Sports Scene: Champions awarded in Kendall Hammocks flag football

07/27/2014 12:00 AM

07/24/2014 1:21 AM

Kendall Hammocks flag football

A stellar season concluded with awards and championships in the flag football program, through the Optimist Club of Kendall Hammocks and NFL Flag Football, at Devonaire Park, 10411 SW 122nd Ave.

Division champs

U6: Dolphins: Colton Smith, Xavier Perozo, Anthony Gonzalez, Gabriel Stevens, Julien Castillo, Jayden Gonzalez, Adrian Diaz, Ryan Ramirez, DJ McGuire. Coaches Jason Smith and Enrique Sierra.

U8-Recreational: Ravens: Andres Lopez, Devin Hickmon, Ryan Montenegro, Jayden Montenegro, Dominic Basillio, Christopher Villamil, Carlos Rivera, Roman Cossio, Victoria Merino, Grace Fraga. Coaches Eric Arredondo and Eduardo Fraga.

U8-Pro: Bears: Alexander Casanova, TJ James, KJ Dempsey, Matthew Vina, Klay Ilhardt, Magnus Mitchell, Adrian Cardero, Gabriel Fraga, Daniel Diaz, Ruben Rayneri. Coaches Pedro Casanova and Manny Fraga.

U10-Recreational: Saints: Bradley Euster, Brett Euster, Marc Quarrie, Gaby Corrales, Anthony Galardi, Nelson Ramirez, Aron Stephen, Sebastian Saez. Coaches Howard Euster and Laz Corrales.

U10-Pro: Rams: Ryan Gonzalez, Dylan Puentes, Dylan Rodriguez, Ryan Castro, Edgar Aguilar, Daniel Serralta, Mark Cohen, Javier Cifuentes, Angelo Iparraguirre. Coaches Raul Gonzalez and Roly Puentes Jr.

U12-Recreational: Eagles: Brandon Collins, Dayne Jurjo, Anthony Ogando, Noah Coronado, Jared Guell, Justin Lazo, Noah Carroddo, Scott Kirk, Marcos Belaval, Gio Valdes-Martinez. Coach John Collins.

U12-Pro: Dolphins: Succes Federic III, Brandon Puentes, Anthony Cordovi, Mikiah Frees, Tristian Diaz, Seth Robinson, Bronson Leiro, Joshua Ochoa, Christopher Garcia, Kyle Mulvey, Michael Poldo, Dominic Nelson. Coaches Succes Frederic and Roly Puentes Jr.

U14: Dolphins: Nick Watson, Ethan Blandon, Tyler Wise, Alejandro Gil, Elijah Nunez, Alejandro Diaz, Tyler Perez, Michael Regalado, Justin Macia, Christopher Prieto. Coaches Succes Frederic, Keno Dempsey and Roly Puentes Jr.

U16: Rams: Michael Cox, Jr, Shamar Monroe, Richard Armenta, Michael Lopez, Derek Gonzalez, Bazthiele Plantado, Steven Martinez. Coach Raul Gonzalez.

• MVPs: U6: Colton Smith. U8: Evan Arellano. U10: MJ Padilla. U12: Anthony Cordovi. U14: Nick Watson. U16: Shamar Monroe. Coach of the Year: Doc Serralta. Rookie Coach of the Year: Steve Gaudette.

Contact khwfootball@aol.com. Visit www.khwarriors.org.

Football

For the second time in three years, the Booker T. Washington F-5 Tornadoes won the NFL HSPD 7on7 National Tournament.

The yearly event features representatives from all 32 NFL teams that play in an elimination tournament until one team is left. Each team must qualify by competing in a regional tournament in the host city, as well as completing the mandatory High School symposium.

Booker T. Washington qualified for nationals by going undefeated in the Miami Dolphins 7on7 Tournament. They defeated Hialeah Gardens, American High, Western High twice and Champagnat Catholic before advancing to the quarterfinals at Sun Life Stadium. After receiving a bye in the quarterfinals, they defeated Gulliver Prep 27-21 in overtime and then beat Miami Southridge 41-24 to win the regional tournament and qualify for nationals.

