A new adult football league is forming in North Suncoast area with an eye toward giving players 18 and older a chance to play full-contact games.
"I'd like to get six teams and have at least one from Hernando (County) and out of Land O'Lakes," league organizer John Kary said. "I'm pretty optimistic we'll get enough teams. I know a lot of people will want to play this."
The league, which already has two teams formed, will hold tryouts in November. Each team will have 25 players and five coaches. Games will be played at Schwettman Field, at 5520 Grand Blvd. in New Port Richey. The game will be eight versus eight, and each player will wear full pads.
Kary says starting a team costs about $1,500. Those interested in doing so need to contact him within the next month. For more info on the league, contact Kary at (727) 207-4363 or log on to htosports.com/scfl.
SOFTBALL: The Hernando County Recreation Department will host the Men's One-Pitch Softball Tournament on Aug. 9 at Veterans Memorial Park in Spring Hill.
The format will be double elimination and will cost $210 per team, which is due on or before Aug. 5.
Teams must provide their own softballs. Trophies will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place teams. For more info, call Fred Kranz at (352) 754-4031.
MORE SOFTBALL: The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department will hold registration for an adult softball league July 29 and 31 at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd.
The league will begin in late August. Play will take place on four nights: co-ed on Mondays, men's on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and church on Thursdays.
Team costs will be $375, and there is a $25 sanction fee. Space is limited. For more info, call (813) 929-1229.
MARTIAL ARTS: The Hernando County Recreation Department hosts tae kwon do classes this summer at Kennedy Park. The instructor is Master Simeon "Sam" Kinard. Classes are open to ages 6-60. For information, call (352) 754-4031.
BASKETBALL: The Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex has formed an adult basketball league, which begins play Aug. 12. Registration will run Aug. 2-12.
Cost is $300 per team with a maximum of 12 players. The season includes a 10-game schedule and an end-of-the-season single-elimination playoff tournament.
Games will be Thursday evenings. Players must be 25 or older, and individual players will be added to a recruiting list. There is limit on the number of teams accepted and will be received on a first-come basis. For more info, call (813) 929-1220.
FLAG FOOTBALL: The Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department will offer a four-on-four flag football league beginning Sept. 10 at the Holiday Recreation Complex, at 2380 Gulf Trace Blvd.
The league will have a preseason, a 10-game schedule and a single-elimination tournament. The cost is $225 per team, and the registration deadline is Aug. 27. For information, call (727) 934-4198 or (727) 942-7439.
• Sept. 27: The Inaugural Chaotic CoteeMan Triathlon will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the New Port Richey Aquatic Pool and Recreation Center, at 6630 Van Buren St. Participants will swim 200 meters at the pool, then bike 14K and run a 5K through downtown New Port Richey.
The cost is $50 through Aug. 15, $60 through Sept. 15 and $70 until race day. Relay teams can run as well, for $85 through Sept. 19 and $95 until race day. Online registration can be found at active.com and type Chaotic CoteeMan Triathlon in the search field.
• Oct. 19: The 2008 Seven Springs Rotary's Longleaf Triathlon starts at 7 a.m. at 3030 Starkey Blvd. Early bird registration prices good through July 31, which are $55 for sprint, $80 for international individual and $100 for a relay team.
Sprint distances are quarter-mile swim, 12-mile bike, 3.1-mile run. International distances are 1.5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run. Participants must show a USAT membership card or purchase one-day membership at check-in. For more information, visit longleaftriathlon.com.
Submit upcoming events, info and registrations to communitysports@ tampabay.com.