North Columbus Sports is accepting registration for summer baseball, softball and T-ball for boys and girls ages 5-18. For more information call Mark Navarre at (614) 442-8721 or visit

North Columbus Sports is accepting registration for summer baseball, softball and T-ball for boys and girls ages 5-18. For more information call Mark Navarre at (614) 442-8721 or visit

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, contact Hayley Head at (614) 488-6175 or

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 their conditioning.

E-mail to Hofmann at

Registration is under way for the Ohio Police and Fire Games, which will take place June 14-19 in Canton. Register at For more information, contact Joseph A Mahan at (937) 335-4336 or e-mail

The Columbus Figure Skating Club will hold its annual Ice Show at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ohio State Ice Rink, 390 Woody Hayes Drive, 43210. The show is sanctioned by US Figure Skating. Admission is free.

The Cincinnati Reds will hold a three-day youth baseball clinic for players ages 5-19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 22-24 at the VFW baseball field, 322 Pike St., Marietta. The deadline to register is June 17. To register call (740) 373-3476.

Ohio Wesleyan will play host to the Greater Columbus Basketball Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 15-18 for boys ages 7-17. The camp will be directed by the OWU men's coaching staff. For more information or to register contact Scott Cutter at (740) 368-3865 or e-mail to

The following schools are seeking coaches:

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 Director of Athletics Kip Witchey at (614) 717-2468.

Hilliard Bradley -- Varsity baseball, varsity cheerleading, varsity boys basketball, varsity girls basketball, varsity boys lacrosse, varsity boys tennis, varsity boys volleyball, varsity softball, varsity gymnastics and varsity swimming and diving. Send cover letter and résumé to and put the position applying for in the subject line.

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

Upper Arlington -- Varsity girls volleyball, varsity gymnastics, varsity girls soccer, varsity boys water polo. Submit résumé and cover letter to Chris Potts, Director of Athletics, by fax at (614) 487-5252, by e-mail at or by mail to Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Rd., Upper Arlington, 43221. For information call Potts at (614) 487-5210.

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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 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