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21st Annual Batter Up Baseball Camp - July 7-11, Bride Brook Park in East Lyme. The camp is open to all players ages 5-12, and runs 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. daily. Fee: $135 per camper with family and group discounts available. Contact: camp director Bill Buscetto, (860) 514-5144 or billbuscetto@aol.com

Tri-County Baseball School - July 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon, Colchester Recreation Complex. For children ages 6-13 and directed by Bacon Academy coach Dave Shea and featuring a number of guest lecturers from college and pro ranks. Contact: Dave Shea, (860) 537-5782.

All-American Softball Pitching/Catching and Hitting Camp - July 21-24, 9 a.m.-noon, ages 7-14, at Vets Field in Waterford. Directors are Andy Walker and Waterford High School coach Liz Sutman. Contact: (860) 961-9742 or email pawball@hotmail.com to register or for more information.

Gene Sutera Baseball Tournament - Now taking applications. Little League tournament that runs from July 18-Aug. 3. Applications and other information available online at www.genesuteratournament.com.

Falcon Baseball Summer Camp - Aug. 4-8, 9 a.m.-noon, Rossie Field. For players ages 8-12. Cost: $110 per player. Register at mysticlittleleague.com, email t.taber@sbcglobal.net or call (860) 908-6566.

CT Hurricanes baseball - Looking for 18u players for the fall season. Contact: Scott Chiasson at scottchiasson@me.com or (860) 334-5630.


NFA basketball camps - Wildcat Hoop School for boys entering grades 3-9, July 7-11, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Wildcat Girls' Basketball Clinic for girls entering grades 5-10, July 14-18, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost for each camp: $120. Contact: Chris Guisti at guistic@nfaschool.org

Ledyard Hoops Camp - July 7-11, 9 a.m.-noon, at Ledyard High School; Dave Cornish, the Ledyard High School boys' basketball coach, along with members of the Ledyard team, will serve as the staff for this camp, which will emphasize the following fundamentals: developing the proper mechanics of shooting, dribbling, passing, individual defense and rebounding techniques. Games will be played daily with instruction throughout the game on offensive and defensive situations. Fee: $100 per child, $85 for second or third child from the same family (includes a camp T-shirt). Register online at www.ledyardrec.org or at the Parks and Recreation office. Contact: Dave Cornish, (860) 608-7518.

Connecticut College Basketball Camp - July 14-18. For boys entering grades 3-9. For brochure and online registration form visit camelathletics.com/camps/boys-basketball. Contact: (860) 439-2565 or email tsat@conncoll.edu

Montville Rec camp July 14-18, 9 a.m.-noon. For boys entering grades 4-9. Cost: $100 (Montville residents), $110 (non residents). Contact: (860) 848-8703.

Colchester Girls' Basketball Camp - July 21-25, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Bacon Academy gym. For girls entering grades 7-9. Clinic directed by Bacon girls' coach Dave Shea and Bacon boys' coach John Shea. Contact: Colchester Parks and Rec, (860) 537-7297 or visit www.colchester.gov

Kareem Brown Skills Academy Training program and mentoring for players of all ages through the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Connecticut. Contact: Kareem Brown at kareem8@gmail.com or (585) 935-1067.


Eastern Board of Approved Football Officials clinics Looking for new members to officiate high school and youth games throughout the area. Clinics begin July 22 and run through the beginning of the season. Contact: recruiting@ecfo.org or www.ecfo.org


Family Fun Night at Lake of Isles Friday and Saturday evenings during summer, 5 p.m. Cost: $49 for one adult and one junior to play nine holes and dine at Matches Tavern. Fee includes golf, cart fee, rental clubs, two sleeves of Callaway golf balls and two dinner entrees. Choice between regular set of tees on North Course or special nine-hole course. Call 888-475-3746, or reserve online at lakeofisles.com

Wildcat Scramble golf tournament Monday, July 15, Norwich Golf Course. To benefit the Norwich Free Academy athletic department and scholarships for student athletes. Cost: $130 for non-members and $100 for members. Contact: Gary Makowicki at makowickig@nfaschool.org or Bill Howard at howardb@nfaschool.org

8th annual Bill Bentley Memorial Golf tournament - Monday, July 21, Great Neck Country Club. Lunch at noon and shotgun start at 1 p.m, with dinner to follow golf. Cost: $150. Benefits Lawrence+Memorial Hospital Community Cancer Center and Temple Emanu-El Youth Services. Guaranteed raffle prizes for all golfers, plus additional prizes for low gross and net, closest to the pin on par 3s, longest drive and 50-50 hole. For more info: contact Scott Wolfe, 860-449-3009 or scottwolfe11@comcast.net

Avery Point baseball tournament - Friday, July 25, Shennecossett Golf Course in Groton, 12:30 p.m. Cost: $150 per player. Includes lunch and banquet dinner at Branford House. Contact: (860) 405-9183.

