published Friday, December 30th, 2011

Sports Calendar

Friday, Dec. 30, 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

  • 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.

  • Harrison Recreation board elections: Jan. 8, 2 p.m.

  • TSSAA local umpires meeting: Jan. 9, Notre Dame, 6 p.m.; new umps welcome. Call Ralph Chambers at 842-6901.

  • TSSAA state umpires meeting: Jan. 12, Tyner High, 6:30 p.m. Call Ralph Chambers at 842-6901.

  • Harrison youth signups: Start Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrison Recreation complex.

  • 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.

  • Hamilton YMCA competitive youth signups: Ages 9-10, 11-12 & 13-14. Email ndaugherty@ymcachattanooga.org.

  • 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.

  • YMCA adult league signups: Deadline Jan. 23 for Jan. 30-April 5 games at downtown Y; 18-over; $395 per team; open gym nights Jan. 16 & 23, 6:30-8:30. Register through North Georgia Y: jdonahoo@ymcachattanooga.org or 706-935-2226.

  • 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.

GOLF

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

LACROSSE

  • Officiating training: Wednesdays, starting Jan. 11, 5:30 p.m., McCallie School. Call Bill at 902-6256 or Corey at 645-9475.

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 (next meeting Jan. 9), 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.

  • Greater Chattanooga Hall of Fame induction banquet: Feb. 27, Chattanooga Convention Center; $35. Call John Farr at 875-9282 for tickets.

  • 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

  • Cloudland Canyon State Park adventures: Through Jan. 1, half-day and full-day hikes and caving adventures, by G3 Adventures and the park. See www.gastateparks.org/CloudlandCanyon.

  • Chattanooga Hiking Club outings: Dec. 31, several options. See chatthiking.com.

  • “First hikes” at area Tennessee state parks: Jan. 1 and 2, Harrison Bay, Booker T. Washington, Red Clay and Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River; all easy to moderate. Seewww.tn.gov/environment/parks/firsthikes.

  • South Cumberland State Park hikes: Jan. 1, 10 a.m. CST, to Stone Door from Stone Door ranger station, hot chocolate included; Jan. 14, 8 a.m. CST, brisk 1.5-miler from visitors center through frosty meadow; Jan. 15, 2 p.m., 2-miler from Foster Falls parking lot to Saddlehorn Overlook. See www.friendsofscsra.org.

  • Audubon Christmas bird count: Through Jan. 5, sponsored by National Audubon Society; area birders can take part in three counts during that time. Contact Kevin Calhoun at kac@tennis.org or 785-4070

  • Snake Creek Gap mountain bike time trials: Jan. 7, Dalton, Pinhoti Trail system; subsequent races in series Feb. 4 & March 3. See snake.nwgasorba.org.

  • 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.

  • Sandhill Crane Festival: Jan. 14-15, Birchwood School and Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge.

RUGBY

  • Chattanooga Rugby Football Club tryouts: Jan. 17 & 19, 7 p.m., East Ridge High School football practice field; for 2012 season (games on Saturdays); men ages 18-over; no experience needed. Contact coach Kirk Neubauer at kxn135@hotmail.com or captain Clayton Parr at clayton_parr@yahoo.com.

RUNNING

  • Karen Lawrence 4-Mile Run for St. Jude: Dec. 31, downtown Sports Barn, 5:30 p.m. (2-mile run or walk 5 p.m.). See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.

  • Frozen 5k for Haiti: Feb. 4, 9 a.m., from Signal Mountain Bible Church at 4872 Shackleford Ridge Road (on-site registration 7:30-8:30); also 1-mile walk; $15, proceeds to Haiti missions; sponsorships welcome till Jan. 20. Contact Tracy Gartman at rungartmanrun@comcast.net or 605-4729.

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.

  • 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.

  • Harrison Recreation board elections: Jan. 8, 2 p.m.

  • TSSAA local umpires meeting: Jan. 9, Notre Dame, 6 p.m.; new umps welcome. Call Ralph Chambers at 842-6901.

  • TSSAA state umpires meeting: Jan. 12, Tyner High, 5:30 p.m. Call Ralph Chambers at 842-6901.

  • Harrison youth signups: Start Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrison Recreation complex.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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