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Youth sports opportunities in Pasco

The New Port Richey Recreation Center is accepting enrollment for its dance and gymnastics school.

Dance classes will be Mondays and Tuesdays and are for ages 3 and older. The classes cover a variety of dance styles including tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop and some gymnastics. The cost is $30 per month.

The gymnastics-only class is for ages five and up on Thursdays. The cost is $25 per month. Interested students can attend all three days for a cost of $35 per month.

For more information, call (727) 841-4560.

BASKETBALL: Florida Basketball is looking for experienced players to tryout for its boys 15 and under AAU team.

This is a competitive league that will travel around Florida and eventual to other states. Tryouts will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hudson High School.

All players must have a signed waiver that can be found on the organization's Web site,

For more info, contact Dave Branco at or call (727) 214-8646.

MORE BASKETBALL: Land O'Lakes youth basketball will be holding tryouts for its boys traveling competitive basketball team March 7 and 8 at Land O'Lakes High School. The team is for boys in grades 6 through 11.

For more info, e-mail the team at

TENNIS: USTA Junior Team Tennis teams are forming in Pasco County. All levels of players are welcome and ages 5 through 18 are eligible to participate. Teams are co-ed and grouped by age and ability. Registration is available until Feb. 25 and match play will begin March 7.

For more info, contact Christina Hill, local league coordinator at (727) 375-7678 or

FISHING: Pasco County Parks & Recreation will be holding the 18th annual Anclote Fishing Tournament on Feb. 28 at Anclote Gulf Park Pier at 2305 Baillies Bluff Road in Holiday.

The tournament is free to enter and is for kids ages 5 to 16.

Kids are broken down into age groups and awarded prizes for the most fish caught and the biggest fish caught in each age group. There is also a raffle where other prizes are given away.

Kids must bring their own equipment and be accompanied by an adult. Registration times vary by age group.

For more info, contact Trish Atwater at (727) 834-3285.

FLAG FOOTBALL: I9 sports is having signups for its spring 2009 flag football, cheerleading and basketball seasons.

All leagues are open for children ages 4 to 14 and require no fundraisers or tryouts. The deadline to sign up is March 16.

For more info, visit or call league director Jimmy Barbarise at (813) 532-1507.

MARTIAL ARTS: The Shady Hills Community Center, 15840 Greenglen Lane, is hosting martial arts classes for ages 6 and older. The class takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays and is free.

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

SOCCER: West Pasco Futbol Club is starting a Topsoccer program this winter. Topsoccer is a program on the national level to involve special needs children in the sport of soccer.

It is for children with both physical and mental disabilities ages 4-18.

The league will run for five weeks starting Sunday. All sessions will be held Sunday afternoons at Mitchell Field.

There is no cost but participants need to register by either visiting and following the link for "TOPSoccer."

For more info, e-mail westpasco

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Youth sports opportunities in Pasco 02/19/09 [Last modified: Thursday, February 19, 2009 6:05pm]
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