What's Happening sports bulletin board for March 31

Items for What’s Happening must be received by noon Thursday before publication. Send information to Karl Zinke to What’s Happening, Sports Dept., The Examiner, 410 S. Liberty, Independence, Mo. 64050, fax it to 816-254-0211 or send email to karl.zinke@examiner.net. Please include deadline or date notice should be taken out and please indicate what sport the announcement should be listed under. Dates are subject to change. Examiner is not responsible for tryouts. Please contact people listed for detailed information. The Examiner reserves the right to edit for length and content and remove any listings.
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Baseball

SportsCity T-Ball Leagues start May 19 for boys and girls ages 3-5. Eight games will be played on Saturdays indoors at SportsCity in Blue Springs. Volunteer coaches needed. Registration ends April 28. To register, visit www.sportscitykc.com, then on the home page under “HELPFUL HINTS” find Youth T-ball and click on “REGISTRATION.” BVAC Youth Baseball leagues registration is open until April 27 for ages 3 through seventh grade. Cost is $90 per person for a 10-game season and includes a team shirt. Games begin May 29. For more information, contact BVAC at 816-796-8702 or bvac@bvacsports.org or visit www.bvacsports.org. Tryouts, 12U team looking for competitive player for AAA/Major team with pitching experience and play multiple positions. Team will play league and 6-8 tournaments, including state and global world series in Gulf Shores, Ala. Workouts began in January. Contact Dan Cates at 816-807-5375 or dwcates17@gmail.com for more information. Jerry’s Bears (Jerry’s Sports Shop and VFW Post 1000), seeking players for 2012 summer American Legion Baseball team. Team will consist of 15-17 players who will turn age 16 to 19 in 2012, basically an 18U team based on USSSA rules. Players must attend William Chrisman, St Mary’s or Van Horn High Schools. Van Horn players must live closer to Chrisman than Truman. Players from other schools must receive a release from the American Legion Baseball team closer to the player. The season consists of approximately 50 games. Seasonal fees are $600 with a uniform deposit of $170, and all fees must be paid for prior to the start of the season. For additional information, call 816-427-2417 and leave a message or send an email to Manager@BearsBaseball.org with your information or visit http://BearsBaseball.org for more information. Tryouts, Blue Springs Cardinals 13U AA baseball team is looking for 2-3 players to round out spring roster. Team will begin spring season ranked 5th in the state of Missouri in USSSA points and will play in the competitive league in Blue Springs as well as several tournaments, including state and world series. Contact Gary Anderson at 816-510-3332 or garysamzac@sbcglobal.net for a tryout. Tryouts, 13U AA Blue Springs baseball team looking to complete 2012 spring roster. Players must be highly motivated and willing to work hard to achieve success. All positions are open for competition, especially pitcher and catcher. Team will play in Blue Springs league and several tournaments, including state. Contact Doug at 816-394-3786 to set up a tryout. Send email to bsrenegades@yahoo.com for tryout or additional information. Tryouts, 13U AA Mavericks competitive baseball. Open tryouts for all positions. Committed player/parents only; 40-50 games tournaments and league. Contact T.J. at 816-256-9975 or TJHUNTFISH@AOL.com for more information. Tryouts, Millhouse Baseball, 6U-18U. Open tryouts for all ages. Millhouse has indoor facility and teams at every age level. Send email to millhouseaep@yahoo.com if interested in trying out. Indoor practice starting immediately. Tryouts, Raytown Wolverines, 10U AA competitive baseball team seeking players for 2012 spring/summer season. Pitching, catching and speed a plus. All positions are open to competition. Seeking players with good attitudes, hustle and desire to work hard to get to the next level. Team will be play league ball in Lee’s Summit at Legacy Park with practices at Raytown local parks and will play in 5-7 tournaments, including state. Team also will be practicing at an indoor facility during the winter months. To schedule tryout or for more information, contact head coach Thomas Floyd at 816-353-4562 or slickfloyd69@hotmail.com. Ongoing: Kiwanis Baseball League, for age 15-16 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. Ongoing: Fort Osage Indians Athletic Association USSSA sanctioned baseball league for full teams and individual players ages 4-14. For more information, visit the website (www.fortosagebaseball.com). Ongoing: Blue Springs Baseball. For more information go to the website (bluespringsbaseball.org). Ongoing: Queen City Baseball Association. For more information, call the Queen City office at 816-796-4003, visit the website (www.eteamz.com/qcba/) or send email to: Queencitybball@aol.com. Ongoing: Tri-City Baseball League. For more information, visit the website (www.tri-city.org) or call Donna Schroer at Tri-City at 816-795-1088, ext. 320.

