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Brooksville T-Ball All-Stars seek community support

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando Youth League-Brooksville T-Ball All-Stars are headed to the state tournament in Sebring, July 6-11. The team is in the process of raising the funds to get there and needs the community's support.

The team needs to raise approximately $5,400 for lodging and food. This is to cover the coaching staff and athletes for six days. Any donation is greatly appreciated, either monetary or items for the trip and/or to raffle during a major fundraiser later this month. Items such as bottled water, Gatorade, gift cards, promotional items, etc. are acceptable.

Contributing businesses will be mentioned in the local newspaper as a supporter of the 2013 HYL-Brooksville T-Ball All-Stars, and receive an 8x10 team picture for their offices.

For more information or to make a donation, contact treasurer Lindsay Morgan at (352) 263-1041 or lnich78@gmail.com.

Free football camp at Delta Woods

SPRING HILL - It Is All About The Youth Inc. will be hosting its fifth annual summer football training camp Monday and Tuesday at Delta Woods Park, 6 to 8 p.m.

This camp is free for kids ages 7-17. This camp will focus on fundamental skills, agility and conditioning.

For more information, contact Coach Eric Riggins Sr. at (352) 340-6132.

NCT volleyball camp

BROOKSVILLE - Coach Emily Gore and Nature Coast Technical High School will be hosting the third annual Summer Youth Volleyball Camp in the Shark gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16-18.

Check-in begins at 8:45 a.m. on July 16. The cost per camper is $60, which includes a free T-shirt. Early registration is preferred and guarantees correct T-shirt size.

The camp is open for children age 6 to those entering eighth grade. Powerade will be sold for $1 each and participants should bring their lunch.

Several members of the NCT volleyball team will also be helping with the camp. The goal is to help each player have a fun experience learning volleyball skills, game situations and rules while making new friends.

Registration forms will be available in the front office at NCT.

For more information, contact Gore at (352) 535-5091 or emgore35@gmail.com.

The First Tee of Brooksville

BROOKSVILLE - The First Tee of Brooksville golf program is underway this summer.

Classes for the TARGet level, where beginning golfers ages 5-6 learn the fundamentals of the game, take place at The Quarry Golf Course June 21 and 28, July 12, 19 and 26, and Aug. 2, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per class.

Classes for the PLAYer and PAR levels take place at Southern Hills Plantation Club, June 17-20 (ages 7-9) and 24-27 (ages 10-17), July 8-11 (ages 7-9), 15-18 (ages 10-17) and 22-25 (all ages).

These classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $60 per week.

PLAYer Level is all participants new to The First Tee program, ages 7-17. PAR Level is all current participants of The First Tee program, ages 9-17.

Preregistration is required and limited space per week is available. Volunteers are needed.

For more information, visit www.cityofbrooksville.us - Departments - First Tee, or contact Tiffany Taylor at (352) 540-3835 or ttaylor@cityofbrooksville.us.

July 4 Machine Gun Shoot

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando Sportsman's Club is sponsoring its next machine gun shoot on July 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., celebrating Independence Day.

Bring your own machine gun to the range for lots of noise and fun. Several cars, trucks and assorted targets will be destroyed.

Admission fee is $20 per machine gun shooter. No tracers or incendiary ammo. Must be 18 years old to shoot.

Spectator admission fee is $2, with kids under age 15 free with adult.

Bring eye and ear protection, even if you are a spectator and especially for small children. It will be quite loud, but a lot of fun.

Food and soft drinks will be available for purchase in the clubhouse for lunch.

The event will be held at The Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way in Brooksville, just nine miles north of Weeki Wachee.

For more information, contact the club at (352) 597-9931 or www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Softball tournament set for June 29

BROOKSVILLE - The One Pitch Co-ed Slow Pitch Softball Tournament will be held June 29 at the Jerome Brown Center to support Hernando Youth League Dixie All-Star softball teams.

The cost is $150 per team. Register teams by June 26. Late registration fee is $200.

For more information, to register, or obtain a copy tournament rules and medical release forms, call (352) 232-5005.

HCRD holding camps this summer

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando County Recreation Department will host a variety of sports camps throughout the summer months.

Basketball camp: Enjoy one of the most requested camps with several weeks to choose from. The camp, for ages 8-14, will take place at Powell Middle School June 24-27, July 22-25 and Aug. 5-8, as well as Challenger K-8 July 8-11.

