What's Happening sports bulletin board for Nov. 28
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¦ Tryouts, Blue Chip Talent Angels, 13U AA/AAA team, seeking 2-3 players to round out team for spring 2010. Will play about 8-9 tournaments with league. Looking for utility players and corner outfielders, pitchers a plus. For tryout, call Nick Marquez at 816-616-7297.
¦ Avila University will host a six-week Spring Training 2010 baseball program for players in grades 1-12 from Jan. 3 to Feb. 7. Avila University head coach Ryan Howard will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching and catching. Cost is as low as $99 for six weeks. Space is limited. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com or call 1-866-622-4487.
¦ University of Missouri Baseball 18th Annual Winter Baseball Camp for high school age players is scheduled for the final week in December at the Dan Devine Pavilion in the MU Sports Park in Columbia. The camp is comprised of three sessions and will include a day and a half of instruction, video review, and competitions. Sessions are as follows – Session 1: Dec. 26-27, 2 p.m. start time; Session 2: Dec. 28-29, 9 a.m. start time; Session 3: Dec. 29-30, 2 p.m. start time. Players will be grouped on teams of 6 or 7, which will compete in game situations both offensively and defensively. Individual video tape evaluations will be done as well. Please contact the Missouri Baseball Office at 573-884-8929 or log onto http://mutigers.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/miss-m-basebl-body.html for detailed information or to register.
¦ Kansas City Youth Pitching Academy, Inc., is looking for new or used baseball equipment donations. Donations will be used for families who can’t afford to supply their children with baseball equipment for next year’s baseball season. Bats, gloves, helmets, shoes, pants and other items are accepted. Kansas City Youth Pitching Academy, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping develop injury-free youth pitchers through education, research and instruction. If you have any baseball gear taking up space in your home, please contact Russ Barker at email@example.com or 816-517-1828.
¦ Tryouts, 12U AA/AAA team looking for players for 2010 season. Team will play in league, 7-8 tournaments, state and world series. Pitching/catching is a plus. For information contact Jon at 816-935-0024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Tryouts, competitive team forming for 2010 seeking 15- and 16-year-old players from Grain Valley High School. Team focus will be to develop skills in preparation for junior and senior seasons. Detailed, position-specific instruction and training. Strong emphasis on developing players into quality student-athletes. Training will include use of video analysis software. Informational meeting and workout to be held soon. Contact Russ Barker at 816-517-1828 or email@example.com for more information.
¦ Tryouts, Blue Springs Orioles, 13U AA/AAA team, seeking 2-3 players to round out team for spring 2010. Will be playing about 10 tournaments with no league. For tryout, call Rob Boothe at 913-400-1299.
¦ Tryouts, KC Saints, 13U Major, winner of MOKAN D1 state in 2009, looking for pitching, middle IF and corner OF for 2010. Cannot be age 14 before May 1, 2010. Highly competitive team building toward high school showcase team once 15. Contact Scott for a workout at 816-582-6409 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ 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 email@example.com.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Officials Association seeking umpires. Contact Rob Michael at 816-224-4621, 816-918-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: Fort Osage Indians Athletic Association looking for experienced umpires for summer league. Contact Josh Mitchem at 816-985-9878.
¦ 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).
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Little League. For more information go to Web site (bluespringsbaseball.org).
¦ 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.
¦ 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.
¦ Ongoing: Ban Johnson Amateur League, 816-383-7765.
* ¦ Tryouts, new fifth grade boys competitive team forming. Practice near 291 and Colbern. Tourneys and competitive league. Contact Mark Mauer at email@example.com or 816-554-6153.
¦ R.W. Gehrs Holiday Basketball Tournament R.W. Gehrs Holiday Basketball Tournament, Dec. 18-20. Both recreational and competeive divisions available for boys and girls in grades 4-7. Cost is $100 per team for recreational level and $160 for the competitive level with a three-game guarantee. Entry deadline is Dec. 8. Please contact Mike Titus at 816-668-4243 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Supreme Sports 4th Annual Basketball Classic, Dec. 5-6 at Blue Springs schools, for boys and girls teams in grades 3-7. Cost is $175 per team with a three-game guarantee. Deadline to register is Nov. 30. Register online at www.supremesportskc.net. For more information, contact Jeff Bass at 816-257-7339 or email@example.com.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Athletic Association Basketball League. For more information contact, Steve Hyde at 816-228-4994 or visit bsaabasketball.com.
