LACROSSE

ANNANDALE YOUTH CLINIC: Annandale Youth Lacrosse will hold a boys' lacrosse clinic for new and experienced players (ages 7-15) on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Annandale area. For more information, please call (703) 503-4461 or e-mail the brittons@cox.net.

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.

TRIPLE EDGE: TripleEDGE Lacrosse is accepting registrations for fall league boys' and girls' lacrosse seasons for youth through high school divisions. The director is Patrick Stewart, formerly of Advantage Lacrosse, who has 20 years of experience coaching and running leagues and camps. For more information, call (703) 392-6177 or visit www.TripleEDGElax.com.

SOCCER

U-19 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA Patriots (WAGS Division 2), a team based in the Hayfield/Alexandria/Springfield area, still have an opening for a skilled field player. Contact Coach Rodgers at (703) 922-7999 or patriotmlr@aol.com.

U-17 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Avalanche, a WAGS team, is looking to fill a couple of openings for the fall season. This is a year-round program with accommodations made for multi-sport athletes. The coach of the Avalanche is nationally licensed with 15 years experience coaching soccer at the club and high school levels. Players born after July 31, 1987 who are interested should contact Coach Joe Easton at eastonjj@aol.com.

U-16 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA Patriots Blue team (WAGS Division 1) is looking for one or two players to add to its current roster for fall league play. Tryouts will be conducted at weekly practices. For more information, please contact Betsy McGarry at mcgarry259@aol.com or (703) 765-0087.

U-16 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA 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 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 Chantilly Panthers are holding tryouts for a few new players. An NCSL travel team, the Panthers are looking for at least one forward, one midfielder and one defender. For information on tryouts, contact Kevin Murphy at either kmmurphy@aol.com or (703) 319-7888.

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 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-14 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Stingers (WAGS Division 1) will hold ongoing tryouts through the Fall 2004 season. The team is coached by Jac Cicala, the Centreville High boys' coach and former George Mason women's coach. If interested, contact Jim Sinkovic at (703) 450-4620 or e-mail jjca@verizon.net.

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.

ARLINGTON TRAVEL SOCCER CLUB: The Arlington Travel Soccer Club will hold its third annual Coaches Game on Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Quincy Park. In addition to the competitive game between the club's coaches, there will be a raffle with great prizes, food concessions, club magnets and shirts for sale. For details and directions, visit www.atsc-va.org.

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.

ROBINSON SEEKS COACH: Robinson High is seeking a boys' varsity soccer coach. Those interested should contact Athletic Director Mike McGurk via fax at (703) 426-2299 or e-mail at michael.mcgurk@fcps.edu.

SOFTBALL

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.

VGSL: Registration for the fall season of the Vienna Girls Softball League continues through Sept. 6. Mail-in forms are available at www.vgsl.org and in the lobby of the Vienna Community Center. Coach pitch, 10-and-under, 12-and-under and 13-and-over divisions are offered. All games will be on Saturdays, from Sept. 18 through Nov. 6. Registrations postmarked after Sept. 6 require a late fee and placement on a team cannot be guaranteed. For more information, e-mail vgslsoftball@yahoo.com or contact Gary Seigel at (703) 255-0387.

SWIMMING

SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING: NoVa Synchro is looking for swimmers who are interested in synchronized swimming. Information and registration sessions will be held Sept. 7 and 14 in Arlington and Falls Church. For more information, visit www.novasynchro.com.

VOLLEYBALL

MYS: Registration for the fall season of the McLean Youth Volleyball program has begun. Registration forms are available on line at www.myi.org (go to volleyball). The program will begin in mid-September and is open to boys and girls in the fourth grade and up. For additional information, call Paula Doyle at (703) 893-1398.

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