Digest: Soccer camps offered

The Carson Valley Net Rippers are hosting a youth soccer camp exclusively for 5-to-7-year-old boys and girls.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 1 through Aug. 3 at Lampe Park.

The cost is $45 and includes a soccer ball and a camp T-shirt.

Print and mail the registration form from ww.carsonvalleysoccer.org/camp.pdf or contact Tim Dry at 267-4545 for more details.

DHS girls' soccer camp

The Douglas High School girls' soccer program will host a junior varsity and varsity girls competitive soccer camp July 31 through Aug. 2.

Hillary Arthur, who coaches the Western Nevada Community College women's soccer team, is scheduled to coach the clinic with her assistant coach Ashley Plummer.

The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day at the Douglas High soccer field.

Cost is $85 per player with 100 percent of the funds raised going toward the soccer program.

For more information, call the Douglas High School athletic department at 782-5136, ext. 1015.

Youth soccer clinic

The Douglas High School soccer programs will host a youth soccer clinic Aug. 7 through 10 for boys and girls ages 6 through 12 at the high school.

Players will work on skills from 8 to 10:20 a.m. each day, break for snacks and then scrimmage from 11:05 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost is $100 per player.

The clinic will be coached by Douglas High School soccer coaches and players.

For more information, call the high school at 782-5136, ext. 1015.

Softball tryouts

The Rail City Smoke Gold 18U fastpitch softball college exposure tournament team will hold a tryout for all positions July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Damonte Ranch High School.

For more information, contact Steve or Teri Wood at (775) 742-5401, (775) John Hoppe at 220-8280 or Linda Hibdon (775) 853-8449.

Possible fall baseball team

The Carson City Little League will be conducting a "Fall Ball" instructional baseball league during the months of September and October and several Carson Valley residents are trying to organize a Douglas County team to participate in the minors division.

The league will be kid-pitch for ages 9-10 and it costs $25 for a dozen games and a shirt and cap. All games will be played at Edmonds Park in South Carson City.

Ability isn't as important as enthusiasm as organizers are looking for children that love baseball and want to play a little more in the offseason.

For further information, contact Warren Bottina at 783-6455 during days or 267-4763 in the evenings.

Summer football ongoing

The Douglas High School Iron Tiger summer weightlifting programs are open.

Players hoping to make the junior varsity team lift from 4 to 6 p.m. most Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through the beginning of practice in August.

Freshman players will lift Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Players should bring a jump rope, shorts, T-shirts and cleats to the workouts and they should wear orange, black, white or grey.

Practice officially begins Aug. 10.

Cross country conditioning scheduled

Voluntary preseason conditioning sessions for the Douglas High School cross country team are scheduled for July 27, Aug. 1 and Aug 3 at 6 p.m. at the high school.

The team will begin nightly conditioning sessions starting Aug. 7 at 6 p.m. at the high school.

The team will meet by the tennis courts at the high school. For more information, call the high school athletic department at 782-5136, ext. 1015.

Volleyball clinics offered

The Capital City Volleyball Club will conduct several summer clinics and summer leagues for girls in grades 3 through 12.

All clinics and leagues will be at the Silver State Athletic Center, located at 5680 Morgan Mill Road in Carson City.

The seperate three-day clinics will be run by Capital City head coach Dan McLaughlin, whose high school team at Whittell had won four state championships and by four-time national championship coach Steve George.

The all skills clinic will be July 21-23.

The setters and hitters clinic will be July 28-30 and the "Get ready for varsity" clinic will be Aug. 4-6.

Times for each clinic are Fridays 5:30 to 8 p.m., Saturdays 9:30-3 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 3 p.m. Cost for each clinic is $75.

Capital City will also be organizing and conducting summer leagues with players divided into age/grade levels third-fifth, sixth-eighth and ninth-12th. Leagues will run two nights per week from July 5 to August 11. Cost is $75.

For more information or to sign up for a clinic or league, go to www.capitalcityvbc.com or call (530) 544-2538.

Douglas to host drug policy presentations

Douglas High School has scheduled two dates for the extra-curricular/co-curricular drug policy presentation for Aug. 1 and Aug. 8 in the Douglas High School commons at 6 p.m.

The presentation is mandatory for all new extra-curricular (athletes) and co-curricular (band, yearbook, skills, etc.) activities.

Attendance is mandatory with at least one parent or legal guardian and the student. Students not in attendance with at least one parent or guardian will not be allowed to try out or participate in the activity.

Any questions can be directed to 782-5136, ext. 1015. The athletic office is closed until July 31.

Carson Valley Junior Golf clinic

The Carson Valley Golf course has scheduled the second annual Junior Gold Summer Fun Clinic for Aug. 2 through 4.

Clinic sessions will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each night and are available for children ages 7 through 14.

Cost for all three nights is $80 if registered before July 26. Late registration is $90 for those registering after July 26.

Lessons, course time, crafts, dinner each night, prizes and equipment are included in the price. Space in the clinic is limited.

To register, call 265-5735.

Douglas County Junior Rodeo

The Douglas County Junior Rodeo, Dance and Barbecue will be held Aug. 5 and 6 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The event is open to those ages 0-18. There will be competitors from Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Arizona and Nevada.

The rodeo begins at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Admission is free. There will be a Western barbecue and dance on Saturday night.

For more information on the event, go to www.dcjr.com or call Cindy Denny, (775) 691-7098 or (775) 782-0331. Entry deadline is July 17.

NFL youth flag football league

The Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department is currently taking registration for the NFL Youth Flag Football League.

The league teaches boys and girls the fundamentals of football, good sportsmanship and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive, non-contact way.

Players receive a reversible NFL flag jersey, mouthpiece and individual trophy. All games will be played on Saturdays at Stodick Park.

Participants will be divided into four age groups (6-8 coed, 9-11 coed and 12-14 coed). Players must be at least 6 and not 15 by Sept. 1, 2006.

Coaches will randomly choose teams through a draft system.

Volunteer coaches and sponsors are needed. Background checks will be required for all volunteer coaches. Registration is being accepted until Aug. 18 and the games will begin Sept. 9 and the cost will be $60 per participant. For more information, call the parks & recreation department at 782-9828.


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