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| THE AREA'S ONLY PUBLICATION DEVOTED TO LOCAL YOUTH AND ADULT SPORTS |
YOUR SPORTS NEWS is a monthly publication that covers local youth and adult recreational and travel team sports. YOUR SPORTS NEWS debuted in 1997 as Youth Sports News and was the area’s ONLY publication devoted to youth sports. We wrote about sports (baseball, softball, soccer, football, golf, tennis, dance, gymnastics, swimming, etc) just like the sports section in your major newspaper, but most of the athletes we covered were in elementary and middle school! So what’s different now? Nothing! YSN will continue to provide the youth sports news to which you are accustomed. But now we’ll be covering rec sports for everyone!
Are you a player, coach, team manager or fan? Then, we want to hear from you! Send us game coverage, stats, photos, event schedules, tryout dates, player profiles, etc. YOU are YSN’s news! And, always provide us with a contact name and phone number so we can contact you if we want more details.
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YSN is the “Go To Guide” for Tampa Bay players and their fans looking for all types of sports and fitness activities. This is your chance to get the word out about your registration and sign-up dates, tryouts, lessons, clinics, camps, after school programs, leagues, tournaments and special events!
YSN comes out between the 7th and 10th of every month. We generally need your information by the last Thursday of the month for it to be published the following month. You can call us at 727-678-2226 or email us at email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
|WHAT'S UP IN FEBRUARY? |
ROLLER HOCKEY TEAM NEEDS PLAYERS
The North Pinellas Panthers are looking for strong players for the 14/U All-Star Rec team. Interested players please call Rocky Nasso @ 842-9344
Clearwater Youth Lacrosse League
Season runs twice a week (Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:30 and Sundays 12:30 to 2:30) starting in March through May. Open to all kids ages 9 to 14 years of age. Cost $60.00 for Clearwater residents $90.00 non-residents. The league is structured to introduce the game of lacrosse to all participants through practices and games. Home games and practices will be held at Joe D. Sports Complex. Contact Bob Carpenter at 669-1361 ext. 222 or Jennifer @ 518-3125
Community Center Safety Harbor
Dates: March through May (Wednesday 5:30 to dusk Sundays 3 to 5 pm) Ages 9 to 14 (Girls and Boys) To register or for more info call Jim at (727) 724-1530
BASEBALL TEAMS NEED PLAYERS
Pinellas Park Outlaws 12/U travel team. For tryouts call Rock @ 522-3610
Renegades 9/U Call Jerry Frey @ 726-2288
Clearwater Tornadoes 11/U & 13/U AAU teams. For info and tryouts call Tim Morris @ 461-5771 or CFY @ 725-4004
Oldsmar Thunder 9/U Call John DiSanto @ (813) 854-3015
Tampa Bay Sluggers 14/U AAU team for more info call 215-1560 or 584-5505
Clearwater Bullets 18/U team call Cindy McGathey @ 360-5415
Heat Wave Girls Fast Pitch 8/U Sonny LeBlanc @ (813) 714-2966 12/U Sheryl Irizarry @ (813) 918-1612
The Lady Stars 14/U Call D. Boyle @ 784-4621 or H. Bennett @ 786-6284
DaBrats 14/U Travel Team For Tryouts call Tony Barnes @ 821-6579
CYF Shockers Fast Pitch 14/U Call Ed Walter @ 797-9612 or Terry Sismilich @ 725-5500
PALM HARBOR RECREATION
CO-ED SOFTBALL LEAGUES SPRING 2002 Begins March 2nd, Friday evenings starting at 6:30pm $350 (includes balls) $18 Residents, $23 Non-Residents Team and Individual awards. For more info call 785-9862
TAE KWON DO CLASSES: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00pm - 6:45pm at Dunedin Tae Kwon Do Academy 785-9862
Nighthawks Spring Soccer Tournament
The Nighthawks Spring Soccer Tournament is being held March 9th and 10th, 2002. U/10 to U/14 Girls, Divisions 2 and 3 only, and U/9 to U/14 Boys, Divisions 2 and 3 only. Division 1 Girls teams may be considered if needed to fill . Sponsors and referees needed. For more information, contact the Tournament Director Sherry Anderson (727) 772-0051, fax (727) 799-5327 email RES09NYU@VERIZON.NET
TARPON SPRINGS RECREATION
Free Friday Night Kickball Ages 6-14 @6:30PM Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 South Walton Ave Sign up to be on a team for $25.00 & get T-shirt & trophy
