PRINCETON: Sports News and Notes

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TRAINING RUNS û
The Princeton Running Company will be holding staff-led evening training runs beginning at the Princeton Running Company, 108 Nassau Street in Princeton.
The runs leave at 6:30 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and at 6:15 p.m. on Thursday and are held weekly rain or shine. There is no cost.
For more information, call 252-9110 or email [email protected]. 
SAFETY CLINIC û
The Princeton Recreation Department will host the Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth) for volunteer youth sports coaches on Wednesday, Sept. 21.
The Clinic will run from 7-10 p.m. in the Main Meeting Room of the Witherspoon Street Municipal Building. Attendees must be present for the entire three hours to complete the certification.
This program meets the “minimum standards for volunteer coaches safety orientation and training skills program (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer coaches under the Little League Law.“
The clinic costs $35/person and advance registration is required. The registration deadline is Sept. 18.
Individuals can register online at: http://register.communitypass.net/princeton. The Rutgers Safety Clinic is located under the Tab “2016 Community Programs”.
For more info, visit www.princetonrecreation.com or call 921-9480. 
BOYS VOLLEYBALL û
Volleyball is one of the most popular girls high school sports, but during the 2014-2015 season, there were only 54,147 boys playing volleyball in high school versus 432,176 girls.
To encourage more boys to learn the sport, Central Jersey Volleyball Academy (CJVA) is holding free clinics for boys entering grades 5-12. The free training, which is being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. through September 8, gives boys the opportunity to learn new skills and prepare for tryouts. The free clinics will be held at RAC Sports, 97 River Road in Flemington.
“Almost all high schools in the United States have girls’ volleyball teams, however, there are fewer opportunities for boys to learn the sport of volleyball,” says Kym Mottern, CJVA Club Director. “We believe every child should be offered to opportunity to play volleyball and we want to encourage more boys to gain knowledge of the game.”
Central Jersey Volleyball Academy, which was founded in 2004, instituted a program for boys in 2013. Last season, CJVA fielded 16 girls teams ages U12 to U18 in Flemington, seven girls team ages U14 to U17 in Summit, and four boys teams ages U15 to U17 in Flemington.
“Even if your son’s public or private high school does not offer a volleyball program, there are academies throughout the region that offer training, youth development, and competitive teams for boys,” says Mottern. “Volleyball is one of the best lifetime sports and we are seeing growth in opportunities for boys on every level, including collegiate teams.”
To sign up for the free boys volleyball clinics, visit CJVA or call (732) 369-3226. 
HOOPS TRYOUT û
Princeton Area Elite, an new girls AAU basketball program, will be an off season league to give girls a chance to practice and play in competitive tournaments a few times before the season starts.
The team will practice on Wednesdays and Fridays after school at Stuart Country Day School and will attend several weekend tournaments in September and October. The team is open to players in grades 6-8. Tryouts are Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Stuart Gym. There is no tryout fee.
The cost is $150 to cover costs of uniforms and tournament fees. Practices are Wednesdays and Fridays from 4-5:30 p.m.
For more information, contact [email protected]. 
PRINCETON PONG û
Princeton Pong will be hosting the 2016 September OPEN Table Tennis Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17. This is a 2-Star USATT-Sanctioned Tournament open to groups of all ages and skill levels. The entry deadline is Sept. 16.
Register now at Princetonpong.com or call 987-8500 for more information. 
MHS FUNDRAISER û
Baseball players from Montgomery High School will offer their services to local residents and businesses for leaf raking and other odd jobs. The proceeds from a donation of $10 per player per hour will be dedicated to improve Montgomery’s baseball facilities.
This program, which is entitled “Leaf the Raking To Us,” is being organized by the Diamond Club, the fundraising booster organization that supports MHS baseball. In recent years, the Club has successfully made many facility improvements including replacement of the backstop, infield dirt, and outfield fence at the varsity field; construction of new batting cages; and repair or older batting cages.
The overall goal is to increase involvement by the players while providing a valuable service to the community. The players will come equipped with rakes. Homeowners need only supply the leaf bags, a smile and, of course, a donation.
Further information and electronic sign up are available at www.mhscougarbaseball.com or by calling (917) 886-6444. 
YOUTH HOCKEY û
Enrollment is open for Tiger Cubs, Princeton Youth Hockey Association’slearn to play hockey program is underway.
Tigers Cubs is designed for players between the ages of four and seven. The sessions are held twice a week, on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. Each session typically lasts for an hour and fifteen minutes.
Tiger Cubs sessions begin on Oct. 2 and end on March 5.
A full calendar is available on the website princetonyouthhockey.org. 
YOUTH LACROSSE û
The Lawrence Lacrosse Club is pleased to announce that registration for their 2016 fall clinics is open. Programs are available for boys and girls Pre-K through 8th grade from Lawrence Township and surrounding communities that do not currently offer a lacrosse program.
The fall clinics are a great opportunity for new players to try lacrosse and for experienced players to improve their skills. Scholarships and loaner equipment are available.
Programs include: Boy’s Clinic for 1st through 8th Graders. Players will be grouped by grade level and will participate in one session per week. The program will run from mid-September through mid-November. U.S. Lacrosse membership is required for this program for insurance purposes. Players must provide their own boy’s lacrosse equipment, although the club does offer loaner equipment on a first come, first serve basis. Registration fee is $55 for the Boy’s Clinic with a $10 early registration discount available until Sept. 10.
Girl’s Clinic for 1st through 8th Graders. Players will participate in one session per week. The program will run from mid-September through early November. U.S. Lacrosse membership is required for this program for insurance purposes. Players must provide their own girl’s lacrosse equipment. Registration fee is $55 for the Girl’s Clinic with a $10 early registration discount available until Sept. 10.
Little Laxers for Boys and Girls in Pre-K through 1st Grade. Little Laxers offers an introduction to the sport in a relaxed and fun environment. Participants will be taught the basics of lacrosse through fun games led by experienced coaches. This program will run from mid-September through late October. The club will provide all necessary equipment. First graders may choose to participate in Little Laxers or the Clinics. Registration fee is $45 for Little Laxers with a $10 early registration discount available until Sept. 10.
Space is limited, so visit our website www.lawrencelacrosse.com to register today.
The Lawrence Lacrosse Club is also in need of volunteers. No lacrosse experience is necessary. We need coaches, team parents and administrative help to support our recently expanded program offerings.
If you would like to volunteer or have questions about registration, please contact us at [email protected]. 