Youth and recreation leagues are forming, tryouts are being scheduled, camps are taking place and more is going on across the region.

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Bothell Pony Baseball — has roster spots still available for the 13/14U and 15/16U age groups. No boundaries. Details: Ed Mahrt at 206-604-8313 or e-mail

Eastside Baseball Club — has roster spots available for ages 16-18 for the 2013 season. Contact for individual tryout information. Details: 206-767-4561 or e-mail

Seattle Titans Baseball Club 16U Tryouts — are taking place for the 2013 season. Call for an individual tryout. Details: Dewayne Dalton at 425-418-0536 or Ryan Dalton at 425-210-3534.

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Steelhead Baseball Club — still has a few roster spots open for its 15U team for the 2013 season. Contact for an individual tryout. Details: Jon at 425.941.0771 or email

WSU Cougar Baseball Academy Winter Camp Series — for ages 8-18 is taking place at the Hitting Barn and Indoor Football Facility in Pullman. See website for camp dates, sessions, details, and pricing. Details: 509-335-8014 or visit


Advantage Basketball Camps — for ball handling and shooting are taking place at Eastside Christian School in Bellevue. See website for dates, times, prices and to register. Details: 425-670-8877

Advantage Basketball Monthly Training — is offered weekdays from 4-7 p.m. in Kenmore. Private training is taking place in Edmonds and Kenmore with weekend times available. Details: 425-670-8877 or visit

Advantage Basketball Unlimited Training — is available five nights per week for $140/month in Kenmore. See website for more information. Details: 425-670-8877

Basketball Open Gym — is every Saturday year-round from 9-11:30 a.m. at Terrace Park School in Mountlake Terrace. $3.50 to $4. Details: 425-776-9173 or e-mail

In Season Training with Watts Basketball — is for competitive boys and girls who want to take their game to the next level. Individual skills for game time success. Details: 206-420-2064 or visit

Martin Luther King Classic Tournament — hosted by Port Angeles Recreation is Jan. 19-20 for boys and girls teams grades 5-9. $250/team, four game guarantee. Details: Dan at 360-417-4557 or e-mail

Snowball Shootout Basketball Tournament — is Jan. 26-27 in the Auburn area for boys and girls teams grades 4-8. Sign up online under upcoming events by Jan. 18. Details: e-mail or visit

Watts Basketball Winter Break Schools Out Camps — for boys and girls grades 2-8 are taking place at Fremont Sound Mind and Body. See website for dates and prices. Details: 206-420-2064 or visit


ASD Defensive Football Training — is being offered for grades 7-12 with an emphasis on position-specific skills and development and fundamental training. Details: 206-861-2594 or e-mail

NFA Offseason Development Camp — is April 19-21 in Seattle for youth and high school boys. Discounts available. See website for more information. Details: 866-735-3267 or visit


National Golf Tours — with Puget Sound Golf Association invites you to go on golfing excursions to Big Island, Hawaii (Feb. 7-27) See website for details. Details: 206-634-3214 or 206-634-3251, or visit

Puget Sound Golf Association — invites you to play at a variety of courses in the region at guest rates, including Oakbrook (March 21), Redmond Ridge (April 15) and Sahalee (Oct. 14). Details: 206-226-5332 or 206-634-3251, or e-mail

Martial arts

Umibushi Self-Defense Academy — in Des Moines now offers instruction in both Shudokai Karate Jutsu and Umibushi Combat Jiujitsu. Ideal for ages 7 to adult regardless of experience. Details: 206-422-8143 or visit


Academic Sports Development Recruiting — is offering free advice and information to individuals, groups, associations or high schools looking to learn about the recruiting process. Details: 206-861-2594 or e-mail

Seattle Boat Show — is Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center in Seattle with features, seminars, exhibits and more. See website for times and ticket prices. Details: 206-634-0911 or visit

ShoWalk Free Indoor Walking — hosted by ShoWare Center in Kent takes place Mondays and Wednesdays (unless otherwise noted) from 9-11 a.m. See website for schedule. Details: 253-856-4YOU or visit

Step Up to the Plate for Todd McDougall — is asking every head baseball coach in the state to raise $100 to help support McDougall, who has been diagnosed with an in operable brain tumor, and his family. Details: Brian Jackson at 253-683-6263 or visit

Winter Stoke Party — is Jan. 26 from 8-10:30 p.m. at evo Store in Seattle to fundraise for Evergreen’s Education Program and the Wasthington Student League. $10 to $15. Details: Stacy Karacostas at 206-524-2900 or visit


Barcelona Soccer Camps — will be coming to Robinswood Park in Bellevue with morning (8 a.m.), afternoon (12:30 p.m.) or elite (5 p.m.) camps. Online registration coming soon. Details: 818-306-8225 or visit


Wave Softball 12U-18U Tryouts — are taking place for 2013. Coached by high school and college coaches. Training facility. $1500 player fee. Details: Coach Watson at 425-422-1769 or visit


Evans Pool at Green Lake — in Seattle offers different lesson programs from ages 6 months to adult, private lessons, exercise classes, family swim, public swim, lap swim times and more. Details: 206-684-4961 or visit


Amy Yee Tennis Center — in Seattle has 10 indoor and four outdoor courts to offer classes for all ages, camps, same-day court reservations and more. See website for details. Details: 206-684-4764 or visit

TGA of North Seattle — makes golf and tennis accessible to youth by bringing a unique teaching curriculum to Pk-8th grade students at their schools. Also offering camps. Details: Brad Kirkpatrick at 206-355-3494 or visit


Drop-In Volleyball for Adults — is Mondays (half court, 6-9 p.m.) and Wednesdays (6-8:45 p.m.) at the Chinatown Community Center in Seattle. $3 adults, $2 for ages 65 and up. Details: 206-684-7092 or visit

Mail items to: Recreation Datebook, c/o Seattle Times Sports, P.O. Box 70, Seattle, WA 98111 (include phone number for confirmation). Fax: 206-464-3255. E-mail: