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Sports Briefs: Lifeguard training offered through May

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Girls softball leagueThe Tahoe City Public Utilities District is still taking sign-ups for its girls softball league for players grades fifth through ninth. Games are scheduled from April 27 through June 6 at various fields in Tahoe City, Truckee, Kings Beach and Incline Village. Games will be played Monday through Saturday. Fee is $75, or $70 for residents (includes jersey and picture package). Coaches are needed. For more information call 583-3440, ext. 10, or e-mail Lvannoy@tcpud.org.Lifeguard trainingThe Northstar Property Owners Association is offering a series of six Red Cross Lifeguard Training and Recertification classes throughout May. Cost is $125 (includes material), or $45 for recertification. Must be 15 or older. Classes will be held May 2 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; May 9 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 10 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; May 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 17 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m; and May 23 starting at 9 a.m. To recertify, participants need only attend the May 17 class. Each class will consist of pool and classroom time. Bring a lunch, swim suit, towel and change of clothes. Participants must be able to swim 500 yards continuously, dive, and surface dive and tread water. Sign up at the Northstar Property Owners Association at 2200 North Village Drive in Truckee. For more information call 562-0322.Truckee Tahoe Golf for a BargainThe Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundations Golfing for Schools card is on sale at Porters Sports in Truckee. The transferable pass is $400 and provides 18-holes of play at seven North Tahoe and Truckee golf courses. There is a limit of eight cards per person, and passes are limited. Some restrictions apply; see http://www.exined.org for details.Summer basketball leagueThe Tahoe City Public Utilities District Parks and Recreation department is offering a “call your own” mens summer basketball league at Rideout Gym from June 14 through Aug. 16. Team registration is available until June 8. There will be 10 games played on Sundays from 5-8 p.m. Team fees are $125 and sponsor fees $150. A managers meeting is scheduled for June 8 at Rideout at 6 p.m. For more information call 583-4440, extension 11, or e-mail lvannoy@tcpud.org.Junior golf summer campsThe Golf Academy at Old Greenwood opens its second year with two new five-day junior summer camps offering five full days of instruction, specifically designed for 13- to 17-year-old golfers. Each players game is evaluated using the latest golf analysis technology. Then a customized improvement plan is developed for each golfer. Camps are co-ed and taught by Academy instructors, including Keith Lyford and Renee Trudeau. Two sessions are available: Beginner and Intermediate Camp from June 22-26 and the Advanced Players Camp from July 13-17. For more information on The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood, call 550-2670 or visit http://www.oldgreenwoodgolfacademy.com.Adult gymnasticsMy Playground in Truckee will offer adult gymnastics classes with new coach Lindy Miller for a 10-week session starting April 18. Participants may join any time after the first session. All levels are welcome, and no experience is required. This one-hour class offers a warm-up with emphasis on body alignment, tumbling, bar, balance beam, vault, rings and Acrosports. Learn how to use your physical structure to support your weight both vertically and when inverted. Classes are held at My Playground in the Pioneer Commerce Center on Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. For more information call 587-7404 or visit http://www.playgroundcentral.com.Tahoe Rim Trail youth backcountry campsThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association in partnership with Sierra Nevada Journeys is offering four three-day, two-night Youth Backcountry Camps for those ages 14 to 18 as a part of its summer trail and educational programs. Camps will be held July 13-15, July 16-18, July 19-21 and July 22-24. The fourth session, July 22-24 is a Latino Youth Backcountry Camp. Each camp has the capacity for 12 students. Cost is $99 for the first three sessions (scholarships are available) and only $25 for the fourth session (the Latino Youth Backcountry Camp). For more information or to register, contact Katy Washington at (775) 298-0238 or katyw@tahoerimtrail.org.NASTC offers Mt. Shasta tripTruckees North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will lead a three-day trip from May 30-June 1 to ski Mt. Shasta. No experience is required to make the ascent. However, experience skiing off-piste is necessary for the descent. All three days will be spent on the mountain, with each day involving ski time as well as well instruction and practice of ski mountaineering skills and techniques. Contact NASTC for additional details at 582-4772 or ski@skinastc.com, or visit http://www.skinastc.com.Volunteers needed for summer adaptive recreation programs Disabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Resort, is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how waterski, cycle and travel through outdoor environments independently. Experience in outdoor recreation is helpful, but not required. Free, mandatory training is provided. Call Vanessa at 581-4161, ext. 203 or e-mail vanessa@disabledsports.net for more information.Donner Lake stand-up paddleboard raceThe Lake Tahoe Paddleboard Association (LTPA) is hosting the Donner Lake Paddleboard andamp; Stand-up Paddleboard Race on Saturday, May 23. This 5-mile event will start at 9 a.m. at West End Beach. Spectators are welcome. Free on-water stand-up paddleboard demonstrations will be available after the race. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Truckee High swim team. For registration information visit http://www.tahoepaddle.com. Soccer training programSierra Mountain Soccer Club will provide two, four-week training sessions at both Riverview Park in Truckee and North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista this summer. The training sessions, available for children of all abilities and taught by Director of Coaching Amy Machin-Ward, will run from June 22 to July 16, and again from July 20 to Aug. 13. Players will train twice a week at their preferred location. Truckee will host players ages 4 to 18 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tahoe Vista will host preschool- and elementary-age children Mondays and Wednesdays. To sign up, visit sierramountainsoccer.com or contact SMSC at 530-587-2633 or kelly@sierramountainsoccer.com.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $3 per player year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.1 p.m.Cheerleading, tumbling campTeri McKinney is offering a cheerleading and tumbling camp on the shore of Donner Lake this summer. Participants will need to wear comfortable clothes and bring lunch, bathing suit, sun block and lots of water. Camps will be taught by McKinney as well as Ashley Hartman and Javier Espinoza. There will be free beach time each day. A half day (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) costs $75 and a full day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.) costs $150. For questions call Teri at (775) 624-6994. The sessions are as follows:SESSION 1: June 15-19SESSION 2: June/July 29-3SESSION 3: July 13-17SESSION 4: July 27-31SESSION 5: August 3-7SESSION 6: August 17-21