Wallace Johnson to head youth baseball program
GARY | The JWA Boys and Girls Club will partner with former major league player and coach Wallace Johnson and the Northshore Amateur Sports Academy in teaching baseball to boys and girls ages 9-12. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Games will be played on Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.
Program costs $55 per child, which includes one-year club membership, a T-shirt and baseball camp. For details, call Kenneth Monroe at (219) 885-5501.
Summer Brickie Tennis Academy holding programs
HOBART | The Summer Brickie Tennis Academy is holding a variety of programs at the Hobart High School Tennis Facility, 2211 E. 10th St.
They include 10-and-under day camps which include three-day sessions of June 9-12, June 16-19 and June 23-26, from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for ages 4-6 (cost $110 per session) and from 10 to 11 a.m. for ages 7-10 (cost $120 per session).
* Brickie Youth Team Tennis will run from July 1 to Aug. 7. Level I (ages 4-6) will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; Level II (ages 7-11) will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $55 for one night a week and $95 for two nights a week. Cost includes team uniform, one-year USTA membership, and subscription to Bounce or SMASH magazine.
For details, call (219) 808-2002 or go to email@example.com.
Summer camps at Dave Griffin's Baseball School
GRIFFITH | Dave Griffin's Baseball School will hold two summer camps fro ages 7-13 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 23-26 and July 14-17. Alex Triantafillo and members of the Purdue University Calumet baseball team will help provide instruction at the camp. Cost is $125 per person per camp.
For details, call (219) 922-1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrean holding summer sport camps
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway, is holding a variety of sport camps this summer.
* The Volleyball Camp will be held July 21-24. Times are from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. for incoming freshmen (cost $65); from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for grades 2-5 (cost $55); and from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. (cost $65). For details, go to www.andreanhs.com.
* The All-Skills Basketball Camp for ages 8-14 will be from 2 to 5 p.m. June 16-19. Cost is $70. For details, contact Scott Hicko at (219) 313-2605 or email@example.com.
* The Girls Basketball Calmp for girls entering grades 3-8 will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 23-26. Cost is $50. For details, contact Tony Scheub at (219) 680-7024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
* Soccer Striker and Keeper Camp for boys and girls in grades 5-8 will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $80. For details, contact Anthony Pagorek at email@example.com.
Fort Wayne United holding soccer tryouts
The Fort Wayne United Futbol Club will be conducting soccer tryouts June 11-12 for age groups U12-U18. For tryout information, contact Dave Kurtz at (219) 746-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jon Henderlong at 219-306-1094.
The FW United West Heat U16 boys soccer team won the Indiana State Cup Championship this past weekend -- the team's third state title in four years -- and will be competing in the Regional Championship, June 21 in Dayton Ohio. The club is comprised of select players from Chesterton, Crown Point, LaPorte, Munster, Schererville, South Bend, and Valparaiso.
Adult, College and High School League at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | The Fieldhouse-Merrillville is starting its Adult, College and Boys High School summer recreational basketball league. All games will be played on Sunday evening and each team will be guaranteed a nine-game season running from June 8 through Aug. 10.
Cost is $495 per team or $125 for individual registration. Each team must provide a clock operator and/or scorekeeper for each game. Registration deadline is today. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Hobart Brickies holding boys basketball camp
HOBART | The Hobart Brickies Boys Basketball camp for players in grades 3-8 as of the 2013-2014 school year, will be held June 16-19 in the main gymnasium of the high school -- enter Door 18. Times are from 10:30 a.m. to noon for grades 3-5 (cost $50), and from 1 to 3 p.m. for grades 6-8 (cost $60).
For details, contact the HHS athletic department at (219) 942-8521, ext. 8035.
Purdue University Calumet hosting basketball camps
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet Athletics will be hosting summer camps.
* Basketball: The Little Dribblers Camp for boys and girls ages 6-8 will run from 9 a.m. to noon June 16-19, cost is $40 per camper; The Boys Basketball Day Camp for boys ages 8-14 will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16-19, cost is $65 per camper; The Girls Basketball Day Camp for girls ages 8-14 will run from 9 a.m. to noon July 7 , cost is $40 per camper.
