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July 12, 2014

Local sports briefs

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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.

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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.

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NFL Flag Football registration is now open. 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. Games are played every Saturday starting the first week of September and runs 10 weeks. NFL Flag Football is the premier Flag Football League emphasizing: Football fundamentals, fitness, teamwork & sportsmanship. All players get official NFL team jersey, socks and shorts. Registration is limited, you must register at www.syffl.com, any questions email info@syffl.com.

Umpire Training

The Merrimack Valley Umpires Association will hold umpire training classes for men, women and teenagers over 16 on Thursday, July 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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