Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

If you would like to become a high school basketball official for the 2003-04 season, please contact Allan Kaufman at (732) 390-1860 or at Classes begin in October in East Brunswick and will get you on the court for the start of the 2003-04 season.

The Sayreville Athletic Association will be hosting a preseason basketball tournament this month. There will be two divisions — 5/6 grade and 7/8 grade. Any interested teams can contact Alan Karmin at (732) 525-2556 or Mike Stanton at (732) 525-0384. Entry fee is $250. Guaranteed three games. AAU teams will not be permitted.

Coast to Coast Athletics is recruiting New Jersey youth baseball players (ages 11-12, 13-15, and 16-18) to represent the USA in international competition in Puerto Rico and Australia. Outstanding amateurs, selected nationwide, will compete against international all-star teams during the winter, spring and summer school breaks. Each trip lasts 7-14 days and is packed with baseball action, intensive training and cultural excursions. Squads are managed by a staff of top college coaches and pro scouts who provide participating players with a unique perspective on what it’s like to play at the collegiate and professional level. For more information or to request a program application, visit the Web site

The Goodwill Ambassadors are cur­rently accepting applications for high school teams, club teams and individual high school-age volleyball players, in the USA and Canada, to participate in the Goodwill Ambassadors Volleyball ex­change to Europe in July 2004. Members of this team will represent their country and community in volleyball tournaments and local competitions in London, Paris, Geneva, Venice and Rome. The program is open to all players ages 15-20. School coaches and club team coaches — the coach travels free with their team of 10 or more. For additional information, call (425) 255-8102.

Jersey Shore Shots girls U10 AAU basketball tryouts are scheduled for Nov. 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to noon. All girls born in 1993 are eligible. National-level coaches forming team for dedicated players looking to learn, for upcoming 2004 season. Soccer players welcome. For information, call (732) 547-6865 or e-mail