Times for all dates are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. at an additional cost.

The cost is $65 per week, with before and after care available at an additional $10.

This camp is conducted by Marion and Michael Jones. Marion Jones is a former Hernando High standout who went on to play at St. Leo University. Michael Jones is currently an assistant coach for men's basketball at Pasco-Hernando Community College, where he played his college ball. Joined by Calvin Brown, all have coached many middle and high school teams. Learn the fundamentals of the game, drills and skills, followed by scrimmage games.

Volleyball camp: Camp is conducted by Hernando High coaches Patti Martin and Robin Bailey. Learn the fundamentals of the game, drills and skills, followed by scrimmage games.

The camp, for ages 8-14, takes place at Powell Middle School, June 17-20 and July 15-18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. at an additional cost.

The cost is $65 per week, with before and after care available at an additional $10.

Golf camp: A great learning experience for each golfer regardless of skill level. For beginning or young golfers who have an interest in playing the game of golf but need more instruction on the fundamentals, by Chuck Bridgewater.

The camp, for ages 8-14, will be held at Toscana Crossing Golf Club at The Heather, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., Weeki Wachee, June 17-20 and July 15-18 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $65 per week, with limited spaces available.

Sports camp: Enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor sports activities, including basketball, flag football, tennis, dodgeball, kickball and more. Campers will spend each day learning the rules and playing the games of the most common sports they love to participate in.

The camp, for ages 8-14, takes place at Powell Middle School, July 1-3 and July 29-Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., plus 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. at an additional cost.

The cost is $65 per week, with before and after care available at an additional $10.

Explosive Speed-Agility-Quickness Training: Athletes are motivated to achieve significant athletic speed, agility and quickness improvements by a highly experienced, certified and supportive sports training staff.

This camp, for ages 7-15, takes place at Anderson Snow Sports Complex, July 8-12 and July 15-19, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Cost is $65 per week, with limited spaces available.

Campers need to wear a comfortable athletic shirt, shorts and shoes. Bring a towel, water bottle and sunscreen.

Baseball camp-Road Warrior Sports Training: This baseball camp will target hitting, fielding, catching, pitching, baserunning, baseball IQ and game situations. The camp takes place at Anderson Snow Sports Complex July 8-12 and July 15-19, from 9 a.m. to noon, for ages 7-15.

The cost is $65 per week. Limited spaces are available.

Campers need to bring gloves, cleats, bat and helmets along with water bottle and sunscreen.

Obtain registration forms at www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec or visit the HCRD office. There is a one-time $10 registration fee due at the time of registration for all above camps, in addition to payment for the first week of camp you are registering for.

Eddie Looper Baseball Camp: Fundamental baseball skills and drills with hitting, fielding, throwing and catching will be taught by former Hernando High standout Eddie Looper.

Looper went on to play with Seminole Community College and the University of Alabama, where he was an All-SEC third basemen. He was drafted in 1986 by the St. Louis Cardinals.

The camp, for ages 6-14, takes place June 17-21 at Anderson Snow Sports Complex, 9 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $65 per week, with limited spaces available. Cost includes a shirt. Campers need to bring gloves, cleats, bat and helmets along with water bottle and sunscreen.

Registration can be done at Looper Sports Connection, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hernando Youth League BUSA Soccer Camp: Summer soccer camp will be taught by Kristi Jernigan, HYL BUSA director of coaching, U6 coach and former high school varsity girls soccer coach. She holds a B.S. in athletic training and had a stellar soccer career in high school and at Tusculum College.

The camp, for ages 4-14 as of June 1, will be held at the HYL Soccer Fields at Ernie Wever Youth Park, June 24-28, from 9 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $65 per week, with limited spaces available. Cost includes a shirt.

Campers need to bring a soccer ball and soccer cleats. No hard headbands or hair pins. Must have shin guards to participate. Bring a towel, water bottle and sunscreen.

Registration can be done at Looper Sports Connection, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tony "Red" Morrison Baseball Camp: Tony Morrison was drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 1987 MLB June Amateur Draft. Participants will learn hitting, fielding, pitching, catching, baserunning, bunting and throwing.

