Sports Shorts – Dec. 11, 2015

New Year’s Eve run

The Kottweiler-Schwanden sports association will sponsor its 43th annual New Year’s Eve run starting at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at Sulzbachhalle community hall in Kottweiler-Schwanden. The run is 10 km long and leads through the communities of Kottweiler-Schwanden, Steinwenden, Ramstein and Miesenbach. An award ceremony and entertainment program will follow the run. For details and to register, visit

5K Run into Fitness and Fitness Fest

Kick off the new year with this unique fitness opportunity. The 5K Run into Fitness will take place at 9:15 a.m. Jan. 9 at the Sembach Fitness Center, Bldg. 105. Registration will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. on the day of the event. The registration fee is $5. The first 150 people to register will receive a free t-shirt. After the run, Fitness Fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include: yoga, Zumba, muscle conditioning, POUND and spin. Food, drinks and prizes will be available. Registration is free. Register for the Fitness Fest on the day of the event between 10 and 11 a.m. or in advance at the Sembach Fitness Center. The first 60 people to register for the Fitness Fest will receive a free t-shirt. For more information, visit

YogaFit training

Are you interested in becoming a certified yoga instructor or furthering your YogaFit certification? YogaFit will host three different training courses at the Sembach Fitness Center in January: Level 1, Jan. 15 to 16; Level 2, Jan. 17 to 18; Yoga Therapy, Jan. 21 to 24. Level 1 and Level 2 cost: early bird sign-up, $399; regular sign-up, $429; late sign-up, $459. Yoga Therapy cost: early bird sign-up, $700; regular sign-up, $750; late sign-up, $800. The deadline for early bird sign-up is one month prior to the scheduled training. Save an additional $50 per class when you enter the code “WARRIOR14” during online checkout. For more information and to register, contact

3-on-3 basketball tournament

Gather a team and sign up today to play some competitive 3-on-3 basketball. The U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament will be held on Jan. 23 at Kleber Fitness Center, Bldg. 3235. Games begin at 10 a.m. Open to military ID cardholders, ages 18 and older. Cost: $7 per team; teams are limited to 4 players maximum. Space is limited to the first 18 teams to register. For more information or to register, contact the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Fitness Center at 493-2087 or 0631-3406-2087.

Volleyball clinic and tournament

Are you interested in becoming a certified volleyball official? Installation Management Command Europe will host a free officials’ clinic from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 to 29 at the chapel on Sembach Kaserne, Bldg. 118. Participants will learn the rules and regulations of volleyball, the step-by-step processes of the game and the skills needed to become an official. Open to ID cardholders, ages 18 and older. Registration required. To register for the free clinic, contact Mr. Tony Lee by phone at 475-7576 or 09641-83-7576 or via email at Following the clinic, a practicum tournament will be held at 9 a.m. Jan. 30 Sembach Fitness Center, Bldg. 105. This free tournament is open to the first six teams to sign up. Sign-up begins at 8 a.m. the morning of the tournament.