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June 7, 2010
COC Athletics to Offer Six Summer Youth Camps
As the summer months descend upon the Santa Clarita Valley, College of the Canyons athletics will offer six youth camps, including a new addition from last year -- softball.
Staffed and run by COC coaches and athletes, the youth camps provide an affordable way for kids of all skill levels to learn a new sport or to take their game to a higher level. Held from June to August, the camps offer many different options to fit any child’s schedule.
Baseball: Join players from the 2009 Western State Conference champion and 2010 baseball team in the third annual summer youth baseball camp. Head coach Chris Cota and his coaches and players will cover defense, hitting, pitching and much more in this four-day camp for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will run from July 6-9. The cost to register is $195.
Basketball: Men's basketball coach Howard Fisher's basketball camp will stress fundamental skills such as defense, dribbling, passing, shooting and rebounding. There will also be skills competitions, guest speakers and full-court games. Individual instruction and written evaluations are given to each player. The basketball camp has two sessions. Session One runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 21-24 and Session 2 runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 28-July 1. The cost to register for either session is $200. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 6-14.
Football: Join Cougar head coach Garett Tujague and other coaches and players from the seven-time conference champion Cougar football program in a thrilling three-day long, non-contact football skills summer camp. This camp will help players increase their skills in every area of football, including: offense and defense, passing, rushing, catching, blocking, kicking and much more. The camp runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on July 6-8. The cost is $80.
Soccer: The Canyons School of Excellence Summer Soccer Academy offers curriculum for both beginning and advanced players. The academy will be staffed by players and coaches of the men’s and women’s soccer teams, who will offer instruction and personal attention. The camp is for male and female players ages 5-15 and will run from July 12-15 from 5-8 p.m. The cost to register is $125, or $100 if registered before June 15. Discounts are also available for families and teams.
Softball: The College of the Canyons softball team will conduct its first summer youth camp. Staffed by the members of the back-to-back conference champion team and coaches, the camp will focus on hitting, pitching and fielding. Dates, times and costs are still being finalized, but should be updated shortly on the COC athletics website.
Volleyball: Learn the basic or advanced skills of volleyball in two fantastic four-day camps designed for boys and girls of all skill levels, ages 9-14. This camp will cover everything from basic serving, blocking and setting to advanced concepts like the jump serve, the quick attack and offensive and defensive concepts, all in an individualized setting. There are two sessions. The first session will take place on July 26-29 from 8:30 to 12:30 p.m. The second session will run from Aug. 2-5 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The cost for the camp is $125 if paid by July 1 and $150 after.
For more information and to download registration forms, please visit www.COCAthletics.com.