Preschool Play Workshop Tuesdays 10am -11:30am @ the Tarpon Springs Community Center, 400 South Walton Ave. Cost is $25.00 city resident $28.21 non-resident Call 942-5628 for more info
COUNTRYSIDE INTERNATIONAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
March 29 - 31, 2002
This year’s tournament is again shaping up to be a premier event with teams from around the US and Europe. Applications postmarked by February 15, 2002 must include a check or money order for $375.00 Payable to CYSA. Applications postmarked after February 15, 2002 must also include a late fee of $100.00 For more info call: Darlene Tickner 789-1778 or fax 789-6659
Stirling Recreation Center
550 Laura Lane, Dunedin 34698 298-3296
Athletic Office and Facilities
903 Michigan Boulevard (Behind Fire Station #2 on Ed Eckert Drive) Dunedin 34698 • 298-3274
Dunedin Soccer Spring League
Registrations held each Monday in February from 6:30pm. Games held on Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning on February 26, 2002 and ending on April 25, 2002 Cost for the spring league is $50 for currently registered FYSA players and $65 for non-registered players. Additional requirement is participation in a club fundraiser (two hours per registered child). Call: 733-5300
YOUTH TENNIS CLASSES
6-17 YEARS FTC Learn the fundamentals of this great game! Beginners or experienced players, our USPTR certified instructor Bill Perry will help improve your game. Class size limited to 12, minimum 3. PLEASE BRING ONE CAN NEW, UNOPENED TENNIS BALLS Fee Per Session: $35/ID, $53/VC Age groups and times as follows: 6-11 Years: 6:00-7:00 PM 12-17 Years: 7:00-8:00 PM Session V - 2/6-2/22 - T/TH (Raindate, 2/27)
Session VI - 3/6-3/22 - T/TH (Raindate, 3/27)
YOUTH GOLF LESSONS
The Dunedin Recreation Division offers youth golf lessons by certified professionals at St. Andrews Links. Sessions consist of four lessons from 5-6 pm Wednesdays. $30with a recreation card, $45 for others. Call 738-1902.
TRI-CITY TRACK PROGRAM
5-15 YEARS DHS TRACK Get up and running in Dunedin’s second year of this outstanding track program for youth. Focus on self-improvement through our classes and challenge yourself at the track meets where we will compete with other cities. This is an excellent program for conditioning for any skill level athlete. Meets will be held at either Dunedin High School, Clearwater High School or Countryside High School. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Ages 5-9 1/17-5/16, Wednesdays 6-7:00pm. $40/ID, $60/VC Ages 10-15 1/17-5/16, Wednesdays
7-8:00pm. $40/ID, $60/VC
BOYS INTRAMURAL BASKETBALL
This competitive league is for boys ages 13-17. All players will be placed on a team through a draft. A MANDATORY SKILL EVALUATION CLINIC WILL BE HELD AT DUNEDIN MIDDLE SCHOOL ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, FROM 6:00 PM TO 7:00 PM AND THURSDAY, MARCH 1, FROM 7:00 PM TO 8:00 PM. PLAYERS MUST attend at least one evaluation clinic but are encouraged to attend both. All participants receive team jersey and awards party at end of season. Registration deadline, 2/16 • Practice starts, 3/5 • Games start, 3/19 Session I $35/ID, $53/VC (Volunteer Coaches Children) $20/ID, $30/VC
GIRLS BASKETBALL PROGRAM
9-12 YEARS / 13-16 YEARS The younger age group will focus more towards instruction while the older age group will be more competitive in nature. All players will be placed on a team through a draft. Specific age groups may vary due to registration. A MANDATORY SKILL EVALUATION CLINIC WILL BE HELD AT: Stirling Recreation Center Saturday, February 24 9:00-10:00 AM (9-12 ) 10:00-11:00 AM (13-16 ) Dunedin Middle School Wednesday, February 28, 6:00-6:45 PM (9-12 age group) 6:45-7:30 PM (13-16 age group) Players MUST attend at least one evaluation clinic but are encouraged to attend both. Team jersey and awards party . Registration deadline, 2/16 Practice starts, 3/5 Games start, 3/26 Session I $35/ID, $53/VC Volunteer Coaches' Children $20/ID, $30/VC
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a continuous safety class Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call Wilmer Kleinsteuber 898-8774.
