In men, Sharif Kakooza, 20, of Miami was 35 in his age group, 206 among men and 213 overall in 2:11:39. Leandro Paiva, 45, of Aventura was 92 in his age group, 656 among men and 828 overall in 2:27:02. Joe Perez, 34, of Miami Springs was 22 in his age group, 150 among men and 153 overall in 2:09:34.
In the Sprint Distance (750M swim, 20K bike, 5K run), Oriana Bafunno, 26, of Miami was 13 in her age group, 118 among women and 536 overall in 1:17:16. Amrei Smit, 26, of Miami was ninth in her age group, 96 among women and 479 overall in 1:16:06. Michelina Witte, 31, of Miami was 11 in her age group, 109 among women and 516 overall in 1:16:50.
Andrew Hibbitt, 21, of Miami Springs was 16 in his age group, 138 among men and 140 overall in 1:07:46. Albert Leon, 70, of Key Biscayne was eighth in his age group, 587 among men and 918 overall in 1:32:31.
Tulio Maldonado, 56, of Aventura was 30 in his age group, 391 among men and 489 overall in 1:16:19. Alejandro Rodriguez, 17, of Key Biscayne was 27 in his age group, 129 among men and 131 overall in 1:07:25. Gene Sulzberger, 47, of Miami was 66 in his age group, 534 among men and 784 overall in 1:24:32.
Larisa Sidorovich, 28, of Miami Beach won the Mack Cycle Key Biscayne Duathlon Trilogy No.3 at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne.
She completed the 1-mile run, 9.8-mile bike, 3.1-mile run in 55 minutes 51 seconds. Michael Ashworth, 30, of Miami won the men’s title in 53:17.
Women: 25-29: 1. Marie-Cecile Desvignes, 26, Miami, 1:03:03; 2. Elizabeth Orlin, 28, Miami, 1:13:16. 30-34: 1. Ximena Alvarez, 34, Miami, 1:11:56.
Men: 25-29: 2. Oscar Polanco, 25, Miami, 1:16:15. 30-34: 1. Luis Travieso, 34, Miami, 1:19:57. 35-39: 2. Robert Martell, 35, Homestead, 57:30. 40-44: 2. Jose Perez, 41, Miami, 1:24:45. 50-54: 2. Edward Wild, 52, Miami, 1:05:05. 65-69: 1. Arturo Perez, 66, Miami, 1:16:49.
Fat Tire: 2. Juan Pineros, 57, Miami Beach, 1:40:32. Clydesdale 200: 1. Guillermo Sadir, 43, Miami, 1:31:01. Clydesdale 185: 1. Paul Cohen, 43, Coral Gables, 1:10:00; 2. Jose Bozzo, 46, of Cutler Bay, 1:14:30.
Gian Gil, 42, of Miami won the Mack Cycle Key Biscayne International Triathlon Trilogy at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne. He covered the 0.5-mile swim, 19.6-mile bike, 6.2-mile run in 1 hour 44 minutes 48 seconds.
Men: 15-19: 1. Kevin Lujan, 18, Miami, 2:56:59. 20-24: 1. Steven DeNicola, 20, Miami, 2:11:58. 25-29: 1. JD Trammell, 29, Miami, 2:02:41. 35-39: 1. Michael Eisenstadt, Miami Beach, 1:52:57. 40-44: 1. Adam Ciperski, 41, Cutler Bay, 2:04:41. 45-49: 1. Julio Gomes, 46, Key Biscayne, 2:06:30. 50-54: 1. Reynaldo DeLaFlor Ramos, 51, Miami, 2:00:52. 60-64: 1. Angel Mateos, 62, Doral, 3:12:29. 65-69: 1. Tim Regier, 68, Miami, 2:19:33. Masters: 1. Jonathan Friedland, 43, Miami, 1:54:28.
Women: 15-19: 1. Erin Wolfe, 18, Miami, 2:45:30. 40-44: 1. Caryn Lubetsky, 41, Miami Shores, 2:14:47. 50-54: 1. Deirdre Marshall, 51, Miami, 2:16:10.
Clydesdale 185 0-39: 1. Anthony Gonzalez, 36, Miami, 2:11:45. Clydesdale 200 40+: 1. Christopher Barovich, 40, Miami, 2:41:22. Clydesdale 225 0-39: 1. Edward Nunez, 25, Miami, 2:40:08. Clydesdale 225 40+: 1. Richard Villaverde, 47, Coral Gables, 2:28:15.
