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College of the Canyons gears up for summer with five youth camps

Posted: May 29, 2008 1:46 a.m.
Updated: July 30, 2008 5:04 a.m.
 
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - As the temperature rises and the days get longer, it is inevitable that summer vacation is right around the corner for the children of the Santa Clarita and its surrounding communities. Instead of sitting at home watching television, College of the Canyons offers an alternative - five different youth sports camps starting in June to accommodate everyone's little athlete.

Staffed and run by COC coaches and athletes, the youth camps provide an affordable way for the novice to the experienced player to learn a new sport or to take their game to a higher level.

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 1 runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 23-26 and Session 2 runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on June 30-July 3. 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 six-time Western State Conference Champion Cougar football program in a thrilling 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 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9 for those enrolled in grades 1-5. A second camp takes place on Tuesday, July 15 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for those enrolled in grades 6-8. The cost is $85.

Soccer
The camp will be staffed by members of the College of the Canyons men's and women's soccer teams, who will offer advice and personal attention. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 5-16. Two five-day camps will be held at COC. The first sessions is July 14-18 from 5-8 p.m. The second session will run from July 21-25 from 5-8 p.m. The cost to register is $125, or $100 if registered before June 1.

Baseball
Join the 2008 Western State Conference baseball team in its first ever summer youth camp. Head coach Chris Cota and his squad will cover defense, hitting, pitching and much more in this week-long camp for boys and girls ages 7-14. The camp will run from July 14-18 and costs $225 per camper, with lunch included. Each additional camper is $200.

Volleyball
Learn the basics or advanced skills of volleyball in the fantastic four-day camps designed for boys and girls of all skill levels ages 9-16. 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. The camp has two sessions: July 29-Aug. 1 and Aug. 4-7. The cost for the camp is $100 if paid by June 1 and $125 after.

For more information and to download registration forms, please visit www.COCAthletics.com or via phone at 661-362-5494.

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