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Baseball and softball

Registration for spring baseball and softball in the Charles County Youth League is now open for children 5 to 18.

Registration can be done online at or in person from noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 26, at Dick’s Sporting Goods in the St Charles Towne Center or from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 2 at The Greene Turtle in La Plata.

For more information, go to

The Southern Maryland Xplosion 16-U travel softball team is looking for players for the 2013 season. For more information, call manager James at 240-346-2543.

The Chesapeake Tide, an 8-U and 9-U travel baseball team, will hold tryouts through the winter for players in the Southern Maryland area. Players cannot turn 9 or 10 years of age by May 1, 2013, depending on the team. The team has an indoor training facility. For more information, call Butch Britton at 410-586-9400.

The Charles County Spartans, a 12-U travel baseball tournament team, will hold tryouts through the winter for players in the Southern Maryland area. Players cannot turn 13 years old by May 1, 2013.  For more information, call Tad Waters at 301-247-7441.


The Southern Maryland Flyers Youth Basketball Organization will hold tryouts for its newly formed eighth-grade boys basketball team starting Jan. 15 until the last roster slot has been filled.

The Flyers seeking 10 eighth-grade players to fill their roster and talented seventh-graders are welcome to try out as well.

For more information, go to, call Coach Will at 301-928-6893 or email to

Charles County Parks and Recreation is holding registration for its middle school basketball leagues.

This program is open to all students in sixth- to eighth-grades for the 2012-13 school year. Players can only play at the middle school community center that they currently attend. Students attending private school must play for the center in their appropriate school zone.

The cost is $75 if registered by Feb. 16 and $90 after that date. The registration deadline is March 2.

Register online at For more information, call 301-934-9305 or 301-870-3388, ext 5152.


The Southern Maryland Youth Flag Football League will hold registration for its NFL Flag spring season from 2 to 6 p.m. Feb. 9 and 23 at Modells Sporting Goods in Waldorf.

The league is open to children 5 to 17 of all skill levels and is endorsed by the NFL and is a member of USA Football. The season will start in April and will run until early June.

For more information or to register online, go to


Unique Sports Academy in Waldorf is taking registrations for its new season. The recreational gymnastics program offers a variety of classes for children ages 18 months to 18.

New morning classes are now available. For more information, call 301-396-4934 or go to


Gretton Goalkeeping will hold weekly outdoor and indoor soccer training sessions for all ages and skill levels.

Indoor sessions will be held at the Waldorf Sport & Health Club through the week of Feb. 25. Outdoor sessions will be at various fields in the county.

Reservations are required. For more information, or call 301-643-8992.

A U-13B travel soccer team is looking for dedicated field players. This team plays and trains year-round in the Southern Maryland area.  For more information, email

The Pisgah Youth Soccer Association, which serves Pisgah, Ironsides, Marbury and Nanjemoy, is holding open online registration for the spring season for children 4 to 18.

The cost is $80, which covers a child’s uniform and all county fees. Registration can be done online at via PayPal, by cash or check.

For those who pay by cash or check, payment is due by the first scheduled practice of the season. All practices are held at the Melwood Recreational Center in Nanjemoy.

For more information, email


Chesapeake Bay Aquatic Club will hold registrations for lessons and pre-team classes from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Jan. 16 and 10 to 11 a.m. Jan. 19 at the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics and Recreation Center’s aquatics center at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City.

Lessons and pre-team classes will be held Jan. 21 to Feb. 13.

For more information, call Laurie Askins at 301-475-2140, email or go to