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Bobby Valentine’s Sports Academy , 72 Camp Avenue, Stamford, (203)-968-2872. Year-Round baseball/softball training for all age levels and skill levels that includes: A professional curriculum with proven results. Private Lessons (1 on 1 instruction). Buddy Lessons (small groups of 2, 3, or 4 students). Clinics (programmed or create your own). School Holiday Day Camps and Snow Day Specials. Cage Rentals (with or without a pitching machine). Birthday Parties. The Fury Travel Program.
GloveWhisperer.com (Accelerated Glove Conditioning) offers free recommendations on general issues of glove fit and overall glove condition for baseball and softball players at all levels. Their all natural conditioning process makes a new or flat glove playable in days not weeks or months. For more information email GloveWhisperer@gmail.com or call (203) 487-8997.
I.S.T. Baseball headquarters. 2012 Winter baseball clinic registration. Hitting, fielding, throwing, baserunning program. Open To All: Kindergarten, 1st/2nd, 3rd grade, 4th/5th and 6th/7th grade baseball programs. 10 week program. Players will be brought through a series of drills that will continue to improve their hitting, fielding, base-running, throwing and pitching technique. Professional Staff includes: Kevin Hlavac , Dennis Accomando : Atlanta Braves , Mike Diaz : Houston Astros , Jeff Love :Houston Astros, Jeff Slane plus additional highly qualified instructors! Please visit www.integratedsportstraining.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration forms.
Baseball U New England’s Summer of 2012 informational meeting will take place at Greens Farms Academy (35 Beachside Ave, Westport, CT) on Thursday December 8 in the Choral Room at 7:45pm. Please arrive by 7:30. The Choral Room is located up the hallway from the gymnasium. Baseball U New England will be conducting its winter workouts/tryouts for their 2012 16u and 17u summer college developmental teams in January and February. All workouts will take place at the CT Sportsplex in North Branford. Workouts/tryouts will be conducted by the Baseball U New England teaching staff and guest instructors. This program is for high school aged players only. The program will begin on January 7 and run for eight consecutive Saturdays, concluding on February 25. For more info or to register visit baseballunewengland.com or call 203-258-7136.
BABE RUTH WORKOUTS
The Stamford Babe Ruth Baseball League will offer their 2012 winter workout programs. The regular workouts begin January 15, 2012 and run for eight straight Sundays at Stamford High School featuring fielding, hitting, base running and conditioning. Cost: $175.00. Stamford Babe Ruth also offers a pitchers/catchers workout program
beginning Jan 22, 2012 for 6 weeks on Sunday mornings at Stamford HS. Cost: $150.00. Players wishing to do both programs will be offered a discount. For more information contact Stamford Babe Ruth: via email at SBRL1998@AOL.COM or visit www.baberuthbaseballofstamford.org
LEGION WINTER WORKOUTS
Stamford Legion Baseball Winter Workouts will be held on Monday and Tuesday nights beginning in December running thru February (12 weeks), at the Stamford Athletic Club . Please visit www.stamfordlegionbaseball.com for registration form and more information.
STAMFORD WHITE SOX
The Stamford White Sox Will Enter Their Sixth Season Of Highly Competitive Baseball In 2012.The Sox Have Played In The Finals Of The Westchester Baseball Association Each Year And Have Earned A New England Regional Bid Each Year. If You Are Of College Age And Ability And Would Like To Play A 35 -40 Game Season Plus Playoffs And Tournaments, Please email Inzi7@aol.com Or Call Coach Inzitari At 203-219 -0335.
The Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation wants your excess and used sports equipment. Baseballs, bases, bats, catcher’s equipment, gloves, uniforms, etc. Donations can be dropped off at Clark’s Trophies, Instant Replay in Springdale, or we will pick up. For more info, contact Al Kaproski at 203-323-9944. The Stamford Old-Timers are helping to promote Baseball in Poland and Eastern Europe.