• Yacceri Lopez, 36, of Miami won the Mack Cycle Key Biscayne Triathlon Trilogy No.3 at Crandon Park. He canvassed the 0.25-mile swim, 9.8-mile bike, 3.1-mile run in 50 minutes 12 seconds. Miami’s Lee Zohlman, 40, was runner-up in 55:26, and Connor Guest, 18, of Miami third in 55:48.
Monica Rossi-Montero, 43, of Miami was the first female finisher in 1:01:16. Sandra Forero, 34, of Sunny Isles placed third in 1:03:42.
Men: 10-14: 1. Alexander Pegg, 14, Miami Shores, 1:09:04. 15-19: 1. Damian Jane, 16, Miami, 57:29. 20-24: 1. Vincent Yllanes, 23, Miami, 56:04. 30-34: 1. Tyler Nielsen, 30, Miami, 57:19. 35-39: 1. Mike Butler, 38, Sunny Isles, 56:20. 50-54: 1. Paul Schwiep, 50, Miami, 1:03:15. 60-64: Gabriel Yanni, 62, Miami, 1:14:29. 75-79: 1. Frank Sampson, 75, 2:03:37. Masters: 1. Morten Aagaard, 41, Miami, 57:16. Physically Challenged: 2. Jaime Sosa, 40, Miami, 1:36:53.
Women: 10-14: 1. Alma Campiani, 14, Key Biscayne, 1:10:43. 15-19: 1. Arianna Russo, 19, Miami, 1:26:20. 20-24: 1. Luciana Carmelino, 22, Coconut Grove, 1:13:35. 25-29: 1. Corey Walton, 26, Miami Beach, 1:05:40. 30-34: 1. Maricarmen Saleta, 32, Miami, 1:07:28. 35-39: 1. Marianne Pazos, 36, South Miami, 1:12:21. 50-54: 1. Leonora Gonzalez, 50, Homestead, 1:10:39. Fat Tire: 1. Janina Oliveros, 34, Miami, 1:25:16.
Clydesdale 185 0-39: 1. Jeffrey Moskovitz, 29, Miami, 1:06:12. Clydesdale 185 40+: 1. Michael Murawski, 51, North Bay Village, 1:13:15. Clydesdale 200 0-39: 1. Kahahn Allen, 39, Doral, 1:04:16. Clydesdale 225 0-39: 1. Joe Bagierek, 31, Miami, 1:22:15.
South Miami-Dade from the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne won the USTA Florida Adult Women 3.0 Section Championship at the Florida Tennis Center in Daytona Beach.
South Miami-Dade went 3-1, finishing ahead of Duval on a tiebreaker.
The champs are Jennifer Cameron (captain), Maria Lucia Schrack, Lorena Victoria Boehler, Gigi Antunez de Mayolo, Graziana Palazzo, Gabriela Blanco, Yamila Porras, Catherine Ann Dowd, Nicole Olinger Brofman, Mabel Vela, Kiki Buigas, Patricia Amat-y-Leon, Maggie Hindie, Zulay Machado, Lucia Ballestrin, Viengsouk Sardina, Barbara Geels.
They will represent USTA Florida at USTA League Nationals in September and October.
USTA League adult players are rated according to the National Tennis Rating Program scale, which at the USTA Florida Section championship level rates from 2.5 (beginner) to 5.0 (advanced).
Tennis Super Seniors
Donna Fales of Coral Gables is one of 11 Florida players who will represent the United States on its Super Senior age group team on red clay at the 32nd International Tennis Federation Super Senior International Team Competition in Umag and Novigrad, Croatia.
The event is the senior equivalent of Davis Cup and Fed Cup, for age groups 60-80.
Fales is the playing captain and top player of the Althea Gibson Cup team (women 70+). She won the 2012 national 70 clay court singles and doubles (with teammate Cathie Anderson of Del Mar, Calif.. She also won the 2011 70s clay court singles title. She won the world championships in singles and double in the 70+ division in 2010.
The United States is the defending champion of the Von Cramm Cup (men 60+), Britannia Cup (men 65+), Bitsy Grant Cup (men 75+), Alice Marble Cup (women 60+), Althea Gibson Cup (women 70+) and Queens Cup (women 75+), won on red clay in Antalya, Turkey.
Tennis National Playoffs
Miami’s Eric Hechtman Florida reached the men’s semifinals at the 2012 US Open National Playoffs at the Connecticut Tennis Center at Yale in New Haven, Conn.
