Hernando Sumter Umpires Association has announced its 2013 Umpire Clinic dates.
The association uses the clinics to find new umpires in the west central Florida area. The dates and locations ares:
• 10 a.m. Jan. 20 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill.
• 10 a.m. Jan. 27 at the Ernie Wever Youth Park in Brooksville.
• 10 a.m. Feb. 3 at Ridge Manor Community Park in Ridge Manor.
• 10 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex in Bushnell.
• 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Anderson Snow Sports Complex in Spring Hill.
• 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Wesley Chapel District Park in Wesley Chapel.
The clinics are open to anyone over 16 who has an interest in becoming an umpire, as well as the seasoned umpires who wish to sharpen their skills. Participants must first take a 100-question test at www.umpiretester.com, and those who score at least 75 percent correct may enroll in the clinic.
The four-hour training session includes instruction and evaluation, and those who pass may earn about $20 an hour part-time as an umpire. For information, visit www.hernandosumterumpire.com or call (352) 593-6998.
SPIN-A-THON: LifeCycle Fitness Studio seeks participants for its Spin-a-Thon, which will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at 4664 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Registration must be completed by Thursday. Members of each team will need to alternate so that one member is on the bike pedaling at all times. There will be food, drinks, demonstrations and door prizes. All proceeds will go to the Humane Society of the Nature Coast and St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Call (352) 540-5199.
BASKETBALL: Next Level Sports will host a boys and girls basketball camp from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 26-28 and Jan. 2-4 for kids ages 7 to 15 at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex. The cost is $50 per camp or $90 for all six days. The price includes a camp T-shirt and instruction from Danny Delgardo, head basketball coach at Trinity College. For information, call (813) 929-1220.
SHOTGUN COURSE: The Hernando Sportsman's Club will offer an NRA First Steps Shotgun Course from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 5, followed by a trap shooting seminar at 1 p.m. Course includes classroom training and range time learning to shoot a shotgun at a moving target. Cost is $50 for shotgun course; $7 extra for trap shooting seminar. For information or to register, contact the club at (352) 597-9931.
To submit information on community sports events, contact David Rice at [email protected]