published Friday, December 9th, 2011

Sports Calendar

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

This list is updated at least weekly. A short version including imminent events appears on Fridays in the sports section. Submit items by e-mail to sports@timesfreepress.com, by fax to 423-668-5049 or by mail to Sports Dept., Chattanooga Times Free Press, 400 E. 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403.

BASEBALL

  • Tom Griffin catching camp at Real Sports Academy: Dec. 17, 12:45-2:45 p.m. for ages 8-12, 3-5 p.m. for ages 13-18; $50 in advance, $60 that day; Griffin is Carson-Newman’s head coach. See Realsportsacademy.com or call 309-4995.

  • McCallie School holiday clinic: Dec. 19, 1-4 p.m., & Dec. 20, 9 a.m.-noon; grades 2-6; $40. Register at summer.mccallie.org or call 493-5852.

  • Infielders clinic at Real Sports Academy: Dec. 23, 9 a.m.-noon for ages 8-12, 1-4 p.m. for ages 13-18; current & former college infielders as instructors; $40 in advance, $50 that day. See Realsportsacademy.com or call 309-4995.

  • Fury Baseball holiday camps: Dec. 27, hitting; Dec. 28, pitching; former professional players among instructors; $35 each; space limited. Email furybb@gmail.com.

  • Middle Tennessee State camp: Dec. 27, hitting; Dec. 28, pitching; age 7 to 12th grade; $125 per camp. Contact associate head coach at Jim.McGuire@mtsu.edu or 615-898-2961.

  • Safe at Home Baseball clinic: Dec. 31, Rossville Athletic Center, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (signups start 8:30); ages 6-14; instruction from college & high school coaches plus former & current pro players; $25. See www.berossville.com or contact Stan Teem at teemdawg@cs.com or 423-280-2584.

  • U.S. Baseball Academy at Cleveland State: Jan. 8, 15, 22 & 29; Feb. 5 & 12; advanced hitting, pitching, fielding/baserunning & catching instruction, headed by Cleveland State coach Mike Policastro. More information & registration forms at www.USBaseballAcademy.com or call 866-622-4487.

  • 2012 10-under Dalton Tigers seeking players: To complete roster for travel team. Contact Allen Coley at 706-428-1191 or daltontigers@yahoo.com.

  • 2012 10-under Fury Baseball seeking player: Well-rounded player who can pitch; cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2012; competitive travel team. Contact Doug Campbell at djcampbell@epbfi.com or 762-2068.

  • Fury Academy lessons: New 12,000-square-foot, climate-controlled indoor facility with professional instructors available for pitching, hitting & defensive lessons plus strength/conditioning; open 7 days a week off I-75 near East Ridge. Call Coach Scott at 902-4011 or email furybb@gmail.com.

  • Team indoor rental, Fury facility: More than 7,500 square feet, 2026 Mack Smith Road; rates as low as $50 for 90 minutes; team instructor training available; other sports can use it, too. Contact Alan at 1101aw@comcast.net or 488-6186.

  • Burke’s Sports Academy instruction: Private hitting, pitching & skills lessons year-round for ages 5-18. Call Marvin Burke at 894-4293 or see www.pitchhit.com.

  • Lessons for high school pitchers: Taught by former University of Tennessee pitcher Zane Stone; individual & group rates to improve and sharpen skills. Call 240-3337 or email zanecstone@yahoo.com.

BASKETBALL

  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation signups: Under way at all 17 centers; boys, girls & coed teams, ages 14-18; non-rec teams welcome; free. Call Richard West at 643-6055.

  • Catoosa County adult league signups: Till Dec. 9; ages 15-up in open & church divisions playing in school gyms; $395 per team. See www.catoosarec.com or contact Adam Wilson at adam.wilson@catoosa.com or 706-891-4199.

  • Chamberlain Baptist Church Upward program (& cheerleading): Evaluations Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., for practices beginning Jan. 9; boys & girls K5-8th grade; $65 (family discounts available). Call 624-4323, option 1.

  • North Georgia YMCA girls signups: Deadline Dec. 10 for games starting Jan. 7 at Fort Oglethorpe UMC; ages 6-17; $70. See ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

  • McCallie School holiday clinic: Dec. 19 & 21, 9 a.m.-noon; grades 2-6; $40. Register at summer.mccallie.org or call 493-5852.

  • Chattanooga Holiday Classic: Dec. 28, free clinic for grades 3-6 boys & girls, Howard high school gym; Dec. 29-30, tournament for grades 5-6 & 7-8 boys & girls teams, $150 per team. Call Book McCray at 227-7206.

  • North Georgia YMCA Sunshine signups: Deadline Jan. 3 for games Jan. 9-Feb. 17; boys & girls ages 5-21 with exceptional needs; $35. See ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

  • AYS girls middle school league: Games starting in January; grades 6-8. Email jackskelton@hotmail.com or 423-593-1736.

