BASEBALL

REGISTRATION: The Alexandria Little League is holding registration and tryouts for the 2003 season. The deadline for registration is Feb. 7 for Majors I and II and Feb. 17 for all other leagues. Tryouts for Majors players are Feb. 22 and March 2. Managers, coaches and umpires are also needed. For more information, call 703-739-4444 or see www.alexandriabaseball.com.

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: Fairfax Little League will hold its final registration for the 2003 spring season on Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Players may register at Bonnie Brae Elementary School or Fairfax High School. Fairfax Little League is open to players ages 5-16, and offers a special Challenger program for disabled athletes. For more information, see www.fairfaxll.com.

REGISTRATION: Falls Church Kiwanis Little League is accepting registrations for the spring season for boys and girls ages 5-12. Registration is at the Falls Church Community Center on Jan. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call the league hotline at 703-893-4619.

REGISTRATION: The Herndon Optimist Little League is accepting registrations for the spring 2003 season. The league is open to boys and girls ages 5-12 as of July 31, 2003. Players can register online at www.herndonbaseball.com. Registration forms are also available at the Herndon Community Center. Walk-in registration will be held at the community center on Feb. 1 and 8 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call the league hotline at 703-481-7828.

REGISTRATION: Mason District Little League registration for boys' and girls' baseball, ages 5-14, will be held on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Feb. 16 from 3-6 p.m. The registration will be held at Mason District Government Center, located at 6507 Columbia Road in Annandale. Online registration is available at www.eteamz.com/mdll until Feb. 23. For more information, contact the league at 703-941-4480.

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

REGISTRATION: Pioneer Baseball/Softball League will be accepting registrations for the Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken and softball divisions on Feb. 1, 8 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lee District Park RECenter. For more information, call the league hotline at 703-960-2244 or see www.eteamz.com/PBSL.

REGISTRATION: Vienna Little League is holding its 2003 registration for boys and girls ages 5-12, and for mentally or physically disabled players ages 5-21. Registration and payment for returning players must be done online, at www.eteamz.com/Vienna_Little_League. New players or those with a new address must register in-person at the Vienna Community Center. Dates are Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Jan. 28 from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call the league hotline at 703-573-3339.

UMPIRES: Mason District Little League of Annandale seeks umpires. For more information, contact Ed Parelhoff at 703-941-4480 or esp1@cox.net.

FENCING

LESSONS: The Olde Town Fencing Club of Alexandria is offering lessons at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center at 2701 Commonwealth Ave. Beginner lessons start on Jan. 27 and advanced-beginner courses start on Jan. 29. Both courses run from 8-9 p.m. and last eight weeks. The club supplies masks, jackets and foils; students should bring sneakers and a glove. To pre-register, call the center at 703-519-2160, or show up for the first night of class. For more information, contact club president Wayne Bowman at 703-549-7451 or instructor Joe Hoffman at 703-883-7687.

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.

COACHING CLASSES: Lacrosse coaching classes are forming for new or inexperienced boys' and girls' coaches. Classes will be held on Feb. 1 for boys' coaches and Feb. 15 for girls' coaches. For more information, contact Bud Mayo at 703-323-7609 or crmayo@erols.com.

SOCCER

CLINIC: The FPYC Hotshots will hold their second annual "Kickstart the Season" clinic on March 1 in Fairfax. The clinic, for girls ages 6-13, will feature prizes, professional player appearances and training by the George Mason women's soccer team. Space is limited. To register or for more information, contact Monica Romig at 703-385-5710 or see http://fpychotshots.20m.com.

REGISTRATION: McLean Youth Soccer's spring registration is continuing on www.mcleansoccer.org. Walk-in registration will also be held on Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McLean Community Center. 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.

REGISTRATION: Vienna Youth Soccer will be holding walk-in registration for the spring 2003 season on Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at the Thoreau Middle School cafeteria. The sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The mail-in registration deadline is Feb. 12. First-time registrants must bring a copy of their birth certificates. The league is open to boys and girls born on or before July 31, 1998 through Aug. 31, 1983. For more information, contact the VYS administrator at 703-242-3828 or admin@vys.org.

U-18 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA Patriots, a WAGS Div. 2 team, seek 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, an NCSL Div. 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-15 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon FIRE, an ODSL team, seeks committed strikers and goalkeepers for the spring 2003 season. Tryouts are Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and Feb. 28 at the Sterling Community Center. For more information, contact team manager Donna Paulson at herndonfire@hotmail.com or call 703-689-0858.

U-14 BOYS' TRYOUTS: BRYC Explosion, a Div. 4 boys' team, seeks several strong players for its spring 2003 roster. Team Explosion is coached by Bill Lawler, assistant men's soccer coach at George Mason University. The team practices at Robinson Secondary School or W.T. Woodson High School, both in Fairfax. For more information, contact team manager Jane Quinley at 703-239-1694 or janequinley@cox.net.