Advancing to nationals is nothing new to Booker T. Washington. In 2012, they went to Indianapolis under the pressure of trying to become the fourth straight Miami Dolphins representative to win the national tournament. Booker T. Washington ended up beating the team representing the Detroit Lions to win the title and keep the streak alive.

After not qualifying for the national championship in 2013, Booker T. returned to Indianapolis with one goal in mind, and that was to bring the trophy back to Miami.

In pool play, they dominated the competition, outscoring their opponents 272-86 and going 7-0.

Game 1: Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins 38, New England Patriots 14. Game 2: Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins 44 Buffalo Bills 7. Game 3: Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins 38, New York Jets 14. Game 4: Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins 41, Philadelphia Eagles 28. Game 5: Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins 37, New York Giants 10. Game 6: Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins 41, Washington Redskins 3. Game 7: Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins 30, Dallas Cowboys 10.

When the tournament started divisional play, the Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins played against their AFC rivals in an elimination tournament. They beat the Buffalo Bills 31-10 and then the New England Patriots 34-28 to reach the quarterfinals. There, they defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 37-17 to move to the AFC Championship game against the Houston Texans.

In a close game, the Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins scored twice late in the second half to assure victory over the Texans. Ahead 24-21, Maurice Alexander threw a touchdown pass to Mark Walton to give them a little cushion, and then Terry Jefferson and Davante Davis sealed the game with back-to-back interceptions en route to a 37-21 win.

That meant a team representing the Miami Dolphins advanced to its sixth consecutive 7on7 national championship game.

The Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins played against Mallard Creek High School, representing the Carolina Panthers, for the 2014 title.

Alexander threw first half touchdown passes to Shaquille Green, Walton and Vaquan Smalls to give Miami a 24-7 lead by halftime. Carolina scored on their first possession of the second half, but that would be their last points. Another touchdown pass from Alexander, this time to Antonio Callaway, put them up 31-14 and then an interception by Callaway sealed the victory by the Booker T. Washington/Miami Dolphins and their second national title in three years.

“To be able to not only go undefeated in the regional tournament but also the national tournament is a very impressive accomplishment,” Miami Dolphins Manager of Youth Programs Troy Drayton said in a release. “This is a team that won the [high school] district championship, state championship and national championship in 2013. To start off their 2014 football season this way is very exciting not only for the kids, but shows the hard work that the coaching staff is putting in.”

In the 2014 national tournament, Booker T. Washington went 12-0 and outscored its opponents 445-176. They were led in receiving touchdowns by Walton with 15, Smalls with 11, Callaway with 11, Scott with nine and Green with six. The defense was led by Jefferson who intercepted 12 passes in 12 games. With interceptions counting as 3 points in the 7-on-7 format, Jefferson scored 36 points without playing a down on offense. Davis contributed with four interceptions, and Osie Rose and Callaway had three each.

Booker T. Washington will kick off its 2014 high school season in Chesapeake, Va. against Oscar Smith High School and follow up in Tucker, Ga. against Tucker High. They go into the high school season on a 26-game winning streak and have only lost once the past two years.

Baseball

Miami’s Dorian Gonzalez Jr. made the USA Baseball 12U national team after a three-day trials period at the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Academy in Compton, Calif.

He was one of 18 players chosen from throughout the country and one of three from Florida who made it. The team will head south to Mazatlan, Mexico for the COPABE Pan American Championships.

“Making cuts is never an easy thing to do as a coach,” said manager Terrance Freeman, “but we are very excited for the opportunity that is in front of us to go compete in the Pan American Championships in Mexico. We can't wait to get down there to represent our country.”

Gonzalez will be attending Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in the new school year.

Kendall Hammocks baseball

The Kendall Hammocks Optimist baseball program announces registrations dates and times for the fall season.

Divisions: T-Ball, 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U

Boys and girls, age 3-14, are eligible with age determined using May 1, 2014

Registration is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23 at Devonaire Park, 10411 SW 122 Ave.

