Eden Prairie Sports Shorts for Sept. 7

Jason Olson
Sports Editor

Indoor triathlon at EPCC
Eden Prairie Community Center will once gain host an indoor triathlon on Sunday, Nov. 5. Participants, 14-years-old or older will swim 1,000 yards or row 2,500 meters in addition to a 10 mile bike ride and three mile run. Members of the EPCC can participate for $20 or $25 for non-members. Register in person at the EPCC or online at edenprairie.org.

Tennis lessons
EP Parks and Rec’s TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) tennis lessons are offered at the EPCC for kids ages 4-12 with three Tuesday sessions available, Sept. 12-Oct. 10, Oct. 17-Nov. 14 or Nov. 21-Dec. 19. Ages 4-7 meet from 4-4:45 p.m. with a cost of $66 per session. Kids ages 8-12 will meet from 4:50-5:50 p.m. with a fee of $78. Equipment is provided. Register at edenprairie.org.

Intro to cricket
Strykers Cricket Club is hosting an EP Parks and Rec program to introduce kids ages 6-13 to cricket at Flying Cloud Field 3 Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Sept. 12-28, with a $55 fee. Tennis balls will be used to explain batting, bowling and catching in addition to strategies for the older kids. All equipment is provided but participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle. Kids ages 6-9 will meet from 5-5:45 p.m. and kids ages 10-13 will meet from 6-6:45 p.m. Register at edenprairie.org.

Boys hoops registration
Registration for Eden Prairie Boys Baskeball Association’s 2017-18 season is open through Sept. 21 at epbba.org for all boys kindergarten-12th grade that live or attend a school in Eden Prairie. All program information can be found at epbba.org.

Volleyball registration
Eden Prairie Volleyball Association is now accepting registration at epvolleyball.com for the upcoming fall programs. Practices and matches are held at Eden Prairie High School Activity Center and are open to all girls kindergarten through eighth grade and participants do not need to be a resident of Eden Prairie to participate. Bring a pair of gym shoes, knee pads “and a willingness to work hard and have fun while learning and playing the sport of volleyball. We supply the rest including a team t-shirt,” the program overview explains. The EP high school team will help with skill training during a few practices in addition to watch a home varsity match after a Thursday practice. An end of the season tournament will follow the final practice of the season. Parent volunteer coaches are needed. Email Fall Program Committee Chair Kurt Potter at [email protected].

Financial Aid
Eden Prairie Boys Basketball Association has established a financial aid program allow boys with more advanced skills the opportunity to play against stronger competition. The EPBBA will offer a scholarship program to cover $200 of the $300 travel fee if a player is a recipient of a free or reduced school lunch. A base fee of $105 or $120 (depending on grade level) will be the responsibility of the family. Info: epbba.org

Non-school days opportunities
Looking for something fun to do Oct. 19-20? How about flag football or skateboarding? Sports Unlimited staff will host a Flag Football camp open to kids 5-12 at Forest Hills Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19-20. Fee is $51. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and snack. Register at edenprairie.org.
3rd Lair Skate Park will host camps at their Golden Valley location (850 Florida Ave.) from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 19-20; Nov. 22, 24; Dec. 26-29. Each daily session is $50 or $160 for Dec. 26-29. Instruction is based on ability level and lessons feature small group instruction. All skill levels are welcome and use of board and helmet are included in the fee.

Editor’s note: please send all Eden Prairie sports releases to sports editor Jason Olson at [email protected]