Basketball

* Tryouts, 7th grade boys, LS Hornets 7th boys looking for 2 players for spring. Playing in 5 tournaments and league through June. Coaches have 40 years of basketball experience. Team has been very successful. Send email to  Markmauer@att.net or call 816 214 2200 for more information. Tryouts, Missouri Valley Blazers Girls program, March 26 at Bridger Middle School in Independence. Schedule for tryouts is: grades 3-4, 1-2 p.m.; grades 5-6, 2-3 p.m.; and grades 7-8, 3-4 p.m. For more information, contact Doug Murdock at 816-914-2050. Prodigy Basketball Association Basketball League begins its inaugural season March 26 in the Blue Springs area. Cost is $350 per team for a six-game season and postseason tournament. Games are played 5-9 p.m. weeknights. Open to boys and girls teams. Divisions looking to fill are girls teams in grades 2-3, 4-5, 6-7 and 9-10, and JV boys teams in grades 3-4 and 7-8. For information, send email to prodigybasketballassociation@gmail.com or call 816-396-0166. Upward Basketball and Cheerleading for children in grades K-5 begins March 24 at Plaza Heights Baptist Church in Blue Springs. Deadline to register has passed; call for availability. For more information visit www.plazaheights.org or call 816-229-4077. Patriots Games, March 24-25 at Truman High School, for boys and girls teams in grades K-12. Cost is $125 per team with a three-game guarantee. Proceeds will benefit Independence Patriot Pride Basketball Teams. For more information or to register, call 816-916-9565 or send email to mbmccorkle@yahoo.com. Bears for Tomorrow Tournament, April 21-22 at the Independence middle school campus, for boys and girls teams in grades K-12. Cost is $125 per team with a three-game guarantee. Proceeds will benefit Bears for Tomorrow Basketball Teams. For more information or to register, call 816-916-9565 or send email to mbmccorkle@yahoo.com. Independence Classic, April 27-29 at the Independence middle school campus, for boys and girls teams in grades K-12. Cost is $165 per team with a three-game guarantee. Proceeds will benefit Bears for Tomorrow Basketball Teams. For more information or to register, call 816-916-9565 or send email to mbmccorkle@yahoo.com. Kansas City Christian School Fundraising Basketball Tournament, March 30-April 1 at Kansas City Christian School and Shawnee Mission (Kan.) School District facilities. Boys and girls teams in grades 3 through high school are eligible for Divisions I, II and III. Cost is $210 per team with a three-game guarantee. Proceeds benefit the Kansas City Christian School boys basketball program. Deadline to enter is March 27. Send email to Matt Streeter at mstreeter5@gmail.com for more information. Eagles Hoops has many upcoming tournaments through the summer scheduled. Upcoming tournaments include: Eagles Spring Kick Off, March 23-25; Eagles Spring Shootout, April 20-22; Eagles Jamfest, May 4-6; USSSA Memorial Day Bash, May 25-27; Eagles Big Show Nationals, June 1-3; Eagles Champions of Character, June 22-24; Eagles Hardwood Classic, July 6-8; USSSA Summer Finale, July 27-29. Register online at www.avilahoops.com. For information, contact Jeff Bass at jeff.bass@usssa.com or 816-257-7339. Ongoing: Blue Springs Athletic Association Basketball League. For more information, visit www.bsaabasketball.com or call Terry Cornelius at 816-229-4298. Ongoing: AAU basketball. For more information, write to the Missouri Valley AAU, 1815 South York, Independence, Mo. 64058, call 816-796-8893 or send email to smaau@comcast.net.

BMX/Cycling

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

Ongoing: KC Sports Lodge Adult Indoor 5v5 Flag Football. For information, visit www.kcsportslodge.com, call 816-795-7171 or send email to info@kcsportslodge.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 email 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, contact Bill Humphreys at 816-795-9791 or BillLisaHumphreys@sbcglobal.net or Anthony Boyd at 816-935-4749 or aboyd44@att.net. 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 website at www.gvaasports.org. Ongoing: Raytown Sports Association Football, for ages 5-15. Flag (grades K-1) and tackle (grades 1-7). For more information, call Bob Dingman 816-510-2607 or www.raytownsports.com.

