A list of sports leagues and tryouts for Eastern Jackson County

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Baseball
* n St. Mary’s High School Baseball Camp, June 16-19, for grades 5-8. Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact St. Mary’s activities director Mike Espinosa at 816-252-8733 or mespinosa@stmhs.org.
n Oak Grove Classic Baseball Tournament, June 6-8 at Webb Park. USSSA sanctioned tournament for Class A/AA teams in machine pitch through 18U. Cost is $375 per team and includes the gate fee. For more information, visit www.CityofOakGrove.com or www.kcsports.org.
n Tryouts, 11-year-old AA tournament team needs one pitcher/player to finish next five weeks of playing only local tournaments. Call Craig at 816-716-6800 for more information.
n Start Smart Baseball, a preparation program for organized T-ball, baseball and softball for ages 3-5 in a fun, non-competitive environment with parent interaction, now taking registrations. Six-session class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Young Park from June 2 to June 18. Cost is $60 per person and includes ball and bat set, glove, koosh ball and participant’s manual. Cost is $45 per person for returning participants who already have the equipment. Deadline has passed; call for availability. For more information or to register, visit online at www.bluespringsgov.com or call 816-228-0137.
n Kiwanis Baseball League, Independence Parks and Recreation, and Jerry’s Sport Shop will be hosting a 16U NABF Classic Tournament June 19-22. Tournament is open to all teams in this age group. Please contact John Curtis at 816-795-6503 or sigjcc@comcast.net for more information.
n Satchel Paige (All-Stars) Baseball Team is looking for youth baseball players ages 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18 who would like to be a part of 2008 summer travel team. Registration for this team has started and will run until the teams are full. Participants will be given the opportunity to play in the Dominican Republic, North Carolina, Alabama, Florida, New Jersey and Kentucky. All interested baseball players should contact the coach, Michael E. Mayden, for additional information at 888-833-7688 ext. 3. Information also online at www.satchelpaigeallstars.com.
n Ongoing: Kiwanis Baseball League, for 15-16-year-old teams, is a composite wood bat league. League games to be played at Crysler, IAC and Fort Osage. League is seeking experienced scorekeepers. For more information contact John Curtis at 816-795-6503 or sigjcc@comcast.net.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Officials Association seeking umpires. Contact Rob Michael at 816-224-4621, 816-918-6066 or jrmichael@sbcglobal.net.
n Ongoing: Fort Osage Indians Athletic Association looking for experienced umpires for summer league. Contact Josh Mitchem at 816-985-9878.
n Ongoing: Fort Osage Indians Athletic Association USSSA sanctioned baseball league for full teams and individual players ages 4-14. For more information, visit the Web site (www.fortosagebaseball.com).
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Little League. For more information go to Web site (bluespringsbaseball.org).
n Ongoing: Queen City Baseball Association. For more information, call the Queen City office at 816-796-4003, visit the Web site (www.eteamz.com/qcba/) or send e-mail to: Queencitybball@aol.com.
n Ongoing: Tri-City Baseball League. For more information, visit the Web site (www.tri-city.org) or call Donna Schroer at Tri-City at 816-795-1088, ext. 320.
n Ongoing: Ban Johnson Amateur League, 816-383-7765.
Basketball
* n St. Mary’s High School Girls Basketball Camp, June 2-5 at the high school gymnasium. Session for grades 3-5 is 8-10 a.m. Session for grades 6-9 is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact St. Mary’s activities director Mike Espinosa at 816-252-8733 or mespinosa@stmhs.org.
* n St. Mary’s High School Boys Basketball Camp, June 23-26 at the high school gymnasium. Session for grades 3-5 is 8-10 a.m. Session for grades 6-9 is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact St. Mary’s activities director Mike Espinosa at 816-252-8733 or mespinosa@stmhs.org.
