On Deck: Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

Posted Dec. 26, 2012, at 8:19 p.m.

BASEBALL

Hitting League Membership

At UMaine, Orono, at Paul J. Mitchell Batting Pavilion, Hitting League Membership, all levels, session 2 Jan. 1-March 31, Mondays and Tuesdays (6:30-9:30 p.m.), Saturdays (8 a.m. to 1 p.m.), $400 for each session or $750 for both, for info, contact UMaine assistant baseball coach Ryan Forest 581-1096 or ryan.forrest@umit.maine.edu

Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, 60 Acme Road, new baseball and softball training facility, accepting registrations for individual hitting and pitching instruction with veteran coaches; indoor winter league teams (ages 9-12); hitting leagues (ages 13-16); for info contact Director of Baseball Billy Kane, Director of Softball Terren Hall or General Manager Darrell Pluard at 951-2250 or dpluard@mainesluggers.com

USM Holiday Clinic

At Gorham, clinic featuring Ryan Flaherty of the Baltimore Orioles, Dec. 28, hosted by University of Southern Maine baseball team, at USM Field House, USM coach Ed Flaherty will lead baseball instruction, skills; Ryan Flaherty will work with players, autographs available; $50 for clinic, proceeds to benefit USM spring trip; contact coach Flaherty 780-5474 or by email at edwardf@usm.maine.edu.

Central Maine 11U AAU baseball tryouts

At Augusta, Central Maine 11U AAU Baseball tryouts 6-7:30 p.m., Jan. 5 and Jan. 12, Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St., games from April to June. Won’t interfere with Little League, Cal Ripken or middle school baseball. For information or to register, call Jim at 370-5654, Pete at 462-7913 or visit http://www.neaau.org/tryouts.

13U AAU baseball tryouts

At Augusta, 13U AAU baseball tryouts 3:30-5:30 p.m., Jan. 6, Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St., call Pete, 462-7913, or Sabastien, 320-0543

BASKETBALL

Bangor basketball

At Bangor, the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for its 2012-2013 Youth Basketball Program, for all children in grades 2-3 and 4-5 with separate boys and girls leagues, $35 for residents and $45 for nonresidents, to register go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by the Bangor Parks and Rec. Center at 647 Main St., for info call 992-4490

Co-ed Basketball Program

At Fort Kent, Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Department offers a co-ed basketball program for grades 4-6, practices and games 6-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for six weeks starting the first week in January, at Fort Kent Elementary School, fee $20 residents, $25 others. Registration deadline Jan. 3. All players must register, even if on a team last year. Player evaluation at 6 p.m., Jan. 3. Teams will be formed that evening. Adults interested in becoming a coach, assistant coach, scorekeeper, referee or for general supervision are encouraged to contact Fort Kent Recreation and Parks Director Ann Beaulieu at 834-3730.

UMFK Winter Basketball Clinic

At Fort Kent, Bengal Basketball Cubs Winter Basketball Clinic, prekindergarten through grade 3, 9-10:30 a.m., Dec. 29, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 23, at UMFK Sports Center. $15 per session, $90 for all seven. To reserve a spot or for information, contact Eric Werntgen in UMFK Athletic Department at 834-7828 or werntgen@maine.edu. Or register on any clinic date at 8:45 a.m. Campers must show proof of insurance.

BIATHLON

Sunday, Jan. 27

At Jefferson, cross country skiing and shooting race, for youth and adults 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Hidden Valley Nature Center, mandatory shooting and gun safety clinic will be conducted 9-11 a.m., guns provided, ski clinic available before races and some ski equipment available by reservation. To register, www.hvnc.org.

FIELD HOCKEY

Fields4Kids winter registration

At Bangor, register team for one of indoor leagues, Winter 2 (Jan-March) sessions run 8 weeks, league fee $350 per team, leagues include middle school, high school and women’s open. For more info, visit www.fields4kids.org, call/text MJ Ball at (207) 991-8940 or email mjball@fields4kids.org.

HOCKEY

Learn to Skate

At Brewer, Penobscot Ice Arena, Learn to Skate and Learn to Play hockey programs, on Saturdays, 16 weeks, $99 per skater, to register log onto www.brewerhockey.org and click on the registration link and follow the online instructions, all skaters also need to register with USA Hockey prior to registering with Brewer Youth Hockey, major credit card is needed register, birth certificates are required. George Bishop, 944-5965 or vpinstructal@brewerhockey.org.

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for Learn to Skate Lessons for ages 4 and up, Session II is Jan. 6-Feb. 10, at Sawyer Arena on Sundays, go to www.BangorParksandRec.com or stop by the Bangor Parks and Rec Center at 647 Main St. to see times and descriptions. 992-4490.

POWERLIFTING

At Brewer, registration for ninth Maine Games State Powerlifting Championships opens Jan. 1. Event is March 23, Brewer Auditorium, open to athletes 10 years and older. Random drug testing. Event medalists will qualify for 2013 State Games of America held this summer in Hershey-Harrisburg, Pa. http://www.planetReg.com/MaineGamesPowerliftingRegistration.

