published Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Sports Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012

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

  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation RBI signups: Under way, ages 4-12, $25. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.

  • Chattanooga Valley youth registration: Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., through Feb. 18; Chattanooga Valley Elementary School gym.

  • East Ridge youth signups: Jan. 28 & Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., East Ridge Community Center; ages 3-12. Call Dewayne Trantham at 667-4185.

  • East Ridge select signups: Under way, East Ridge Community Center. Call Dewayne Trantham at 667-4185.

  • Harrison youth signups: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrison Recreation complex.

  • Hixson youth signups: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., & Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., till Feb. 18. See www.hixsonyaa.org.

  • Ooltewah youth signups: Jan. 28 & every Saturday in February, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ooltewah Walmart garden center.

  • Wes Hodges-Pro Concepts hitting clinics: Jan. 28, Real Sports Academy, 1-4 p.m. for hitting & baseball-specific conditioning/training ($70), 4-6 p.m. for advanced hitting skills concepts & approaches ($50); both $105 if pre-registered; ages 8-18; 15 per session; costs $5 more that day. See realsportsacademy.com or call 309-4995.

  • U.S. Baseball Academy at Cleveland State: Jan. 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.

  • Snow Hill Recreation open house: Jan. 30, 7 p.m., Snow Hill Elementary; signups Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., field house. See www.snowhillrec.com.

  • Prospect Watch tryout camp: Feb. 4, noon, Grissom Fields of Dreams, Conyers, Ga.; for players in college, independent or affiliated baseball in 2011 seeking placement in minor or international leagues in 2012. Call 404-869-7966.

  • Atlanta Braves Caravan visit to Chattanooga: Feb. 9, Taco Mac, Market Street, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, Cory Gearrin, new batting coach Greg Walker expected.

  • Tennessee Valley National Adult Baseball Association: Seeking players for fourth season in greater Chattanooga area, with hopes to expand to Cleveland & Dalton; ages 18-over; wood bat league; season runs from mid to late April to mid August, most games on Sundays, 15-20 games per team; managers sought also. Email chattanooganaba@gmail.com.

  • Nations organization youth tournaments: March 16-18, March 30-April 1, April 13-15, April 27-29, May 11-13, May 18-20, June 8-10, June 22-24, July 6-8, Future Stars “Elite World Series” July 19-22; Upper East Tennessee parks; 8-under coach-pitch $50, 8-u kid-pitch $100, 9- to 12-u $250, 13- to 15-u $300; multiteam discounts. Email chadalford05@yahoo.com or call 423-833-4500.

  • 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

  • Super hoops therapeutic program: Mondays, 5:30 p.m., 8-week program started Jan. 23, North Chattanooga Community Center.

  • Wheelchair games: Jan. 28, Washington Hills Recreation Center, 10 a.m.; free.

  • Chattanooga Elite AAU boys tryouts: Jan 29, 3-6 p.m., Tyner Academy high school gym; age 11-14. See www.chattanoogabasketball.org or call Edmund at 314-4230 or Mark at 544-4685.

  • Tennessee Xtreme girls tryouts: Jan. 29, 4 p.m., Arnold Elementary School, Cleveland (473 8th St.). See www.tnxtreme.com.

  • Dalton Parks adult league: Games start Feb. 7, new Dalton Community Center; men’s A & B 10 games, $385; women 7 games, $300. Contact Alex Sullins at asullins@cityofdalton-ga.gov or 706-463-0721.

  • 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.

FOOTBALL

  • Chattanooga Red Raiders youth tryouts: Feb. 12, 2 p.m., Baylor School; ages 9-10 & 11-12. See www.leaguelineup.com/chattanoogaredraiders.

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.

  • Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet: Feb. 27, Chattanooga Convention Center; $35; 22 inductees plus special awards. Call John Farr at 875-9282 for tickets.

  • Booker T. Duathlon: March 10, 8 a.m., Booker T. Washington State Park; two 2-mile runs on paved roads with an 11-mile bike ride in between. See www.sceniccitymultisport.com.

  • 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.

OUTDOORS

  • Soddy-Daisy chapter of Tennessee Trails Association hikes: Jan. 25, Hotwater Road to Deepcreek; Jan. 28, Cumberland Trail, Signal Point to Mushroom Rock, about 8 miles, 9 a.m.; Feb. 1, Pot Point Nature Trail, about 3.5 miles, meet at Bi-Lo in Red Bank at 10 a.m.; Feb. 4, North Chickamauga Creek, 4.5 miles 1 way, start 9 a.m. at trailhead at Montlake Road. See www.tennesseetrails.org/soddydaisy.php or contact hike leader George Bonneau at george.r.bonneau@gmail.com or 842-3619.

  • Outdoor Chattanooga winter workshops: Jan. 26, 6 p.m., edible plants in your back yard, led by herbalist Holli Richie with taste samples, Outdoor Chattanooga building in Coolidge Park; free, open to public. Call 643-6888.

  • Weekly SORBA-Chattanooga rides: Sundays, 10 a.m., from 5 Points Recreation Area on Lookout Mountain; all riders welcome, average ride length 12-16 miles. See sorbachattanooga.org.

  • Rapid Learning Whitewater kayak roll practice: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., UTC’s Maclellan Gym indoor pool; beginners welcome; first visit free. Contact Terri Chapin at chapin_t@chattanooga.gov or 643-6882.

  • South Cumberland State Park hikes: See www.friendsofscsra.org.

  • Snake Creek Gap mountain bike time trials: Feb. 4 and March 3, Dalton, Pinhoti Trail system; 34- and 17-mile options; on-site registration starts 7 a.m. at Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center gravel parking lot; shuttles leave trade center at 9 a.m. 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.