* n “Improve Your Game” basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 3-8 are scheduled for this summer at SportsCity in Blue Springs.  Camps for grades 3-4 will run July 8-11; camps for grades 7-8 will be July 15-18; and camps for grades 5-6 will run July 22-25. Girls camps will be 1-2:30 p.m. and boys camps will run 2:30-4 p.m. Cost is $75 per camper.  Former Blue Springs varsity coach Tony Armstrong will direct the camps and will be assisted by area high school coaches and players.  For more information or to register, call SportsCity at 816-229-1314, or contact Coach Armstrong at 816-682-8729 or tarmstrong4rings@comcast.net.
* n Rosie Hall’s Fundamental Basketball Camp is scheduled for June 23-26. Cost is $45 per person. Camp director is Rosie Hall, a former NCAA Division II women’s player of the year and All-American at Central Missouri State and Division I assistant coach at Indiana, Purdue and South Carolina. To receive a flyer or for more information, call 816-229-8969.
n Start Smart Basketball, a preparation program for organized basketball for ages 3-5 in a fun, non-competitive environment with parent interaction, now taking registrations. Six-session class meets 7-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Young Park basketball courts from June 2 to June 18. Cost is $60 per person and includes basketball, cones, jersey and participant’s manual. Cost is $45 per person for returning participants who already have the equipment. For more information or to register, visit online at www.bluespringsgov.com or call 816-228-0137.
n Supreme Sports Summer Competitive Basketball Leagues begin the week of June 2 at new Supreme Sports Athletic Complex in Independence. Boys and girls divisions offered in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9-10 and 11-12. Two levels offered in each age group: Gold (highly competitive) and Silver (mid-level competitive). Participants must register as a team. Registration fee is $450 per team for grades 3-5 and $480 per team for grades 6-12. Deadline has passed; call for availability. For more information, contact Jeff Bass at 816-257-7339 or jeff@supremesportskc.com or visit online at www.supremesportskc.com.
n Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Summer Men’s Basketball League begins June 4 and runs through July 23 at Harris Park Community Center (110 SW Blue Parkway) in Lee’s Summit. Recreational and competitive divisions available. Participants must be 18 years or older. Minimum of five, maximum of 12 persons on roster. Cost is $350 per team for an eight-game schedule. Deadline has passed; call for availability. Registration will close when divisions are full. For more information, visit www.lsparks.net or contact Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500.
n Kansas City Keys 10th Annual Summer Classic tournament, June 27-29 in Kansas City. Tournament will have 15, 16 and 17 elite boys divisional teams (AAU age rules), 15-16 and 17 elite girls divisional teams and competitive boys/girls in 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17-and-under division teams. Teams participating from Arkansas, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Entry fee is $275 with a minimum three-game guarantee (could play at least four games). Entry deadline is June 14. Call Harrel Johnson at 816-483-7997 or 816-674-5715 or e-mail: kckeys@kc.rr.com or visit www.kckeys.org to complete registration online.
n Applications are being taken for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camps held across the country. Camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls ages 10-19 are eligible to apply. A summer camp also available for boys and girls ages 6-18 of all skill levels. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873 anytime or visit www.tenstarcamp.com for more information or camp locations.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Athletic Association Basketball League. For more information contact, Steve Hyde at 816-228-4994 or visit bsaabasketball.com.
n Ongoing: AAU basketball. For more information, write to the Missouri Valley AAU, 1815 South York, Independence, Mo. 64058 or call 816-796-8605.
Booster clubs
n BSHS Soccer Alumni Association seeking former soccer players at Blue Springs High School to join in the year-round fun and giving. For more information, call Bob Rusert at 816-808-4978 or visit bshssocceralumni.org.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School Boys Soccer Booster Club will meet on second Thursday of each month at the high school. For more information, call Bernadette Lawson at 816-616-4531.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School Girls Soccer Booster Club meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Blue Springs High School library. For more information, contact Kathy Karst at 816-228-7458 or Janet Shelman at 816-229-5769.
