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June 28, 2014

Local sports briefs


Newburyport Daily News

---- — 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.

NEF Golf Open

The Newburyport Education Foundation will be holding its annual Golf Open tournament on Monday, July 21, at 11 a.m. The tournament will be held at the Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill, and all funds raised will go to benefit the Newburyport Public Schools. Registration is $225, and anyone who purchases a ticket by June 30 will also receive a $25 gift certificate to Oregano Pizzeria and Ristorante. For more information, contact Greg Park at gpark@NewburyportEF.org.

Maudslay SummerXC Series

The Maudslay Summer XC series races will be held on Thursday evenings from June 19 through Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Maudslay State Park. Races of 1.5 miles and 3 miles of the runner’s choice will be run with a mutual start time of 6:30 p.m. There is no entry fee — all runners will get their finishing time and all finishers under 14 will receive a ribbon. All runners who complete four or more of the eight races will receive a Summer XC Series T-shirt compliments of Greater Boston Running Company. The races are open to all ages and all abilities. For more info contact Don Hennigar at dhennigar2@hotmail.com.

Basketball

Registration for 1v1 Sports Training’s Rage Streetball League is now open. Boys and girls from grades 3-8 are invited to either form a team or join as a free agent and be assigned to a team. The league will consist of eight weekly games, weekly practices, and participants will receive a pinni and shorts. The league will run on Saturdays from June 28 to Aug. 16 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and there will be six divisions, three each for boys and girls, and the age breakdown will go from 3rd-4th grade, 5th-6th grade and 7th-8th grade. The cost to register is $125. For more information, visit www.ragesports.net or call 978-225-8131.

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.

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.

Wall of Fame Golf Tournament

Registration for this year’s Wall of Fame Golf Tournament is now underway. The tournament will take place at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Ould Newbury Golf Club in Byfield. The cost of registration is $75 per player with four players per team, and the competition will follow an 18 hole “scramble” format. Each team will receive two golf carts, lunch will be provided after the tournament., and prizes are available for the winners, runners-up and for those who record the longest drive and closest shots on the par-three holes. This year’s tournament is in honor of past president and treasurer Paul Reilly, who passed in February. The deadline to register is July 31, and for more information contact Roger Fuller at 978-465-8029.

Baseball

The Masconomet Baseball Clinic will be held in three different sessions by state championship-winning coach T.J. Baril at the high school in Boxford. Sessions are July 8-10, July 15-17 and July 22-24 from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information or to find a more information and a brochure on the clinics, go to www.mascobaseball.org or contact the coach via email: tjbaril41@gmail.com.

Bad Dogs of Summer Soccer Training

Local athletes can participate in the Bad Dogs of Summer Soccer Training program from July 9 to Aug. 15. Training will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and registration is $130 per player. Training will be conducted by Newburyport coaching staff and student athlete volunteers, and all proceeds will go to benefit the annual scholarship fund. To sign up or for more information, contact Robb Gonnam at 617-974-3100.

Football

The 32nd Annual Northeast Quarterback/Receiver Football Clinic will run from July 11-13 and will be held at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield. The cost for the program is $470 to be a resident, $370 to be a day participant and $405 to be an extended-day participant. Applications are now being accepted and can be received by calling 800-433-6060 or by emailing northeastfootballclinic@ussportcamps.com.

For more information, check out the website at www.northeastclinics.com.

It’s that time again. The NFL Flag Football registration is now open and Seacoast Youth Flag Football’s Fall Registration is open for coed ages 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 and 15-17. Registration is limited, you must register at www.syffl.com, any questions email info@syffl.com.

Games are played every Saturday starting the first week of September and runs 10 weeks.

NFL Flag Football emphasizes football fundamentals, fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship. All players get official NFL team jersey, socks and shorts.

Field Hockey

The Governor’s Academy will host the 39th annual Northeast Field Hockey Academy, directed by Shannon Hlebichuk, head coach of the UMass Lowell field hockey team. There will be two programs, one running from July 13-16 for girls ages 10-18, and another from July 14-16 for girls ages 8-10. Overnight, extended day and day camp options are available for the older kids, and a half-day option is available for the younger ones. For more information, visit www.ussportscamps.com or call 800-645-3226.

