Saturday: The Jack City Dodgers 9U team is holding tryouts at 3 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, call coach Keith Whitner at 678-376-1123.

Sunday: The 14U Bogan Red Sox of Mill Creek are having tryouts from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Bogan Park. Any interested players can call or e-mail one of the coaches: Jack Curry (678-372-3209 or ), Damon Grimes (678-898-6281 or ) and Mickey Bates (678-860-7626 or ).

Sept. 30: The Greater Gwinnett Christian Barons will be holding a tryout for the spring baseball team for 10- to 12-year-old boys at noon on Oct. 3 at at Collins Hill Park on Collins Hill Road. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 30. E-mail Pam Jenkins at or call 478-954-4672 with questions.

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, 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, 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.


Sept. 24, 27, Oct. 1, 8: The Lilburn Basketball Association will be holding registration for its fall season from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 1 and 8. Registration is also from 7 to 9 a.m. on Sept. 27. Boys and girls age 7 to 18 are invited to attend. For more information, call Helen at 770-981-1283.

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 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 Foundation and the South Gwinnett Tipoff Club. For info on pre-registration contact Kenneth Furlough at 202-832-8560 or 1-888-843-1273.

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. Troyout 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 .

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 .

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.


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 .

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 or call Greg Peters at 770-985-6187.

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. 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.


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.


Oct. 1: The GAC Frog Hollow 5K "All-Comers" Cross Country Race and 1-mile fun run is Oct. 1. The 1-mile fun run starts at 8 a.m., with the 5K cross country race to follow at 8:30 a.m. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m. at GAC's Spartan Stadium, 1575 Indian Trail in Norcross. For information, contact Pat Flint at or call 770-271-8224.


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, .


Sunday: The Collins Hill Elite Eagles 16U (A) fastpitch softball team will hold tryouts Sunday 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 .

Sept. 25, Oct. 2: The Georgia Hawks 18U A fastpitch softball team will be holding tryouts on Sept. 25 and Oct. 2 in Buford. Call Steve Owen at 770-294-2593 or 770-963-1831 for more information.

Sept. 25 and Oct. 2: The Collins Hill 16 "A" Lady Eagles will be holding tryouts for all positions at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 25 and 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.

Sept. 26: Berkeley Baseball and Softball Academy announces Kelly Wilkerson from Team USA is available for hitting and pitching lessons for two weeks only starting Monday Sept. 26. Call 770-441-2242 to reserve a spot.

Oct. 1: Tryouts for the Lawrenceville 12U B travel team are being held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 1 at Rhodes Jordan Park on field 5. For more information, call coach Troy Duran at 770-369-5553.