BASKETBALL

BRYC WINTER REGISTRATION: Braddock Road Youth Club Basketball will hold walk-in registration for its winter basketball league on Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sept. 26 from 12-3 p.m. at West Springfield High's cafeteria. Registration is for boys and girls ages 5-18. BRYC basketball offers developmental, house and select/travel programs. For more information, visit www.brychoops.org. Volunteer coaches and league directors are needed.

GIRLS' CLINICS: Arlington Matrix girls' basketball is sponsoring skills clinics for girls in grades 4-5, 6, 7 and 8. The dates of the clinics are Sept. 20, 21, 27 and 30. Times and locations vary by grade and date, check the matrix Web site (www.arlingtonmatrix.net) for details. The clinics will be led by Arlington high school coaches and an AAU coach. The cost of the clinic is $15 if you pre-register online, $20 if you register at the clinic. Scholarships are available, and you must be an Arlington resident to participate. For more information, contact Jim Butler at JimButler@ArlingtonMatrix.net or (703) 623-0579.

LACROSSE

FALL CLINIC: The Falls Church Lacrosse Club is hosting a fall clinic on Saturdays. It starts this Saturday and runs 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 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-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 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-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 Fall 2004 ABGC Red Devils are interested in adding some players and invite interested players to come to regularly scheduled practices. The Red Devils practice at Mason District Park in Annandale on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-7 p.m. For more information contact assistant coach Peter Guidry at (703) 799-2482 or Dave Doeden, the team manager, at (703) 642-2754.

U-12 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Braddock Road Youth Club Azul, a WAGS Division 1 team, is looking for field players and a full-time keeper. The team is coached by Karen Parker, who has more than 10 years experience coaching top level teams in Northern Virginia. Azul trains year round. Tryouts are held throughout the year. Contact Coach Karen at (703) 587-9138 or e-mail YorkParker@aol.com for more information. You may also visit www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=azul.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Extreme, an NCSL Division 1 team, is holding ongoing tryouts for the Fall 2004 season on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. at Hutchison Elementary Field No. 1. 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 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA Patriots (WAGS), a team based in the Hayfield/Alexandria/Springfield area, still have a couple positions to fill. If interested, contact Coach Rodgers at (703) 922-7999 or patriotmlr@aol.com.

SOFTBALL

16-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The Blaze is holding tryouts for the 2004-2005 season. For information, contact Rick Maestas at (703) 851-4107 or Maestas7@aol.com or visit www.manassasblaze.org.

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.

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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