Craig Sports Briefs for June 18, 2014: Free Thunder Cheer clinic begins Monday |

Craig Sports Briefs for June 18, 2014: Free Thunder Cheer clinic begins Monday

The Moffat County Thunder Cheer team will offer a free clinic for interested boys and girls from June 23 to July 3 to celebrate opening its new facility in Suite 119 of Centennial Mall.

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays for ages 9 and younger and Tuesdays and Thursdays for 10 and older. All classes are from 6 to 8 p.m.

Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of cheering including jumps, tumbling, stunts, dance and transitions.

All participants will receive an award upon completing the clinic. Parents must sign a liability waiver prior to participation.

Those who enjoy the clinic are welcome to join the Thunder competitive teams as well. For more information and to reserve a spot for your child, call Ashley Green at 435-406-1310 or Amber Snow at 970-756-0588.

Women-only Cast Blast and Twang coming from CPW

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host a Cast Blast and Twang to teach fishing and shooting protocol on June 28 in Granby.

CPW hosts similar events across the state each year, but the upcoming one in Granby is for women only, “To keep up with the growing number of women wishing to hunt and fish,” according to a news release.

It will offer lessons on the basics of fly-fishing, archery and safe us of shotguns. No experience or equipment in hunting or fishing is required, but a fishing license is needed.

For more information, contact the CPW office in Hot Sulphur Springs at 970-725-6200.

Youth volleyball camp next week

Sara Linsacum will host a youth volleyball camp at Moffat County High School for three days in June.

The camp will teach all aspects of volleyball, including passing, serving and footwork. Fundamentals will be the focus for campers of all skill levels. The camp is for girls entering first through eighth grade next fall.

First through third-graders will work from 8 to 9 a.m. June 23 through 25, with camp from 9 to 10 a.m. for fourth through sixth grade, and 10 a.m. to noon for seventh- and eighth-graders.

Registration closes Wednesday. For more information or to register contact Linsacum at 970-819-7434.

Summer soccer at Sawer Soccer Park moves to Wednesdays only

Craig’s Bill Sawer has adjusted the schedule for his youth summer soccer camp.

Previously running Tuesday through Thursday with practices, Sawer Soccer Park’s availability will just be Wednesdays beginning next week. A refereed soccer game for players of all ages and skill levels is still one, from 6 to 7 p.m. each Wednesday at his fields on West First Street.

Players are encouraged to bring shinguards but no soccer cleats. Sawer has extra equipment available to use for those without shinguards. For more information, call Sawer at 970-824-0116.

Parks and Rec Football getting started

The Craig Parks and Recreation youth tackle football season is around the corner.

The leagues for third- through sixth-graders have weekly games and practices at Woodbury Sports Complex that begin in August. Registration is open now at the Parks and Recreation office, 300 W. Fourth St. or on the Parks and Rec website.

For more information on the league or to become a coach or official, call Dave Pike at 970-826-2006. Registrations are due by July 16.