Sports notices: Thunder U-14 girls are holding soccer tryouts

Submitting sports notices

The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578.


Thunder Soccer Club is holding tryouts for its rising U-14 Girls WAGS Division I team June 4, 5 and 6 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Alpha Ridge Park. Register for the tryouts at ThunderSoccerClub.org. For information, go to http://www.SiafuSoccer.com or email p.corbett10@gmail.com.

The Under Armour SAC Player Development Soccer Camp will be held June 11-15, 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m., at the Bob Lucido fields at Covenant Park. The camp is for boys and girls ages 7-16 and is under the direction of former Johns Hopkins University coach Matt Smith. Register at SACKICK.com or UASPDI.com.


The Rob Ryerson Professional Residential Soccer Camps will be held at Mount St. Mary's University June 17 (girls advanced, ages 11-17), June 22-24 (boys advanced, ages 9-10), June 24-28 (boys advanced, ages 11-17), July 22-26 (coed advanced, ages 11-17). Go to http://www.scoringoals.com, email ryersonsoccer@comcast.net or call 1-877-futbol-1.

Registration is open for the Western Howard County Soccer program fall season. Teams are being formed for boys and girls ages 5-18. Go to http://www.whcsoccer.org for more information and registration.

Field hockey

The Long Reach High School field hockey program is hosting a one-day clinic, June 13, from 4-5 p.m. at the school. The clinic is for incoming freshmen girls interested in trying out for the team. No experience necessary. Current and former Long Reach players will be on hand to review expectations for tryouts and the upcoming season. Parents are welcome to stay and ask questions. Participants will need running shoes, water and a field hockey stick. The clinic will meet on the Long Reach track. Email questions to rashmi_bhanot@hcpss.org.

Sports physicals

Kernan Sports Medicine is offering pre-participation sports physicals for high school athletes. Cost: $30 per athlete for completion of the Kernan Sports Medicine physical form. There is an added $5 fee for each additional form. Call 410-298-0990 ext.15 to speak with a certified athletic trainer to set up an appointment. Walk-ins not accepted.

Physicals are offered:

June 24, 9 a.m.-noon, Kernan Physical Therapy in Woodlawn.

July 22, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Central Maryland Rehabilitation in Columbia. (Must register by July 18).

Aug. 5, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University of Maryland Orthopedic Associates in Columbia. (Must register by Aug. 1).


TriColumbia's 5th annual Kidz Triathlon will be held July 22 as part of the Maryland Youth Triathlon Series. The Kidz Tri is for ages 7-15. Race distances are age appropriate. For more information on the Maryland Youth Triathlon series or to register today for the TriColumbia Kidz Triathlon, visit TriColumbia.org.


The Wilde Lake Boosters will be hosting a volleyball camp for middle schoolers. Camp will be held July 30-Aug. 3 from 9 a.m.-noon. Email caitlin_williams@hcpss.org


The Howard County NAACP is hosting its 10th annual Golf Tournament June 11 at Fairway Hills. The event begins with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Proceeds are used to support annual scholarships to high school students, ACT-SO competitions, the Back-to-School program, health initiatives and other NAACP programs. Opportunities for sponsorships are available ranging from $300 to $5,000 (plus). Donations of any amount are welcome. E-mail marayner@verizon.net or call 410-218-2603. Registration forms are available at Fairway Hills.

Special Olympics

Orioles fans who plan to attend games at Camden Yards this year have the opportunity to help Special Olympics athletes at the same time. Special Olympics has obtained vouchers for $15 tickets to all Oriole games except the prime games. Five dollars from each ticket purchased will go to Special Olympics. To order tickets, email r7a1m5@aol.com or call 443-904-3326.


The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will be held June 14 at 9 a.m. at Brighton Gardens, 7110 Minstrel Way, Columbia. Paul Dickson will discuss his book, "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick." Call 410-740-1145.

The Rich Jenkins Summer Baseball Camps offer instruction and game experience for players ages 5-15. For more information, go to richjenkinsbaseballcamps.com or call 410-707-6387. Register by calling 410-313-7275.


Mt. Hebron High School is hosting a fastpitch hitting camp June 11-15. The camp, run by coach Chuck Struhar, is open to students in grades 3-8 (incoming ninth graders) and will focus on hitting, bunting and baserunning. Email cstruhar@hcpss.org.

The Maryland Stars fastpitch camp will be held June 25-29 at Mayeski Park in Carroll County. The camp is for players ages 7-13 and is offered in two time slots (9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m.). $120 per session (if registered before June 1). Email cwarholic@gmail.com.


