Craig Sports Briefs for May 28, 2014: Youth summer soccer at Sawer Soccer Park

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Bill Sawer will host a free youth summer soccer camp and league at his fields throughout the summer.

The camp will have weekly practices for beginners and more advanced players, along with a refereed game each Wednesday. Sawer said he designed the schedule so players could participate in Craig Parks and Recreation games on the other days of the week and still take part in the weekly games at his park.

Practices for beginners ages 10 and younger are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sawer Soccer Park on West First Street. The advanced practice for players ages 11 to 14 are at the same time Thursdays.

Players are encouraged to bring shin guards but no soccer cleats. Sawer has extra equipment available to use for those without shinguards.

Youth basketball camp coming up at MCHS

Moffat County High School will host a new youth basketball camp this summer.

The Progressive Basketball Academy will be in Craig from June 12 to 14 to host a Fun with Fundamentals Skill Camp for basketball players entering second through eighth grades.

The camp is directed by longtime college coach Mike Moskowitz and will help young players develop a “fundamental skill and love for the game,” according to the camp’s website.

The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days and costs $120. Some of the proceeds will go toward the MCHS basketball program. To register, visit www.abcsportscamps.com/progressive.

Parks and Rec seeking soccer referees

Craig Parks and Recreation is hiring officials for the upcoming youth soccer leagues.

Applicants must be at least 14 years old and have an understanding of the rules of soccer. Certification classes will be offered before the start of the season.

Positions as line judges or referees are available, with different wage rates for each. The referee position will pay more but includes a greater responsibility in the game.

For more information or to apply, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

Fly-fishing courses coming up soon

A popular leisure activity on the Yampa and White rivers, fly-fishing lessons will be offered by Craig Parks and Recreation.

The lessons are for anyone 12 and older and will teach the basics of tying knots, casting, presentation and equipment. Parks and Rec Director Dave Pike will give expert instruction June 3 and 4.

For $15 those participating will get the instruction and booklet on fly-fishing. Space for the course is limited. For more information, call 970-826-2004.

Sign-ups open for summer water aerobics session

Craig Parks and Recreation is taking registration for the next session of water aerobics at the Craig Swimming Complex this summer.

Water aerobics offers a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility without over-working joints. During the summer, shallow-water and deep-water classes will be offered. Shallow classes will be from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Deep water will be at the same times Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes begin next week and run through Aug. 14. The fee for one session is $50 or $90 for both sets of classes, or people can drop in on individual classes for $4. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

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