SKIING

Racing Development Program

At Hermon, Penobscot Valley Ski Club Alpine Racing Development Program for skiers ages 8-14, to improve ski technique and develop racing skills, Saturdays 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Hermon Mountain, January through February, racers encouraged to participate in 4-5 optional junior races on Sundays. Prospective participants should be independent in gearing up and riding lifts, no racing experience necessary, skiers should be developing parallel skiing skills and skiing independently on intermediate terrain, more details and registration materials available at www.pvskiclub.org, for more info email Lindsay at l.hogman@yahoo.com

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Programs

At Hermon, Penobscot Valley Ski Club and Hermon Mountain offering ski and snowboard lessons for adults and children of all abilities, programs consist of four lessons/lift tickets, lesson schedule: skiing for adults and teens Fridays at 6 p.m., snowboarding for adults and teens Fridays at 6 p.m., skiing and snowboarding for juniors ages 5-12 on Saturday or Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., and skiing for tots, ages 3-4, Saturdays at 9:30 a.m., rental equipment available at Hermon Mountain, first session Jan. 4, registration forms and more information at www.pvskiclub.org, deadline for registration for January sessions is Dec. 21, for info email Susan at srlancaster@roadrunner.com.

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department accepting registrations for Ski and Snowboard lessons at Hermon Mountain. Session 1 runs 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 8-19. Session 2 runs 4:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 5-March 5. Each session offers four one-hour lessons and up to an hour of free ski time. Transportation to and from the mountain is the responsibility of the participant. The cost is $75 Bangor residents, $85 others per session. The cost for snowboarding is $95 Bangor residents, $105 others per session. 992-4490 or register at www.BangorParksandRec.com.

Queen City Gliders cross country ski program

At Bangor, Bangor Parks and Recreation Department will offer a cross-country ski program open to children in grades 3 through 8. The program will run 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 10-Feb. 28, at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. $40 per person. Call 992-4490 or register at www.BangorParksandRec.com.

Discounted ski tickets

The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is offering discount lift tickets for Sugarloaf Mountain. The tickets good for Jan. 19 only. Participants travel on their own. A parks and rec staff member will hand out lift tickets at the mountain. Cost is $46, $36 young adults, minimum of 20 participants needed for rates to apply, 992-4490 or register online at www.BangorParksandRec.com.

SOCCER

Jr. Academy registration

At Bangor, Seacoast United Blackbear accepting registrations for winter and winter/spring Jr. Academy Program, also known as Jr. Blackbear, ages 7-12, development program emphasizes skill development through individual and small group activities and small-sided play, for more info visit www.seacoastunitedblackbear.com or contact Billy Shannon at 922-1016 or by email at wshannon@seacoastunited.com.

Fields4Kids winter registration

At Bangor, register team for indoor soccer league, Winter 2 (January-March) sessions open and run 8 weeks, league fee $350 per team, leagues include coed, men’s over 30, women’s over 30, women’s open, boys high school, girls high school, boys middle school and girls middle school, for more info, visit www.fields4kids.org, call/text MJ Ball at 207-991-8940 or email mjball@fields4kids.org.

Sunday, Dec. 30

At Orono, Darling’s Auto and Seacoast United Blackbear boys and girls soccer clinic, Mahaney Dome, University of Maine. Clinic time for children 7-10 is 9-10:30 a.m. Clinic time for those ages 11-14 is 10:30 a.m.-noon. $20, or $10 plus five canned goods per player. Food donations will benefit area food pantries. Contact Ryan Pelletier at rpelletier@seacoastunitedblackbear.com or 207-320-5867.

SOFTBALL

Pitching, hitting clinics

At Orono, pitching and hitting clinics conducted through the winter by UMaine softball head coach Lynn Coutts and assistant coach Mike Coutts, pitching 4-5:30 p.m.on Saturdays Dec. 23-Feb. 16, in the Mahaney Dome, $225 a player, high school ages; hitting Thursday nights in Mitchell Hitting Pavilion Jan. 10-Feb. 21, 6-7 p.m. and 7-8 p.m., $150 per player, ages 14-18; for info call 581-2267 or email: sport.camp@umit.maine.edu.

Sluggers Indoor Facility

At Brewer, 60 Acme Road, new baseball and softball training facility, accepting registrations for individual hitting and pitching instruction with veteran coaches; indoor winter league teams (ages 9-12); hitting leagues (ages 13-16); for info contact Director of Baseball Billy Kane, Director of Softball Terren Hall or General Manager Darrell Pluard at 951-2250 or dpluard@mainesluggers.com

Skill Development Sundays

At Orono, head coach Lynn Coutts and University of Maine softball team to host Skill Development Sundays, Jan. 13, Jan. 20, Feb. 3, Feb. 17 and Feb. 24, grades 5-12, five sessions per Sunday with groups being sorted by grades, Hitting I (grades 5-7) is 11 a.m. to noon, Pitching II (grades 8-12) also 11-noon, Hitting II (grades 8-12) and Pitching I (grades 5-7) is noon to 1 p.m., Infield/Outfield for all grades 1 to 2 p.m., cost: one session $20, two sessions $35, three sessions $45 or one week-all three sessions $45, two weeks-six sessions $90, three weeks-nine sessions $135, four weeks-12 sessions $180 or five weeks 15 sessions $225.

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