Sports Briefs | Fly fishing classes available for children |

Sports Briefs | Fly fishing classes available for children

Fly fishing for kidsTahoe Truckee Fly Fishers is offering a two-day class for ages 11-15 to introduce boys and girls to the sport of fly fishing. Classes will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31. Saturday will be an indoor class introducing students to equipment requirements, knot-tying and how to set up a balanced system. Sunday will be spent out on the water, learning wading safety, stream entomology, how to read the water, fly casting, etc. Parents are encouraged to join us to observe their child learning the basic skills. Cost is $ 50, with rods supplied for the class). Call 530-582-7720 for registration and more info.Tahoe Twins youth baseball campThe Tahoe Twins will host a summer baseball camp on their home field at North Tahoe Regional Park from July 19-21, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day. The camp is open to all players ages 6-12. Cost is $100 for all three days, or $40 per day, and includes drinks and a camp T-shirt. Campers must bring a lunch. All proceeds will go toward the completion and upkeep of the North Tahoe Regional Park field. The camp, which will end each day with a game, will be led by Twins Manager Bob Habeger with instruction from current twins players. Check in will be from 8:45-9:15 on Field 1. To sign up, contact Habeger at girlsandamp;#8217; basketball campThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is putting on a girlsandamp;#8217; basketball camp for ages 6-10 from Monday through Friday, July 18-22 from 1-4 p.m. Join guest coach Angelo Tenorio for a week of basketball technique and training. Cost is $60. Call 582-7720 for more info.Donner Ski Ranch to host Cal-Neva Extreme Rock CrawlingThe Cal-Neva Extreme Rock Crawling competition will kick off round three at Donner Ski Ranch on July 9-10. Cal-Neva Extreme is a four-round, natural-terrain rock crawling series that delivers an action-packed weekend with more than 140 courses run each day. Gates open at 9 a.m., with competition beginning at 10. Adult tickets will be sold on-sight for $15 (two-day value pass $20). Kids ages 8-15 are $5 and ages 7 and younger are free. For more information go to needed for lacrosse tournamentsThe Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association is seeking volunteers for its Tahoe Tournament from July 22-24 (Open Division) and July 30-31 (U19 or high school division). Later in the fall, additional volunteers are needed for the Laxtoberfest Tournament at Squaw Valley on Oct. 1. The Tahoe Truckee Lacrosse Association is also on the lookout for newbies to participate in the sport. Those interested in playing or volunteering should contact Bud Haley at 775-636-5978. For information visit Summer swimming race seriesThe Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters Swim Team will host a series of races this summer. Races are all 1-mile cable swims beginning from Donner Lakeandamp;#8217;s West End Beach. Remaining races will be held on July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 24. Races begin at 8 a.m., with day-of registration from 7:15-7:45 a.m. Swimmers do not have to be a registered USMS masters swimmer to compete. Pre-register on or by calling 530-582-7720. Cost is $10 or $35 for the entire series. For more information e-mail or call 530-582-2361.Elite alpine ski endurance trainingJulie Young of Truckee is offering a summer training program for J1 through J3 ski racers. Workouts include road and mountain biking, trail running and hiking to integrate with alpine-specific strength conditioning. Sessions last 1.5 hours and will be held Monday or Tuesday afternoons or Friday mornings weekly, for eight weeks. The first session starts the first week of July. Cost is $200 per eight-week session, or $20 a session for drop-ins. Contact Julie Young at or visit sailing campsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering junior Pico Laser sailing camps on Donner Lake. The camps are for ages 8-17, with registration for beginners, intermediates and advanced classes. Classes are four days, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Shoreline Park on Donner Lake. Participants must be competent swimmers. Cost is $190 for TDRPD residents per session or $200 for non-residents. Call 582-7720 for more info.Womenandamp;#8217;s trail-running groupJoin a womenandamp;#8217;s trail-running group led by Julie Young of Truckee. All abilities are encouraged to join. Training takes place Mondays from 6:30-7:30 a.m., in eight week sessions. Cost is $135 per eight-week session. For more information e-mail or visit;#8217;s cycling training groupJulie Young of Truckee will lead a training group providing comprehensive cycling workouts as well as the opportunity to build overall strength and endurance for those seeking the cross-training aspect. All abilities are encouraged to join. Training takes place Thursdays from 5:15-6:45 p.m., in eight week sessions. Cost is $200 per eight-week session. For more information e-mail or visit PickleballThe TDRPD will offer drop-in Pickleball on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Community Recreation Center. Cost is $4 per session. For more information contact Pete Kristian at 530-550-4452 or gym at RideoutOpen gym is being offered at the Rideout in Tahoe City on Tuesday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Cost is $2 per person.

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