Trojan Frozen Football skills camp in March
CHESTERTON | The Chesterton High School football coaching staff and players will host the Trojan Frozen Football Youth Skills Camp at CHS. Campers will receive six hours of instruction. Camp dates are Sunday as well as March 9 and 16. Times are from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for grades one to three, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for grades four to six. Cost is $45 for one camper, $80 for two campers in a family and $100 for three or more campers in a family. For details, email Mark Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWI Iron Eagles football, cheer sign-ups March 8
The NWI Iron Eagles Youth Football and Cheer program will hold sign-ups from from 5 to 9 p.m. March 8 at Camelot Bowling Center, 5201 U.S. 6, Portage. The program will hold several fundraisers to help alleviate participation fees. For details, or if interested in coaching football or cheerleading, call president Paul Cuellar at (219) 381-1345.
Dodgeball tournament March 8
PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA will host a dodgeball tournament at 10 a.m. March 8. Cost is $60. Registration deadline is March 8.
Spring youth soccer league offered in Portage
PORTAGE | Sign-ups for the Portage Parks Department’s spring outdoor youth soccer league will run through March 28 at the park office in Woodland Park. The league is open to children aged 3 to 14. Practices start April 7. Games start April 26. The season ends June 14. Cost is $50 per Portage resident, $60 for non-residents. For details, call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156, or go to www.inportageparks.com.
Coaching opening with Portage Porpoise Swim Club
PORTAGE | The Portage Porpoise Swim Club is seeking a qualified coach to join the organization. Prospects must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate. For details, email email@example.com.
Portage adult softball sign-ups underway
PORTAGE | Registration for the Portage Parks Department's spring and summer adult softball leagues is being taken at the park office, 2100 Willowcreek Road. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $525, which includes a $100 deposit. For details, go to www.inportageparks.com, or call Ralph Mundt at (219) 841-5156.
Chicago Fire soccer school runs March 15-16
PORTAGE | The Portage Parks and Recreation Department will host the Chicago Fire Spring Break Indoor Soccer School on March 15 and 16 at Woodland Park's Oakwood Hall. Children aged 6 to 16 are eligible. The cost is $50. For details, go to www.youthelitesoccer.com/event/show/67499032.
Valpo VIP Soccer Camp March 16
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso men's soccer program's VIP Spring Camp will take place March 16. The camp is geared to college-bound players. For details, go to www.ValpoSoccerVIP.com.
Umpire/coaches clinic March 15 at Hammond Civic Center
HAMMOND | A national Babe Ruth Baseball Umpire/Coaches Clinic will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 15 at the Hammond Civic Center. Registration will start at 8 a.m. All youth league umpires and coaches, and anyone interested in becoming an umpire with national certification, are encouraged to attend. An open-book national certification test will be given to first-time umpires. Returning umpires can become recertified, but do not have to take the test. Cost of the clinic alone is $25, which includes lunch, plus $40 to take the certification test or to recertify. For details, call Randy Walker at (219) 865-2437 or John Pearson at (219) 661-9923.
Portage Township softball league sign-ups underway
PORTAGE | Sign-ups are underway for Portage Township's adult softball leagues. Cost is $475 per team, and the registration deadline is noon April 18. For details, call (219) 762-1623.
Valpo Parks sports programs available
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Parks and Recreation Department is offering several sports programs.
Sign-ups for adult summer softball, including coed, are available. Men's and women's leagues are $590 per team, plus $12 for each non-resident player. Coed price is $475 plus the non-resident player fee. Rosters are due March 26. Also, any adult team involved in the summer league can participate in a new Spring Swing Tournament. The tourney will take place April 26 and 27. Cost is $100 per team. Registration deadline is March 26.
Sign-ups for adult coed soccer will run through April 16. Cost is $750 plus $12 per non-resident player. Individual players can sign up for $75, $87 for non-residents.
An adult wiffle ball tourney will take place the weekend of June 7. Men's, women's and coed events will take place. Cost is $50 per team. The registration deadline is May 28.
For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.ValpoParks.org.
Purdue Calumet softball spring camp March 22
HAMMOND | Purdue Calumet’s softball program will host a spring camp March 22 at the Purdue Calumet Fitness and Recreation Center. The pitching and hitting camp will run from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The hitting, bunting and base running camp will run from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is $30 for each camp, $55 for both. For details, call coach Heather Tarter at (219) 989-8301; email Heather.Tarter@purduecal.edu, or go to www.purduecalsports.com/fanzone/camps/.
Softball umpiring clinic March 29 at Taft Middle School
CROWN POINT | The Indiana ASA/IHSAA Softball Umpire Clinic/Comprehensive School will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 29 at Taft Middle School, 1000 South Main St. For details, call Dick Zurbriggen at (219) 776-0654 or Fred Maxey at (219) 508-5819.
Joyriders nine-week bike training program offered
SCHERERVILLE | The Trek Bicycle Store is sponsoring a Joyriders nine-week training program for beginner or intermediate bike riders who are interested in getting reintroduced to their bikes. Information meetings are at 11 a.m. March 8 and at 6 p.m. March 16 at the Trek Bicycle Store. The program will begin March 26. Cost is $85. For details, contact Paul Jellma at (219) 322-2453 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storm seeks part-time 8U travel baseball players
The Storm 8-and-under part-time travel baseball team is looking for one or two players to complete its roster. The team will play in elite tournaments during the weekends while allowing players to play in their in-house leagues. For details, call Luke Donsbach at (219) 313-2920.
Hoosier Baseball League in need of players
The Hoosier Baseball League is looking for players and new teams for the upcoming season. The league is open to men aged 28 and older. For details, go to www.hoosierbaseballleague.com.
Triple Crown Threat, Outcasts seek players
Two Triple Crown softball teams are in need of players. The Outcasts, a 14-and-under club, needs a pitcher. The Threat, an 18-and-under team, needs a utility player and pitcher. For details, call (219) 462-3927.
Triple Crown Threat baseball team seeks player
The Triple Crown Threat 16-and-under baseball team is in need of a catcher. Those interested should call (219) 462-3927.
Triple Crown Nightmare seeks player
VALPARAISO | The Triple Crown Nightmare 12-and-under softball team is looking for an additional player to complete its roster. For details, call George Pate at (219) 746-9209.
Michiana Sports Medicine comes to Bases Loaded
VALPARAISO | John Coddington of Michiana Sports Medicine will teach the essentials of throwing mechanics at Bases Loaded, LLC, 884 North 100 West. For details, call (574) 287-8040.
Triple Crown Threat teams need players
The Triple Crown Threat 10- and 12-and-under softball teams need players. The 10U team needs a pitcher, while the 12U team needs a catcher. For details, call Josh at (574) 876-0301.
Indiana Angels softball team seeks two players
The Indiana Angels 12-and-under softball team seeks two players, no specific positions, to complete its roster. For details, call Al Zabrecky at (219) 781-1727.
South Shore Steelheads seeks 16U baseball players
The South Shore Steelheads 16-and-under baseball team is in need of two players. The Steelheads play in tournaments throughout the Midwest as well as the Northern Illinois Metro League. For tryout information, call John Batistatos at (219) 384-6656, or go to www.southshoresteelheads.com.