U-10 TO U-15 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The South County Hawks will hold tryouts for Spring '05 roster positions on all their teams from 11 a.m. to noon, this Saturday as well as Nov. 6 and 13 at the Mason Neck West Park baseball field. The Hawks are USSSA- and NVTBL-affiliated select travel teams under the direction of a professional coach. The team has adopted county fields in the Lorton area for games and practices. Indoor winter training programs also are available for team and non-team players at all levels. Contact George Capen at (703) 765-4951 or GeoCapen@aol.com or visit www.eteams.com/southcountyhawks.
FPYC BASKETBALL: Registration will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FPYC Clubhouse in Providence Park in Fairfax. For more information or to register on-line, visit www.fpycsports.com. You may also contact Pat Taves at (703) 250-2857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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-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 email@example.com.
SOCCER KICKS FOR CANCER: An innovative new program called Soccer Kicks for Cancer combines soccer skills training and fundraising to help find a cure for leukemia. The program -- a partnership between the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, U.S. Youth Soccer, the Virginia Youth Soccer Association and the U.S. National Soccer Team Player's Association -- provides coaches and youth soccer players with tools they need to improve their games, including a soccer training video featuring instruction from members of the U.S. National Soccer Team and prominent college and pro coaches. Each participating player obtains pledges from family, friends and neighbors for every "touch" of a soccer ball (dribble, pass or juggle) with the goal being to complete 2,000 touches during a 10-day period.
Besides the training video, teams that sign up also receive additional incentives such as flap fixers, training balls and a soccer ball signed by a U.S. National Team star or legend. The top fundraising team in the state or regional youth soccer association will receive a training clinic conducted by a member of the U. S. national team. In addition, each fundraising club or town soccer program will receive 10 percent of the gross revenue generated by the program, for use with needy families. That money will come from the Todd Smith Leukemia Scholarship fund, which honors the late Todd Smith, a former player and pro soccer executive, who was active in the national promotion of soccer and the development of the Soccer Kicks For Cancer program prior to his death from leukemia in 2003. For more information about the Soccer Kicks For Cancer program, call 888-HELP-LLS or visit www.soccerkicksforcancer.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.redbirdsoftball.com.
ARLINGTON TIGERS: Registration for the Arlington Tigers youth wrestling club will be held Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Yorktown High wrestling room. The team, which is a member of the Northern Virginia Wrestling Federation, is for children ages 8-14. Practices begin Nov. 4 and will be held Mondays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. with meets on weekends from December through February. All skill levels are welcome. There is a $55 registration fee (scholarships are available), and a copy of a birth certificate is required. For more information, contact Lynn Pollock at (703) 538-2462 or email@example.com.
FPYC WRESTLING: Registration will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FPYC Clubhouse located in Providence Park in Fairfax. For more information or to register on-line, visit www.fpycsports.com. You may also contact Jim Appleman at (703) 250-3630 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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