BASEBALL

REGISTRATION: The Arlington Babe Ruth Cal Ripken Division is accepting registrations for the spring season for players ages 4-12 residing in Arlington, Falls Church City, Alexandria City and McLean. Play begins in early March. For more information, contact Tom Lubnow at 703-354-1135, email arlbaberuth@yahoo.com or see www.eteamz.com/arlingtonbaberuth.

REGISTRATION: McLean Little League, for boys ages 5-12 and girls ages 5-16, will hold registration for the 2003 season at the McLean Little League Complex board room on 1836 Westmoreland Street. Registration is on Jan. 7 and 16 from 7-9:30 p.m., and on Jan. 11 and 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. New registrants must have original proof of age and proof of residence. For more information, contact Wayne Loving at 703-821-2160.

REGISTRATION: West Springfield Little League will hold its registration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 4, 11 and 18. Registration will be at Washington Irving Middle School, 8100 Old Keene Mill Road, in Springfield. The league is open to boys and girls ages 5-12. The season runs from April to early June. For more information, call the league hotline at 703-912-WSLL or see www.wsllbaseball.org.

COACHING

WORKSHOP: The Coaches Training Institute will be holding a free introductory workshop at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel on Jan. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. For more information, call 800-691-6008 or see www.thecoaches.com.

HOCKEY

PLAYERS: The Alexandria street hockey league seeks players for a competitive league to play on Sunday nights and in local tournaments. For more information, contact Wayne Barrett at 703-922-0546.

INLINE TRYOUTS: The Potomac Mavericks, the travel program representing Potomac Inline Hockey, will hold their annual tryouts Jan. 6-9. The tryouts will be at Planet Splash and Play in Chantilly, off Route 28 near the Dulles Expo Center. The tryouts, for players in four age divisions (U-8, U-10, U-12 and U-14), will continue through the end of January. For more information, contact travel coordinator Karen Lensing at 703-758-2661 or dklensing@att.net. Also see www.potomachockey.com

LACROSSE

COACHES WANTED: Boys' and girls' lacrosse coaches wanted for Vienna Youth Incorporated spring season. Coaching experience helpful, but not required. Call Chris Ward at 703-787-9212 for boys' teams or Kay Reupert at 703-281-6790 for girls' teams. Also see www.viennalacrosse.org.

SOCCER

REGISTRATION: McLean Youth Soccer's spring registration is continuing on www.mcleansoccer.org. Walk-in registration will also be held on Jan. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Churchill Road Elementary School in McLean. New players must bring a copy of a passport or birth certificate. The league is open to boys and girls from kindergarten through 12th grade. The season runs from March 24 through June 8. For more information, contact Eileen Hopkins at 703-506-8068 or SoccerMcL@aol.com.

TRYOUTS: Cugini Soccer, an Italian soccer club and school that trains in Reston, is conducting tryouts for its third annual "Soccer in Italy" program scheduled for June, 2003. Cugini is affiliated with Italian club AC Perugia. Girls and boys born from 1989-1993 are eligible. For more information, contact Fabio Diletti at 866-792-9433 or info@cuginisoccer.com. Also see www.cuginisoccer.com.

U-18 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA Patriots, a Washington Area Girls Soccer League Division 2 team, seeks two field players. The Patriots are based in the Alexandria-Mount Vernon area. For more information, contact Coach Mike Rodgers at 703-922-7999 or patriotmlr@aol.com.

U-17 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The McLean Sting, a National Capital Soccer League Division 1 team, seeks players. Reservations required for tryout appearances during the team's winter session. For more information, contact team manager Gail Clements at 703-534-3965 or balding007@aol.com.

U-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The under-12 Herndon Renegades, a National Capital Soccer League Division 6 team, are holding ongoing tryouts for the 2003 season. For more information, contact Lucas Cook at 703-430-7115 or ascrfan@yahoo.com.

U-12 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Chantilly Flames, an under-12 girls' team, seeks players for ongoing tryouts for the spring season. For more information, contact Carlos Montenegro at 703-620-5800 or see www.chantillyflames.com.

U-10 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Blaze, an Old Dominion Soccer League team, seeks committed players for ongoing tryouts. The team offers indoor speed and agility training and an experienced coach. For more information, contact Mary Colas at 703-620-1501 or MaryEColas@aol.com. Also see www.eteamz.com/herndonblaze.

SOFTBALL

14-U TRYOUTS: The Xplosion, which finished second in the LLGSL/Baselines Halloween Tournament, is looking for two high-quality players. The players must be 14 or under on Jan. 1, 2003. For more information, contact team manager Robin McKee at 703-266-4777 or rmckee@csc.com.

14-U TRYOUTS: The Fairfax Firebirds girls' fastpitch team is looking to add an impact player to their 2003 tournament team. For more information, contact Doug DeVault at 703-239-9344 or devaultd@yahoo.com, or Craig Anderson at 703-758-9193 or canderson7@cox.net.

14-U TRYOUTS: The Firestorm, a Northern Virginia 14-and-under fastpitch select girls' team, seeks an experienced pitcher and an additional position player for the spring and summer 2003 seasons. The Firestorm will only play games locally (no overnight travel). For more information, contact Coach Gary Seigel at 703-255-0387 or seigel@cox.net.

12-U TRYOUTS: The Vienna-based Shamrocks, a nationally competitive Amateur Softball Association team and the 2002 PONY national champions, are looking for two talented players to add to their current 10-player roster for the spring and summer 2003 season. For more information, contact manager John Clohan at 703-779-7845 or see www.shamrocksoftball.org.

12-U TRYOUTS: The 12-and-under Vienna Stars will be conducting tryouts throughout the winter for the spring and summer 2003 roster. Workouts will be Monday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 p.m. beginning in January. The team will be coached by George Mason assistant head coach Erica Ayers. For more information, contact her at 703-993-3813 or see www.viennastars.com.

12-U TRYOUTS: The 12-and-under Xplosion travel team will hold tryouts on Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Ed Morton at 703-266-9295.

SWIMMING

COACH WANTED: The Lakeview Marlins, an established Northern Virginia Swim League team, seek a head coach for the 2003 season. For more information, contact team representative Herb Root at 703-503-5285 or hroot@att.net.

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