A new club hockey team is being formed for players from Columbus schools, private and parochial schools within Columbus, or those residing in Columbus.

A new club hockey team is being formed for players from Columbus schools, private and parochial schools within Columbus, or those residing in Columbus.

Northwest Hockey Club was granted this area by the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League.

The program is for high school, middle school or elementary school students.

Tryouts for junior varsity and varsity programs will be held at the end of the summer for the 2010-2011 season.

For more information, contact coach Greg Hall at mediadistributors@rrohio.com or 614-325-8383.

The third annual Gridiron Classic has announced the matchups for this season.

On Friday, Westerville North plays at Worthington Kilbourne at 7 p.m. and Hilliard Bradley plays at Dublin Scioto at 7:30 p.m. Westerville South plays at Groveport at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sept. 3, Hilliard Darby plays at Dublin Jerome at 7 p.m. and Brookhaven plays at Hilliard Davidson at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for games in the Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series are on sale and can be purchased at www.herbstreitfootballseries.com.

The series is Sept. 5 and 6 at Ohio Stadium with doubleheaders taking place on both days. All four games will be televised live on ESPN or ESPNU.

On Sept. 5, Dublin Coffman plays Westerville South in the first game and Huber Heights Wayne plays Canton McKinley in the second game. On Sept. 6, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) William T. Dwyer plays Cleveland Glenville in the first game and Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Frommel Smith plays Pickerington Central in the second game.

The Columbus Coralina Synchronized Swimming Club is offering a Try Synchro for Free Day from 2-4 p.m. on Sept. 25 for ages 7 and up at New Albany High School Natatorium, located at 7600 Fodor Road, New Albany. There's no cost to participate, but registration is requested. Participants must be able to competently swim a pool length.

For more information and to register, contact Hayley Head at timhayley@sbcglobal.net or visit www.coralinas.org.

Three senior softball leagues for players 60 years and older, 65 years and older and 70 years and older are underway at Berliner Park and McCord Field in Worthington.

To join, call Bill Voisard at (740) 549-4020 or e-mail pbvoisard@aol.com.

The Ultimate Sports Center in Grandview is holding several volleyball events this summer, including camps and clinics, leagues and private lessons for boys and girls of varying ages. For more information, visit www.ultimatesc.com or e-mail info@ultimatesc.com.

Margaret Hofmann, a Columbus resident, has created www.femaleathletesfirst.com, a website designed to serve the female athlete exclusively by providing functional strength and conditioning programs, online coaching and relevant health and wellness information.

There are articles, handouts and resources on just about every topic relating to women's needs as athletes. Female athletes also can purchase and download a sport specific exercise program to get started on improving conditioning. For more information, e-mail Hofmann at margaret@femaleathletesfirst.com.

The Mid Ohio Jets Football Club is looking for players and coaches for full-contact football. Apply online at www.midohiojets.com or call Same Husein at (614) 580-2135.

The Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization based at Stanford University, offers a free Internet-based course on how to develop and promote positive youth sports programs for youth coaches, parents and league administrators. The program's goal is to raise the level of sportsmanship in youth sports.

For information, call (650) 725-0024, send an e-mail to pca@positivecoach.org or visit www.positivecoach.org.