Copy of birth certificate is required for age verification only, during registration. Fee is $190.

The fall season is scheduled to start Sept. 6. For information email khobaseball@aol.com or visit www.khobaseball.org

The KHO Baseball program is under the Optimist Club of Kendall Hammocks and is an all volunteer organization.

Carrollton volleyball

In 2013, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart was ranked No.5 in the country for its Dig Pink fundraising, raising $10,372 for The Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises money for breast cancer research through volleyball.

2013 top five fundraising teams for Side-Out’s Dig Pink Rally

Naperville Central High School (Naperville, Ill.) — $36,400

Stanley High School (Stanley, N.D.) — $12,291.27

The John Cooper School (The Woodlands, Texas) — $12,000.96

Downey High School (Downey, Calif.) — $11,000

Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart (Miami,) — $10,372

For their 2014 Dig Pink games, Sports Imports is loaning Stanley High School, The John Cooper School, Downey High School and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart pink safety pads and net tape.

The Side-Out Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2004 to unite volleyball players and coaches and to have them work toward the common goal of making a significant and identifiable difference in the lives of breast cancer patients and their families.

The organization's goal is to advance clinical trials, increase patient support services and educate communities. Side-Out supports teams nationwide in their volleyball tournaments, clinics and other fundraising efforts.

The foundation offers practical support for fundraising as well as educational information to help athletes, coaches and communities become effective advocates for breast cancer. It contributes the funds to organizations that serve breast cancer patients, whether it be in the form of research, medical services or patient support.

Thunder Summer Camp

The Thunder Basketball Summer Camp is at the ThunderPlex, a 10,000 square feet facility in Doral at 1440 NW 82 Ave.

Thunder Basketball operates year round, and the mission is to play basketball in a recreational setting, teaching students the principles, fundamentals and basic skills.

The camp runs 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Aug. 15.

Sibling discounts are available. Call for pricing and availability.

Thunder has also teamed with Brain Gymnasium for complete mind and body fitness. Brain Gymnasium will offer help with summer reading and math review classes K-12.

For information, visit www.jointhunder.com or www.braingymnasium.org

Running program

The 18th annual Summer Fun Runs, hosted by the Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep cross-country team, returns to Miami Shores. Last year, the team welcomed its largest of number community participants.

Runners and walkers of all abilities meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Miami Shores Recreation Center, 9617 Park Dr., Miami Shores, 33138. The runs are free and continue through July 31.

This school and community tradition has grown from a small following of about seven runners per week to a total record-breaking turnout of 354 runners in fifteen gatherings. Athletic experience ranges from a 25-time participating marathoner, to a tri-athlete, to someone who had never run recreationally. The ages range from about 11-60.

Archbishop Curley Coach Br. John Corcoran designs three courses of gradually increasing mileage: one for beginner runners or walkers, a second for recreational runners and joggers, and a third for advanced or competitive runners. By the end of July, the distances covered from three to seven miles, with no pace being set.

For information call the school at 305-751-8367, email Br. John Corcoran at jcorcoran@acnd.net.

Participants can find updates and routes on the Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/319310221549350/

Florida Christian lacrosse

Florida Christian School Athletic Director Ed Riggan, announced that FCS Athletics will offer lacrosse at the JV level for the spring of the 2014-15 school year. For information call 305-226-8152 or visit www.floridachristian.org.

More events, leagues, programs

ThunderPlex

Thunder Athletix and Brain Gymnasium LLC teamed to offer a complete fitness program of body and mind at the new ThunderPlex, 1440 NW 82 Ave. in Doral.

Students can improve their basketball skills and physical fitness, as well as strengthen their academic skills through specialized tutoring programs. They can have fun and finish their homework.

The mission is to teach the principles, fundamentals and basic skills of the game to children age 5-17.

Brain Gymnasium offers specialized tutoring, homework help, FCAT Prep, SAT/ACT Prep, and Entrance Exam Prep. Their degreed, professional and experienced teachers provide a simple and exciting approach to learning.

