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Friday-Saturday, Oct. 6-7
Juneau-Douglas High School volleyball - The Crimson Bears host their annual Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza this weekend at the Juneau-Douglas High School gym.
MEETINGS / CLINICS / ANNOUNCEMENTS
Juneau Parks and Recreation Youth Indoor Soccer coaches needed - Juneau Parks and Recreation is looking for individuals to coach a youth indoor soccer team. The season runs from Sept. 30 to Dec. 9. One weeknight practice and one game per week. Info: Andrea_Carioti@ci.juneau.ak.us or 586-5226.
Juneau Parks and Recreation Youth Indoor Soccer registration - Roster spots are still available for indoor soccer players ages 8-18. There are weeknight practices and Saturday games from Sept. 30 to Dec. 9. Info: 586-5226.
Juneau Soccer League registration - Registration is underway for the 2006-2007 Juneau Soccer Club season. The season begins on Oct. 1. Youth of all skill levels are invited to develop their soccer skills and love of the game through JSC training programs and competitions. The games are designed for same grade, same gender youth groups and is for grades 4-12. Registration forms and general club information is available at www.juneausoccer.org. Info: Jean Mischel, 789-5806.
Juneau Parks and Recreation Adult Ordway Basketball Team Registration - Ordway Basketball team registration will take place Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. at the Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School Commons. Late registration will take place Oct. 20 at the Juneau Parks and Registration office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. League play begins Nov. 12 and will run through the second week of February. Info: Juneau Parks and Rec, 586-5226. Registration forms available at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/ordway.php
Women's Classic Basketball League - Preseason practice begin in November for the Women's Classic Basketball League. The league is designed for women who enjoy basketball or are new to the game but looking for a non-aggressive league. Games will be played through Jan. 31, once a week on Wednesdays for a total of 10 games. Cost is $47.25 per player and includes use of jersey. Registration forms are due Oct. 27. Info: Juneau Parks and Recreation, 586-5226. Registration forms available at www.juneau.org/parksrec/adult/classic.php
Juneau-Douglas Basketball Officials Association meetings - The Juneau-Douglas Basketball Officials Association meetings start Oct. 11. The meetings will be every Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Room C109 at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. Interested basketball referees for the adult Ordway City League or high school officiating must attend every Wednesday. Ordway begins play on Nov. 12. Info: Dave Pusich, 586-5226 or Mike Kelly at 789-0934 (days) or 789-9699 (evenings).
Gastineau Channel Little League meeting - Members of the Gastineau Channel Little League are invited to the annual meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School. The agenda will include a report from each officer regarding the 2006 season and election to fill three vacancies on the board. If you are interested in serving on the board please contact 789-9803 and a board member will contact you.
Juneau-Douglas High School dance team clinics - The Juneau-Douglas High School dance team is starting training clinics for team tryouts. They will take place Oct. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marie Drake; Oct. 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marie Drake, Oct. 7 from noon to 2 p.m. at Marie Drake; Oct. 9 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the JDHS auxillary gym; Oct. 10 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Marie Drake; Oct. 11 from 5 p.m. until it's done at Marie Drake. Those interested in trying out are encouraged to attend as many training sessions as possible. The tryout is open to all JDHS students. Info: Christa Baxter, 364-3502.
Alaska Day Basketball Clinic - Registration is open for middle school and high school students to attend University of Alaska Southeast's Alaska Day Basketball Clinic over the school break from Oct. 18-20. Clinic features guest coaches from Gonzaga and University of Alaska Fairbanks. Cost is $25 per player, space is limited. Download forms at www.uas.alaska.edu/rec. Info: UAS, 796-6416,
Perspectives on Parenting Student Athletes - University of Alaksa Southeast is hosting this free talk from Jerry Krause, Director of Men's Basketball Operations from Gonzaga University, from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in room 116 of the UAS Student Rec Center on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Open to all parents, seating is limited. Info: RSVP@uas.alaska.edu, 796-6416.
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 www.juneau.org/parksrec. Info: 586-5226.
Co-ed Masters 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: www.juneausoccer.com or Moctar Diouf, 586-3256, email@example.com
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.
OPEN GYMS / SCRIMMAGES / ONGOING
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 www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/ for the arena schedule, ice times and different programs Treadwell Arena offers. Info: Treadwell Arena, 586-0410, or on the Web at www.juneau.org/parksrec/icerink/.
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, Myiia_Whistler@ci.juneau.ak.us.
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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