Local youth column: NFLPA clinic scheduled for Thursday on Marco Island

— For the second straight year, former NFL players will conduct a free youth football clinic on Marco Island in conjunction with the NFL Players Association. This year’s clinic will be Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Marco Island Charter Middle School.

Registration will be from 3 to 4:15 p.m. The clinic is for children ages 6-14. Children should dress in sneakers, shorts and T-shirts. All participants must sign a waiver/release in order to participate.

For more information, contact Steve Reynolds at (239) 394-3144 ext 228 or email sports@marcoislandymca.org

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CALENDAR

ATHLETICS

YMCA

Info: Registration is going on now for the spring 2012 season of Youth Sports at the Greater Naples YMCA. The following sports are offered: Basketball for kids ages 3 to 17, T-ball for kids ages 3 to 6, Soccer for kids ages 3 to 6, and Volleyball for girls ages 7 to 17. Program fees for youth sports range from $30-$50 for YMCA members or $60-90 for nonmembers. For more details or to register, go to ymcapalms.org. The registration deadline is April 2.

Contact: 239-597-3148, or visit the Greater Naples YMCA.

SPORTS CLUB CENTER OPEN GYM

Info: Grade Pre-Kindergarten through 8th. Choose from a variety of activities on trampoline, spring floor, tumble track and largest foam pits in Southwest Florida as well as other fun activities at the Sports CLUB Center on 3275 Pine Ridge Rd. Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m.

Contact: Kevin Lehman at 570-417-1121 or 239-566-CLUB

YOUTH STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASS

Info: Put on by Magic Benton and 24/7 Sports. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost is $30.

Contact: Brian Dodd 277-0700, brian247sports@yahoo.com/a>

BASEBALL

JUAN ROMERO CAMP

Info: Spring Hitting Camp. April 3-5. 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $135. Go to JuanRomeroBaseball.com to print and mail the registration form. Please visit the website for summer and winter dates also.

Contact: 239-732-9664.

10U BOYS TRAVEL TEAM

Info: Seeking players/parents interested in forming a team in SWFL to begin practice in early summer and play by late August/September time-frame.

Contact: travelball12@gmail.com

FLORIDA PROWLERS/TEAM EASTON

Info: The Prowlers are looking for 9U players interested in travel baseball.

Contact: Randy at 239-293-3081.

GOLDEN GATE HAMMERHEADS

Info: Golden Gate Hammerheads 11U travel baseball team looking for players for fall season, ages 10 to 11.

Contact: Walter Rascher, 340-5025

NAPLES CYCLONES

Info: Travel Baseball 11U. "No Daddy Baseball" Prepare for a high school baseball program.

Contact: Coach Jon Ayres 398-1769, jonayresbaseball.com, Coach Mos (pitching coach) 986-9118

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RED HAWKS

Info: Looking for players 13 and under for a travel baseball team.

Contact: 682-3299.

SWFL HAWKS

Info: Nationally-ranked and state champion SWFLHawks 13u traveling baseball team looking for experienced players to join spring team.Contact: Lou Marsala, 784-5965

BASKETBALL

K6 MINI CLINICS

Info: March 12 to April 26. Affordable small group instruction in basketball fundamentals for aspiring young male and female players. Shooting Clinics on Mondays and Offensive Skills and Concepts Clinics on Thursdays. Grades 2 through 4, 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Grades 5 through 7, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. All clinics held at the Sports CLUB center at 3275 Pine Ridge Rd. Limited spots available.

Contact: Bill Carufe, 239-290-3430 or carufewi@comcast.net, or visit www.sportsclubnaples.org

GULF COAST REBELS/FOURTH GRADE

Info: Boys travel team looking for skilled fourth-graders.

Contact: Greg Urbancic 262-0270 or gulfcoastrebels@gmail.com

FLORIDA PHENOMS/SIXTH GRADE

Info: Boys traveling teams looking for sixth-graders

Contact: Chip Youmans 465-4789, rcyoumans@yahoo.com.

NAPLES MAGIC

Info: Looking for seventh grade experienced travel basketball players.

Contact: Mark Chlebek 272-1451 or Sam Foggin 407-376-0502.

CHEERLEADING

K6 CHEERLEADING

Info: Grades 1st through 6th. March 3 to April 27. Girls will cheer at K6 Flag Football games on Saturday mornings. There will be a weekly clinic/practice plus a practice before the games each week. Cheerleaders will also learn a dance routine that will be performed at the Friday Night Lights Playoffs on April 27. For more information go to www.sportsclubnaples.org.

Contact: 348-5335.

FOOTBALL

FOOTBALL UNIVERSITY

Info: Free combine clinic. April 14. Fleischmann Park. Grades 6 through 8 registration begins at 10. a.m. High school registration begins at 11 a.m.

Contact: Guy Sollazzo gsollazzo@footballuniversity.org.

NAPLES FOOTBALL LEAGUE

Info: The Naples Football League will be hosting its first open sign up on April 7. Golden Gate Community Center. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The NFL is a full-contact, non-traveling youth program open for 3rd through 8th grades. Birth Certificate copy is required with registration.

Contact: naplesnfl.org for more information.

K6 FLAG FOOTBALL

Info: Grades 1st through 6th. March 3 to April 27. Games will be played on Saturday mornings with 1-2 clinics/practices during the week. Players divided into two divisions. All coaches are trained youth coaches and teams are made up by school/geographic region. Friday night lights playoffs at Gulf Coast High School on April 27. For more information go to www.sportsclubnaples.org.

