Sports Briefs: Sierra Mountain Soccer Club to hold tryouts June 29-July 2

Soccer tryoutsSierra Mountain Soccer Club (SMSC) will hold tryouts for its 2009-2010 season from June 29 to July 2 at Truckee Riverview Park. Tryouts are for competitive and developmental teams in the fall and spring. To download registration forms go to For more info e-mail Kelly at or call 587-2633.Free womenandamp;#8217;s golf clinicTo celebrate Womenandamp;#8217;s Golf Month, Resort at Squaw Creek is offering a free one-hour golf clinic for women on Tuesday, June 30 at 5 p.m. Assistant Golf Director Carrie Degree will lead the class. Space is limited; reservations can be made by calling 581-6637. Women and junior golf clinics are available for $15 every Tuesday through August. Resort at Squaw Creek also offers a Creek Card for $99, which offers 50 percent off every round played, and other perks like a free bucket of range balls per visit.Firecracker Mile Fun RunThe annual Fourth of July Firecracker Mile Fun Run, a fundraiser for Auburn Ski Club, starts outside US Bank on Donner Pass Road at 9:45 a.m. and ends in downtown Truckee. The first 500 runners to finish receive a souvenir water bottle. Register before the event ($15 adults, $10 kids) or sign up day-of ($20 adults, $15 kids). Registration opens at 9 a.m. race day. Go to for more information about how to register. Proceeds go to help support junior Nordic ski programs in the area.Coed soccer leagueThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District coed soccer league will enter its 15th year this summer. The season is scheduled to begin July 19 and continue on Sundays thru October. Games are at River View Sports Park, with game times at 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Cost is $405 per team due at sign-up. A $140 playerandamp;#8217;s fee is due at or before the first game. The season will consist of at least eight games and playoffs, with two divisions. Players looking for teams or more information can contact or call 582-7720.Lunch basketball adds a dayThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is expanding its lunchtime basketball program to Tuesdays starting July 7. Adult drop-in basketball will now be available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $3 per player. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720 or Rideout Community Center hoursRideout Community Center will be closed on Sundays starting July 5, and will close at 8 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. on weekdays. For more information and to view the activity schedule go to For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 583-3440, ext. 10.Junior sailing campsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering junior sailing camps for kids between the ages of 8 and 17, using 12-foot Escape sailboats. Camps are held at Shoreline Park on Donner Lake from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the following dates: July 6-9 (novice), July 13-16 (novice), July 20-23 (intermediate), Aug. 3-6 (novice), Aug. 10-13 (intermediate) and Aug. 17-20 (advanced). Cost is $190 for residents and $200 for non-residents. Register at the Community Center in Truckee. Call 582-7720 and ask for Angelo for more information.Junior sailing race team, clinicsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is recruiting for advanced junior sailors to compete in the Tahoe Yacht Clubandamp;#8217;s Monday Night Laser Series on Lake Tahoe through Aug. 17. Races are held off the Lake Forest Boat Ramp from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $225 for residents and $235 for non-residents. The TDRPD also will hold race clinics on July 17, July 24 and Aug. 7, all from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shoreline Park on Donner Lake. Register at the Community Center in Truckee. Call 582-7720 and ask for Angelo for more information.Pop Warner sign-upsNorth Tahoe Rams Pop Warner football teams are looking for players for the summer season. Games begin in July. Kids ages 7 to 12 can apply. Teams are made up by age and weight. For more information contact coach Dennis Perry at (775) 240-0862 or at, or visit team sports campsThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District will host a number of sports camps throughout the summer (listed below). All four- to five-day camps cost $60. Call 582-7720 for more information.andamp;#8212; Girls hoops: July 6-10, 1-4 p.m., Truckee High (ages 6-10)andamp;#8212; Baseball camp: July 6-10, 9 a.m.-noon, Regional Park (ages 7-9); July 13-17, 9 a.m.-noon, Regional Park (ages 10-15) andamp;#8212; Lacrosse: July 13-16, 9 a.m.-noon, River View Park (ages 9-15)andamp;#8212; Boys hoops: July 27-31, 9 a.m.-noon, Truckee High (ages 6-10)andamp;#8212; Wolverine football camp: July 27-31, 9 a.m.-noon, Surprise Stadium (ages 8-13)andamp;#8212; Advanced hoops: July 27-31, 1-4 p.m., Truckee High (ages 10-16) andamp;#8212; Girls volleyball: Aug. 3-7, 9 a.m.-noon, Alder Creek Middle School gym (grades 5-9)Summer rock climbingTruckeeandamp;#8217;s North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) offers private guided rock climbing lessons on Donner Summit for both individuals and groups. Check with NASTC for its special localandamp;#8217;s rate. For more information go to or call 582-4772.Soccer trainingSierra Mountain Soccer Club will provide a four-week training session at Truckee Riverview Park and North Tahoe Regional Park from July 20 to Aug. 13. The training sessions are available for children of all abilities and taught by Director of Coaching Amy Machin-Ward. 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, call 587-2633 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 playerandamp;#8217;s game is evaluated using the latest golf analysis technology. Then a customized improvement plan is developed for each golfer. Camps are coed and taught by Academy instructors, including Keith Lyford and Renee Trudeau. One session remains: The Advanced Playerandamp;#8217;s Camp from July 13-17. For more information on The Golf Academy at Old Greenwood, call 550-2670 or visit recreation program volunteersDisabled Sports USA Far West 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.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 Tahoe Rim Trail hikesThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering four full-moon hikes starting from the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead. Dates include Tuesday, July 7, Thursday, Aug. 6, Friday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 4. Expect casually paced hikes for all ages over 10. Bring a flashlight, layered clothing and water. No dogs. TRTA Membership is required. Memberships start at $20 for one year. Space is limited; sign up in advance. For more information or to sign up call (775) 298-0012 or e-mail 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 Altitude Basketball CampWorld Events is holding its High Altitude Basketball Camp at the Village at Squaw from July 6-10. The camp is for boys and girls grades third through 12th. Rates vary for overnight campers and daytime commuters. Team pricing and family packages are available. Call (775) 342-7333 for more information. To register for the camp go to 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.andamp;#8211;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. Remaining sessions are as follows:Session 3: July 13-17Session 4: July 27-31Session 5: August 3-7Session 6: August 17-21

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