Bernie Williams Clinic
Bernie Williams and Don Mattingly , two of the greatest New York Yankees of all time, along with former teammates and friends will be teaming up once again, to face perhaps their most formidable foe — hunger. On Saturday January 28, 2012, the stars will be shining in Danbury for a dinner and silent auction to benefit Hillside Food Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food for over 2500 people in Fairfield (CT), Westchester and Putnam (NY) Counties. In addition to the benefit dinner and silent auction, a baseball clinic, for college, high school, American Legion , summer travel and youth coaches will be conducted at Frozen Ropes (9 a.m.-4 p.m.), located at 69 Kenosia Avenue in Danbury. Proceeds will benefit Hillside Food Outreach. Joining Bernie and Don throughout the day will be Hensley `Bam Bam’ Meulens, Charlie Hayes , Chad Curtis , Gerald Williams , Jim Leyritz , Scott Kamieneicki, Carlos Rodriguez , and several other former Bronx Bombers. Matt Barnes , former Bethel High School and UConn standout, and the 1st round pick of the Boston Red Sox in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft, former Brooklyn Dodger great Ralph Branca , and World Champion St. Louis Cardinal Bob Humphreys will also join the event’s lineup. The dinner and silent auction to benefit Hillside Food Outreach, which is open to the public, will be from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. at the Matrix Corporate Center in Danbury. For more information, call 914-747-0095 or 203-702-4881 for details. To reserve your seat for the baseball clinic, please call 203-205-0174 or 203-948-9578.
Join former University of Connecticut point guard Craig Austrie ‘s specialized shooting and ball handling weekend clinics for boys and girls at Stamford Boys and Girls Club . Shooting Clinic Dates are November 19-20. Ball Handling/Guard Moves Dates are December 3-4. Times are Saturday Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Each clinic price is $180 (Includes both days). All instructors coaching the clinics have played NCAA Division 1 basketball. Every player will receive one on one time with Craig Austrie and leave with a report card on what to work on. 40 players maximum. To reserve your spot: Call 203-832-2265 or email to email@example.com For more info, visit craigaustrie.net
Former UConn point guard Craig Austrie is launching a number of new developmental programs geared towards developing some of the top guards and post players in the state. Austrie, who has been running the exceptionally successful “Craig Austrie’s Basketball IQ Skills” developmental program out of the Stamford YMCA since January 2010, will now be offering a 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month developmental program at the Stamford YMCA. Austrie will also be offering a limited number of more exclusive/ private home based or semi-private one-on-one sessions. The home sessions will also offer the option of 3, 6, or 12 month programs. The home based program has an extremely limited number of slots. It will be filled based upon a first come, first served registration basis. For more info or to register, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-832-2265 or visit www.craigaustrie.net
Former UConn point guard Craig Austrie is holding 2nd Saturday basketball clinics at the Stamford YMCA from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. During 2nd Saturday clinics we touch upon all skills but mainly focus on the tactical part of the game such as team defense and offensive spacing. These are the things which coaches expect players to know and can really take a player to the next level. To sign up, email email@example.com or call 203-832-2265.
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Former UConn point guard Craig Austrie has put a 10 game Elite Evaluation League together. All games at Stamford YMCA. Players will be evaluated during every game and at the end of each day players will walk away with an individualized detailed report on their strengths and weaknesses. They will have fun, compete, and receive constructive criticism from Craig through a written report card when their game is finished. This is a great opportunity to get better. The more players we have the more competitive the games will be. Feel free to pass this along to friends. Although travel basketball and AAU are great, players rarely have the chance to free their minds and just play basketball. These games are built for players to find their true basketball game. No coaches, no pressure. Players will play their games have fun and leave with recommendations to enhance their games from Craig Austrie. Sign up before December 19th $350. Sign up after December 19th $400. First game Saturday January 7, 2012. Saturday schedule: Kindergarden, 1st Grade- (8am-9am). Grades 2-4 (10am-11am). Grades 5-7 (11am-noon). Grades 8-11 (noon-1 p.m.). Every Saturday Jan. 7-March 10. Makeup Games on March 17, 2012. Parents are welcome to stay and watch their children play. To reserve spot and receive waiver form: email Caustrie@gmail.com or call 203-832-2265.
