Basketball

HYBA is now accepting registration for the Fall Friday Night Basketball Program. The league is played on Fridays in September and October, and is open to boys and girls ages 5-18. To register, visit HYBA.org, or call 410-461-7694.

Sports camps

The Atholton Athletic Boosters will hold a variety of sports camps this summer at Atholton High School. The summer camps are for incoming third through ninth grade boys and girls, and are taught by high school coaches. Cost is $135 and includes an Atholton Raider T-shirt, individual skills testing, specialized instruction from qualified staff members, guest speakers and daily awards. Register through atholtonboosters.org/athletics. For more information, contact Beth DeFrances at 410-313-7065 or elizabeth_defrances@hcpss.org.


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The Hammond High School Athletic Boosters are hosting sports camps this summer for students in grades 6-9. The camps feature 10 different sports, including lacrosse, wrestling, cheerleading and vocals. Camps are not limited to future Hammond students. For more information, or to register, visit https://sites.google.com/site/hammondhsboostercamps.

The Glenelg Booster's Sports Camp 2014 is now open for registration. Camps include football, basketball, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading, field hockey, speed and agility, softball and baseball. Go to glenelgboosters.com for camp schedules, online registration and printable application. Camp Inclusion is open to students with disabilities. Go to campinclusion.com.

Reservoir High School will hold sports camps this summer. Information and registration can be found at rhsboosters.com. This year, the program has added additional camps. Not only are some headed by Reservoir coaches, but the school also offers a variety of art, forensic science and drama camps. Some camps are offered for students as young as 2nd grade, while others are for those in middle school. Camps are scheduled for July and early August, and registration is open now. The money raised is used to support extracurricular activities, such as sports team uniforms, tournament fees for teams and clubs, student recognition, staff appreciation, and more.

The River Hill High School Boosters are sponsoring summer camps this summer. The camps are designed to help young athletes improve their fundamental athletic skills. Weekly camps run from 9 a.m. to noon or 1-4 p.m. More than 20 different camps are offered, including football, soccer, baseball, softball, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country, track & field, Allied Sports, cheerleading, weight training, wrestling and dance. For the first time, we are also offering STEM camps. Camp forms are available in the main office at River Hill High School, and at riverhill.org. Call 410-313-7120 for more information.

Lacrosse

Howard coach Jimmy Creighton (a four-time national champion as a player and assistant coach at Salisbury University) will host a series of camps this summer focusing on playing the game of lacrosse and its fundamentals. The Howard Lacrosse Camp will run July 14-17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Camps are through Howard County Recreation and Parks, and will be held at Howard High School.

Baseball

The regular meeting of "Talkin' Baseball" will be held July 5 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens. The speaker will be Dave Zirin, who will discuss his book, "Game Over: How Politics has Turned the Sports World Upside Down." For more information, call 410-740-1145.

Leader's Baseball Camp, presented by 2014 Maryland state champion Reservoir coach Adam Leader, is a two-week camp from July 7-21. Half-day and all-day camps are available. Go to leadersbaseballcamp.weebly.com for more information and to register. At Leader's Baseball Camp, not only will children learn baseball, they will understand the game of baseball.

The Oakland Mills baseball camp will be held June 30-July 3 at Oakland Mills High School. Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost is $95 and checks should be made payable to Oakland Mills Boosters and can be brought to the first day of camp.

Golf

The Timbers at Troy Ladies Golf League will hold an 18-hole Rally for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness outing July 17 with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Cost is $39 greens and cart fee (payable to Timbers at Troy) plus $20 (payable to Rally for the Cure). Closest to the hole prizes awarded on par three's. Registrations accepted through July 1. For additional information, call Maggie Gochal at 410-696-2876 or email DivasatTimbers@yahoo.com.

Registration is now open for the Fairway Hills Junior Golf League, which is designed for young golfers who have the skills to play nine holes in a safe, skillful and acceptable pace of play. Boys and girls ages 8-17 are encouraged to sign up. In addition to the skill enhancement and further knowledge of the game, participants receive a league collared shirt, range balls, additional instruction and friendly competition. Sessions are on Mondays beginning June 23 through August 25. Tee times are 2-3 p.m. Cost is $50 for Columbia Association members, and $75 for non-members. For more information, or to register, contact Joe Burkert: josephburkert@comcast.net or 410-971-6371.

Soccer

Soccer Association of Columbia is now holding tryouts for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Travel season. The league is open to players from ages 7-17. Go to sackick.com for the tryouts schedule. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for SAC Training Academy Summer Camps scheduled throughout the summer. Players of all abilities, ages 5-14, can take part in SAC's new professionally run summer camp. Both full and half-day sessions are offered. SAC also offers extended care from 4-6 p.m. for an additional fee. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for a 7 v. 7 Recreational Summer League. The cost of the league is $30, which is open to players from age groups U7 to U12. Games begin July 9 and end August 6. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Recreation season. The league is open to players from ages 6-18. Teams meet for eight weeks each season for practices and weekend games. Register before June 30 to receive an early registration discount. Go to sackick.com to register. Please see website for the tryouts schedule. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for the Fall 2014/Spring 2015 Clinic season. The league is open to players from ages 4-6. Gender-based teams meet for eight weeks each season on Saturday mornings and focus on skills, teamwork and the basics of soccer. Register before June 30 to receive an early registration discount. Go to sackick.com to register. For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

Registration is now open until August 31 for the Elkridge Youth Organization Fall Soccer Program. Reduced fees run through June and July. Those interested are encouraged to register early as spots fill up fast. EYO soccer is a coed, recreational program that places an emphasis on instruction, fitness and fun. Games are played at Rockburn Park, and all players ages four to 18 are welcome. There are no tryouts required for the recreational leagues and all players are afforded substantial playing time. To register, or for more information, visit eyosoccer.org, or send an email with "EYO" in the subject line to eyosoccer@yahoo.com.

Football/Cheerleading

The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks HC Terps youth tackle football and cheerleading program will host a meet and greet open house at Three Brothers Restaurant in Columbia June 26 from 6-8 p.m. Participants ages 5-14 can meet new fall coaches and board members. Practices start July 28 and games begin in late August. Practice is held at the East Columbia Library fields in Owen Brown. For more information go to hcterps.org or howardcountymd.gov/RAP.

Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks is accepting registrations for summer rugby two-hand touch camp and touch and tackle leagues, ages 6-19. Camps are in small groups with experiences staff and are half day. but can be extended your campers hours with the HC Summer Mix Camp. Leagues teams are age appropriate with practice locations at East Columbia Library or Meadowbrook Park/Dickinson Park. To register, call 410-313-7275 or go to howardcountymd.gov/rap.

Registration is now open for fall football, poms and cheer for the Ellicott City Patriots. Participants ages 5-14 can enroll. Register through Howard County Recreation and Parks or ecpatriots.com. The organization is also looking for coaches for poms, cheer and football for the upcoming season, which starts in August. Contact Glenn Nicastro at ellicottcitypatriots@gmail.com or 443-864-0028 for further information.

The EC Patriots are also looking for choreographers, tumbling coaches, competition coaches and team administrators. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Email ecpspirit@gmail.com to get more information and arrange an interview.