The camp, for ages 7-12, is geared to campers who have prior playing experience in youth baseball. It will be held at Anderson Snow Sports Complex, Aug. 12-16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The cost is $100 per week, with limited spaces available.

Campers need to bring gloves, cleats, bat and helmets, along with lunch, water bottle and sunscreen.

Registration must be done through the HCRD office, not available at Looper Sports Connection.

For more information on all camps, call the HCRD at (352) 754-4031.

Powell Middle School sets sports camps

SPRING HILL - Powell Middle School will be holding both football and volleyball camps this July.

The Panther Pride Volleyball Camp for girls entering sixth through eighth grades takes place July 8-11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Powell gym.

Campers will learn the fundamentals and skills of the game while having fun with their fellow campers. Bring knee pads, something to drink, as well as sneakers and socks.

The cost is $50. Late registrations may not get a camp T-shirt. Have all money and forms turned in to Coach Maria Dumas in Room 806 by June 17.

For more information, call the school at (352) 797-7095.

The Football Agility and Conditioning Camp will take place July 22-25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Powell football field. The camp is open to all county middle school students.

Those who attend will gain a physical advantage at football tryouts. This camp will help with becoming heat tolerant for the season, and with cardiovascular endurance, along with strength and agility as they relate to football. This is not a skills camp.

Transportation will not be provided. Participants should only drink water at home before camp starts every day. No dairy. Water will be available to students at all times during camp. Open water policy is strictly adhered to.

The camp cost is $50 per participant and $25 for each sibling.

Athletes who register on or before June 6 will receive a free T-shirt. Must have completed FHSAA sports paperwork, a copy of the birth certificate, insurance card and a completed registration form. Forms can be obtained at www.fhsaa.org.

For more information, contact Coach Ron Blackwell at (352) 797-7095 ext 227 or blackwell_r@hcsb.k12.fl.us.

NRA classes offered

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando Sportsman's Club is offering several special NRA classes this summer.

Three NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) courses are set for June 19, July 24 and Aug. 21, from 4 to 10 p.m.

Instructor candidates must possess and demonstrate a solid background in firearm safety and shooting skills and be intimately familiar with each action type in the discipline they wish to be certified. Candidates will learn NRA policies and procedures; basic public speaking skills; training methodology; use of a training team and training aids; organizing a course; building a budget; and preparing to teach.

Students will receive the NRA trainer's guidebook. Cost of the course is $100.

A two-day NRA Pistol Instructor course goes on June 22-23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Candidates learn how to teach safe gun handling; ammunition knowledge; the fundamentals of pistol shooting; and how to improve the performance of beginning pistol shooters. Candidates must pass exam with a score of at least 90 percent and receive endorsement of training counselor for certification.

Prerequisites: Completion of both the NRA Basic Pistol class and NRA BIT class. The NRA BIT class must have been completed within the previous two years. Cost of the course is $300.

A NRA Basic Rifle-Student class runs July 5, from 5 to 9 p.m., and July 6-7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The NRA Basic Rifle course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of a rifle in target shooting. Students receive classroom and range time learning to shoot rifles.

Lessons include: the NRA's rules for safe gun handling; rifle parts and operation; ammunition; shooting fundamentals; range rules; shooting from the bench rest, prone, sitting, standing and kneeling positions; and cleaning the rifle.

A NRA Rifle-Instructor class is set for July 26, from 5 to 9 p.m., and July 27-28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Instructor candidates learn how to teach safe gun handling, ammunition knowledge, the fundamentals of rifle shooting, and how to improve the performance of beginning rifle shooters.

Candidates must pass exam with a score of at least 90 percent and receive endorsement of training counselor for certification.

Pre-requisites: Completion of both the NRA Basic Rifle-Student class and NRA BIT class. The NRA BIT class must have been completed within two years previously. Cost of the course is $300.

The NRA Basic Shotgun-Student class is scheduled for Aug. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Aug 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The NRA Basic Rifle course teaches the basic knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for the safe use of a shotgun in shooting a moving target. Students receive classroom and range time learning to shoot shotguns.

Lessons include: the NRA's rules for safe gun handling; shotgun parts and operation; shotgun shell components; shotgun shell malfunctions; range rules; shooting at straightaway and angled targets; and cleaning the shotgun.

All students receive the NRA's Basics of Shotgun Shooting handbook. Cost of the course is $100.

