3-D Family Archery Shoot Is Sept. 24

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Participants of all ages can compete in a 28-target, 3-D archery tournament hosted by the Tonto Rim Sports Club in partnership with the Payson Parks and Recreation Department. Registration forms are available online at www.paysonrimcountry.com 

Registration: through Sept. 24

Date: 7 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24

Ages: All

Place: Jim Jones Shooting Range

Fee: Adults 18 and older, $20; Youth 14 to 17, $15; Family, $30; Under 14, free

Mike Barr Memorial Co-ed Softball Tournament

This memorial tournament is open to all co-ed slow-pitch teams that wish to participate. There is a three-game guarantee. 

Register: through Sept. 23

Games: Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2

Ages: 16 and older

Place: Rumsey Park

Fee: $300 non-ASA registered/$275 ASA registered teams

Youth Sports

Fall Break Basketball Camp — Learn the fundamentals from coach Bill Farrell, a retired Paradise Valley basketball coach; Arizona Boys Basketball Coach of the Year in 1995 and 1997; and assistant director at John McLeod’s Suns Basketball Camp and the Cotton Fitzsimmons Camp. He has also coached several state championship teams; earned regional coach of the year honors; and coached three high school All-Americans and a state player of the year.

Registration deadline: Oct. 3, at parks and rec office or online at www.paysonparks.com

Dates: Monday through Thursday, Oct. 3 to Oct. 6

Times: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wilson Dome, Payson High School

Ages: Students in the third through ninth grade

Cost: $35 (includes free camp shirt)

All current and potential parks and rec coaches are welcome to attend.

Start Smart Basketball 

Start your child early with basketball — Start Smart Basketball will be held on Saturdays for one month. The clinic is designed for young children to become familiar with and begin to learn the sport of basketball.

Registration: Oct. 4 through Oct. 20

Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 and Dec. 3

Ages: 3 years to Kindergarten

Place: Julia Randall Elementary gymnasium Fee: $20

Biddy Basketball 

Prepare your child for youth basketball — Biddy Basketball will be held on Saturdays for a month. The clinic is designed for young children to begin to learn the sport of basketball.

Registration: Oct. 4 through Oct. 20 Dates: Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and Nov. 19 and Dec. 3 Ages: Grades 1 and 2 Place: Julia Randall Elementary gymnasium Fee: $20

Youth Basketball 

Join the league. Each child will take home a team shirt. Those who register after the deadline for their age group will be placed on teams only if space permits.  The youth basketball camp by Arizona Basketball Hall of Fame coach Bill Farrell will be held prior to the start of the season (see page 8A for more information).

Registration: through Oct. 11 Dates: Oct. 29 through Dec. 3 Ages: Grades 7 and 8 Place: RCMS gym Fee: $30 

Outdoor Recreation

The town’s After-School Archery Program is offered in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. This four-week program will meet twice a week. Classes will be taught by certified archery instructors.  

Registration: through Oct. 11 Dates: from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 18 through Nov. 10 Age: Grade 4 through Grade 12 Place: Payson Elementary School Fee: $35

Adult Sports 

Adult Co-Ed Volleyball — Competitive and recreation divisions will be offered with a six-team minimum to split the league into two divisions. Team entry includes league play and an end-of-season double elimination tournament.

Registration: through Oct. 14 Dates: Oct. 24 through Dec. 8. Age: 16 and older- Place: RCMS Gym Fee: $185

Women’s Volleyball

Competitive and recreation divisions will be offered, with a six-team minimum for both divisions. Team entry includes league play and an end-of-season double-elimination tournament.

Register: Oct. 24 through Dec. 5 Dates: Dec. 12 through Jan. 28 ? Age: 16 and older Place: RCMS Gym Fee: $185

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