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Winter Hitting League - Monday nights, from Jan. 5-March 9. Instructors at Grand Slam Baseball in North Stonington are Marc Peluso and Mike Aldrich. Registration at Grand Slam on Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 from 6-8 p.m. For ages 8-12 and 13-15. Fee: $200 per player. Contact: grandslam.ct@gmail.com or (860) 908-6566.

New London American Legion baseball - Looking for new players for the 2015 season. Anyone 13-18 years old who is interested should contact Tom Vivirito at tomviv@ymail.com by Dec. 31.

Niantic American Legion baseball - Looking for new players for the 2015 season. For players ages 13-18. Contact: nianticlegionbaseball@gmail.com by Jan. 15.

Eastern Connecticut Board of Approved Umpires - Looking for new members. Clinics begin in January. Board services high school and American Legion baseball. Contact: Ed Nevins at emnevins@comcast.net or (860) 705-1715.

CT Hurricanes baseball - Looking for players for u16 and u18 travel teams. Home games are at Dodd Stadium in Norwich. Contact: Scott Chiasson at scottchiasson@me.com or (860) 334-5630.


Southeast Soccer Club U18 - Team is looking for players to complete its roster for the 2015 winter and spring seasons. Interested players should contact coach Joe Mendonca Jr. at joe.mendoncajr@southeastsoccerclub.com

Mendonca Soccer School - Player development, technical training programs and fitness curcuit training programs. For boys and girls ages 7-17. First session is Jan. 5-Feb. 16 and second session is Feb. 23-March 30. Fee: $75 per session, $140 for both. Contact: mendoncasoccer@yahoo.com or www.mendoncasoccer.com

New London Soccer Club Registration - For winter recreational sessions. Cost: $35 per player (must be at least 3 as of Jan. 1, 2015). U5 (Pre-K) will play Wednesdays (Jan. 7-Feb. 11), 6-7 p.m., Winthrop School; U7 (K-1st) will play Tuesdays (Jan. 6-Feb. 10), 6-7 p.m., Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School; U9 (grades 2-3) will play Tuesdays (Jan. 6-Feb. 10), 7-8 p.m., Bennie Dover Jackson. Visit www.newlondonsoccerclub.org and click on Register Now.


Groton Shoot Straight program - For grades 6-8, to develop skills and fundamentals so participants can move into league programs. Run by Groton Parks and Recreation Department. From 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through March 10. Fee is $20 for Groton residents and $30 for non-residents. Contact: cityofgroton.recdesk.com or (860) 446-4128.

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