He advanced two rounds to the semifinals, defeating New Zealand’s Adam Lee, the USTA Southern Section winner, and Dante Cipulli, the USTA Southern California Section winner, before falling 6-4, 6-4 to No.2 seed Nicolas Meister of the USTA Northern California Section.
Miami’s Katerina Stewart, who won her second consecutive title at the USTA Florida Bobby Curtis Junior State Championships this summer, was runner-up as the No.6 seed at the USTA Girls’ 16s National Championships in San Diego. In the finals, No.2 seed Kimberly Yee of Las Vegas beat her 6-2, 6-2.
“I had played Katerina at Easter Bowl, and she beat me, so I came out here on my toes ready for a battle,” Yee told Tennisrecruiting.net. “She played great; she’s a really great player, but I got lucky this time.”
Tennis Dream Team
The Miami Dream Team, representing USTA Florida, placed sixth at the fifth annual World Team Tennis Junior Nationals in San Diego.
Coached by Noel Cubela, the Miami Dream Team featured Kevin Cubela, Jacobo Nieto, Jeffrey Mackenzie, Rachel Gastaldo, Claudia Mackenzie, and Cynthia Diaz, all from Miami.
The WTT Junior Nationals are hosted by WTT co-founder Billie Jean King. The national junior invitational event features 16 coed teams from throughout the United States. The teams use the World Team Tennis format during their three days of non-elimination draw competition.
Teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship are key areas of focus for the three-day event. During the tournament, players donated and packaged supplies for an Army unit in Afghanistan as part of the USTA Adopt-A-Unit program. Players also wrote personal notes of appreciation to accompany the package. Members of the Armed Forces were on hand to talk to the players about the role that tennis has played in military as well as the rehabilitation of wounded soldiers.
More tennis fun
Registration is open for Florida tennis facilities to host a USTA Free Tennis Play Day in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play.
Host events are be featured in a searchable database on www.YouthTennis.com and receive customizable marketing materials to promote the event and more.
The following South Florida cities/facilities have registered for events:
6-8 p.m. Sept. 7: Coral Reef Park (age 10-18), 7895 SW 152 St., Palmetto Bay, 33157.
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8: Tamiami Tennis Center (age 5-10), 11201 SW 24 St., Miami, 33165
1-3 p.m. Sept. 8: Biltmore Tennis Center (age 12-14), 1150 Anastasia Ave., Miami, 33134
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (age 5-10) and 2-4 p.m. (age 11-18) Sept. 9: Michael-Ann Russell JCC, 18900 NE 25 Ave., North Miami Beach, 33180.
TBA, Sept. 15: Boys & Girls Club of Miami -Dade (age 5-12), 2805 SW 32nd Ave., Miami, 33133.
Firefighters, police boxing
The Hollywood Police Athletic League presents the eighth annual Heroes in Action, a night of boxing and mixed martial arts showcasing South Florida police officers and firefighters at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino near Hollywood.
The lively evening will host the best fighters, male and female, from Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach county police and firefighter units. A minimum of eight bouts will occur, benefiting Hollywood PAL center and superior youth programs.
The Heroes In Action Charity Event will be hosted by WSVN Ch.7 Sports Anchor Mike DiPasquale.
VIP Ringside table seating available. For information call 954-696-2148 or visit www.heroesinaction.us. Tickets cost $35, $25, $10. Seats are reserved and available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone 1-800-745-3000.
MORE EVENTS, TRYOUTS
The Miami Marlins offer behind the scenes tours of Marlins Park. The tours are open to the public on non-event days for $10 a person.
The tour includes visits to the field (behind home plate), home clubhouse, home batting cage area and Diamond Club, Promenade Level featuring the art in the facility, the bobblehead museum and the premium areas including the Suites.
Tours operate from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday, except when the Marlins play at home or when other major events are scheduled at Marlins Park. Group tours, accommodating between 10 and 25 people, are available by appointment.
For information, fans can call 1-877-MARLINS or e-mail email@example.com. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket windows on Felo Ramirez Drive (NW 6 Street between NW 14 Avenue and NW 15 Avenue) and are for the time and date specified.
Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.
Howard Palmetto Baseball-Softball
The Howard Palmetto Baseball-Softball Association opens registration for the 2012 fall season.
Started five years ago as a prelude to the winter season, the fall program is geared to allow improvement and participation in an atmosphere that is less time consuming and more relaxed than the regular season. Baseball games are played in three age groups, from those beginning fifth grade to those in high school.
