SPORTS IN JUNEAU

Posted: Thursday, June 05, 2008

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday-Sunday, June 6-8

• Minda Chamberlin Memorial Softball Tournament - The Minda Chamberlin memorial Softball Tournament will take place June 6-8 in Juneau.Rules and regulations are available at www.juneausoftball.com. Info: Lorri, 463-3633.

Saturday, June 7

• Spring Tide Scramble - The Southeast Road Runners will sponsor the Spring Tide Scramble with the 4-mile Mud Run and 7-mile Mountain Run. Both races start and finish at the Fish Creek parking log on North Douglas Highway. The Mud Run is an out-and-back course from the parking area, crossing the Mendenhall Wetlands at low tide with a turnaround at the east end of the airport dike trail. The Mountain Run is a loop course following the Fish Creek Trail, Eaglecrest Road and crossing the wetlands. Race-day registration starts at 9:15 a.m. Pre-register at both JRC/The Alaska Club locations, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter and Pavitt Health & Fitness. Info: David Thomson, 586-1363, thomson@gci.net.

Monday-Friday, June 16-20

• Crimson Bear Youth Football Camp - The Crimson Bear Youth Football Camp, sponsored by the Juneau Youth Football League, will take place June 16-20 at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field. Sessions will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. each day with an early drop-off at 8 a.m. Cost is $90, $110 for the early drop off. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-12 and includes a t-shirt and water bottle. This is a non-contact camp designed to teach proper fundamentals in a friendly environment. Applications are due five days before the start of camp and walk-up registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis on the first day of camp. Info: Rich Sjoroos, 789-4070 or 957-2586, www.juneaufootball.com.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Soccer referee clinic - Certification for USSF entry-level soccer referees will be offered Monday, June 9, from 6-9 p.m. at the Mendenhall Library. Classes will be held each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. for two weeks, with review and test on Saturday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants must attend all classes. Registration fee is $75. Open to all ages and experience levels. Books will be provided. Class locations will vary. Info: Tim Cottongim, 789-7924, tdcottongim@gci.net.

• Juneau Douglas Ice Association girls division - Girls ages 6-12 with an interest in playing in an all-female hockey division of the Juneau Douglas Ice Association are encouraged to email the JDIA with their intentions. Please leave child's name, age, contact info, e-mail address and phone number by June 30. Info: jdiamail@gmail.com, usahockey.com/juneaudouglasice/.

• Lowtide Ladies Golf Association - The Lowtide Ladies Golf Association is for women interested in playing golf. Beginners are welcome. Clubs and carts can be rented at the course. Play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. through August 28. Golfers should contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221, Donna Schultz, 789-3996 or Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.

• Tuesday Night Best Ball Golf League - This fun golf competition is for men and women of all skills. Every person is selected to a team to compete for points in a best-ball format. Players pay greens fees and a $5 weekly entry fee. Prizes are awarded at season's end. Register at Mendenhall Golf or just join on any Tuesday night. Start time is 6 p.m. Info: Mike Strasser, 463-1252.

• Juneau Parks and Recreation youth outdoor soccer, start smart and Thunder Mountain sports camps registration - Registration is underway at the Juneau Parks and Recreation office, online, fax, and at the Zach Gordon Youth Center. Info: Parks and Rec, 586-5226, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us, www.juneau.org/parkrec/youth/youthsports.php.

• Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska - The Ultimate Frisbee Players of Southeast Alaska will hold league play will take place 9-11 p.m. Wednesdays and 7-9 p.m. Sundays in May at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field at 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Sundays in June. The league is open to players off all ages and ability levels. Info: David Job, 586-3845 or Andy White, 957-2985, rockstar_andy@yahoo.com.

• Capital City Soccer League - The Capital City Soccer League will be hosting a number of leagues this season:

Open adult soccer - CCSL will hold open soccer on June 8 and 15 from 5-7 p.m. On Wednesdays June 4 and 11 will be from 6-8 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. on June 18. Games will take place at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field.

Men's Competitive League - This division runs June through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Teams are sponsored by local businesses and there will be no draft this year.

Women's Competitive League - This league runs August through September and is for experienced players ages 15 and up. Sponsor fee is $400 and player fee is $40.

Co-ed Masters - This is a pick-up league for players over 30. Experience varies. Games are played April through June and September through October. Fee is $20 and referees are not provided. Spring games will be played at the turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School.

Classic Women's League - This league is for new women players and experienced players who do not want to play in a competitive league. Games run from June to September. This is a great league for players who have never played before but want to learn. Fee is $50. For players ages 15 and up.

7-a-side Tournament - The annual 7-a-side tourney will take place in Juneau. This double-elimination tourney features 30-minute games. Individuals are placed randomly on teams with at least three members of each gender. Participation is open to players 16 and up of all skill levels. Games are at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

Info: CCSL, 523-9196, www.juneausoccer.com.

• JDHS turf field available - The turf field by Juneau-Douglas High School is available for community use. The charge for reserving the field is $5 per hour for non-profit youth groups, $10 per hour for non-profit adult groups and $15 per hour for all other groups. Individuals and groups are asked to keep food, drink, gum and animals off the field. Info: Community Schools at 523-1773.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• Dzantik'i Heeni open gym - Community Schools in cooperation with the PEP grant is sponsoring open gyms at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School on Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. for youth in grades 6-12. There is no charge and youth are encouraged to bring a basketball or volleyball. Info: Community Schools, 523-1774.

• 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.

• 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 crawlstroke and backstroke. Info: Augustus Brown swim pool, 586-5325.

• Basketball/volleyball court rentals available - The Juneau Community Schools program has basketball/volleyball court rental times available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The cost to rent the court is $20 per hour, which must be paid at the time of rental. This is for adult activities only. Info: Juneau Community Schools, 463-1717.

• 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 Recreation Hikes Hotline. Always remember to bring plenty of food and water, wear warm layers of clothing and proper footwear for the hike. No dogs or firearms are 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: Juneau Department of Parks and Recreation Hikes Hotline, 586-0428.

• JRC The Alaska Club Kids Camps - For ages 5-12, the camps are held all summer. There are one-week day camps for multi-sport: basketball, tennis, racball, soccer, games and outdoor activities. Open to the Public. Packets are available at www.thealaskaclub.com or either location. Info: 789-2181 ext 305.

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