Sept. 18, 21: Dacula Elite Girls basketball will be holding tryouts at the Dacula High School gym for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade teams on Sept. 18 between 1 and 6 p.m. and Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. For more information, e-mail or

Oct. 1, 2: South Gwinnett High School will host the Check Ball Basketball Camp, featuring South grad Nakia Sanford, who now plays for the WNBA's Washington Mystics. All proceeds will benefit the Betty Ann Robinson Foundtion and the South Gwinnett Tipoff Club. For info on pre-registration contact Kenneth Furlough at 202-832-8560 or 1-888-843-1273.

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

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 or e-mail with any questions.

Through Oct. 9: Registration for Dacula Athletic Association basketball is Sept. 2 to Oct. 9 or until full. Register online at 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

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.


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

Sept. 26: The first annual Parkview High School Soccer Booster Club golf tournament will be Sept. 26 at the Charlie Yates Golf Course at East Lake in Atlanta. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Cost is $75 per golfer. There will be a four-person Lauderdale (best shot) format with prizes for the first- and second-place team, longest drive and closest to the pin. There will also be drawings for golf merchandise and other prizes, including an new Mercedes SLK from Atlanta Classic Cars for a hole-in-one on No. 8. Lunch will be catered by Outback Steakhouse. There are still opportunities for sponsoring a hole or a green. For more information, call Mike Leone at 678-380-9685. For registration and entry inquiries, e-mail

Hockey/Street hockey

Through September: 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.

Oct. 1: Midnight Mayhem, "Lock-In" Ironman Roller Hockey tournament is Oct. 1. 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.


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 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.


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,


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

Sept. 11: The Georgia Sparks and Duluth Ladycats 14U A teams are holding tryouts at 2 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Shorty Howell Park, field 2, on Pleasant Hill Road. Call 770-294-8135 or e-mail with questions.

Sept. 11, 18: A new 16U A-level fastpitch team is forming in the Dacula-Mill Creek area. Coaching assistance will be provided by former University of Georgia All-American Shannon McKeon. Tryouts are Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 in the Dacula area. For more information, call Wayne at 770-963-7280, Craig at 678-414-4136 or Bob at 404-642-3818 or e-mail

Sept. 17: The Central Gwinnett/Lawrenceville 14U Lady Knights girls travel softball team will have tryouts from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Rhodes Jordan Park on field 5. For more information, call Denise Fuller at 770-598-0429.

Sept. 18, 25: The Collins Hill Elite Eagles 16U (A) fastpitch softball team will hold tryouts Sunday, Sept. 18th and 25th at Collins Hill Park, Field 1, from 1-3 p.m. Contact Ken Duval for more info at 678-300-3970.

Sept. 24, Oct. 2: Georgia TAZ 16A will be holding tryouts from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 and 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


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.