Sports Shorts — Dec. 8, 2017

Volleyball Officials Clinic & Practicum Tournament

If you are interested in being certified or re-certifying as a volleyball official come out to the Officials Clinic & Practium Tournament Jan. 23 to 27. Clinic takes place Jan. 23 to 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, at the Baumholder Education Center, Bldg. 8332. The Practicum Tournament is on Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Baumholder Hall of Champions, Bldg. 8105. Both Clinic & Tournament are open to ID cardholders, ages 18 and older. And no registration fee is required! There is no limit to the number of people who can register for the Clinic, but the Tournament is limited to the first six teams who sign up. So, sign up today! To register, contact Sarah Galon at 544-9547, 0611-143-544-9547 or

Youth soccer

U.S. Youth Soccer KMC District Soccer will offer to experience soccer in the German Football Association (DFB).  They are offering opportunities for boys and girls, 5 to 19 years old, and a men’s team. Players will train with professional and licensed coaches. The 10-month season consists of competitive league play, international camps and tournaments. Matches will not conflict with American holidays. This U.S. Youth Soccer affiliation allows for even more training opportunities, like the Olympic Developmental program. Facilities and fields are in Schwedelbach. For more information, visit or email at

Soccer players needed

The FV Olympia Ramstein Soccer Club is looking for male and female players born in 2003/2004. Practice takes place 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday on the artificial turf pitch at Am Hocht 1 in Ramstein village. For more information contact Stefan Denzer at 0157-56306179, Jaron Dengel at 0160-93530161, or Harry Kauf at 0152-25831196.

Soccer for girls

The Kottweiler-Schwanden Sports Club is looking for girls born in the years 2005 up to 2008 for its youngest girls’ soccer team. The sports club has three girls’ teams and two women’s teams. They are also looking for new players. This is the opportunity to get involved in a German soccer club playing with German and American girls. Coaches are all able to speak English. The practice is 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday. To sign up or for more information, email

Cheer and Tumbling Classes

SKIESUnlimited offers cheer and tumbling classes for youth, ages 6 to 18 years old. Classes help to improve strength, flexibility, jumps and tumbling. Classes are offered on a monthly basis at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Special Events Center, Bldg. 237. Open to all branches of service. For class offerings, times and prices, contact Parent Central Services, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Bldg. 162,
at 541-9066 or 0611-143-541-9066.

“New Year, New You” Challenge

Join Baumholder Sports & Fitness for the 4th Annual “New Year, New You” Fitness, Health and Wellness Challenge! What’s in it for you? Access to expert nutrition and fitness guidance, free fitness classes (including circuit training, HIIT, Spin, Zumba and more), weekly weigh-ins and body composition measurements, weekly support sessions and e-mails to keep you on track, and prizes! Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants; winners will be determined by the percentage of weight lost. Mandatory initial sign-up/weigh-in: Jan. 16, 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. at Mountaineer Fitness Center. Weekly weigh-ins: Every Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. or 5:30 p.m. Cost: $20. For more information, contact Mountaineer Fitness Center, Smith Bks., Bldg. 8220, 485-7418; 06783-6-7418.