Future Stars Basketball Individual Instruction! Are Travel, AAU, PAL, Rec League, School team, YMCA in your future? Get The Edge You Need! Work 1 On 1 with Former NBA Seattle Supersonics guard Frank Oleynick . Call 203-367-1673 or visit www.wearefuturestars.com
Winter Classic Vacation Clinic. St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School, Fairfield. December 29 30 from 9am To 1pm. Boys And Girls Ages 9-13. Shooting, 1 on 1, 3 on 3, Free Throw Contests. Former NBA Seattle Supersonics guard Frank Oleynick. Tuition $100. Limited To First 30 Players Only! Call 203-367-1673 or visit www.wearefuturestars.com
Future Stars Basketball December Clinic. Hall Neighborhood House, Bridgeport. December 3rd, 10th, 17th From 9a.m.-11a.m. Boys And Girls Ages 9-13. Shooting, Skill Building And Game Play! Former NBA Seattle Supersonics guard Frank Oleynick. Tuition $100, Limited Enrollment! Call 203-367-1673. Or visit www.wearefuturestars.com
STAMFORD OLD TIMERS
The Stamford Old Timers announced George Bodenheimer, President of ESPN and ABC Sports and Co-chairman of Disney Media Network, will be the national honoree at the group’s 69th annual dinner.The event will be held Monday Dec. 5 starting at 6 p.m. at the Stamford Italian Center.This year’s local honorees are Jerry Esposito, Robert (Spider) Hayes, Joe Mancini, Sal Manforte, Frank Noto, Lou Persiani, and Jack Slavinsky. Tickets are $65 and proceeds go to scholarships and sponsorship of area teams. For information or to purchase tickets call Bruce Sessa at 203-966-0179 or Joe Frattaroli at 203-322-6568.
FREE CONCUSSION TESTING
Through the PACE program (Protecting Athletes through Concussion Education), Dick’s Sporting Goods will provide 3,300 high schools nationwide with baseline concussion testing software called ImPACT ($500 value) which helps clinicians evaluate an athlete’s recovery following a concussion. Dick’s has committed to funding $1 million toward this initiative, and high schools can now sign up. To nominate your school to be eligible to receive ImPACT’s baseline concussion testing software FREE OF CHARGE FOR ONE YEAR, simply visit www.mydickssportinggoods.com/PACE, click “Submit Your School, ” and fill out the simple application form.
Newly certified Yoga teacher Ahmad Mickens of Revolution Fitness is holding a series of weekly Yoga classes at Revolution Fitness gym at 860 Canal St., Stamford. For more information, please email Ahmad@revolutionfitness.org. Revolution Fitness is hosting Crossfit Classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. as well as Wednesday mornings from 6 a.m.-9 a.m. Revolution Fitness also has a new program “The Yard” focusing on strength and hypertrophy. For more info, visit www.revolutionfitness.org. Anyone interested in working out alongside the Revolution Fitness Youth Boxers for one hour can call 203-355-2666 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and get details on Operation Motivation.
WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL
The Greenwich Dept of Parks and Recreation announces registration for its Winter Youth Basketball Programs. It’s a Co-Ed Program on Saturdays at the International School at Dundee Gym for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. There will also be a program at the Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center for children in kindergarten through third grade. In addition, we will have a program that is exclusively for girls on Sunday afternoons at the International School at Dundee Gym, covering first through eighth grades. All programs begin the weekend of December 3-4, 2011, and run through the weekend of February 4-5, 2012. The snow dates will be Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12. There will be no meeting on the weekends of December 24-25, 2011 and December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012. The Co-Ed Programs are designed to teach the basic skills of basketball and to help players sharpen their existing skills. Game strategy, rules and sportsmanship are stressed and in-house game play is included at every level. The groups are kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade, and fourth through sixth grade at IS@Dundee. Sessions for kindergarten and first grade and second and third grade are offered at Bendheim W.G.C.C. The Girls program also aims to teach the basic skills of basketball and to help players sharpen their existing skills. The groups are: first through third grade, fourth and fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. Informal team play will be held at the first through third grade level. There will be more emphasis on game play including half court games at the fourth and fifth grade level. The sixth through eighth grade program will include full court games incorporating the players registered for that level. In person registration at the Recreation Division Office began on Monday, October 31 Hours are Monday-Friday 8:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. in the Rec Office on 2nd floor of Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road. You may download registration forms at the Town’s website, www.greenwichct.org. Please click on Check out Parks and Recreation and click on Youth and Adult Programs. There is a $105.00 per child registration fee and each participant will receive a program t-shirt. Sneakers, athletic socks and shorts or sweat pants are required for all participants. For more info, call the Recreation Office at 203-618-7659.
Sterling Farms Golf Shop is now taking applications for its Junior Golf Programs. There are several programs open to both girls and boys, that include Junior Clinics after school, Play with the Pro Camps, and Summer Camps. Age groups include pee wees (4-6) and juniors (7-14). For more info and registration form, visit sterlingfarmsgolfshop.com
The 3-mile Jingle Bell Jog will take place at 9 a.m. on Sunday Dec. 11 at the Threads and Treads sporting goods store at 17 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich. The pre-entry fee is $15 and the entry fee on the day of the race is $20. More information may be obtained on the www.threadsandtreads.com website. The Jingle Bell Jog is the final event of the year in the Volvo of Stamford Greenwich Cup series of 10 events.
