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Signups begin for fall sports activities

There are a number of programs for children and teens this fall, including dance, swimming and steet hockey.

By LEA IADAROLA, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published August 16, 2002


It's late afternoon. The kids have just arrived home from school. After hitting the fridge, they head to the couch. They whine that they're bored. They complain there's nothing to do and all their friends are busy.

Get them out of the house for some fall activities. In addition to finding fresh air and friends, they'll be out of your hair.

Looking for suggestions?

Here are some of the programs offering sports for children and teens this fall, including registration dates.

Little League

Fall and winter Little League registration is for T-ball, softball and baseball teams and is open to boys and girls 5-16 years of age. To register, a parent or guardian must bring a copy of the child's birth certificate.

-- Bayshore Little League: Registration 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31; 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 4; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 7; 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 at Bayshore Little League, located at the corner of Barbados Avenue and Columbia Drive on Davis Islands. The season runs from the first week in September to mid-November.

Cost is $40 for peewee, which includes ages 5 and 6 and $70 for all other divisions. Call 254-1247 or visit www.bsll.org.

-- Interbay Little League: Registration 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Aug. 31 at Interbay Little League, 6901 S. MacDill Ave. The season runs from Sept. 14 to Nov. 23.

Cost is $45 per child. Call Debi Leath at 839-2923 for more information.

-- Palm Ceia Little League: Registration 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 24; 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 25. Palma Ceia Little League Clubhouse, 4501 S Himes Ave. Season opens Sept. 21, ends by Thanksgiving.

Fees unavailable at press time. For an update, visit www.pcll.org. or call 837-5298.

-- Tampa Bay Little League: Registration 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Aug. 24. Manhattan recreational complex, Manhattan Avenue and Neptune Drive. Season runs Sept. 3 to Nov. 16.

The cost is $80 for the first child, $55 for each additional child from the same household. Call 289-1676.

-- West Tampa Little League: Registration 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24. Senior Press Box, 2000 W Jamaica St. Season runs August to November.

The cost is $40 per child. Call 872-6430.

Flag football

City of Tampa flag football registration opens today (through Sept. 30) at city playgrounds and community centers. Children ages 9-16 may participate. Season begins Sept. 16, ends by Thanksgiving. Free. Call 231-5270.

Basketball

City of Tampa basketball registration begins Nov. 1 at city playgrounds and community centers. Children ages 10-15 may participate. Season begins Dec. 9 and ends March 1. Cost is $10 per child. Call 231-5270.

Street hockey

Register for city of Tampa street hockey Nov. 1-15 at any city playground or community center. Programs for children 10 and under and ages 13 and under. Season begins Dec. 2 and ends in February. Free. Call 231-5270.

Gymnastics and dance

The first fall session is filled. Priority given to currently enrolled members and those on a waiting list. Visit www.tampagov.net/gymanddance to be included on the waiting list and for future registration dates.

Swimming

Fall/winter registration ongoing. Includes programs for lap swimming, aqua exercise class and aqua jogging, water polo, parent and tot classes, junior lifeguarding and junior swim team, which will compete against North Tampa teams.

Children ages 5-15 may register at any city pool, including Bobby Hicks Pool, 4120 W Mango Ave., 832-1216; Conn Natatorium, 4002 S Coolidge Ave., 832-1204; and Interbay Pool, 4321 Estrella St., 282-2910. Free. Parents or guardians need identification to register a minor. Call 274-7338.

Soccer

Registration is over for the fall/winter season of the Tampa Knights. Visit http://www.tampaknights.com for information.

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