n Ongoing: Fort Osage Athletic Booster Club meets the first Wednesday of each month in the high school cafeteria. Executive board begins at 5:30 p.m. and dinner for a $4 charge is at 6:30 p.m.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs South High School Boys Basketball Booster Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Library.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School football booster club, 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday of each month in the high school library.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs South High School football booster club, 7 p.m., second Monday of each month in the Community Room at the high school.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs South High School soccer booster club, 7 p.m., first Monday of each month in room 063 at the high school.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School softball booster club, 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month in the Wildcat room at the high school.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs South High School main booster club, 6:30 p.m., second Wednesday of each month in the library.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School baseball booster club, 7 p.m., first Monday of each month in the library.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School volleyball booster club, 7 p.m., third Monday of each month, Wildcat Room of the high school.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School main booster club, third Wednesday of each month in the library.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School basketball booster club, 7 p.m., second Wednesday of each month, Wildcat Room of the high school.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs High School cheerleader booster club, 7 p.m., second Monday of each month, Wildcat Room of the high school.
BMX
n Ongoing: Blue Springs BMX at Pink Hill Park in Blue Springs. For more information, call the Track Hot Line at 816-392-9901 or visit bluespringsbmx.com.
Football
* n St. Mary’s High School Football Camp, June 9-12, for grades 5-8. Camp runs 6-7:30 p.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact St. Mary’s activities director Mike Espinosa at 816-252-8733 or mespinosa@stmhs.org.
n JJD Mega Full-Contact Football Camp, June 25-28, at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kan. Players entering grades 3-8 in the fall are eligible. Skills competitions, 7-on-7 games, special guests, awards and the last day features a live game called the Mega Bowl. Athletes can choose the overnight or day camp option, and a new program allows fathers to be camp counselors. Visit www.JJDSports.com or call Ron at 913-526-6209 for more information.
n Non-Contact Youth Football Camp, July 19-20 for ages 5-13. For more information, visit the Web site at www.hoayouthfootballcamp.com or call Scott at 816-457-2624.
n Offense-Defense Football Camp, June 15-19 at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Ages 7-18 are eligible. Chiefs running back Larry Johnson will be the featured instructor. Three tiers are offered: Youth/Prep, fundamental instruction for all skill levels; Select, a non-contact positional camp for experienced high-school age athletes; and Elite, an invitation-only, non-contact camp and showcase for top players. Cost ranges from $100-140 per person, and equipment rental, meals and lodging are available for an extra charge. Deadline has passed, but campers may register for an additional charge is space permits. To register or for more information, visit www.o-d.com or call 843-903-1888.
n Ongoing: Pop Warner football, ages 5-14 are eligible. For more information, call Steve Bowen at 816-373-4511 or 816-550-2221.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Pop Warner football, for ages 5-15. Flag football is for ages 5-8; tackle football is ages 8-15. For more information, call Leonard Fields at 816-373-3298 or Marc Busker 816-224-7991.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Athletic Association football leagues. For information, call the BSAA Hotline at 224-4639, ext. 3012.
Golf
n KC Golf AbilityCAMP, June 23 at Adams Pointe Golf Club in Blue Springs. Free interactive golf clinic for ages 6-18 with physical or developmental disabilities. Camp runs 8:45 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 816-513-7571 or visit the Web site at bluespringsgov.com or www.nscd.org.
n Adams Pointe Golf Club Junior Clinics are scheduled for June, July and August. Three-day instructional clinics focus on fundamentals of golf, learning the full swing, putting, chipping, rules and etiquette. Three sessions available are June 9-11, July 7-9 and Aug. 4-6. Session for ages 6-11 runs 9-10 a.m. each day and session for ages 12-17 is 10:30-11:30 a.m. For full details, visit the Web site at www.adamspointegolfclub.com or call Casey Enright at 816-220-3673 for more information.
n Kansas City Singles Golf Association seeking members. Single male and female golfers of all ages are eligible for the group, which is an affiliate of the American Singles Golf Association on Pineville, N.C. Dues are $70 per year. Nine-hole and 18-hole events are held approximately twice each month from April to October at area courses. More information is available at the Web site, www.kansascity.singlesgolf.com, or by calling 913-338-9401.
Horseshoes
n Independence Horseshoe Club leagues run April through August. For more information, contact club president Alvin Gwinn at 816-461-1746 or league director Neal Straughn at 816-246-0310.
