TURKEY SHOOT OUT: The sixth annual Turkey Shoot Out Lax Tournament, a boys' and girls' varsity-level tournament, will be held at Oakton High on Nov. 20. Games are seven-on-seven, including goalie, and begin at 8 a.m. with finals slated for around 4 p.m. Team slots still are available for boys and girls. All information and forms are available at www.oaktonlax.com. For more information, contact Mary Ann Amstutz at (703) 391-9609. All gate proceeds go to The Alternative House of Fairfax County.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or (703) 319-7888.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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' TRYOUT: The Alexandria Titans (U-13 Division 2) are seeking several field players for a professionally trained team with an experienced coach. Emphasis is on player development. To arrange for an individual tryout session, contact Dennis Burns at email@example.com or (703) 549-9678, ext. 25. Tryouts will be held throughout September and October.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Manager Patrice Gallelli at (703) 444-2739 or email@example.com. You can find out tryout dates, times and locations by calling the team hotline: (703) 453-8091.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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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