The Columbia Tennis Committee will host an Independence Day Tournament (July 5-8) and the Columbia Open (Sept. 13-16, 20-23). The tournaments are open to those turning 18 or older during 2012. Play will be based on the USTA's national rating program. Men's and women's singles will be offered as will mixed doubles. Entry fee: $15 (CA members), $25 (non-members). Entry forms are available at http://www.columbiatennis.com and at the Wilde Lake and Owen Brown Tennis Clubs.


The county rec department is inviting boys and girls to register for its Summer Rugby League (ages 6-18) and rugby camps (ages 7-16). Ages 6-14 play a two-hand touch version of the game; ages 15-18 play the tackle version. The teams practice twice a week from 6:30-8:30 p.m. starting the second week of June. Games are on Saturdays (mid-June to early August) at different county locations. Cost: $90. Call 410-313-4715; register at 410-313-7275.

Football and cheer

The Howard County Terps youth tackle football and cheerleading is open for registration. The Terps are for ages 5 through 14. Practices start July 30 and games begin in late August. Home games will be played on the new turf fields at Blandair Park. Register at 410-313-7275.

Register for the Ellicott City Patriots football, cheerleading or new poms squad. Ages 4-14 are welcome (four year olds are for junior cheer). Register through parks and recreation at http://www.hcrpsports.com.


The cheer and poms programs need head coaches, assistant coaches, teen coaches, competition coaches, tumbling coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, fitness trainers and administrative helpers. Email theklopfamly@verizon.net or call 443-851-9351 if interested in interviewing for these volunteer positions.


The football program needs head and assistant coaches and administrative helpers. Several training sessions will be held. If interested, email mgrisham@verizon.net.

Every position is considered open and all candidates will be interviewed. Go to http://www.ecpatriots.com.


Volunteers are needed for the 4th annual 24 Hours of Booty charity bicycling event, which will be held Aug. 25-26 in the Columbia Gateway area. More than 600 cycling participants are expected and 200 volunteers are needed. Volunteer shifts are assigned in three- and four-hour increments and opportunities are available for individuals or groups.

The 24 Hours of Booty benefits the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Go to http://www.24hoursofbooty.org to register to volunteer or to ride.


The Wilde Lake Boosters are hosting a basketball camp for middle school girls. The camp will be held July 30-Aug. 3 from 1-4 p.m. Email caitlin_williams@hcpss.org.

HC Elite Basketball is offering two clinics and a basketball camp.

Point Guard — June 10, 12 and 14, 5:30-8 p.m., at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.

Shooting and Scoring Clinic — June 11, 13 and 15 from 5:30-8 p.m., at the Meadowbrook Athletic Complex.

Girls basketball camp with Scott Robinson — June 25-29 at Howard High School.

See http://www.hcelitebasketball.com for details on the above clinics and camp.

The Chenier-Wingfield Basketball Camp, with former NBA All-Star Phil Chenier, will be held at Wilde Lake High School July 23-27 and Aug. 6-10, 9 a.m.-3:30. Before and after care is available. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 8 and older. Go to wildelakebasketballcamp.weebly.com, email WLHSbasketball@gmail.com or call 410-313-6965.

The I Got Skills Basketball Camp, with coach David Evans, will be held at Centennial High School July 9-13, 16-20 and 23-27. The camp meets 2:15-5:15 p.m. and is for boys and girls in grades 9-12.

Email david_evans@hcpss.org or call 410-313-2856.

Booster camps

The Glenelg High School Boosters are offering summer sports camps including soccer, basketball, volleyball, football, baseball, softball, cheerleading, speed and agility, lacrosse and field hockey. There is also Camp Inclusion for children with special needs. Go to http://www.glenelgboosters.com, email pthorne@hcpss.org or call 410-313-5535.

The Atholton High School Athletic Boosters are sponsoring a variety of summer sports camps, including soccer, field hockey, volleyball, football, track and field, basketball, wrestling, cheerleading, baseball, softball, lacrosse, tennis and dance. Each camp is designed to assist in the development of young athletes in a fun and safe environment. Register at atholtonboosters.org/athletics or email michael_senisi@hcpss.org.

Hammond High School Boosters are holding summer sports camps July 9-Aug. 10. Information and registration is available at https://sites.google.com/site/hammondhsboostercamps. Email hhsboosterscamps@gmail.com.


The Centennial Boys Lacrosse Camps will be held June 12-15 and 18-21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The camps are for boys entering grades 2-9. Email wmichael@hcpss.org or call 814-215-6069.


The 360º Football Academy Expo will be held July 14-15 at the Arena Club, in Baltimore. The Expo, which will be led by current and former NFL coaches, includes Kaplan test prep, a performance workout and a pool workout. Go to http://www.360footballacademy.com.

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