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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.
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 email@example.com
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 www.wbisports.net ).
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 www.wbisports.net ).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or visit www.northwestislanders.org ).
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 www.cityofmillcreek.com ).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.seattlewavebaseball.com ).
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 www.wbisports.net).
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 www.wbisports.net).
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 www.advantagebasketballclub.com ).
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 www.advantagebasketball.com ).
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 www.advantagebasketball.com ).
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 www.fusionbasketball.net ).
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 wattsbasketball.com ).
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 email@example.com
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 pugetsoundbasketball.com/content/view/152/304/ ).
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 www.wattsbasketball.com ).
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 www.wattsbasketball.com ).
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 passport2pain.org ).
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 www.edcc.edu/foundation ).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.cwsaonline.org).
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 www.highlineschools.org/athletics/ ).
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 www.cwsaonline.org ).
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 www.ioystudio.com ).
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 www.brighterfuturesrun.com).
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 www.winterpineappleclassic.org ).
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 www.soundersfc.com ).
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 www.reczone.org ).
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 www.nwbaseballacademy.org ).
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 www.mltrec.com).
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 www.reczone.org ).
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 www.reczone.org ).
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: email@example.com.