TRAVEL LACROSSE TRYOUTS
The Connecticut Stars Boys Youth Lacrosse Club of Stamford is looking for boys Grades 5-12 interested in playing travel lacrosse. Tryouts for Grades 5-8 –December 10 17 — 8:30pm to 10:30pm. Tryouts for Grades 9-12 — January 15 29, 2012 – 8 pm-10 pm. At the SoNo Field House — 365 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Norwalk. Experienced Coaching by former MLL, NLL and NCAA players, as well as High School Coaches. A capped roster of 25 players will assure maximum playing time for every player. We will instruct on technique, support improvement, enhance enjoyment of the game, engage in team play and have fun! Summer 2012 travel squad players will receive a CT Stars jersey and shorts, team apparel, compete in 4 tournaments and participate in 8-10 practices. Register Early – Visit us on-line at www.CTStarsLax.com or call 203-326-0713 – email info@CTStarslax.com. On-line registration is a must.
Play Ball Group’s 6th annual Ultimate Game Softball Clinic will be held at the Fordham University ‘s Lombardi Center on Sat. December 10 and Sunday December 11. Session times: Group 1 Sat 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sun 1 p.m.-4 p.m.. Group 2 Sat 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-Noon. Athletes ages 9-18 and coaches are invited to attend the full participation softball training clinic. All aspects of the game will be covered in small group instruction. Optional individual hitting video analysis available. The clinic offers an opportunity to showcase skills to the collegiate instructors while in a learning environment. Featured instructors are University of Maryland assistant coach, USSSA Pride player, and former University of Alabama All-American, Charlotte Morgan; University of California Berkeley NFCA Hall of Fame Head Coach Diane Ninemire and assistant coach Tammy Lohmann; PFX Tour and former University of Florida All-American Ali Gardiner; Fordham University Head Coach Bridget Orchard, assistant coaches Kyle Jamieson and Melissa Inouye, and the Fordham University softball team; University of Syracuse Associate Head Coach Wally King, LSU assistant coach Lindsay Leftwich; Protege Sports pitching instructor LB Bailey; Complete Game Inc. instructor Rob Crews; New Jersey City University Head Coach Bridgette Quimpo; strength and conditioning specialist Chris Rowan. For more info or to register, please visit www.playballgroup.com, email email@example.com, or call 800-970-3230.
SYNCHRONIZED SKATING OPEN
The Skating Club of Southern Connecticut of Stamford will present the 12th Annual Terry Conners Synchronized Skating Open on Saturday, December 3 and Sunday December 4 at the Terry Conner Rink at Cove Island in Stamford. Terry Conners Rink is home ice for the Southern Connecticut Synchronized Skating organization representing the Skating Club of Southern Connecticut. The club skates 3 synchronized skating lines, the Shadows (skating Open Juvenile), Shimmers (Pre-Juvenile) and Sprites (Beginner). The Shadows, Shimmers and Sprites along with hundreds of other teams from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and all around the Eastern Seaboard will be demonstrating choreographed programs that will be judged for speed, difficulty of maneuvers and precision, as well as for style and artistic expression. The Terry Conners Synchronized Skating Open attracts approximately 1,000 skaters and coaches, and over 1,000 fans and supporters over the two day event. This competition is proud to be part of the Eastern Synchronized Skating Challenge Series. Participation in this series is open to all Beginner 1, 2, or 3 teams and preliminary, pre-juvenile, open juvenile, open collegiate or open adult teams. For further info, please contact Kari Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.TerryConnersSynchro.org
Stamford Jr. Wrestling Club starting its 21st year. Registration for the Stamford Jr. Wrestling Club evening session is underway. The SJWC offers instruction and competitive opportunities for beginners and experienced wrestlers ages 6-14. Wrestlers will have the opportunity to learn skills, practice technique and gain match experience in a disciplined and fun environment. The program is open to children from all towns. For more information visit us at www.stamfordwrestling.com or call 203-322-5366. The Stamford Jr. Wrestling Club is looking for middle school coaches for its after school program starting in January. For more info visit us at www.stamfordwrestling.com or call 203-322-5366.