* Soccer: The Goalkeeper Academy for boys and girls ages 10-17 will run from 5 to 7 p.m. June 24-26, cost is $75 per camper; The Take Flight Academy for boys and girls ages 5-6 will run from 10 a.m. to noon June 27-26, cost is $60 per camper; The Junior Girls Academy for girls ages 7-12 will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 27-29, cost is $90 per camper.
* Volleyball: The Summer Volleyball Camp will run from July 14-18. Times are from 9 to 11 a.m. for grades K-4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for grades 5-8, and from 2:30 to 5 p.m. for high school. Cost is $100 for grades K-4, and $120 for grades 5-12.
For details, or to download a brochure, visit the camps page on the Purdue Calumet athletics website at www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/camps.
Individuals may also contact the PUC athletics office at (219) 989-2540 or via email at email@example.com.
Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | The Summer Basketball League at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court, for boys and girls in grades 3-8 will start June 24. Girls in grades 4-8 and boys in grades 3-6 will play on Tuesdays, boys in grades 7-8 will play on Wednesdays, and boys in high school will play on Sundays.
The league will consist of eight games plus a single-elimination tournament. Cost is $495 per team or $125 per individual. For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Free 'Share the Rock' hoops camp coming to Gary
GARY | A free "Share the Rock" youth basketball camp is set for June 14 at the Hudson-Campbell Sports Center, 455 Massachusetts St. The camp is for boys and girls in grades 3-8 and will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All campers will receive a free T-shirt and lunch. The camp will be led by Purdue University Calumet men's basketball coach Dan Voudrie.
For details, contact Voudrie at (815) 592-6646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennis programs starting at Match Point, Andrean
A variety of summer tennis programs are being held at Match Point Tennis Club, 1111 Reyome Dr., Griffith, and Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway, Merrillville.
10-and-Under Tennis, which will use age-appropriate equipment, will be held on Tuesdays (June 17, 24, July 8, 15 22, 29, Aug. 5 and 12) from 4 to 5 p.m. at Match Point, and on Fridays (June 13, 20 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1 and 18) from 4 to 5 p.m. at Andrean. Cost for each eight-meeting program is $75.
USTA Jr. Team Tennis will run from June 9 to July 17 at Match Point Tennis Club. Co-ed team matches, with events in boys singles and doubles, girls singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. All matches will be played at Match Point on Thursdays at 4 p.m.; team practices and instruction will be on Mondays at 4 p.m. Cost is $125 per player -- current USTA membership is required.
The USTA Jr. Team Tennis Northwest Indiana Traveling League, where co-ed teams play home and away matches in Lake and Porter counties starting June 10. Cost is $40. USTA membership is not required.
Junior Tennis Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at Match Point; and from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Andrean.
Start/Restart, an instructional program for adults who want to play tennis for the first time or to get back in the game, will be held Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Match Point starting July 16. Cost for six meetings is $75 per player.
Mylan World Team Tennis, a coed recreational league for adults, will be held on Mondays from 6 to 8 p.m. at Match Point starting June 23. Cost is $85 per player.
For details about any of the programs, call Donn Gobbie at (219) 629-3821 or go to tennis219.com.
Lap Swim at Munster HS Aquatic Center
MUNSTER | The Munster High School Aquatic Center will hold lap swim for the public on Mondays through Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. starting the week of June 9 and running through the week of July 21. Cost for Munster residents is $1 for adults and $2 for families -- children under 14 free. General admission is $4 for children under 14 and adults, and $10 for families. All School Town of Munster employees and their families are free.
River Forest holding Ingot Open golf outing
HOBART | The River Forest High School athletic department will be hosting its 11th annual "Ingot Open" golf outing, June 21 at Indian Ridge Country Club. The outing will begin at 8 a.m. For details about playing in or sponsoring the outing, call Jason Quigg at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3009.
NWI Region Bowl-A-Thon June 13 at Stardust II
MERRILLVILLE | The Junior Achievement NWI Region Bowl-A-Thon will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. June 13 at Stardust Bowl II. Teams will consist of five bowlers. Cost is $15 per bowler, which includes two games, shoes and food. Each bowler is asked to raise at least $50.