The games are at Chapman Field Park during the week (no weekends), two games per week and with no required practices. Pitching is limited to two innings per pitcher per game to allow development of a greater number of players.
Softball will be conducted in three age groups (8 and younger, 9 through 11, and 12 and older). Games are at Palmetto Bay Park.
The season will begin after Labor Day and end before Thanksgiving, with a regular season of 14 games and no playoffs. In keeping with the instructional goal of the season, no standings are kept and no champion is named.
The cost is $175 which includes a full uniform. To sign up, go to www.howardpalmetto.com or call Bob Hingston at 305-332-8567.
Hall Of Fame Baseball is sponsoring travel baseball teams for 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 (high school) for the fall season.
Hall Of Fame Coach Rich Hofman and his staff will coach the teams which will practice and play in tournaments and leagues. Register for a tryout at www.hofball.net or call David Hofman at 954-804-5600 or Ed Tisdale at 803-463-2591.
South Florida Eagles baseball
The South Florida Eagles 13-and-under travel baseball team seeks dedicated, experienced travel team players with supportive parents.
The team will play in the Premier Spring League as well as numerous tournaments including the Cal Ripken Experience in June. For information or for an individual tryout, contact Coach Gonzalo Morales at 305-753-9065 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Me Gusta El Tenis
USTA Florida’s four-stop ’Me Gusta El Tenis’ tour will hit the Greater Miami-area, spotlighting the popularity of tennis in the Hispanic community in South Florida.
Hispanic communities can celebrate families playing tennis together at the four events, which will feature the 10 and Under Tennis short court format for learning the game.
Oct. 20-21: Gables Hispanic Festival, Coral Gables.
Nov. 11: Founders Day Festival, Aventura.
Participants registering will be entered into a drawing to win four tickets to either the 2013 Sony Open men’s and women’s pro tennis tournament on Key Biscayne or the 2013 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships men’s pro event in Delray Beach.
The Gables Hispanic Festival is organized by the Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation, a not-for-profit organization for charitable and educational purposes, including the undertaking of programs and activities designed to enhance the cultural Heritage and social well-being of families, children and youth of Miami-Dade County.
“We are looking forward to reaching out to the roughly 70 percent of Florida Hispanic players who are in the Miami area,” said USTA Florida Tennis Program Coordinator for the Miami area Cathy Nordlund. “Area pros will be out at the events, where parents can ask questions about local programming for kids and adults, and families can play the 10 and Under Tennis format together.”
Tennis participation numbers in Florida for small children of all demographics have increased exponentially since the introduction of the 10 and Under Tennis format. 10 and Under Tennis is designed for children, featuring smaller court sizes, racquet sizes, foam and decompressed balls, a simple scoring system, and net heights adjusted to ease kids into the sport.
Similar mini-tennis formats have long been popular in Europe, where current stars such as Roger Federer and Kim Clijsters first learned the game with age-adjusted racquets, balls and court sizes. To see a video of 10 and Under Tennis in action go to: http://10andundertennis.com.
For information on USTA Florida Hispanic community events, go to USTA Florida’s Spanish language website at www.ustaflorida.com/espanol. For specific information regarding Miami-area events contact Cathy Nordlund at email@example.com.
Tennis classes, programs
Tennis classes and programs for all ages are at the Penny Sugarman Tennis Center at Sans Souci, 1795 Sans Souci Blvd., North Miami. Call for information on group lessons, annual passes, court rates and private lessons. Tennis pro is Ross Dubins. Call 305-893-7130.
Stand Up! For Those Who Can’t, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering children, families and communities through (w)holistic programs in education, culture and the arts, and as fiscal agent for the Sunshine Child Wellness Collaborative, has received a $50,000 grant from the Aetna Foundation to implement “Sunshine Fit for Tots,” an obesity-prevention program developed by SCWC for 3-year-old children.
“One in five preschool-age children in the United States are overweight or obese. We recognize the need to start prevention at the earliest age possible to promote lifelong habits of health and wellness,” said Mary Rae Smith, president and founder of SCWC. “We want to bend the curve on childhood obesity and are grateful to the Aetna Foundation for this opportunity to enhance obesity prevention through exercise and nutrition programming.”
