Northwest suburban Neighbor sports

Published: 4/2/2009 12:03 AM

Tryouts and clinics for community sports groups, plus sporting events and tournaments, skate competitions, public appearances by sports stars in the area, autograph signings, sports conventions, etc. Deadline is two weeks before event date.

Adult softball registration: Openings available for men's 16-inch and high school Sunday night 14-inch. Register in person at RexPlex, 420 W. Dempster, Mount Prospect, or call Bob at (847) 640-1000.

April 3

Drop-in volleyball: 6-7:45 p.m. for ages 13-17; 8-10 p.m. for ages 18 and over, Friday, April 3, Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. $4-$6. (847) 891-1266.

Adult Softball registration: Through April 3, Elk Grove Pavilion, 1000 Wellington Ave. Register for the Spring 2009 adult softball leagues: men's 12; men's 16-inch; coed 14-inch; women's 12-inch. Call Mike Wick, (847) 228-3522.

Arlington Heights Youth Athletic Association: Registration for the 2009 Football program will again be available online. Starting April 3 visit and click on the "registration" button. Walk-in registration for football and cheer will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 25; 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 19; and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 9, at Frontier Park, 1929 Kennicott Ave., Arlington Heights.

April 4

Hoffman Estates Redhawks registration: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, Eisenhower Junior High School, 800 W. Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates. Boys and girls ages 5-14 are welcome to register for Redhawks football and cheer. No experience necessary. Call (847) 534-6238.

PAFA Cheer and Flags registration: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, Birchwood Recreation Center, 435 W. Illinois Ave., Palatine. PAFA Cheer for girls in second-eighth grade; PAFA Flag Squad for girls in sixth-eighth grade. Open registration and uniform fitting. (847) 259-4334 or

Miller Time Shoot Out: Saturday, April 4, Fox Run Golf Links, 333 Plum Grove Road, Elk Grove Village. $90 entry fee includes golf, lunch, dinner, prizes, drink specials. The annual shoot out consists of two person teams. Call (847) 228-3544.

April 6

Palatine Ladies 9-Hole Golf League spring meeting: 7 p.m. Monday, April 6, Palatine Hills Golf Course, 512 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine. Tee time is 7:15-8:27 a.m. on Mondays from April 27-Aug. 17. $45. For information, or call Nancy, (847) 577-7204.

April 7

Schaumburg Park District Seniors Golf League signup: 1 p.m. April 7, Community Recreation Center, 505 N. Springinsguth Road, Schaumburg. All seniors age 55 or older are invited to register for this mixed handicap league which plays every Tuesday morning at the Schaumburg Golf Club. $30. Call (847) 490-7026 or

April 10

Drop-in volleyball: 6-7:45 p.m. for ages 13-17; 8-10 p.m. for ages 18 and over, Friday, April 10, Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. $4-$6. (847) 891-1266.

Adult basketball league registration: The Hoffman Estates Park District is accepting registration for its spring/summer adult basketball leagues for ages 8 and over. Registration and the $100 deposit is due by Friday, April 10.

April 11

2009 Easter Celebration Shootout: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, April 11, Lake Barrington Field House, Lake Barrington and Harper College, Palatine. For information, call Northwest Youth Sports Association, (847) 963-9600 or

April 17

Drop-in volleyball: 6-7:45 p.m. for ages 13-17; 8-10 p.m. for ages 18 and over, Friday, April 17, Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. $4-$6. (847) 891-1266.

April 18

Spring Training Day at Drive Performance: Saturday, April 18, Heritage Park, 222 S. Wold Road, Wheeling. Drive Performance certified instructors will train you like a major leaguer. $65-$75. (847) 229-100-, ext. 0 or

April 24

Drop-in volleyball: 6-7:45 p.m. for ages 13-17; 8-10 p.m. for ages 18 and over, Friday, April 24, Sport Center, 1141 W. Irving Park Road, Schaumburg. $4-$6. (847) 891-1266.

May 9

2009 Respect Mom Shootout: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, May 9, Lake Barrington Field House, Lake Barrington and Harper College, Palatine. For information, call Northwest Youth Sports Association, (847) 963-9600 or

June 22

Soccer Camp: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 22-25, Mount Prospect Bible Church. Free soccer camp for grades K-sixth. Register at or call (847) 439-3337. Space is limited.

Men's golf league seeking players: Men's Wednesday Evening Golf League is looking for new players of any age for this low competition group that meets at Arlington Lakes Golf Club. For information, call Don 847 259 7723.

Smiler's Women's Golf League: Thursday mornings from April 30-Sept. 3, Arlington Lake Golf Course, Arlington Heights. New members and subs are being sought. Tee times are from 7:45 -8:07 a.m. All levels. Call Donna, (847) 895-7295.

Elk Grove Senior Men's Golf League: April 28-Sept. 8, Fox Run Golf Links, 333 Plum Grove Road, Elk Grove Village. Substitute players are invited to participate. League plays nine holes. Residents and nonresidents welcome, substitutes are guaranteed to play each week. Call Jim, (847) 439-4768.

