Pioneer League

Registration for the Newburyport Pioneer League's 2011 Spring season is open. This program supports male and female youngsters in the sports of baseball (players who will reach the age of 6 years on or before April 30, 2011) and softball (for players who will reach the age of 7 years on or before Aug. 31, 2011). Registration details are posted on www.thenewburyportpioneerleague.com.

Little League

Byfield-Newbury Little League registration is open at www.byfieldnewburylittleleague.com. Register online or download a registration form. Tryouts will be held Jan. 22 at The Governor's Academy.

Basketball

Newburyport girls varsity basketball coach Gregg Dollas and assistant coach Mark Rowe will be running a series of Saturday morning basketball clinics for girls in grades 4-8. The clinics, which will teach the fundamentals of basketball including dribbling, shooting, passing and defense, will be held on the following Saturdays from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Newburyport High gym: Dec. 18; Jan. 8,15, 22, 29; and Feb. 5. For more information or a registration form, please contact Gregg Dollas at 978-273-4360 or nbptbasketball@yahoo.com.

Soccer

The Newburyport Youth Soccer Association has opened spring registration at www.newburyportsoccer.com. Registration closes Dec. 31, however, player limits for age groups may be met earlier, at which point, players will be placed on the waiting list.

Running

Winner' Circle Running Club Winter Running offers three regular training sessions for runners of all abilities every Thursday (5:30 p.m.) from Winner's Circle Sports Bar. The runs will be 3 to 8 miles. Indoor Track workouts go for six weeks on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 18. The fee varies with coaching available. Biweekly Marathon training run begins Dec. 19 at various locations. For more information, check out the WCRC website: runthecircle.com or call 978-382-0738 or e-mail stellamccormick@comcast.net.

Learn to Skate

Holiday special: Newburyport Youth Hockey Learn to Skate will continue to register children on Sunday mornings before the 9:30 class. The program runs through the end of February for $75. For further info, call Dick Tierney at 978-465-0128.

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The Graf Rink is accepting applications for its fall Learn to Skate and Tiny Tots programs. Classes will run during the day or in the evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. For detailed information, such as class times and cost, as well as registration forms, please visit www.grafrink.com. Call the Graf Rink office and request to have an application mailed to you. Applications are also posted in the Graf Rink lobby. The Graf Rink offers private and semi-private skating lessons for all ages and levels. Please contact Nikki in the Graf Rink office for more information.

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Triton Youth Hockey is accepting applications for the upcoming Learn to Skate program. LTS is open to boys and girls from area towns learning to skate. The program runs on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m. through Feb. 19 at the Graf Rink in Newburyport. The cost of the program is $125. Please contact Eric Tarlow (iuec04@gmail.com) for registration questions. More details can be found at www.tritonyouthhockey.com.

Seacoast United

Seacoast United will host various soccer and lacrosse tournaments as well as instructional programs over winter break. Full information and registration can be found at www.seacoastunited.org.

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