The Mid-West Girls Hockey League tournament will be held Friday through Sunday in Columbus. Representing the area will be the Columbus Sting, which is tied for first place in the East Division with the Nashville Tigers.

The Mid-West Girls Hockey League tournament will be held Friday through Sunday in Columbus. Representing the area will be the Columbus Sting, which is tied for first place in the East Division with the Nashville Tigers.

Teams included in the tournament will come from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. The championship game will take place at 11:30 a.m. Sunday in the Fairground Coliseum, preceded by the consolation game at 10 a.m.

The Ohio Girls Golf Foundation will offer clinics for girls ages 8-18 on April 4, 11, 18 and 25 at various sites in Ohio, including Shamrock. The clinics, taught by PGA and LPGA instructors, will run 10-11 a.m. For information, contact Judd Stephenson, executive director, at (440) 871-4638 or

Westerville Crew is accepting new rowers for any student grades 8-12. The team is doing indoor conditioning in preparation for the spring season and is aiming to be on the water at the beginning of March. New rowers are encouraged to attend indoor conditioning. For questions or more information, contact Trish Chase at (614) 565-9198, e-mail or visit

The Columbus Coralinas Synchronized Swimming Club will offer a team in training synchro learning opportunity for girls ages 12-and-under.

Lessons are available from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through May at New Albany High School. For questions or to register, call Hayley Head at (614) 488-6175, e-mail or visit

The Ohio Chargers U-14 baseball team is looking for players. The Chargers will play a regional schedule and participate in the tournaments throughout the Midwest. Eligible players cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2009.

For more information, e-mail

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Dublin Jerome -- Varsity boys golf, varsity assistant softball. Send résumé to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016.

Hamilton Township -- Varsity assistant softball, middle school softball. Send résumé to athletics director Mark Beggrow at

Hilliard Bradley -- Varsity baseball, varsity cheerleading, varsity boys basketball, varsity girls basketball, varsity boys lacrosse, varsity girls lacrosse, varsity boys track, varsity girls track, varsity boys tennis, varsity boys volleyball, varsity softball, varsity gymnastics, varsity swimming and diving and varsity wrestling. Applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to Applicants should put the position they are applying for in the subject line.

Olentangy --ĘVarsity field hockey. For information, contact athletics director Jay Wolfe at (740) 657-4110 or e-mail

Thomas Worthington --ĘVarsity assistant sprint coach for boys and girls track and field. Contact Andy Cox or Nancy Beattie at (614) 883-2270 or e-mail

Tree of Life --ĘVarsity boys soccer and varsity girls volleyball. Contact athletics director Yohana Hill at (614) 784-1937 or

Upper Arlington -- Varsity girls volleyball. Interested applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter to Chris Potts, Director of Athletics, by fax at (614) 487-5252, e-mail at or by mail to Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Rd., Upper Arlington 43221. For more information contact Potts at (614) 487-5210.

Westerville South -- Varsity assistant track with expertise in shot put and discus. Call coach Jim Gaul at (614) 580-4164.

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Former NBA player Stan Kimbrough, who played for the Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons, is offering private or small group basketball lessons at The Hoop for boys and girls grades 3-12. For more information call (513) 229-0863 or visit

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

Has your uncle coached basketball at Gahanna Jefferson Junior High for the last 20 years? Did the Grove City football fan you sat next to claim he has not missed a Dawgs home game since 1971? Is your father credited for starting the lacrosse craze in Upper Arlington? Is your brother a driver at Scioto Downs?

ThisWeek is in search of people like that for a series called "Community Profiles." Contact ThisWeek at with the names of people you think have interesting stories. Unfortunately, not all submissions can be used.

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 or visit

Coaches, parents and children involved in youth sports can find information, advice and instructional products at the Web site produced by Youth Sports Resource. Sections include articles, forums, chat areas, newsletter and also a sportsmanship award program. For further information, visit

The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number and severity of injuries young people sustain in sports and fitness activities. For more information, visit