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14U Select — seeks 1-2 players for competitive South Snohomish Co. team. Professional training. Details: Steve at 425-870-3316.

Bandits Baseball Club 14U — is looking to fill its final two roster spots. Practice in Puyallup/Sumner area. Will play in Puyallup Junior High League and 7-8 tournaments. Details: 253-230-7942 or 206-419-1578, or e-mail

Baseball Jazz — professional lessons, camps and coaches clinics are being offered by Steve Goucher and the Jazz staff. Details: Steve Goucher at 206-230-9011 or visit

Bellevue Baseball Club — needs two assistant coaches for Koufax/Mantle teams. Paid positions. Details: e-mail

Catching Camp — by Shockers Baseball Academy is Jan. 7 to Feb. 25 in Mukilteo for ages 11-18. Learn proper stances, blocking, sign-giving and more. $400. Details: 425-870-9388 or visit

Eastside Baseball Club — is holding individual tryouts for 18U on Saturdays from 2-4 p.m. Offseason indoor training included. Details: Larry at 425-488-4053 or e-mail

Husky Baseball Coaches Clinic — for little league to high school coaches is Jan. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Clinic taught by UW coaches. Details: 206-543-9365 or visit

Individual, Group and Team Training — is available for learning to hit for average and power. Learn Ted Williams’ power swing mechanic. Details: 206-683-5164 or e-mail

Kent Little League — baseball and fastpitch is taking new player registration Jan. 8-9 at Kentwood H.S. Details: e-mail or visit

Kirkland/Redmond PONY Registration — for new and returning players ages 13-19 is Jan. 9 (7-9 p.m.) at the Kirkland Teen Center. Details: Rob Potts at 206-235-2377.

North King County Little League — is signing up players ages 5-18 for Shoreline and Lake Forest Park recreational baseball and challenger program. Details: visit

North Seattle Baseball Association — is beginning online and mail-in registrations for 2008 season. Details: 206-366-3086 or visit

Northwest Baseball Academy — in Lynnwood is enrolling kids ages 8-13 for hitting or pitching camps running January through March. Four sessions, eight total hours. Details: Mark Potoshnik at 425-482-6922 or visit

Preseason Infield Preparation Camps — with ex-Tampa Bay Devil Ray and Clemson infielder Ryan Riley start Jan. 11 (ages 13-18) and Feb. 2 (ages 9-12, 13-18) at Northwest Baseball Academy in Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace H.S. Details: 206-293-1650 or e-mail

Professional Instruction One-On-One Clinics — for pitching, hitting and fielding are being offered by former pro Steve Goucher and Stods Baseball. Details: 425-643-8384 or e-mail

Rijo Athletics — is looking for players in age groups 12U, 14U and 16U to play in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Tournament at Scottsdale, Ariz. Call to schedule tryout. Details: 425-486-4878 or visit

Rock Creek Sports — in the Maple Valley area is now open for baseball and fastpitch training. Strength and agility trainers also available. Details: 425-413-5385 or visit

Seattle Bombers — of the Northwest Baseball Academy are looking for players for U13-U18 summer teams. Contact for tryout. Details: Mark Potoshnik at 425-482-6922 or visit

Stods Baseball — of Bellevue and Mukilteo is looking for players for 9U-12U summer tournament teams and 13U Koufax select teams for 2008 season. Details: Bob at 425-802-0673 or visit

Strike Zone Reds Summer Select 16U — is looking for players to fill its 2008 Mickey Mantle roster. Offseason training, batting cage, fall and summer ball offered to each player. Details: Ron Queen at 425-791-1830.

