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Information for Elkhart-area basketball, soccer, football, baseball, softball, lacrosse camps and leagues

Find out where you can sign up for a variety of sports around Elkhart County.


Posted on Aug. 11, 2014 at 5:36 p.m.

CAMPS

Basketball

MBA camps and leagues: Midwest Basketball Academy in Mishawaka offers a variety of upcoming summer camps and leagues overseen by coach Rod Creech, most open to individuals entering grades 3-12. These include shooting schools, all-skills training camps and player development leagues. Prices vary. Register at mba-basketball.com or email Janet Reiter at jdreiter1@gmail.com.

Flag Football

Uprising Stars: Conditioning camp for boys and girls in grades 3-6 is scheduled to prepare for opening day, which is 9 a.m. Aug. 16. Cost is $20. For more information on the Uprising Stars, contact Ondrace Malone at 574-849-2372.

LEAGUES

Soccer

EYCC: The Elkhart Youth and Community Center (formerly the YMCA of Elkhart County) is registering boys and girls for its coed soccer leagues until Aug. 20. Cost is $60 for EYCC members and $90 for non-members. Age divisions are: 3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-12 and are subject to change based on registration numbers. Mandatory player evaluations to ensure team equality will be held Aug. 20, 21 and 23 at the EYCC. Practices begin the week of Aug. 25. Games begin Sept. 6 and run through Oct. 25. All practices and games will be held at NIBCO soccer field. Volunteer coaches and referees are needed. To register or for more information, visit www.ekhartycc.org or call 574-389-7878. 

Baseball

American Baseball Youth Association: ABYA will be hosting a six-week fall league for any teams in the 9-10U, 11-12U or 13U age groups at Riverview Park. The league will run Sundays from Aug. 17 through Sept. 21. Each team will play 10-12 games. Cost of the league is $425 per team. Registration is limited per age group. To register email brian@playabya.com by Aug. 5.

ESC Lacrosse League: A 7-on-7 fall indoor league is scheduled to begin Oct. 26 at Elkhart Sports Center. The league is for high school and junior high boys. Games will be played beginning at 4 p.m. Sundays (no games Nov. 30). Cost is $125 by Oct. 1 ($155 after). Goalies play for $45. Playing levels include new to the game (0 years), beginner (1-2 years), intermediate (3-4 years) and advanced (5 or more years). To register visit www.elkhartsportscenter.com or call 574-294-5050.

Elkhart Titans: Fall ball registration is now open. The season is Aug. 23-Oct. 19. Cost is $85. For more information, visit www.ElkhartTitans.com.

TRAINING

Basketball

Tipping Point fall training: A wide variety of training sessions for different age groups are planned by Tipping Point Basketball at the Elkhart Sports Center beginning Aug. 24. Most offerings run six to seven weeks and are $125. For more information visit elkhartsportscenter.com.

Running

Rieth 5K Training Runs: The runs are scheduled for Tuesdays through Aug. 26. Sign-in begins at 5:45 p.m. with the run beginning at 6:30 p.m. The runs will be on an all-terrain course used since 1997 in the Goshen Parks Department Classified Woods and canal bank northwest of Goshen College between the Elkhart River and Goshen canal. Access to the Rieth Interpretive Center is off Plymouth Avenue south of Shanklin Park in Goshen. For more information contact Doug Yoder at dougy@goshen.edu.

TEAM TRYOUTS

Baseball

Michiana Mayhem: Tryouts for the 2014-15 season for the 14U travel baseball team are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Concord Little League. Each athlete needs to arrive 15 minutes prior to tryouts and must provide a copy of a birth certificate. For more information, call 574-575-2560 or email abailey@lci1.com.

Elkhart Titans: The travel organization will be holding tryouts for their 2015 teams at Titans Field at Sugar Grove, 58512 Old C.R. 17, The 18U tryout is at 4 p.m. on Aug. 16. The 12U tryout is at 2 p.m. on Aug. 23. Only serious ball players should attend. Minimal travel is required during the season. Fall Ball is free for registered Titans. For more information, call John at 574-596-2537 or visit www.ElkhartTitans.com.

Michiana Scrappers: The Michiana Scrappers will hold baseball and softball tryouts for the 2015 season Aug. 16 (9U & 10U, 1 to 2:30 p.m.; 11U & 12U, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; 13U, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; 14U, 4 to 5:30 p.m.; 15U 4 to 5:30 p.m.) at Riverview Park. Those interested in trying out should pre-register at www.michianascrappers.com or contact Brian at 574-310-3924.

Northern Indiana Outlaws: The travel team plans open tryouts for the 2015 season for the 14U age division at noon Aug. 16 at Warsaw Little League. For more information contact Justin Shoemaker at 574-265-1252 or for information about all age divisions, visit www.northernindianaoutlaws.com.

Softball

J-Shock: Tryouts for 2014-15 season for J-Shock are schedule for Saturday, Aug. 16 at Jimtown High School. A 12U tryout is set for noon, 14U at 2 p.m. and 16U at 4 p.m. Each athlete needs to arrive 15 minutes prior to tryouts to register and must provide a copy of a birth certificate.

 


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