V.I. Track Championships today on St. Thomas
The Carl Plaskett-Virgin Islands National Track and Field Championships will be held today at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s track facility on St. Thomas.
The daylong meet will include track and field events for male and female athletes in all age groups. It will serve as a qualifier for a number of upcoming regional and international competitions, including the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru; IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar; North America, Central America and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-18 and Under-23 Championships in Queretaro, Mexico; Pan Am Under-20 Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica; and NACAC Age-Group Championships in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Ride to the Rings cycling race Sunday on St. Croix
Entries are still be accepted for the Ride to the Rings cycling road race, scheduled for Sunday morning on St. Croix.
The road race will begin at 7 a.m. at Cramer Park in Cottongarden on the northeast end of St. Croix, with the route finishing at the top of Point Udall.
Events will be held over three distances — 15 miles, 29 miles and 45 miles — with the fastest cyclists in each division earning cash prizes. Competitors must wear shoes and helmets.
Registration is free, and includes a special commemorative t-shirt for each entrant. For more information, call 340-513-2707.
VIOC Golf Tournament set for Sunday at Carambola
Registration is open for the Virgin Islands Olympic Committee’s annual golf tournament, scheduled for Sunday at the Carambola Golf Course on St. Croix.
The four-player “scramble” format tournament will tee off at 9 a.m. The entry fee is $125 per player, or $500 for a four-player team.
To register, call 340-778-5638. For more information, call 340-719-8462 or email email@example.com.
VIOC to hold good governance workshops
The Virgin Islands Olympic Committee will hold a workshop on “Good Governance in Sports” on both St. Croix and St. Thomas in mid-June.
The workshops are scheduled for Tuesday at the University of the Virgin Islands’ ACC conference room on the St. Thomas campus, and Thursday in Great Hall on UVI’s St. Croix campus.
Both workshops will be conducted by Keith Joseph, secretary general of the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees and recognized by the International Olympic Committee as an expert in good governance.
To register or for more information, call 340-719-8462 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USVISA to hold goalkeeping clinics on St. Thomas
The U.S. Virgin Islands Soccer Association will hold a clinic for goalkeepers next week on St. Thomas.
The clinic will be held Friday, June 15 beginning at 10 a.m. at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School field.
It will be conducted by Hugh Nicolas, a FIFA-certified goalkeeper coach, and is part of the USVISA’s Player Development Initiative.
For more information, call 340-718-9707 or email email@example.com.
Registration deadline nears for Emerald Gems camps
The registration deadline is closing fast for the Emerald Gems Foundation’s fifth annual U.S.V.I. Youth Basketball Camps, which will be held in early August on St. Thomas.
The camps will be held at Ivanna Eudora Kean High School’s Digna Wheatley Gymnasium in two two-day sessions — for boys and girls ages 8-13 on Aug. 6-7, and ages 14-17 on Aug. 8-9.
Each day’s session runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and lunch is included.
Registration for the free camps is Tuesday, with the camp size limited to 50 participants per session.
USVISA recruiting players for U-15 boys national 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.
For more information, call 340-643-5837, or 340-719-9707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USVISA to hold CONCACAF ‘D’ coaches 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 August on St. Croix.
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.
Space for the coaching license course is limited, so register early. The exact date and location of the course has yet to be determined, but will be announced at a later date.
To register or for more information, call 340-719-9707 or email email@example.com.
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