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Lee University will host an advanced hitting/pitching/catching camp for ages 8-17 will be held July 8-10 from 9 a.m.-noon (hitting) and 1-3 p.m. (pitching/catching). The cost for the camps are $65 for hitting and $50 for pitching/catching or $100 for both. For more information, call (423) 614-8638. The camp will be held at Olympic Field.


The Lee University Baseball Prospect Camp still has openings for 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 grads. The prospect camp will be conducted by coaching staff’s from Lee, Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. Other college coaches will be in attendance. More information and registration can be obtained at the following link http://register4baseball.com/Pages/series_display.php?de=190 or you can contact Flames coach Mark Brew at (423) 614-8638 or mbrew@leeuniversity.edu.


U.S. Baseball Academy will offer a My Pro Day for ages 6-18 at Cleveland State Community College, under the direction of CSCC head coach, Mike Policastro Aug. 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Cougar Field. A complete description of the program, registration forms and deadline information may be obtained at www.MyProDay.com or by contacting U.S. Baseball Academy at (866)622-4487.


The Cleveland State Baseball program will offer a five week fall instructional league for high school aged players beginning Aug. 12 through September 15. Players will have the opportunity to further develop baseball skills through instruction and games. For more information. contact Mike Policastro at (423)478-6219 or email mpolicastro@clevelandstatecc.edu.



Fundamental basketball skills development training conducted by Vincent Yarbrough will be available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for the duration of the summer at Cleveland High School. Sessions will last 90 minutes. Yarbrough, a former Cleveland Blue Raider, was a 1998 McDonald’s High School All-American and was All-SEC at Tennessee. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. The cost is $25 for membership and $50 per month. For more information, contact Chuck Condo at (423) 242-8640 or email fastbreakbasketballclub@yahoo.com.


The Triple Threat Basketball Camp for rising 1st-10th grade boys and girls will take place July 22-25 at Mayfield and Cleveland Middle Schools. Skills taught will vary by age group. Each session will be intense and is recommended only for players willing to work hard and improve their game. The cost for the camp is $100 with a $25 deposit to hold a spot. Groups will be divided by age with 1st-3rd graders going from 8-10 a.m. at Mayfield, 4th-6th graders from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at CMS and 7th-10th graders from 2-4 p.m. at CMS. For more information or to register, contact Amy Geren-McCowan at (423) 650-5784 or Rachel Moore at (423) 595-2664.


Cleveland State Men's Basketball Coach Lee Cigliano will be conducting summer youth basketball camp July 22-25 for ages 6-15. The camp will run from 9 a.m.-noon. The cost of the camp is $60 and include a camp T-shirt. Concessions will be available. For more information, contact Lee Cigliano at (423) 614-8706.



The 13th annual Camp of Champions football camp for incoming 3rd-8th graders will be held July 8-11 at Cleveland High School’s Raider Field from 9 a.m.-noon. CHS and Cleveland Middle School coaches will be instructing the camp. The camp will focus on fundamentals and techniques of playing football. The cost of the camp is $60. Participants may sign up the day of camp or pick up a registration form at the main office of Cleveland Middle School. For more information, contact Mike Connolly at 504-5519 or Scott Carroll at 593-1324.


The College Hill Recreation Center football program is currently holding registration through Aug. 4. Teams will be divided into ages 5-6, 7-8, 1-10 and 11-12. The cost it $50 per child. For more information, contact Trese Curry at (423) 457-3776 or (423) 479-6370.



The Bradley County Juniors Golf Clinic for ages 5-17 will be held at Cleveland Country Club on the following dates: July 1, 22, 29. Ages 5-10 will go from 8-9:30 a.m. and ages 11-17 will go from 9:45-11:15. A final tournament will take place Aug. 5. All tournament participants must attend four of the six instructional clinics to be eligible to participate. For more information, call (423) 321-2779.