Martial arts
n Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department will offer Taekwondo classes at Pruter’s U.S. Martial Arts (3413 NW Mill Drive) in June and July for ages 3 and older. Ages 3-5 meet 4:30-5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 16 to July 23 or July 28 to Sept. 3. Ages 6-12 have two classes: 5:10-6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 16 to July 23 or July 28 to Sept. 3; or 6:10-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 17 to July 24 or July 29 to Sept. 4. Cost is $45 per person for six-week session. For more information or to register, visit online at www.bluespringsgov.com or call 816-228-0137.
n Blue Springs Parks and Recreation will offer karate classes at Karate for Kids and A Plus Martial Arts Studio (629A Mock Plaza) in June and July for ages 4 and older. Ages 4-7 meet 5-5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 2 to July 9 or July 14 to Aug. 20. Ages 8 and older meet on 6:30-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 3 to July 10 or July 15 to Aug. 21. Cost is $45 per person for six-week session. For more information or to register, visit online at www.bluespringsgov.com or call 816-228-0137.
Miscellaneous
n Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Summer Adult Kickball League begins June 3 and runs through July 22 in Lee’s Summit. Men’s and coed division available and participants must be 18 years or older. Minimum of 10, maximum of 15 persons on roster. Cost is $185 per team for an eight-game schedule. Deadline has passed; call for availability. Registration will close when divisions are full. For more information, visit www.lsparks.net or contact Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500.
n Ongoing: YMCA youth sports (preschool children through ninth grade) offered are baseball, soccer, basketball, golf and tennis. Swim lessons for youths and adults are also offered. For more information, contact the Blue Springs YMCA (224-9620), Independence YMCA (254-9622) or the Raytown YMCA (356-9622).
n Ongoing: Kansas City Blues Rugby team. Practices are open to experienced and new players. For more information, call the Blues hotline at 816-960-1281 or visit the Web site (www.kcblues.org).
n Ongoing: Red Branch Gaelic Football. Gaelic football is a cross between soccer, rugby and basketball but faster and is Ireland’s national game. Club is affiliated with the Gaelic Athletic Association. Team practices at Gillham Park (Gillham and 39th). For more information and a free video about Gaelic football, call 816-728-2339, or send e-mail to kcredbranch@yahoo.com.
n Ongoing: Kansas City Curling Club. For more information, call Bill McBride at 816-523-2345 or send e-mail to bill@wamiam.com, or visit the Web site (www.kccurling.com).
n Ongoing: Missouri State Senior Games: Call the MSSG office at (573) 882-1462 or go online (www.smsg.org/senior_games).
Outdoors
n Blue Springs Parks and Recreation archery instruction classes will run June 4-25 at Pink Hill Park (2715 NW Park Road). Boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligible for this four-week session that meets 1-3 p.m. on Wednesday afternoons. Instruction and equipment provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation. Adult volunteers are needed. Cost is $10 per person. For information or to register, call the Parks office at 228-0137, visit the office at City Hall (903 Main Street), or visit the Web site at www.bluespringsgov.com.
n Ongoing: Raytown Bass Club is seeking new members. For more information, call Dennis Mitchell at 913-787-5810 or visit the www.raytownbassclub.com Web site.
Racquetball
n Ongoing: Independence YMCA racquetball leagues. For more information, call the YMCA at 816-254-9622.
Running/Triathlons
n Lee’s Summit Medical Center’s and Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation’s 27th Annual Night Flight 5K Run, 9 p.m. June 13 starting at Legacy Park Soccer Complex on Blackwell Road. Registration is $20 for entries submitted by May 30. Youth runners, age 16 and younger who enroll with an adult runner have a $15 entry fee. After May 30, registration will be $25 per person ($20 for runners under 16 who are running with a parent). Registration deadline is June 12, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed. All ages welcome. To register or for more information, go to www.lsparks.net and click on Programs and Activities and click on Night Flight or call 816-969-1500.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Running Club, contact Terry Hickam at 816-229-6779.
n Ongoing: Free Sunday runs offered at Garry Gribbles Running Sports. Check Web site at garrygribbles.com for directions and starting times. For more information, call 816-373-1100.
n Ongoing: The Brocaw Blazers youth cross country team. For further information, visit the Web site (www.brocawblazers.org) or call coach David Ramsey at 816-365-7938.
