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June 20, 2014

Local Sports Briefs

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The first annual Amesbury Summer Basketball Clinic will be conducted by John Daileanes from July 28-31 at the Amesbury Middle School gym (girls, 8 to 11 a.m. and boys, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.) for students entering grades 3-9. For a registration form or more information, go to www.ayrbl.org or contact Daileanes by email at j.d.50@comcast.net.

Peak Performance Clinic

The Peak Performance speed, agility and quickness clinic will run from June 23 through Aug. 15 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at Fuller Field in Newburyport. It is a multi-sport speed, agility, quickness and game conditioning clinic for both male and female athletes. The focus is on injury prevention through training techniques. The clinic consists of speed, plyometrics, explosiveness and change of direction drills. For more information visit www.peakperformancecamp.net or email jason@peakperformancecamp.net.

Lifeguard Training

The YWCA will be offering an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course from June 23-27 to participants 15 years of age and older, and an American Red Cross Review Lifeguard Course from June 28-29. The rate for the full lifeguarding course is $300 for members, $350 for non-members, and the review course is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. To be eligible for the review course, participants must have a current lifeguarding certification. For more information or to register for either course, call 978-465-9922, ext. 15.

Flag Football

The Newburyport All Sports Boosters is running a Flag Football camp this summer, June 23-27 (Monday-Friday), 8 a.m. to noon each day at Fuller Field. The camp will be open to boys going into grades 3-8. Cost: resident $175/non-resident $185. Register online at Newburyport Youth Services: www.newburyportyouthservices.com. Contact Steve MacRae with any questions at 978-380-2907 or smacrae@ebsco.com.

Umpire Training

The Merrimack Valley Umpires Association will hold umpire training classes for men, women and teenagers over 16 on Thursday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31, and August 7 and 14. Testing will be on Aug. 21. Classes are at the St. Michael School in North Andover from 6-8 p.m. Anyone who wants to be trained as a baseball umpire in Major League Baseball rules should attend these classes. The Massachusetts Baseball Umpires Association (MBUA) umpire’s exam is based on the rules of Major League Baseball and will be administered at the end of the classes. Candidates passing the exam will then attend clinics on mechanics and positioning. The cost for the 6 week program is $150. Anyone interested is urged to contact Rande Chabot at 603-437-8847 or at Randechabot@myfairpoint.net for reservations and registration. For more information, go to www.mvua.org.

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