Golf

The 2012 Drumm Farm Golf Club Ladies’ 18 Hole Golf League begins with an organizational meeting on Tuesday, March 27, at 9 a.m. at the Drumm Farm Golf Club, 15400 E. 34th St., Independence. Registration fee is $49. There is a cost of $32 (plus tax) per week played. This includes greens fees and cart. Play continues weekly at 8 a.m. on Tuesdays through Oct. 9. For further information and registration forms, call 816-350-9900 or visit the Drumm Farm website at www.drummfarmgolf.com and click on “Leagues.” The 2012 Drumm Farm Golf Club Senior Men’s Golf League begins April 4 at the Drumm Farm Golf Club, 15400 E. 34th St., Independence. League plays 8 a.m. each Wednesday for 26 weeks, April 4 through Sept. 26. League fee is $40 per week (includes golf, cart, range balls and prize fund). Best-ball format with handicaps used. Prizes for first through fourth place for first and second halves and full season. For further information and registration forms, call Gary McClure at 816-350-9900 or visit the Drumm Farm website at www.drummfarmgolf.com and click on “Leagues.” The 2012 Drumm Farm Golf Club Men’s Golf League begins with an organizational meeting on Monday, April 23, at 4 p.m. at the Drumm Farm Golf Club, 15400 E. 34th St., Independence. League initiation fee is $150. League fee is $20 per week (includes golf, cart and range balls) and there is an optional $20 per team weekly skins fee. League runs 16 weeks, May 2 through Aug. 22. Best-ball format with handicaps used. Players must be age 18 or older. Prizes for first through fourth place for first and second halves and full season. For further information and registration forms, call Tony Highfill or Dustin Newman at 816-350-9900 or visit the Drumm Farm website at www.drummfarmgolf.com and click on “Leagues.”

Gymnastics

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department offering introductory gymnastics classes at Rebound Gymnastics (8316 South Missouri 7 Highway) in April for girls ages 6-12. Participants will learn the basics of gymnastics with the use of the bars, beam, vault and trampoline. Four-class sessions are held 5-5:30 p.m. on Thursday nights April 5-26. Cost is $22 per person per four-class session. For more information or to register, call the Parks office at 816-228-0137 or visit the Website (www.bluespringsgov.com). Register online or at City Hall (903 Main Street) during business hours.

Horseshoes

Independence Horseshoe Club leagues run May through August at McCoy Park. For more information, contact club president Wayne Henderson at 816-257-1853.

Ice Skating

Ongoing: Centerpoint Community Ice Facility, located inside the Independence Events Center, offers several learn-to-skate and hockey classes for every age and skill level. Visit the website at www.independenceeventscenter.com and click on the “Community Ice” page for class times, prices and online registration. Or call 816-442-6128 or send email to MLauerman@IndependenceEventsCenter.com for more information.

Martial Arts

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department will offer introductory martial arts classes for ages 4 to adult starting the week of April 9 at A Plus Karate for Kids (629-A Mock Plaza) in Blue Springs. Cost is $45 for the six-week, 12-class session and includes a uniform. Ages 4-6 class meets 5:30-6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays April 9 through May 16. Ages 7 and older class meets 5:30-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays April 10 through May 17. For more information, call the Parks office at 816-228-0137 or visit the Website (www.bluespringsgov.com). Register online or at City Hall (903 Main Street) during business hours.

Miscellaneous

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department will offer Kids on the Rock Climbing Camp for ages 7-12. Learn the extreme sport of rock climbing in a safe, controlled environment. Professional coaches will safely instruct on technical and competitive aspects. Complete the session with the opportunity to compete in an actual rock climbing competition. Class is held at the IBEX Climbing Gym, 801 NW South Outer Road in Blue Springs. Sessions are 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Second session is April 3-14. Cost is $40 for the six-class schedule. For more information, call the Parks office at 816-228-0137 or visit the Website (www.bluespringsgov.com). Register online or at City Hall (903 Main Street) during business hours. 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 Athletic 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 website at 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 website (www.kcblues.org). Ongoing: Missouri State Senior Games: Call the MSSG office at (573) 882-1462 or go online (www.smsg.org/senior_games).

Racquetball

Ongoing: Independence YMCA racquetball leagues. For more information, call the YMCA at 816-254-9622.

