In Short

Want to become a Kaua’i referee?

Do you want to learn the game? Really study the inner workings of sports and build a repoire with the island’s strongest team? Then look into becoming a Kaua’i’s referee.

For all those who are interested in pursuing the knowledge of the game, contact Lenny Rapozo at 639-1965, or his father Leo at 245-4123. Or, show up at the weekly meeting on Wednesday at HGEA Akahi Street in Lihue.

Hawaii Youth Soccer Association to hold ODP Tryouts

The Hawaii Youth Soccer Association is having tryouts for the Island district Olympic Development Program (ODP) team on August 10 and 11.

They will be held at Island School soccer fields. The tryouts are open to players born from 1985-1990 for boys and 1986-1990 for girls.

The US Youth Soccer ODP is a national identification and development program for high level players. The program identifies and develops youth players throughout the country to represent their state association, region and the United States in soccer competition.

ODP teams are formed at the state association and regional levels, made up of the best players in various age groups.

For more info on the program, contact Kevin Devitt, Kaua’i Soccer Association Commissioner at kdevitt@msn.com.

Sign up for AYSO Region 940 ProExcel Soccer Camp

The AYSO Region 940 ProExcel Soccer Camp (formerly Britanni Soccer) will take place August 5-9 at the Grove Farm Park in Puhi (behind Paradise Seafood and Hanalima Bakery).

For a full day, from 9-4 p.m., the cost is $155 per player. A participant can also sign up for a half day session, from 9 a.m. until noon or from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

There are family discounts as well, including registration fee discounts for those who volunteer to host three instructors throughout the week.

For more information about the camp, including applications and registration info, call Bob French at 742-1456 (home), 742-7588 (work) or 651-6090 (cell).

Free youth baseball clinic for ages 9-18

Former Kaua’i Interscholastic Federation standouts get an opportunity to pass on the benefit of their education and experiences as the Hawai’i Parks and Recreation Association and Kawaihau District Leadership Coalition will sponsor a free youth baseball clinic for players of ages 9-18 on Sunday, August 11th, at the Vidinha Stadium baseball diamond.

The clinic is designed to inspire and encourage Kauai’s young hardball enthusiasts to pursue and prepare for a future collegiate education with the additional goal of playing baseball beyond the local high school levels.

Registration at the Vidinha diamond will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the first 50 kids to sign up will receive free baseballs. Clinic activities will run in two sessions from 10 a.m. noon and 1 p.m. 2:30 p.m. Instruction topics will cover batting, infield, outfield, pitching, catching, and proper base running techniques.

For further information, call Clinic Coordinator Cliff Furtado at 822-7873 (home) or Kaua’i County Director Of Recreation Bernard Carvalho at 241-6648 (work).

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