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Land O'Lakes camp offers basics of soccer and basketball

Land O'Lakes High School will host its Gator Camp Fundraiser with all proceeds going to the boys' soccer team and the girls' basketball team.

Children 5-12 can attend the week-long camp beginning June 9 for $250 for the whole day or $125 for half days.

From 9 a.m. to noon, campers will learn soccer from coach Mark Pearson and the Land O'Lakes boys soccer team, and from 1 p.m. until 4, coach Laurie Pacholke will teach basketball along with the girls team at

the school.

Each participant can choose which event they'd like to play if attending for the half day.

"We're really looking for beginners who want to improve their game and learn the basics," Pearson said. "And with the two high school teams there, I think it will be a great atmosphere for the kids to learn."

Softball: Lutz Leaguerettes girls softball is forming fast pitch travel teams to compete this summer through December.

Girls ages 8-18 as of Jan. 1, 2008 are eligible. Tryouts will be held at noon on May 10 and May 24 at the Oscar Cooler Sports Complex on Lutz Lake Fern Road.

Practices will be held during June with weekend tournament play to begin in July. Tournaments will primarily be in Clearwater, Sarasota, Zephyrhills, Winter Haven, Lakeland and Lutz.

For more information, call 813-269-4372 or visit online at

Flag Football: Registration for the 2008 Wesley Chapel Athletic Association flag football season is now


Early registration is through May 15 for $115 and late registration period is May 16 to June 1 for $145.

Registration is available online at

There will be teams in the U-7, U-9, U-11 and U-14 age groups. Volunteer coaches are also needed.

An application is available at the same Web site.

Registration for the eight-game season, followed by playoffs, includes a practice T-shirt, a game uniform and a trophy. Practices start in mid July and the season runs from Aug. 16 to Nov. 1.

Gymnastics: Suncoast Gymnastics has weekly camps running from the week of June 9 through the week of Aug. 11 for girls ages 3-18.

"We do some gymnastics, but we do a lot of games, a lot of activities and some challenges," owner Cindy Gwinn said. "This isn't just a gymnastics camp, it's really a way for kids to stay active during the summer and not be couch potatoes."

For more information, go to for registration information or call (727) 849-5542.

Physicals: There will be free athletic physicals at the Dr. Donald McBath Activity Center at Pasco High School in Dade City on Saturday for all Pasco High, Pasco Middle and Centennial Middle student-athletes.

Physicals will be from 8 to 11 a.m.

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Land O'Lakes camp offers basics of soccer and basketball 05/01/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:29pm]
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