Running/Triathlons

Registration open for the Hospital Hill Run 5K, 10K and Half Marathon, June 2, starting and finishing in front of Crown Center on Grand Boulevard in Kansas City. The USA Track and Field-certified half marathon, the 10K and the UMKC School of Medicine 5K begin at 7 a.m. All wheelchair events start at 6:50 a.m. Online registration fees through March 31 are $30 for the 5K, $40 for the 10K and $50 for the half marathon. Prices rise to $35, $50 and $60 April 1 through May 29 and $45, $60 and $75 on May 31-June 1 (if available, there is no race-day registration). Paper registrations must be postmarked no later than May 15. To register online, visit www.hospitalhillrun.com/register/athletes.html. For more information, visit www.hospitalhillrun.com/. Ongoing: Blue Springs Running Club, contact Terry Hickam at 816-229-6779. Ongoing: Free Sunday runs offered at Garry Gribble’s Running Sports. Check Website 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 Website 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 Website at www.kcsbd.org or the All American Soap Box Derby Website at aasbd.org for more information.

Soccer

Caledonia Spring Break Soccer Camp, March 20-22 at SportsCity in Blue Springs, for ages 6-18. Camp runs 9-11 a.m. each day. Camp will feature small-sided games and challenging drills to work on players’ vision, awareness and ball control. To register or for more information, contact Chris Dean at 816-377-6917 or coach@caledoniasoccerschool.com. BVAC Youth 6v6 Summer Soccer leagues registration is open until May 4 for grades 1-9. Cost is $69 per person for an eight-game season and includes a team shirt. Games begin May 29. No practices. For more information, contact BVAC at 816-796-8702 or bvac@bvacsports.org or visit www.bvacsports.org. Ongoing: KC Sports Lodge Indoor Soccer Leagues, Soccer Skills Academy and tournament information available at www.kcsportslodge.com. Leagues will include U5 through high school 3v3 leagues, U7-U8 4v4 Leagues on Thursday and Fridays. Full-sided soccer leagues for U9-U15 on Saturdays and Sundays, high school boys 6v6 on Saturdays, high school girls 6v6 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Adult leagues offered Mondays; men’s over 30, men’s leagues are on Thursday nights; adult coed 6v6 offered on Friday nights and Sunday evenings. Elite Coaching Winter Soccer Skills Academy offered on Monday evenings for players U5 through high school. Check website for details, deadlines, start dates and fees. Individuals and team signups available through online registration. For more details, send email to info@kcsportslodge.com or call 816-795-7171. Ongoing: KC Sports Lodge Adult Indoor Soccer Leagues with boarded and non boarded fields. Adult leagues for men, women and coed play offered year round. Sign up as an individual or as an entire team. No experience required. All leagues are 6v6. Coed leagues must have a minimum of two female players on field at all times. For details, please visit www.kcsportslodge.com, send email to info@kcsportslodge.com or call 816-795-7171. Ongoing: BSHS Soccer Alumni Association seeking former soccer players at Blue Springs High School to join. 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 Website (www.bluespringssoccerclub.org) or send email to sewells@sprintmail.com. Ongoing: Soccer Association of Independence. Visit the Website at www.saisoccer.org or call 456-9837. Ongoing: Soccer West. Visit www.soccerwestmo.com, send email to soccerwest1@sbcglobal.net or call 816-229-4502. Ongoing: Oak Grove Soccer League. For information contact Bruce Forthofer at 816-898-7564 or president@oakgrovesoccer.org or visit the Website (www.oakgrovesoccer.org). Ongoing: BVAC Youth Soccer Leagues. For more information, call BVAC at 816-796-8702, visit the Website (www.bvacsports.org) or send email to bvac@bvacsports.org. Ongoing: Raytown Soccer Club. For more information, visit the Website (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. For more information, call 816-503-4873.

