With a new Washington Area Military Athletics Conference basketball season right around the corner, Belvoir athletes will get a chance to showcase their skills and aim at securing slots on the installation’s elite Eagles team rosters when official tryouts run Sept. 24-28, and Oct. 1-5, 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Wells Field House.

The Fort Belvoir Eagles men’s and women’s basketball teams are perennial contenders in the WAMAC and fields some of the area’s finest athletes each year. League coordinators are planning the 2018-19 season and coaches will have their eyes open during the tryout sessions for the best talent to represent the post in the league.

WAMAC is the official athletics organization for Service members and civilians representing several area military installations from every service branch. The Fort Belvoir basketball teams — the Eagles and the Lady Eagles— compete annually in matchups played on weekends through winter, in a season that ends with a major double-elimination championship.

The Belvoir Eagles WAMAC basketball teams play home games at Wells Field House on North Post.

Teams are open to all active-duty military services, Coast Guard, Reserves, military family members, DoD civilians and contractors, and federal agency employees.

For more information about the Fort Belvoir Eagles sports organizations and the upcoming season, call Coach Marshall (men’s team) at 703- 798-0842; Coach Sherman Sherin (women’s team) at 703-806-0801; or Justin Fitzgerald, intramural sports coordinator, at 703-806-5093.