For information on special packages, after school programs and summer programs,

visit www.jointhunder.com ; contact@jointhunder.com or call 786-505-5585.

For information on Brain Gymnasium, visit www.braingymnasium.org or call 305-788-7339.

Thunder basketball

Thunder Basketball opened its new year-round facility at ThunderPlex, 1440 NW 82th Ave., Doral.

Thunder Basketball is currently running a day camp and summer league, open to boys and girls ages 5 to 17. Thunder Basketball’s mission is to teach the principles, fundamentals and basic skills of the game. It stresses the importance of team and sportsmanship.

Thunder also encourages players to succeed in the classroom and all aspects of life.

For information visit www.jointhunder.com

Registration is open.

Email contact@jointhunder.com or call 786-505-5585.

Miami Lady Express basketball

The Miami Lady Express girls’ basketball team needs funding to continue competing in tournaments throughout the United States. The coaches volunteered to train the girls, giving them something positive to do, and the parents have been raising funds.

Travel costs, food, tournament fees and lodging are very expensive for these girls. They practice at the Keys Gate Gym in Florida City and South Dade High School, where their coaches teach. Contact Coach Larry Hicks at 786-301-2577.

Tamiami basketball

Tamiami youth basketball registration is open for girls and boys ages 5 to 16. Email Tamiamibasketball@gmail.com or call 305 -273-1145.

Kendall Hammocks cheerleading, tackle football

The Kendall Hammocks Warriors announces the registrations dates and times for the 2014 tackle football and cheerleading season in the Miami Xtreme Youth League.

Registration is open to boys and girls, age 5-14. Must turn 14 after Aug 1 .

A copy of birth certificate, 2x2 color face photo and a 2014 physical is needed by July 30 but is not required at time of registration. Potential players must be present during the registration process to be weighed in, and cheerleaders will be sized for uniforms.

The tackle teams are based on age and weight. Cheerleaders are based only on age.

Tackle Registration Fee: $180

Fee includes use of equipment, helmet, shoulder pads, home and away uniform at the end of the season the player keeps the home jersey, participation award, secondary insurance, referee cost, county and league fees. Fee also includes yearly one day NFL Tullock Camp.

Tackle Military Discount: As part of giving back and honoring the real Warrior heroes, the league offers a 15 percent discount with proper military ID.

Rookie Camp: Free with paid registration fee. Camp, an introduction to tackle football, is for new players.

Cheerleading Information: For detailed information on the cheer registration fee and cheer gear packages, email Cheerleading Commissioner Alicia Zamorano at Cheer.4Warriors@aol.com. A mini camp is in June for a nominal fee.

Planned include new uniforms for cheerleaders and also a cheerleading competition at Disney’s Wide World of Sports aside from the local competitions.

Registration and practices are at Devonaire Park, 10411 SW 122 Ave. Practice is underway.

For added tackle information, email Kendall Hammocks Football and Optimist President Mike Pintado at khwfootball@aol.com or visit the web site at www.khwarriors.org

The tackle and cheerleading programs consist of an all volunteer group under the Optimist Club of Kendall Hammocks.

Heads Up

Former tight end Troy Drayton played nine seasons in the NFL, including 1996-99 with the Miami Dolphins, and he is the Dolphins’ youth program coordinator.

Drayton added a new title to his résumé — NFL Ambassador for Heads Up Football.

The NFL and USA Football jointly announced the national launch of Heads Up Football, a youth football program aimed at making football better and safer for all who play it. The program is being supported with a $1.5 million grant from the NFL Foundation.

Three million kids already play tackle football, and the game can be even safer. Heads Up Football includes a tackling model that removes the head from the game.

Heads Up Football has five core elements: The use of the Heads Up Tackling model; coaching certification; Player Safety Coaches; concussion education; and proper equipment-fitting.

The program was launched in three test markets last year. This year, it expanded to more than 600 youth leagues in 50 states. Of these leagues, 100 were assigned a former NFL player mentor. Drayton served as a mentor to a local Heads Up League — the Tamiami Colts of the Miami Xtreme Youth Football League.

