Sports in Juneau

Posted: Tuesday, September 05, 2006


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Friday, Sept. 8

• Juneau-Douglas High School football - The Crimson Bears (3-1, 2-1 Railbelt) will look to rebounds from their first defeat of the season against Wasilla at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. The junior varsity kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 9

• Wrestling clinic with Wade Schalles - The Juneau Youth Wrestling Club Tornados are sponsoring a one-day wrestling clinic with National Wrestling Hall of Fame member Wade Schalles. Schalles is a four-time collegiate national champion and holds the Guinness Book of World Records mark for all-time wins and pinfalls. The clinic will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the gymnastics club. The clinic is free but wrestlers must have a signed registration. Info: Kris Mercer, 209-0477, or Bob Koenitzer, 789-0874.

Sunday, Sept. 10

• Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament - The annual Puttin' for Paws Charity Disc Golf Tournament takes place Sunday, Sept. 10. at Aant'iyeik Park Disc Golf Course in Auke Bay. The open division registration is at 9:30 a.m. and costs $25 for 36 holes. The winner earns 25 percent of the purse. The amateur division registration is at 12:30 p.m. and costs $10 for 18 holes. Prizes will go out to the winner. The tournament benefits the Gastineau Humane Society. Info: Juneau Disc Golf Association, 463-3353.



• Juneau Soccer Club annual membership meeting - The annual membership meeting for the Juneau Soccer Club is scheduled for Sept. 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School library. The new club season begins Oct. 1 and the membership will be voting on operating budget, electing five board members and signing up for opportunities to support the development of youth soccer in Juneau. Info: Carl Dierking, 789-0618.

• Juneau Soccer Club coaches clinic - This free coaching clinic, sponsored by the Juneau Soccer Club, will be held Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Floyd Dryden gym. Anyone interested in coaching youth soccer in Juneau is encouraged to attend. The clinic is both practical and theoretical and is designed to give coaches the basic principles of coaching youth soccer in grades 4-12. Info: Colin Barton, 789-7479,

• Juneau Soccer Club introductory skills clinic - This free skills clinic will be held Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Floyd Dryden. The Juneau Soccer Club is actively recruiting youth soccer players in grades 4-12 to participate in the many year-round training and playing opportunities provided by the JSC. The introductory clinic is designed to be fun for newcomers, with an emphasis on basic skills, learning moves, ball control and playing in small-sided team games. Players can attend both clinics if they like. Info: Colin Barton, 789-7479,

• Volleyball officials needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for volleyball officials for the 2006 men's and women's fall season. League play begins Sept. 5. Officials are paid $9.36 per match. Info: Parks and Recreation, 586-5226.

• Juneau Golf Club Fall Memorial Classic - The Juneau Golf Club's Fall Memorial Classic will be held at the Canyon Lakes Golf Club in Kennewick, Wash., on Sept. 19-22. Everyone is welcome. Log on to for more information and a tournament entry form. Info: Jeff Bush, 523-9410.

• Juneau Youth Hockey registration - The Juneau-Douglas Ice Association will have youth hockey registration. Space is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For registration forms, go to to print forms.

• Indoor Soccer Registration - The Juneau Parks and Recreation indoor soccer registration will continue through Sept. 1 at the Parks and Recreation office. Forms can be accessed at The season runs from Sept. 30 to Dec. 9. Coaches and referees are needed. Please mail registration forms to 115 S. Seward St., fax to 586-5677. Info: Andrea Carioti, 586-5226.

• Start Smart Program - The Start Smart Sports Development Program is for boys and girls ages 4-5 to prepare them for organized sports without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Parents work with their child to learn basic skills such as throwing, catching, kicking and batting for sports like soccer, baseball, etc. It is a six-week program, one hour per week on Saturdays at Mt. Jumbo Gym from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. running from Oct. 14 to Nov. 18. Fee is $25 and each child will receive a t-shirt, workbook and a participant manual. Register at Info: 586-5226.

• Co-ed Master's Soccer League - The Co-Ed Master's Soccer League is for experienced men and women soccer players over the age of 30. There will be no formal teams and no referees. Field time is for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Games will be played Sundays at the Adair-Kennedy Memorial park. Cost is $20. Info: or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256,

• Football officials 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. Officials are responsible for both Juneau Youth Football Association games and the Juneau-Douglas High School games. Info: Juneau-Douglas Officials Association, 789-3852.

• 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

• 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.



• Treadwell Arena ice time and activities - The Treadwell Arena opens with ice at 8 a.m. on Sept. 5. The arena will be taking ice rental reservations. Log on to for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at

• Mt. Jumbo Gym Preschool Open Gym - The Mt. Jumbo Preschool Open Gym starts Sept. 5. This gym is open to the pblic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to noon for all children ages 1-6. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at a maximum ration of four children to one adult. Play equipment and tumbling mats are provided. There is a $1 per child cost for the program. Punchcards are available at the gym or the Juneau Parks and Recreation office. Cash or chek payment can be made at the gym - no bills over $20 please. 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.

• 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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