Contact: 239-290-3430.

DIAMOND FLIGHT CAMP

Info: Grades 7 through 12. April 14-15. Community School. Cost is $149.

Contact: http://www.juniorrank.com/2012-Diamond-Flight-Camps.php

1-ON-1 FOOTBALL INSTRUCTION

Info: For skill position players ages 6 to 18. Individual lessons and instruction. Visit www.skillpositionpride.com.

Contact: Mike Wexler 273-2693, mwexler@skillpositionpride.com.

MARCO ISLAND OPTIMIST FOOTBALL and CHEERLEADING

Info: Open registration. Boys and girls. Ages 7 to 14.

Contact: www.hometeamonline.com/mioptimist or call Coach Webb 394-0494.

GYMNASTICS

K6

Info: Grades Pre-Kindergarten through 6th. Ongoing sessions throughout the year. Each six-week session offers gymnastic skill training that will enhance coordination, strength, balance, flexibility and over all motor development. Sessions offered Monday through Friday at various times.

Contact: Kevin Lehman 570-417-1121 or visit www.k-6sports.com for more information.

NAPLES PROGRESSIVE

Info: New open gym hours, every Friday, school age from 7 to 9 p.m. ($10), family open gym, 6 to 7 p.m. ($10).

Contact: 455-3700

LACROSSE

NAPLES LACROSSE CLUB

Info: Girls, ages 8 to 17. Naples High School Football Field. Sundays until April 15. Times: Girls ages 8 to 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Girls ages 14 to 17, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. A $25 U.S. Lacrosse membership required and can be purchased online at www.uslacrosse.org.

Contact: Frank Adiutori at adiutorimd@aol.com

ROLLER HOCKEY

PEE WEE ROLLER HOCKEY

Info: Sundays 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 4 to 8.

Contact: Veterans Park to register 566-2367.

PRO ELITE HOCKEY SKATING AND SKILLS CLINIC

Info: Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Ages 7 to 12. $120 for six weeks. Travel team exposure

Contact: Coach Joe 431-7090, www.proelitehockey.com

SOFTBALL

MIZUNO EDGE

Info: Ages 10 to 14. Seeking coaches.

Contact: Joe Sutherland, 561-436-1443

SOCCER

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA UNITED ACADEMY

Info: Ages 3½ to 19; Registration open for SWFL United Soccer Academy, First Kicks Academy (3½ -6 yrs old) training on Monday(s) or Wednesday(s) from 6 p.m.-7 p.m.; Junior Academy I (6-9 yrs old) training on Wednesday(s) ONLY from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Junior Academy II (8-13yrs old) training Monday(s) and Wednesday(s) from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Senior Academy (13-19 yrs old) training Monday(s) and Wednesday(s) from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Train for 12 weeks at Barron Collier High School, with league games on Thursdays at North Collier Regional Park — Soccer Fields for the Junior Academy ages. First Kicks/Junior Academy Training Dates are Monday, March 12 and/or Wednesday, March 14 to June 6. Senior Academy Training Dates in April.

Contact: Dwight Morgan (239) 272-0218 for Academy information, www.swflunited.com, info@swflunited.com

VOLLEYBALL

SOUTH FLORIDA RIPTIDE

Info: Florida Riptide is now fielding girls volleyball travel teams ages 10U- 17U for USAV and AAU tournaments. Also looking for assistant coaches and Jr. coaches, both volunteer and paid positions available. Help with camps, clinics, special events and travel teams. Travel Expenses covered. Experience in volleyball preferred but not required. www.riptidevolleyball.net

Contact: riptidevolleyball@gmail.com.

K6 VOLLEYBALL

Info: Grades 3rd through 8th. March 3 to April 21. Instructional youth volleyball program built on planned progressions coach by trained coaches. Skill/Drill Clinics on March 3,10, and 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at Barron Collier High School. Players will be divided into two divisions. Beginning March 24 there will be games each Saturday with clinics on Tuesday evenings at the Sports CLUB Center at 3275 Pine Ridge Rd. Playoff tournament on April 21.

Contact: 405-9191, www.sportsclubnaplesorg.

WRESTLING

BEAR WRESTLING CLUB

Info: Bear Wrestling Club sign ups every Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. at Palmetto Ridge High School cafeteria. Open to all youth ages 5 to 18. Practices every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $100, includes USA membership card and club shirt.

Contact: Josh McIntosh 938-6316 or Dave Parmenter 353-0265.

NAPLES SHARKS WRESTLING CLUB

Info: Mondays and Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m. Gulf Coast High School. 7878 Shark Way. Practice is in the cafeteria, east side of the school. No charge for first practice to make sure the kids like it. Cost is $100 for the whole season, includes practice uniform and USA membership card.

Contact: Dominic Del Debbio 816-520-7617, giolexi@yahoo.com

NAPLES TITANS WRESTLING CLUB

Info: At Golden Gate High School. Practice is at the wrestling room. Tuesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. No charge for first practice to make sure the kids like it. $100 for the whole season, includes practice uniform and USA membership card.

Contact: Dominic Del Debbio (816) 520-7617 or giolexi@yahoo.com

WILDCAT WRESTLING CLUB

Info: Practices 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Estero High School. Ages first grade through high school. No experience necessary. Free for all participants.

Contact: Matt Brock 851-7630, matthewjbr@leeschools.net

To have a youth activity listed in the calendar, mail it to Naples Daily News, Kids Calendar, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL, 34110. You can fax info to 263-4816 or email sports@naplesnews.com. Email preferred by 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.

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