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Dunes Volleyball to conduct weekly fall training sessions

Updated: September 30, 2013 2:07PM



The Dunes Volleyball Club will serve up weekly fall ball training for youths at its Dunes Operations Center at 4744 Oak Knoll in Rolling Prairie and at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville, 899 E. 99th Court, Merrillville.

Fall ball will roll on Sundays from Sept. 8 to Oct. 20. Coordinators billed the program as a great opportunity for players to continue getting repetitions during their season; it acts a supplement to their middle school practices.

Lessons are grouped for athletes in kindergarten through fourth grade and fifth through eighth grade.

At the DOC, the program for the younger kids will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. and cost $60; the older kids’ sessions will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and cost $100.

At the Fieldhouse, the program for the younger kids will run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and cost $60; the older kids’ sessions will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and cost $100.

For information, e-mail Rick Ashmore at dunesvbc@comcast.net or Jamie Ashmore-Pott at dunesvolleyballclub@gmail.com, or visit www.dunes.org.

Fall basketball lessons, winter leagues to start at Fieldhouse-Merrillville: Fall basketball lessons and leagues for boys and girls are right around the corner at The Fieldhouse-Merrillville (899 East 99th Court.)

Future Stars is a winter basketball league built especially for kids from kindergarten through third grade. The players will meet at the Merrillville venue on seven consecutive Sunday afternoons starting Sept. 8.

League fees are $90, or $15 per session. Only individuals paying the full $90 will receive a Future Stars shirt.

Fieldhouse-Merrillville coordinators also reminded area parents of pre-school to second grade students that it is not too late to sign up for their Little Dribblers basketball fundamentals camps.

Little Dribblers is a series of instructional clinics designed to help build the skills of aspiring young basketball players. Hour-long sessions are action-packed and keep the fun in the process.

On Mondays from Sept. 9 to Oct. 21, preschoolers and kindergarteners will train from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sessions for first and second graders will run on those dates from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m.

Fees for each participant are $90.

For more information, call 738-2424, or visit www.thefieldhouse-merrillville.com.

Portage to host martial arts tournament: Achievement Martial Arts academy of Portage will host its first tournament on Sept. 28.

Starting at 10 a.m. and continuing until approximately 2 p.m. at Portage Parks & Recreation department’s Woodland Park gymnasium, the tournament will be a culmination of the efforts of many eager students, according to AMA founder and chief instructor Aaron Johnson.

“Our hope is to make this a great event for all local martial artists to compete and take pride in the sport they love,” Johnson said.

Registration fee for participants is $35, which covers two events.

For more information, call 736-6000 or visit www.achievementmartialarts.com.



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