Winter softball camps at VU
VALPARAISO | Valparaiso's softball team will host a a pair of camps this winter. The hitting/pitching camp will be Jan. 19, while the all-skills camp will be Feb. 23. Both camps are available for children in grades two through 12. The cost is $65 for each camp. The hitting-pitching camp will run in two separate two-hour sessions. Additional early-bird camps for grades eight through 12 are available for an extra $40. A video swing analysis is available for an extra $30. The all-skills camp will be split into separate three-hour groups (grades two to seven and eight to 12). For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com.
Portage winter baseball camp scheduled
PORTAGE | The Portage All-Star Baseball Camp for grades one to eight will begin Saturday in the high school fieldhouse. Sessions will be held each Saturday through Feb. 1 except for Dec. 28. Grades one to four will meet from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and grades five to eight from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Participants will receive individual instruction in hitting, fielding and throwing from Portage coaches and players. Cost is $95, $40 for each additional sibling. For details, email email@example.com.
Dodgeball, kickball available at Portage Parks
PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage Park Department's winter dodgeball and kickball leagues will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays from Monday through Dec. 20 at the park office in Woodland Park. The cost for youth dodgeball or kickball (ages 7 to 14) is $25 for Portage residents, $35 for non-residents. Dodgeball games will be played from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 to 20, at Oakwood Hall, while kickball games will run from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20, at Oakwood Hall. The cost for adult coed dodgeball is $150 per team. Games will be played from 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays in Oakwood Hall, Jan. 9 to Feb. 20. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.
Soccer programs available at Portage Parks
PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department will conduct two winter soccer programs. Registration for the soccer academy and youth indoor soccer leagues will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays from Monday through Dec. 20. Both programs will run for seven weeks (Jan. 6-Feb. 23). The academy is open to children aged 7 to 14 and will take place Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays. The cost is $75 for Portage residents, $85 for non-residents. The indoor league is open to children aged 3 to 6. The cost is $45 for Portage residents, $55 for non-residents. It will take place Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.
Bases Loaded offering softball pitching clinics
VALPARAISO | Bases Loaded, 884 North 100 West, is offering a softball pitching clinic for players aged 7 to 11 running from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 17. Cost is $20. For details, call Denise at (219) 678-4487.
Storm 12U team needs players
The 12-and-under Storm baseball team is looking for two players to fill out its roster for the 2014 season. For details, contact Bobby at (219) 840-8918 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Triple Crown 11U in need of player
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso's 11-and-under baseball is looking for one player to fill out its roster. For details, call (219) 462-3927.
Triple Crown offers softball clinics
VALPARAISO | Triple Crown Valparaiso is offering youth softball clinics the next few weeks. A parent-daughter clinic will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 14. Cost is $50 per session, $85 if both are prepaid. The clinic is for elementary-aged girls. A post-Christmas softball clinic will run from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 26 and 27. Elementary-aged kids are eligible Dec. 26, while the Dec. 27 clinic is for middle school players. Cost is $75 per player, $70 if prepaid. For details, call (219) 462-3927.
Rio’s Indoor Golf taking sign-ups for league
VALPARAISO | Rio’s Indoor Golf is taking sign ups for Winter League II, which starts the week of Jan. 6. For details, call (219) 465-5200.
Events scheduled at Creekside Golf Course
VALPARAISO | Creekside Golf Course and Training Center will offer Junior 202 golf instruction on Saturdays in December for children aged 12 and older. Cost is $30 per class. Linksters Academy, L'il Tigers and First Tee classes are available. Creekside has also upgraded its golf simulators. Call (219) 531-7888 for hours and tee times.
Sign-ups underway for youth coed volleyball
VALPARAISO | Sign-ups are available for Valpo Parks Department's youth coed volleyball. The eight-week program is open to first- through sixth-graders. Practices are at the Valpo Boys and Girls Club. Cost is $65 for Valpo residents, $77 for non-residents. Boys and Girls Club members pay $35 less. Registration ends Dec. 20. For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.Valpo.Parks.org.