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Sports camp in Land O'Lakes will focus on speed, agility

The South Pasco Predators have partnered with Jonathon Fuentes, owner of Pasco Health and Fitness in Lutz, to host a four-day speed and agility series called Next Level Sports Performance. It begins today at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex. A turnout of more than 50 kids is expected, but registration is open.

"I'm using a lot of USF strength coaches to help run it," Fuentes said. "I want to give it a college feeling for the athletes. We'll be working on flexibility, agility, speed, core training and athletic movements. It should be good for anyone looking to get to the next level."

The camp is open to athletes ages 6 to 15 and costs $45. A portion of the proceeds will go to the South Pasco Predators to help fund their next season of play. The camp will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and will run today, June 25, July 9 and July 16.

For more information, contact Fuentes at (813) 949-4120.

FOOTBALL: Wesley Chapel High School will hold its first-ever football summer camp from Monday through Thursday. The camp will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and will cost $65 per participant. Athletes are encouraged to bring cleats, shorts, a T-shirt and socks. For more information, contact coach Ben Alford at

BASEBALL: Premier Baseball Prospects will hold tryouts for players ages 15 to 18 on June 25-26 at the baseball fields at 2501 East Yukon St,, Tampa. Premier Baseball Prospect teams are competitive teams that showcase players to college and professional coaches. Players will not only be coached by former professional players, college coaches and scouts, but they'll also be instructed on how to improve their skills. There is a registration fee of $25, which will be credited to players if they're chosen for a team. For more information, contact Duaine Claywell at (727) 808-0001 or Roberto Rojas at (813) 802-7196. Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. Cash or money orders are accepted.

MORE BASEBALL: The Baseball Developmental Institute will hold a three-week pitching camp starting June 28. The camp will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Athletes ages 9 to 20 will be taught proper pitching mechanics and power development. The cost is $75. Interested participants can register at 11801 State Road 52 in Hudson. For more information, call (727) 534-4510 or contact Scheduling is limited.

EVEN MORE BASEBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation complex will host a Pro Kids Baseball summer camp July 11-15. Former professional baseball player Tony Ferreira will teach concepts to players ages 8 to 12 to help them improve their skills. The camp will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Little League fields. The cost is $155 per participant and includes a camp T-shirt. For details, call (727) 942-7439.

DANCING: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex hosts belly dancing lessons for people age 16 and older on Tuesday nights from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The class is taught by Brenda Melendez and costs $6 per person. For more information, call (813) 929-1220.

BASKETBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex hosts open basketball for all ages from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. For more information, call (727) 942-7439.

BADMINTON: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex also hosts open badminton sessions for all ages. The sessions take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, call (727) 942-7439.

Contact David Rice at

Sports camp in Land O'Lakes will focus on speed, agility 06/17/11 [Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2011 7:16pm]
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