Sports Bulletin Board (updated June 12)


THE DOUG O’BReY BASEBALL SCHOOLS will be held June 26-30 and July 10-14 at Collins Park in Scotia. The schools are open to boys and girls between the ages of 8-15. Registration fee is $175 per week, but there are also discounts for more than one member per family. For information, contact Doug O’Brey at 857-6733 or go to dougobreybaseballschools. com.

THE SPORTS BARN/HAYNER ACADEMY will be conducting four weeks of baseball camps during the summer, beginning with two hitting-only camps June 26-29 and July 2, 5, 6 and 7 at The Sports Barn. Sessions will be held from 8:30-9:45 a.m. (ages 9 and 10), 9:55-11:10 a.m. (ages 11 and 12) and 11:20 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. (ages 13-18). In addition, two weeks of full day (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), all-skills baseball camps will be held Aug. 7-11 and Aug. 21-25 for ages 7-13 at the Halfmoon Town Park. Half-day options and multi-child discounts are available. For information or to register, go to

THE COOPERSTOWN BASEBALL CLUB will be hosting a three-game, 14U tournament on July 2-3 on a lighted field. First-place medallions and team trophies will be awarded. Night games are available. The event is limited to six teams. For further information, contact Harvey Sandig at (607) 652-7740 or at [email protected].

BALLSTON Spa JUNIOR BASEBALL CAMP will be held July 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Doubleday Fields in Ballston Spa for ages 7-15. Price is $175, with family and team discounts available. For information, contact Brian Brown at 346-2657 or 225-4771.

THE SAGE GATORS’ SUMMER CAMP FOR BOYS will run from June 26-30. The camp is designed to help players develop skills needed to be successful in today’s competitive game of basketball. The camp is for boys ages 7-15. Registration can be completed online at For information, contact Brian Barnes at 292-1969 or [email protected].

THE SUMMER CLASSIC & ROYAL RUMBLE at the Southern Saratoga YMCA in Clifton Park is holding registration until June 20. Fee is $125 per player. Games will be played on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. Captains’ meeting will be held June 22 at the Clifton Park YMCA. for information, contact Ed Johnson at [email protected] or call 331-3730.

THE SAGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM will be sponsoring a girls’ basketball camp this summer. The camp is open to girls ages 7-16 and will run from June 26-30. Emphasis will be on skill development and improvement, effort and teamwork. Camp enrollment is limited to the first 50 registrants. Cost of the camp is $200. Each participant will receive a camp T-shirt. Lunch options are available. For information or to register, contact Sage coach Allison Coleman at 244-2418 or [email protected].

NEW YORK STATE SAFE BOATING COURSES have been scheduled. All the listed course dates will be held at the District 6 (South Schenectady) Fire Department at 6 Old Mariaville Road in Schenectady. The remaining schedule is: Sunday, July 9, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and Sunday, July 30, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Course fee is $40 per person. The New York State Safe Boating Course is mandatory for anyone operating a personal watercraft or jet ski in New York. To register or for further information, contact Mike Caffarella at 466-9213 or [email protected].

BOXING FITNESS one-hour classes will be offered Mondays-Fridays at noon and 5:45 p.m., and Saturdays at 10 a.m. at Schenectady Ring of Hope Boxing Club, 2330 Watt St., Crosstown Plaza. Contact Vince Kittle at 377-1811 or 487-1489. There is also a class Thursdays at 6 p.m. at “The Edge” Rock Climbing Gym at 1544 Route 9, Clifton Park. Contact Jacki at 429-0216.

RING OF HOPE BOXING CLUB is looking for volunteers to help with its three primary programs: the after-school program for 9- to 14-year-olds, the Peaceful Warrior high school program and the adult boxing fitness classes. Contact Vince Kittle at 487-1489 or Jeff Christiana at 452-4298, ext. 1202.

“THEORIES AND TECHNIQUES OF COACHING,” one of the courses required to coach in New York State, will be held at the Vent Fitness Center in Guilderland July 22-23. Classes run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and participants must attend both classes to complete the course. Registration fee is $175 before July 9, and $225 after that date. Tuition fees are non-refundable, but can be applied to future classes. Anyone intersted in taking the course should contact Dr. John Metallo at 577-7530 or at [email protected].

