Register for youth soccer season
The Plant City Parks and Recreation Department announced sign-ups for the 45th annual PCPRD/Optimist Youth Soccer Program season are now underway.
The program is open to area youths age 4-18 (as of June 1, 2021), who will be divided into 11 age groups in boys, girls and co-ed divisions. COVID-19 took the 2020 season away from the kids, but more than 1,300 participated in the 2019 season. Play starts in late March and the season ends in late May. Games are mainly played on Saturdays for youths age 4-11 and on Tuesday nights for older age groups.
The cost to play is $37 per player and that covers all expenses, including jerseys and supplemental accident insurance. Registrations will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. Feb. 3 and they can either be mailed or hand-delivered to the Parks and Recreation administration office, 1904 S. Park Road. Registration forms are available at plantcitygov.com/parksrec/page/youth-soccer-league-ages-4-18. Email email@example.com or call 813-659-4255 for more information.
Tri-Star basketball competition upcoming
The 48th annual Plant City Optimist Club Tri-Star Basketball Competition is just a few weeks away, so area hoopers age 8-13 should work on their passing, dribbling and shooting now.
The free competition is open to all youths, but those who play in the city’s youth rec league are encouraged to come in uniform. The team with the most competitors in uniform will win a free pizza party.
The competition is typically held at Tomlin Middle School but has moved to the new Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, 1601 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., for 2021. The competition will start at 9 a.m.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-659-4255 for more information.
Tennis Center classes open
Kids and adults looking to work on their tennis game can prepare now for February classes at the Plant City Tennis Center, 120 N. Wilder Road. Class registration usually begins mid-month and classes officially begin the first week of the following month.
- Tots Beginner Lessons – ages 4-7 – Six classes over three weeks. $30 per person. 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Youth Beginner Lessons – ages 8 and up – Six classes over three weeks. $60 per person. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
- Youth Intermediate Lessons – ages 8 and up – Six classes over three weeks. $60 per person. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays
- Adult Lessons – ages 17 and up – Six classes over three weeks. $60 per person. 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Contact Tennis Professional C. Shane Johnson at email@example.com or call the Plant City Tennis Center at 813-707-7485 for more information.