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Community sports & recreation datebook

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

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Bothell PONY Pilots Baseball 14U —semi-select tryouts for 2014 are Sept. 9. Looking for 3-5 position players, especially catcher. Contact for details and locations. Details: 425-495-5721 or e-mail

Columbia City Reds Tryouts —are being held for 10U, 12U, 13U, 15U and 18U teams based out of The K Center in Columbia City. Call for more information. Details: Ron Queen at 425-791-1830.

Elite Pitcher's Velocity Training Camps —is being instructed by a local college coach through Washington Baseball Instruction in Lynnwood. Limited enrollment. Contact for details. Details: Scott Watson at 425-422-1769 or visit ).

Hitting, Pitching and Throwing Lessons —are being offered by local area college coaches through Washington Baseball Instruction in Lynnwood. Contact for more details. Details: Scott Watson at 425-422-1769 or visit ).

North Seattle Mustangs Tryouts —for 13U PONY Olympic team is Sept. 3. Contact for more information. Details: Coach Hines at 206-898-6789 or e-mail

Northwest Islanders 13U-14U Tryouts —for 2014 Seattle Elite League play are being scheduled on an individual basis to fill out rosters. See website for more information. Details: e-mail or visit ).

Pro Baseball Camp with Steve Goucher —for ages 8-13 is Aug. 26-29 from 9 a.m. to noon at Mill Creek Sports Park. $129 to $148. Bring glove, snack and drink. Cleats recommended. Details: 425-745-1891 or visit ).

Seattle Braves Baseball 18U Tryouts for 2014 —are in progress. Team won Mickey Mantle State Tournament and a CABA qualifier in 2013 as a 16U team. Contact for private tryout. Details: Shea Tonkin at 206-999-7247 or Bud Tonkin at 206-307-7868, or e-mail

Seattle Wave Baseball 13U-18U —is holding private tryouts for the 2014 season. No parent-coaches, all high school or college coaches. Contact for tryout. $1,975 player fee. Details: Scott Watson at 425-422-1769 or visit ).

Stars Select Baseball 9U-12U —has open registration for 2014. Team training twice a week, plus summer tournaments. Does not interfere with Little League. $500 player fee. Contact for private tryout. Details: Scott Watson at 425-422-1769 or visit

Washington Baseball Instruction Fall Ball 12U-18U —for ages 11-12, 13-14 and 15-18 will feature weekday skills and drills and Sunday games in Lynnwood, Edmonds and Bothell throughout September. $285. Details: Scott at 425-422-1769 or visit


Advantage Basketball Advanced Training Academy —in Kenmore features team training and monthly training. See website for details. Details: 425-670-8877 or 425-814-2255, or visit ).

Advantage Basketball Fall/Winter Team Tryouts —for boys (Aug. 26-27) and girls (Aug. 28-29) will take place in Kenmore. Makeup tryouts on Sept. 7-8. See website for times and more information. Details: 425-670-8877 or visit ).

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

Fusion Basketball Tryouts —for boys in grades 6, 8, 9 and 10 and girls in grades 9-10 are Sept. 11 and 13 from 6-9 p.m. at Evergreen Middle School in Everett. $295 cost if you make the team. Practice three days a week, games on weekends. Details: Eddie McFerrin at 425-344-6897 or visit ).

In the Zone with Preseason Training —with Watts Basketball is a varsity and college prep program for competitive boys and girls in grades 7 and up. See website for more information. Details: 206-420-2064 or visit ).

Mountlake Terrace Fall Men's Basketball League —begins the week of Sept. 9 for Monday (recreational) or Wednesday (intermediate or advanced) play. $630/team for 10 officiated games plus playoffs for top teams. Details: Jeff Betz at 425-640-3101 or e-mail

Puget Sound Basketball Teens and Youth Leagues —for boys and girls in grades 4-12 start Sept. 20 in south Seattle. Games on Saturdays and Sundays (and Friday nights if needed). See website for prices and more information. Details: Jeff Anderson at 206-632-HOOP ).

