The Southern Maine Raging Bulls semipro football team begins preparations for its 16th season at 10 a.m. Saturday, at its practice facility at 20 Atwood Road in Topsham. Anyone interested in playing or coaching can contact head coach Ronnie Bates at 409-0031. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/southernmaine ragingbullsfootball.

The Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide will hold a season kickoff party at J.J.’s Eatery Too from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The event is open to season ticket holders, as well as anyone interested in purchasing season tickets or becoming a host family. All guests should RSVP by contacting Pam Gallo at pam@oobragingtide.com or at 602-9115.

The Portland Area Youth Soccer Association is holding fall travel program tryouts on Sunday, May 5, at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. The PAYSA travel program runs from mid-August through October, and boys and girls ages 10-14 are eligible to participate. For details, please visit www.paysasoccer.com.