PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Valpo Americans hold late sign-ups

2014-02-17T17:00:00Z 2014-02-18T03:55:04Z PORTER COUNTY SPORTS BRIEFS: Valpo Americans hold late sign-ups nwitimes.com
February 17, 2014 5:00 pm

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 March 2, 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 mark.peterson@duneland.k12.in.us.

Valpo Americans hold late sign-ups

VALPARAISO | It's not too late to sign up for Valparaiso Americans Little League baseball. Call Max at (219) 916-2379. Evaluations will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Valparaiso High School fieldhouse.

Portage Junior Miss registration Saturday

PORTAGE | Registration for Portage Junior Miss Softball will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Willowcreek Middle School. T-ball and coach pitch divisions are $60, all others $90. Additional siblings are $50 each. For details, call (219) 406-8287.

Play 4 Kay event Saturday at VU

VALPARAISO | A local Play 4 Kay Event will take place at 7:05 p.m. Saturday during the women's basketball game between Valparaiso and Oakland. The Crusaders will celebrate cancer survivors as part of their fifth annual Pink Zone game. A father-daughter special will be offered. Each daughter that attends the game with her father will receive a replica jersey and team-autographed photo. Cost is $10 for the father-daughter pair and $4 for each additional daughter. For details, email Renee.Turpa@valpo.edu.

Winter softball camp at VU

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso University's softball team will host an all-skills camp Sunday for players in grades two through 12. The cost is $65. The camp will be split into separate three-hour groups (grades two to seven, and eight to 12). For details, go to www.valposoftballclinics.com.

Oak Ridge Archery Club opens Saturday

WHEATFIELD | The Oak Ridge Archery Club's grand opening will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at a new indoor range facility. The club is located on CR 100 W., a half-mile south of CR 1100 N. Indoor target shoots will start March 1. Outdoor 3D target shoots will begin March 2. For details, go to www.oakridge-archery.com; call president Marlon Slayton at (219) 869-1517, or email marlon_oakridge@mchsi.com.

NWI Iron Eagles slates football, cheer sign-ups

The NWI Iron Eagles Youth Football and Cheer program will hold sign-ups from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion Post 100, 1899 Central Ave., Lake Station, and 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.

Indiana Chiefs of Hammond to hold Sunday camps

HAMMOND | The Indiana Chiefs of Hammond will offer Sunday Morning Baseball Camps inside the Bishop Noll fieldhouse, 1519 Hoffman St., through March 9. Players aged 7 to 12 as of May 1, 2014, are eligible to participate from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; players aged 13 to 15 as of May 1, 2014, are eligible to participate from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $15 per session. To register, call (219) 852-9461, or go to hammondchiefs.com.

Concussions: The 411 takes place Monday

CEDAR LAKE | Concussions: The 411 will take place at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Hanover Central High School's Auditorium. The seminar will outline diagnoses, symptoms and treatment options for concussions.

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.

March Mayhem, a wiffle ball tournament, will take place March 9 and 16. The tourney is open to high-school and college-aged players. Captain's meeting and tourney draw will take place at 4 p.m. March 4. Cost is $50 per team. The registration deadline is Feb. 26.

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.

A spring soccer youth coed league will run from early April through mid-May. Children aged 3 to 12 are eligible. Games will be played Saturdays. The cost is $47, $59 for non-residents. Registration deadline is Feb. 28.

Registration for youth softball and baseball leagues are underway. Registration deadlines run March 1 through May 16.

For details, call (219) 462-5144, or go to www.ValpoParks.org.

Self-defense seminar Feb. 28 at Valpo ATA

VALPARAISO | Valpo ATA Black Belt Academy will offer a self-defense seminar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 28. Cost is $10. For details, call (219) 462-5000, or email valpoata@gmail.com.

Portage YMCA offers programs

PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA will offer youth floor hockey for children aged 6 to 13. It will begin with a four-day clinic, running from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Feb. 27. The league will begin March 3. Open dodgeball is open to players aged 10 and older and will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Open men's basketball will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Open volleyball for players aged 14 and older will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays. The open sessions are free to Y members, $5 for Portage residents who attend with a Y member and $10 for everyone else. For details, call (219) 762-9962, or go to www.ymcaofportage.org.

Valpo YMCA offers youth volleyball league

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Family YMCA is offering a youth volleyball league for children aged 4 to sixth grade. Registration runs through Feb. 28. The league will begin March 10. Cost is $26 for YMCA members, $52 for non-members. For details, call (219) 462-4185, or go to www.valpoymca.org.

Softball pitching lessons at The Courts

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | Perfect Pitch will conduct softball pitching lessons on Thursdays in February at The Courts of Northwest Indiana. Sessions will run from 6 to 7 p.m. For details, contact Kassey Jones at (219) 546-2626 or joneskassey@yahoo.com.

Little Sluggers camp begins March 1

PORTAGE | Little Sluggers, a local beginner skills baseball and softball camp, will start March 1 at Willowcreek Middle School's main gym. The camp is for children aged 3 to 7. Other days of the camp are March 6, 8, 11 and 15. Times are 10 to 11 a.m. Saturdays, 5 to 6 p.m. weekdays. Cost is $50 per child, $30 for each additional family member. Walk-up registration is at 9:30 a.m. March 1. For details, contact Jeff Smith at (219) 805-6213 or Jeffrey.smith@portage.k12.in.us.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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