The Worthington Youth Boosters are looking for lacrosse sticks, helmets, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads or anything else that can be refurbished and donated to WYB participants who cannot afford equipment. Anything new, old or slightly used is acceptable to be donated to 870 Angus Court, Worthington. Call Alice Hilliard at (614) 848-5963.

The Worthington Youth Boosters are looking for lacrosse sticks, helmets, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads or anything else that can be refurbished and donated to WYB participants who cannot afford equipment. Anything new, old or slightly used is acceptable to be donated to 870 Angus Court, Worthington. Call Alice Hilliard at (614) 848-5963.

The Thomas High School boys soccer team will hold the inaugural Worthington 3-on-3 soccer challenge Saturday and Sunday.

The event, at Thomas, will include teams U-7 through U-14.

For more information contact Brian Parsons at or visit

The Capital softball team and coach Nan Payne will play host to a fastpitch softball league for girls grades 8-12. The league takes place Sept. 6 through Oct. 18 with each team playing two games a week and in a tournament the final weekend of the season. A brochure with registration information can be found online at

Worthington Hills sixth-grader Rachel Rubadue competed in the USA Diving Junior Olympics Zone Meet in Huntersville, N.C.

Rubadue placed first in her age group on platform and 3-meter and was second on the 1-meter.

Her efforts have qualified her to the USA Diving Speedo Junior National Championships, which begin Wednesday in Moultrie, Ga.

In the Junior Olympics Regional Championships on June 19-21 at Eastern Michigan, Rubadue won the 7.5-meter platform, the 3-meter and 1-meter events.

The Columbus Wrestling Club, in conjunction with the Beat the Streets wrestling program, will hold a youth wrestling tournament, with freestyle competition on Saturday and folkstyle competition on Sunday at the Ohio State Fair.

Divisions include from Tot (born in 2003 or later) to Masters (35-and-older).

Registration and weigh-ins take place from 7-8:30 a.m. each day.

For more information, contact tournament director Brian Church at (614) 496-6369 or or visit

The Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians Foundation will hold the second-annual Run 4 Health, which will be a 4-mile run/walk as well as a kids fun run, at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Westerville Sports Complex. To register, or for more information, visit

Under Armour will hold an open tryout for high school baseball players in Ohio at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Dublin Jerome High School. Players will have the opportunity to be evaluated by Under Armour's professional scouts and learn to improve their game. Previous players to go through the program include David Wright of the New York Mets and B.J. Upton of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. For questions or more information contact Becky Oldham at 1-800-641-4487 or

The Hilliard Lynx field hockey club is seeking a coach for the junior varsity/varsity team. Field hockey experience is necessary. It is a volunteer position though there will be some stipulation. Practices begin in August and games will be in September and October. Contact Melissa Herman, president, Hilliard Lynx Boosters, at (614) 571-5897 or

Crew Stadium will play host to the third-annual Crew 5K Run/Walk Aug. 15. The course goes around the grounds of Crew Stadium and the Ohio Historical Society before finishing inside the stadium. All registrants will receive a T-shirt, a goody bag and a free ticket to the Crew's game against FC Dallas, which will take place at 7 p.m. that day. There is also a 1-mile run for children 12-and-under. For more information, call Matt McGowan at (740) 587-0376 or visit

The Columbus Cobras Baseball Association will hold tryouts for all its teams -- U-8 through U-18 -- Aug. 8 at the World Harvest Church fields, located at 4595 Gender Road in Canal Winchester. For more information visit

To register, send an e-mail to

The eighth-annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, beginning and ending at Circleville High School. There will be awards for the top three finishers in all 28 age groups, as well as awards for the top three overall male and female finishers. Entry forms can be found at Raceday registration is from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m.

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 can also purchase and download a sport specific exercise program to get started on improving conditioning. For more information, e-mail Hofmann at

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Columbus Academy --ĘVarsity assistant field hockey, middle school football, middle school boys and girls soccer and middle school volleyball. Fax résumés to athletics director Dominic Facciolla at (614) 509-2200.

Dublin Jerome -- Varsity assistant girls soccer. Send résumé to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016.

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

Johnstown --ĘVarsity wrestling. E-mail letter of interest, résumé and three letters of reference to Mike Carter, athletics director, at

Upper Arlington -- Varsity gymnastics, varsity boys water polo, varsity assistant field hockey, varsity assistant girls volleyball. Submit résumé and cover letter to Chris Potts, athletics director, by fax at (614) 487-5252, by e-mail at or by mail to Upper Arlington H.S., 1650 Ridgeview Road, Upper Arlington, 43221. For field hockey, contact coach McKenzie Hufford at (614) 354-3637 or For girls volleyball, contact coach Brian Pomerantz at (614) 354-3295 or

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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 information call (513) 229-0863 or visit

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.

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."

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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