  • Personal training: By successful college coach Melvin Williams; boys & girls ages 7-18, individuals or small groups. Call Coach Williams at 322-5939.

  • Individual lessons: For boys & girls in grades 6-12. Call Grover Levy at 931-636-7311 or see www.askthepositivecoach.com.

  • Personal professional-level training: All ages, boys & girls, taught by current pro player. Call Tony Doyley at 308-9450.

  • Power Up training: Individualized high-level training for all ages. Call lead instructor Roy Pankey at 285-0334.

  • Intramural wheelchair pickup games: Washington Hills Recreation Center. Call 855-9741.

FOOTBALL

  • McCallie School holiday clinic: Dec. 19 & 20, 9 a.m.-noon, & Dec. 21, 1-4 p.m.; grades 2-6; $40. Register at summer.mccallie.org or call 493-5852.

GOLF

  • Champions Junior Tour: Summer, fall & spring tours in Knoxville area for boys & girls ages 14-under; 1-day events. See www.championsjrgolf.com.

MISCELLANEOUS

  • U.S. Elite Training sports specific programs: With Summit Physical Therapy, for all high school, club & AAU level athletes; using OptoJump system for measurement, analysis & efficiency of performance. Call 843-9511. Also, S.P.E.E.D., group & sport-specific training through Jason Wright at jwright@uselitetraining.com or 843-9511.

  • Chattanooga Quarterback Club meetings: Mondays through April 16, noon-1 p.m., Stadium Club, Finley Stadium; $10 including hot meal, $4 without; annual membership dues $35. Call secretary Milly Farris at 266-0642 or president Doug Dyer at 265-5062.

  • McCallie lacrosse holiday clinic: Dec. 19, 1-4 p.m., & Dec. 21, 9 a.m.-noon; grades 2-6; $40. Register at summer.mccallie.org or call 493-5852.

  • Seniors activities at Brainerd Recreation Center: Shuffleboard, 10 a.m.-noon Mondays & Fridays; badminton, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays; table tennis, Tuesdays 5-8 p.m. & Saturdays 2-4 p.m. Call 425-3600.

Also for badminton, call Gene Blaes at 624-0501.

  • “Table soccer”: Chattanooga Subbuteo League looking for players; easy to learn & play; equipment provided. Call (706) 965-6881 or see www.americansubbuteo.com.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.

OUTDOORS

  • Soddy-Daisy Chapter of Tenn. Trails Association hikes: Dec. 10, Cumberland Trail; Dec. 14, Shackleford Ridge on Signal Mountain; Dec. 17, Chickamauga battlefield. Contact hike leader George Bonneau at george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 824-3619.

  • South Cumberland State Park events: Dec. 9, 5 p.m. CST, 3-mile moonlight hike from Foster Falls parking lot; Dec. 17, 10 a.m. CST, moderate 2-miler from Grundy Forest parking lot through hemlock, pine, fern and moss; Dec. 18, 2 p.m. CST, 2-miler from Foster Falls parking lot to Saddlehorn Overlook. See www.friendsofscsra.org.

  • Enterprise South Nature Park free kids’ hikes: Dec. 10; grades 1-3 9-10 a.m., grades 4-6 10:15-11:30; led by naturalist Laura Marsh to learn about “Dead or Alive?”; adults must accompany children; space limited. Call 893-3500 to reserve a space.

  • Tennessee River Gorge hike: Dec. 10, 10 a.m., about 3 miles from Signal Point to Rainbow Lake on Signal Mountain; picnic lunch; 20 maximum RSVP to sarahq@trgt.org or 266-0314, ext. 3.

  • Chattanooga Hiking Club outings: Dec. 10, Brainerd levee; Dec. 17, rock scramble in Falling Water area of Signal Mountain; Dec. 31, several options. See chatthiking.com.

  • Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge kayak trip: Dec. 10, 10 a.m. from Greenway Farm; chance to view migrating sandhill cranes plus bald eagles, ospreys and waterfowl; $35, includes gear and transportation; reservation required. Email trevor@outdoorchattanooga.com or call 643-6888.

  • Lookout Mountain 50 mile/10k trail races: Dec. 17, part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; 50-miler ($95) starts 7:30 a.m., must be done by 9:30 p.m.; 10k ($35) starts 8 a.m.; gravel entrance to start-finish area turns left off Scenic Highway going south just past third Covenant College entrance to right; packet pickup 4-7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Rock/Creek store at 2 North Shore. Register at www.rockcreek.com/lookout.rco; closes at 7 a.m. Dec. 12 or when maximum is reached.

  • Wauhatchie Trail Race: Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m., Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center; age/gender-handicapped with staggered starts on hilly 6.7-mile gravel/dirt roads and rough single-track trails on lower slopes of Lookout Mountain; $10; register at www.active.com/running till Dec. 14; race-day registration starts 8:30. Contact Jim Steffes at jtsteffes@gmail.com or 313-0602.