Through March 2013, 60 children from four early childhood centers in Miami-Dade will receive nutritional education and obesity-prevention activities through art classes and dance lessons. The centers selected to receive the program are Fantasyland Learning Center in Westchester; Happy Kids in Miami Beach; Happy Children of Overtown; and Alberto’s Dream Childcare in North Miami.
“We thank the Aetna Foundation for awarding us this grant,” said Jeannette Egozi, president of SUFTWC. “In the United States, low-income families are the most affected by the alarming obesity trend. With these funds we can teach children how to eat healthfully and be physically active throughout their lives.”
For information about “Sunshine Fit for Tots” call the Sunshine Child Wellness Collaborative at 305-807-5229 or Stand Up! at 305-864-5237, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City Bikes Ironman 70.3 Miami is Oct. 28, starting at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami. Registration is underway. http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1995048.
The event supports the Blazeman Foundation for ALS. Through this partnership, athletes who are participating in the race can make a contribution to the foundation when registering. The Blazeman Foundation will also be featured at the EXPO. To find out more about the Blazeman Foundation for ALS, visit www.waronals.com.
Rebelle Athletics Club offers girls’ volleyball tryouts at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School, 4949 NE 2nd Ave.
The volleyball club, a member of the United States Volleyball Association, is under the direction of Mandi Tate, Dee Rey and former Barry University player Kelly Dantas. They are former coaches with South Florida Volleyball Club and currently coach at Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School in Biscayne Bay.
Rebelle Athletics is dedicated to providing developmental and participatory athletic sports programs beginning at the youth development level. It offers a progression of sports activities for persons of all ages, races and creeds. It strives to enhance the physical, mental and moral development of amateur athletes at all levels, promoting sportsmanship and active citizenship.
Muscle Milk Grant Program
CytoSport, the largest sports nutrition company in the United States and maker of Muscle Milk, announced the launch of the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program which will provide up to $250,000 in grants to help rebuild and revitalize high school athletic programs around the country.
Submissions for high school programs will be accepted on the Muscle Milk Facebook page www.facebook.com/musclemilk now through Nov. 30.
“High school athletic programs are critical to the overall development of student-athletes, and we are dedicated to helping them succeed,” CytoSport Chief Marketing Officer Nikki Brown said. “The Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program is a great way we can provide financial resources to programs in need in local communities around the country.”
Grants will be awarded up to $25,000 per submission to programs that show a financial hardship outlined in the application process. Applicants must be at least 14-years-old and can nominate the high school of their choice on the Muscle Milk Facebook page www.facebook.com/musclemilk where they will be required to submit a written statement outlining their program’s needs, provide photos that support their request and will have the option to upload a video link to help further tell their story.
Applications will be accepted through Nov. 30 and recipient programs will be selected in January 2013.
In conjunction with the launch of the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program, Muscle Milk will also launch limited time packaging that includes a red, white and blue theme. A portion of sales from the patriotic packaging will go toward funding the Recovery Grant Program.
For information on the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program, visit www.facebook.com/musclemilk.
Wendy’s High School Heisman
Wendy’s is accepting applications for the annual Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, a program honoring outstanding high school student-athletes for its commitment to academic achievement, community service involvement and athletic prowess.
More than just a shining star on a college résumé, the Heisman mystique touches students at every level of the program. In addition to recognition at school and state levels, six female and six male national finalists will receive an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the Wendy’s High School Heisman Awards Ceremony and college Heisman Memorial Trophy Award presentation with their families in December 2012.
Beginning now through Oct. 2, eligible students can apply at www.WendysHeisman.com for a chance to win the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award and the prestige of joining an ever-growing family of distinguished past winners. A partner award with college football’s acclaimed Heisman Memorial Trophy, Wendy’s High School Heisman has received more than 350,000 applications and honored more than 216 national finalists and 36 national winners since its inception.
Each year, nearly 50,000 young male and female scholar-athletes from across the country who embody leadership, academic excellence and athletic skill in their schools and volunteerism in their communities apply for the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award. These applicants are then narrowed down in four phases:
School Winners Phase – One senior male and one senior female from every school will be selected as a “School Winner”
State Finalists Phase – 20 finalists—10 senior males and 10 senior females—from every state and the District of Columbia will advance to “State Finalists”
State Winners Phase – One senior male and one senior female from each state and the District of Columbia will be selected as “State Winners”
National Finalist Phase – A judging panel will select “12 National Finalists” from the 102 State Winners
“I was thrilled to have made it so far in the competition,” said Selena Pasadyn, the 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman female award winner and first in her class at Brunswick High School in Ohio. “It’s an honor to represent my community and to be part of such an exceptional group of people who I now call my Wendy’s High School Heisman family.”