THE SCHENECTADY DISC GOLF CLUB has scheduled free clinics and beginners’ nights. Here is the schedule: July 19, at Central Park in Schenectady; Aug. 15, at Blatnick Park in Niskayuna. All clinics begin at 6 p.m. and feature instruction for new players in the basics of putters, mid-ranges and drivers. For information, call Kenji at 836-9557, Bob at 330-4743 or email [email protected].

ALBANY THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER, located in Voorheesville, is looking for volunteers. It is not too late to help in our program. We serve physically and cognitively challenged individuals. Training dates available. Please contact Linda at 355-8650 or [email protected].

RENEGADE FARM is offering Western and English riding lessons Tuesdays-Saturdays for ages 6 and older. For more information, contact l[email protected] or 864-5518, or visit

MORNING STAR FARM offers Western and English lessons for beginners to seasoned riders. Children’s lead line lessons for ages 5-8 cost $30 for 30 minutes, adult lessons cost $35 per hour. For more information, contact Amy Schrom at 355-4434 or [email protected].

CAPITALLAND LACROSSE is offering a number of different summer girls’ field hockey programs for all beginner, novice and advanced skill level players in grades 3-12. The summer lineup includes: Tuesday evening field hockey programs June 27-Aug. 8; Day camps, from 9 a.m. to noon on July 10-14, July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4; Night camo, from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7-11. All programs will consist of third-10th grade beginner skill program, fifth-10th novice skill program and ninth-12th advances skills coach’s corner. Registration forms are available at For additional information, email [email protected].

DRAGON BOAT PADDLING BOOT CAMP will be held on June 17, June 24, July 8 and July 15 out of the Mohawk Valley Marine in Alplaus. Learn how to paddle on a dragon boat racing team. No experience is required, and all equipment will be provided. Each session will run from 9:45-11:30 p.m. and will consist of a dedicated on-land fitness component and approximately one hour of paddling on the Mohawk River with certified coaches. Cost of the camp is $99.  Participants must be 18 years of age. To register, contact Louisa Matthew at 429-4908 or go to

“TRAIN LIKE A PRO” BOXING WORKOUT will be offered Mondays-Fridays at noon and 5:45 p.m. at the Ring of Hope Boxing Club, 2330 Watt St. at the Crosstown Plaza, and Thursdays at 6 p.m. at “The Edge” rock climbing gym, 1544 Route 9, Clifton Park. Contact Vince Kittle at 377-1811 or 487-1489 to take a class.

FIX IT! FITNESS classes are in session for people at all levels of fitness. Six-class packages cost $135, classes are Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 10 a.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m. To register or for more information, call 727-6233 or email the Center for Advanced Anti-Aging at [email protected].

THE NEW DUANESBURG YMCA is holding the following classes and programs at its facility at 221 Victoria Drive in Delanson: Spinning is held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-7 a.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m. Silver Sneaker Classic is held Tuesday and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. Pickleball is held Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and on Sunday from 9-11:30 a.m. Volleyball is held on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. Zumba classes are held on Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. and on Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. All classes are free to members and cost $6 for potential members. For information on any of the program, contact Susan Kamiller at 895-9500.

ZUMBA CLASSES taught by licensed instructor Annie Grzywaczewski are available at Viaport Rotterdam on Monday and Thursday from 6-7 p.m. and on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. The classes are open to ages 14 and up, and all skill levels are welcome. Cost is $4 per class, which is payable at guest services.

CROSSFIT SCHENECTADY beginner classes start the first of every month. Visit, call 374-5968
or email Helen@CrossFit­ for more information.

ZUMBA fitness classes have started at the Sons of Italy Lodge at 2984 Hamburg St., in Rotterdam. The class taught by Laurie Zinnershine runs from 6:15-7:15 Wednesday nights, and the cost is $6 per class. Walk in and pay at the door. No classes will be held on June 7, July 12, July 19, Aug. 9 or Aug. 23. For more information, go to and look up class by ZIP code (12303).

