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Briefs: USL Soccer Fest to feature a variety of matches

United Soccer Leagues will host USL Soccer Fest in the Tampa Bay area from Nov. 20-25. The tournament offers a Five-a-Side Frenzy that is open to teams that wish to be involved in the festivities. There will also be part of the Super Y-League finals tournament that puts USL Super Youth League qualified teams against each other with the age groups starting at U-13 and going up to U-17. Some U-16 and U-17 matches will be played at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Complex at 3032 Collier Parkway.

For more information, visit or call (813) 963-3909.

MORE SOCCER: The Wesley Chapel Flames' soccer season is in full swing. The U-9 boys as well as the U-10 boys and girls teams took wins from their matches last weekend.

The U-11 team played in Brandon over the weekend and scored seven goals on their way to an easy victory over Players Club.

Fresh off their win at the Braden River Tournament, the U-12 boys traveled south and came away with a 2-0 victory over the Sarasota Storm, while the U-14 girls played in the cold rain at Ed Radice Sports Complex and came away with a 1-1 draw against HC United Black.

TENNIS: After-school Impact Tennis Training is taking place at Quail Ridge Country Club every weekday with the exception of Thursday. The classes are open to all ages and trains from beginning to advanced.

The class provides instruction, drills, match play for singles and doubles, strategy, footwork and the use of a Playmate Grand Slam ball machine. Walk-ins cost $11 per hour but by appointment the class runs at varying rates. Ten hours cost $100, 15 hours cost $135 and 20 hours cost $170.

For more information, contact USPTA Pro Brent Wellman at (727) 919-2011 or log onto www.

FISHING: The Fishing Family Festival with be held on Saturday at the Withlacoochee River Park, located at 12449 Withlacoohee Blvd. in Dade City from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The festival's goal is to teach the basics of fishing to young anglers.

Gear and bait will be provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission along with free food and drinks. There is no cost to participate.

For more information call (352) 567-0264.

GYMNASTICS: The Sun Trust Branch YMCA on U.S. 19 is having a free trial gymnastics class for ages 5-10 on Nov. 10 from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. Also the center will be having a free trial tumbling class for ages 8-14 on Nov. 12 from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. For more information call (727) 844-0332.

BASKETBALL: The Holiday Recreation Complex, located at 2830 Gulf Trace Blvd., is hosting the Turkey Shoot on Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a free basketball skills competition for ages 10-17.

For more information, call (727) 942-7439.

MORE BASKETBALL: The i9 sports league has opened registration for its fall basketball league. The league runs throughout the Central Pasco area and provides skill development for boys and girls ages 4-14. Anyone can play as i9 basketball has been created to help players become part of a well-organized, national program emphasizing basketball education, participation, and sportsmanship.

The games emphasize the basics of basketball such as passing, catching, dribbling, formations, shooting and different types of formations.

FLAG FOOTBALL: Registration for i9 sports' winter flag football and cheerleading is now available. The league is offering new age divisions and has expanded to a 6-on-6 format.

Boys and girls ages 4-14 are welcome to register. There are no tryouts and the league has fields in Land O'Lakes, New Port Richey and Hudson. The season will run from early January through the middle of March.

For more information on both i9 leagues, visit or call (813) 532-1507.

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Briefs: USL Soccer Fest to feature a variety of matches 11/06/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:07am]
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