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Here is sign-up information for a variety of summer sports camps happening in the Tri-County area: Future Falcon basketball camp The Future Falcon co-ed basketball camp will be held June 23-25 at Forbush High School. Sessions for rising second through fifth-graders will be from 8-11 a.m. Sessions for rising sixth- through ninth-graders will be from noon until 3 p.m. The camp is run by Jon Huggins (Forbush High varsity boys basketball coach), Ashley Clonch (Forbush varsity girls basketball coach) and Jeff Weisner (Forbush JV boys and varsity assistant coach). Players will receive instruction in fundamentals and team play as well as drills to use at home. The cost is $60 for the morning session and $70 for the afternoon session. For more information, contact either coach Huggins or coach Clonch at Forbush High School (961-4644).
Lady Rams basketball camp The Starmount High Lady Rams Basketball Camp will be held from July 14-16. The morning session (9 a.m. until noon) will be for rising second- through fifth-graders. The afternoon session (2-5 p.m.) will be for rising sixth- through ninth-graders. The cost is $50 per camper. For more information, contact Kyle Hutchens at Starmount High School (468-2891) or visit www.eteamz.com/goladyrams.
Yadkin County P&R baseball camp The Yadkin County Parks and Recreation Department will hold its 2008 youth baseball camp on July 7-10. The camp is open to ages 8-14. Sessions will run from 10 a.m. until noon. The cost is $40 per camper, which includes a T-shirt. There is a team discount for six or more campers ($30 for each player). Instructors include Bobby Byerly (head coach for South Davie Middle School) and Corey Martin (a former Forbush player now pitching at Western Carolina). Registration deadline is June 27. For more information, contact Joe Boyette at 679-4228.
Youth soccer camp at Forbush Forbush High soccer coaches Seth Davis and Kenan James will direct a pair of youth soccer camps later this month. The Elementary Elite Camp, designed for grades K-6, will be from June 16-19. Sessions will run from 6-8 p.m. This camp is designed to give the elementary-age player a solid base of soccer skills while making it fun. High school players assist the camp coaches, lowering the camper/coach ratio and providing more individualized attention. The High School Premier Camp, open to grades 7-12, will be from June 23-26, from 9 a.m. until noon. This camp is designed to expand the skills of the high school age player in a highly competitive environment. Players will be introduced to advanced technical and tactical aspects of the game of soccer. Each camper will receive constructive feedback in the form of a written evaluation from one of the coaches. For more information on either camp, call 961-4644 ext. 516. Davis is the varsity boys and JV girls coach at Forbush. James is the varsity girls and JV boys coach. Both have a USSF National D coaching license.
Fastpitch softball camp coming to East Wilkes East Wilkes High School will hold the second annual Youth Fastpitch Softball Camp on June 16-18. The camp is open to rising fourth through eighth-graders. Campers will play in groups based on age. The cost is $40 for those who pre-register (until June 15) and $50 who register on the first day of camp. For more information, contact East Wilkes coach Bradley Hayes at 835-4772.
British Soccer Training Camp coming to Yadkinville Challenger Sports will host a British Soccer Training Camp in Yadkinville on June 23-27 at the Yadkin County Park. Each child will be coached by a member of Challenger's British coaching staff flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger will hold more than 1,800 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach more than 90,000 players between the ages of 3 and 18. The British Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child will also be treated to a rich cultural experience and lessons on teamwork, sportsmanship, self discipline and health and nutrition. The most popular part of each camp is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags, dress up and learn as much as they can about the country they represent. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt, soccer ball, free gift and player evaluation. For more information, contact Tres Fordham at (336) 679 7962 or t.fordham@ymca-ws.org
Softball camp at Forbush A fundamentals and advanced skills softball camp will be held at Forbush High School on June 12-13 from 9 a.m. until noon The cost is $45, which includes a T-shirt and copy of a camp DVD for each participant. Matthew Pruitt, former coach of the Falcons, and members of the 2008 Forbush softball team will serve as camp staff. For more information, contact Pruitt at PruittMJ@hotmail.com.
Fastpitch softball clinic A fastpitch softball camp for players ages 6-14 will be held June 23-25 at Yadkinville School. Sessions will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day. The cost is $60. Annette Dudley will serve as camp director. She has 22 total years of coaching experience with kids and adults, including seven at the high school level and 15 with kids ages 6-10. Campers will be split into two main age groups. Skill work will include throwing, catching, fielding, batting, pitching, sliding and base-running.
