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The Golden Girls Senior Softball Association is looking for female slow pitch softball players for its league and travel tournament teams. All skill levels welcome. For more information and forms, visit www.goldengirls.org or call Donna 703-938-0387.

Spring 2009 Registration Now Open. Registration is open through Feb. 8. Registration fee is $90 per player. Late fees will apply to registrations received Feb. 9 through Feb. 21. Late registration fee is $110 per player.

Managers/Coaches Wanted. Youth Baseball is actively seeking additional coaches for the Spring 2009 season. If you are interested, send an email to youthbaseball@chantillyyouth.org. All of the coaches will get to participate in a coaches training clinic, and will have support from the league throughout the season.

About Chantilly Youth Baseball (T-Ball & Coach Pitch). Youth Baseball is a co-educational, non competitive entry league for 5- and 6-year-old players. The focus of the league is to develop the player’s baseball skills while keeping a safe and fun environment. Teams typically practice one night per week, and games are played on Saturdays. Occasionally, games are held at night during the week. T-Ball is for first time players & Coach Pitch is for 6-year-old players who have completed a season of T-Ball. To play Spring 2009 Youth Baseball, your child’s birthday should be between May 1, 2002 and April 30, 2004. Visit www.chantillyyouth.org to register.

Special Olympics Benefit Bowling Tournament. Fairfax Adult Softball (FAS) is hosting its 9th Annual Benefit Bowling Tournament. Proceeds will assist Virginia Special Olympics, Area 26 and Fairfax Adult Softball field improvements. Applications are being accepted through Friday, Jan. 16. Activities will be held on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Bowl America Shirley in Alexandria, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For the past 18 years, participants of FAS have contributed to local charities. Since its first bowling tournament in 1999, FAS and it participants have raised over $100,000. Activities such as bowling, golf and softball tournaments have also been organized in an effort to help raise funds.

SYA spring registration is now available online at www.syasports.org. Register early to ensure team placement and avoid fee increases. Registration is available for the following sports: Babe Ruth Baseball, Lacrosse, Little League Baseball, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field and Volleyball. Visit the Web site or contact the SYA Office at syaboard@verizon.net.

Fairfax Adult Softball (FAS) is seeking umpires for its adult slow-pitch 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.

Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy one of the nation’s top adult team sports. Contact Fairfax Adult Softball (FAS) before Feb. 10, 2009 to ensure your spring/summer evenings are filled with fun, camaraderie, and a spirit of competitive challenges every game night.

FAS is currently accepting applications for adult softball teams. Men’s, Women’s, Coed, Corporate Coed, Senior’s (age 50+), and Master’s (age 35+) leagues are available. Applications are accessible via the FAS home page at www.fairfaxadultsoftball.com. Call 703-815-9007 or email office@fairfaxadultsoftball.com.

The U10 CYA Freedom are looking for a few good players who want to take their game to the next level! Does your daughter (born between Aug. 1998 and July 1999) like to have fun? Are her soccer skills better than average? If so, please bring her out to CYA's January training sessions on Jan. 11 and Jan. 18 from 11 a.m.-noon at EDS Fields (corner of Centreville Rd and Wall Rd, Herndon). If attending or if you have any questions, contact Eric Steffen at esteffen@verizon.net.

The Chantilly SC Blast (NCSL U13 – Division 4) will be conducting open training sessions throughout the winter. Those premier players interested in exploring the possibility of working out with the Blast should contact Coach Edz (Edge) Sturans at edz@crsoftwareinc.com or Coach Bob Cochran at cochran378@aol.com. Go to www.leaguelineup.com/chantillyblast.

The 10U Leesburg Revolution Girl's Fastpitch travel team has now completed a successful Fall 2008 season and they will return to action in January to start preparing for the Spring season. The Revolution are actively recruiting girls from all over Northern Virginia who are interested in playing travel softball. The Revs have two rosters spots that need to be filled. If you are interested in trying out for the Spring team contact Dave Carver at 10Urevolution@leesburggirlssoftball.org.

10U Revs will be holding an open tryout in early March check the Web site http://www.revolutionfastpich.org/ for dates and locations for the tryouts.

The 12U Revolution is looking to fill out their Spring roster. If you are interested in playing with the 12U Revolution, contact Roger Turner at 12Urevolution@leesburggirlssoftball.org to arrange a tryout.

HERN Fusion is seeking motivated players looking for the opportunity to improve their skills and work hard on an emerging team. Year round training/competition with Fusion’s new coach, USSF "B" licensed Jamie Rayner. To schedule a tryout, contact Jean Knotts at smknotts@verizon.net or 703-266-7268. Visit us at www.herndonfusion.com.

The CYA U11 Scorpions (boys) are looking for talented and dedicated players to join their squad for the spring season. The Scorpions currently play in NCSL Division 2. The team plays year round and is professionally trained and coached by Adam Baumgardner. Contact Coach Baumgardner at cyascorpions@yahoo.com.

CYA Phoenix, an elite U14 girl’s team competing in WAGS, are looking to add a few impact players. Interested players are encouraged to join in the upcoming training sessions. Contact Coach Cristian Linte at linte@verizon.net or 703-894-7390. Visit: http://www.eteamz.com/cyaphoenix.

Play Soccer in Italy — AC Cugini Soccer, affiliated with Italian premier league club ACF Fiorentina, is conducting tryouts in Reston through December for guest spots on its special Italy tournament teams traveling to Florence, Italy, the Italian Adriatic, and Bologna, June 18-July 3, 2009. A 5-day ACF Fiorentina training camp is included in addition to tournament play. Boys and girls ages 9-16 are eligible. To request a tryout, contact Cugini President Fabio Diletti @ 703-477-5957; president@cuginisoccer.com. Complete details and brochure: www.cuginisoccer.com.

CYA Blaze is a U11 Boys Travel Team, based in Chantilly, playing in the National Capital Soccer League (NCSL). The team is professionally trained by Soccer Performance International. The Blaze is looking for a few good players. Team goals are to develop players, strengthen the team and have fun. Tryouts will be later this fall but the team is open to experienced players now. Contact Andy Vera (spi_ceo@hotmail.com, 703-505-3929), Mark Abbott (chantillyyouth@aol.com, 703-929-4096) or Heidi Howser (hhowser@verizon.net, 703-481-3795) for information.

Are you a recent college graduate that loves basketball? Or are you young at heart and still love the game? SYA Basketball is looking for new and experienced travel coaches for the 2008/09 FCYBL basketball season. There are openings at boys and girls 5th-8th grade at both Division I and Division II. Go to www.syasports.org to learn more and secure an application.

Potomac Inline Hockey (PIHI) is still accepting registrations for its Youth, High School, and Adult fall inline hockey season. There are free Learn-to-Play sessions for youth to help get acquainted with the sport. The fall season runs September thru December with all practices and games held indoors at The Box Inline Hockey Arena in Chantilly. PIHI is a not-for-profit volunteer-based organization that offers inline hockey programs for all ages and levels of play, from beginners to advanced, as well as camps, clinics and travel level programs. Go to www.potomachockey.com or call 703-961-8280.

The Loudoun South Eagles Gold 12U team seeks experienced players to participate in Spring 2009 seasons. The 12U Gold team plays a Little League friendly schedule and often works out (field work and instructional indoor workouts) with the 12U travel Eagles (a regionally recognized travel team). The 12U Gold team does not travel outside the metropolitan area. Contact Bill Sullivan at: bill@gostingrays.com. Include your son’s name, birth date, playing experience, positions and your full contact information in your e-mail.

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).

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.