Local sports notices for December 29, 2012


The Phoenixville Senior Bowling League is looking for Senior-aged bowlers to have fun bowling at Limerick bowl on Monday mornings. The league has about 50 bowlers, both men and women, who enjoy the exercise and the company of each other. Players dont have to live in Phoenixville and dont have to bowl well since the league is just to have fun. Interested bowlers are asked to join the group. Call Evelyn at (610) 933-8898 or Tom at (610) 495-7639 for more information.


The Villanova Wildcats Youth Holiday Camp for ages 7-12 is set for Saturday, Dec. 29.

The Villanova High School Indoor Prospect Clinic is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 28. To register, go to www.villanovabaseballcamps.com or email coach Weisheipl at Nicholas.weisheipl@villanova.edu.

The Millersville University baseball program has set its Winer Advanced Hitting Clinic for Thursday, Dec. 27, and its Winter Advanced pitcher/Catcher Clinic for Friday, Dec. 28.


There are three sessions for each clinic. Session 1 for both is for players 6-12 years old. Sessions 2 and 3 are for players 13-18 years old. Both clinic take place in Brooks Hall on the campus of Millersville University. Space is limited to 30 players per session and the cost is $75 per session. Session 1 runs from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Session 2 runs from 1-4 p.m., and Session 3 runs from 5-8 p.m.

The hitting clinic centers its focus on swing mechanics, drills, live BP, soft toss, baserunning, bunting and the mental approach to hitting. Staff includes current millersville coaches, players and high school coaches.

In the pitcher/catcher clinic, each position receives focused attention. Pitchers learn about mechanics, grips, release points, pickoff moves and more. Catchers learn receiving, blocking, throwing, bunt and tag plays and more.

For more information on the camps and to register, visiting millersvillebaseballcamps.com.

The Mansfield University baseball prgoram will host its Christmas Clinics and a mini Camp Dec. 28-30. More information: Call Harry Hillson at 570-404-2632 or visit www. GoMounties.com.

The Kingplex is open for individual lessons or group instruction. Its travel baseball team is seeking players ages 13-18. More information: Call 610-489-0589, e-nauk jubg1327@comcast.net or visit kingplex.com.

Diamond Dreams Baseball Academy is conducting registration for winter instruction at its facility in Collegeville. More information: Call 610-489-3383 or visit Diamond Dreams BA.com.

Triple Threat Bearcats are looking for 11U players for midsummer and fall tournament season. Bearcats fall tournament team is looking for players (not age 12 before May 1) for fall and spring seasons. More information: Call Tom at (610) 587-1165.

A team is being formed in the Schwenksville area to participate in the Bux-Mont 45+ Mens Senior Baseball League for the 2013 season. Home games will be played Sunday mornings at the Camp Kweebec baseball field. More information: Contact Rick Hofmeister at rickhoft@verizon.net or (610) 287-7276.

Former Major League Baseball player and current Philadelphia phillies scout Eric Valent, in conjunction with the Berkshire Baseball Club, will be conducting the first ever Eric Valent Baseball Evaulation Camp on Jan. 21, 2013, at the Keystone Fieldhouse, located on the campus of Kutztown University. The camp is for high school players with graduation years of 2013-2016. The primary purpose of this event is for each player to receive an honoest evaluation of their skill set at this time with projected growth in the future. All players will receive a scouting report by Eric Valent and other professinal scouts which they can provide for college coaches. This will help players in their goal of playing college baseball at the Division I, II or III levels. Registration and more information can be obtained at www.berkshirebaseball.com.

There will be a series of baseball showcases conducted this winter for high school aged baseball players who aspire to play beyond high school. Prep Baseball Report will be conducting two Future Prospects baseball showcases in Dember, four Open Identification baseball showcases in January and the Pre-Season All-State Showcase on Feb. 23. For all details and to register, go to www.PrepBAeballReport.com.

The Montgomery County Bulldogs U11 Tournament Team is looking for three or four players to fill out their roster for the 2013 season. The team will be practicing and having clinics indoors one night per week throughout the winter. More information: Contact Greg at (610) 842-3772 or gsbiagini@comcast.net.


Sting Fastpitch is currently conducting tryouts for girls in the 10U to 18U age brackets. More information: Visit stingfastpitch.net.

Villanova University will hold a holiday softball clinic on Saturday, Dec. 29, for pitching and catching and Sunday, Dec. 30, as an all-skills clinic. Space is limited. For more information, go to www.villanovasoftballcamps.com.

The Bloomsburg University softball team will be holding clinics for different softball skills in January and February of 2013. The four different clinics to choose from are pitching, hitting, infield and catching.

The pitching clinics will be held on Sunday, Jan. 13, and Sunday, Jan. 27. BU head coach and pitching coach Susan Kocher will be the main instructor, along with current BU softball pitchers. The pitching lessons will provide basic fundamentals for the windmill pitching motion, as well as learning how to throw a number of different pitches effectively. The pitching lessons are for softball players of any skill level. The cost is $45 per hour with Susan Kocher and $35 per hour with a BU pitcher.

The infield clinic will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, and it will focus on taching the basic fundamentals of each infield position. It will run from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Nelson Field House and is open to players in grades 4-12. It is $45 for the session.

The catching clinic will also take place on Feb. 2 and it will run from 1:30-4 p.m. The clinic is open to players in grades 4-12. The clinic will teach catchers the basic fundamentals of blocking, fielding, throwing and receiving pitches. Players will need to bring a glove and catchng equipment.

The hitting clinic will be held on Sunday, Feb. 3. The cost of this session is $50 and there will be two different sessions to choose from. They will run from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Players in grades 4-12 can sign up and then the players will be divided into groups, according to their age. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged. The focus of the hitting clinic is to teach basic hitting technique and is designed to enhance the skills of the players by giving instruction on hitting various types of pitches.

A $25 registratin fee is needed in advance to reserve a place in the clinic. The balance is due the day of the clinic.

For more information, visit www.buhuskies.com/softball and view the clinic brochure or contact Bloomsburg University softball coach Susan Kocher at 570-389-4871 or by e-mail at skocher@bloomu.edu.


The West Chester CYO Christmas Classic will be held at West Chester University from Dec. 27-30. Boys and Girls A and B teams will be from grades 5-12. All teams will receive three games and each player will be given a participation gift. Last years tournament was sold out. For information, contact the organization at RBlumenthal@wcupa.edu. Teams are asked to donate canned foods for local shelters during this holiday season.

The Chester County Magic teams are looking for players in Grades 4-11 for their ninth season of competition. More information: E-mail www.ccmagic.org.

Coach Sharrs Hoops Academy is scheduling training for middle and high school age boys and girls. For more information, call Ed Sharr at (610) 888-6097.


FC Premier Soccer Club has additional playing and training opportunites for current U14 and older males interested in working with Premier Levl/College Soccer Coaches who have proven track record of player development. More information: Visit http://www.fcpsoccer.org or go to the Web site and e-mail the team manager or the coach.


Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012 Kris Kringle 5 Mile Run, 11 a.m., Berks County Agricultural Center, Leesport (Reading, Pa.) Contact Jason Manbeck (610) 413-7822. kriskringle5miler@gmail.com www.pagodapacers.com App & online reg on www.pretzelcitysports.com.