the game of basketball, or have any experience playing or reffing, we would love to have your help. You will get paid for each game you referee. The season runs from January 17-March 14. For more information, please contact Cody Anderson at 586-5226.

• Adult soccer - Men's and women's competitive indoor soccer league at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse. Open adult soccer is Tuesday nights, 9-10 p.m. Cost is $4. Classic Women and Coed Masters also are ongoing, Friday nights until April 24. Cost is $49. Information and registrations forms are available at www.juneausoccer.com or by e-mailing Kris or Jenni at admin@juneausoccer.com.

• Juneau Skating Club - The Juneau Skating Club's final session of the year begins March 6. Classes meet one time per week for six weeks. Group lessons meet either Friday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or Saturday mornings from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Hockey skills classes start at 10:30 a.m. March 8. Registration forms and other information are available at www.juneauskatingclub.org or at the rink. Questions can be directed to JSC Coaches at juneausk8@hotmail.com or 523-9115.

• Mount Jumbo Gym pre-school open gym - Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult, at a maximum ratio of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats available. This program is open to parents or caregivers of youth age 1-6, Monday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Bring clean dry shoes and a snack. Closed on all city holidays. Info: Myiia Whistler, 586-5226 or Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.

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ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School court rentals - Community Schools has court rental times available, starting at 9 a.m., on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Cost is $20 per hour, per court, which must be paid at the time of rental. Info: 780-2075.

• Open gyms - Community Schools is offering open gyms from 3 to 5 p.m. Sundays at Thunder Mountain High School. Cost is $3 per person. Participants are asked to bring their own balls. For more information, call 780-2073.

• Evening masters swimming program - The Augustus Brown pool hosts a twice-weekly evening masters swimming program. The program will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and is designed to promote and improve the physical and mental well-being of adults age 19 and older. Participants must be able to swim crawl stroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Wednesday and Saturday hikes - For updates on locations of Wednesday and Saturday group hikes, call the Juneau Parks and Rec Hikes Hotline. Bring plenty of food and water, and wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms allowed. Wednesday hikes are limited to hikers 18 years of age or older. Saturday hikes are open to families, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Info: Hotline, 586-0428.

• Mount Jumbo Gym rentals - Parks and Recreation is accepting reservations for rentals of the Mount Jumbo Gym. The gym is open for rental from until Dec. 30. Rentals can be made noon-1 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturdays and noon-10 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $30 per hour. Terry Miller gym also is available for rent. Info: 586-5226.

• Zach Gordon Youth Center climbing wall - Climbing wall hours are 5-7 p.m. on Mondays, and 3:30-7 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The climbing wall can be used by people of all ages. Climbers age 20-younger climb free, while adults 21-older pay $5 to use the wall. Youth-adult interaction is encouraged, so an adult climbing with a youth pays no fee. Private rental times are available for $25 per hour. Info and scheduling: Zach Gordon Youth Center, 586-2635.

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