NHSACA welcomes local skippers
GRAND RAPIDS — Area coaches are invited to attend the National High School Athletic Coaches Association annual meeting June 18-22 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Offerings include a “Leadership Class” on June 18-19 for $350, “Sport Specific Coaching” is available June 20-22 for $450 or both classes can be had including the convention registration for $700. Details: www.hscoaches.org, 507-696-7793 or 507-206-0449. — M.S.
Spartans spring game Saturday
EAST LANSING — Michigan State University will hosts its annual spring football game Saturday, April 30 at Spartan Stadium. The game, free to the public, features a youth clinic prior to the game with opportunities for the kids to get autographs from players and coach Mark Dantanio. Kick-off is at 1:30 p.m. The Spartans will open the season on Sept. 3 vs. Youngstown State at home. Local players at MSU this season include Goodrich sophomore and walk-on last season, Kyler Elsworth and North Brnch’s Zac Hueter, a junior who has not seen action yet because of shoulder surgery and injuries. He is expected to play this season. — L.P.
British soccer on the offerings
GENESEE COUNTY — The Dept. of Parks and Recreation has several soccer camps coming up, including Challenger British Soccer from July 18-21 for kids 3-18 years old at Creasey Bicentennial Park.
According to gbparks.com, “British Soccer Camps provide players of all ages and abilities with the rare opportunity to receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. Equally important, the Challenger coaching staff provides your child with lessons in respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Camp programs include a free ball and shirt and a free British Soccer jersey for on-line registrations 45 days prior to camp.”
Challenger Sports will also bring the Tetra Brazil Soccer Academy to town from Aug. 1-5 under the same format and location. Details: www.challengersports.com, 810-694-0101 or fax 810-695-0888. — M.S.
Free clinic coming up
GENESEE COUNTY — The Genesee Fieldhouse, 7383 Grand Parkway, is hosting a free soccer clinic on Saturday for boys and girls 8-14 years old from 10:15- 11:30 a.m. featuring English Premier League coach Dave Fitzgerald of the Bolton Wanderers. The clinic is open to the first 60 athletes that sign up in advance and all players will receive a free t-shir t along with coaching that is specific to the Bolton Wanderers Academy Curriculum. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 810-714-5575. — M.S.
Seed distribution on the offerings
BURTON — Pheasants Forever of Genesee County is once again offering its seed distribution for habitat planning program for members at ForMar Nature Center, 2142 N. Genesee Rd., from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Cost for membership is $35 per year. On Saturday, May 21, Pheasants Forever seed distribution for habitat planning for the general public takes place at ForMar Nature Center, 2142 N. Genesee Rd. from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Details: www.geneseecountypf.com, 810- 635-7988 or 810-695-5169. — L.P.
Varsity hoops coach sought
CAPAC — The Capac athletic department has posted an opening for the boys’ varsity basketball coach position. Previous coaching experience is preferred. Interested candidates can send a letter of interest and brief resume to Arnie Vandemark, Capac Athletic Director, 541 North Glassford Ave, Capac 48014, or email avandemark@ capac. k12. mi. us. Details: Call Vandemark at 810-395-3802. — L.P.
X-Treme Heat Softball seeking players
LAPEER— X-Treme Heat Softball is looking for a couple of players to add to their team for tournaments this summer. This is a 10U girls’ fast pitch team based out of Lapeer County. Players must be 10 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2011. Please call 810-656-7537 for more details. — B.P.
NHSACA welcomes local skippers
FLINT TWP. — Area coaches are invited to attend the National High School Athletic Coaches Association annual meeting June 18- 22 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Offerings include a “Leadership Class” on June 18-19 for $350, “Sport Specific Coaching” is available June 20-22 for $450 or both classes can be had including the convention registration for $700. Details: www.hscoaches.org, 507-696-7793 or 507- 206-0449. — M.S.