Sports in Juneau

Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Saturday, July 15

• JRC/The Alaska Club Governor's Cup - The JRC/The Alaska Club Governor's Cup features a 5-kilometer run, along with 1-mile and half-mile runs for kids. The 5K starts at 9 a.m. at the courthouse on 4th and Main while the kids' runs kick off at 10 a.m. on the bike path south of Hospital Drive. Info: Caro Rosier-Polley, 586-8161, rosier-polley@gci.net.

• Eaglecrest Time Trial - The Juneau Freewheelers are sponsoring the Eaglecrest Time Trial race. The race starts at 10 a.m. on the Douglas Bridge. Info: www.juneaufreewheelers.com.

Wednesday, July 19

• East Glacier Trial Tangle - This Southeast Road Runners race is about 6 miles and starts at 6 p.m. at the Trailhead past Garnet Street off Mendenhall Loop Road. Info: Robert Sowers, robertsowers2004@hotmail.com, or Joann Quigg, 789-7549.

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MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS

• Ultimate Frisbee pickup games - On Sundays in August from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., there will be ultimate frisbee pickup games at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Beginners are welcome. Info: Cody Bennett, 790-2639, 790cody@gmail.com, or Mona Yarnall, 789-0263, moyarnall@gmail.com.

• Youth football coaches needed - The Juneau-Douglas Officials Association is looking for individuals to be football officials. Officiating is a great way to not just watch the games, but to become an active participant in them. The first meeting for the year is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at the large conference room in the downtown library. Info: Juneau-Douglas Officials Association, 789-3852.

• High School Volleyball Clinic - The high school volleyball clinic for students in grades 9-12 will take place July 28-30 at the University of Alaska Southeast recreation center. All sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration deadline is July 19 and forms can be printed at www.uas.alaska.edu/rec/ or mailed and faxed in. Fee is $100. Info: Phil Paramore, 796-6545, phil.paramore@uas.alaska.edu.

• Kids' Camps at JRC/The Alaska Club valley location - Camps will be going on through August 18 at the JRC/The Alaska Club valley location. Day camps for youth ages 6-12 include different activities such as tennis, racquetball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, volleyball, frisbee golf, step aerobics and more. Info: 789-2181 x305.

• Women's Classic Soccer League - The Women's Classic Soccer League, sponsored by the Capital City Soccer League, will start in early July. No previous soccer experience is necessary while new and older players are welcome to join. Games are once a week and usually on Sundays or Mondays. Info: CCSL, 523-9196 or admin@juneausoccer.com.

• Treadwell Arena Summer Schedule - Treadwell Arena will host a variety of summer activities this season, which will run from June 5 to August 11. There will be open gym Monday-Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be drop-in lacrosse from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Drop in roller hockey for kids 12 and under will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., followed by roller hockey for athletes 13 and older from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Every Friday night, there will be disco roller rink form 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Info: 586-0410 or www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink.

• Thunder Mountain Sports Camps - Registration has begun for Thunder Mountain Sports Camps. Thunder Mountain Sports Camps have put on soccer and baseball camps for Juneau Parks and Recreation for the last 16 years. The camps feature a positive environment along with instruction from local coaches, along with high school and college coaches from the Lower 48. There is the Regular soccer camp on July 31-August 4, the Advanced Soccer Camp on July 24-28 and the Baseball Camp on July 24-28. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Volunteer soccer coaches needed - The Juneau Parks and Recreation Department is looking for people who are knowledgeable about soccer and enjoy working with youth to be soccer coaches. Interested coaches need to file a volunteer application and a copy of an Interested Persons Report. Coaches may be at least 15 years old. The season runs from July 8 to September 16. The commitment is no more than four hours per week. Teams usually have one weekday practice and one Saturday game. Info: Andrea Carioti, 586-5226.

• Juneau Women's Golf League - The Juneau Women's Golf League is looking for women interested in playing golf. No prior experience is necessary to participate. Clubs and carts can be rented at the Mendenhall Golf Course. League play will be every Thursday at 6 p.m. Golfers may want to contact the course if weather is questionable. Info: Mendenhall Golf Course, 789-1221; Donna Schultz, 789-3996; Lynne Gregg, 790-1960.

• Juneau Youth Football League volunteers needed - The Juneau Youth Football League is looking for volunteers to fill coaching and board vacancies. If you are interested in working with some of Juneau's young athletes or help shape youth football in Juneau, this would be the position for you. Info: Robyn Holloway, 209-8437.

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OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING

• 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-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.

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