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Little League recruits spring players Lil Dribblers teaches
Registration is now underway for Chandler basketball basics
National Little League (CNLL), which recently
Passing, dribbling and shooting basics with an emphasis on physical fi tness
divided into two divisions.
and fun are offered to children ages 3 to 5 through the Lil Dribblers basketball
Players living in ZIP codes 85225, 85248 and
85286 will form CNLL North, while players living in
The new six-week session begins Sat., Jan. 12, 2008 and runs through Feb.
ZIP code 85249 will form CNLL South. Players who
16. Classes are held Saturday mornings at Arizona Premier Basketball Academy,
live outside those ZIP codes but played on a CNLL
located in Gilbert near Country Club Drive and Guadalupe Road.
team in spring 2007 are eligible to participate.
Parents participate along with their child in this program, where equipment is
The league still operates under a single Little
scaled down and age-appropriate.
League charter and board of directors, and games
The fee is $75. To register, visit www.sportsforfunlildribblers.com
for both divisions are played at Snedigar Sportsplex.
arizonabasketballacademy.com; or call Andy Iwanski, executive director of Sports
The league fi elds separate all-star teams for each
For Fun, at 480-688-1048.
division. CNLL is also reintroducing its Junior
Division for players ages 13 and 14.
Registration for 2008 spring season is at Barro’s
CYF advances to championships
Pizza, located on the northwest corner of Alma
School and Germann roads. Registration is 10 a.m.
Three teams from Chandler Youth Football advanced and played in the American
ON THE MOUND: Registration is
to 2 p.m. Jan. 5 and 12 and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Jan.
open for Chandler National Little
Youth Football and Cheer National Championships in Orlando, FL, where teams
9 and 16. Late registration is Sat., Jan. 19, and will
League, which has been split into from 18 states competed for the fi fth consecutive year.
include a $25 late fee for all except Junior Division
two divisions: North and South.
The Midget Division Chandler Red Raiders, the Chandler Red Raiders and the
Chandler Blitz all advanced based on successful season records or by winning the
CNLL is open to boys and girls of all skill levels who are ages 5 to 14 as of April
30, 2008. At least one parent or legal guardian must be present at registration. An
There is a Chandler Youth Football National Travel Fund set up at Wells Fargo
original or state-certifi ed copy of the child’s birth certifi cate and proof of residency,
Bank, Account Number 1404927350. All sponsors will be recognized for their
such as a utility bill, are required for all players, including returning players. Fees
range from $75 to $110, depending on the division, and include a helmet, cap and
Final game statistics were not available at press time. For more
jersey. Opening Day is March 29, and the season runs through mid-June.
info, call 602-283-6006 or visit www.chandleryouthfootball.com
To learn more about league divisions, boundary maps and registration, visit
Track, fi eld clinic at CHS
Hamilton Spiritline offers cheer clinic
The 2008 track and fi eld season will kick off with a free clinic held by the Arizona
Spend a morning with the award-winning Hamilton Husky Varsity Cheer Squad
Cheetahs at 8 a.m. Sat., Jan. 12 with lunch and speakers. Team registrations will be
at a cheer clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Sat., Jan. 12. Open to children in grades pre-K
held at that time for anyone interested in joining.
to eighth, participants will learn new cheer routines and a dance, and will be
Regular practices are held at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
invited to cheer at the varsity basketball game on Fri., Jan. 18 at Hamilton High
at Chandler High School, 350 N. Arizona Ave. in Chandler, off Erie and Arizona
Avenue at the football fi eld. Come dressed to work out. There are no tryouts, and
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and a snack, pizza lunch, and HHS spirit T-shirt
anyone can join.
will be provided for $30 per person in advance or $35 at the door. HHS is located
The nonprofi t Arizona Cheetahs are members of the Arizona Association of USA
at 3700 S. Arizona Ave. in S. Chandler. Call Kellie at 480-883-8556 to register by
Track & Field’s (USATF) youth division, the national governing body of Track &
Field. The club’s goal is to encourage and help young people to develop physically,
emotionally and socially.
For information, call Coach Yative Tiger at 480-821-2465; Coach Cynthia
Winter Wonderland of
Mayfi eld at 480-940-0784; Coach Norine Richardson at 480-838-9294; or email
Fun at JCC camp
Daily themes of sports, rock and roll, Zoo Day, tie dye, day of magic, Mystery
i9 Sports comes to Chandler
Day, Chocolate New Year, and snow day are just some of the activities planned for
the winter break camp at Barness Family East Valley JCC in Chandler. Chandler residents now have another option for their children when it comes
Children ages 2 through 13 can take part from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 24 through to athletics: i9 Sports, a youth sports league for boys and girls ages 4 to 14 years,
Jan. 4, 2008, with extended before and after care available. has opened a new franchise in Chandler, operated by Southern Chandler residents
The Barness Family EVJCC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofi t organization serving the Grant Gunkel and Steve Goodell.
East Valley since 1972. It is a membership-supported organization that provides Starting in 2008, i9 Sports will offer fl ag football, cheerleading and basketball
the local community with childcare, educational, social, recreational and cultural leagues, tournaments and special events.
needs. The JCC offers programs, activities and services for everyone from infants A key feature of i9 Sports is the online accessibility of its program. Parents and
to seniors and is open to the entire community. The JCC offers preschool, infant/ players can register online, look up standings and statistics, access team news and
toddler care, full-day kindergarten, day school for fi rst- through fi fth-grades, view game photos at any time.
summer day camp, after-school-programs, vacation camps, senior programs and “We’re proud to offer a program that focuses on the enjoyment of the game and
other adult, youth/teen programming. gives everyone the chance to make the most of their abilities,” says Gunkel.
Contact Ronna Levy or Hadassah Baldinger for more information at 490-897-0588, For more info or to register for spring 2008 fl ag football or cheerleading, visit
or visit www.evjcc.org
or call 480-664-4039.
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