¦ Ongoing: AAU basketball. For more information, write to the Missouri Valley AAU, 1815 South York, Independence, Mo. 64058 or call 816-796-8605.
¦ KMA Indoor Cycling Training , Jan. 5, 2010 through March 25, meeting weekly on Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-8:15 p.m. Three-month training program for all levels of cyclists from expert to beginner to prepare you for 2010 cycling season. Classes will be in Blue Springs. Cost is $175 per person. Partial payment of $75 to reserve a spot must be received by Dec. 1. Participants must provide bike, resistance trainer and heart rate monitor. For more information or registration forms, Contact Greg Goodman at 816-699-8918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ 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.
¦ Ongoing: Pop Warner football, ages 5-14 are eligible. For more information, call Steve Bowen at 816-373-4511 or 816-550-2221 or e-mail to SSKC88@aol.com.
¦ 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.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Athletic Association football leagues. For information, call the BSAA Hotline at 224-4639, ext. 3012 or visit bsaafootball.com.
¦ Ongoing: Grain Valley Athletic Association youth football leagues. Flag (grades K-2) and tackle (grades 3-7) are available. For more information, visit the Web site at www.gvaasports.org.
¦ Independence Horseshoe Club leagues run April through August. For more information, contact club president Alvin Gwinn at 816-461-1746 or league director David Thompson at 816-516-2508.
* ¦ Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation now registering men’s and coed dodgeball teams. Games begin week of Jan. 4 and are held Monday evenings through Feb. 22. Fees are $100 per team and registration ends Dec. 11. Participants must be 18 years or older. Teams can have a 10-person roster with 6 people on the court. Games played at the Harris Park Community Center (110 SW Blue Parkway) in Lee’s Summit. Visit online at www.lsparks.net for league registration forms. For more information, call Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation at 816-969-1500 or go to www.lsparks.net.
¦ 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).
¦ Ongoing: Kansas City Gaelic Atheltic Club. Gaelic football squad trains and scrimmages at 11 a.m. every Sunday at the Wizards practice facility in Swope Park (63rd and Lewis Road). For more information or the blog, visit the KCGAC Web sit at http://kansascity.missouri.gaa.ie/index.html or http://kcgac.blogspot.com.
¦ 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).
¦ Ongoing: Missouri State Senior Games: Call the MSSG office at (573) 882-1462 or go online (www.smsg.org/senior_games).
¦ Ongoing: Raytown Bass Club is seeking new members. For more information, call Dennis Mitchell at 913-787-5810, Neil Parikh at 816-506-0611 or visit the www.raytownbassclub.net Web site.
¦ Ongoing: Independence YMCA racquetball leagues. For more information, call the YMCA at 816-254-9622.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Running Club, contact Terry Hickam at 816-229-6779.
¦ 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.
¦ Ongoing: The Brocaw Blazers youth cross country team. For further information, visit the Web site at www.brocawblazers.org or call coach David Ramsey at 816-365-7938.
Soap Box Derby
¦ 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.
¦ Ongoing: Soccer kickarounds every Sunday, 7 p.m. at Blue Springs High School’s Peve Stadium. Call 808-4978 for more information or send e-mail to email@example.com.
¦ Ongoing: 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.
¦ 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.
¦ 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.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Soccer Club. For more information, call 913-982-1240, visit the Web site (www.bluespringssoccerclub.org) or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: Soccer Association of Independence. Visit the Web site at www.saisoccer.org or call 456-9837.
¦ Ongoing: Soccer West. Visit www.soccerwestmo.com, send e-mail to email@example.com or call 816-229-4502.
¦ Ongoing: Oak Grove Soccer League. For information contact Bruce Forthofer at 816-898-7564 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Web site (www.oakgrovesoccer.org).
