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Ralph "Froggy" Johnson Basketball Tournament

ST. THOMAS - Rosters are now available for the sixth annual Ralph "Froggy" Johnson 19 and Under Double Elimination Basketball Tournament, which is will take place at 5:30 p.m. each day from Dec. 20 to Dec. 22 at Alvin McBean Complex. The tournament is sponsored by the V.I. Sports, Parks and Recreation Department. The first six teams to enter will be eligible. There is a $10 entrance fee per player.

To pick up a roster, or for more information, call Albelto Roberts at 777-3373.

Succotash Splash 'n Drumstick Dash

ST. CROIX - The Virgin Islands Triathlon Federation will host the Succotash Splash 'n Drumstick Dash at 8 a.m. on Sunday at Chenay Bay Resort.

This swim/run event is open to kids of all abilities, ages 5 through 15. The distances of each leg of the race differ for each of the four age groups, which include ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-11, 12-15. The swim will take place in a shallow, point-to-point course, and the run portion will stay within the grounds of the resort.

Registration will open at 7 a.m. and close at 7:45 a.m. T-shirts and refreshments will be available for all participants. Shoes and parent's signatures are required. For more information, call 513-2707.

Small Fry basketball tryouts

ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Jaguars Small Fry Basketball team will host tryouts for the 2012-2013 season each Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Boschulte Middle School gym.

The Jaguars compete in the International Small Fry Tournament at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. Last year, the Jaguars placed second in pool play at the competition. This year, the team also plans to travel to Puerto Rico for games, as well as hosting a tournament on St. Thomas in March.

Small Fry basketball is for boys ages 12 and under and no taller than 5-foot-1.Interested players, parents and guardians can email questions to caribbeanrosevi@gmail.com.

Basketball clinics

ST. CROIX - The Sports, Parks and Recreation Department will conduct after-school basketball clinics at Rudy Krigger Ballpark in Sion Farm every Wednesday through Dec. 19.

The clinics are geared toward teaching youths the fundamentals of basketball and are for children ages 7 through 12. Free registration is from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Krigger Ballpark. For more information, call Carita Stevens at 773-0160.

Yacht club race, fundraiser

ST. THOMAS - The St. Thomas Yacht Club is hosting a race and pig roast on Dec. 15 to benefit the club's youth sailing program.

The $40 entrance fee includes two tickets per boat for the pig roast following the race. Sailors of all ages are welcome, and the race is open to IC-24s, Racers, Cruising boats and any boat 24 feet or longer.

Trophies and gift certificates will be presented to the top three boats. The race will start 8:55 a.m., but skippers will meet at 8 a.m. The event is sponsored by Scotiabank and Budget Marine.

For more information, contact the club at 775-6320.

Rugby practice

ST. THOMAS - The USVI Rugby Football Union practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays every week from 6-8 p.m. at Charlotte Amalie High School. Veterans, novices and first-time players are all welcome to participate.

The group is training for upcoming scrimmages with the BVI and other down-island teams.

Junior tennis program

ST. CROIX - Tennis pros Don deWilde and Kristopher Elien is running an after-school junior tennis program through Christmas at the Buccaneer Hotel for players between the ages of 5 to 18. For more information, or to ask about times, costs or registration, call 718-3036.

Beach wrestling

ST. THOMAS - The V.I. Wrestling Federation invites the public to beach wrestling at Brewers Bay beach on the first and third Sunday of every month at 3 p.m. For more information, call Shamsie at 690-8632.

Youth tennis program

ST. THOMAS - The USTA Quick Start 10-and-under Youth Tennis Program will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Doris E. Hodge Tennis Courts in Sub Base.

The program is open to children between the ages of 5-10. Space is limited and registration is $75 per child. For more information, call Sharon Flamon at 626-3663.

Soccer clinics

The USVI Soccer Association is conducting free soccer clinics on St. Croix and St. Thomas that are open to boys and girls ages 5-13. The clinics take place from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Good Hope School and Educational Complex on St. Croix and at the University of the Virgin Islands soccer field on St. Thomas.

Players are encouraged to bring shin guards, cleats and water. Balls and nets will be provided. For more information, call 719-9707 or 513-8733, or email usvisoccer@vipowernet.net.

Taekwondo classes

ST. JOHN - There will be taekwondo classes at St. Ursula's Anglican Church Multipurpose Center from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students ages six to adult are welcome.

Free tennis instruction

ST. JOHN - The first 10-and-under Tennis Play Day was held in September at the Cruz Bay tennis courts and because of the event's success, free tennis instruction will now be offered Fridays from 3-6 p.m. and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call Pat Harley at 776-6643.

USTA 10-and-under Youth Tennis Program

ST. THOMAS - The USTA Quick Start 10-and-under Youth Tennis Program will be held Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Doris E. Hodge Tennis Courts in Sub Base. The program is open to children between the ages of 5-10. Space is limited and registration is $75 per child. For more information, call Sharon Flamon at 626-3663.

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