For details, contact Katie Hobgood at (219) 399-8789 or email@example.com.
Hammond Soccer holding fall registration
HAMMOND | Hammond Soccer will hold registration for the fall season at the Hessville Youth Soccer Complex, 167th Street and New Hampshire, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 10, June 12 and June 17; and from 9:30 a.m. to noon June 21. The league is for boys and girls ages 7-14 -- must be 7 by Aug. 1, 2014.
Registration fee is $75 plus at $25 uniform fee (jersey, shorts and socks). Checks should be made payable to "Hammond Soccer Club." All fees are due at registration, where new players need to provide a copy of birth certificate, and all players need to provide two small pictures for ID cards.
For details, contact Tom Payonk at (219) 845-7947 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Armando Garza at (219) 765-2604, or go to www.hammondsoccer.org.
Millennium Soccer Association holding sign-ups, tryouts
MERRILLVILLE | Millennium Soccer Association is holding sign-ups and tryouts at St. Elijah Church, 8700 Taft St. Sign-ups for the MSA Youth Academy/In-House Program for U6-U10 boys and girls will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 11 and June 12.
Tryouts for U11 and U12 boys and girls will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. June 9, 11 and 12; sign-ups for U13 and U14 boys and girls will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 9, 11 and 12; tryouts for U15 and U16 boys and girls will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; and tryouts for U17 and U18 boys and girls will be from 5 to 6 p.m. June 10 and 17.
For details, contact Vangel Nacovski at (219) 577-5509 or go to www.millenniumsoccer.org.
Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23-26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St., for boys and girls in grades 2-8. Cost is $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration form are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax. For details, call (219) 779-9632.
Diamond Kings holding MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp
SCHERERVILLE | The Diamond Kings MLB Summer Skills Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 will be held at the Schererville League Baseball Fields, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 1-2. Former professional and collegiate players and coaches from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs and Windy City Thunderbolts will instruct hitting, pitching, fielding and game situations, and run skill competitions for prizes. Each player will receive an MLB skills cmap t-shirt. Lunch will be provided both days.
Cost is $95 per player. Team discounts available. Deadline to sign up is June 25. To register, go to www.TrainDK.com, or call (219) 558-2273.
Jim East giving basketball shooting lessons
MERRILLVILLE | Basketball shooting lessons are now being scheduled for the month of June at the Fieldhouse-Merrillville. Jim East, a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, and the longtime varsity boys basketball coach at Merrillville High School is the instructor. The times and dates of the lessons will be scheduled for the convenience of the student. All lessons are 1-1 and are one hour in length. Boys and girls in grades 3-12 will be accepted.
Call (219) 662-8157 or (219) 308-5504 for more information.
Region Storm 17U baseball team seeks players
The Region Storm 17U baseball team is looking for a shortstop or outfielder for this coming summer season. Serious and experienced travel players should contact Ken Haluska at (219) 313-4726 or email@example.com.
Pro U basketball camps at The Fieldhouse
MERRILLVILLE | Pro U will hold its June basketball camps for boys and girls in grades 3-12 at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 East 99th Court. On June 9-11, the FUNdamentals Camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Strictly Shooting Camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m. On June 23-25, the Guard and Big Man Camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon, and the Strictly Shooting Camp will run from 1 to 3 p.m.
Registration is $50 for each session or $45 per session if campers attend two sessions in one week. Cost for each addition family member is $30.
For details, call (219) 738-2424 or go to www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.
Schererville Heat 12U softball team seeks two players
The Schererville Heat 12U travel softball team is looking for two position players. For more information, contact Al August at (219) 689-3608 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeff Almaraz at (219) 688-9295.
AAU state track meet June 14-15 at Andrean
MERRILLVILLE | The Hammond Track Club of Northwest Indiana will host at two-day AAU District Qualifier (State) Track and Field Championship Meet, June 14-15 at Andrean High School. Competition for ages groups 8-and-under through 12 will be on 14th; competition for age groups 13 through 18 will be on the 15th.
The top 16 athletes in each running event, the top five athletes in the field events, and the top four relays advance to the Area 13 National Qualifier Track and Field Championships held June 26-29 at Auburn High School in Rockford.
