Upcoming Events: Learn to Make the Call at the State Arbitration Clinic April 3 | Recreation



The all-new South Shore Adult Baseball League is looking for players: The Northwest Indiana National Adult Baseball Association (NWINABA) merged with the Hoosier Baseball League (HBL) to form the new South Shore Adult Baseball League (SSABL). SSABL is looking for individual players to put on the league’s free agent roster to help finalize rosters in two age categories: the 22+ division and the 38+ division. For more information, please email league president Jeramy Ortiz at [email protected]

Crown Point Adult Baseball League: Registration is open for the Crown Point Parks Department Adult Spring/Summer Baseball League. Open to players 19 and older, each team is scheduled for 18 games, plus a double-elimination tournament. Matches begin in May and will be played each weekday at Crown Point Sportsplex’s Legacy Fields. The deadline for registration is April 15. For cost, to register, or for more information, call the Parks Department at (219) 661-2272 or email [email protected]

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Learn to Make the Call at the State Arbitration Clinic postponed to April 3: A national Babe Ruth baseball umpire/coach clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 3 at Legacy Field, Crown Point. Registration begins at 9 a.m. All youth league umpires and coaches, as well as anyone interested in becoming a nationally certified umpire or learning the rules of baseball, are encouraged to attend. A national open book certification test will be given to new referees. Returning referees can be recertified, but do not have to take the test. The cost for the clinic alone is $40, which includes lunch, plus $65 to take the certification test or to recertify. Umpires 17 or younger will only pay $35 for their certification plus the cost of the clinic. RSVP by email [email protected] For more information, text Frank Revoir at (708) 906-2463, or join Facebook @NWI Umpires.

Crown Point Babe Ruth 2022 spring/summer registration: Crown Point Babe Ruth has online entries at www.crownpointbaberuth.siplay.com/site. The 13-15 division will accept players from across northwest Indiana and the 16-18 division will accept players from Lake, Porter, Jasper, Newton and LaPorte counties. Any player born in 2003 or later is eligible for the 16-18 programs. For more information, contact John Pearson by text at (219) 682-4351.

Valpo men’s basketball to organize summer camps: The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team has announced the dates for its 2022 summer camps. The program will host a mini camp for ages 5-7 from June 20-23. In addition, “Basketball School” for 8-14 year olds will take place from June 20 to 23. The “Basketball Academy” for 8-14 year olds is scheduled for July 25-28. To register or for more information on Valpo Basketball camps, visit valpobasketballcamps.com.

Crown Point Junior Bulldogs Spring Flag Football Entries: The Crown Point Junior Bulldogs will play “Friday Night Lights” flag football again this spring. Registration is open to all players from kindergarten through eighth grade. Games start on April 8 and the playoffs end on May 20. There is a cap of 260 players due to field space. All games and practices take place on the same day and each player will receive a reversible jersey. To register or for more information, visit cpjrbulldogs.com.

Crown Point Junior Bulldogs Fall 2022 Registration: Registration for the Crown Point Junior Bulldogs’ 70th tackle football season is now open. The league is open to all communities. There will be flag football for players aged 5-6, with the option for 6-year-olds to play tackling football. There will be three tackle leagues: Littles (6-8), Middles (9-10), Bigs (11-13 in seventh grade). Anyone can play with a maximum weight of 250 pounds. There are six games guaranteed with all games and practices on Crown Point Junior Bulldogs grass pitches. All matches are officiated by IHSAA licensed officials. To register or for more information, visit cpjrbulldogs.com.

Ice skating

Midwest Training Center Open Skate Nights: The Midwest Training and Ice Center hosts open skate nights. Open Skate and Open Gym events require pre-registration at Midwest Training Center, 10600 White Oak Ave., Dyer; or register online at www.midwesttrainingandice.com. Skate rental is $4 and this price is separate from admission for non-members. For more information on game dates and times, visit www.midwesttrainingandice.com.

Soft ball

Hidden Lake Adult Softball: Registration for the 2022 summer softball season is now open. The season begins May 16 with a 20-game schedule and a post-season tournament. Cost is $450 per team if paid in full by April 15; $550 by May 6. There is a “pay-at-the-plate” fee of $13 per team, per game. The men’s league plays on Mondays and/or Wednesdays, the mixed league also plays on Wednesdays. For more information, call (219) 769-2111.

Registration begins for the Highland Parks Adult Softball League: The Highland Parks Department is currently registering summer softball teams. The season runs from mid-April/May to August. Teams for double matches as well as single matches are accepted. The Parks Department offers both co-rec leagues and men’s leagues. Fridays will be used for rains and Saturdays, if necessary. HPRD reserves the right to place teams in the appropriate division. The team fee is $650 of which $325 is due at registration. Cash prize awarded. The deadline for registration is March 31. For more information, visit www.highlandparks.org or contact Laurie at (219) 838-0114.

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