Summer Programs

Triton Regional High School will be hosting a variety of sports camps and clinics over the coming summer. Among the camps being offered are the Viking and Junior Viking Prep for Success strength and conditioning clinic (Viking Wednesday and Friday, June 23-Aug. 15, $149; Junior Viking Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 24-Aug. 14, $99), the Girls Summer Basketball clinic (June 23-26, $119), the Co-ed Youth Summer Track and Field clinic (Mondays and Wednesdays, Juwly 7-Aug. 6, $99), the Cross Country clinic (Thursdays July 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14 and 21, $99), the Girls Lacrosse clinic (Aug. 4-7, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Baseball clinic (June 23-26, Vikings $119, Junior Vikings $69), the Field Hockey clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Girls Soccer clinic (Session 1: July 7-10, Session 2: Aug. 11-14, $119 Viking, $89 Junior Viking), the Boys Soccer clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $89 Junior Viking), the Boys Tennis clinic (July 7-10, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Boys Basketball clinic (July 14-17, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Girls Tennis clinic (July 14-17, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking), the Boys Lacrosse clinic (Session 1: July 21-24, Session 2: July 28-31, $119 Viking, $99 Junior Viking) and the Cheerleading clinic (Aug. 11-14, $99). Players and parents can find more information and register at www.trsdathletics.net under Camps and Clinics.

TLCAMPS will be hosting the Sachem Baseball School in West Newbury and the Newburyport Basketball Academy at Newburyport High School during the month of July. The Sachem Baseball School will run three weeks of clinics for various ages and the Newburyport Basketball Academy will run two separate weeks for specific ages. All five sessions will emphasize the proper fundamentals of the game, team work as well as stress the importance of sportsmanship and learning how to compete in a fun atmosphere. For further information visit TLCAMPS.com or contact head coach Tom L’Italien at 978-265-6128 or TLCAMPS@me.com.

The RIM Sports Complex in Hampton, N.H., will be offering a variety of summer programs this upcoming. The Summer Sports Activities Camp runs from July 7 to Aug. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and costs $89 per week ($55 lunch option available). Sports and activities in include basketball, volleyball, soccer, badminton, kickball, flag football and wiffleball.

Football, girls lacrosse, tennis, soccer, basketball and outdoor adventure camps and clinics will be offered at Pingree School for a variety of ages this summer. Visit www.pingree.org/summersports for details of dates, ages and costs, or call 978-468-4415, ext. 255. The Pingree School is located at 537 Highland St. in South Hamilton.

Soccer, baseball, field hockey and lacrosse camps and clinics are being offered by Seacoast United Sports Club. From Aug. 4-7, Amesbury will host soccer clinics for 3-12 year olds. From Aug. 18-21, Groveland will host a clinic for 4-12 year olds. Information on the full list of Seacoast United 2014 Summer Camps & Clinics can be found at www.seacoastunited.com. For any questions about the 2014 camps and clinics, contact Matt Glode at mglode@seacoastunited.com or at 603-926-8444 ext. 118.

Registration for the YWCA’s Tween Summer Program is now open. Children from grades 5-7 will enjoy a variety of fitness challenges geared toward enhancing their cardiovascular and muscular systems while targeting core strength and balance. Instructors are certified personal trainers and fitness instructors. Each session is two weeks and meets twice a week. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 9 a.m., and registration is $50. For more information, call 978-465-9922.

Amesbury Youth Recreation will be holding Prime Time Lacrosse Day Clinics this summer for players looking to improve their skills. Staff consisting of current and former college and professional lacrosse players will teach all aspects of both individual and team-based skills. Participants should bring their own sticks. The clinic will run from July 28-31, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon and is for kids ages 8-15. Registration is $195 and the clinic will take place at Woodsom Farm. For more information, visit www.primetimelacrosse.com.

Amesbury Youth Lacrosse is holding the first sessions of its summer lacrosse program for children ages 7-15. The camp is for children with novice to more advanced skills. It will be run by experienced youth lacrosse coaches with the intent of introducing and promoting the sport of lacrosse to the youth of Amesbury. The camp begins July 2. Equipment is recommended but not required and we will be working to have loaner equipment available. For more information, please contact: AYLacrosse@Gmail.com or follow us on Facebook @ Amesbury Lacrosse

Tennis

Amesbury Summer Tennis Instruction

A great opportunity for Amesbury Youth to learn the game of tennis! The instruction will begin on Monday July 21 and continue until July 25. Instruction for grades 1-3 will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m; grades 4-6 will take place between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m; grades 7-11 will take place between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The cost is $60 for the week for the camp taught by Amesbury Girls Tennis Head Coach Manoloff. To register, go to Amesburygirlstennis.org and click on the ACT page!