FULL CIRCLE FITNESS NY has several programs to offer for all ages and levels of fitness from beginner to advanced athlete. Located at 251 New Karner Road in Colonie, sessions are designed and led by experienced certified trainers. There are state-of-the-art Fit-Camp Small Group Fitness Training sessions, yoga, zumba, indoor rowing and Silver Sneakers fitness classes. To ensure you get the personal attention you deserve, class sizes are limited and tailored to your level of experience. You’ll be joining others just like you who want to lose weight and get in shape. For more information on all programs, or to register for a class, call 955-6924 or visit

DOG POUND OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE LINE CAMP will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. on July 17-20 at Shenendehowa High School athletics fields. Camp is for players in grades 7-12 interested in learning techniques and skills of offensive and defensive line play. Campers will need a helmet, shoulder pads, cleats and mouthpiece. For more information, contact Don Mion at 330-9163 (dmion5[email protected]) or Mark McQuade at 881-0437 ([email protected]).

STADIUM GOLF COURSE will be running a junior league this summer. It will be held on Mondays or Wednesdays starting the week of June 26 and running eight weeks, ending on Aug. 14. Cost is $165 per person, which includes weekly greens fees, driving range punch card, golf towel, prizes and lunch on the final day. Applications are available online at or in the pro shop. For information, call 374-9104, ext. 1.

COBLESKILL GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB is starting a “Kids Play Free After 3” program. Children 18 years of age and younger can play for free after 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays when playing with a paying adult. Tee times are required. For reservations, call the pro shop at 234-4045.

THE FIRST CHARITY GOLF OUTING to benefit the Malta Veterans Appreciation Program will be held Saturday, June 24 at Van Patten Golf Course in Clifton Park. Entry fee is $150 per person or $560 per foursome. The tournament will be a scramble format with a shotgun start. For information, contact Jim Peterman (203) 257-1893 or Renee Farley (577-8863).

THE HOCKEY HUT in Clifton Park will be running five summer camps beginning on June 26. Fee for half-days (7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) is $195; fee for full days (7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is $295. The programs include Mite Mania, a stick-handling camp, a shooting camp, Bantam Transition and Battle Games. A complete listing of the camps can be obtained by contacting Matthew Dempsey at matthewjdempsey2@gmail com. or going to

THE TOGA HOCKEY CAMP will be held Aug. 2-4 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Weibel Avenue Rink in Saratoga Springs. The hockey camp is open to anyone entering grades 8-12 for the 2017-18 school year. Cost is $200 per player ($150 for goalies). Participants will receive individual instruction from the Saratoga Springs Blue Streaks hockey coaching staff. For information, contact Saratoga coach Dave Torres at 421-2376 or [email protected].

THE LASHOFF BROTHERS HOCKEY SCHOOL will be held at Knickerbacker Arena in Troy from July 10-14. The camp is open to elite players ages 10 and up. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Fee is $395 per person. For information, email [email protected].

CAPITALLAND LACROSSE is offering a number of different summer lacrosse programs for boys and girls. for all beginner, novice and advanced skill level players in grades K-12. The summer lineup includes (for both boys and girls): Tuesday evening lacrosse programs June 27-Aug. 8; Day camps, from 9 a.m. to noon on July 10-14, July 17-21, July 31-Aug. 4; Night camp, from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 7-11. All programs will consist of a co-ed grades K-fifth non-contact learn-to-play program, third-10th grade beginner skill program, fifth-10th novice skill program and ninth-12th advances skills coach’s corner. Registration forms are available at for additional information, email [email protected].

ALBANY ELITE GIRLS’ LACROSSE will be holding a lacrosse camp for girls in grades 3-7 from Monday, June 26 to Thursday, June 29 at Afrim’s on Route 7 in Latham. The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to noon all four days. Girls of all skill levels are invited to attend. The camp will feature stick skills, offense, defense and game situations. The cost is $175. Registration information can be found at For information, contact Gary Chatnik at 441-3935.

AMERICAN KANG DUK WON KARATE will be offered at St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish at 1803 Union Street in Schenectady throughout the coming months. Lessons are taught in the Parish Center Community Room on Thursdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Interested individuals may attend a free trial class at any time. No previous martial arts experience is necessary to join the non-contact, fitness and personal awareness-oriented lessons. Women’s self-defense is also part of the class. Kathy Sharrow, a certified Black Belt of American Kang Duk Won Karate, will teach the class. Fee is $95 for three months of lessons. For details, call 598-7961 or email [email protected].