The Small Boat Shop at 144 Water Street in Norwalk, the area’s premier paddlesports shop for 30 years, is running guided kayak trips to the Norwalk Islands this autumn, and has scheduled several foliage watching trips on inland lakes and rivers in October. These trips have proven popular in the past, as the air is pleasantly cool, and the fall scenery is spectacular. Boats and equipment are provided by the Small Boat Shop. The customer merely has to bring lunch, appropriate clothing, and a sense of adventure. Folks who want to paddle on their own can also rent kayaks through the fall season. The Small Boat Shop can be reached at 203-854-5223, or email@example.com or visit www.thesmallboatshop.com. Foliage trips are scheduled on Lake Lillinonah, in Newtown, and on the tidal Connecticut River. Lake Lillinonah is surrounded by beautiful, gently rolling, wooded hills. The Connecticut River trips leave from Deep River, and the scenic route is dictated by the tides. Every bend in the river has an interesting story associated with it, and both locations have a high probability of spotting bald eagles.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is offering a free USTA Junior Membership to all children age ten and under. The membership promotion, which launched during the July 4 holiday weekend, is open to all first-time junior members until December 31, 2011. This special USTA membership offer will allow more kids to try USTA programming including USTA Junior Tournaments and USTA Jr. Team Tennis. In addition, participating junior members will receive a variety of benefits, including Bounce, a special quarterly publication geared toward young players and their parents, preferred ticket access to pro tennis tournaments throughout the country, and discounts on merchandise and apparel. To join the USTA and receive the free membership, new junior members can sign up by one of the following ways using source code: NEWGAME. Call USTA Membership Services at 1-800-990-8782 Go to USTA Membership Services online at www.TRYUSTA.com/KIDS.
Shippan Racquet Club, an indoor tennis club in Stamford, currently has programs available for both children and adults this fall and winter. Registration is now open for all junior and adult programs. For juniors, Shippan offers Pee Wee Tennis (for ages 4-5), the popular 10 Under Tennis (6-10), Junior Development Program classes (10 – 16), and the Advanced Training Program, which includes our entry-level Satellite classes and our Tournament Training Program classes (age 11-18). For adults, Shippan offers group lessons, leagues, flights and season courts. For more information on winter programs, please call 203-323-3129 or visit www.shippanracquet.com
The Kings Highway Tennis Club, an indoor tennis club in Darien, has many programs available.. Registration is now open for Junior Challenger (ages 9 -14), Quick Start Tennis (ages 4-5) and (ages 6-10) and Juniors Tennis (ages 11-17). Kings Highway Tennis Club is located at 98 Old Kings Highway North, Darien. For more information on winter programs please call (203) 655-8769 or visit www.kingshwytennis.com.
WOMEN’S GOLF MENTORING
The Fairfield County Chapter of EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association) is offering a Mentoring Program for women who want to learn the rules, golf etiquette, and different styles of play. The Mentoring Program will be held at South Pine Creek par-3 golf course in Fairfield on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the every month. Tee off time is 5:30 p.m.. The cost per round of golf is $7.00 for Fairfield residents and $14.00 for non-residents. Pull carts are available for an additional $5.00 fee. Each player must have her own equipment and golf balls. For more info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ridgefield High School Athletics Department is accepting applications for the following coaching positions: SPRING 2012: Head Girls Outdoor Track. Successful coaching candidates will hold a valid Connecticut Teaching Certificate, Coaching Permit or be eligible for a Temporary Emergency Coaching Permit. Candidates must successfully complete or have completed both standard first aid and CPR training. Stipends for these positions are per the Ridgefield Public Schools Teachers Contract. Email resume to Carl Charles, AD: email@example.com, Phone: 203-438-3785, ext. 1010
Operation Music Aid is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in Madison that secures musical instruments for our wounded servicemen and women. There is an auction consisting a Geno Auriemma signed guitar, two Geno Auriemma signed basketballs, a Jim Calhoun autographed guitar, two autographed Jim Calhoun basketballs and a signed football from the 2010 New York Giants. Bidding for these items continues. To make a bid, make the bid and your e-mail contact info to Operation Music Aid, Unit 1, 1 Orchard Park, Madison, Ct. 06443. For general organization info, visit www.operationmusicaid.org.
The Darien High girls volleyball program is accepting proceeds and working with the Virginia-based Side-Out Foundation — a 501(c)3non-profit organization — in allocating donations and grants toward the fight against breast cancer. To donate online please visit
To be included in the upcoming events, send information to The Advocate, Sports Department, 9 Riverbend Drive South, Building 9A, Stamford, CT. 06907 or fax to 964-2345 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Items should include a telephone number for verification.