St. Alphonsus/St. Emily's Nine Hole Men's Golf League: Golfers's are being sought for play April 3 through Sept. 25 at Old Orchard Country Club, Mount Prospect. Tee times are 3:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays. Format is flighted match play. Alternate nine's weekly. Special events on holiday weekends. For information call Ray, (847) 632-1219, ext 833 or e-mail

Monday Maniacs: A twilight mixed, fun golf league is looking for new golfers to play at Old Orchard Country Club on Monday evenings. The league begins play Friday, April 10, and the season ends Monday, Sept. 14. Tee times start at 4:15 p.m. Weekly play is not mandatory. This is not a couples-only league. For information, call Len (847) 870-7070 or

Tee times at Palatine Hills: Applications for permanent Saturday and Sunday tee time at Palatine Hills Golf Course are available at the golf course, 512 W. Northwest Highway, Palatine, or at the Palatine Park District, on Wood St. Applications must be received by April 1. The drawing for tee times will be held Thursday, April 2, at Cutting Hall, 150 E. Wood St., Palatine. For informaiton, call Dan, (847) 359-4020 or

Palatine Hill Golf Association: The Palatine Hills Golf Association is looking for new members interested in joining a golf organization in the Palatine Park District that offers golf events on Thursday, Saturday and Sundays and special events. Visit for information or leave a message at (847) 202-0825. Apply before April 3.

Country Club Terrace Ladies golf league: The Country Club Terrace Ladies nine-hole golf league is looking for new golfers to play at 9 a.m. on Mondays through September at the Mount Prospect Golf Course. Call Louise at (847) 255-0070 or Gayle, (847) 870-1550.

Twilighters Ladies Golf League: New members are being sought to play nine holes at 4 p.m. Mondays through August 31 at Rob Roy Country Club. Call Kathy, (847) 269-7608.

Mount Prospect Senior Mixed Golf League: Players age 55 and over are being sought for the Mount Prospect Senior Mixed Golf League to play on Wednesdays from May 6 to Sept. 23, at the Mount Prospect Golf Course. Tee times start at 6:32 a.m. $50 includes both luncheons, reserved tee times and prizes. For information, call Dan, (847) 394-3232.

Next Level Basketball Academy: The academy is now forming teams fro boys fourth grade through high school for the spring/summer 2009 season, which runs from March through early July. Call (847) 508-2721 or

Palatine Panthers registration: The Palatine Amateur Football Association, an organized, full-contact, youth travel football program, is accepting registration for its 2009 Season. Registration is open to children ages 8-14. Teams are based on age, weight and experience. For information,

Midwest Bass Busters: Bass fishing club is looking for new members at any experience level. No boat is necessary. Monthly meetings are held at The Where Else Lounge, Higgins Road and Lively Blvd., in Elk Grove Village. The club fishes one weekend a month from April-October. Call Len (847) 870-7070.

Travel basketball: The World Class Basketball Association, a nonprofit that runs travel teams and basketball camps for boys in fifth grade through high school, is currently scheduling evaluations for its 2009 Spring AAU Travel Basketball program, which runs teams out of the Cook and McHenry country areas. Visit or call Dan, (847) 879-6159 or

Summer baseball leagues: The South Barrington Park District is currently accepting registration for summer baseball leagues. The park district offers in-house baseball leagues for children ages 5-10. Leagues will be formed for T-ball, ages 5-6; Coach Pitch, ages 7-8; and Kid Pitch, ages 9-10. Practices begin in mid-April and games will be scheduled starting in May. Games will be played on various weekday evenings at 6 p.m., with Saturday game times to be announced. Sibling discounts and coaching opportunities available. Call, (847) 381-7515 or

2009 Youth baseball/softball registration: The Mount Prospect Park District is now taking late registrations for 2009 youth baseball/softball for boys and girls. Programs include: Wee-Tee Ball; T-ball; Bronco; Pony; girls softball; Colt, high school boys; and Stallions, for the physically challenged. For age brackets, fees and registration information, call (847) 577-7388 or visit

Adult softball: The Mount Prospect Park District has opening for players in its men's 16-inch softball league; 14-inch co-rec softball league; and its high school Sunday night 14-inch softball league. Register for all leagues at RecPlex, 420 W. Dempster, Mount Prospect. Call Bob at (847) 640-1000 or information and fees.

PAFA Cheerleading & Flags registration: PAFA Cheerleading is for girls in grades two-eight; PAFA Flag Squad is for all girls in grades sixth-eight. Games begin in late August, practices are weekly, games are each weekend through mid November. For information, (847) 259-4334.

Alligator Aquatic's Swim Team registration: 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, March 16, St. Viator High School, 1213 E. Oakton St., Arlington Heights. Registration for the 2009 Long Course season open to swimmers ages 5 and up. For information, or call (847) 749-490.

The Athletic Barn: The Athletic Barn is now open to rent for local baseball/softball and basketball teams. Offers 10,000 square feet of gym space, two batting cages, two pitchers mounds and two basketball courts. Hosts team practices and training sessions. Rental space available. Call (847) 290-1330 or e-mail

Kane County Phantoms 17U baseball: The Kane County Phantoms 17U baseball team is seeking a few additional players for the 2009 season. The Phantoms play in local, state and out of state tournaments on weekends after the high school spring season is completed. If you are interested in a tryout or information, call Ernie Colombe at (630) 664-2223 or e0mail

Substitute bowlers needed: The Wednesday Senior Men's Bowling League seeks seniors age 55 and older interested in bowling as a substitute when regular teams are missing bowlers. The league bowls at 12:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Elk Grove Bowl, Higgins and Arlington Heights roads. Cost is minimal. League luncheon and prize awards at the end of the season. Call Bill Piscitello, (847) 439-4386 or e-mail

SAA Travel Baseball: The 13U Schaumburg Flyers Blue is looking for several "A" level baseball players to complete its roster. Residency not required. Call Bill Grzelak for tryout information. (847) 584-4556.