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Tryouts for the 2009 season are scheduled for Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at Kentlake High School. The team’s indoor facility is in the Ravensdale area. Quality players are needed to fill out the roster. More information: Tom at (360) 367-1170 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individual tryouts for this 14U team are being scheduled. The team is seeking one and possibly two players to fill out its roster for the upcoming season. More information: Rod Robinson at (253) 335-2040 or e-mail to Rod.Robinson@comcast.net.
EVERGREEN STATE SPORTS
The 2008-09 TRAINING YEAR CYCLE is now under way. Team and individual sessions are available. The club is forming new 8- and 10-year-old teams to join its 12, 14, 16 and 18 age squads. Teams have limited spots available. Individual players may train with existing teams. TEAM FACILITY RENTAL REQUESTS are being accepted. Options include rental only, or team training provided by Coach Embery. Limited time slots are available. PRIVATE or SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION in pitching and hitting will be offered beginning Sept. 1. Packages of four lessons, with the first one free (5 for the price of 4) are available. More information on all of the above is available by contacting Coach Embery at (253) 218-9713.
Professional lessons, camps and team clinics are being offered by former Atlanta Braves scout Steve Goucher and the Jazz staff. More information: (206) 230-9011, or online at www.baseballjazz.com.
AUBURN BASKETBALL ACADEMY
This academy is for boys in grades 3-8 who will be feeding into Auburn High School, and is scheduled for Oct. 6, 8, 13, 14, 20, 22, 28 and 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Auburn High gym. The academy has quality coaches who focus on the skills needed to become a well-rounded player. The cost is $50. More information: e-mail to Coach Ryan Hansen at email@example.com.
THE WAY TO WIN FALL TRAINING
Training for boys and girls in grades 8-12 will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at Kentwood High School. Training for boys and girls in grades 6-8 will be available on Mondays from 6:30-8 p.m. at South Bellevue Community Center in Eastgate. More information: Barbary Berry at (206) 713-4321, or online at www.thewaytowin.com.
ABA TROJANS TRYOUTS
Tryouts for for boys in grades 4-8 (both new and returning players) are scheduled for Oct. 6 and 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auburn High gym. More information: Coach Tony Callero at (253) 261-4393, or by e-mailng to Tonycallero@hotmail.com.
The Auburn Select Winter Basketball League is open for boys teams in grades 4-8. The team entry fee for a 13-game schedule is $600. Registration begins Oct. 1. More information: Tony Callero at (253) 261-4393, or online at www.auburn.wed.edu/AHS/default.htm; or e-mail to Tonycallero@hotmail.com.
HALLOWEEN HOOT TOURNAMENT
This WTA tournament is scheduled for Oct. 25-26 at a location to be determined. It is open to boys and girls teams in grades 4-12. The team entry is $225, with a four-game guarantee. More information: (425) 744-1860, or online at www.yourwta.com, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADULT WINTER LEAGUE
This 5-on-5 league is for players 18 and older, complete with officials, playoffs and awards. Teams play a 10-game schedule in a division with teams of similar skill level. Games are at local high schools and middle schools on Mondays through Thursdays, depending on level. The cost is $650 per team, and the early registration deadline is Nov. 26. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043.
TEEN GYM NIGHTS
Free drop-in nights for teens are offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 6-9 at the Black Diamond Community Center’s community gym, 25511 Lawson St., behind the Cenex gas station. Adults are welcome on Wednesdays at a cost of $1.50. Registration is required. All players must bring court shoes. More information: (360) 886-1011 or online at www.blackdiamondcc.org, or e-mail to email@example.com.
LIBERTY BELL CLASSES
The Liberty Bell Spirit Squad will offer classes for ages 4-11 of all skill levels. Classes will take place on Friday from Oct. 3 through Nov. 21 (no class on Oct. 10 or Oct. 31) at Sierra Heights Elementary School, 9901 132nd Ave. S.E. in Renton. Ages 4-6 will meet from 6-6:45 p.m.; ages 7-11 will meet from 7-7:55 p.m., with competition on Nov. 15. The cost is $45. More information: (206) 303-9859, or online at www.libertybells.net.