  • Southern 6(k) Trail Race: Feb. 19, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; family-friendly event, has accompanying Kid k for ages 12-under. See www.rockcreek.com.

  • Cumberland Trail Breakaway: Feb. 26-March 31; volunteers sought by Cumberland Trail Conference for CT maintenance in Hamilton and Rhea counties. Contact Tony Hook at tony.hook@frontiernet.net or 931-456-6259.

RUGBY

  • Chattanooga Rugby Football Club practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:45-9 p.m., East Ridge High School; 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

  • 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.

  • Southern 6(k) Trail Race: Feb. 19, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale; part of Rock/Creek Trail Series; family-friendly event, has accompanying Kid k for ages 12-under. See www.rockcreek.com.

  • Scenic City Half Marathon & 5k: Feb. 25, 8 a.m., from First Tennessee Pavilion; $50 for 13.1-miler, $30 for 5k (8:15 a.m.); several charities benefit; packets available 4-8 p.m. Feb. 24, Crystal Room off lobby at Chattanooga Choo Choo, or 6:30-7:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at race site. See www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.

  • Booker T. Duathlon: March 10, 8 a.m., Booker T. Washington State Park; two 2-mile runs on paved roads with an 11-mile bike ride in between. See www.sceniccitymultisport.com or register at www.active.com.

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.

  • Elite Soccer Training open group sessions: Jan. 24 & 31, 5:30-7 p.m., & Jan. 29, 4:30-6 p.m., All Saints Academy, for under-9 & -10 (& older with permission); Jan. 26, 5:30-7 p.m., & Jan. 29, 1:30-3 p.m., All Saints, for u-11 & -13; Jan. 26, 7-8:30 p.m., & Jan. 29, 3-4:30 p.m., All Saints, for u-14 to -18. For individual sessions, go to wabango.com/krisray.

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

SOFTBALL

  • Chattanooga Parks & Recreation RBI signups: Under way, ages 4-12, $25. Call Kenneth Simpson at 355-3021.

  • Chattanooga Recreation adult slowpitch leagues: Registration through March 23 for men’s, women’s & coed play starting April 2 at Summit of Softball complex; includes open, church & industrial leagues with upper (5 HRs & 1 up), lower A (3 HRs & out) & lower B (1 HR & out) divisions; at least 12 regular-season games & postseason tournament; $450 per team. Call Richard West at 643-6055 or 595-4540.

  • Tennessee Thunder 8-under girls: Tryouts being set up; 2 players needed. Call Jamie Crawford at 280-7181.

  • ASA District 10 umpires training: Wednesdays (began Jan. 11), 6 p.m., Summit of Softball. Call Edward Rowe at 355-3002.

  • Chattanooga Valley youth registration: Thursdays, 6-7:30 p.m., & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., through Feb. 18; Chattanooga Valley Elementary School gym.

  • 12-under North Georgia Live Wires fastpitch tryouts: Jan. 27 & 30; seeking players with experience, good attitudes & committed parents. Contact Mike Carruth at galivewires@yahoo.com or 423-605-9256.

  • Harrison youth signups: Saturdays through February, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrison Recreation complex.

  • Hixson youth signups: Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., & Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., till Feb. 18. See www.hixsonyaa.org.

  • Ooltewah youth signups: Jan. 28 & every Saturday in February, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ooltewah Walmart garden center.

  • 18-under Frost Falcons girls fastpitch tryouts: Jan. 28, 2-4 p.m. Email brad1jackson@yahoo.com.

  • 12-under Fury 99 girls fastpitch tryouts: Jan. 29; seeking “A” player with speed & versatility in field; 1999 & 2000 birth dates. Contact Jody Parrott at jparrott7113@comcast.net or 667-0950.

  • North Georgia Softball fastpitch umpires meeting: Jan. 29, 2 p.m., Jack Mattox complex; quality umps needed. Contact Rick Hazelwood at rnhazelwood.comcast.net or 423-364-6813 or Garry Headrick at Garry_Headrick2001@yahoo.com or 706-483-1346.

  • North Georgia Umpires Association meetings: Feb. 5 & 12, 2 p.m., Jack Mattox complex; needing new as well as experienced umpires; top pay. Call David Martin at 423-595-0146.

  • 10-under Georgia Blaze ’01 girls fastpitch team: Seeking pitcher or utility player with 2001 birthday to complete roster for Dalton-based team that plays mostly in Chattanooga, Ringgold & Dalton tournaments; good defensive skills & strong hitting desired. Email blaze2001@rocketmail.com or call Craig at 706-270-2880.

  • Wildbill’s ISA Bash-4-Cash adult slowpitch tournament: March 9-11, Summit of Softball; men’s C, D & E, women’s & (Sunday) coed; $225 plus $30 sanction fee if not already ISA-sanctioned. Pre-register at www.softballwire.com or call Billy Knight at 423-504-2574 or Anthony Nelson at 423-432-7100 or email wildbilltnisa2010@yahoo.com.

  • Tennessee ASA state umpires clinic: March 16-17, Warner Park; 6 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday. Call Edward Rowe at 355-3002.

  • Nations organization girls fastpitch tournaments: March 9-11, March 17, March 31, April 6-8, April 14, April 27-29, May 12, May 18-20, June 8-10; June 23; July 7; all qualifiers for Nations World Series July 19-22; all at Upper East Tennessee parks; $150 for 1-day divisions, 3-game guarantee; $225 for weekend, 4-game guarantee; multiteam discounts. Email chadalford05@yahoo.com or call 423-833-4500.

  • 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.

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.

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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