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Recreation notes: Basketball league teaches children with disabilities

The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex in Holiday is hosting a Champions Basketball League at 10 a.m. on Saturdays beginning June 15. The program is designed for young players with disabilities to learn the game of basketball while simply having fun.

Parents must stay with the participants and assistant coaches are needed. The cost is $30 per player. For more information, call (727) 942-7439.

SPEED: Pasco-based speed coach Rob Oppedisano will hold a four-week Summer Speed Camp starting Monday at Veterans Memorial Park in Hudson. The camp will focus on techniques that will improve acceleration, agility and response time.

Sessions are at 9:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Athletes 12 and up in football, basketball, baseball and soccer are invited. The cost is $175. For information, contact Oppedisano at (727) 534-4510 or

SHOOTING: The Hernando Sportsman's Club is sponsoring a machine gun shoot from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 in honor of Independence Day. Bring your machine gun to the range for lots of noise and fun.

Several cars, trucks and other assorted targets will be destroyed. Admission is $20 per shooter. No tracers or incendiary ammo. Participants must be 18 years old to shoot. The spectator admission fee is $2, with kids under 15 free with an adult.

Everyone who attends must bring eye and ear protection, even if you are a spectator, especially small children. Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase in the clubhouse for lunch.

For more information, call (352) 597-9931 or visit

BASEBALL: Pasco-Hernando Community College is hosting a baseball camp for boys age 7 to 13. The camp is 8:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through June 12 at the PHCC West Campus in New Port Richey.

Each daily session will consist of lectures, individual instruction and games. The camp is $75, which includes a camp T-shirt. PHCC's head baseball coach Steve Winterling will lead the instruction at the camp. The registration form is available online athletics/summer-sports-camps. For more information, contact Winterling at or (727) 816-3362.

VOLLEYBALL: The Pasco-Hernando Community College volleyball team is hosting two volleyball camps for girls. The Individual Skills Camp for girls 8 to 18 is 8 to 11:30 a.m. June 17 to 19 and will include training in passing, serving, hitting, setting, blocking and defense.

The Specialty Camp for girls ages 12 to 18 is 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 17 to 19 and will include training in three separate skills: setting, hitting or defense. The camps are $100 each or $175 for both, which covers instruction and a T-shirt.

Kim Whitney, the head volleyball coach at PHCC, will lead the instruction at the camps. The registration form is available online at For more information, contact Whitney at or (727) 816-3341.

FOOTBALL: Registrations is under way for teams in the Pasco Police Athletic League. The Trinity Mustangs are holding registrations online and in-person from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and June 22 at Leo's Barber Shop in New Port Richey.

The league involves children ages 5 to 13 for the football program and 3 to 13 for the cheerleading program.

This year's season will start in July and finish in November with Cheer-offs and a Super Bowl. For more information, visit trinity

To submit items on community sports events, contact David Rice at

Recreation notes: Basketball league teaches children with disabilities 06/04/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:34pm]
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