Submitting sports notices

Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday.

Soccer

Soccer Association of Columbia is now registering players for the spring season, scheduled to begin the weekend of April 4. The league is open to players from ages 7 to 18. Teams meet for eight weeks for practices and weekend games. A clinic league for players ages 4 to 6 focusing on basic skills and teamwork is also available on Saturday mornings. Players receive an Under Armour jersey, socks and, for ages 7 and up, shorts. Register at sackick.com by March 21 to ensure placement. For more information, email asksac@sac-hc.org.

The SAC Juniors Program is a fun-filled introduction to soccer, featuring six, one-hour weekday or weekend sessions for ages 3-4 throughout the year in Howard County. Players receive an Under Armour jersey. Topics include body awareness, agility, balance and ball control. Go to sackick.com to register.  For more information, contact asksac@sac-hc.org.

Team registrations are now being accepted for the Central Maryland Soccer Association's 17th Annual Old Line State Classic, which will take place the weekend of April 12 in Harford County. The Classic is open to all USSF youth-affiliated school, recreation and club teams located in the mid-Atlantic region, ages U8 through 18. All teams are guaranteed three games. Register at cmsasoccer.com by March 24. Email scorenews@aol.com or call 410-686-2212 for more information.

The SAC Girls U10 Premier White travel team is looking for one or two players. Interested parties should call 410-982-3511 or email maglars@yahoo.com for more information. Supplemental tryouts are tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 28.

The Chelsea Lions of the Travel Laurel Soccer Club are looking for two exceptional U-12 or U-13 players to join a U-13 boys team. The Lions train in Columbia and are the defending BBSL Blue Division champions. Email ayount42@cs.com if interested.

The SAC United Premier White U13 Girls team ('00-'01) is looking to add a goalkeeper to its roster. The team will be participating in the Region I Colonial League, Maryland State Cup and travel tournaments this spring. Email mbonner@umd.edu if interested in a tryout.

Baseball

Registration is open for the AYRA spring baseball season. Leagues are available for all player ages 5-18. Visit ayra.com for details. The season runs from April 1 to the end of the school year.

Softball

The Western Howard County Fever girls fast pitch travel softball program will be holding tryouts for a new 16U "B" level team for the 2014 season. Players must have been 16 years old or younger on Dec. 31, 2013, to be eligible to try out. Tryouts will be held indoors at 5545 Broadwater Lane in Clarksville on Jan. 18, 10 a.m. to noon, and on Jan. 25, from 1-3 p.m. Call 443-812-9805 or 443-474-4044, or email timmccoy@mris.com or gstepke@icloud.com for more information.