THE SCHENECTADY ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB has several outings scheduled. Here’s a listing of events: Saturday, June 17, hike up Westkill Mountain in the Catskills. Distance is eight miles, with 2,000 feet of ascent. Contact is John Susko at 383-1284 or [email protected]; Thursday, June 22, canoe/kayak trip to explore Blue Mountain Lake. This is about a seven-mile trip. Contact is Roy Keats at 370-0399 or [email protected]; Saturday, June 24, Hike up Cascade, Porter and Blueberry mountains. Hike will begin with Cascade and end with a steep descent to the parking lot at Marcy Field. Hike is approximately 7.8 miles. Pace will be fairly slow. Hikers should bring raingear, lunch, snacks and plenty of water. Contact is Elie Bijou at 873-2119 or [email protected]; Tuesday, June 27, Hike around G Lake, located west of Piseco Lake. Under five miles with minimal ascent. Contact is Walt Hayes at 399-7484.

THE TACONIC HIKING CLUB will be cycling on the Ashulwillticook Rail Trail in Pittsfield, Mass, on Friday, June 23. Total distance is 24.4 miles. Contact is Sharon Bonk at 674-0042 or [email protected].

THE EASTERN BOARD OF APPROVED SOCCER OFFICIALS ORGANIZATION is in need of boys’ high school officials. Classes for new members will be held the last two Tuesdays and Thursdays in July. Anyone interested in becoming a high school official should contact Kent Sellner at [email protected].

THE NISKAYUNA FIRESTORM is looking to add one strong utility player to its roster for the 2017 Hudson-Mohawk season and tournaments. Ability to pitch is a plus. Anyone interested should contact coach Kevin McGill at [email protected] or at 382-8263.

THE SPORTS BARN/HAYNER ACADEMY will be conducting two weeks of softball camps this summer, beginning with a hitting-only camp June 26-29 at the Sports Barn from 1:30-2:45 p.m. for ages 9-12. For additional information or to register, go to In addition, the annual Hayner Academy/Miss Shen Junior Softball all-skills camp will be held July 10-14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon for ages 7-12 at the Clifton Commons complex. To register, go to

SAGE COLLEGES has been selected to host the Junior Day Softball Prospect Camp and Showcase on Wednesday, June 21. The event is open to high school players who graduate in 2018, 2019 or 2020. The one-day event will feature coaches from numerous colleges. Three main sessions are offered — pitching/catching, infield/outfield and hitting, Players can participate in as many sessions as they want. Registration information can be found at

ELECTRIC CITY BOMBERS 16U Elite and 18U Gold teams are looking for a second catcher. In interested, contact coach Bryan Henniger at bryan.henni[email protected] or coach Skpowski at [email protected].

MISS SHEN 16U select team is looking for a catcher and one or two strong players to fill its roster. Miss Shen has a competitive schedule that includes overnight and showcase tournaments, and works out year-round to develop each player. See the Miss Shen website for contact information.

THE SPORTS BARN/HAYNER ACADEMY will be conducting an all-sports (physical education) camp from Aug. 14-18 for ages 6-12 at the recreation center in Halfmoon. Camps operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will be under the direction of certified P.E. teachers. For information, or to register, go to

SENIOR TENNIS will be held at the Wilton YMCA. Low intermediate and above players are welcome. Sessions will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $9 per person. Call the YMCA at 587-3000 or contact Frank Pillere (371-8312) for information.

THE SHEN SUMMER TENNIS CAMP is offering tennis instruction at the High School East courts for the following: Ages 5-10 (9-10:30 a.m.) and ages 11-17 (10:30 a.m. to noon) in six, one-week sessions. The camp runs from July 26-Aug. 4. The camp is also offering three, two-week high school camps from 4-6 p.m. at the same location. Brochures and additional information can be obtained from Sportime (356-0100) on Curry Road in Schenectady or from camp director Bill MacArthur at 391-0303.

GLENVILLE YMCA is running a co-ed adult volleyball league every Sunday evening from 5-7. For more information, contact Pam Hodge (399-8118, [email protected]).

THE TOWN OF CLIFTON PARK will be holding four-day volleyball camps for boys’ and girls this summer. The camps will be held at Collins Park at the corner or Route 146 and Moe Road in Clifton Park. The first session will be held June 29-26 from 9 a.m. to noon and the second session is scheduled for July 10-13 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Registration is $150 for one week or $280 for both weeks. Campers should bring a water bottle, beach towel and sneakers. To register, contract the Clifton Park Office of Parks, Recreation and Community Affairs at 371-6667 or register online at [email protected].

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