Sports notices: Train to be a softball umpire

Sports notices

January 18, 2012

Submitting sports notices

The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). Questions? Call 410-332-6578.

Softball

Howard County Officials are looking for new umpires. Training on rules, positioning and interpretations as they relate to ASA Softball, both slow and fast pitch, begins Feb. 9. Upon completion of the classes, there will be an opportunity to work games in Howard County for both youth and adults. Email rweggan@cablespeed.com, jcalamari@Comcast.net or R7a1m5@aol.com.

Rugby

The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registration for the Howard County Boys High School Rugby League and the Girls High School Rugby Program, ages 14-18. High school boys and girls can now play the full tackle version of rugby. Both experienced players and novices are welcome. Play this international sport against teams and schools from surrounding counties at different locations. Practices will be weekday evenings beginning mid-January. Matches start in March and end in late May. Co-sponsored by the Potomac Rugby Union. Cost: $125. The program begins Jan. 23. Register at 410-313-7275.

Golf

The First Tee of Howard County will be opening its winter 2012 sessions in February. The PLAYer session, for students ages 7 and older, will be taught in four-week increments. The PAR session (age 9 and older) is by invitation only and will be offered for eight weeks. There will also be a re-evaluation opportunity, by invitation only, for participants who have not passed their PAR/Birdie (age 11 and older) exams.

Registration and additional information may be obtained from http://www.thefirstteehowardcounty.org or by emailing info@thefirstteehowardcounty.org.

Winter session applications can be obtained and returned at Fairway Hills Golf Course, 5100 Columbia Road, Columbia, MD 21044. Call 410-730-1114. Spring and summer program applications will be available on the site.

Baseball

AYRA Spring baseball registration is open. Register by Feb. 5 for an early-bird discount. Go to http://www.ayra.com for details.

Tryouts for the 10-U Sunday Only travel team will be held Sun., Jan. 29, 2:45-4 p.m., at Reaper's Den, 8919-5 McGaw Court, Columbia 21045.

Tryouts will be held for the Elkridge Hurricane 13-U Metro travel team Jan. 29, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Mid-Atlantic Sports Complex, 301 Najoles Road, Millersville. E-mail chris.jakubek@verizon.net.

Soccer

Registration is open for the Elkridge Youth Organization spring soccer program. Regular registration ends Jan. 31; late registration ends Feb. 28. Register early as some leagues do fill up.

EYO soccer is a coed, recreational program that places an emphasis on instruction, fitness and fun. Games are played at Rockburn Park and Waterloo Park. All players ages 4-18 are welcome. There are no tryouts required for the recreational leagues and all players are afforded substantial playing time.

To register, or for more information, go to eyosports.org and click on the Soccer tab or send an email with EYO in the subject to eyosoccer@verizon.net.

Basketball

Registration is underway for the HYBA Spring Basketball Friday Night League for boys and girls ages 6-18. Games run Friday nights, April 20-June 8. For more information or to receive an application, go to hyba.org or call 410-461-7694.

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