U-14 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Vienna Vipers, an NCSL Div. 4 travel team, are looking for players for the spring season. The Vipers are a family-oriented team, led by longtime coach Bill Jeschke. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact John Coffey at 703-242-3828 or john.coffey@cox.net.

U-13 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Explosion, a WAGS team, seeks several players for ongoing tryouts. The team trains year-round. For more information, contact Rick Regensburg at 703-329-1288 or AlexandriaExplosion@worldnet.att.net.

U-13 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: ODSL team in Chantilly area seeks a few field players and a full-time keeper. For more information, contact Rob Rickenbach at 703-961-9621 or rrdk@aol.com.

U-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The under-12 Herndon Renegades, an NCSL Div. 6 team, are holding ongoing tryouts for the spring 2003 season. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact Coach Lucas Cook at 571-274-1255 or ascrfan@yahoo.com.

U-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: Cugini Soccer, a nonprofit Italian-style youth soccer school, is looking for two players to join its U-12 boys' ODSL team. The team trains and plays home games in Reston. For more information, contact Fabio Diletti at 866-792-9433 or info@cuginisoccer.com. Also see www.cuginisoccer.com.

U-12 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: Team America Select, a WAGS Div. 1 team, seeks several players. For more information, contact John Tupy at 703-924-9483, 703-813-4800 or tupsters@aol.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-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Anacondas, a Vienna Youth Soccer travel team and an NCSL 3 team, are looking for a few players for the spring 2003 season. For more information, contact Coach Robert Wozny at 703-716-7445 or robert_wozny@hotmail.com.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Chantilly Clash, an NCSL team, is looking for a few skilled players. The Clash has a professional trainer/coach and a year-round program. For more information, contact Sean Burke at 703-568-4368 or sean.burke@fcps.edu.

U-11 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Arrows, a WAGS team, have openings for serious, experienced players. The Arrows are professionally coached by the Soccer Academy. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact Lisa Leach at 703-578-4416 or lisaleach@comcast.net.

U-10 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Blaze seeks committed players for ongoing tryouts. For more information, contact Coach Tracy Birrell at 703-815-5506. Also see www.eteamz.com/herndonblaze.

U-10 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Hurricanes are currently holding tryouts to fill open roster spots. Licensed coach and professional trainer are offered in a fun atmosphere. For more information, contact Walt Heuer at 703-787-9449 or WHeuer9760@aol.com.

U-9 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Extreme seeks athletic and committed players for ongoing tryouts. For more information, contact Coach Tracy Birrell at 703-815-5506.

SOFTBALL

PLAYERS: The Golden Girls Senior Women's Softball league seeks players ages 40 and over from all metropolitan areas and of all skill levels. Learning league, tournament and Senior Olympic teams available. For more information, contact Bettie Pell at 703-938-1174.

REGISTRATION: Mason District Little League registration for girls' softball, ages 9-12, will be held on Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and on Feb. 16 from 3-6 p.m. The registration will be held at Mason District Government Center, located at 6507 Columbia Road in Annandale. Online registration is available at www.eteamz.com/mdll until Feb. 23. For more information, contact the league at 703-941-4480.

UMPIRES: The Fairfax Softball Umpires Association seeks paid individuals to umpire adult slow pitch softball leagues in Northern Virginia. Flexible schedules available. Training will begin the last week of February. For more

information, contact Kelly Grosskopf at 703-440-8767 or kelly@fsua.org.

16-U TRYOUTS: The NVGSA/Fairfax Dimensions girls' fastpitch team is seeking additional players with previous select-level travel team or high school experience. The team's 2003 summer plans include a full PONY/NSA/USSSA tournament schedule and weeknight games in the Fairfax County Girls Softball League. First base and outfield positions are particularly sought. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact team manager Rich Reager at 703-503-9364, or richreager@msn.com.

16-U TRYOUTS: The Potomac River Outlaws girls' fastpitch team is looking for an experienced pitcher. The team, located in Sterling, is coached by former Maryland pitcher Kelly Shipman. For more information, contact Coach Shipman at 703-327-2162 or s_bronowicz@hotmail.com.

14-U TRYOUTS: The Xplosion, which finished second in the LLGSL/Baseliners Halloween Tournament, is looking for two high-quality players. The players must have been 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.

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.

TRACK AND FIELD

REGISTRATION: McLean Youth Track is accepting registrations for its 2003 spring season for athletes from age 5 to middle school. For registration and program information, see www.myi.org/track, or contact Coach Becky Hartley at Mcleanyouthtrack@yahoo.com or 703-242-2381.

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