BASEBALL

HOYB REGISTRATION: The Herndon Optimist Cal Ripken League is accepting registrations for the 2004 Fall Baseball Season. All children 5-11 years old as of July 31, 2004 are eligible to play. Register online at www.herndonbaseball.com from July 1 through Aug. 15. Registration forms also are available at the Herndon Community Center. Call the HOYB hotline at (703) 481-7828 with questions or e-mail info@herndonbaseball.com.

HERNDON-RESTON: The Herndon-Reston Babe Ruth Fall Baseball League is accepting applications. All children ages 12-14 as of July 31, 2004 living in or around Reston or Herndon are eligible to play. Register online at www.herndonrestonbaberuth.com from July 1 -- August 15th. Registration forms are also available at the Herndon Community Center. Please feel free to call the hotline (703) 481-7828 (option 1) with any questions.

FOOTBALL

WASHINGTON-LEE CAMP: Washington-Lee High School will host its Football Skills and Fundamentals Camp next week (Aug. 9-13) from 1-3 p.m. each day. The camp is open to all students entering grades 4-12 in the fall. Attendees will be broken into age groups for instruction. The cost of the camp is $100, with discounts for siblings. For more information, contact Coach R.J. Windows at (804) 514-7333 or rjwindows323@yahoo.com.

SOCCER

U-16 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVS Patriots White team, a rising U-16 travel squad, is looking to add a couple players to its roster for the Fall 2004 Season. The Patriots have a year-round program that includes summer training, tournament play, league games, team activities and winter league/training. Interested players must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1988. The Patriots practice and train in the Dale City/Woodbridge area. For information, contact Patriots manager Giannina Melgar at (571) 330-1816 or gmelgar78@hotmail.com.

U-15 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Arlington United is holding tryouts throughout the summer. The team has a new coach, Ann Germain, who was a member of the USA national team. For more information, contact Dave McRae at (703) 321-9232 or Biggmacc69@aol.com.

U-15 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The MPS McLean United, a WAGS Division 1 team, is holding a minicamp and tryouts Aug. 8-12. For more information, please contact Matt Lerner at (301) 654-8510.

U-15 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Vienna Panthers, a U-16 WAGS Division 1-2 team in the fall of 2004, are looking for several players. For more information regarding tryouts this month, please contact Steve Wheeler at Stevwhel@aol.com or (571) 344-4991.

U-14 GIRLS TRYOUT: The Arlington Edge, a rising U-14 team playing in WAGS Division 3, is looking for a couple of committed field players and a backup goalie/field player. We have a year-round program including a summer mini camp and a winter indoor program. We will be holding ongoing tryouts during August but invite interested players to join us at Williamsburg Middle School in Arlington on Aug. 10 and 12 from 4:30-6 p.m. Further information on the team is available at www.arlingtonedge.com. Contact team manager Shayle Shagam at sshagam@erols.com or (703) 407-2742 to arrange to join us at a practice.

U-14 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The McLean MPS Netforce, a 2004 Virginia State Finalist and Region 1 semifinalist seeks a few new players for a rising U-14 WAGS Division 1 squad. Players must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1990. Please contact Kim Fruin at (703) 893-5119 for practice times and locations or visit www.netforcesoccer.com for more information.

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-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Revolution, an NCSL team rising to U-12 in the fall, seeks motivated players. The Revolution's coach is Myron Garnes, a former Manchester United player. Tryouts will be held most Tuesday evenings throughout the summer. For times and location, contact: Janet Madigan at (703) 787-8237 or HYSRevolution@aol.com.

U-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The SYC United is looking for one player to join its team for fall NCSL play. The team is professionally coached and trained year-round. For more information, contact Team Manager Linda Thompson at lindat03@verizon.net or (703) 971-1371.

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-10 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The ABGC Bulls U-10 travel team is recruiting players born between Aug. 1, 1994 and July 31, 1995. The team practices in Annandale, close to Arlington and Falls Church. For more information, contact Coach Dixie Duncan at (703) 534-3723 or d_duncan@comcast.net.

U-10 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Titans (currently U-9, will be U-10) will hold tryouts for the Fall 2004 NCSL season for players born on or after Aug. 1, 1994. Please contact Coach Sean Burke at (703) 568-4368 or e-mail AlexandriaTitansSoccer@comcast.net for more details.

McLEAN YOUTH SOCCER: MYS still is accepting registrations for Fall 2004 at www.mcleansoccer.org. MYS offers programs for children ages 4-19 in its House, Travel and McLean Premier Soccer Travel Leagues. E-mail SoccerMcL@aol.com with questions.

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

18-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The Blue Jays tournament team will hold tryouts Aug 14 and 22 at 2 p.m. at West Springfield High. For more information, contact Coach Suzy Willemssen at swillemssen@msn.com or (703) 978-3166.

18-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The Firebirds, an 18-and-under fastpitch softball team, will be holding tryouts for next season's team. The Firebirds' fall schedule is packed with college showcase tournaments. Tryouts will be held at Wakefield Forest Elementary School in Fairfax on Sunday and Aug. 21, from noon-1:30 p.m. Experienced players are encouraged to attend, and the Firebirds are looking especially for a "showcase" pitcher. For more information or to arrange a confidential tryout, contact Doug DeVault at devaultd@yahoo.com or (703) 239-9344 for more information or to arrange for a confidential tryout.

NVGSA: The Northern Virginia Girls Softball Association (NVGSA) will be holding tryouts for the 2004 and 2005 seasons for all age levels (10-and-under, 12-U, 14-U 16-U and 18-U) for both the Fairfax Firebirds and the NVGSA Dimension. Tryouts will be held at Wakefield Forest Elementary School (WFES) in Annandale on Saturday and Aug. 21, 2004. Times for try-outs are: 10-U (8 a.m.), 12-U (9 a.m.), 14-U (10 a.m.) and 16- and 18-U (noon), and are scheduled to run for two hours per age group. The 14-U Firebirds will also be holding an additional tryout on August 11, 2004 at WFES at 6:00 p.m. For directions and additional information, please visit the NVGSA website at www.eteamz.com/nvgsa or call Tom Smith at (703) 455-7471.

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