Sports Briefs: July 11, 2010
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FCSL SCHEDULE

Here is the upcoming schedule for the Florida Collegiate Summer League:

MONDAY

7 p.m. - Sanford vs. DeLand at Conrad Park; Orlando vs. Leesburg at Pat Thomas Stadium.

TUESDAY

No games scheduled (All-Star Break).

WEDNESDAY

6 p.m. - Home Run Derby at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium.

7 p.m. - 2010 All-Star Game at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium.

THURSDAY

No games scheduled (All-Star Break).

FRIDAY

7 p.m. - Winter Park vs. Sanford at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium; and Leesburg vs. Orlando at Orel Hershiser Field.

For more info, including links to following the games LIVE on the internet, go to - www.floridaleague.com.

FLAG FOOTBALL

Here is the upcoming schedule for the City of Sanford 2010 Youth Flag Football League at Pinehurst Park.

Saturday, the Hurricanes vs. the Seminoles at 8:30 a.m. in the Prep Division; the Steelers vs, the Bucs at 9:30 a.m. in the Junior Division; and the Jags vs. the Patriots at 10:30 a.m. in the Senior Division.

Tuesday, the Hurricanes vs. the Seminoles at 6:15 p.m. in the Prep Division; the Dolphins vs. the Bucs at 7:15 p.m. in the Junior Division; and the Patriots vs. the Jags at 8:15 p.m. in the Senior Division.

Thursday, PLAYOFFS: #3 Seed vs. #2 Seed at 6:15 p.m. in the Prep Division; #3 Seed vs. #2 Seed at 7:15 p.m. in the Junior Division; and #3 Seed vs. #2 Seed at 8:15 p.m. in the Senior Division.

Saturday (July 17): CHAMPIONSHIPS: Winner of the 2nd & 3rd Place Game vs. #1 Seed at 5:15 p.m. in the Prep Division; Winner of the 2nd & 3rd Place Game vs. #1 Seed at 6:15 p.m. in the Junior Division; and Winner of the 2nd & 3rd Place Game vs. #1 Seed at 7 p.m. in the Senior Division.

Everyone is invited free of charge to come out and cheer on the teams at Pinehurst Park, located on West 24th Street, off 17-92 at the Hungry Howie’s Pizza.

SOFTBALL FUNDRAISER

Sanford native Tony Taylor, a City of Sanford Police officer and longtime athlete and softball player, has recently undergone amputation of his lower leg in order to become a cancer survivor.

In order to increase Tony’s daily living independence, he is on leave without pay from the SPD, the family must do some home renovations, so several of his friends and softball teammates are putting on a 1-day, 1-pitch softball tournament/fundraiser on Saturday, July 24, at Pinehurst Park to assist with the cost of materials.

This type of tournament, which is fun, quick and exciting to take part in, will use an open play format (men and women can play on same team, but no co-ed rules) and you get one pitch to either get a hit, draw a walk or make an out. However, the Championship Game will be played with a normal count.

Cost per team is $100 and the winning team will receive a Gator’s Dockside Gift Card.

There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 fundraisers. All proceeds go to the Taylor’s.

If you are interested in participating get your team together and get registered.

If you are interested in playing but do not have a 10-person team to register please contact the organizers and they will find a team for you.

If you are interested in donating funds or items for the silent auction or any other way you can think of PLEASE contact Anna O’Connor-Morin at 407-687-3464 or_ annafduone@gmail.com.

VOLLEYBALL CAMPS

UCF head volleyball coach Todd Dagenais has announced the dates for several volleyball camps he will be holding this summer on the UCF campus. The variety of camps offer opportunities for players of all age groups and ability levels to improve their current volleyball skills, develop an appreciation for the finer nuances of the game and foster an intense desire to work hard and improve at every challenge they attempt to conquer.

The camp season kicks off with six different camps during the month of July, which includes a Setter Camp (July 12-13), Hitter Camp (July 12-13), Libero Camp (July 12-13), All Skills Camp (July 13-16), Middle School Camp (July 17-18) and Grade School Camp (July 19).

During the All-Skills Camp, Middle School Camp and Grade School Camp, athletes will be instructed on each of the six primary volleyball skills by members of the UCF coaching staff, current and former UCF volleyball players and special guest coaches.

During the month of August, Dagenais will introduce the highlight camp of the summer, the College Prep/Elite Camp, which will run from Aug. 1-4.

The College Prep/Elite Camp is for athletes who are entering their junior or senior year of high school with a letter of recommendation from their high school or club coach. The camp is also open to graduating athletes who will be entering college in the fall of 2010.

The summer camp season will come to a close with second sessions of the Setter Camp, Hitter Camp and Libero Camp, all which will take place on Aug. 5.

The goal of the Todd Dagenais’ Central Florida Volleyball Camps is to help show life lessons about what can be achieved when players push themselves to the maximum. Hard work is contagious and learning the value of what can be achieved through hard work is part of its mission statement. Developing players should attend Central Florida Volleyball camps and clinics because of the top-notch coaching they will receive.