A NRA Shotgun Instructor course will go on Aug. 23, from 5 to 9 p.m., and Aug. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Instructor candidates learn how to teach safe gun handling, ammunition knowledge, the fundamentals of shotgun shooting, and how to improve the performance of beginning shotgun shooters.

Candidates must pass exam with a score of at least 90 percent and receive endorsement of training counselor for certification.

Pre-requisites: Completion of both the NRA Basic Shotgun-Student class and NRA BIT class. The NRA BIT class must have been completed within two years previously. Cost of the course is $200.

Preregistration is required for all classes.

To preregister, or more information on the courses, call Hernando Sportsman's Club at (352) 597-9931 or visit www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.

HCA holding basketball camp

BROOKSVILLE - The annual Hernando Christian Academy 'Light it Up' Basketball Camp will run June 17-21, from 8 a.m. until noon in the HCA gym.

Cost of the camp is $65 and includes a camp T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the school front office or at www.hernandochristian.org under Athletics.

For more information, contact athletic director Mike Drummond at (352) 796-0616 or mdrummond@hernandochristian.org.

Nature Coast basketball skills camps

BROOKSVILLE - Nature Coast Technical High School will be holding boys and girls basketball skills camps this summer, for players age 5 to those entering seventh grade.

The camps will take place June 17-20 and July 22-25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Nature Coast gym. Players and coaches will be at the NCT gym at 8 a.m. for camper drop off.

The cost is $75 per camper. The camp instructor will be David Pisarcik, a former college basketball standout at Armstrong Atlantic State University and current head boys basketball coach at Nature Coast. The camps will also include Nature Coast varsity boys basketball players to give individual instruction to campers.

The camp will consist of individual and group instruction on basic fundamentals of basketball, which include: basic and advanced ball-handling skills; fundamentals on shooting and passing; individual defense; team defense; daily contests and prizes; team competitions (3v3, 5v5); infamous pickle shot; 3-point, free throw and hot shot competitions; and trophies and awards.

For more information or to confirm your spot, call Pisarcik at (727) 385-2194.

Firearms safety classes

BROOKSVILLE - The Hernando Sportsman's Club is offering several firearms safety classes over the next few months.

The class dates include July 3, July 20, Aug. 7, Aug. 17, and Sept. 4. A special "ladies only" firearms safety course will be held Saturday and Sept. 21.

All classes are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hernando Sportsman's Club, 16121 Commercial Way.

The course covers lessons about the basics of firearms safety around the home; intro to pistol safety, parts and operation; intro to ammo and the fundamentals of pistol shooting; intro to pistol shooting from the seated and standing position; and intro to pistol cleaning and storage.

The classes include instruction, live-fire training on the range and a lunch break. All materials and equipment needed for the class and live-fire training is provided to students, including the use of a firearm, ammo, earplugs and eye protection.

The cost is $60. Successful completion of this class also provides required documentation to apply for a Florida concealed carry permit if desired.

Pre-registration is required. Please call (352) 597-9931 to pre-register.

For information on the club, visit www.hernandosportsmansclub.com.

Spring Hill Lanes Kids Camp

SPRING HILL - Spring Hill Lanes' Kids Camp will be held for eight weeks this summer, allowing children ages 5-16 of all skill levels to have fun and learn how to bowl.

The camp will take place Wednesdays, June 15-July 31, and Saturdays, June 8-July 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $10 per week. Included is a choice of bowling ball, bag and shoes, free on-lane instruction, free T-shirt, open bowling for $1.50 per game, and an instructional video on Wednesdays.

For more information or to sign up, call Spring Hill Lanes at (352) 683-7272.

Tennis camp and classes

SPRING HILL - Ace Performance Tennis is offering Quick Start Drills Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Delta Woods Park.

The cost is $10.00 per class. Drills and games are designed for beginning players using the USTA-approved strategies for 60-foot court players.

Learn to play tennis quickly with age- and size-appropriate equipment and modified courts.

Additionally, Ace Performance Tennis is offering a Ladies Night Out, Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Delta Woods Park.

The cost is $10 per class. Women of beginning and intermediate skill levels will learn to play in a fun social setting.

For more information on the camp and classes, contact John or Louise Downey at (352) 666-0658 or www.louisedowney.usptapro.com.

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