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Wesley Chapel hosts, succeeds at youth lacrosse tournament

Wesley Chapel marked its place in the youth lacrosse world last weekend by hosting the Sunshine State Games' inaugural youth lacrosse tournament. Twenty-five boys and girls teams from five counties battled heat, rain, and lightning delays. In the end, Wesley Chapel's teams had the most success. The Tribe's U19 boys took the gold medal while the girls high school and middle school teams took silver and bronze, respectively. The U13 and U15 boys also came away with bronze medals and the U17 boys took silver. Results from the tournament can be found at .

BASEBALL: The West Florida Young Guns U10 team and a newly formed U12 team are looking for players for the fall season. Players cannot be 10 or 12 before May 1. The Young Guns is an established club with the focus on fundamentals and development. For more information, e-mail

CAMPS: Seven Springs Middle School has camps open to kids in grades 3-8 on the west side of Pasco County.

The boys basketball camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at Seven Springs' gym. The cost is $60 and includes a T-shirt. The camp is limited to 60 participants. For more information, contact coach Rob Aguis at (727) 244-2660.

The girls basketball camp will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 29-July 2 at the gym. The cost is $60 and includes a T-shirt. For more information, e-mail coach Flatley at

The boys football camp will be June 29-July 2 at Seven Springs' fields and is $60. For more information, contact coach Boggess at (727) 698-6676 or e-mail at

There will be a girls volleyball camp July 13-16 at the gym. The cost is $60 and includes a T-shirt. Camp is limited to 60 participants. For more information, contact Aguis at (727) 244-2660.

Speed and agility: Speed coach Rob Oppedisano is hosting a four-week camp for athletes in all sports.

The camp will focus on speed and agility for athletes ages 11 and older, who will train for improvement in the 40-yard dash as well as in their quickness and ability to cut. The cost is $175.

Oppedisano also will host a basketball skills development camp for athletes 11 to 18. The former college coach will instruct the four-week camp, which focuses on fundamentals for younger athletes and advanced techniques for older ones. The camp will be at 6 p.m. June 30, July 7, 14, and 21 and costs $45.

For more information, including start dates of the speed camp, call Oppedisano at (727) 534-4510 or e-mail him at

BASKETBALL: Pasco Hernando Community College will have a basketball camp for boys and girls ages 7-16. The camps will take place from 8 a.m. to noon June 29-July 2. The cost is $75. Applications are available on the Web at .

MORE BASKETBALL: Saint Leo University basketball coach Mike Madagan is conducting two summer basketball camps: Monday through Thursday and July 13-16. Boys and girls of all skill levels entering grades 2-9 are welcome to attend.

The emphasis of the camp will be the improvement of individual fundamental skills in a fun and safe setting. Campers are placed in groups according to size, age and ability.

Both half- and full-day sessions are available. The cost is $140 for full-day sessions and $110 for half-day sessions.

All campers receive a T-shirt and lunch is provided for those attending all day. For information and a brochure, contact Mike Madagan at (352) 588-8224,, or and follow the camps link.

EVEN MORE BASKETBALL: Edwards Basketball School of Champions will conduct a camp July 13-17 and another session July 20-24 at the Pasco High School gym.

Each session will be from 8 a.m. to noon and the cost is $90 for the week. For more information, call coach Edwards at (813) 355-7860.

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Wesley Chapel hosts, succeeds at youth lacrosse tournament 06/18/09 [Last modified: Thursday, June 18, 2009 5:45pm]
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