Lakewood OH

Sports Chatter (9-26-12)

The Westlake Recreation Department announces its fall sports programs

Westlake Recreation is currently registering boys and girls in grades 1-6 for the Youth Basketball League. This program is open to any child who lives in Westlake, goes to school in the city or is a current member of the Westlake Recreation Center. The programs are designed to instruct youngsters in the fundamentals of the game of basketball. Volunteer coaches are needed for all divisions. The registration deadline is Nov. 2. Practices start Dec. 3 and games will be played on Saturdays, Jan. 12 through March 9. For more information, visit or call 440-808-5700, ext. 3426.

Hoopin’ It Up, for boys and girls grades K-6, will be held Sundays, Oct. 14 to Nov. 4 (no class Oct. 7). Getting ready for your season? Just want to learn more about the game? Either way, these preseason workouts will help you develop the skills to take your game to the next level. Each session will focus on the fundamentals of the game, building as the weeks go along to prepare players for game competition. Ball handling, passing, shooting footwork and defense will be the primary skills taught by coaches Jeff and Brianne Huber. Each player will be given drills to work on at the conclusion of the workouts so that their improvement will continue. Grades K-3 are from 12-12:45 p.m. and grades 4-6 are from 12:45-1:30 p.m. Fees: $75 for members and $85 for nonmembers. For more information, call 440-808-5700, ext. 3428, or visit the website at

Rocky River City Schools is seeking high school varsity softball head and assistant coaches, head boys and girls freshman basketball coaches, a head middle school wrestling coach and assistant varsity boys and girls lacrosse coaches. These positions are for the 2012-13 school year. Applicants should have certifications in SRFA, CPR, NFHS and Fundamentals of Coaching. Please send letter of interest and resume to Mark Wagner, Athletic Director, c/o Rocky River High School, 20951 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116, or e-mail at

Westlake High School is seeking two boys assistant basketball coaches and a boys assistant swimming coach. Any interested coach should e-mail a cover letter, resume and reference list to Tony Cipollone, director of athletics, at and/or apply online at No phone calls.

Lakewood High School is accepting applications for a head varsity softball coach. Interested applicants should e-mail resume to Bob Thayer at or mail to 14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107.

St. Joseph Academy is searching for a new head swimming coach. Interested parties should send information to athletic director Jennie Amodio at or call 216-251-5495.



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