Grandview will play host to the Tour de Grandview cycling event for men Sunday. For more information visit

Grandview will play host to the Tour de Grandview cycling event for men Sunday. For more information visit

The eighth-annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 1, 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, or you can register the day of the race from 7:15 to 8:45.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directions met June 11 and voted on a number of issues. The Board elected Steven Stirn to serve as president and Rocco Nero as vice president for the 2009-10 school year, beginning Aug. 1. The Board voted to extend the contract with Akron Firestone Stadium to be the site for the softball finals, making the terms 10 years, which begins in 2008. The Board approved a one-year extension for Huntington Park to be the site for the state baseball tournament in 2010.

For more information on the approval or denial or certain proposals involving basketball, golf, ice hockey, swimming and diving, tennis and wrestling, go to

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.

Dublin Scioto --ĘVarsity field hockey. Call athletics director Kip Witchey at (614) 717-2468.

Hilliard Darby --ĘVarsity girls soccer. Applicants should send cover letter and résumé to Chad Schulte, athletics director, Hilliard Darby H.S., 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard, 43026.

Olentangy --ĘVarsity field hockey. Contact athletics director Jay Wolfe at (740) 657-4110 or

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

NBA junior and WNBA junior basketball leagues are forming for the summer for players grades 3-12. The kickoff party will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Cherry Valley Lodge. The season runs July 11 through Aug. 29 with game locations in Blacklick, Buckeye Lake, Gahanna, Pataskala, Pickerington and Reynoldsburg.

For more information call Chris Sabatino at (614) 348-1383 or visit the Web site at

Capital will hold a residential camp Monday through July 2. Enrollment is limited. For more information contact coach Nan Payne at (614) 236-6487 or Brochures are available at

The OV Hockey School will be July 16-24 at the Chiller Easton for all five levels of competition including high school/midget, bantam, peewee, mite/squirt and adult. The school is officially endorsed by the Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL.

For more information, call Anthony Donskov at (614) 523-3112, send e-mail to or visit

The following schools are seeking coaches:

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 High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road, Upper Arlington, 43221. For field hockey, contact coach McKenzie Hufford at (614) 354-3637 or e-mail résumé to For girls volleyball, call coach Brian Pomerantz at (614) 354-3295 or e-mail résumé to

•To add to this list, contact ThisWeek at (740) 888-6069 or

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 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 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."

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

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