For more information on Todd Dagenais’ 2010 Central Florida Volleyball Camps or to register online, please visit www.centralfloridavolleyballcamps.com.

CENTRAL FLORIDA SOCCER ACADEMY

Amanda Cromwell’s Central Florida Soccer Academy has announced dates for several girls soccer camps this summer, and is encouraging players to sign up today. All camps will take place on the UCF campus.

For more information and to register for these camps, visit CentralFloridaSoccerAcademy.com.

Players from 4-14 years old can register for the Mini Day Camp July 19-21. This full day camp runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and are designed for the emerging soccer player who needs repetitive technical skill work and thorough instruction on the tactical side of the game. Field players and goalkeepers are encouraged to attend.

Elite Week 2 Camp is for players 13-18 years old and goes from July 18-22. These overnight camps are designed for the advanced field player and goalkeeper. Olympic Development Program and/or premier club experience is recommended. Campers who would rather not stay on campus overnight can be day campers and need to arrive 8:30 a.m. and picked up at 8:30 p.m.

And the Super Elite Camp is scheduled for July 28-31 and is for players from 16-18 years old. This four-day overnight camp is designed for high level field players and goalkeepers. Super Elite Camp is limited to 50 players. If you are interested in attending, send your information to info@centralfloridasocceracademy.com with Super Elite in the subject line.

PROSPECT SHOWCASE

The Seminole State College of Florida Raider baseball program will give prospective athletes a chance to show off their skills during a High School Prospect Showcase on Sunday, July 25, at Jack Pantelias Field on the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus (100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford).

The all-day event is intended for 2010, 2011 and 2012 high school graduates who are interested in playing baseball for Seminole State. It will begin at 11 a.m. and end after each athlete has had an opportunity to demonstrate his talents.

The cost to participate is $50.

Athletes should dress in full baseball attire and are responsible for providing their own equipment. Early arrival is strongly encouraged.

To download a registration form, visit www.seminolestate.edu/athletics/baseball/baseball_camp.

For more information, contact Chris Hayes, head baseball coach, at hayesc@seminolestate.edu or 407-708-2132.

BASEBALL PROS CAMP

Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium will play host to a Baseball Pros Camp the weekend of July 30-31 for high school players (ages 14-18), who will be instructed and evaluated by various college coaches, coaches presently in professional baseball, and by current pro scouts.

On the field, players will be given instruction in a professional Spring Training atmosphere. They will have the opportunity to improve their game while at the same time, be one on one with college coaches and pro scouts. Players will also have the opportunity to play in games and showcase their skills. Players will receive evaluations on performance, makeup, and potential to help place them in the most suitable program to help further their baseball career.

Among the guest instructors will be: Ernie Rosseau, Head Coach, Brevard Community College; Chris Hayes, Head Coach, Seminole State College of Florida; Andy Barkett, Manager, Detroit Tigers Organization; Chris Peterson, former Major League infielder; Randy Stegall, Assistant Coach Emory Riddle University; Clint Chrysler, Assistant Coach, Stetson University; Collin Martin, Assistant Coach Florida Southern University; Matt O’Brien, Scout, Atlanta Braves; John Krot, Assistant Coach, Rollins; Nick Luppino, Daytona State College; and Matthew Mercurio, Florida Tech.

Registration price of $195 includes camp T-Shirt, and lunch both days.

If you have any questions or need more information, please email us at baseballproscamp@gmail.com or call camp director, Andy Barkett, at 405-816-7488.

SUMMER STINGRAYS

The Seminole Aquatics Summer Stingrays swim team is THE entry-level swim team for children ages 5 to 17!!

The only requirement is the ability to swim 25 yards in ANY fashion without touching the bottom of the pool.

Running through July 31, swimmers will learn the four competitive strokes, racing starts while being in a fun, positive environment. During the summer, swimmers have the opportunity to compete in meets with other local swimmers. At the end of the summer, kids have the option of continuing the sport with the outstanding Seminole Aquatics year-round swim team.

COST: The total cost for the Dale Summer Stingray program is $180. This includes a team T-shirt, a swim team racing cap, all summer meet fees, and a free summer pool pass for your child. There is a $10 price break on each additional sibling. The cost for the Lake Forest Community Summer Stingray program is $220.

Practices are offered for one hour a day, five days a week, in either the morning or afternoon depending on the training group time that you select. There are no attendance requirements. All practices are held at the Dale Aquatic Center, Sanford’s beautiful, Olympic-size pool, located at 2701 Ridgewood Avenue, Sanford.

HOW TO REGISTER: Go to the website at _ www.seminoleaquatics.org _ and click on the “Summer Stingrays” tab. The drop-down menu gives more program information, as well as shows you exactly how to sign up and reserve a spot for your child.

GROUP PLACEMENT: We have several training groups available at different times for Beginners, Intermediates, and Advanced swimmers. You can assess which level will be best for your child by following our Group Placement Guidelines. If you are still not sure, you can come to the pool any weeknight at 5 p.m. for a quick assessment. Then, just follow the steps in the online registration to sign your child up at the time slot that works best for you.

Please act quickly as the groups will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.