¦ Ongoing: BVAC Youth Soccer Leagues. For more information, call BVAC at 816-796-8702, visit the Web site (www.bvacsports.org) or send e-mail to email@example.com.
¦ Ongoing: Raytown Soccer Club. For more information, visit the Web site (www.raytownsoccerclub.org) or call 816-313-7721.
¦ 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.
¦ 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.
¦ Tryouts, Eastern Jackson County 12U competitive team seeking pitcher/utility player to complete 2010 roster. Tryouts are scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 30 and 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at Triple Play in Blue Springs. Contact Jake Davis at 816-820-7637 for more information.
¦ Tryouts, Originals-Wingo 16U team looking for new players. Seeking players born in both 1993 and ’94 and willing to look at strong ’95. Will play both USSSA/ASA, out of town travel, college exposure tournaments. For tryout info, please contact Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-229-1227.
¦ Ongoing: The Exceptionals, a summer youth softball program at Hidden Valley Park Softball Complex for boys and girls ages 5-20 physically or mentally unable to participate in other programs. Contact Laurie Munzuris at 816-522-6749 or Karin Windes at 816-217-8403 for more information or to volunteer.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Girls Softball Association. For more information, visit the Web site (bsgsa.net).
¦ 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 email@example.com or call 816-358-4277.
¦ Ongoing: KC Metro 50-Plus Softball League. For details or visit the Web site (www.kcseniorsoftball.com).
¦ 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
¦ Ongoing: Kansas City Dolphins, practices at Centennial Pool-Plex in Blue Springs and Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, Kan. Signups are ongoing throughout the year. Visit the Web site (www.teamdolphins.com) for more information.
¦ 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.
¦ 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).
¦ 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.
¦ Ongoing: Centennial Pool-Plex open swim hours. Admission is $5 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.
¦ Ongoing: Open play, JACOMO Table Tennis Club in Independence, Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m. For more information, call Dave Baker at 816-229-2253 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
¦ Ongoing: United States Tennis Association Jr. Team Tennis, for boys and girls ages 6-18 in leagues that emphasize fun, fitness and friends. Leagues match players of similar age and ability using the Junior National Tennis Rating Program (JNTRP). To learn more go to www.missourivalley.usta.com or call 913-322-4826.
Track & Field
¦ Eastern Jackson County Track club, for ages 6-18. Includes USA Track and Field membership. For more information, contact Chris Earley at 816-847-0252.
¦ Ongoing: Missouri Valley AAU Association. Visit the Web site (www.region8aau.org/movalley).
* ¦ Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation now registering for adult volleyball leagues. Games begin week of Jan. 5 and are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Fees are $165 per team and registration ends Dec. 11. Participants must be 18 years or older. Tuesday divisions include Coed Intermediate A & B and Recreational (up to 10 on the roster, 6 on the court). Thursday leagues include Men’s A and B (up to 6 pm the roster, 4 on the court) and Women’s A and B divisions (up to 8 on the roster and 6 on the court – play begins Feb. 4). Games played at the Harris Park Community Center (110 SW Blue Parkway) in Lee’s Summit. Visit online at www.lsparks.net for league registration forms. For more information, call Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation at 816-969-1500 or go to www.lsparks.net.
¦ Ongoing: Blue Springs Youth Volleyball League. For more information, visit the Web site at www.eteamz.com/BSYVL.
¦ 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.
¦ Blue Springs South Youth Jaguar Wrestling has signups beginning on Nov. 23 at 6-7:30 p.m. at Blue Springs South High School. Practice starts on Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at Blue Springs South. For more information, contact Doug Black at 816-582-6911 or email at email@example.com.
¦ Ongoing: Independence Youth 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, visit the Web site at www.independenceyouthwrestling.org or contact Chuck Rodgers at 816-254-3716 or Bill Jones at 816-305-2928.
¦ Ongoing: Youth Jaguar Wrestling Club, team practices at Blue Springs South High School. For more information, contact Doug Black at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-582-6911.
¦ 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 email@example.com.
¦ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
¦ 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.
¦ 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.
¦ Ongoing: Mo West Wrestling Club. For more information, contact Jason Heslop by e-mail (email@example.com) or by calling 816-471-2499.
¦ 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.