Clearwater, Largo Rec Centers Gear Up for Youth Spring Programs
by Sandi Fahy
Photo by SANDI FAHY
CLEARWATER - Registration is now under way for the Little League spring season, which runs from the last week in February through the second week of May. Clearwater Little League, Clearwater Little League Challenger Program and Countryside Little League are open to children ages 5 to 18. Clearwater Little League programs will take place at Sid Lickton Field, 714 Saturn Ave. Countryside Little League teams play at Countryside Community Park, 2640 Sabal Springs Dr. In addition, there is Countryside Little League Fast Pitch Softball for girls ages 6-16. The Clearwater Youth Lacrosse program also gets under way in February at Glen Oaks Park, 1301 Court St. Participants ages 9-18 will learn the rules of the game along with the fundamentals of stick handling and offense and defense. For information on the above mentioned programs, call Kevin Webb at 669-1361, ext. 249 ... "Fantastic First Fridays" for grades K-8 are scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 1 and March 7 at the Clearwater Beach Recreation Center, 69 Bay Esplanade (phone 462-6138). The Morningside Recreation Center at 2400 Harn Blvd. (phone 507-4065) will host its First Friday Parents Night Out on March 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is for youngsters ages 5-13. Pre-registration is required ... Tennis for Tiny Tots is an introduction to the sport for ages 3-5. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex, 1000 Edenville Ave. Staff also offer an after school junior tennis program. McMullen Tennis Academy sessions for ages 4 and up are slated Feb. 4-29 and March 3-28. Call 669-1919 for more information.
LARGO - The Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Avenue, and Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, are offering Pee Wee Sports for ages 3-5. Young athletes will be introduced to a variety of sports, including track, baseball, soccer and tennis, over four four-week sessions. Highland will also include a four-week program (Little Sports) for ages 6-7. Call 518-3016 (Highland) or 518-3125 (Southwest) for details ... Games, crafts, music and movies are all part of Friday Night Fever at the Highland Complex for youngsters in grades 2-6. Upcoming themes include Glitz and Glamour (Jan. 25); Larger than Life (Feb. 1); Polar Bowler (Feb. 8); Disco Wheels (Feb. 15); Kibble-N-Bits (Feb. 22); and Route 366 (Feb. 29). Friday Night Fever runs through April 25. No Fear Friday is the name given to the evening of games and other activities scheduled weekly at the Southwest Recreation Complex for grades 2-6. Both centers also offer instruction in gymnastics, cheerleading, baton and self defense.
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