  • Chattanooga Trekkers Cloudland Canyon hike: Dec. 17, noon, moderately difficult 4.8-mile family hike on the state park’s West Rim Loop Trail; plus shorter option; pre-registration required. Contact group leader Valerie Radu at valerie.radu@gmail.com or 503-2318.

  • Chattanooga Chapter of Tenn. Ornithological Society meeting: Second Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., Ascension Lutheran Church, 720 S. Germantown Road. Contact David Stone at rockyturf@comcast.net or 238-4234.

RUNNING

  • Carpet Capital 10 Miler (and 5k): Dec. 10, 9 a.m., Varnell Elementary School (sign-ins start 8 a.m); RRCA state championshp 10-miler; $19; proceeds to Lindsey Metcalf family to help expenses from his spinal cord injury). See www.carpetcapitalrunningclub.com or cc10m.com or contact the race director at davidleatherman@yahoo.com or 706-673-5804 or 706-275-5505.

  • Lookout Mountain 50 mile/10k trail races: Dec. 17, part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; 50-miler ($95) starts 7:30 a.m., must be done by 9:30 p.m.; 10k ($35) starts 8 a.m.; gravel entrance to start-finish area turns left off Scenic Highway going south just past third Covenant College entrance to right; packet pickup 4-7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Rock/Creek store at 2 North Shore. Register at www.rockcreek.com/lookout.rco; closes at 7 a.m. Dec. 12 or when maximum is reached.

  • Wauhatchie Trail Race: Dec. 17, 9:30 a.m., Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center; age/gender-handicapped with staggered starts on hilly 6.7-mile gravel/dirt roads and rough single-track trails on lower slopes of Lookout Mountain; $10; register at www.active.com/running till Dec. 14; race-day registration starts 8:30. Contact Jim Steffes at jtsteffes@gmail.com or 313-0602.

  • Jingle Bell Jog 5k: Dec. 19, 6 p.m., downtown YMCA; $10. See www.ymcachattanooga.org or call 266-3766.

  • Karen Lawrence 4-Mile Run for St. Jude: Dec. 31, downtown Sports Barn. See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.

SOCCER

  • U.S. Elite Training youth academy: Classes under way at the indoor facility on Dayton Pike in Hixson; ages 5-8. Also, clinics for 4-year-olds Thursdays 4-5 p.m. & Fridays 11 a.m.-noon & 3-4 p.m; $10 per class. Call 843-9511.

  • Youth open play days: Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., Frances B. Wyatt Recreation Center, Colville Street; ages 9-14 boys & girls targeted, regardless of club or school affiliation, but other ages welcome.

  • North Georgia YMCA youth indoor signups: Deadline Dec. 10 for games Jan. 6-March 3, Fort Oglethorpe UMC; boys & girls ages 3-12; $55 YMCA members, $75 others. See ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

  • Elite Soccer Training open group sessions: Dec. 13 & 20, under-9 & -10; Dec. 15, u-11 & -13, 5:30-7 p.m., All Saints Academy; Dec. 18, downtown Sports Barn, 1:30-3 p.m. u-11 & -13, 3-4:30 p.m. u-14 to -18, 4:30-6 p.m. u-9 & 10. Also, technical training day & 5-v-5 futsal tournaments Dec. 11, Highland Park Commons (u-11 to -13 12:30-2:30, u-14 to -18 2:30-4:30, u-9 & -10 4:30-6:30).

  • Chattanooga Football Club open tryouts: Dec. 17, Finley Stadium, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; men’s member of high-level National Premier Soccer League; $20 tryout fee, no charge for spectators. Register at www.chattanoogafc.com.

  • McCallie School holiday clinic: Dec. 20-21, 1-4 p.m.; grades 2-6; $40. Register at summer.mccallie.org or call 493-5852.

  • Elite Soccer Training holiday camps: Dec. 21-23, Finley Stadium & First Tennessee Pavilion, under-6 to 18 boys & girls; 9-11:30 a.m. option for u-6 to -8, or full day 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $30 per day, $90 total ($70 for morning option), 1st 100; Dec. 28-30, Greater Cleveland complex, 1st 30. See elite-soccer-training.org or contact Kris Ray at Kris4futbol@aol.com or 240-5737.

  • High school player training: Focused on individual skills; sessions twice weekly. Call Richard Northcutt at 314-3207.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit. Call 280-0440.

SOFTBALL

  • Georgia Attitude 10-under girls fastpitch tryouts: Now being scheduled. Call Billy Gee at 706-264-9115.

  • 14-under Chattanooga Eagles: Looking for experienced catcher, 3 other girls fastpitch players with 1997 or ’98 birthdates to complete 2011-12 roster. Contact Michael Woodward at eaglescoach.mw@gmail.com or 593-2897.