Soap Box Derby
n Ongoing: Kansas City Soap Box Derby. Visit the Kansas City Soap Box Derby Web site at www.kcsbd.org or the All American Soap Box Derby Web site at aasbd.org for more information.
Soccer
n Tryouts, Blue Springs Hurricanes, girls U9 soccer team, looking to add 3-4 players to fall 2008 roster. Non-pay, competitive team playing in KC Metro league. For more information, please contact Netta Findley at 224-6471.
n Blue Springs Soccer Club British Youth Soccer Camp, June 16-20 at Hidden Valley Park Soccer Complex in Blue Springs. Members of the British Challenger Coaching staff will be the instructors for the camp, for ages 4-12. “First Kicks” camp for ages 4-5 is 8-9 a.m. each day and costs $52 per participant. Ages 6 and older has two sessions: 9 a.m. to noon and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $99 per person. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt, soccer ball, player evaluation and an end-of-camp gift. To sign up or for more information, visit the www.challengersports.com Web site or contact coordinators Jeff or Denise Shafer at bsscsoccercamp@sbcglobal.net or 816-224-8220.
n Start Smart Soccer, a preparation program for organized soccer for ages 3-5 in a fun, non-competitive environment with parent interaction, now taking registrations. Six-session class meets 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at Hidden Valley Park from June 3 to June 19. Cost is $60 per person and includes size 3 soccer ball, kwik goal, shin guards, 4 cones and participant’s manual. Cost is $45 per person for returning participants who already have the equipment. Deadline has passed; call for availability. For more information or to register, visit online at www.bluespringsgov.com or call 816-228-0137.
n Tryouts, Blue Spring Fighting Tide, a U12 girls premier soccer team, seeking competitive soccer players to add to its fall 2008 roster. Tryouts will begin June 15 at Pink Hill Park in Blue Springs. Contact Scott Hensley at 816-224-6842 or visit the Web site at www.eteamz.com/tidesoccer for more information.
n The Elite Coaching/Brandi Chastain Soccer Academy is scheduled for June 26-29 at Lee’s Summit West High School. Groups will meet at the following times each day: U9-U10 girls (8-10 a.m.); U11 girls (10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.); U12 girls (1:30-3:30 p.m.); U13-U14 girls (4-6 p.m.); U15-U17 girls (TBD, evening scrimmages). Cost is $250 per person and team registrations are encouraged. Complete registration and waiver form for a team signup. Each camper will receive instruction, a camp T-shirt, ball, sponsorship goody bag and autograph/picture opportunities with Brandi Chastain and her staff. For more information or to register online, visit www.elitecoaching.info. For more information, e-mail elitesoccercamps@yahoo.com or call 816-820-2774.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Soccer Club. For more information, call 913-982-1240, visit the Web site (www.bluespringssoccerclub.org) or send e-mail to sewells@sprintmail.com.
n Ongoing: Soccer Association of Independence. Visit the Web site at www.saisoccer.org or call 456-9837.
n Ongoing: Soccer West. Visit www.soccerwestmo.com, send e-mail to soccerwest1@sbcglobal.net or call 816-229-4502.
n Ongoing: Oak Grove Soccer League. For information contact Bruce Forthofer at 816-898-7564 or president@oakgrovesoccer.org or visit the Web site (www.oakgrovesoccer.org).
n Ongoing: Blue Valley Activity Center Youth Soccer Leagues. For more information, call BVAC at 816-796-8702, visit the Web site (www.bvacsports.org) or send e-mail to bvac@bvacsports.org.
n Ongoing: Raytown Soccer Club. For more information, visit the Web site (www.raytownsoccerclub.org) or call 816-313-7721.
n Ongoing: Jackson County Parks and Recreation Soccer Field Rental Program. Requests for field rentals are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Cost is $20 per hour, per field for daily rental and $100 per field or $30 per team for tournament or league field rental. Nets, corner flags, field painting, etc., require additional fees. To reserve a field or for more information, call 816-795-8200, ext. 1-277 or 1-270.
n Ongoing: Jackson County Futsal Leagues. Futsal is FIFA’s official indoor soccer game, a scaled down version of outdoor soccer played indoors on a smaller field with a low-bounce ball that is weighted. For more information, visit the Web site (www.premierfutsal.com) or call Jim West at 816-522-7314.