Time to register for summer activities in Elkin The Elkin Recreation Center is currently registering for the following summer activities: * Soccer Camp for ages 8-14, which will be held June 23-27 * Basketball Camp for ages 7-13, which will be held June 16-18 * Tennis Lessons for ages 5-12. Morning and evening sessions are available. Classes started June 3 and will run all summer long. * Swim Lessons for ages 3 to adult. The first session starts June 16. Sessions will run all summer long with morning and evening classes available. * Summer Day Camp for ages 5-12. For more information, visit the Recreation Center or call 835-9814.
Hook a kid on golf Elkin Recreation & Parks and Cedarbrook Country Club will host Hook A Kid On Golf, a national skill development golf program administered by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, this summer. Hook A Kid on Golf is aimed at youngsters who normally would not have the opportunity to learn to play the sport of golf. The first level of this program is a Tee Level Clinic in which locally sponsored youngsters receive a low cost, week-long instruction clinic. Youngsters also receive and keep a starter set of golf clubs and a golf shirt. For more information, call the Elkin Recreation & Parks Department at 835-9814. Cost for the program is $35. This program begins July 7 and ends July 11. Ages 8-10 will be from 9-10 a.m., and 11-13 will be from 10 a.m.-noon. Space is limited.
Batter up! East Wilkes hosting baseball camp The seventh annual East Wilkes High School youth baseball camp will be held June 16-18. The camp is open to rising fourth through eighth-graders. Sessions will run from 8 a.m. until noon each day at the East Wilkes Middle School baseball field. Campers will play in groups based on grade. The pre-registration fee is $40 per camper (until June 15). The cost is $50 for those who register on the first day of the camp. Each player will be taught basic baseball fundamentals and will receive a camp T-shirt. The Cardinal high school baseball staff will serve as instructors for the camp. For more information, contact East Wilkes baseball coach Jeremy Helton at 835-4772.
Youth football camp scheduled at East Wilkes The sixth annual East Wilkes High School Youth Football Camp has been scheduled for July 28-30. The three-day camp is designed to prepare players for the Sertoma season. Sessions will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. at the East Wilkes High football field. Sertoma practice will begin on Thursday, July 31 (keep reading The Tribune for registration information). The football camp will cost $50 per camper. Pre-registration will run until July 14. Players also can register for the camp when they sign up for Sertoma or the first night of the camp. For more information, contact East Wilkes football coach Monty Chipman at 835-4772 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. East camp will receive a camp T-shirt. The focus of sessions will be on basic football fundamentals and drills, taught by the EWHS football staff.
Baseball camp in North Wilkesboro The Frank Pait Baseball Camp will be held June 23-26 at Memorial Park in North Wilkesboro. The overall skills camp for ages 6-11 will run from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The overall skills camp for ages 12-16 will run from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $80. Each session is limited to 75 campers, who must be pre-registered by June 16. Registration forms and more information are available by calling Frank Pait at (828) 324-2876.
Soccer camp coming up in Elkin Elkin Recreation and Parks and Elkin High School will hold a soccer camp for ages 8-14 from June 23-27. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. until noon. Elkin High soccer coach Joe McCulloch (USSF D License) and members of the Elkin men's and women's soccer teams will conduct the camp. Cost is $50 and will include a camp T-shirt. Participants should bring a water bottle, shin guards, cleats and indoor shoes (in case of rain). For more information, call 835-9814. The emphasis will be on teaching individual fundamentals (passing, dribbling, shooting and ball-handling) and instruction to improve technical and positional skills (keepers, backs, midfielders and forwards). Sessions will include small-sided play and full-sided matches.
Cardinal basketball camp The annual Cardinal Basketball Camp will be held at the East Wilkes Middle School gym on June 23-26. Sessions are open to boys in grades 3-8 (excluding rising freshmen) and will run from 8 a.m. until noon. The camp director is Justin Call, head coach at East Wilkes High School. Each camper will receive a T-shirt. Lunch will be provided to campers on Thursday, June 26. Prizes will be awarded daily. There will be guest speakers. The cost is $60 for those who pre-register (deadline is June 1) and $70 at the door. The camp is designed to improve skills, fundamentals, knowledge and enjoyment of basketball. For more information, contact Call at 835-4772.
Upward basketball camp coming in July An Upward basketball camp will be held at Elkin Valley Baptist Church on July 10-12. Sessions will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The cost is $30. The camp is limited to the first 60 players to sign up. For more information, visit www.evbcfamily.org or call 835-3808. Elkin Valley's Upward basketball league featured 200 basketball players and cheerleaders this past winter. Elkin Valley also organizes Upward football in the fall and is planning to launch Upward soccer in spring 2009.
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