Ladies City Tournament

The Ladies City Golf Tournament will be held July 17 at Chatata Valley and July 18 at Cleveland Country Club. In addition to the ladies division, there will be a separate junior girls division for ages 14–19. The entry fee is $25 and the deadline for paid entries is July 12. For more information, call Linda Mullins at 476-3048 or email birdiemoma@aol.com.


The ninth annual Cleveland Country Club Men’s Invitational will take place July 20-21. Amateur golfers from Cleveland and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to earn points for the 2013 Chattanooga TPC Championship. The field is open to all amateur golfers and will consist of the first 144 paid entrants. The entry deadline is July 17 or until a full field is reached. The entry fee is $135 and includes two rounds of tournament golf, one practice round ranges balls and lunch Saturday and Sunday. Flights will be determined after the first round. For more information, contact CCC at (423) 336-3566.


The annual Gary Smith Memorial Golf Tournament will be held Aug. 10 at the Chatata Valley Golf Club on Benton Pike in Cleveland. The event which benefits the Bradley Central Bear and Bearette basketball programs, will have an 8:30 shotgun start with registration beginning at 7:30 and lunch immediately following morning play. The two-man select shot format will have two flights with a nine-hole blind draw to determine flights. First and second place awards from each flight, as well as prizes for the longest drive, straightest drive, closest-to-the-pin and door prizes will be given out. The cost is $50 per person. For additional information contact coach Kent Smith at 284-0148.



The Greater Cleveland Soccer Association is partnering with Challenger Soccer for soccer camp this summer. Sessions for all ages and abilities will be held the week of July 22-26. For more information contact Mark Pistrang at mpistrang@juno.com or visit www.challengersports.com.


The Shine Girls Soccer Camp will be held July 8–11 on the Ocoee Middle School Soccer field. The camp is designed for girls ages 4-14 years old, and will focus on ball skills and the technical development of young players in a fun and friendly environment. For more information contact Coach Nathan Brown at (423) 503-0019.



The Cleveland State Lady Cougars softball team will hold a softball camp for girls ages 7-14 July 8-10 at Lady Cougar field. The cost of the camp is $55 per camper which includes a camp T-shirt. For more information, call softball coach Katie Willingham at (423)473-2263.


The Bradley Central High School fast-pitch softball team will hold tryouts on July 22 from 5-7p.m. at Bob McKenzie Field on the school’s campus. The rainout date is July 23. For more information contact Coach Christie McElhaney at (423) 309-8760.

WVHS Softball Tryouts

Walker Valley High School will be holding tryouts for the 2013-2014 softball team on July 8 and July 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Larry Haney Field on the campus of Walker Valley High School. Any young ladies interested in playing for Walker Valley need to be at one of these dates. Participants must bring proof of having passed a physical to participate. For more information, contact Coach Lauren Limburg at walkervalleysoftball@gmail.com or (423)336-1383.

OMS Softball Tryouts

Ocoee Middle School will be holding tryouts for the 2013 softball team on July 8 and July 15 at 6:30 p.m. at Larry Haney Field on the campus of Walker Valley High School. Tryouts will be closed. Parents may pick up their daughter at 8:30. Any young ladies interested in playing for Ocoee Middle need to be at one of these dates. Participants must bring proof of having passed a physical to participate. For more information, contact Coach April Richards at arichards@bradleyschools.org or (423)476-0630



The Bradley Central High School Volleyball Camp will be held July 10-12 at Jim Smiddy Arena. Open to grades 3-8, the daily sessions will run from 9 a.m. until noon. Instruction will be by Bearette coaches Christie McElhaney (18 years high school coaching experience) and Jeremy Rogers, plus the Bradley volleyball team. The pre-registration cost of the camp is $40. For more information or to register email Bradleycentralvolleyball@gmail.com or call (423) 309-8760.


The Walker Valley High School volleyball team will host its annual middle school camp July 22-24 from 12 noon-2 p.m. at the Ocoee Middle School gym. The cost is $30. Athletes may register starting at 11:30 a.m. on July 22. The camp is for girls in grades 5-8 wanting to learn the basics of volleyball. For more information, call coach Judy Pruett at (423) 715-3483.