Girls from Bradley, Darby and Davidson high schools are invited to join the Hilliard rowing team. Fall conditioning is under way with the team hoping to start practicing on the water before the end of August. The team will compete in regattas throughout Ohio. Hilliard rowing is a club program but girls can earn school varsity letters. For more information contact coach Jackie Ruetenik at (440) 537-3784 after 3 p.m. or e-mail Ruetenik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.copcpf.com.
A youth flag football league, under the direction of i9 Sports, will be offered this fall. The league will take place Sept. 20 through Nov. 15 at Academy Park in Gahanna, which is located at 1201 Cherry Bottom Road.
There are three age groups, and every player is guaranteed to play and play every position. All coaches and instructors are certified and go through a background check.
To learn more, visit www.i9sports.com. To register, visit the site, enter your zip code and click on the link to register for a program. For more information, call program director Gene Dirienzo at (614) 948-5554.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Time Warner Cable is conducting a contest to determine who has the best game-day tradition. To enter, send a video between two and five minutes in length of your game-day tradition on DVD or mini-DV cassette to Time Warner Cable Local On Demand, 1015 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, 43212. Entries also may be submitted online through www.YouTube.com. All entries must include a submission form available at www.MyLocalOnDemand.com/GameDay and be received by Oct. 16. As many as 20 finalists will be selected to compete in a viewer's choice contest on Time Warner Cable Local On Demand Nov. 1-30. Each view counts as a vote and the video that garners the most views wins a $1,000 grand prize.
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 www.capitalcrusaders.net. For questions or more information, contact Payne at (614) 236-6487 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following schools are seeking coaches:
Columbus Academy --Assistant middle school volleyball. Fax rsums to athletics director Dominic Facciolla at (614) 509-2200.
Johnstown --Varsity wrest-ling. E-mail letter of interest, rsum and three letters of reference to Mike Carter, athletics director, at email@example.com.
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.
The Dynamo swim team is accepting registration for the fall and winter seasons. Tryouts will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday through Sept. 10.
Dynamo swim team is a competitive USA-sanctioned club based at the JCC of Greater Columbus. For more information e-mail coach Vladimir Dolgov at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dynamoswimteam.org.
Members of the Ukranian National Olympic team are teaching Olympic advanced technique swim camps at the JCC of Greater Columbus. Each camp consists of three two-hour sessions.
Featured swimmers include four-time Olympic gold medalist Yana Klochkova, seven-time World Championship gold medalist Oleg Lisogor and Olympic bronze medalist Vladimir Dolgov. The camps will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday through Sept. 2 and Sept. 8-10. For more details, or a registration form, visit www.dynamoswimteam.org or e-mail coach Dolvog at email@example.com.
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.positivecoach.org.