Bedford Sports Talk

SOCCER

BSL signups underway

The Bedford Soccer League, in conjunction with NHPSA is entering its 34th year of providing recreational soccer to the youth soccer population of Bedford. Fall 2012 recreation league signups are open and for more information, or to register, visit www.nhpsa.net. Registration will close Aug. 10.

As of Jan. 1, 2012, the non-profit BSL has partnered with NHPSA, a Bedford-based, full time soccer coaching organization, to continue the tradition of providing a first-class soccer experience for players, parents, coaches and volunteers. As has held true for the previous 33 seasons, the BSL will feature Bedford parents as coaches, divisional coordinators and volunteers. Eight of the nine non-paid, volunteer BSL board members (all Bedford residents) will also be returning. All practices and games as per previous years will be held on Bedford fields. Programs for all ages and abilities are available, and multi-sport athletes are welcome.

The partnering of BSL and NHPSA will give new exciting additional benefits for all players and coaches. These include ongoing coaching education for all volunteer coaches, a detailed age appropriate soccer curriculum to aid parent coaches, which will better develop the technical skills of our young players. These exciting new benefits will allow for the better development of our players in a fun and safe soccer environment. NHPSA will also provide full time back office support from their office in Bedford to oversee and manage the recreational soccer program. The full time professional coaching staff will be available to guest coach at practices throughout the fall season.

The cost is $65 for pre-k/kindergarten/high school, and $95 for first-eighth grade. For more information please visit www.nhpsa.net, e-mail Recreational Program Liaison, Mark Beaumont, at mbeaumont@nhpsa.net, or call 603-641-9787.

Bulldogs holding camp

Bedford High School boys soccer coach Stuart Pepper will host two soccer camps this summer at the high school stadium.

The Bulldog Camp will be July 30-Aug. 3 and will be for middle and high school boys and girls who intend to try out for their respective teams. Skills, fitness and tactical sessions will be given to prepare players for the tryouts. For more information, or to register, go to bulldogsoccer.zoomshare.com.

CHEERLEADING

Bedford High
cheer camp signups

The second annual Got Spirit? Bedford High School Varsity Cheer Camp is open to all cheerleaders from grade 3-12. The camp takes place from July 31 to Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for grades 9-12 and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for grades 3-8 at Bedford High School. For details and a printable registration form visit sites.google.com/site/bedfordbulldogcheer/.

HIGH SCHOOL

Coaches wanted

Hollis Brookline High school is accepting applications for the following coaching positions: varsity ice hockey, freshmen boys soccer and freshmen boys football. If interested, please mail, or e-mail, a letter of interest and a resume to Rhon Rupp at rhon.rupp@sau41.org or 24 Cavalier Court, Hollis, NH 03049.

Bedford High School is seeking qualified and committed coaches for the Fall 2012 season, for the following position: junior varsity field hockey. If interested, contact William L. Whitmore, Director of Athletics, at 603-310-9010, or e-mail at whitmoreb@sau25.net. Please include cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation.

Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua has vacancies for the following positions: boys varsity soccer and girls varsity soccer. Anyone interested should send a letter of interest and resume to Steve Duprat, Assistant Athletic Director at Bishop Guertin High School, 194 Lund Rd. Nashua, NH 03060, or by e-mail at Duprat@bghs.org.