BASKETBALL

ABGC REGISTRATION: The Annandale Boys' and Girls' Club is holding registration for basketball for ages 5-18. Coaches, referees and commissioners are needed. To register, call (703) 941-4411, visit www.AGBC.org or sign up at 7236 Columbia Pike in Annandale (Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon). Practices start in December, and the season runs from January through March.

FPYC REGISTRATION: FPYC Basketball currently is holding on-line registration for children ages 7-18 at www.fpycsports.com. You may also contact Pat Taves at (703) 239-2857 or fpycbball@cox.net.

CREW

COACHES NEEDED: Langley High is seeking three coaches of varying degrees of coaching experience. Former collegiate rowers are encouraged to apply. Langley Crew is an established and growing program entering its 12th season with more than 80 rowers. Practices are held Monday through Friday through the end of May on the Occoquan River out of Sandy Run Regional Park. Interested candidates should contact Head Coach Claire Stackhouse at clairestackhouse2000@yahoo.com.

SOCCER

U-16 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The LMVSA Patriots Blue (WAGS) is looking for two or three players to add to its current roster. Players of all positions will be considered. The team is trained and coached by Liz Pike, the girls' varsity coach at Lake Braddock High. Tryouts will be held in November and December as needed. Indoor league play begins on Jan. 1, 2005. For more information, contact Team Manager Betsy McGarry at (703) 765-0087 or mcgarry259@aol.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 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 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The SWYA Fire (Fall 2004 for boys born Aug. 1, 1990 or later), based in Centreville, seeks field players and goalkeepers. The Fire's current roster includes Northern District ODP and Super Y-League Participants, as well as 2003 VA State Futsal Champions. The Fire players hail from throughout Fairfax and Prince William Counties, as well as Front Royal. The Fire's head coach is Soccer Academy's Glenn Cornell. For more information, visit www.syasoccer.org. Ongoing tryouts will be held throughout the Fall and Winter, and there will be guest player opportunities in winter tournaments. You may contact Coach Cornell at frcornell@earthlink.net or (540) 631-0090 (home) or (703) 385-0150 (work).

U-14 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Stingers (WAGS Division 1) are extending an open invitation to U-14 players to practice with the team during the winter. Practices will be held at the Dulles Sportsplex in Sterling. The team is coached by Jac Cicala, former George Mason University 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 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The GSC Glory (WAGS Division 4) is holding ongoing tryouts during the winter for the spring 2005 season. The team has openings for field players and a goalkeeper. The team is based in Alexandria/Springfield and is coached by Jawed Sanie. For more information or to arrange a tryout, contact Team Manager Jill Field at (703) 472-7870 or e-mail Jfield1002@msn.com.

U-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Braddock Road Youth Club Phoenix, currently playing in ODSL Division 2, is looking to add several players to its roster for the Spring 2005 season. Boys must be born after July 31, 1992. Contact Team Manager Brian Rubenking at brubenking@cox.net or (703) 764-9373 for more information or to arrange a tryout.

U-12 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The SYC United is looking for one player to join the team for the Spring '05 NCSL season. The team trains year-round and will play in an indoor league this winter. For more information about the team, please visit www.sycva.com/Travelteams/United/

index_E.html or contact Team Manager Linda Thompson at lindat03@verizon.net or (703) 971-1371.

U-12 GIRLS' TRYOUTS: The MCLN Grasshoppers (WAGS Division 3) are holding tryouts for the upcoming winter and spring seasons. The team is coached by Helen Long, a former NCAA All-American, who has many years of coaching experience. For more information, contact Coach Long at (703) 442-6689 or hnlong@mitretek.org.

U-11 BOYS' TRYOUTS: The Herndon Extreme, an NCSL Division 1 team, is holding tryouts for the upcoming Winter and Spring seasons. Open tryouts will take place at our regularly scheduled practices throughout the remainder of the Fall season, as well as during our Winter indoor season games and practices. 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. For more information, visit www.eteamz.com/HerndonExtreme/. You can also call the regularly updated team hotline: (703) 453-8091.

ABGC LEAGUES: The Annandale Boys' and Girls' Club is forming indoor soccer leagues for kids ages 5-10. Games will be held at the Annandale Sports Center in North Springfield. Call ABGC Technical Director Bo Amato at (703) 932-3881 or the ABGC office at (703) 941-4411 for more information.

SOCCER IN ITALY: Cugini Soccer Club is conducting tryouts indoors in Reston in December for two special teams for tournament play in Italy in June, as part of Cugini's Fifth Annual Soccer in Italy Program. Only a few spots remain. 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.

WRESTLING

ABGC REGISTRATION: The Annandale Boys' and Girls' Club is holding registration for its winter wrestling program. The cost is only $70 for ages 6-14. Dick Adams is the instructor. Call ABGC at (703) 941-4411 or visit www.ABGC.org for more information. You may also sign up at 7236 Columbia Pike in Annandale (Monday through Friday from 3-7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon).

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