ESC spring youth league: The second annual league at the Elkhart Sports Center, for U12 and U14 girls, is set for Sundays beginning April 14, skipping May 12 and concluding May 19. Cost is $400 per team of eight to 10 players. There will be eight matches plus a single-elimination tourney. For more information, visit www.elkhartsportscenter.com.
ESC training: Tipping Point Basketball at the Elkhart Sports Center is offering offseason training classes. There are six sessions per class, each 90 minutes in length. Cost is $129. Dates and times are: high school boys, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays beginning April 25; high school girls, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 23; junior high boys, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday’s beginning April 25; and junior high girls, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays beginning April 23. For more information, visit www.elkhartsportscenter.com.
ESC summer leagues: Boys and girls summer high school leagues are planned for June at the Elkhart Sports Center. Cost is $325 per team. For more information, visit www.elkhartsportscenter.com.
Holy Cross Hoops for Hope 3-on-3: The event to help Holy Cross College outreach programs in Brazil, Ghana, India and Peru is for boys and girls ages 9 to 14 and scheduled for April 27-28 on the Holy Cross campus. Cost is $100 per team or $25 per player. Entry deadline is April 2. For more information or an application, visit www.hcc-nd.edu/hoops4hope.
Elkhart County Parks Fishing Contest: As part of its annual Family Fishing Day, Elkhart County Parks & Recreation Department has scheduled its free fishing contest for all ages on Saturday, June 1 at Black Maple Shelter inside Ox Bow County Park near Dunlap. Registration runs from 8 to 10 a.m. For information or to pre-register, call 574-535-6458.
Kids Blast: A six-week fitness program for children ages 6-12 is planned for 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on six consecutive Saturdays beginning April 13 at the Elkhart Sports Center Performance Fitness Area. Elements of the program will include strength training flexibility, team challenges, fun drills, nutritional tips and bully-proof strategies. Cost is $125, which includes a T-shirt and gloves. Registration runs through March 31. For more information, call 574-370-2536 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northern Indiana Cardinals 10U tryouts: The travel team has two roster sports available. Any player that will turn 11 after May 1 is eligible to play. This team will play around 70 games this year. Tryouts are every Wednesday and Saturday in March. To schedule a tryout or for more information, call Bob at 574-850-9579 or 574-213-4721.
Mother’s Day Wood Bat Classic: The American Baseball Youth Association (ABYA) and CCAC in Warsaw are now accepting registrations for 11U-14U event slated for May 10-12. Go to www.playabya.com or contact Brian at email@example.com
Northern Indiana Adult League, South Bend Semi-Pro League meetings: Organizational meetings for 2013 are scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23 at St. Joseph County Library, downtown South Bend. The NABL plays on weekends mid-April through Labor Day. The SBSPBL runs from early June to August to fit the needs of those in college. All managers are welcome to attend. Interested players should contact Tad Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 574-276-5492.
Steve’s Run running/walking training program: The free clinic is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 in the new Foundation Meeting Room 906 on the Southwestern Michigan University campus in Dowagiac. Dress ready to run or walk. Enter the college off Cherry Grove Road and park in the south lot near the former museum. For more information, contact Ron Gunn at 574-215-4779.
Sunburst Races: Registration is now open for the 30th annual Sunburst Races on May 31 (family fun walk) and June 1 (marathon, half marathon, 10K run, 5K run, 5K fitness walk). Notre Dame Stadium is the finish line for the races. To register, go to www.sunburstraces.org.