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February 22, 2013

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Youth Flag Football

Newburyport Youth Flag Football, a member of NFL Flag Football, has opened online registration for the spring season at www.syffl.com. Limited spaces available for ages 5/6, 7/8, 9-11 and 12-15. Teams are coed. Games for ages 5-15 are all played in Newburyport beginning in April. Contact Jeff Johnson at jeff@syffl.com.

Baseball

The Newburyport Pitching/Catching School will present a week long clinic from March 11 to 15 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Newburyport High School. The school will be run by Newburyport High School varsity baseball coach Steve Malenfant, who will be joined by Rob Daigle and Kyle Hildebrand. Students will learn basic fundamental skills of pitching and catching skills from the staff and will be both filmed and evaluated during the weeklong sessions. In addition, a written evaluation will be given to each player at the end of the session. Current NHS players will also serve as counselors. The cost is $100 per player. More information is available from coach Malenfant at 978-462-8408 or at mally2@comcast.net.

Learn to Skate

The Graf Rink, in cooperation with the Merrimack Valley Skating Club, is accepting applications for its Learn to Skate and Tiny Tots programs. Classes will run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Please visit www.grafrink.com for more detailed information such as class times and cost.

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Newburyport Youth Hockey is holding registration for its Learn To Play Hockey Clinics on Sunday mornings at the Graf Rink between 10 and 11 a.m. and on line at www.NYHL.org. The clinic is open to boys and girls interested in learning basic hockey skills and will start March 16. The fee for the five sessions is $60 (if currently in NYHL Learn to Skate) and $80 if new to program. For further info, call Dick Tierney at 978-465-0128.

Soccer

Seacoast United Soccer Club is looking to add players to the boys U15 and U16 age groups. Anyone interested in playing for the club should contact Peter Decker at pdecker@seacoastunited.com. For more information about Seacoast, check out www.seacoastunited.com/.

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