The Westerville Crew team is offering a learn-to-row program for athletes grades 8-12. The sport is a year-round sport with no tryouts or cuts. Every rower will participate in every regatta. For more information visit www.westervillecrew.org.

The Westerville Crew team is offering a learn-to-row program for athletes grades 8-12. The sport is a year-round sport with no tryouts or cuts. Every rower will participate in every regatta. For more information visit www.westervillecrew.org.

The Columbus Sharks U-15 baseball team is looking for players to complete its roster for the next season. Positions needed are utility infielder, outfielder and catcher. For more information, contact Steve Parker at (614) 284-3825 or sdp196@yahoo.com.

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Columbus Academy --Assistant middle school volleyball. Fax rsum to athletics director Dominic Facciolla at (614) 509-2200.

Hilliard Darby --Varsity boys lacrosse, varsity girls lacrosse, assistant girls basketball. Send cover letter and rsum to Chad Schulte, athletics director, Hilliard Darby H.S., 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard, 43026.

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Margaret Hofmann, a Columbus resident, has created www.femaleathletesfirst.com, 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 margaret@femaleathletesfirst.com.

The Columbus Coralinas Synchronized Swimming Club will offer team training for girls ages 8-11 from 1-2:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 4 at the New Albany High School natatorium. Participants must be able to competently swim a pool length. For more information or to register, contact Hayley Head at (614) 488-6175 or timhayley@sbcglobal.net or visit www.coralinas.org.

The Winner's Edge will hold a basketball coaches clinic Oct. 17 at Worthington Kilbourne for coaches at all levels from youth through college. The clinic provides concepts and drills to help coaches develop a winning program. Sports psychologist Dr. Chris Stankovich will be a featured speaker at the clinic. For more information, call Jon Daup at (614) 402-3287 or visit www.jdhwinnersedge.com.

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

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 sports@thisweeknews.com 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 pca@positivecoach.org or visit www.positivecoach.org.

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 www.nyssf.org.