The Cougar Baseball Academy — in Pullman will host a weekend camp Jan. 11-13 for ages 12-18. Instruction from WSU coaches and players. Costs start at $249 per session. Details: 509-335-8014 or visit


3-on-3 Half Court League — by the City of Edmonds is Wednesday nights starting Jan. 9. $200/team for 10 games with playoff for top six teams. Details: Todd at 425-771-0230 or visit

5-on-5 League — by the City of Edmonds plays Monday nights starting Jan. 7 at Edmonds C.C. $480/team for eight officiated games and playoffs for top teams. Details: Todd at 425-771-0230 or visit

Auburn Riverside Girls Tournaments — for grades 6-8 are Jan. 12-14, Feb. 9-10 and March 21-23. Details: Denn Pretz at 206-947-2991 or e-mail

Federal Way Boys and Girls Club Winter Hoops — for grades 1-8 is Jan. 15 to March 15. Register by Jan. 13. $60 (grades 1-5) to $65 (grades 6-8) plus $20 Club membership. Kindergarten clinic is Saturdays beginning Feb. 2. $55. Details: 253-941-2722 or visit

Martin Luther King Classic Tournament — hosted by Port Angeles Recreation is Jan. 19-20 for boys and girls grades 5-8. $225/team, four-game guarantee. Details: Dan at 360-417-4557 or e-mail

Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Tournament — is Jan. 20-21 in Lake Stevens for boys and girls grades 4-9. Details: 360-794-0655 or e-mail

Mighty Mites 3-on-3 League — for ages 5-6 are Tuesdays beginning Jan. 15 at Tyee Community Gym in Bellevue. Volunteer coaches needed. $56 to $67. Details: 425-452-6885 or visit

Mini Mites Clinics — for ages 3-4 start Jan. 14 and Feb. 25 at Tyee Community Gym in Bellevue. Parent participation required. Four weeks. $32 to $38. Details: 425-452-6885 or visit

Snoqualmie Tribe Boys Tournament — for ages 15-16 is Jan. 25-27 at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City. 12-team double elimination. $225/team. Details: 206-650-7233 or 425-677-4636, or visit

WTA Winter Jam Tournament — for boys and girls teams in grades 4-9 is Jan. 26-27 at Mount Rainier H.S. in Des Moines. $225/team, four game guarantee. Details: 425-744-1860 or visit

Youth 4-on-4 League — for ages 7-8 is Wednesdays starting Jan. 16 at Tyee Community Gym in Bellevue. Volunteer coaches needed. $56 to $67. Details: 425-452-6885 or visit


Group Health MS Bike Ride — through Skagit, Whatcom and Island Counties is Sept. 13-14 starting 7:30 a.m. $35 to $60 plus $250 fundraising. Details: 206-284-4254, ext. 4 or visit


Preschool Gymnastics — for ages 3-5 are 10:45-11:15 a.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 26 to April 8 at Lynnwood Recreation Center. $55 to $57. Details: 425-771-4030 or visit

Toddler Time Gymnastics — for ages 18 months to three years are 10-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 26 to April 8 at Lynnwood Recreation Center. $55 to $57. Details: 425-771-4030 or visit


Kids Hockey — for boys and girls ages 6-12 is Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Highland Ice Arena in Shorecrest through February. Casual “pond hockey” style. Details: 206-526-8006 or e-mail


Men’s Northwest Club League — seeks experienced players for Seattle area team. Season runs February through June with weekend games. Details: Drew Wright at 206-359-1443 or e-mail

Martial Arts

Tae Kwon Do — for ages six to adult are twice a week from Feb. 4-28 at Lynnwood Recreation Center. $39 to $43. Details: 425-771-4030 or visit

Tai Chi Ch’uan — for ages 15 to adult are Mondays and Wednesdays from Feb. 4-27 at Lynnwood Recreation Center. $72 to $74. Details: 425-771-4030 or visit

Tiny Tigers — for ages 3-5 are Mondays from 12:30-1 p.m., Jan. 28 to March 17, at Lynnwood Recreation Center. $66 to $71 plus $12 AAU membership fee. Details: 425-771-4030 or visit

Traditional Tai Chi (Chaun) Sword Play — for ages 16 and up is Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. starting Jan. 28 at Lake Hills Clubhouse in Bellevue. $50 to $60. Details: 425-452-6885 or visit


Adult Drop-In Sports — are at the Chinatown Community Center in Seattle for badminton (Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.), basketball (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 6-9 p.m.) and table tennis (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 6-9 p.m.). Details: 206-233-0042.