12U PLAYERS NEEDED
A select team is seeking a few players from the Renton/Maple Valley/Enumclaw area, especially pitcher and shortstops. Tryouts can be arranged by e-mailing head coach Michael at N231GH@aol.com.
W. WASHINGTON WALLEYE CLUB
The club meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. behind and below the Green Acres Learning Center, 1826 S. 240th St. (just past Highline Community College). Guests are always welcome. More information: (253) 852-3296 or http://walleye-club.com or P.O. Box 4204, Kent, 98032, or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Bellefield Office Park Complex Center, 1150 114th Ave. S.E. in Bellevue. More information: Kirk Bain at (425) 922-3469.
AUBURN PARKS YOUTH FLAG LEAGUE
This all-pass, non-contact league is for players in grades 4-8. Practices are scheduled for weekday evenings with volunteer coaches, and games are on Monday and/or Wednesday evenings, with some possible travel to facilities in the surrounding area for games. The cost is $30-$38 per player, depending on residency, and the early registration deadline is Sept. 24. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043.
SENIOR GOLF REC LEAGUE
This recreation league, with an emphasis on fun, is being offered by Auburn Parks and the Auburn Senior Activity Center on Mondays at 9 a.m. through Oct. 27. Play will take place at Auburn Golf Course. The league fee is $10. Greens fees at Auburn are $15 for nine holes and $22 for 18 holes, and are payable at the course. Registration can be completed at the Auburn Senior Center. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043.
The Sno-King Junior Thunderbirds will offer a year-round, beginners-level program for boys and girls ages 5-10. No skating experience is necessary. The program will be on Saturdays at Castle Ice in the Renton Highlands, or at Kingsgate Ice Arena in Kirkland, starting the weekend of Oct. 4-5. Players are welcome to join at any time. More information: online at www.snokinghockey.com.
COED AND WOMEN’S CLASSES
PADI scuba classes will be offered through October by GirlDiver Instruction of Auburn. The course includes class, pool and open-water dives conducted in Puget Sound. All standard gear and air fills are included in the class price of $329. The limit is six students per class. Advanced and refresher classes also are available. More information: (253) 217-8204 or online at www.girldiver.com.
The pool offers several programs. PUBLIC SWIMS are available Monday through Friday from 1-3 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. at $2.75 for adults and $2.25 for youths. LAP SWIMS are scheduled for Monday through Friday from 6-8 a.m., noon-1 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. at $3.75 for adults and $2.75 for youths. LESSONS are available on a Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday basis from 5:30-7 p.m., and on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-noon. Prices depend on age. The pool is adjacent to Auburn High at 516 4th St. N.E. More information: (253) 939-8825.
Seattle Synchronized Swim is hosting a free tryout on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m.-noon at the Carole Ann Wald Memorial Pool, 14445 Juanita Drive N.E. in Kenmore. More information: (425) 968-8655 or online at www.seattlesynchro.com, or e-mail to email@example.com.
AUBURN PARKS GIRLS LEAGUE
This recreational league is for girls in grades 4-5. Practices are on weekday evenings with volunteer coaches, with matches on Sunday, Monday and/or Thursday evenings, some of which might involve travel to facilities in the surrounding area. The cost is $40-$50 per player, depending on residency, and the early registration deadline is Sept. 24. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043.
AUBURN PARKS YOUTH PROGRAM
This developmental for wrestlers ages 6-12 focuses on fundamentals, sportsmanship, conditioning, teamwork and confidence in a fun but competitive atmosphere. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m. Matches are on Saturdays, with some travel in the surrounding area required. Matches last between four and eight hours, depending on whether it’s a dual meet or a tournament. The cost is $75-$85 per wrestler, based on residency, and the early registration deadline is Oct. 20. More information: Auburn Parks at (253) 931-3043.