Quarterback academy sessions at GCC
The inaugural Steve Clarkson Quarterback Academy will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 29 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 30 at Glendale Community College, 1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale.
The national event is geared to help develop high school quarterbacks and wide receivers the skills for college football and possibly the NFL. Clarkson Academy helped develop Ben Roethlisberger, Matt Leinart, Jimmy Clausen and J.P. Losman.
Additional Steve Clarkson Quarterback Academies in Southern California will be held April 5-6, April 12-13, April 26-27, May 3-4, June 21-22, July 12-13 and July 19-20.
DeBartolo Sports University will also hold a Big Man Academy for offensive and defensive linemen on May 31, June 1 and a Skill Position Academy from June 7-8.
DeBartolo Sports University features a board that includes NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Eddie DeBartolo, former owner of the San Francisco 49ers who led his team to five Super Bowl victories. The board assists in the creation of the developmental curriculum as well as performing as mentors and guest coaches at select academies.
For more information on each academy, visit the organization's website at www.debartolosportsu.com.
CV Soccer Club seeking players
The Crescenta Valley Soccer Club is holding tryouts for several of its boys' teams.
Next year's Under 10, 11, 12 and 13 teams are looking for interested players. Players between 9 and 12 are encouraged to try out.
AYSO preregistration set to take place
Region 88 AYSO will be conducting registration for the upcoming season.
To guarantee a spot on a team in the Fall, go to the Region 88 website www.ayso88.org and follow the instructions to pre-register â€” including printing the completed registration form â€” then bring the printed form to one of the walk-in registrations on April 5 and 19 at Clark Magnet School before paying the $80 per player registration fee.
Region 88 board voted at its recent meeting to hold fees for the 2008 Fall soccer season at the same level for the sixth year in a row. The Early Bird Registration Fee for all divisions (Under 5 through Under 19) will be $80 for those registering through April 19. After April 19, the regular fee of $100 will apply. Registration fees include uniform, pictures, trophy and a yearbook for each player.
Registration fees cover approximately two-thirds of the cost per player, with the other third coming from team sponsors. Team sponsorship fees remain the same for the 2008 season, with three categories of sponsorship ranging from $300-$500 (The basic Under 5 team sponsorships are only $150 because of the reduced size of Under 5 teams).
CVSC seeking players for new season