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. 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 .

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 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. 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. 1, 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.

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. 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 .

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.


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.

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

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, .


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.

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 .

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.