BASEBALL

NVTBL: The Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League is accepting team registrations for the Fall 2004 Season. The season runs from Sept. 7 through Nov. 11. Registration is open to all Washington area baseball teams (11-and-under through 18-and-under as of July 31, 2005). Registration ends Saturday. NVTBL offers a competitive travel baseball program by providing game schedules, fields and umpires so that teams can focus on player development. Register on-line at www.NVTBL.org or call (703) 430-4538 for more information.

BASKETBALL

THE BASKETBALL PLACE, INC.: The Basketball Place, Inc., which offers individual and small group instruction in basketball skills for girls ages 11-18 at its facility in Herndon, is accepting registrations for its fall session (Aug. 20 to Nov. 1). Space is limited. Registration information is available at www.thebasketballplace.com or by calling (703) 378-4659.

LACROSSE

FALL CLINIC: The Falls Church Lacrosse Club is hosting a fall clinic on Saturdays from Sept. 18 through Nov. 13 for boys and girls in grades 1-8. The clinic will focus on fundamentals, and instruction will be assisted by Marymount University Lacrosse players. For more information, contacts and registration forms, please visit www.fclaxclub.com.

SOCCER

U-15 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Explosion, a rising WAGS U-15 Division 4 team invites prospective new players (with birthdays after Aug. 1, 1989) to try out on various dates. For more information, contact Rick Regensburg at (703) 329-1288 or r.regensburg@att.net.

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-14 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The rising U-14 Sterling Samurai will compete in Division 2 of the NCSL this fall. The team still has an opening for a defender or sweeper. The team practices three times a week at the Potomac Lakes Sportsplex and the Algonkian Park. The coaching staff includes a head coach, a professional coach and trainer and an assistant coach. If interested, contact Team Manager Rainer Reichelt at (703) 981-2015 or rainerreichelt@cox.net to set up a personal evaluation/tryout.

U-14 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Magic (WAGS Division 4) is looking for two field players and a goalie 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, are 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-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Chantilly Chargers (NCSL Division 5) will be holding tryouts on Aug. 22, 24 and 26 from 6-7:30 p.m. Tryouts are by invitation. If interested, contact David Loughran at (703) 328-8273 or david@loughrans.com.

U-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Vista Sting-Speed, an NCSL Division 2 team, is looking for a few players. The Sting-Speed won the Jefferson Cup, MATT Battlefield Classic and the Prince William Soccer Labor Day Invitational in the last year.

For more information, contact Frank Leonard at (571) 437-6201.

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.

CUGINI SOCCER CLUB: Cugini Soccer Club of Reston is accepting registrations from players ages 4-9 for the club's recreational house league. All players receive professional instruction for three hours each week. Practices are Mondays and Fridays, 4:30-6 p.m. starting Sept. 10. Games are Saturday mornings at Baron Cameron Park in Reston. For registration forms, go to www.cuginisoccer.com/generic.18.html.

If you have questions, e-mail info@cuginisoccer.com or call (866) 792-9433.

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.

SOFTBALL

18-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The Manassas Blaze, an 18-and-under, fastpitch travel team, is looking for players and coaches. Tryouts will be held Aug. 23 and 31 from 7-9 p.m. For more information, contact Tim Demarest at (703) 335-2049 or visit www.manassasblaze.com.

16-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The Redbirds, a fastpitch tournament team, will hold open tryouts for the 2004-2005 season. To be eligible, players must be no older than 16 years of age on Jan. 1, 2005. Tryouts will be held on the varsity field at South Lakes High. Players are asked to attend at least two sessions but may attend more. For more information, contact Coach Chuba at (703) 648-2579 or tchuba@cox.net or visit www.redbirdsoftball.com.

16-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The South County Cardinals, a 16-and-under team, are holding tryouts on Aug. 28 at 11 a.m. and by special appointment. To arrange a special appointment or get more information about the team, contact Ed Gregorowicz at (703) 643-0255 or e-mail EVGLAW@aol.com.

16-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The XPlosion 16-and-under softball team, coached by Dan Craig, will hold tryouts at Mott Field on Saturday and Aug. 28 from 3-6 p.m. and on Aug. 25 from 6-8 p.m. The Xplosion was the 2004 PONY National Champion in the 14-and-under division and is moving up to the 16-and-under level this year. For more information, visit www.explosionfastpitch.org or contact Dan Craig at (703) 368-0495.14-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The 14-and-under Blue Jays will hold tryouts for the 2004-2005 season on Sunday and Aug. 29 from 4-6 p.m. at West Springfield High. For more information, contact Coach Dave Marco at dave.marco@mci.com or call (703) 250-3818.

NVGSA: Fall registration for the Northern Virginia Girls Softball Association will be held Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to noon at both the Pohick and John Marshall Libraries. Mail-in registration forms are also available on-line at http://eteamz.active.com/nvgsa/ through August. For more information, visit the Web site.

SHAMROCK TRYOUTS: The 14-and-under and 12-and-under Shamrocks will hold tryouts on Saturday and Aug. 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.

TENNIS

MIXED DOUBLES LEAGUE: The Herndon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking players for its Fall Mixed Doubles Tennis League. Registration deadline is Sept. 10, and play will begin on Sept. 16. There are several divisions, and the cost of the league is $35 per doubles team or $20 for individuals (partners will be sought but are not guaranteed). All teams will play an eight-match regular season plus playoffs. All matches will be played at Bready Park on Sunday evenings starting at 4:30 and Thursday evenings starting at 6:30. Interested individuals should stop by the Herndon Community Center or call (703) 435-6863 for more information or to register.

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