Pistons youth camp is Sunday
TRAVERSE CITY — The Detroit Pistons will host a youth basketball camp at Traverse City West Senior High on Sunday.
The session runs from 2-4 p.m. and will instruct boys and girls in grades K-6 on shooting, passing and dribbling, defense and rebounding.
The camp is $20, and registration forms will be available at the door. It includes a free T-shirt and trophies will be awarded for shooting contests.
Boynton takes over YMCA soccer
TRAVERSE CITY — Rob Boynton has been named soccer coordinator for the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA.
Boynton has coached YMCA, travel and select soccer. He's presently head coach of the Traverse City Central boys varsity team and junior varsity girls team.
One of the first changes Boynton plans to make is in player development. Instead of the traditional 11 versus 11 format, he plans to decrease the number of players on the field and on the teams at the younger levels to increase the number of touches and time on the ball for each player. The smaller teams will play on smaller fields to allow for more individual attention.
As players grow, the teams and fields will grow in size, too. Players in grades K-2 will work in a 5 versus 5 format, grades 3-5 in 8 versus 8 format, while middle school grades will play in 11 versus 11 on regulation sized fields.
Boynton also intends to expand the opportunities for coaches in a series of clinics.
The registration deadline for spring soccer is March 19. The season extends from the week of April 9 to the week of May 14. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.gtbayymca.org.
For more information about Y soccer and softball call the YMCA at 933-9622.
Little League registration set
CHARLEVOIX — Charlevoix Little League will be holding on-site registration March 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to noon at Charlevoix High School.
Participants can also register on-line at www.eteamz.com/charlevoix. The registration deadline is March 31. Registration is for baseball and softball, boys and girls ages 7-15.
For more information call John Hann at 348-8522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sportsman's Club to hold gun show
KINGSLEY — The Kingsley Sportsman's Cub is hosting its annual gun show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14.
The club is located on Garfield Road, one mile north of Kingsley. Admission is $3 per person.
Free fishing seminar slated
TRAVERSE CITY — Local outdoor retailer Gander Mountain is hosting "First Cast" events at the Traverse City store on March 17-18.
The seminars are designed for novice and expert anglers. Staff members will talk about tips and tricks to make the upcoming season a successful one.
TC West to host QB, WR camps
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West will host a quarterback camp on March 17-18.
The camp will be run by Richard Popp, a staff member at Birmingham Brother Rice. Players in grades 8-11 will throw from 10-11:30 a.m. and grades 3-7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There will be a separate receiver session also available that will include receiver drills, route work, and ball drills with quarterbacks.
For a camp brochure, contact West football coach Tim Wooer at 933-7515 or email@example.com. To contact Popp, email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost of the camp is $90.
AAU tryouts set for Parallel 45's
BOYNE CITY — Tryouts for Parallel 45's boys AAU basketball teams will be held soon.
Tryouts for 16-under will be at 3 p.m. March 17 at Boyne City High School. Tryouts for 17-under will follow at 5 p.m.
Tryouts for 15-under will be at 3 p.m. March 18 at Mancelona High School.
Parallel 45 plays a travel schedule in the Midwest. There is a $10 tryout fee. Players whose teams are playing in the high school state quarterfinals can't try out at this time, but can make future arrangements.
For more information, contact Steve Bell at 231-633-7313 or email@example.com.