Bexley girls soccer coach Scott Dempsey will conduct the Just for Kicks camps from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday through Aug. 1 for boys and girls ages 5-12. For more information, contact Dempsey at (614) 231-3594 or e-mail

Bexley girls soccer coach Scott Dempsey will conduct the Just for Kicks camps from 9-11:30 a.m. Monday through Aug. 1 for boys and girls ages 5-12. For more information, contact Dempsey at (614) 231-3594 or e-mail

Gahanna is holding signups for its Junior League fall baseball league for players ages 5-17. Register online at or call (614) 314-0440.

Field Sports will have fall basketball leagues and clinics. Boys and girls leagues for players in grades K-8 will start Aug. 21 and adult leagues will begin Aug. 26. To register, call (614) 791-7849 or visit

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

For more information, e-mail

Dublin Coffman graduate Chris Quinn, a player for the NBA's Miami Heat, will hold a basketball skill development camp Monday through July 31 at Coffman for boys grades 4-6 and 7-10.

The camp will be coached by former Ohio State assistant Dave Cecutti, former Coffman boys coach Tony Bornhorst and Coffman coach Jamey Collins. For more information or to register, call 1-866-571-HOOP or e-mail Registration forms can be downloaded from

The following schools are seeking coaches:

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

Dublin Scioto -- Varsity boys lacrosse. Call athletics director Kip Witchey at (614) 717-2468.

James Field of Soccer Field Academy will be conducting a youth summer camp from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4-8 at the Groveport Recreation Center. The camp is for boys and girls ages 4-14.

To register, e-mail or call (614) 406-5935.

Rio Grande will play host to to a fall baseball league for players in grades 9-12. Games will last nine innings or 2 hours, 15 minutes, whichever comes first. Pitchers may throw three innings in a game and no player will sit for consecutive innings. Teams will be coached by members of the Redmen baseball team. Teams will use wooden bats that will be provided for them. For more information, contact Rio Grande coach Brad Warnimont at (740) 245-7486 or e-mail, or assistant Tom Sutton at (740) 245-7269 or e-mail

Learn-to-row classes are being offered by the Greater Columbus Rowing Association for athletes 18 and older. No experience is necessary.

For more information, visit

The sixth-annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 2, beginning and ending at Circleville High School. Entry forms can be found at

Participants can also register the day of the race between 7:15-8:45 a.m.

Four weekly "Gain the Edge" basketball camps for players in grades 3-8 are scheduled this summer in Columbus. The sessions will focus on fundamentals. For information, contact coach Scott Williams at (614) 439-9568.

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Groveport -- Middle-school girls volleyball, middle-school girls soccer, middle-school girls tennis and middle-school boys soccer. Call assistant Principal Todd Boggs at (614) 836-497 or e-mail

Hamilton Township -- Varsity cheerleading assistant, two middle-school cheerleading advisors, varsity boys basketball, varsity assistant football, varsity boys and girls golf. Send résumés to athletics director Mark Beggrow at

Hilliard Darby -- Two varsity girls soccer assistants. Call coach Steve Watts at (614) 537-4276.

Watkins Memorial --ĘVarsity assistant cheerleading. Contact athletics director John McGiffin at (740) 927-3417 or e-mail

Westerville South -- Junior varsity boys soccer. Call coach Derek Hone at (614) 657-7821.

Worthingway Middle School -- Seventh-grade girls volleyball. Call Santha Stall or Bill Mosca at (614) 883-3650. Résumés can be sent to Worthingway Middle School, 6625 Guyer St., Worthington 43085.

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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.

Ohio Express girls basketball has limited spots in the following age brackets: 9U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 17U. Ages are determined as of Jan. 1, 2008. For information, contact Brent Glass at (740) 683-3378 or

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