Youth soccer to begin
DeLand Parks and Recreation Department will offer a youth soccer league for boys and girls ages 4-15 (age as of Sept. 1 2012). Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Sperling Sports Complex in DeLand. Registration is open and will end Saturday, March 16.
Participants may register at the recreation office or at any city soccer clinic or open play. The city will offer a free soccer clinic to anyone interested (ages 6-15) Thursday, March 14 ages 6-10 at 6p.m. and ages 11-15 at 7 p.m. The cost per player is $58 for ages 6-15 and $50 for 4 and 5 years olds (only receive home uniform).
Each player will receive a dry fit game jersey, shorts and socks.
There also is open play from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 16, at Sperling Sports Complex.
The league depends on volunteer coaches, if interested or have questions, call (386) 740-5800.
Tennis lessons to begin
DeLand Parks and Recreation Department will offer Youth Tennis Lessons by DeLand Tennis Academy Coach Brad Erlandson.
Sessions will be each Monday from March 18 to April 22.
The price is $60 per participant for the six-week program for children ages 4-12. For information, call the Parks and Rec office at (386) 740-5800 or visit www.deland.org.
Kickball league to start
DeLand Parks and Recreation is offering an adult kickball league March 29 to May 17.
All games will be played at Sperling Sports Complex on Friday nights.
Registration fees start at $180 per team or $20 per person (includes T-shirt uniform, must have shirt sizes at captains meeting). A captains meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Sperling Sports Complex tower.
For more information, visit www.deland.org or call (386) 626-7280.
Football and cheerleaders to hold annual meeting
The Ormond Beach Youth Football and Cheerleaders Association will hold its annual board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, at Ormond Beach Senior Center, 351 Andrews St., Ormond Beach.
The public may attend.
Speedway gets ready for motorcycle races
DAYTONA BEACH -- Immediately following the 55th annual Daytona 500, construction started in the tri-oval area between pit road and the start/finish line to create the course for the Daytona Supercross by Honda, scheduled for Saturday, March 9.
For the sixth straight year, Supercross legend Ricky Carmichael has designed the course and Bomber Built, owned by three-time AMA 125cc National Motocross Champion Mark Barnett, is building it.
Carmichael retired from Supercross in 2007 as the most decorated rider in history with 15 AMA championships and 150 wins.
Daytona International Speedway has been home to the original Supercross since 1971 -- the longest continuous Supercross event in America -- and this marks the 22nd year Honda has sponsored the event.
Last year's winner was James Stewart.
On Sunday and Monday in the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross, the amateur Supercross racers will have an opportunity to test their skills on the same course used in the Daytona Supercross by Honda.
The supercross weekend begins several days of motorcycle racing at DIS.
Flat track racing begins on Thursday, March 14, and ends with the 71st running of the Daytona 200 at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
For more information and tickets for the motorcycle races, Honda, visit daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-748-7467
Special Olympics games Saturday, March 9, at Father Lopez
Special Olympics Florida will stage its Volusia County summer games from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Father Lopez Catholic School, 3918 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach.
Opening ceremonies will begin at 10 a.m. and the day should conclude about 2 p.m.
There will be an Olympic Village and events include soccer, track and field, and bocce ball.
About 85 to 100 athletes from Volusia County will compete. There are 20 athletes from Flagler County also coming to participate.
The games will begin at 10:30 a.m.