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HCC tennis workshop to help instructors, coaches

Hillsborough Community College is hosting an interactive three-hour workshop for beginning tennis teachers, recreation/physical education leaders, parent-coaches and volunteers who want to work with kids 10 and younger to implement QuickStart Tennis.

Workshop attendees will receive on-court training from a national USTA-certified QuickStart Tennis Specialist. Refreshments will be provided.

Attendees will also take home QuickStart Tennis Practice and Play Plans designed specifically for 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10 age groups.

Cost is $25 per person, or $20 per person for three or more people. For details, call Hillsborough County QuickStart Coordinator Gary Shepherd at 813-832-1899, or go to .

Baseball: Pasco High School baseball coach Ricky Giles will host three different three-day camps during June. The instruction will focus on the fundamentals of all aspects of the game including strategy, individual skills, and team concepts. Academics and positive sportsmanship will also be stressed. Campers will be divided by age and ability level for group and individual instruction.

For more information call Giles at 813-714-0404.

Wesley Chapel High School will have signups for its Wildcat Baseball team on May 17 at the school baseball field beginning at 10 a.m. For further information, call coach Charles Yingling at 813-391-8182.

Wrestling: River Ridge High School will host Brandon wrestling coach Russ Cozart at its World Class Wrestling Clinic from June 16-20. For more information, e-mail Russ Schneck at rschenk@

Weightlifting: The National High School Coaches Association will hold its National Weightlifting Championships today and Saturday in New Port Richey.

Boys and girls will both be competing in separate divisions and beginners are welcome. There will be a team title given to a school or club and team state awards. The club with the most competitors from the winning states will bring home the hardware.

For further information, call NHSCA director Bobby Ferraro at 610-923-0900.

Cheerleading: The New Tampa Sharks Pop Warner cheerleading program will host summer registration at the Lee Roy Selmon's restaurant on Bruce B. Downs Boulevard in New Tampa on May 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For further information visit the team Web site or contact Kristen Casey at

Envision All-Stars will be holding cheerleading tryouts for the 2008-2009 season at the Suncoast Gymnastics Academy, 8004 Congress St., Port Richey on Saturday May 17 from 1-3 p.m. for children ages 6-11 and Sunday May 18 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for ages 12 and up. There is a $10 fee and signup forms are available online at

Soccer: The Hudson Youth Soccer League will be hosting competitive soccer tryouts from June 2-6 and its British Soccer Camp June 9-13 at Veterans Memorial Park off Hicks Road. For more information, visit online at www.

Central Pasco United Soccer Association will host competitive soccer tryouts starting on Tuesday, May 27, at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center, 3032 Collier Parkway in Land O'Lakes. For specific age group times, go to or contact Fran Reidy at .

Basketball: Mitchell High School boys' basketball coach Larry Holden will run his basketball camp for the 22nd consecutive year. Campers will learn fundamentals coupled with hard work. Each boy learns and plays in his own age group with an emphasis on individual instruction.

The camp is intended for boys in grades 3-12 and will be held June 23-27 at Mitchell High School. A fee of $75 includes a T-shirt.

Basketball and Cheerleading: i9 sports is conducting open registrations for its summer basketball and cheerleading programs, intended for ages 5-15, at the indoor courts in Hudson and Land O'Lakes.

The season begins mid June. Costs are $99 for basketball and $89 for cheerleading.

Call Jimmy Barbarise 813-532-1507 or visit

HCC tennis workshop to help instructors, coaches 05/15/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 1:58pm]
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