USVISA to hold elementary all-star soccer game today

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will hold an elementary boys all-star game today, with the top players from each of the territory’s elementary schools taking part.

The all-star game will be played at the USVISA field at 23-1 Estate Bethlehem on St. Croix, beginning at 11:30 a.m. There is no admission charge for the game, and refreshments will be on sale.

For more information, call 340-719-9707 or email

Dolphin Derby fishing tourney set for Sunday

The Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club’s annual Dolphin Derby is scheduled for Sunday.

The registration fee remains the same — $300 for four rods, with additional rods $50 each.

The tournament will begin with lines in the water at 6 a.m. Sunday, with all boats returning to American Yacht Harbor’s “P” dock by 4 p.m. that day for weigh in.

The awards ceremony will be held Monday at the Virgin Islands Game Fishing Club, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call 340-775-9144 or email

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Beach-to-Beach Power Swim set for May 26

Registration is underway for the 2019 Beach-to-Beach Power Swim, scheduled for May 26 on St. John.

The open-water swim race will be held on three different courses, with all races beginning at Maho Beach at 8 a.m.

The Short Course races will swim a one-mile route from Maho Beach to Cinnamon Beach, the Intermediate Course races will covere a 2.25-mile route from Maho Beach to Trunk Beach, and the Long Course races will have a 3.5-mile route from Maho Beach to Hawksnest Beach.

In each division, swimmers may compete using snorkels, fins and/or exposure suits in a separate “assisted swimmers” category.

Registration will be limited to 350 swimmers, with the signup deadline 11:59 p.m. May 24 or when the limit is reached. Participants can register online at

Participants can also enter in person at the Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park stores at Mongoose Junction and the National Park Visitors Center in Cruz Bay, at Connections in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, at the Caribbean Surf Co. stores in Havensight and Red Hook on St. Thomas, and at SCUBA in Christiansted, St. Croix.

A pre-race meeting will be held at 3 p.m. May 25 in the Pavilion at Trunk Bay, with all rules covered in detail. A short briefing will also be held the day of the race at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, visit, call 340-779-4940 or email

Zero Tolerance league signups underway

Registration for teams wishing to play in the Zero Tolerance summer basketball leagues is underway, with plans to begin play on May 31.

Coaches wishing to enter teams in the 9-12, 13-15 or 16-18 age group leagues should call 340-774-2640 or 340-626-4420 to register both their teams and players.

USVISA recruiting players for U-15 boys team

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association has begun a recruitment drive for players for its under-15 boys national team, which will compete in the CONCACAF Under-15 Championships this summer.

Prospective players must have been born on or after Jan. 1, 2004, must have a valid United States passport, and must attend the weekly training sessions that will be held on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.

Training sessions will be held on St. Croix at the USVISA field at 23-1 Bethlehem in Kingshill on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning at 5 p.m.; and on St. Thomas at the Antilles School field on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 5 p.m.

For more information, call 340-643-5837 or 340-719-9707, or email

USVISA to hold CONCACAF ‘D’ license course

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will play host to a Confederation of North and Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) D-level coaching license course in the near future.

The D-level license is the lowest level coaching license available in CONCACAF, intended for coaches working at the lower levels in soccer, such as with youth programs and school teams.

The CONCACAF course is open to all clubs, physical education teachers and soccer enthusiasts in the territories.

Space for the coaching license course is limited, so register early. The date and location of the course will be announced at a later date.

To register or for more information, call 340-719-9707 or email

USVISA to hold camp for women’s national team

The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will hold its camp for the women’s national team next month on St. Croix.

The camp will be held May 25-26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day at the USVISA complex in Bethlehem.

Players ages 14 and up (and with a valid United States passport) are eligible to take part in the training camp, from which players will be selected to take part in two upcoming CONCACAF tournaments.

Teams are being formed for the USVI’s participation in the CONCACAF Women’s Under-17 Championship, which will be played in August; and the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifiers, set for October and November.

Interested participants in the training camp must call 515-302-1208 and register by today.

Training sessions have been scheduled on both St. Croix and St. Thomas. On St. Croix, the sessions are held Sundays from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Free Will Baptist School field, while on St. Thomas, sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Virgin Islands Montessori School field.

For more information, call 515-302-1208, 682-560-1346 or 340-719-9707, or email