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Brooksville camps let you try tennis, baseball, other games

The Brooksville Recreation Department is holding a series of athletic summer camps. At $60 per camp per child, the camps run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The sports include tennis (June 15-19 at McKethan Lake Park and Jerome Brown Center), baseball (June 8-12 at Tom Varn Park), golf (June 22-26 at Quarry Golf Course), volleyball (June 29-July 2 and July 6-10 at Jerome Brown), basketball (July 13-17 and July 20-24 at Jerome Brown) and flag football (July 27-31 at Jerome Brown).

Coaches and instructors include USTA representatives John and Louise Downey and former major league pitcher Mike Walker. Springstead High coach Darcy Hinton will instruct volleyball, with former Hernando High coach Marion Jones taking basketball. Fox Chapel Middle School coach Kelly Stacy will head up flag football.

For more information, contact the recreation department at (352) 540-3835.

SOCCER: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club will host the opening qualifier of the annual 3 vs. 3 Soccer Invitational on July 27 at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill. (It was postponed from April 18 because of a lack of participation.)

The tournament will set qualifiers for the regional event in Savannah, Ga. There are boys and girls age groups from U6 to U18, along with adult men, women and coed divisions.

The registration fee is $155 per team, which includes a tournament T-shirt and guarantees of at least four games per squad. The deadline to enter is June 20.

For more information or to register, visit www.3v3worldwide.com/schedule/Tampa/index_ E.html.

HOCKEY: The Florida Stingrays 18AA ice hockey team will hold tryouts for its statewide Florida Hockey League season from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Monday at Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar.

The team plays an 18-game season beginning in July, playoffs and tournaments.

A select group of players will be chosen for the Elite division team (16- to 20-year-olds) that will play against college teams and U.S. Junior teams.

The team offers complete on-ice and off-ice training with fees at $50 per player.

At tryouts, players are asked to bring a light- and a dark-colored jersey with their name and a number on it.

For more information, call general manager Jeffrey Meyer at (727) 810-5333 or visit www.stingraysjrhockey.com.

FIELD DAY: Shady Hills Community Center in Spring Hill and the Shady Hills Boys and Girls Club will host a Spring Field Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids 3 to 12 are welcome to join in games and challenges.

The free event will include running, jumping, throwing and football activities.

For more information, call (727) 856-7831.

Submit upcoming events, registrations, info to communitysports@tampabay.com.

Brooksville camps let you try tennis, baseball, other games 05/07/09 [Last modified: Thursday, May 7, 2009 3:57pm]
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