Biddy Sports Programs — for ages 3-6 are Saturdays starting Jan. 12, Feb. 9 and March 8 at Tyee Gym in Bellevue for soccer, T-ball and basketball. $34 to $40. Details: 425-452-6885 s or visit

Cheer Clinic — for grades K-6 is Feb. 2 from 9-11:30 a.m. at Mountlake Terrace HS. Performance is Feb. 4 at halftime of Mountlake Terrace vs. Mariner girls basketball game. Details: 425-431-7151 or 206-200-2066.

Fitness Tune-Up — for ages 19 to adult are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Lynnwood Recreation Center from Jan. 8-24. $18 to $22. Details: 425-771-4030 or visit

Hutch Award Luncheon — starts 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 23 at Safeco Field with Hutch Award recipient Mike Sweeney and keynote speaker Andre Dawson. Proceeds benefit The Gregory Fund for early cancer-detection research. Details: 206-667-2980 or visit

Indoor Pickleball League — for men’s and women’s singles and mixed doubles are Tuesday evenings starting Jan. 8 at Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. $20. Details: Todd at 425-771-0230 or visit

Kids Climbing — for ages 8-14 are Sundays from 5:30-7 p.m. at REI in Seattle. $15 to $30. Details: 206-223-1944 or visit

Midwinter Break Sports Camp — in Bellevue is Feb. 19-22 for ages 7-12. Featuring basketball, dodgeball, volleyball, indoor soccer, floor hockey and field trips. $99 to $118. Details: 425-452-6885 or visit

Rock Climbing Classes — are Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at the Seattle REI. Check online for complete class schedule and class descriptions. $25 to $40. Details: 206-223-1944 or visit

Skatestrong for Livestrong — fundraiser for cancer victims will skateboard from border to border and San Diego to New York next summer. Seeking sponsors and equipment. Details: e-mail or visit

Ski and Board at Stevens Pass — is Jan. 25 for ages 12-18 through The City of Lynnwood. $19 to $21. Details: 425-771-4030 or visit

Snow Shoe Hike Hurricane Ridge — for ages 15 to adult is Jan. 12 through The City of Lynnwood. Beginner to moderate levels. Space is limited. $47 to $49. Details: 425-771-4030 or visit

Umibushi Self-Defense Academy — is starting group classes every Wednesday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Sonia Dawkins Center in Burien for ages 10 to adult. $89 per month. Details: e-mail

UW Dads and Daughters Event Series — packages are $15 per person and include T-shirt and tickets to Jan. 26 women’s basketball, Feb. 22 gymnastics or April 6 softball. Details: e-mail or visit

Velocity Sports Performance — in Redmond is offering sessions on the three pillars of athleticism with a degreed and certified coaching staff. Programs available for all ages and abilities. Details: 425-881-0647 or visit


Northwest Baseball Umpires Association — is accepting applications for 2008 season. Training begins in February. Get paid $42 to $61 per game. Details: 425-308-2937 or visit

Seattle Metro Softball Umpires Association — is recruiting umpires for all levels of play throughout King County. First general meeting is 6:30 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Fraternal Order of Eagles. Details: 253-732-6821 or visit

Seattle Metro Softball Umpires Association — is offering free training to prospective umpires for middle and high school. Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. from Feb. 12 to March 18 at the WIAA in Seattle. Details: 253-732-6821 or visit

USSSA Softball Umpires Needed — for adult and youth leagues in King and Snohomish Counties. Training provided. Classes begin Feb. 2 Details: Paul at 425-870-1043 or e-mail

Youth Fastpich Umpires — are being recruited by ASA. Training, game fees, flexible schedule. For grades nine through college. Details: Mike at 206-276-9104 or e-mail


Bellevue Spring Soccer — registration begins Jan. 16. Leagues for girls grades K-9 and boys grades K-1. You may request a coach. Details: 425-454-6162 or visit

Georgetown Seattle Merchants — are looking for forwards and midfielders. Details: Marco at 206-824-0567 or Vic at 206-793-0988.

