The Hilliard YMCA is offering winter classes in swim lessons, self defense, ballroom dancing, health and wellness programs, martial arts, dance, dance aerobics, step classes, kickboxing, yoga and cycling.

The Hilliard YMCA is offering winter classes in swim lessons, self defense, ballroom dancing, health and wellness programs, martial arts, dance, dance aerobics, step classes, kickboxing, yoga and cycling.

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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.

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Dublin Sells Middle School -- Assistant wrestling. Call athletics director Jay Schwanke at (614) 764-5981 or e-mail

Dublin Jerome -- Varsity boys track, varsity girls track, varsity assistant girls basketball, varsity assistant girls tennis, varsity assistant softball. Send résumé to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016. For tennis, call coach Anthony Susi at (614) 353-3223.

Hamilton Township -- Varsity assistant coed track. Send résumé to athletics director Mark Beggrow at

Johnstown --ĘVarsity softball. Interested applicants should e-mail athletics director Mike Carter at

Thomas Worthington --ĘVarsity assistant sprint coach for boys and girls track and field. Contact Andy Cox or Nancy Beattie at (614) 88-32270 or e-mail

Tree of Life --ĘVarsity boys soccer and varsity girls volleyball. Interested applicants can contact athletics director Yohana Hill at (614) 784-1937 or e-mail

Upper Arlington -- Varsity assistant boys swimming. Call coach Jeff Stewart at (740) 359-5334 or

Watkins Memorial -- Junior varsity boys basketball. Contact John McGiffin, athletics director, at (740) 927-3417 or e-mail

Westerville South -- Varsity girls volleyball, varsity assistant track with expertise in shot put and discus. For track, call coach Jim Gaul at (614) 580-4164. For volleyball contact Dave Siess at (614) 797-6004.

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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 Ohio Wesleyan softball coaches and players will hold pitching and catching clinics Jan. 17. The clinic from 9 a.m. to noon is for pitchers grades 5-8 and all catchers while the clinic from 1-4 p.m. is for pitchers grades 9-12. Registration is limited to 50 participants. For more information call coach Cassie Cunningham at (740) 368-373 or for a registration form visit

Capital will play host to a one-day track and field clinic from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 25 aimed at introducing young athletes to the concepts used in the training of university track and field athletes. Events that will be covered include sprints, hurdles, throws, pole vault, long jump, triple jump and high jump.

For more information contact coach Fred Barends at (614) 236-6919 or (614) 736-0320, e-mail or visit

Capital softball coach Nan Payne and pitching coach Jeff Dupler will hold hitting clinics from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 24 and Feb. 7, pitching clinics from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Jan. 31 and Feb. 14 and a catching clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The clinics are open to girls grades 5-12. A brochure with registration information is available online at For questions or additional information contact Payne at (614) 236-6487 or e-mail

The Columbus Coralinas Synchronized Swimming Club will offer a team in training synchro learning opportunity for girls ages 12-and-under.

Lessons are available from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through May at New Albany High School. For questions or to register, call Hayley Head at (614) 488-6175, e-mail 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

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

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?

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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