Sept. 1: The Greater Gwinnett Christian Barons are holding physical conditioning classes for Christian homeschooled boys ages 9 to 18. Classes for boys age 9 to 12 are from 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and cost $200. Classes for boys age 13 to 18 are from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays and cost $400. Both classes are at Renz Academy at 50 Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee. Interested parties should e-mail by Sept. 1.

Sept. 4: A Gwinnett-based 15-year-old select baseball team playing in East Cobb showcase tournaments next summer is looking for a few select players, especially pitchers. Full commitment required June-July (playing 30-40 games). Tryouts are from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 4 at Peachtree Ridge High School. Players must be 15 as of April 30, 2006. Call 770-814-3900 with questions.


Aug. 28: Tryouts for the North Gwinnett boys and girls winter GBL teams will be Aug. 28 at North Gwinnett High School. Teams will be selected for fifth, sixth and seventh grade. Those interested in trying out should send an e-mail with name, grade and telephone number to (girls) or (boys).

Sept. 6-Oct. 6: Performance Training Inc. is hosting a preseason basketball clinic twice a week from Sept. 6-Oct. 6. This clinic is aimed at enhancing an athletes overall abilities by increasing their speed, agility, and quickness. The cost is $200. Register online at or e-mail with any questions.

Sept. 18, Oct. 2: The Hawks Hoops basketball program is holding tryouts for girls and boys from fifth to seventh grade teams within Mill Creek cluster on Sept. 18 and Oct. 2 at Mill Creek High School. Teams will compete in the Gwinnett Basketball League. Fifth-graders should arrive at 1 p.m., sixth-graders arrive at 2 p.m., seventh-graders at 4 p.m. For further details e-mail or .

Nov. 2:Baseline Basketball League at the Suwanee Sports Academy for boys and girls grades 3-6. Fundamentals, games, speed training starts November 2nd. Call 770-614-6686, ext. 113 or go online at to become part of an alternative to rec league basketball.

Through November: Quality Sports Training is offering two programs to prepare basketball players for the upcoming season. Athletes can chose a one-hour ASP program that focuses on agility, speed and power or a 90-minute pro-performance program that includes a half hour of weight training. Call 770-638-1557 or visit for more information.


Aug. 26: The Sugar Hill Elementary PTA is hosting its second annual golf tournament at Sugar Hill Golf Club. Registration starts at 11 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Openings for golfers, sign sponsors and team sponsors. Call Susan Little at 770-932-0950 or e-mail to .

Sept. 19: The Wildcat Charity Golf Classic, featuring Atlanta Braves catcher and Duluth grad Brian McCann, will be held on Sept. 19 at the Reunion Golf Club. McCann will be available for pictures with all foursomes. Sign in at noon for a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Lunch and door prizes included. All proceeds to benefit Duluth youth and high school basketball programs. Sponsor packages are available. Single player entry fee is $150, foursome for $550. For information, call Rick Ruskell at 770-497-0853 or e-mail .

Hockey/Street hockey

Sept. 1: Students of Peachtree Ridge High School, Duluth High School and any student that attends private school but is zoned in the Peachtree Ridge/Duluth High area, is invited to tryouts for the Duluth Area High School hockey team. Tryouts start Sept. 1, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Duluth Ice Forum. The cost, to cover ice time is $20 per player. Call Steven Ruffolo at 678-644-9465 or e-mail for more information.

Ongoing: The Collins Hill ice hockey team is looking for high school students who want to play during the 2005-06 season. If interested, call 770-354-6874.


Through October 31: Multi-County Basketball Officials Association needs men and women 18 years and older to referee high school and middle school basketball games in Gwinnett County and surrounding areas. Training is provided. Please call David Pattillo at 404-529-8535 or visit .

Through September: A local officiating association is in need of baseball and softball umpires in the Grayson and Auburn area. No experience needed. Training provided. Call David Simmons at 404-502-6400.

Through November: Basketball officials are needed for Gwinnett and Walton County youth and adult leagues. New or experienced officials welcomed. Call Harold Hooper at 770-982-8357 or Aubrey Overby at 770-513-3174.


Aug. 31: Registration for Georgia F.C.'s fall season runs through Aug. 31. Contact Lisa Cheshire at 770-616-5267 or .

Through October: Georgia F.C. is seeking girls and boys for its Academy program and the Classic U13-16 boys' teams are seeking additional field players. Contact Jason Smith at 678-428-0178 or e-mail, .


Aug. 28: The Peachtree Ridge 12U Lady Lions will have tryouts from 3 to 5 p.m. on Aug. 28 on field 4 at Bunten Road Park. This is a first year 12U team moving up from 10U. For more information, e-mail or call 770-963-1865

Aug. 28, Sept. 11: The Collins Hill Eagles 12U girls travel softball is having open tryouts for the fall season on Aug. 14, Aug. 28 and Sept. 11. Call Dave Sweatt at 770-560-8777 or Jack Shelton at 770-995-5205 or e-mail for details.


Through Sept. 15: Performance Training, Inc. is hosting a Vertical Leap Clinic. Class is twice a week from 6:30 to 8 p.m., starting Aug. 9 and running through Sept. 15. The cost is $200 for all 12 sessions or $150 for six sessions. Please register online at or e-mail with any questions.