For details, contact Joe Mis at (219) 931-6587 or email@example.com. To register, go to www.coacho.com.
Indiana Elite travel baseball seeks managers, coaches
The Indiana Elite travel baseball program is looking for interested managers and coaches for multiple ages for 2015 season. For details, call Jeff Myszak at (219) 545-2241.
Lansing Old Timers holding baseball tournament
LANSING | The Lansing Old Timers Baseball Tournament will take place July 17-22 at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex, 16500 Chicago Ave. The tourney is for 8U, 9U and 11U in-house all-star teams or part-time travel teams with 25 games or less. Cost is $400 per team -- $450 if not paid by June 30. Three games are guaranteed if eight teams entered in division.
For details, contact Brian Modjeski at (708) 418-0908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Illiana Blackbirds holding summer skate sessions
The Illiana Blackbirds junior hockey team is holding summer skate sessions from men ages 16-20 at Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 N. White Oak Ave., Dyer, and at McFetridge Sports Center, 3843 N. California Ave., Chicago).
The skate sessions at Midwest will be on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 3 through Aug. 19. The skate sessions at McFetridge will be on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. from June 5 through Aug. 21. Cost for attending sessions at each site is $200; cost for attending sessions at both sites is $350,
For details, contact Jacqueline Owerko at (312) 301-8200 or email@example.com, or go to www.illianablackbirds.com.
IU Northwest holding summer basketball camp
GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host its fifth annual 2014 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for boys and girls ages 6-18, from July 14-17 at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, 3400 Broadway. Times ares from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. for ages 6-12, and from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 13-18.
Cost is $60, and $50 for each additional child. For details, call (219) 980-6793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
College softball coaches holding camp in Munster
MUNSTER | College softball coaches from the midwest will be at Community Park on June 12 to coach and evaluate local players. Girls will graduation years of 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 are all eligible to participate. For details, call or text Rick Baker at (219) 613-1017 or www.nwisoxfastpitch.com.
River Forest looking for volleyball head coach
HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a head coach for girls varsity volleyball. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.
Andrean holding softball summer camp
MERRILLVILLE | Andrean High School softball head coach Brooke Baker-Runyon has announced dates for the Andrean Softball Summer Camp, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17.
For details or to obtain at registration form, call or text Baker-Runyon at (219) 427-4876.
South Suburban holding championship basketball camp
SOUTH HOLLAND | The South Suburban College Basketball CAmps begin June 16. The Championship Basketball Camp runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16-19 -- cost is $105. The Championships Skills Basketball Camp runs from 1 to 4 p.m. June 23-26 -- cost is $60. For those who enroll in both camps, the cost is $140. The camps are for boys and girls ages 7-17.
For details, call John Pigatti at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2524.
Crown Point Lacrosse hosting summer youth camp
CROWN POINT | Crown Point Lacrosse will host a youth lacrosse camp June 23-26 at the Crown Point Sportsplex, 1313 E. North St. Boys and girls grades 2-8. Cost is $60 for residents and $75 for non-residents. Rental equipment is available. Pre-registration is required. Camp information and registration forms are available at www.freeteams.net/cplax.
For details, call (219) 779-9632.
Indoor ice skating at Midwest Training and Ice
DYER | Midwest Training and Ice Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., is offering open skate from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sundays; and cosmic skate -- lights turned down with disco ball and music -- from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays.
Midwest also holds preschool open gyms for ages 5 and under from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Fridays.
For details, call (219) 558-8811.
Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational on June 23
SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet will host the 34th annual Powers-Purdue Calumet Golf Invitational, June 23 at Briar Ridge Country Club. Cost for the event, which will benefit athletic and student scholarship funds, is $250 per golfer or $1,000 per foursome.
Sponsorships are available, ranging from $200 to $5,000. For details, call Janet Hero at (219) 989-2540.
Three-on-three basketball tourney in Hammond
HAMMOND | The "Who Got Game?" annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament, sponsored by Hammond councilman Anthony Higgs, will take place June 21 at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park located amid Highland and Tapper avenues. Free ages divisions are 10-12, 13-15 and 16-18. Cost to enter the 19-and-over age division is $100 per four-man team.
