Baseball Oct. 15: The 11U Jack City travel team will be holding tryouts for the spring 2006 season at 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 at Jack City. Anyone interested can call Bill Clark at 770-841-2276 or e-mail A second tryout will also be held, with the time and date to be determined. Oct. 15, 29: The 10U Shiloh travel team will be holding tryouts for the spring 2006 GGBL season at 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and Oct. 29 at Lenora Park. Anyone interested can call Byron Parten at 678-283-0719 or e-mail Oct. 16: The 14U North Gwinnett Bulldogs are holding their last tryout from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 16 at George Pierce Park Field 4 in Suwanee. The Bulldogs are looking for two players. To find out more, call Donnie Crawford at 678-898-3688 or go to 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 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 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 Oct. 30, Nov. 6: The Greater Buford Baseball Association will be holding tryouts for the upcoming spring GGBL travel baseball season on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6. Call the age appropriate coach for times and further information: 9U, Matt Edwards, 770-271-2696; 10U, Andy Puckett, 770-945-7503; 11U, White Simpson, 770-945-0911 (Oct. 23 and Nov. 6); 12U, Chris Gant, 770-614-4990; 12U, Scott Adams, 770-307-4814; 13U, Stan Burnette, 770-271-1934; 13U, Tommy Hampton, 770-271-5541; 14U, Joey Ashworth, 404-493-2183. 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 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 Anyone interested in becoming a member of the squad, call Mark S. Cohen at 404-906-6800. Through November: Jack City 9U, 11U and 13U baseball teams are having tryouts. Call 678-376-1123. Basketball 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 or e-mail 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 for more information. Details will be provided on the 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 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. 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. 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. Oct. 23: Bear's Best is having a Trick or Treat Classic golf tournament on Oct. 23 to benefit the American Red Cross and hurricane Katrina and Rita victims. Shotgun start is at 2 p.m. for the two-person scramble. The entry fee is $150 per player and includes dinner with all proceeds going directly to the American Red Cross. To sign up, call Ian Grimwade at 678-714-2582 ext. 1 or e-mail 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 or e-mail, or 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 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, Training Oct. 25: Performance Training, Inc. is hosting a Vertical Leap Clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting Oct. 25 and running through Dec. 6. The cost $200 for all 12 sessions or $150 for six sessions. Register online at or e-mail with any questions or concerns.