Summer Slam Camps with Watts Basketball —for boys and girls grades 2-8 are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Aug. 26-30) at Sound Mind and Body Gym in Fremont. Details: 206-300-1919 or visit ).

Watts Basketball Year-Round Training —is for competitive boys, girls, coaches and teams of all levels who want to advance their game. Pricing and locations vary. Details: 206-420-2064 or visit ).


Passport to Pain —is Sept. 14 at Jensen Point in Vashon Island starting at 8 a.m. for an 80-mile ride that features 10,000 feet of elevation gain. Barbecue afterward from 2-6 p.m. Details: Jeff Hoyt at 206-714-5280 or visit ).


Edmonds Community College Foundation Golf Classic —to raise money is Sept. 23 at Seattle Golf Club. $350/person includes dinner. $1900/VIP foursome. Prices increase after July 8. Register by Sept. 2. Details: 425-640-1274 or visit ).

Puget Sound Golf Association —invites you to play at a variety of courses in the region at guest rates, including Twin Lakes (Aug. 29, noon, $45), Washington National (Sept. 9, noon, $75) and Sahalee (Oct. 14). Details: 206-226-5332 or 206-634-3251, or e-mail


Central Whidbey Sportsman's Association —is offering hunter education classes consisting of four sessions Aug. 28-31, Sept. 4-7 or Sept. 18-21. Course times online. Call to register. Details: Sam at 360-914-0354 or John at 360-969-2440, or visit

Highline Public Schools Summer Sports Camps —are offering basketball, swimming, tennis, soccer, football, volleyball, wrestling and more in South King County. See websites for times, locations and cost. Details: 206-433-2418 ).

Hunter Sight In Days —are Sept. 22 at Central Whidbey Sportsmen's Association. Range fees per firearm $5 adults or $2 under age 14. Free for active duty military. Details: John Jeffries at 360-675-3054 or visit ).

InsideOut Yoga Open House —is Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Seattle's Greenwood neighborhood with yoga teacher and counselor Kim Trimmer. Free to attend. Details: 206-992-4808 or visit ).


Brighter Futures Run —to benefit Community Youth Services is a family friendly 5K run Sept. 14 in downtown Olympia starting at 8:30 a.m. Register in advance for $45. Kids under 10 free. Details: Lynsi Polanco at 360-918-7822 or visit

Winter Pineapple Classic 5K Obstacle Run —for ages 8 and up is Nov. 9 at Mountain Meadows Farm in North Bend. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. See website to register. Details: 206-628-0777 or visit ).


Sounders FC Summer Camps —for boys and girls ages 4-15 are taking place August all over Puget Sound for half day ($160) or full day ($230). See website for dates and locations. Details: 425-203-8315 or visit ).


Adult Men's and Coed Fall Softball Leagues —start Aug. 27 at Meadowdale Playfields in Lynnwood. $570/team for eight USSSA officiated games and playoffs for top teams. Details: Todd at 425-771-0229 or visit ).

Northwest Baseball and Softball Academy —Lady Bombers select summer fastpitch teams are looking for players for U16. Contact for tryouts and more information. Details: Mark Potoshnik at 425-471-1195 or visit ).


Mountlake Terrace Adult and Teen Tennis Lessons —for ages 13 and up are Tuesdays and Thursdays at Evergreen Playfields for beginners (6:30-7:30 p.m.) and intermediate (7:30-8:30 p.m.). Six lessons for $35 to $40. Details: Jeff Betz at 425-640-3101 or visit


Co-Rec Competitive Volleyball League —is Tuesday nights starting Sept. 24 at Edmonds C.C. gym. $325 league fee for seven week round robin and tournament for all teams. Details: Todd at 425-771-0229 or visit ).

Women's 4-on-4 Volleyball League —is Thursday evenings starting Sept. 12 at Edmonds C.C. Gym at 7:15 or 8:45 p.m. $345/team for ten weeks in an upper or lower division. Details: Todd at 425-771-0229 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: 206-493-0934. E-mail:

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