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SYA fall registration is now available online at www.syasports.org. Register now to assure placement on a team. Registration is available for the following sports: Babe Ruth, Softball, Baseball and T-ball, Soccer, Football, Field Hockey, Tack and Field, Cheerleading, and Lacrosse clinic. Visit the Web site or send an email to syaboard@verizon.net.

The Central Loudoun Little League announced they will be hosting this year’s Virginia State Little League tournament for the first time since 1986. The tournament consists of one baseball team from each of the 16 districts in the state and is composed of 9- and 10-year-old players.

The tournament kicks off on Thursday, July 17 with a private opening ceremony at J.R.’s Festival Lakes attended by the teams and their families.

Play starts Friday, July 18 at 10 a.m. at Freedom Park in Leesburg, and continues through Wednesday, July 23. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend these free baseball games and cheer on the players.

For more information about the Virginia State Little League Tournament, contact Mike Burke at 703-303-2728 or playballmb@aol.com, or visit www.vadist16.org.

The Orphans 2nd Annual Fiesta 5K Fun Run / Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 5 at 8 a.m. at George Mason University’s Patriot Circle. Start/ Finish at the Mason Pond Drive by Centre for the Arts Cost is: $25 Adults / $15 Youth. A Creep and Crawl mini race for children under age 6 is free but pre-registration is required. Friends' Web site: www.friendsoftheorphans.org//ma-ne. Register at: www.active.com Direct Link to registration page: http://www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1523949&assetId=5aa0f3aa-5882-48ee-9c0c-d5576de9132d. Additional Info: Call Kristin McLeod at 703-848-2072 or KMcLeod@friendsus.org

The CYA Fusion is a rising U13 Girls Team playing in the Old Dominion Soccer League (ODSL) and is looking for a few good players. Team goals are to develop players and have fun! The Fusion will be holding tryouts over the summer. Contact John Collins (jhc_inva@yahoo.com, 571-236-8939), Ed Miller (secretary@chantillyyouth.org, 703-615-1530), or Dale Butler (zbutler@aol.com, 703-568-3584).

<lst>CYA 94 Dragons (U14G, ODSL D2 in Fall 2008). The Dragons are looking for dedicated players (born 8/1/94 and younger) committed to developing individual technical skills as well as team tactics so as to consistently improve as a soccer player and as a soccer team. The Dragons’ coaches/trainers have decades of experience coaching in NCAA, WAGS, ODSL, and in other leagues, and in playing the game. Contact: Dennis Sixbey (703-376-8989, the6bfamily@cox.net) and/or John Cuellar (703-961-1172, kwjuan@juno.com). Tryout held upon request at Greenbriar East Elementary, 13006 Point Pleasant Drive, Fairfax.

Putt for a purpose and help raise funds and awareness for MS at the MS Longest Day of Golf to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Get a foursome together and spend an entire weekday in July, August or September playing golf at an area club like participating sponsors Burke Lake Golf Center, Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, Pinecrest Golf Course, Twin Lakes Golf Course, Westfields Golf Club, and Jefferson District Golf Course. The golf courses donate greens fees, and all participants agree to meet a fundraising minimum of $125 to help end MS. To register or learn more, contact the National Capital Chapter at 202-296-5363 or visit www.MSandYOU.org.

The Ashburn-based NOVA "NFL" Youth Flag Football League 2008 Fall League Season registration is now taking place online at www.novaflag.com. The League is open to all children ages 5-14 years of age. Practices begin in late August with games running through to the end of November. Visit the Web site at www.novaflag.com

Online registration is available now for fall SYA sports at www.syasports.org. Fall sports include: football, cheerleading, field hockey, soccer, Babe Ruth, cross country, baseball and softball. Register early to avoid late fees and assure team placement. Visit the sport on the SYA Web site. Registration for summer sports including basketball, track & field and rugby is also still available. Register now before summer registration closes.

Now registering for Summer Sports Camps at Growing Footsteps in Centreville and Fairfax. Fit Kids is offering 9:30-11:30 a.m. camps with full day programs available. Soccer, basketball, multi sports, track and field camps. Call 703-830-1010 in Centreville.

The Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) Boys U17 Vikings Soccer team (players born after Aug. 1990) is seeking several players. In addition to spring and fall outdoor league, the Vikings participate in training, summer camp, tournaments and optional indoor league in the winter. Play will accommodate high school schedules and demands. The team practices and plays on all-weather, artificial turf fields. Excellent house players or U16 players are welcome. Tryouts can be arranged by calling coach Carl Zulick at 703-424-6001 or emailing czulick@cox.net.

The U-16 Manassas Magic is holding open tryouts for the Spring 2008 season, with specific interest in goalkeepers. Interested players, both keepers and field players, must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1991. The Magic is trained by a former Div. 1 WAGS and George Mason soccer player who brings a young, enthusiastic, and energetic style to the team. The coach of the Magic holds a National D license. Experienced players who are motivated and committed should email soccermail4me@comcast.net.

The Golden Girls of Northern Virginia, a senior women’s softball league, is looking for players. Anyone over the age of 40 is encouraged to join. All skill levels are welcome. The group plays on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in Vienna. Call Donna at 703-938-0387 and check out the Web site www.goldengirls.org.

Adult Slow-pitch Softball Fairfax Adult Softball (FAS) is seeking umpires for its adult slowpitch softball leagues in Fairfax County. Umpires' net pay starts at $23 per one-hour game and are paid monthly. Experience is desired but training is provided. Enjoy great pay and flexible schedules. Contact FAS at 703-815-9007 or email to: office@fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

Vista Magic, a WAGS U12 team, is seeking dedicated players to fill out its Spring 2008 roster. Vista Magic is coached by Class D USSF licensed coach, Jay Coakley. The team practices in the Fairfax-Centreville area and is professionally trained, with staff from The Soccer Academy. The team will again be competing in WAGS U12 this coming spring and will be competing in the second session of the winter Dulles Sportsplex Indoor league. Contact Jay Coakley at jaycoakley@aol.com

A new Travel Baseball team for ages 11-12 is forming for the Spring 2008. Players are needed from Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Manassas and Herndon. Send email with contact information and player experience to: baseba11nv@yahoo.com.

SYA Panthers - Rising U17G WAGS bound team looking for players. Coach Rivera holds a C license. Contact Jose Rivera at 202-641-0288 or jose_rivera_000@hotmail.com or Laura Seal at 703-598-5106 or leseal@cox.net.

Fairfax Adult Softball Inc. (FAS) is accepting applications for adult softball teams. Men's, women's, coed, corporate coed, senior's (age 50-plus) and master's (age 35-plus) leagues available. Applications available online at www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com. Call 703-815-9007 or email: office@fairfaxadultsoftball.com. The Web site is www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

The Herndon Elite U13 Girls are looking for players to join their roster. The Elite play in WAGS Div. 1 and are made up of girls from Loudoun and Fairfax counties. Contact Coach Paul Ellis, pellis@soccer-academy.com.

The Chantilly Youth Association (CYA) Vikings boys U17 NCSL soccer team (players born after Aug. 1990) are seeking players. In addition to outdoor league, the Vikings participate in tournaments and indoor league in the winter. Tryouts can be arranged by calling Carl Zulick at 703-424-6001 or emailing czulick@cox.net.

SYA Strikers, WAGS U16 D3, seek skilled, aggressive field players and goalkeeper to complete its roster. Players are challenged with a positive but demanding training environment based on U.S. Women’s Player Development Curriculum. Striker players represent Centreville, Westfield, Chantilly, Stone Ridge and Battlefield high schools. Contact Coach Glenn Cornell at 540-514-0138 or frcornell@earthlink.net .

RISING U17B - Division 1 NCSL team - Premier AC Rangers 89 - continues to seek serious players in all positions, including GK for their team. This team competes at the highest levels year-round; this is the showcase year for players interested in exposure for collegiate level play. Interested players should contact Coach Shaban at 703-724-9451 or 703-901-7023 or sshaban@aol.com.

Every day, millions of people volunteer, using their time, talents, and compassion to make a difference in the lives of others. Fairfax Adult Softball Inc. (FAS), a non-profit organization, prides itself on the success of its program from the continued support of its volunteers. The Ron Bullock Volunteer of the Year award was created to recognize the one person who has made a substantial commitment to volunteering and improving the FAS program. This award is given to an individual that has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service over the course of 12 months.

FAS recognizes the significance of dedicated, hardworking volunteers and on Sunday, Feb. 10, FAS appreciation was expressed when volunteers gathered to be recognized for their valuable efforts. President John Carney presented this year’s recipient of the Ron Bullock Volunteer of the Year award to Chris Voss for her exceptional support of the adult softball program and its 10,000-plus participants. Chris, a long-time resident of Springfield, devotes countless hours to the promotion of adult softball in Fairfax County with particular emphasis on the challenge of revitalizing a declining women’s program. Visit the FAS Web site at www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

High school football officials are needed. No experience is necessary. The Northern Virginia Football Officials Association (NVFOA) is seeking new members for its 2008 training class who can become on-field game officials and electronic clock operators for games at the youth, middle school, and high school levels throughout the metropolitan area. This is the sole supplier of football officials to all high schools in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun, and Fauquier. Also supply officials to numerous private schools in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District. Seeking men and women 18 or older. Go to www.NVFOA.com or you can contact the commissioner, Dennis Hall at 540-837-1316 or email commissioner@nvfoa.com.