Free Sand Volleyball, Flag Football and Teen tennis Mondays to Fridays from 2pm-8pm @ the Bayhead Teen Center, 375 Seminole Blvd. For more info call 518-3094
Clearwater Chargers Spring 2002 Micro Soccer League
The Micro soccer league is for players 4 – 9 focused on introducing soccer to young children in a fun, learning environment. Games, and exercises designed to introduce the game to the young ones and to expand the skills for the older ones will all be incorporated into the season .Dates to be determined. For more info call Frank Seidl @ 392-9442 .
Clearwater Rec Flag Football
For players ages 7-12 Games played Saturdays at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex. Call Jerry Frey @ 669-1361 ext 229 for more info. Clearwater Gymnastics Thursdays at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex. Call 669-1361 ext 229 for info
CLUB SOCCER PLAYERS NEEDED
The Outlaws are looking for players for the following teams. Call individual coach for info. U9 Eden Popo 772-2575 U10 Roger Menendez 463-4320 U11 Ted Sharp 789-3977 U13 Bryan Yoho 789-3968 U14 Gary Cook 726-3937
The Wolves are looking for players for the following boys teams. Call the coach for info. U12 Jose Marroquin 581-6270 U16 Larry Ferrol 712-8035 U10 girls club level players - Call Tom Ornelias @ 727-531-5526 U-14 Girls premier division competitive quality players call Cindy Celmer 727-393-8848
@ TBSA, OLDSMAR Call 813-854-4010 Free Introductory Ice Skating Lessons Every Saturday from noon to 2pm. Learn to Skate Classes every five weeks for $69.00 or ten weeks for $129.00 Mini Mite Ice Hockey Program for 6 years and younger. At Oldsmar Mondays @ 5:45pm and Brandon Ice Sports Forum Saturdays @ 9am.
Green Wave Tryouts
The award-winning Green Wave AAU girls basketball organization is holding tryouts for the 2002 season, and girls from throughout Pinellas and the surrounding areas are invited to attend. The tryouts are for seven different teams, for girls aged 9 to 16, and they draw some of the area’s most talented young female athletes. The Green Wave is Florida’s largest AAU girls organization, and its alumni includes stars such as: Florida State University standout Shinikki Whiting; University of Florida signee Bernice Mosby, and all-state prep players Dominique Redding of Clearwater High and Kelcey Roegiers-Jensen of Boca Ciega High. The AAU season runs through June and includes competition against some of the state’s top players. Saturday Feb. 2 from 2pm to 5pm. 10/U @ Pinellas Park High; 11/U @ Indian Rocks Christian School 12/U @ Wellington School of St. Petersburg; 13/U, 11am to 2pm @ Pinellas Park High. March 9: 14/U and 15/U, 2 to 5 Long Center in Clearwater; and 16/U 11a.m. to 2pm. Pinellas Park High. Age as of Jan. 1, 2002. For questions, call program director Jon East at 727-524-6532
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