Tennis

USTA Florida and the USTA Florida Section Foundation announced a landmark three-way agreement with Special Olympics Florida to provide more tennis playing opportunities to athletes in Florida.

The formal agreement builds on the existing support that USTA Florida and its charitable arm have provided to local Special Olympics programs by offering free 10 and Under Tennis workshops, grants and other resources to providers that offer tennis programs to Special Olympics athletes.

Likewise, Special Olympics Florida will encourage their athletes to participate in USTA Florida programs and events.

“We are absolutely committed to changing lives through tennis,” said Linda Curtis, executive director of the USTA Florida Section Foundation. “This agreement is a prime example of how USTA Florida and our Foundation work together to impact communities each and every day. These athletes play tennis for the pure joy of the sport. It’s inspiring to see, and I’m proud to know that we will be able to provide even more opportunities for them to play through this partnership.”

Sherry Wheelock, president and chief executive officer of Special Olympics Florida, said: “At Special Olympics Florida, we embrace the transformative power of sports. USTA Florida and the USTA Florida Section Foundation will help us bring first-rate trainings and competitive experiences to our athletes throughout the state. We are excited for this new partnership and are confident that it will further ignite a passion in our athletes for tennis.”

To get a program started, Special Olympics coaches may apply for a USTA Florida Section Foundation equipment grant for adaptive tennis equipment and other program needs by contacting Jessica Flynn at Special Olympics Florida.

For additional training opportunities and training resources, contact Linda Curtis at the USTA Florida Section Foundation at www.USTAFloridaFoundation.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.

Marlins Jose’s Heroes

Tickets to the José's Heroes Fan Zone are available each time Miami Marlins star pitcher José Fernandez takes the mound at Marlins Park.

For $16, fans receive:

A ticket in the José's Heroes Fan Zone (Left Field Bullpen Reserved)

A José's Heroes T-shirt

A 'K' Card to wave when José records a strikeout

Go to

http://miami.marlins.mlb.com/mia/ticketing/joses_heroes.jsp?partnerId=ed-8012831-665489153

Marlins Tours

The Miami Marlins offer behind-the-scenes tours of Marlins Park. The tours are open to the public on non-event days for $10 per 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 of 10 to 25 people are available by appointment.

For more information, fans can call 1-877-MARLINS or e-mail tours@marlins.com. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket windows on Felo Ramirez Drive (Northwest Sixth Street between 14th and 15th avenues) and are for the time and date specified.

Tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable.

HOF baseball

Hall Of Fame Baseball is sponsoring travel baseball teams for 11-12, 13-14, 15-18 (high school) players.

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.

Youth Rugby South Miami

The Miami Rugby Youth Division, for boys ages 6-18, practices from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at Murray Park and Wednesdays at Palmer Park, 6120 SW 67th Ave., South Miami. Call 305-400-0134, ext. 101.

Visit www.miamirugbykids.com .

Soccer 5 Academy

Soccer 5 Academy Mini Soccer Program, also referred to as small-sided soccer, is at three Miami-Dade County-owned parks — Tropical Park (7900 Bird Rd.), Kendall Soccer Park (8011 SW 127th Ave.) and Amelia Earhart Park (401 E. 65th St., Hialeah).

Headed by Soccer 5’s Director of Coaching Development Alan Georgeson, who has more than 15 years of experience in Europe in mini/small-sided soccer, kids 3 to 12 years old will learn the history of mini soccer, the basics of how to play, reasons why mini soccer is the preferred form of soccer for kids, youth and even adults, and will have the opportunity to play in “3v3” to “7v7” matches.

The three locations make mini/small-sided soccer available across the county, providing a greater opportunity for children and families to access the proper 4G turf game fields specifically designed for “5v5,” “6v6” and “7v7” games.

With smaller fields, mini soccer is much easier for young children or children who have never played. In addition, mini soccer is designed for competition among teams with fewer players, providing more opportunity for pick-up games, as well as more opportunity to play the ball making mini soccer popular with older players, too.