The one male and one female Wendy’s High School Heisman Award winners will each earn $10,000 for their high school and a $500 Wendy’s gift card. They will also be highlighted during ESPN’s live national broadcast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy Ceremony in early December 2012.
Eligible high school seniors, slated to graduate in 2013, may submit an application online through Oct. 2. The first 25,000 students with completed applications will receive a Wendy’s gift card valued at $10. From the completed applications, one male and one female winner will be chosen to receive the WHSH Award.
For information, students can visit www.WendysHeisman.com, call 800-205-6367 or contact their local high school principal, guidance counselor or athletic director. Participants can also “like” Wendy’s Heisman on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WendysHighSchoolHeisman for additional program details.
The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” campaign recently launched the call for entries for the 15th annual Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Awards.
The SAMMY scholarship recognizes 25 student-athletes who excel in academics, athletics, community service, leadership and who fuel their daily success with milk.
Milk Mustache celebrity judges will help select 25 winners from across the country who will receive a $7,500 college scholarship, an awards ceremony at Walt Disney World and an opportunity to appear in their own special Milk Mustache ad.
For complete contest rules and applications log onto facebook.com/MilkMustache where visitors can also learn more about the exclusive SAMMY awards weekend and view behind the scenes footage.
MVP of the Week
Dick’s Sporting Goods MVP of the Week program is a promotion that recognizes amateur athletes for moments of greatness on the playing field and in the arena.
Fans can vote online each week to determine the top amateur sports moment with the wining video being rewarded $500 in Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards — $250 to the individual who submitted the winning entry and $250 to the featured players’ choice of qualified school, team or athletic organization.
The entry process:
Go to www.DicksMVP.com.
Upload your compelling sports videos.
Encourage friends, family and the local community to vote for your video.
Miami Shores soccer
The Miami Shores FC under-12 girls’ travel soccer team participated in the Disney Memorial Day Soccer Shootout at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista.
They competed in the highest division in their age group, earning silver medals. For tryout information for the 2012-2013 season, contact David Ocampo at email@example.com.
South Kendall Sun Blazers (sksoccer.org) at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79 St. (305-630-3314).
Miami Dade Soccer League (miami-dadesoccer.com) at Three Lakes Park, 13375 SW 136 St. (786-488-5216).
Soccer 5 (ussoccer5.com) at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127 Ave. (1-888-575-2976).
Club Atletico De Miami (camsoccer.com) at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127 Ave. (305-764-5783).
Soccer Academy of the Americas (socceraa.com) at Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24 St. (786-486-3804)
Pinecrest Premier Soccer (pinecrestpremier.com) at Deerwood Bonita Lakes, 11511 S. Dixie Hwy. (305-255-3422).
Optimist Club of Westchester (tropicalsoccer.org) at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40 St. (786-370-4222).
Coral Estates Soccer Club (coralestatessoccer.org) at Coral Estates Park, 1411 SW 97 Ave. (305-279-2328)
South Kendall Soccer Club (sksoccer.org) at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79 St. (305-630-3314).
Southern Soccer Coalition-AYSO (kendallsoccer.com) at Millers Pond Park, 13350 SW 47 St. and Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152 Ave. (305-965-0083).
Jai-alai is open to anyone, age 10 to 80.
With a rubber ball and cestas, the amateur jai-alai facility is at 1935 NE 150th St. in North Miami, near FIU’s north campus.
It is indoors, air-conditioned and open to all. Contact Luis at 305-389-2313 or Bob at 786-556-3574.
Who said you have to be a male to play Jai Alai? Just as many females play the sport in Spain, France and Mexico, and gals can play it in South Florida at an amateur indoor air-conditioned fronton.
There are also leagues for males and children. Rubber or plastic balls used with free lessons by former pros. Cestas and balls also provided free with a nominal court fee.
Open everyday. Email admanUSA@aol.com or call Brucio 786-629-5428. The American Amateur Jai-Alai Academy is a not-for-profit organization.
CB Sports Leagues
CB Sports Club offers Youth Basketball, Flag Football, Youth Soccer, Adult Soccer and Adult Basketball. Visit cbsportsclub.com. Call 786-273-5639.
Miami-Dade Parks welcomes children with disabilities in its youth leagues. If you need accommodations to participate, call 305-735-7847 (V/TDD).