FOOTBALL

UNLIMITED YOUTH FOOTBALL: Northern Virginia Unlimited Youth Football is holding registration for its 2004 Fall Season (practice begins Aug. 2). Players must be in sixth to eighth grade, be ages 11-14 by Sept. 4 and weigh more than 140 pounds. There is not a weight limit. The league is endorsed by the Northern Virginia High School Football Coaches Association and has five teams in Fairfax County that will be part of the Western Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Unlimited and play an eight to 10 game schedule. For registration information call 703-690-0179 or go to www.novafootball.com.

SOCCER

U-15 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LRSC Lightning, which went 11-3-2 in the spring, is holding ongoing tryouts in the Fairfax/Annandale area. The team is looking for players born after July 31, 1989. For more information, e-mail jwall@crosslink.net or call (703) 969-0172.

U-14 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Magic, a WAGS Division 4 team, is looking for two to four players to add to its Fall 2004 roster. Girls must be born after Aug. 1, 1990. Coaches are Joe Easton and Cici Peterson, both of whom played soccer in college and have years of coaching experience. Tryouts will be held at Chinquapin Park, next to T.C. Williams. For more information, or to come to a tryout, contact Larry Postol at (703) 587-5385 or Lpostol@seyfarth.com.

U-14 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The BRYC Hotshots, a U-14 WAGS Division 2 team that is moving to Division 1 in the fall, is looking to add current U-13 and U-14 players ready to play in the Region 1 Summer League as well as during the regular WAGS season. There are opportunities for field players and goalkeepers. Open tryouts are ongoing, and there are opportunities to guest play at tournaments. For more information, e-mail SoccerN10smom@cox.net. You can also contact Coach Bob Childs at (703) 644-1160 or childs@ndu.edu.

U-14 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The FPYC Hotshots, an ODSL travel team, are looking for additional players at all positions. On-going tryouts will be held on Wednesdays in August from 6-7 p.m. at Providence Park in Fairfax City. Please contact coach John DeOrnellas for more information at jdeorn1@msn.com or (703) 352-5601.

U-13 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Reston Cobras are looking for players born on or after Aug. 1, 1991 who are interested in playing in ODSL's first or second division this fall. The Cobras are professionally trained with an emphasis on player development. For more information contact Stuart at (703) 255-0776 or slending@cox.net, or contact Paul at (703) 407-5849 or pzaluk@aol.com.

U-13 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Arlington Elite, of the ODSL Division 3, is looking for three players to join its Fall 2004 roster. Tryouts will be held Saturday from 4-5:30 p.m. at Williamsburg Middle School in Arlington (Field No. 3). For more information, e-mail arlingtonelite@comcast.net.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Extreme, an NCSL team, is holding ongoing tryouts for the Fall 2004 season. The team is coached by Tracy Birrell, the coach of the Chantilly High girls' varsity team. For more information or to arrange a tryout, contact Coach Birrell at (703) 815-5506 or tracy.birrell@fcps.edu or Manager Patrice Gallelli at (703) 444-2739 or pgallelli@msn.com. You can find out tryout dates, times and locations by calling the team hotline: (703) 453-8091.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The VISTA Blackwatch seeks one or two players for the Fall 2004 NCSL Season (players born after Aug. 1, 1993). The team is competitive, professionally coached and has access to a private practice field. To attend camp beginning July 31, contact Marino Marcich at (703) 912-3072 or mmarcich@yahoo.com.

SOCCER ACADEMY: The Old Dominion Soccer Academy is holding half-day soccer camps Aug. 9-13 at Fairfax Christian School in Great Falls and Aug. 23-27 at Wolf Trails Park in Vienna. For more information, call (703) 869-1419.

SOFTBALL

14-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The Xplosion Red Fastptich team will hold tryouts for the 2004-05 season at Centreville High on Aug 14 and 22 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Rich Ferrick at (703) 631-2543 or Ed Morton at (703) 266-9295 or BMorton@ansonindustries.com.

BRYC STINGRAYS: The 10-and-under BRYC Stingrays are holding tryouts Aug. 3 and 4 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Canterbury Woods Elementary School's field No. 3. The 18-and-under Stingrays are holding tryouts Aug. 14 and 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Rutherford Park field No. 2. For more information, visit www.brycsoftball.org or contact Jim Pendergast at (703) 569-1466 or BRYCSoftballJim@aol.com.

SHAMROCK TRYOUTS: The 14-and-under and 12-and-under Shamrocks will hold tryouts on Aug. 21 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christian Fellowship Church Field in Ashburn. For more information and directions, please visit www.shamrocksoftball.org.

VIENNA STARS TRYOUTS: The Vienna Stars will hold tryouts for their 2004-2005 select fastpitch softball teams in August on the Caffi fields at the Vienna Community Center. Tryouts for the 10-and-under, 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams will be held at various times on Aug 12, 14, 22 and 24. For additional information, contact Select Team Coordinator Cathy Rollins at (703) 591-9585 or (703) 901-3217, or visit www.viennastars.com.

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