Soccer 5 Tropical Park is open 3 p.m. to midnight Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and Sundays.

“I cannot thank Miami-Dade Parks and our Soccer 5 coaching staff enough for making our dream of developing small-sided soccer for kids in the Greater Miami area a reality,” Georgeson said. “It is an exciting time for us at Soccer 5 as we continue to expand our Kids Academy in South Florida built on the success of our public/private partnership with Miami-Dade Parks and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade.”

Allison Diego, director of business development, fundraising and advocacy for Miami-Dade Parks’ Recreation and Open Spaces Department, added: “The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is delighted to partner with The Soccer 5 vision to provide an outstanding experience for this community through soccer. We are happy to be a part of this important child sports development.”

For more information or to register, visit www.miamisoccer5.com.

Soccer

South Kendall Sun Blazers (sksoccer.org) at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79th St. (305-630-3314).

Miami Dade Soccer League (miami-dadesoccer.com) at Three Lakes Park, 13375 SW 136th St. (786-488-5216).

Soccer 5 (ussoccer5.com) at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127th Ave. (888-575-2976).

Club Atletico de Miami (camsoccer.com) at Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127th Ave. (305-764-5783).

Soccer Academy of the Americas (socceraa.com) at Tamiami Park, 11201 SW 24th 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 Bird Rd., (786-370-4222).

Coral Estates Soccer Club (coralestatessoccer.org) at Coral Estates Park, 1411 SW 97th Ave. (305-279-2328).

South Kendall Soccer Club (sksoccer.org) at Kendall Indian Hammocks Park, 11395 SW 79th St. (305-630-3314).

Southern Soccer Coalition-AYSO (kendallsoccer.com) at Millers Pond Park, 13350 SW 47th St. and Westwind Lakes Park, 6805 SW 152nd Ave. (305-965-0083).

Thunder basketball

Thunder Basketball opened its new year-round facility at ThunderPlex, 1440 NW 82th Ave., Doral.

Thunder Basketball is currently running a day camp and summer league, open to boys and girls ages 5 to 17. Thunder Basketball’s mission is to teach the principles, fundamentals and basic skills of the game. It stresses the importance of team and sportsmanship.

Thunder also encourages players to succeed in the classroom and all aspects of life.

For information visit www.jointhunder.com

Registration is open.

Email contact@jointhunder.com or call 786-505-5585.

Miami Lady Express basketball

The Miami Lady Express girls’ basketball team needs funding to continue competing in tournaments throughout the United States. The coaches volunteered to train the girls, giving them something positive to do, and the parents have been raising funds.

Travel costs, food, tournament fees and lodging are very expensive for these girls. They practice at the Keys Gate Gym in Florida City and South Dade High School, where their coaches teach. Contact Coach Larry Hicks at 786-301-2577.

Tamiami basketball

Tamiami youth basketball registration is open for girls and boys ages 5 to 16. Email Tamiamibasketball@gmail.com or call 305 -273-1145.

Rebelle volleyball

Rebelle Athletics Club offers girls’ volleyball tryouts at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School, 4949 NE Second 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 the Alonzo & Tracy Mourning Senior High School Biscayne Bay Campus.

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.

Visit www.rebelleathletics.com .

Jai-Alai

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. Call Luis at 305-389-2313 or Bob at 786-556-3574.

Jai-Alai for women

Who said you have to be a male to play jai-alai? Just as females play the sport in Spain, France and Mexico, women can play it in South Florida at the amateur indoor, air-conditioned fronton at 1935 NE 150 St., North Miami, near FIU’s North Campus.

There are also leagues for males and children. Rubber or plastic balls are used with free lessons by former pros. Cestas and balls are also provided free with a nominal court fee. Open every day. 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 or call 786-273-5639.

Physically Challenged

Miami-Dade Parks welcomes children with disabilities in its youth leagues. If you need accommodations to participate, call 305-735-7847 (V/TDD).

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