Indoor Lessons With Michael Smith — are Tuesdays starting Jan. 8 and Thursdays starting Jan. 10 for ages 4-6 at Highland Community Center Gym in Bellevue. $50 to $60. Details: 425-452-6885 or visit

International Youth Soccer Exchange Program — by Goodwill Ambassadors Sports Tours are accepting applications from boys ages 12-18 to play in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Details: 425-255-8102 or visit

Junior 5-on-5 League — for ages 9-10 is Thursdays starting Jan. 17 at Tyee Community Gym in Bellevue. Volunteer coaches needed. $56 to $67. Details: 425-452-6885 or visit

SCFC Winter Academy Skills Training Cup — for boys ages 8-11 are Fridays from 6-8 p.m. at French Field at Kent-Meridian H.S. on Dec. 14, Jan. 11 and Jan. 18. $10 to $25. Details: 425-254-1767 or visit

Seattle Americans U-23 — are looking for more players to add to team presently playing. Details: Marco at 206-824-0567 or Vic at 206-793-0988.

Seattle Sounders Open Tryouts — Are Jan. 12-13, Feb. 9-10 and March 22-23 from 2-5 p.m. at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. $75 in advance or $100 on day of tryouts. Details: 206-622-3415 or visit


Adult Men’s and Coed Leagues — by the City of Edmonds start March 25 at Meadowdale Playfields. $575 for 10 officiated games and playoffs for top teams. Details: 425-771-0230 or visit

Issaquah League Registration — for 2008 spring season is now open for girls softball (ages 5-14) or boys baseball (ages 5-12). Details: 425-391-9747 or visit

Kirkland National Little League — baseball and softball registration is Jan. 13 (1-5 p.m.), Jan. 19 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Jan. 23 (7-9 p.m.) at Juanita H.S. Bring a copy of child’s birth certificate. Details: 425-820-8536 or visit

Lynnwood Blues U14 — is looking for players to complete 2007-08 roster. All positions are available. Details: e-mail

Maple Valley PONY Baseball and Fastpitch — is registering boys and girls ages 5-16 for 2008 season online now. In-person sign-ups Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rock Creek Sports. Details: visit

Mosquito Squad Fastpitch Club 12U — is looking for players to round out 2008 roster. Indoor practices in Federal Way and Auburn. Details: Mark Lewis at 206-818-4130 or e-mail

South Highline Little League Registration — for baseball and softball is Jan. 12 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Jan. 17 (6-8 p.m.) and Jan. 24 (6-8 p.m.) at Madrona Elementary in Seatac. Details: 206-243-0886.

The School of Baseball — in Shoreline is offering vision training for baseball and fastpitch softball players age 11-18 running now through March. Individual and team rates available. Details: 206-546-5626 or visit


Co-Rec Competitive League — by the City of Edmonds is Tuesday nights starting Jan. 8 at Edmonds C.C. $225/team for seven-week round robin and tournament. Details: Todd at 425-771-0230 or visit

International Youth Volleyball Exchange Program — is accepting high school and club teams and individual players (boys and girls ages 14-20) to play in Italy and England in July. Details: 425-255-8102 or visit

United States Youth Volleyball League — 2008 season for boys and girls ages 7-14 will run on Wednesdays (6-7 p.m.) and Saturdays (9-10 a.m.) in Edmonds from June 11 to Aug. 2. $120 early registration by April 1. Details: 1-888-988-7985 or visit

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