Sports Briefs: Free soccer clinics offered in Truckee, Kings Beach |

Sports Briefs: Free soccer clinics offered in Truckee, Kings Beach

Truckee Outrigger Club offering classesKawaiulu O Tahoe is offering a two-weekend outrigger canoe paddling class through the Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District starting May 30. The public may also drop in for one of the clubs open Monday sessions at Donner Lakes West End Beach at 5:45 p.m. throughout the summer. Call 582-7720 to sign up for the classes, or visit the clubs Yahoo Group page at to learn more.Jakes Fishing DerbyJakes 16th Annual Charity Fishing Derby will be held on Sunday, May 31 starting one hour before sunrise and ending at noon. The angler who reels in the largest mackinaw is awarded $1,000; the largest brown trout is worth $500 and the largest rainbow $250. Entry fee is $50 and includes a T-shirt, Jakes buffet brunch (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) and a raffle. All proceeds benefit Boy Scouts Troop 266 in Tahoe City. Register in Tahoe City at Jakes On The Lake or Pete n Peters. For more information or to donate to the charity raffle call 583-0188.Free soccer clinics, summer training programSierra Mountain Soccer Club coaches will host three free clinics for players ages 4 and older. The first clinic is Monday, June 1 at the Truckee Elementary School turf field, the second is Wednesday, June 3 at the Glenshire Elementary School field, and the third is Friday, June 5 at the North Tahoe Boys and Girls Club/Kings Beach Elementary School field. All clinics will run from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Players will be divided according to age and ability and placed in training groups for basic soccer instruction. No pre-registration required. All equipment will be provided by the Club. Administrators will be available to distribute information about the Summer Training Program and accept registrations. For more information about Sierra Mountain Soccer Club or to print out the registration forms for the Summer Training Program, visit or call 587-2633.TDRPD softball practicesThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is going to kickstart the womens softball season with two fun preseason events. Players will meet at Riverview Sports Park at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 and Wednesday, June 10 for practice, barbecue and beverages. This is a great way for the players to get together and prepare for the upcoming season. The season starts June 17 with games on Wednesday nights in Tahoe City and Truckee. For more information on the practices or the league contact Pete with the TDRPD at 582-7720.AYSO taking registrationWalk-in registration for Truckees fall AYSO season will be held at the Parks and Rec building on Thursday, June 4 from 5:30-7 p.m. AYSO has programs for ages 4-18, and walk-in registration is the easiest way for new and returning players to sign up. Walk-in fees are the lowest available at $45 for U5 and $55 for U6-U19. Additional discounts will be available at the event. Also learn how to become a coach, referee, board member or other volunteer. Mail-in registration information and details on the AYSO-sponsored summer camp can be found at needed for summer adaptive recreation programsDisabled 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 for more information.Truckee Little League raffleTruckee Little League will raffle off a new Sea-Doo personal watercraft and trailer in a fundraiser to build a practice facility for year-round use. The winner will be drawn on June 12 at the Little League championship game. Raffle tickets cost $20 and can be purchased from any Truckee Little League or Babe Ruth player, their coaches, or at Thin Air Motorsports on East River Street in Truckee. For more information contact Jay England at Drop-in field hockeyThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering field hockey this summer at Riverview Sports Park. Players of all abilities are welcome. Some instruction will be available and some equipment is available for loan. Field hockey runs from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday evenings all summer. No pre-registration is required. Cost is $3 per player. For more information call Paula at 208-6122 or contact the TDRPD at 582-7720 or at 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 or contact SMSC at 587-2633 or 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 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 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 golf programLocal youth can play golf with the pros this summer through the Lake Tahoe Truckee Youth Golf Foundation and U.S. Kids Golf. The foundation has launched a summer golf program based on the U.S. Kids Golf curriculum. The weeklong program, for ages 6 through 17, will be offered at Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach and Timilick Tahoe in the Martis Valley. All classes are under the instruction of PGA professional instructors, and the cost is $100 per student per week. The program will be offered several different weeks throughout the summer. To learn more or to sign up visit gymnasticsMy Playground in Truckee is offering adult gymnastics classes with new coach Lindy Miller for a 10-week session that started 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 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 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

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