Baseball

Oct. 2: The 14U North Gwinnett Bulldogs are holding tryouts from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at George Pierce Park Field 4 in Suwanee. The Bulldogs will be playing a very competitive schedule during the spring/summer of 2006 and are looking for three top caliber players. To find out more, call Donnie Crawford at 678-898-3688 or go to the Web at www.eteamz.com/ngbulldogs.

Oct. 9: Mill Creek Athletic Association travel baseball tryouts, for boys age 9 to 14, are Oct. 9 at Bogan park. Call Curt Fraser at 770-368-4254 for more information.

Oct. 16, 23: Tryouts for Peachtree Ridge Youth Athletic Association spring travel baseball will be from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 23 at Bunten Road Park in Duluth. All positions needed. Visit www.pryaa.com for details and online registration.

Oct. 16, 23, 30: Dacula Falcons 14U spring GGBL team will be holding tryouts at 1:30 p.m. on Oct.16, 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 30. All tryouts will be at the Dacula Park. Please e-mail D_nutt@bellsouth.net for more information or to sign-up for tryouts.

Oct. 16, 30: The Brookwood 13U GGBL baseball team will hold open tryouts for the spring 2006 season on from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 and Oct. 30. Meet at the the main concession stand adjacent to field 1. Call Casey Brogdon at 770-833-2720 for further details.

Oct. 16, 30: The 14U Brookwood Broncos travel team is having tryouts for the spring 2006 season at Bethesda Park at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 and at 3 p.m. on Oct. 30. For information, call Don Stanford at 770-979-7563 or e-mail dstanford1@comcast.net.

Nov. 5, 6: The North Metro Diamond Extravaganza Instructional Showcase will be held at North Gwinnett High School on Nov. 5 and Nov. 6. The first date is for underclassmen and the second date is for seniors.

There will be at least 15 colleges in attendance, including Georgia and Georgia Tech, and at least five Major League Baseball teams will be represented as well. Instructors include: UGA head coach David Perno, UGA assistant Jason Eller, Tampa Bay Devil Ray Nick Green and Gordon College head coach Travis McClanahan.

The cost is $125 per player and the deadline to enter is Oct. 28. For more information, contact Bob Williams at 404-895-8747 or email him at williamsinga@aol.com.

Through November: The Jack City Giants 13 & Under travel baseball team will be conducting open practices through October and November for their 2006 spring season. In light of the recent age cutoff change by the majority of youth baseball associations (including the USSSA), the Giants have been placed into the position of having to fill a number of key spots on their roster, including pitching and infield. Exact dates have not been confirmed, but will be posted on the Giants Web site www.giantsbaseball.org. Anyone interested in becoming a member of the squad, call Mark S. Cohen at 404-906-6800.

Basketball

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 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 feves@bellsouth.net or craybuck@adelphia.net.

Oct. 2, 9: Norcross Youth Basketball Association is holding tryouts at Norcross High School for all fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade girls within the Norcross school cluster on Oct. 2 and 9. Tryout times are 2 p.m for fifth graders, 3:30 p.m. for sixth and 5 p.m. for seventh. Teams will compete in the Gwinnett Basketball League. For further details e-mail rfwilliams917@bellsouth.net.

Ongoing through 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 www.ssasports.com or e-mail chriss@ssasports.com with any questions.

Oct. 8: The Lilburn Basketball Association will be holding registration for its fall season from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 8. Boys and girls age 7 to 18 are invited to attend. For more information, call Helen at 770-981-1283.

Through Oct. 9: Registration for Dacula Athletic Association basketball is Sept. 2 to Oct. 9 or until full. Register online at Dacula.com or there's walk-up registration at Dacula Park on Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $120 and features a minimum of 10 practices, 10 games and an end of the season tournament. Age divisions run from 5-6 through 17 for boys and girls. For more information, call Matt Musgrove at 404-895-1561 or e-mail basketballdirector@dacula.com.

Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5: Shiloh's fall basketball registration at Lenora Park runs from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct 22, Oct. 29 and Nov 5. It's open to all girls and boys ages 7 to 18. Visit SAA's Web site at www.saa-youth.org or e-mail basketball@saa-youth.org.

Through October: Registration is now open for the Peachtree Ridge Youth Athletic Association special needs basketball program. The season runs from late October until December and is open to players 5 years old and up or adults with a disability. Please e-mail Kelly Techo at ketek@charter.net for more information. Details will be provided on the www.pryaa.com Web site soon.

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 www.ssasports.com 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 www.getfaster.org for more information.

Through November: The Dacula Elite seventh-grade girls basketball team is looking for players. Please join their practice session on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dacula High School main gym. For more information, call Coach Alex at 404-944-2881

Golf

Oct. 10: The Grayson High School Tip Off Club is sponsoring a benefit golf tournament Oct. 10 at the Woodlake Golf Course in Monroe. A four-player scramble format will be used with prizes for first- through fourth-place teams. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. Cost is $80 for individual players and $400 for a corporate team sponsorship. Register online at www.graysonhoops.com or call Greg Peters at 770-985-6187.

Oct. 10: Traditions of Braselton Golf Club has teamed with Outback Steakhouse of Gainesville and the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Outback Scramble For A Cure Pro Am on Oct. 10. Teams will compete for prizes with all proceeds going to the foundation. Registration is at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. To participate, call Jon Segars at (706) 658-0070 or go to the Web site www.traditionsgc.com.

Oct. 17: The second annual Community PhoneBook Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Hurricane Katrina victims and the GAC student golf program is Oct. 17 at Chicopee Woods golf course in Gainesville. Registration for the scramble is at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon. The event features several contests and door prizes, including a new car from Atlanta Toyota. Box lunch provided with dinner catered by Frontera's Mex Mex Grill. Cost is $125 per person. Corporate sponsorships are welcomed and any businesses or persons interested in donating raffle prizes are greatly appreciated as well. To register call Mac McCausland or Paulina Zhest at 770-232-7887.

Hockey/Street hockey

Oct. 15: Midnight Mayhem, "Lock-In" Ironman Roller Hockey tournament is Oct. 15. The Atlanta Barracudas and Gwinnett Shockwave Hockey teams will co-host the tournament at the SGAA Dual Deck Arena located on McGee Road in Snellville, as a fundraiser for both teams. For more information, rules and registration see www.geocities.com/gwinnettironman or e-mail gwinnettironman@yahoo.com, gwinnettshockwave@yahoo.com or atlantabarracudas12u@earthlink.net or call 770-344-7961.

Officiating

Through Oct. 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 www.mcboa.homestead.com.

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.

Soccer

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, jason.smith@atlantasilverbacks.com.

Softball

Oct. 2: Georgia TAZ 16A will be holding tryouts from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 2 at Hebron Church in Dacula on field 4. The team has several positions opened including pitcher and catcher. For directions or more information, call Paul Stewart at 770-366-2793 or e-mail georgiataz@bellsouth.net.

Oct. 2: The Georgia Hawks 18U A fastpitch softball team will be holding tryouts on Oct. 2 in Buford. Call Steve Owen at 770-294-2593 or 770-963-1831 for more information.

Oct. 2: The Collins Hill 16 "A" Lady Eagles will be holding tryouts for all positions at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 2 at Collins Hill Park on Field 1. For more information, call George Pulliam at 678-438-9728 or Tim Pollock at 678-428-4357.