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Park City Recreation’s popular Start Smart Basketball program is coming. The Start Smart program is designed for children age 3-5 years old. Parents and their child learn the basics of basketball together. The class will cover a variety of skills including passing, shooting, dribbling, running and agility. Start Smart Basketball starts Monday, Oct. 16 and runs through Friday, Oct. 20 at the Park City Racquet Club. To register for Start Smart Basketball, call the Racquet Club at 615-5401 or visit http://www.parkcityrecreation.org .

Speedskating meet

The Park City Speedskating Club will hold their first short track speedskating event at the Park City Ice Arena on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. Admission is free and spectators will be able to watch some of the best short track speedskaters in the West as the members of the New Edge Speedskating Skating team, who are in training in hopes of making the U.S. Short Track Speedskating team and the 2010 Olympic Team in Vancouver, take to the ice. Races for all ability levels will also be held and Olympic legend Eric Heiden will be in attendance passing out medals. For more information, call David Harris at 658-4311.

Bitty basketball

Basin Recreation is currently taking registrations for Bitty Basketball. Children from four years old to second grade will learn the fundamentals, teamwork and fun of basketball. The deadline is Oct. 1 and the league will start the week of Oct.r15. The cost of the program is $55 for the season. Visit http://www.basinrecreation.org or call 655-0999 to sign up or for more information. Space is limited.

Start Smart football

The Start Smart Football program will be offered at the Park City Racquet Club gymnasium in October. In the class, parents and children will learn how to throw a football, catch, kick, punt and run with agility. Start Smart Football is specifically for kids ages 5-7. The class will be held Oct. 23-27 from 4:40-5:30 p.m. To sign up for the program, please contact the Park City Racquet Club at 615-5401 or register online at http://www.parkcityrecreation.org .

The Park City Nordic Ski Team and the National Sports Foundation is hosting an informational meeting for all people interested in youth cross country ski programs at the Miners Hospital, 2nd floor, on Oct. 4 from 7-9 p.m. All athletes, parents and Nordic enthusiasts are welsome to attend. For more information, call 645-7660. Carina Crosby of Park City qualified for 2007 Deaflympics at the national trials held in Telluride. Colo. March 12-18. The final team selection was announced last week. Crosby, who is in the ninthth grade at Treasue Mountain International Middle School, qualified second in the giant slalom. The 16th winter Deaflympics will be held in Park City Feb 1-10, 2007. Crosby is looking forward to competing for the United States in her own backyard. "The hometown crowd will be a tremendous boost for me," she said. Crosby, who has a sister who is deaf, was born severely hard of hearing, but is now profoundly deaf. She received a cochlear implant in 2005 and that has helped her hearing enormously. Anyone interested in helping support the 16th Winter Deaflympics may log onto http://www.2007Deaflympics.com. . register early.UTAH LACROSSE ASSOCIATION NAMES PAUL LARKIN AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Larkin succeeds Soni Taylor as leader of fast-growing statewide sport association SANDY, UTAH January 6, 2006 The Utah Lacrosse Association has named Paul Larkin of Holladay as its new Executive Director. He follows Soni Taylor, who successfully managed the organization through a multi-year period of 20 percent annual growth. Larkin played the sport on the Olympus High School boy’s club team and at Utah State University, where he was president of the men’s Lacrosse team. He has a degree in Business Information Systems, and varied experience in the business world. His technical skills will help the ULA improve its communication and online registration processes, and his organizational abilities will help strengthen the association’s volunteer base. He started on Dec. 27th. Soni Taylor who served as the organization’s first executive director for three years – will stay on for a one-month transition period before leaving to pursue Lacrosse-related business activities. "As the first full-time, paid US Lacrosse chapter executive director in the country, Soni is a true pioneer, well regarded by the national organization in Baltimore," said Michael O’Malley, ULA board president. "In her time with the ULA, she pushed us forward on many fronts, including driving broad-based expansion in our youth leagues and improving the ULA’s financial reserves and service delivery in a period of high growth. We’re looking forward to Paul helping to push our organization further." The Utah Lacrosse Association is a regional chapter of US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport. Lacrosse is a high-speed, high-scoring sport played by male and female Utahns from Kindergarten to post-collegiate age groups. More than 34 boy’s high school teams and 18 girl’s high school teams competed in the spring 2005 season. Lacrosse is considered the fastest-growing team sport in the country. More information is available at http://www.utahlax.org and http://www.uslacrosse.org. ### Contact Michael O’Malley at (801) 652-5578. Beginning Monday, December 12, 2005, KTMP 1340 AM Radio will broadcast live ski reports from Park City Mountain Resort, Deer Valley, and The Canyons. Tune in at 7:45am Monday Friday to hear these reports. KTMP is your hometown classic country radio station located at 260 North Main Street in Heber City. For more information call (435) 657-1340. Bottom of Form

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