  • Fully sponsored 12-under girls fastpitch team: Seeking players; all positions open; top practice facilities. Call 802-9462.

  • Southern Belles 12-under select team tryouts: Email SouthernBellesSoftball@hotmail.com.

  • 16-under Team Baden seeking girls fastpitch players: All positions being considered; also, pickup players needed for fall tournaments. Call Shannon at 933-4956.

  • North Georgia Storm 02 Select B girls team: Seeking 2 A/B-level players. Call coach Benny Carroll at 423-605-9691 or e-mail northgastorm10@yahoo.com for tryout information.

  • Burke’s Sports Academy fastpitch instruction: Private hitting, pitching & skills lessons year-round for ages 5-18. Call Marvin Burke at 894-4293 or see www.pitchhit.com.

  • Lee University individual/group lessons: Pitching, catching, fielding, hitting & slapping instruction from Lee coaches & players. Contact coach Emily Russell at 614-8456 or erussell@leeuniversity.edu.

  • Fury Fastpitch Academy training: Pitching, hitting, slapping, defensive skills, catching. Call Jill Higdon at 423-504-5970 or see furyfastpitchacademy.com.

  • Team indoor rental, Fury facility: More than 7,500 square feet, 2026 Mack Smith Road; rates as low as $50 for 90 minutes; team instructor training available; other sports can use it, too. Contact Alan at 1101aw@comcast.net or 488-6186.

  • Fastpitch lessons from Ginger Jones: First-team All-American at Alabama now instructing in this area; small hitting or pitching groups or entire teams. E-mail jcrawfordh@yahoo.com or call 504-5970.

  • Fastpitch lessons from Jessica Penney: All-conference Shorter College pitcher from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe. Call 423-260-2510.

  • Private hitting & catching lessons: By Lee University assistant coach Jeff Martin. Contact him at 488-8316 or JMART14@comcast.net.

  • Fastpitch pitching lessons: By Jalayne Mongar. Call 421-9830.

  • Fastpitch pitching, hitting & fielding lessons: By Kerilyn Mongar. Call 321-2111.

  • “Quicker, faster, stronger” camp: Monday-Friday daily sessions; ages 7-older; $35 a week, unlimited sessions. Call 870-1200.

  • Game Day Fundraiser implementation: See www.eliteteamservices.net for how to earn up to 75 percent profit with 2-week projects. Call 706-508-4755.

SWIMMING/AQUATICS

  • Baylor Diving Club: Affiliated with USA Diving & open to anyone; current members’ age range is 6 to 65. Contact John Bonds at jbonds@baylorschool.org or 267-8506, ext. 654.

  • SCAC competitive swimming: Year-round, all ages and abilities; home-school program available; first 2 weeks free. Call John Woods at 634-7606 or see swimscac.com.

  • Baylor Swim Club: Year-round competitive program. See www.baylorswimming.org, e-mail brian_gill@baylorschool.org or call 267-8506, ext. 630.

TENNIS

  • McCallie winter camp: Dec. 19-21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; boys & girls, all ages; $175. Register at summer.mccallie.org or call 493-5852.

  • Holiday Indoor Doubles Tournament: Dec. 19-22 & 27-30, Racquet Club; men’s, women’s, seniors & mixed, 3.0 to 4.5 ratings; $20 per person per event, $10 for each additional; proceeds to help 8.0 combo mixed team go to national tournament in March. Call 842-9622.

  • Hamilton YMCA year-round lessons: Group, family & private sessions for ages 4-over from 2006 and ’09 USTA Tennessee pro of the year Murtala Habu. Call 899-1721 or e-mail ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org.

VOLLEYBALL

  • Cleveland Christmas Clinic: Dec. 10, noon-4 p.m., Cleveland Middle School gym on Georgetown Road; grades 4-8 girls interested in trying out for middle school teams; $40 in advance, $45 at clinic ($70 for 2 siblings). Email pflowers@clevelandschools.org or bownby@clevelandschools.org or call 478-1113 or 479-9641.

  • North Georgia adult coed signups: Deadline Jan. 16 for Jan. 24-March 27 play at First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethorpe; $250 per team. See ngaymca@ymcachattanooga.org or call 706-935-2226.

WRESTLING

  • McCallie School holiday clinic: Dec. 20, 1-4 p.m.; grades 2-6; $40. Register at summer.mccallie.org or call 493-5852.

  • UTC kids program: “Iron Sharpens Iron” sessions, beginner to intermediate youth learning fundamentals, body awareness principles, techniques, combative wrestling; $65. Also, weekly elite training sessions Wednesdays, 6 p.m.; supplemental training for elementary & middle school wrestlers; $5 per practice. Call Mike Hatcher at 303-0760.

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