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Girls' sports clinics scheduled at UCR

Girls' sports clinics scheduled at UCR

(January 4, 2001)

Girls ages 10 through 16 are invited to participate in a series of Saturday morning clinics on softball, volleyball, tennis and soccer, part of the 2000-2001 National Youth Sports Program at the University of California, Riverside.

A softball clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 6, at the UCR Softball Field. Later this month, volleyball clinics will be held on Saturday, Jan. 20, and Saturday, Jan. 27. Tennis clinics are scheduled for Saturday, May 5, and Saturday, May 12. Two additional clinics, focusing on soccer, are yet to be scheduled.

The clinics - a college preparatory outreach program of UCR African Student Programs - are made possible by a $5,275 grant from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)/National Youth Sports Program. UCR is one of 25 colleges and universities across the nation to receive the National Youth Sports Program-Girls Sports Clinics program awards.

In addition to learning fundamentals of the sports, girls attending the clinics will participate in sessions on exercise and healthy lifestyles, leadership skills and goal setting, among other topics. Lunch, transportation and accident/medical insurance coverage will be provided.

The girl sports clinics are designed to expose girls to sports and educational opportunities at UCR, according to E.M. Abdulmumin, director of UCR African Student Programs and the project administrator.

The clinics are presented by African Student Programs and UCR Intercollegiate Athletics. For information and to register, call the UCR African Student Programs office at (909) 787-4576. For the Jan. 6 clinic, girls can also register that morning.

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