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U.S. Baseball Academy will offer a My Pro Day for ages 6-18 at Cleveland State Community College, under the direction of CSCC head coach, Mike Policastro Aug. 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cougar Field. A complete description of the program, registration forms and deadline information may be obtained at www.MyProDay.com or by contacting U.S. Baseball Academy at (866)622-4487.


The Cleveland State Baseball program will offer a five week fall instructional league for high school aged players beginning Aug. 12 through September 15. Players will have the opportunity to further develop baseball skills through instruction and games. For more information. contact Mike Policastro at (423) 478-6219 or email mpolicastro@clevelandstatecc.edu.



Fundamental basketball skills development training conducted by Vincent Yarbrough will be available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for the duration of the summer at Cleveland High School. Sessions will last 90 minutes. Yarbrough, a former Cleveland Blue Raider, was a 1998 McDonald’s High School All-American and was All-SEC at Tennessee. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. The cost is $25 for membership and $50 per month. For more information, contact Chuck Condo at (423) 242-8640 or email fastbreakbasketballclub@yahoo.com.


The Triple Threat Basketball Camp for rising 1st-10th grade boys and girls will take place July 22-25 at Mayfield and Cleveland Middle Schools. Skills taught will vary by age group. Each session will be intense and is recommended only for players willing to work hard and improve their game. The cost for the camp is $100 with a $25 deposit to hold a spot. Groups will be divided by age with 1st-3rd graders going from 8-10 a.m. at Mayfield, 4th-6th graders from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at CMS and 7th-10th graders from 2-4 p.m. at CMS. For more information or to register, contact Amy Geren-McCowan at (423) 650-5784 or Rachel Moore at (423) 595-2664.


Cleveland State Men's Basketball Coach Lee Cigliano will be conducting summer youth basketball camp July 22-25 for ages 6-15. The camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost of the camp is $60 and include a camp T-shirt. Concessions will be available. For more information, contact Lee Cigliano at (423) 614-8706.



The Bradley County/Cleveland Fall Sports Registration will be held July 27, Aug. 2 and 3 at the Bradley County Recreation Park on Urbane Road. The Saturday sign ups will be held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., while the Friday evening session will run from 6-8. The fall program includes football and cheerleadering, as well as baseball and softball. The cost for football, which is for ages 7-12, is $80, while baseball and softball, ages 5-12, is $45. For more information go to www.bradleyparks.com or call 728-7035.



The College Hill Recreation Center football program is currently holding registration through Aug. 4. Teams will be divided into ages 5-6, 7-8, 1-10 and 11-12. The cost it $50 per child. For more information, contact Trese Curry at (423) 457-3776 or (423) 479-6370.



The fourth annual Bradley Pigskin Open will be held July 21 at Chatata Valley Golf Club. The entry fee is $60 per player or $240 per team. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start at 2. For more information, contact the Bear Football Office at (423)476-0602.


The Bradley County Juniors Golf Clinic for ages 5-17 will be held at Cleveland Country Club on July 22, 29. Ages 5-10 will go from 8-9:30 a.m. and ages 11-17 will go from 9:45-11:15. A final tournament will take place Aug. 5. All tournament participants must attend four of the six instructional clinics to be eligible to participate. For more information, call (423) 321-2779.


The annual Gary Smith Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 10 at the Chatata Valley Golf Club on Benton Pike in Cleveland. The event which benefits the Bradley Central Bear and Bearette basketball programs, will have an 8:30 shotgun start with registration beginning at 7:30 and lunch immediately following morning play. The two-man select shot format will have two flights with a nine-hole blind draw to determine flights. First and second place awards from each flight, as well as prizes for the longest drive, straightest drive, closest-to-the-pin and door prizes will be given out. The cost is $50 per person. For additional information contact coach Kent Smith at 284-0148.



The Greater Cleveland Soccer Association is partnering with Challenger Soccer for soccer camp this summer. Sessions for all ages and abilities will be held the week of July 22-26. For more information contact Mark Pistrang at mpistrang@juno.com or visit www.challengersports.com.



The Bradley Central High School fast-pitch softball team will hold tryouts on July 22 from 5-7 p.m. at Bob McKenzie Field on the school’s campus. The rainout date is July 23. For more information contact Coach Christie McElhaney at (423) 309-8760.

WVHS Softball Tryouts

Walker Valley High School will be holding tryouts for the 2013-2014 softball team July 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Larry Haney Field on the campus of Walker Valley High School. Any young ladies interested in playing for Walker Valley need to be at one of these dates. Participants must bring proof of having passed a physical to participate. For more information, contact Coach Lauren Limburg at walkervalleysoftball@gmail.com or (423) 336-1383.



The Walker Valley High School volleyball team will host its annual middle school camp July 22-24 from 12 noon-2 p.m. at the Ocoee Middle School gym. The cost is $30. Athletes may register starting at 11:30 a.m. on July 22. The camp is for girls in grades 5-8 wanting to learn the basics of volleyball. For more information, call coach Judy Pruett at (423) 715-3483.


Walker Valley Volleyball will hold its second annual alumni volleyball match July 25 at 6 p.m. at the WVHS gym. Anyone who played and graduated from WVHS is welcomed to attend. For more information, contact coach Judy Pruett at (423) 715-3483.