Softball
* n St. Mary’s High School Softball Camp, June 16-19, for grades 5-8. Camp runs 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact St. Mary’s activities director Mike Espinosa at 816-252-8733 or mespinosa@stmhs.org.
n The Exceptionals, a youth softball program for boys and girls ages 5-20 physically or mentally unable to participate in other programs. Runs through June 30 at Hidden Valley Park. Contact Laurie Munzuris at 816-522-6749 or Karin Windes at 816-217-8403 for more information or to volunteer.
n Tryouts, Blue Springs Jaguars, 12U B competitive girls team from Blue Springs area, seeking pitchers to complete roster. Team will play BSGSA league and some tournaments. Contact Steve at 816-217-7413 or sschmidli@indepmo.org.
n Tryouts, 14U Bobcats seeking second-year players in 14-under division. Positions available: 2 catchers, 1 pitcher, third base, 1 infielder/outfielder. Must have played on competition team in 2007 and be in your second year of 14U. Contact Bob Luke for details at bluke@fortosage.net or 816-838-0338.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Girls Softball Association. For more information, visit the Web site (bsgsa.net).
n Ongoing: USSSA men’s and coed softball leagues at Walnut Valley Park. For more information, contact Mark Clifton at 816-918-3736.
n Ongoing: Heart of America Senior Softball leagues, for women ages 40-70-plus, men ages 50-70-plus, and coed (women 40-plus and men 50-plus). To register or for more information, visit the Web site (www.hasskc.com), send e-mail to hasskc@sbcglobal.net or call 816-358-4277.
n Ongoing: KC Metro 50-Plus Softball League. For details or visit the Web site (www.kcseniorsoftball.com).
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Slow-Pitch Leagues. For more information, visit the Web site (www.bluespringsgov.com) or call the Parks office at 816-228-0137.
n Ongoing: Independence Adult Softball Association Adult Men’s and Coed Leagues. For more information, call Donnie Payne at 816-350-3758 or 816-212-0797.
Swimming & Diving
n Ongoing: Blue Springs YMCA Swim Club, a non-competitive swim team, is available to children ages 6-18. Fundamentals of each stroke as well as personal development will be taught. Call the Blue Springs YMCA at 816-224-9620 for more details.
n Ongoing: Kansas City Dolphins – Dolphins swim at Henley Aquatic Center, Blue Springs Pool Plex and Raytown YMCA. Signups are ongoing throughout the year. Call Aaron Dean at 816-204-4297, send e-mail to adean@usswim.net, or visit online (www.kansascitydolphins.org).
n Ongoing: Tsunami Swim Team at Blue Springs YMCA, Longview Recreation Center and William Jewell College. Signups are ongoing throughout the year. Call 816-224-WAVE (9283) or visit online (www.tsunamienterprises.com).
n Ongoing: KC Blazers swim team, at the Blue Springs YMCA and the Longview Recreation Center in Lee’s Summit. For more information, call 913-383-8342.
n Ongoing: Centennial Pool-Plex open swim hours. Admission is $4.50 per person for age 4 and older ($3.50 after 5 p.m.). Ages 3 and younger are free with a parent. Season memberships are also available. For dates and times of Lap Swim, Swimnastics, Therapeutic Swim, open swim hours or additional information, call 228-0137.
Table Tennis
n Ongoing: JACOMO Table Tennis Club plays Sunday and Thursday evenings, 7-10 p.m. For more information, call Dave Baker at 816-229-2253 or send e-mail to dhbakerinc@yahoo.com.
