Sports notices: Striders to offer All-Comers track meets this summer

Sports notices

June 18, 2013

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The Striders and Bullseye Running are starting a new series this summer. Starting June 20 and for five of the next six Thursday nights at River Hill High starting at 6 p.m. there will be All-Comers Track Meets. Adults and kids can compete on the track in events from the 100 to the 3,000 meters plus some field events like the shot put, discus, long jump and triple jump. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 18 and under.


Howard County Rec Football is sponsoring a youth football non-contact camp June 24 and 25, for beginners and experienced boys and girls ages 6 to 14 to learn fundamentals, basic skills and technique. Sign up at the Howard County Rec and Parks web site, activity code 5313.404.

Football and cheer

Online registration for Ellicott City Patriots Youth Football, Cheer and Poms fall season, beginning Aug. 1, is now open. Players ages 5-14 will be placed on teams based on age, weight and experience. Go to for more information or register at the Howard County Rec and Parks web site.

The Ellicott City Patriots are also looking for cheer head coaches, assistant coaches and administrative helpers. Experience is preferred but we will train the right person who has an interest in assisting our team's youth to be the best they can be.  Email or

The Howard County Rec and Parks Terps Youth Tackle Football and Cheerleading program is open for registration. Players ages 5-14, beginning or experienced, are welcome to join. Practice at the East Columbia Library fields in Owen Brown starts July 29 and games at Blandair Park near Oakland Mills begin in late August. Parent orientation is July 10. Call 410-313-7275 or visit to register. For more information go to, email or call 410-313-4715.

Flag football

Howard County Rec and Parks is accepting registration for the Summer Flag Football League on the Turf for ages 7-13, on the indoor turf fields inside the Volleyball and Soccer Arena in Elkridge. Practices and games are one hour on Saturdays between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The first two weeks are clinics/practices with games beginning July 6. The league has a relaxed, fun atmosphere, so missing a team function for vacation or other plans is not a problem. Volunteer coaches are needed and receive a discount. Cost is $100. Register by calling 410-313-7275 or visiting


Leader's Baseball Camp is offering two weeks of high-level baseball training, July 8-12 and July 22-26. Reservoir varsity head coach Adam Leader (2011 and 2012 District Coach of the Year) and his staff will run this camp designed to teach players the physical and mental game of baseball. With half-day and all-day options, Leader's Baseball Camp allows rising second to ninth grade players the opportunity to become a better baseball player. Go to for more information and to register.

Howard County Rec and Parks is accepting registration for Summer Baseball camps, for ages 6-16. Whether for pitching, catching, fielding or hitting, there is a camp for novice and experienced players. Camps are in small groups based on age and skill level. Receive instruction from county coaches, teachers and varsity players with proven championship records. Baseball camps are half-day but can be extended with the HC Summer Mix Camp. To register call 410-313-7275 or go to

The regular meeting of Talkin' Baseball will be held at 9 a.m. on July 6 at Brighton Gardens in Columbia. The speaker will be Adam Cromie, the Director of Baseball Operations for the Washington Nationals.


The First Tee of Howard County's summer session begins June 28 and ends Aug. 28, and classes are still available. Register online at


Registration is now open for the Elkridge Youth Organization fall soccer program. Registration ends on Aug. 15, but some leagues fill up fast, so sign up early. EYO soccer is a co-ed, recreational program for ages 4-18 that places an emphasis on instruction, fitness and fun. Games are played at Rockburn Park. 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 or email with "EYO" in the subject.

Thunder Soccer Club's rising U15 girls (born on or after Aug. 1, 1998) will be holding tryouts all summer long. The team competes in WAGS Division 1 and Region 1 Colonial League as well as many of the top showcases in the country. Email for more information.


The D1 All-Star Girl's Lacrosse Camp, for ages 7-13, will be held July 8-12 at Western Regional Park from 9 a.m.-noon. The camp features stick skills, competition, drills, games and contests in a fun-filled, action-packed environment run by Kristy Black, college assistant coach, Terps national champion and Glenelg state champion. To register call 410-313-7275. For more information call 410-313-4736 or email

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