All participants will receive a T-shirt. Trophies will be awarded to first- and second-place teams. Cash prize will be awarded to 19-and-over champions. Registration deadline is June 8.
For details, call Higgs at (219) 937-1709, Paul Buck at (219) 688-6321 or Charles Comer at (219) 902-0649.
Four Winds Invitational 5K run/walk on June 15
SOUTH BEND | The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds casinos have announced the inaugural 5K Run and Fitness Walk, June 15 at the Blackthorn Golf Club, kicking off a week of festivities leading up to the 2014 Four Winds Invitational, a pro women's golf tournament.
The run and walk will start at 8 a.m. and 8:05 a.m., respectively, at the back entrance to the club located at 3575 Moreau Ct. Registration is being taken through June 8. Cost is $25 for the run and $20 for the walk. Late registration is $30 and $25. Participants may register at runsignup.com/Race/IN/SouthBend/FourWindsInvitational5K.
For details, contact race director Tim Firestone at email@example.com.
River Forest looking for varsity volleyball coach
HOBART | River Forest High School is looking for a varsity volleyball head coach. Those interested should call Dennis Leonard at (219) 962-7551, ext. 3006.
Midwest Irish 18U baseball team seeks pitcher, outfielder
The Midwest Irish 18U baseball team is looking for a pitcher and outfielder. For details, contact coach Shane Brogan at (708) 738-5609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baseball skills evaluation at Andrean High School
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Baseball Academy will hold "My Pro Day", a comprehensive baseball skills evaluation for players ages 6-18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 at Andrean High School, 5959 Broadway. For details, go to www.MyProDay.com.
Softball team seeks 16U pitcher
A 16U softball team is looking for a pitcher. The team will play in 8-10 A/B ASA/NSA tournaments in June through August. For a private tryout, call Martin at (219) 588-2017.
Registration open for mud volleyball tournament
HOBART | Registration is now open for the Hobart Jaycees Mud Volleyball Tournament, scheduled for Aug. 2-3 at the Hobart Rugby Field, 112 E. Old Ridge Road. Cost to register coed teams -- two women must be playing at all times -- is $200. For details, go to hobartjaycees.com or email email@example.com.
Crete Phoenix 12U softball team seeks players
The Crete Phoenix 12U softball team is looking to add a starting pitcher and a position player. To arrange a confidential tryout, call general manager Bill Wheeler at (708) 825-3784.
'Best of the Best' AAU girls basketball tourney July 9
HIGHLAND | Future Hoopers of America and former Washington and UIC basketball star Dejeanette Flournoy will host the "Best of the Best" elite girls basketball showcase tournament, July 9 at the Lincoln Center. The event plans to attract 40 of the top girls AAU teams from across the nation as well as many collegiate coaches.
The event is seeking sponsors. Those interested should contact Flournoy at (773) 744-0985 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elite 15U baseball team seeking players
An Elite 15U travel baseball team is looking for a few players. For team and tryout information, call Matt Hopkins at (219) 713-7992.
Lady Playmakers 12U softball team seeks two players
The Lady Playmakers 12U girls softball team is looking for two dedicated players -- in particular catcher/infielder. The team plays a full travel schedule. For a tryout, contact Billy Pierce at (219) 381-7007.
Former all-state catcher joins Diamond Kings staff
ST. JOHN | Former Crown Point all-star catcher and Butler University standout Nick Hladek is available to hitting and catching lessons at Diamond Kings. For details, call (219) 558-2273 or go to www.TrainDK.com.
Morris Elite Baseball accepting applications for coaches
Morris Elite Baseball is accepting applications for experienced coaches to add to its growing baseball organization. For details, contact Bobby Morris at (219) 677-2183 or email email@example.com.
Hard Court Classic girls tourney at Bloom Township
CHICAGO | Bloom Township High School will host the "Hard Court Classic", a girls high school basketball tournament, on June 20-21. Cost is $200 per team. There will be a four-game guarantee. Teams may play three games on that Friday, and one game the following Saturday, or two games each day. Games starts at 9 a.m. each day. There will be a JV division if enough teams are interested.
For details, contact Ron Newquist at (708) 259-8067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.