Tennis
* n Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Summer Classic Open Tennis Tournament, July 11-13 in Lee’s Summit. Men’s divisions: open singles and doubles, “A” singles and doubles and 35-and-over singles and doubles. Women’s divisions: open singles and doubles and “A” singles and doubles. Mixed division: open doubles. Junior divisions: 18, 16, 14 and 12-and-under girls and boys singles and doubles. Cost is $12 per person per event or $16 per doubles team per event. Participants may compete in a maximum of one singles and one doubles event. Ages are based on July 1, 2008. Deadline to register is July 8. For more information or to register, visit www.lsmo.net or contact Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation at 816-969-1500.
n Oak Grove Parks and Recreation Youth Tennis Camps are scheduled for June 2-5 at Webb Park. Session for ages 6-10 runs 9-10 a.m., and session for ages 11-16 runs 10:30 a.m.-noon. Instructor is local tennis expert Becky Messer. Cost is $10 per camper and includes a T-shirt and a sleeve of tennis balls. Campers are asked to bring their own racquets. Deadline to register is May 25. For more information, visit www.CityofOakGrove.com or call 816-690-4003.
n Blue Springs Parks and Recreation adult tennis lessons taking registrations. Beginner and advanced beginner lessons run 7-8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday evenings June 9-25 or 10-11 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday mornings June 10-26 at Burrus Old Mill Park (112 NW Woods Chapel Road). Six-class session will be taught by Metro East Tennis Center pro William Zhong. Cost is $45 per person. For information or to register, call the Parks office at 228-0137, visit the office at City Hall (903 Main Street), or visit the Web site at www.bluespringsgov.com.
n Grain Valley Parks and Recreation youth tennis lessons for boys and girls ages 6 and older are scheduled for June and July. Session I is held the third and fourth week in June and Session II is the first and second week in July at the Grain Valley High School tennis courts. There are three divisions: Pee Wee (ages 6-8), Beginner (ages 9-12) and Junior/Beginner (13 and older). Cost is $30 per child. Registration available at the Grain Valley Community Center. For more information or registration forms, visit the Web site at www.cityofgrainvalley.org and click on “Parks and Recreation” or call 816-847-6200.
n 18th Annual Blue Springs Summer Youth Tennis program at Young Park near Blue Springs South High School begins June 9. Program runs five weeks on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. National Junior Tennis League is for ages 9-12 and runs 8-9:30 a.m. each day. Cost is $75 per person. Junior Team Tennis program is for ages 13-18 and runs 9:45-11:45 a.m. each day. Cost is $80 per person. All levels welcome, beginner to advanced. Learn or improve your strokes as you learn to play the game. Come to all sessions or the ones that fit your schedule. For information or to enroll, call the Parks office at 228-0137, visit the office at City Hall (903 Main Street), or visit the Web site at www.bluespringsgov.com.
n Northwest Missouri State University 2008 Tennis Camps are scheduled for June and July. Boys and girls ages 10-18 are eligible. Cost is $250 per person per session. Sessions are: June 9-13, June 16-20, June 23-27 and June 23-July 3. The camp features 10 courts and a 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio and is directed by Northwest Missouri coach Mark Rosewell. Register by fax at 660-562-1493 or by phone at 660-562-1312. Call 660-562-1312 for more information.
n Ongoing: Independence Tennis Association: If you would like to know more about the ITA, contact Jody McClain at jmcclain39@hotmail.com.
Track & Field
n Hershey’s Track and Field Meet free competition for ages 9-14 in early June at Blue Springs South High School’s Larry Stewart Memorial Stadium. Winners advance to state meet in Jefferson City and state winners advance to national meet in Hershey, Pa. Register and select events by May 29. For more information or to register, call 816-228-0137.
n Hershey’s Track and Field Meet free competition for ages 9-14 June 13 at Lee’s Summit North High School. Winners advance to state meet in Jefferson City and state winners advance to national meet in Hershey, Pa. Register and select events by June 6. For more information or to register, call Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation at 816-969-1500 or stop by any of the Parks offices.
n Ongoing: Missouri Valley AAU Association. Visit the Web site (www.region8aau.org/movalley).
