Free coaches clinic
At Bangor, March 21, 6-8 p.m., at Seasons Restaurant, open to all coaches, assistant coaches, volunteers and parents Little League through high school; presented by UMaine coach Steve Trimper, Husson coach Jason Harvey and their staffs; to cover topics such as practice organization, teaching strategies, coaching philosophies, skill development and pre-season training, space limited, RSVP Ryan Forrest either by phone, 207-581-1096, or by email, Ryan.Forrest@umit.maine.edu
Bangor West LL Registration
At Bangor, Bangor High School, Bangor West Little League Baseball registration, March 24, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., during Comrades Clinics; open to players ages 6-12 who live west of Kenduskeag Stream and for players ages 13-16 citywide; April 30 is date for age of record, parents should bring copy of player’s birth certificate and three documents establishing residency; for more info, call Mike Brooker at 945-4009
Sluggers April vacation camp
At Brewer, Sluggers Indoor Baseball and Softball Training Facility, accepting registrations for April Vacation Sports Camp (April 15-19); weeklong program will provide introductory instruction for T-Ball and Coach Pitch, focusing on basics of baserunning, playing specific positions and teamwork, outdoor games such as 4-Square, wall ball and kickball will fill day with a creative learning experience focusing on teamwork and individual performance, arts and crafts will fill the later afternoon hours; camp broken into two groups, pre-kindergarten to second grade (ages 5-7) and grades 3-5 (ages 8-10), contact Terren Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Kirstin Allen (email@example.com) or call 951-2250, more details available on the link for School Vacation Clinics at www.mainesluggers.com
AAU Baseball tryouts
At Brewer, Sluggers Indoor Baseball and Softball Training Facility, registration deadline for AAU tryouts for divisions 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U & 14U is now March 24, coaching staff includes professional pitcher and former Hampden Academy star Pat Moran, former UMaine star and Brewer High standout Kevin McAvoy, Husson University assistant coach and Lincoln Lumber head coach Brandon Portwine and former Husson player and graduate assistant Barrett Dionne; 13U through 18U teams will practice and play home games at the Winkin Complex in Bangor, with several home doubleheaders on Saturdays or Sundays; visit www.mainesluggers.com for a complete AAU tryout schedule for all age groups; contact Travis Thome at 951-2250, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Orono, UMaine baseball team’s Spring Training Camp, April 15-19, 9 a.m. to noon, ages 8-18, all levels, cost $125, campers asked to bring spikes, glove, bat, baseball pants and catchers need to bring own gear, register by downloading brochure on goblackbears.com, for info contact Maine assistant coach Ryan Forrest at email@example.com or at 207-581-1096.
High School League
At Bangor, William S. Cohen Middle School, Bangor Y Spring High School League, April 7-May 26, Sundays at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 8 games; Family members $15, Youth members $25, nonmembers $50; for info call Bangor Y at 941-2808
Youth Basketball of America annual tournaments for girls, state tourney March 23-24 in Waterville/Fairfield gyms; open to all teams grades 6 and up; brackets for all-star type teams and local travel teams available; teams do not have to be members of YBOA to compete; for info, contact Bill Libby at 852-4671 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At Jonesport-Beals High School, 12th Annual Moosabec Youth Soccer Men’s Basketball Tournament, double elimination, $190 entry fee, slam dunk, 3-point contest, all-star team; pickup, league teams, college players welcome; for info contact Troy Alley 263-7625 or email@example.com
At Calais, the Calais Rec. Department’s travel team basketball tournaments, $160, tourney schedule: boys grades 7-8, March 23-24, boys grades 5-6, March 30-31, for info or to register contact Calais Rec at 454-2761 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Down East CU Tourneys
At Baileyville, Down East Credit Union grades 8 and under torneys, girls division March 23-24, $110, round robin or double-elimination depending on number of teams, for info contact Mike Boies 214-8784 or email@example.com
Saturday, April 20
Bangor Parks and Rec is now accepting registrations for the 47th Annual Kenduskeag Canoe Race, race is April 20, preregistrations will be accepted until 1 p.m. April 19; fee is $20 per person with pre-registration, and $40 per person race day; race-day registrations will only be accepted from 6:30-7:30 a.m.; race registrations are available online and at the Parks and Rec office at 647 Main St. for info or to register visit www.bangorparksandrec.com or call 207-992-4490.
Noontime golf lessons
At Brewer, Tee Time Tuneup golf lessons, beginning March 14, two time slots available: noon-1 p.m. and 1:15 -2:15 p.m., running for four weeks, lessons designed for players of all levels, will include fundamentals for beginner as well as tips for experienced player; instructor Mark Hall, PGA Professional; residents $30, nonresidents $35; class size limited to first eight registered for each session; registration available by contacting Parks & Recreation office at 989-5199
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.
Saturday, March 30
At Lamoine, the Flattop 5K, memorial race for Bill Pinkham, Kids 1 Mile, 9:30 a.m., 5K 10 a.m., registration $1 for Kids 1 Mile, $15 for 5K, race begins at the Lamoine School, six miles from the intersection of Routes 1 and 184, for info contact Robin Emery (667-9219) or Tom Kirby (667-9771).
Saturday, April 27
At Bangor, 5K in memory of Bangor native Erin Woolley, who died of cancer in 2010, along Bangor Waterfront, 10 a.m. start, to benefit Spruce Run and a scholarship in Erin’s memory through University of Maine swimming and diving team, where she was a member, for more info or to register, visit www.erinsrun.org or contact Ben Sprague: (207) 852-1405, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bangor Parks and Rec seeks teams
At Bangor, Parks and Recreation Center, 647 Main St., Bangor Parks and Recreation Department is looking for teams for Summer Adult Softball League; available leagues are Men’s, Church and Co-ed, an informational meeting for team representatives is scheduled March 21, 6 p.m.; roster forms and more information can be found at www.BangorParksandRec.com, by calling 992-4493, or at our office at 647 Main St.
Wednesday, March 20
At Bangor, Seacoast United Blackbear’s Grassroots Spring Session begins for players ages 3-9, fun and new activities to aid player development; to learn more and register, visit www.seacoastunitedblackbear.com and click Grassroots in the lefthand tool bar or contact Ryan Pelletier at email@example.com or 320-5867
TRACK AND FIELD
Maine USATF Officials Clinic
At Orono, Town Office Building, council chambers, 59 Main St., Maine Association of USA Track & Field will conduct a free track and field officials clinic, April 7, registration at 12:30 p.m., clinic 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; clinic is for anyone interested in officiating track and field at the youth, high school, or college level and/or becoming certified or re-certified; Don Berry, master official Certification Chair for Maine USATF, will conduct the session, which is designed to provide both a beginning and advanced levels on instruction and will cover all aspects of track and field officiating and rules review; rule books will be provided for purchase and testing material will also be available; drinks and snacks will be provided; coaches and parents who want to learn more about the rules are encouraged to attend; contact Mary Cady if you plan to attend or have questions, 745-2540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
At Brewer, volleyball, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays or 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, Brewer Parks and Recreation Department, 207-989-5199.