Area parks hosting tournaments
This weekend, the Tampa Bay Ultimate Frisbee Janus XXVII tournament will use fields at Ellis-Methvin Park and the Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex for two days of ultimate frisbee action. Games start between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Next week, the ninth annual ISSA/WBSC World Tournament of Champions comes back to Plant City. The senior softball tournament, which takes place at sites around the Tampa Bay area, will have games played at the Randy L. Larson Four-Plex from Jan. 24-26. Visit seniorsoftball.org/2020-issaisf-world-tournament-of-champions.html for a complete schedule.
GSA Baseball’s spring league play also heats up next weekend at Mike Sansone and Ellis-Methvin parks. Games start between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Jan. 25-26.
Sign up for youth soccer
Registration has begun for the 44th annual Plant City Recreation and Parks Department/Optimist Club Youth Soccer Program.
The league is open to all area youths age 4-18 as of June 1, 2020 (birth certificate required) and the players will be divided into 11 age groups. The season starts in late March and runs through the end of May, with games mostly played Saturdays for players age 4-11 and on Tuesday nights for players age 12-18. More than 1,300 kids participated last year in 100 total teams.
Registration costs $35 per player and includes the costs for jerseys and supplemental accident insurance. Sign up by 4:30 p.m. Feb. 5 at the PCRPD office, 1904 S. Park Road, or by mail. For more information and to get a registration form, visit plantcitygov.com/parksrec/page/youth-soccer-league-ages-4-18, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-659-4255.
Tri-Star basketball comp coming soon
Area hoopers age 8-13 are invited to the Tomlin Middle School gymnasium on Feb. 1 to put their skills to the test.
The 47th annual Plant City Optimist Club Tri-Star Basketball Competition tips off at 9 a.m. and will showcase competitors’ shooting, passing and dribbling abilities. You do not have to be in the city’s rec basketball program to participate, but the city team with the most players in attendance and in uniform will get a free pizza party.
The event is free and you can get a registration form by emailing email@example.com or calling 813-659-4255.
Colts to host free football camp
The Plant City Colts are starting a new tradition with their first annual football camp for boys age 4-15.
The camp, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1, will be held at the MLK complex at 1903 E. Dr. MLK Blvd. and will cover all the football skills and drills athletes need to know to get better with help from the Colts coaching staff. Food will be available at the camp.