Volleyball
* n St. Mary’s High School Girls Volleyball Camp, June 9-12 at the high school gymnasium. Session for grades 3-5 is 8-10 a.m. Session for grades 6-9 is 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact St. Mary’s activities director Mike Espinosa at 816-252-8733 or mespinosa@stmhs.org.
* n All-Star Youth Volleyball Camp is scheduled for June 23-26. Cost is $50 per person. To receive a flyer or for more information, call Barb McMahill at 816-224-3245.
n Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Sand Court Volleyball Leagues taking registrations through June 1. Coed Intermediate (Tuesdays), Coed Rec II (Wednesdays) and Coed Intermediate (Thursdays) 10-week leagues start week of June 10 at Young Park near Blue Springs South High School. Each match is three games with rally scoring. Cost is $175 per team. For information or to register, call the Parks office at 228-0137, visit the office at City Hall (903 Main Street), or visit the Web site at www.bluespringsgov.com.
n Ongoing: Blue Springs Youth Volleyball League. For more information, visit the Web site at www.eteamz.com/BSYVL.
n Ongoing: Fort Osage Youth Volleyball League, for girls in grades 4-7. Girls in Fort Osage and Independence school districts are eligible. Contact Lyn Adams at 816-650-6294.
Wrestling
* n St. Mary’s High School Wrestling Camp, June 30-July 3, for grades 5-8. Camp runs 8-10 a.m. each day. Cost is $50 per person. For more information, contact St. Mary’s activities director Mike Espinosa at 816-252-8733 or mespinosa@stmhs.org.
n Ongoing: Youth Jaguar Wrestling Club. For more information, contact Doug Black at dblack@bssd.net or 816-224-1315.
n Ongoing: Predator Youth Wrestling Club of Eastern Jackson County seeks youth wrestlers ages 5-14. Practices are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the William Chrisman High School wrestling room. For more information on joining, please contact Dawn Taff at 816-650-3979 or Mike Gempeler at 816-525-1244 or mwgempeler@gmail.com.
n Ongoing: Independence Wrestling Club is seeking wrestling enthusiasts on all levels interested in joining or forming an all-inclusive wrestling club in the Kansas City area designed for the promotion and advancement of wrestling. Greco-Roman, catch-as-catch-can, collegiate, Olympic and pro wrestling participants, fans, coaches and promoters are welcome. Major goal is to establish a physical presence in the KC area. Available to all interested. For more information, call 816-461-5405 or visit the Web site (http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/lansky2000/wrestling/iwa.html)
n Ongoing: Mat Rat Wrestling Club, practices at Lee’s Summit West, Richmond and University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Team is run by UCM assistant and former Raytown South High School head coach Alan Hull. Contact Alan Hull at 816-564-1847 or hullbuilders@yahoo.com for more information.
n Ongoing: Western Stars Youth Wrestling Club, for ages 4-15. For more information, contact Phil Howk at 816-841-9852 or visit www.westernstars.org.
n Ongoing: Fort Osage Mat Club. Children in kindergarten through eighth in the Fort Osage School District are eligible. Practices are 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at the Fort Osage Multipurpose Building. For more information, Contact Jeff Cutbirth at 816-478-3994 or Bob Luke at 816-650-3516.
n Ongoing: Mo West Wrestling Club. For more information, contact Jason Heslop by e-mail (jheslop@mowest.org) or by calling 816-471-2499.
n Ongoing: Wrestling program at the William Chrisman High School wrestling room. Ages 5-14 are eligible. Practices are on Mondays and Wednesdays. Tournaments are scheduled for Saturdays at area schools. Novice tournaments for first- and second-year wrestlers are Sundays. For more information, contact Chuck Rodgers at 816-254-3716 or Bill Jones at 816-305-2928.
n Ongoing: Lee’s Summit Broncos Youth Wrestling Club. Call Bill Biggerstaff at 816-986-1499 ext. 8193 for more information. Additional registration info and practice schedule may be found at www.leesummit.k12.mo.us/lsnhs and click on athletics, wrestling and Kids Club.