BASKETBALL

SKILLS TRAINING: Game-Time Skills, LLC, will hold preseason skills training at Falls Church High every Saturday between Sept. 25 and Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Small groups work on offensive and defensive skills to prepare for the upcoming season. For details, call Tim Fudd at (703) 946-2886.

TRYOUTS: The Ft. Hunt Youth Athletic Association in Fairfax County is conducting on-line registration for boys and girls ages 8-18 for its basketball leagues. For more information, visit www.fhyaa.org. To register, contact Beth at (703) 717-0255. The registration deadline is Oct. 29.

LACROSSE

ANNANDALE YOUTH CLINIC: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold a boys' lacrosse clinic for new and experienced players (ages 7-15) on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Annandale area. For more information, visit www.fcalax.com or call (703) 503-4461.

MEN'S COLLEGE CLINIC: The Eagles Lacrosse Men's College Coaches Lacrosse Clinic will be held Nov. 13 at Edison High from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is for all high school age players. Information and forms are available at www.eagleslacrosse.org or by contacting Coach Mays at (703) 922-7747.

NEW PLAYER CLINIC: A new player clinic will be held Sunday at Edison High from 1-3 p.m. For more information, visit www.eagleslacrosse.org or call Coach Mays at (703) 922-7747.

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-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 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-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 dburns@burns-architecture.com or (703) 549-9678, ext. 25. Tryouts will be held throughout October.

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.

SOCCER IN ITALY: Cugini Soccer Club is conducting tryouts on weeknights for its fifth annual Soccer in Italy Program. Players will try out for slots on two teams that will play in Italy in July. Players who make the teams are considered "guest players," so their participation on the teams will not effect their status on their current teams. Players ages 8-14 are eligible, and girls are welcome. For more information, visit www.cuginisoccer.com. To arrange a tryout, e-mail info@cuginisoccer.com or call (866) 792-9433.

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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