Softball

Adair Park Spring League now forming. Cost is $735 per team. Games are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6:30 and 7:45 p.m. for six weeks starting April 10 (7 and 8 week schedule also available). Call Karen at 816-836-4782 for more information. Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department Adult Slow-Pitch Softball Leagues begin the week of April 2. All games will be played at Young Park and Blue Springs Park. Men’s, women’s and coed leagues are available. Visit the website (www.bluespringsgov.com) for complete list of leagues. All leagues have 12-game schedules. Costs range from $330 to $455 per team. Deadline to register was March 12. Late registration will be accepted depending on availability until 5 p.m. March 19 but teams will be assessed a $30 late fee. Prices include ASA sanction fee. A managers meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. March 21 at Vesper Hall. For more information on dates and times or to register, call the Parks office at 816-228-0137 or visit the website. Register online or at City Hall (903 Main St.) during business hours. Tryouts, Rampage 16B looking for a pitcher and a catcher. Contact Mark at markmauer@att.net or 816-214-2200. Team practices and plays in Eastern Jackson County. USSSA “B and C” Qualifier, April 21-22 at Champion Diamonds complex in Nevada, Mo., for age 14 teams. Cost is $195 per team with a three-game guarantee. Deadline to register is April 18. Contact Russ Kemm at 417-667-4993 (day) or 417-667-7974 (evening) or championdiamonds@yahoo.com for more information or to register. USSSA “B and C” Qualifier, April 28-29 at Joplin Athletic Complex in Joplin, Mo., for age 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 teams. Cost is $205 per team with a three-game guarantee. Deadline to register is April 25. Contact Russ Kemm at 417-667-4993 (day) or 417-667-7974 (evening) or championdiamonds@yahoo.com for more information or to register. 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, or click on the “Exceptionals” tab at bsgsa.clubspaces.com. Ongoing: Blue Springs Girls Softball Association. For more information, visit the website at bsgsa.net. Independence Girls Softball Association. For more information, visit the website at www.igsasoftball.com. Ongoing: Lee’s Summit Girls Softball Association is accepting girls from the entire metro area. Information available online at LSGSA.org. Both recreational and competitive teams available. 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 Website (www.hasskc.com), send email to hasskc@sbcglobal.net or call 816-358-4277. Ongoing: KC Metro 50-Plus Softball League. For details or visit the website (www.kcseniorsoftball.com).

Swimming & Diving

Centennial Pool-Plex offering youth swimming lessons for ages 6 months through 18 that are available through the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Divisions include Shrimp (ages 6 months to 3 years) and Sea Horse (ages 3-5) and six levels for ages 5-18: Starfish (introduction to water skills), Guppy (fundamental aquatics skills), Flipper (stroke development), Seal (stroke improvement), Sailfish (stroke refinement) and Barracuda (swimming and skill proficiency as prerequisite to swim team). Cost is $40 per person per session. Sessions are 7:05-7:35 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Remaining session is April 9-May 2. Deadline to register is the Friday before classes begin. Call Blue Springs High School at 816-229-4359 to register or for more information. Ongoing: Centennial Pool-Plex, now run by the Blue Springs School District, offers open lap swimming, swimming and aquatic classes, private swimming lessons, season memberships and private pool parties. Lap swimming hours ar 6:30-7:30 a.m. (6 lanes) and 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (2 lanes) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 8-9 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday (2 lanes); and 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Saturdays (2 lanes). Lap times are for ages 13 and older and ages 13-17 must be accompanied by an adult age 21 or older. Cost is $3 per session or a season membership. Aquatics classes offered are Swimnastics, Aqua-Aerobics and Therapeutic Swim. Cost is $4 per session or a 20-class Wellness Discount Card is available for purchase for $75. Swimnastics is offered 9-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday or 8-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; Aqua-Aerobics is offered 11 a.m. to noon Saturday; and Therapeutic Swim is offered 10:15-11:15 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Private swimming instruction also is available for $18 for a 45-minute session (contact the pool manager at 816-228-0188 to schedule lessons). Youth lessons for ages 6 months through 18 are available through the American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Program. Private parties are available 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 12:30-9 p.m. Saturdays and 2-9 p.m. Sundays. Cost is $90 for the first hour and $40 for each additional half hour. An additional $50 refundable cleaning deposit is also required. Please reserve at least two weeks in advance. For information on these items, call Blue Springs High School at 816-229-3459. Ongoing: Kansas City Dolphins, practices at Centennial Pool-Plex and Blue Springs YMCA in Blue Springs and Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, Kan. Signups are ongoing throughout the year. Visit the Website (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. Visit online (www.tsunamiswimteamkc.org). 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.

Table Tennis

Ongoing: Open play, JACOMO Table Tennis Club in Independence, Monday evenings, 6-9 p.m. For more information, call Dave Baker at 816-229-2253 or send email to dhbakerinc@yahoo.com.

Tennis

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

Ongoing: 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.

Volleyball

Ongoing: Blue Springs Youth Volleyball League. For more information, visit the website 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.

Wrestling

Ongoing: Youth Jaguar Wrestling Club, team practices at Blue Springs South High School. For more information, contact Doug Black at dblack@bssd.net or 816-582-6911. 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 website at www.independenceyouthwrestling.org or contact Chuck Rodgers at 816-254-3716 or Bill Jones at 816-305-2928. Ongoing: Western Stars Youth Wrestling Club, for ages 4-15. For more information, contact Phil Howk at 816-841-9852. 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 email (jheslop@mowest.org) 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.