BASKETBALL

BRYC WINTER REGISTRATION: Braddock Road Youth Club Basketball will hold walk-in registration for its winter basketball league on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday 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.

FALL REC LEAGUE: The Northern Virginia Hoop Fest Fall Recreation Basketball League, sponsored by Northern Virginia Youth Basketball, begins Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. at the Jewish Community Center on Little River Turnpike. The league is for children in grades 5-7, and it runs through Dec. 4. Teams (with a maximum of eight players) will play 10 40-minute games on Friday nights and Saturday mornings. Teams and individuals are welcome. The team registration fee is $600, and the individual registration fee is $80. You can submit registration to the front desk at the JCC in an envelope marked "To the Northern Virginia Hoop Fest, Recreation League, care of George Reid." For more information, contact David Jacobs at jakeccmz@aol.com, (703) 283-4139 (cell) or (703) 750-3320 office. You may also try Giantsfan1210@verizon.net or (301) 910-0259.

FALL TRAVEL LEAGUE: A Fall Travel League, for sixth- and seventh-grade teams, will start Oct. 4 and run through Nov. 29. Registration and games will take place at the Jewish Community Center on Little River Turnpike. Games will be 40 minutes and will be played on Monday and Thursday nights. Each team will play 10 games, and the registration cost is $600 per team. For more information, contact George Reid at GeorgeR@jccnv.org, (703) 323-0880 ext. 46 or (301) 910-0259 or contact David Jacobs at jakeccmz@aol.com, (703) 283-4139 or (703) 750-3320.

LACROSSE

ANNANDALE YOUTH CLINIC: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes 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, visit www.fcalax.com or call (703) 503-4461.

RUNNING

ST. LEO THE GREAT RACE: The St. Leo the Great Race into Fall, a family 5K Run/Walk, will be held on Oct. 2, starting at 8 a.m. at Van Dyke Park in Fairfax. Entry forms are available at www.racepacket.com. For more information, contact (703) 273-1211.

SOCCER

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-15 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Vienna Youth Soccer Falcons U-15 select club team is looking for several players born after July 31, 1989. For more information, visit www.vys.org/travel/vysfalcons/index_e.html.

U-14 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Thunder will be holding tryouts throughout the Fall 2004 season. The Thunder is an NCSL team playing in Division 3. The Thunder is trained and coached year-round by Chris Pearson. If you are interested in trying out, please contact Jon Fleuchaus at either (703) 548-7396 or jfleuchaus@comcast.net.

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 one or 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 in September at Potomac Yards. 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 Little River Soccer Club Crush (WAGS Division 5) is looking for a goalkeeper. The Crush practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Mason District Park on Columbia Pike in Annandale from 5-6:30 p.m. The Crush has a professional trainer and participates in one or two tournaments per season. For more information, please contact Steve Boveri at (703) 280-4383 or boveri5@verizon.net.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Gunston Gunners, an all-volunteer team in the NCSL, are holding open tryouts throughout the summer for the 2004-2005 season (players born after Aug. 1, 1993). The team practices in the Mount Vernon area and is coached by Jose Galdos and Patrick DaCosta. Please visit www.eteamz.com/gsc-ta93/ for more information. To schedule a tryout, contact Coach Jose at (703) 660-2326 or galdos7@aol.com or Coach Patrick at (703) 360-7997 or patro93@att.net.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Running Rebels, an NCSL travel team based in Annandale, are looking for a few players to round out their squad. Players must be born after Sept. 1993. Tryouts are ongoing throughout the season. For times, locations and more information, contact Team Manager Claudia Gausepohl at (703) 644-9699 or therunningrebels@aol.com.

U-11 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Alexandria Strikers, a rising U-11 WAGS team (girls born between Aug. 1, 1993 and July 31, 1994), are looking to add one or two players to their roster. For more information, send inquiries to jennakman@yahoo.com.

SOFTBALL

18-&-UNDER TRYOUTS: The Firebirds are seeking players to round out their roster. The competitive team will be participating in numerous college showcase tournaments throughout the upcoming fall season and next year. If interested, please contact Doug DeVault at (703) 239-9344 or devaultd@yahoo.com.

TENNIS

SENIOR TENNIS: The Fairfax County Golden Racquets, for men and women age 55 and above, play indoor and outdoor doubles year-round on weekdays. There is a $10 annual membership, plus a share of daytime court fees when playing. For more information, call Lore at (703) 620-9028 or visit www.goldenracquets.org.

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