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Sports Digest

Published January 5, 2007


Baseball Tryouts: The Florida Panthers 11U and 12U AAU baseball teams will hold tryouts in January and February for the spring season. The team plays at 3120 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. Call 727 271-5249.

Baseball Registration: The New Tampa Predators, a 10-and-under AAU baseball team, is looking for players for the spring season, beginning in January. Call (813) 994-9400.

Basketball League: An adult basketball league for those 18 and up is forming at Roy Haynes Recreation Center, 1902 S Village Ave. League play will begin Jan. 10 and run through mid March. Games will be played each Wednesday between 6:30 and 9 p.m. Registration costs $20 and includes a T-shirt. Call (813) 903-3480.

Basketball Registration: A newly formed basketball team, the New Tampa Barons AAU, is looking for fourth-graders to join. Call (813) 404-0498.

Fast-pitch Softball in Northdale: The Lunatics Fastpitch 16-U softball team is searching for three players: outfield, pitcher and infield/catcher for the spring and summer season. Tryouts will be arranged on an individual basis before the Jan. 13 team meeting. Players will compete at the 16-U Gold level in ASA. For more information, contact Steve Gonzalez at (813) 244-3905 or e-mail at

Football Officials: The Tampa Bay Area Sports Officials seeks new and experienced football officials for the 2007 season. TBASO provides officials for the Pasco Police Athletic League youth football program. Training sessions will begin in May. Call (813) 989-9387.

Soccer: The Plantation Youth Soccer League will hold sign-ups for the Carrollwood-based recreational league Jan. 13, 20 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Plantation Clubhouse, 11380 Brookgreen Drive, off Gunn Highway near Casey Road.

This neighborhood-based program serves children 4 to 15 in four age divisions, all co-ed. The $75 cost includes a uniform and trophy. All games and practices are in Plantation's park. For more information, call 908-5831.

Training Camps: Johnson Sports is offering speed, agility and performance camps for baseball, softball, football, soccer and track throughout January. The one- to two-hour sessions include performance evaluations, running form drills, running speed drills, agility drills and flexibility drills.

Camps are open to 8- to 18-year-olds and can accommodate six to 20 athletes. Camps can be scheduled from 2:30 to 8 p.m. during the week and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays and vacations.

They can be arranged off site or at 3911 W Waters Ave. in Tampa or 13413 Byrd Drive in Odessa. Five or more sessions are required, and each session costs $10 to $15. Call (813) 935-3424.

Send sports information to North of Tampa, 14358-B N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618, or e-mail

[Last modified January 4, 2007, 22:02:51]

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