Lyman Memorial tournament - Saturday, July 26, Blackledge Golf Course in Hebron, 12:30 p.m. Cost: $110 per player. Includes dinner. Contact: Jeff Gaucher at jeffgaucher@yahoo.com or (860) 228-9593, Ryan Fabry at ryan.fabry@yahoo.com or (860) 949-4829, Chris Fabry at chrisfabry@yahoo.com or (860) 334-1994.


2014 Norwich Rec Runs 50th season - Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 28, Mohegan Park Center, Norwich, open to ages 6 and over. Schedule is as follows: 6:15 p.m., group stretching and warmup; 6:30 p.m., 1/2-mile run; 6:45 p.m., 1-mile run; 7 p.m., 3-mile run (timed). Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult for shorter races. In 3-mile event, children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Contact: Norwich Recreation Department at (860) 823-3791.

"Proud to Tri" Youth Triathlon - Saturday, Aug. 2, Waterford Beach Park, Waterford, beginning at 8 a.m., open to ages 5-17. Register at www.newlondonrec.com, the New London Recreation Department or at the Waterford Recreation and Parks office. Swim will take place in the ocean water where children can touch. Running and biking in the park for all ages up to 10 years old. Training wheels allowed as well as certified life jackets. Children 11-17 will bike out on the road for a short distance supervised by Waterford Police and volunteers. Children will be separated by age groups: 5-6 year olds will swim 25 yards, bike .7 miles, and run .37 miles; ages 7-8 and 9-10 will swim 50 yards, bike 1.4 miles, and run .5 miles; ages 11-13 and 14-17 will swim 100 yards, bike 2.9 miles, and run 1 mile. Contact: New London Recreation, 860-447-5230.


Mendonca Soccer School - For boys and girls. Technical training programs, high school training programs and fitness circuit training programs available from late June through early August in various age groups. Also offering docafutebol academy which will form teams for 8u-18u teams. Contact: www.mendoncasoccer,com, mendoncasoccer@yahoo.com or (203) 589-6018.

Connecticut Coast Boys' Soccer Clinic - July 21-25 at Spera Park in Waterford, 9 a.m.-noon. Contact: Andrew Storton (203) 901-5879 or www.ctcoastsoccer.com (to register).

20th Annual Connecticut Coast Girls' Soccer Clinic - July 28-Aug. 1 at Spera Park in Waterford. Half-day (9 a.m.-noon) and full-day (9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.) sessions available. Contact: Andrew Storton, (203) 901-5879 or www.ctcoastsoccer.com (to register).

Nike Labor Day Classic - Aug. 30-Sept. 1, for U9-U14 premier and travel teams, will be played in East Lyme, Waterford and New London. Contact: Rob Brule (860) 884-0230 or waterfordsoccer.org (to register).


High school officials - For anyone interested in officiating on the high school level. Experience in the sport is required. Contact: Carl Pignone (860) 447-1856.


Girls' Youth Lacrosse Clinics Mondays, 8-9:30 p.m., through July 21 at East Lyme High. For girls entering grades 3-8. Fee: $100 residents and $150 non-residents. Contact: Phil Schneider at (860) 884-1980 or phillip-schneider@att.net.

Women's Lacrosse League Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., through July 24 at East Lyme High. For players in high school, college and post-collegiate. Fee: $100 for residents ($55 half-sessions) and $125 for non-residents ($70 half sessions). Contact: Phil Schneider at (860) 884-1980 or phillip-schneider@att.net.

East Lyme Sports Academy - Accepting registration for children ages 5-12. Dates from July 7-Aug. 1 available. Activities include soccer, basketball, baseball, lacrosse, swimming, tennis and track. Contact: (860) 691-4681.

Connecticut Field Hockey Association Officials Board - Clinic for new umpires at Wesleyan University, Aug. 4-7 from 5:30-8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 5-8 p.m. Thursday. Fee: $130 (includes clinic fees and dues). Clinic offers new officials classroom work, as well as a field assessment to obtain a field rating. Contact: Kevin Laska, laskak@sbcglobal.net

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