The Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series will be held 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.

The Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series will be held 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 will play Westerville South in the first game of the day and Huber Heights Wayne will play Canton McKinley in the second game. On Sept. 6 Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) William T. Dwyer will play Cleveland Glenville in the first game and Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Frommel Smith will play Pickerington Central in the second game.

Tickets go on sale June 1 and can be purchased at

Former Ohio State and NFL football player Chris Spielman will hold the fourth-annual Chris Spielman Football Camp from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 19-21 at Dublin Coffman High School for boys and girls ages 7-14. Spielman will be at the camp to direct activities and help provide instruction, in addition to various local high school and college coaches.

Camp proceeds will benefit the Spielman Family Fund. Spots are limited so early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register call (513) 793-2267 or visit

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce will hold the inaugural Jay Bruce Baseball Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 19-21 at the facility at Prasco Park in Mason for boys and girls ages 6-14. Bruce and Indiana University coach Tracy Smith will be there to direct camp activities and provide instruction. For more information call (513) 793-2267 or visit

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Columbus School for Girls — Varsity basketball. Send cover letter, résumé and list of references to Athletics Director Kippie Crouch at Deadline to apply is Saturday.

Dublin Jerome — Varsity boys basketball. Send letter of interest and résumé to Nick Magistrale, Athletics Director, Dublin Jerome H.S., 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016, or call (614) 718-8261.

Dublin Scioto — Varsity girls basketball. Applicants should contact Athletics Director Kip Witchey at (614) 717-2468.

Hastings Middle School — Girls volleyball. Call Athletics Director Brian Shipley at (614) 487-5100 ext. 125.

Hilliard Darby — Varsity girls tennis, junior varsity girls volleyball. Mail résumés to Chad Schulte, Athletics Director, Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard 43026.

Hilliard Davidson — Varsity girls basketball. Applicants should send a cover letter and résumé to with "Girls Basketball Coach" in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through May 7.

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Former Ohio State men's basketball players and current NBA players Mike Conley, Daequan Cook and Greg Oden will hold the Buckeye Stars Basketball Camp on July 28-30 at Worthington Kilbourne. The first session will be from 9 a.m. to noon and the second session will be from 1-4 p.m.

The three former Buckeyes will be on site to help direct camp activities and provide instruction. Also providing instruction will be various prep and college coaches from the area. The camp will specialize in fundamental skills and the team concept of basketball.

For more information call (513) 793-2267 or visit

Capital will play host to a softball day camp, residential camp, mini-camp and also hitting and bunting clinics for girls entering grades 5-12. The mini camp will be from 2-6 p.m. May 22-23, the day camp will be from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 14-17 and the residential camp will be from July 5-8. The hitting and bunting clinics will be from 6-8:30 p.m. June 14, 17 and 22 and the second mini camp will be from 8 a.m. to noon August 9-10. Enrollment is limited. For more information contact Capital coach Nan Payne at (614) 236-6487, or visit

The Ultimate Sports Center in Grandview will play host to several volleyball events this summer, including camps and clinics, leagues and private lessons for boys and girls of varying ages. Fore more information, visit the Web site at or e-mail

Johnstown-Monroe — Varsity girls soccer, junior varsity softball, eighth-grade softball, seventh-grade softball. Send e-mail to Athletics Director Mike Carter at

River Valley — Varsity football. Mail letter of interest, résumé and three letters of reference to Thomas G. Shade, Superintendent, River Valley Local Schools, 197 Brocklesby Road, Caledonia, 43314, or e-mail to

Pickerington Central will play host to the Tiger Volleyball Classic on June 19 at the high school. It will be an open invitation tournament for teams with high school experience or beyond. It will have pool play beginning at 9 a.m. followed by a single-elimination tournament. Waiver liability forms will be provided at the site and must be signed by a parent or legal guardian if the participant is under the age of 18. To register your team, contact Central coach Jessie Burr at (740) 243-7997.

Denison will offer youth girls volleyball and basketball camps for girls ages 4-10.

The volleyball camp will be from 1-4 p.m. on June 7-10. The basketball camp will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 14-17. Both camps will teach fundamentals and will be held at Livingston Gym.

For additional information, contact Sara Lee at (740) 587-6290 or, or contact Lynsey Whisner at (740) 587-5733 or

Wooster will play host to a residential girls soccer camp for girls ages 10-18 June 13-16 and 27-30. Group discounts are available and anybody who registers before May 1 will receive a price break. For more information, visit the Web site at

The Columbus Premier U-9 travel baseball team is looking to fill a roster spot. For more information, call Daren Neff at (614) 218-0676.

The Ohio Rally AAU girls basketball program is looking for players for its eighth-grade team. For more information or to join, visit

The Girls Basketball Association will play host to over 45 tournaments this spring for girls ages 9-17. The tournaments are open to all AAU, YBOA, GBA and other teams. For a list of the tournaments available, call the GBA office at (740) 685-2468 or visit

The 33rd annual Police and Fire Games will be June 13-18 in Toledo. The purpose of these games is to support the physical and mental fitness of Ohio's active and retired law enforcement, firefighter and military personnel by offering a variety of events in which first responders can compete in an environment of good sport and camaraderie.

More than 30 sports will be included. New to the games are a safety forces challenge, women's 3-on-3 basketball, arm wrestling and a motorcycle poker run. Ice hockey is scheduled to return this year. A full list of the events, their descriptions, schedules and locations can be found at

All first responders are invited to participate in the games and to bring their friends and families to support them. All activities are open to the public to watch free of charge. For more information, contact Joseph A. Mahan, president of the Ohio Police and Fire Games, at (937) 335-4336 or e-mail

High school football fans can tune into Local On Demand on Time Warner Cable channel 411 to catch replays of playoff games. The channel features coverage from Time Warner Cable, SportsTime Ohio, ONN and production teams throughout Ohio. The games are available to Time Warner Cable Digital Cable customers. To watch the games at any time, select the Sports tab and choose the category "HS Football Nov." Games with local interest currently on demand include: Logan vs. Canal Winchester, Chillicothe Zane Trace vs. Heath, Westerville South vs. Dublin Coffman, Hilliard Davidson vs. Pickerington Central, Napoleon vs. Watterson, Davidson vs. Coffman, Brookhaven vs. Marion-Franklin, DeSales vs. Watterson and Davidson vs. Cincinnati Elder.

Margaret Hofmann, a Columbus resident, has created, a Web site 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

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

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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

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