Friday, June 3, 2005

Sports camps for kids

Snowline basketball camp

Spots are still open for the 24th annual Snowline Basketball Camp for kids ages 10-18. The three-day summer camp will be held Monday through Wednesday, June 6-8 at Wood River High School gym in Hailey.

Wood River boys' basketball coach Fred Trenkle and his staff will conduct the camp and offer expert instruction in the fundamentals of the game. Competitions will include jump shot and free throw contests; 5-on-5 and 3-on-3 competitions; and a fast break league. Everybody gets a t-shirt. There will be awards.

Times are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. next Monday through Wednesday. Lunch from noon to 1 p.m. is on your own. Register with Jennifer Boatwright at 788-3700. Cost is $150 per person.

Summer soccer camp

Former Manchester City forward Stuart Lee and the coaches of FC Seattle are set for another round of soccer camps with local youth ages 6-18.

Spaces are still available for all camps which will be held at Nelson Field in Hailey. The camps will run from June 6-10 and June 13-17.

The Day Camp, for kids aged 6- 12, will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. An Advanced Camp will also be held from 4-6 p.m. each day for players 13-18. Sawtooth United F.C. teams can choose to train as a team, selecting any two-hour block between 9-6.

Contact Stewart Sonneland, Sawtooth United founder and coach, at 720-4125.

Football camp

First-year Wood River High School varsity football coach Mike Glenn and his coaching staff have announced plans for two summer football camps designed for young players from elementary school age up to high school level.

School will be out for the year—for only about two minutes—when the first camp is held.

The Quarterbacks, Receivers and Backs Mini-Camp for kids in grades 5-12 will be Friday, June 3 from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 from 8-11 a.m. at the high school in Hailey.

Cost is $25 per person. The age range will cover individual coaching at the Optimist Football, middle school and high school levels.

Quarterback and receiver fundamentals will be covered. There will be competitions for quarterbacks, wide receivers and running. Prizes will include t-shirts, autographed Boise State University football gear and gift certificates.

Scheduled to be guest clinicians are BSU quarterback B.J. Rhode and Southern Oregon QB Dan Walters.

After the Mini-Camp, the Wolverine Football Camp 2005 will be Monday through Friday, June 13-17 at the high school. Sessions each day are 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Eligible are young players from Optimist to the eighth grade, as well as grades 9-12.

It is a full contact camp. You must have family insurance. There will be certified trainers on site daily.

The staff will teach fundamentals and technique, teach Wolverine schemes, offer a weightlifting program and stress safety throughout. Offense, defense and special teams will be emphasized. Cost is $75 through May 26 and $80 afterward.

Equipment checkout for the Wolverine Football Camp is Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at Wood River Middle School in Hailey for Optimist through the eighth grade, and Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. at the high school in Hailey for grades 9-12.

Registration includes a camp t-shirt, mouthpiece and the barbecue on Friday, June 17. Shirts, shorts and practice jerseys will be available for purchase during equipment checkout.

For more information, call coach Glenn at 208-376-8914 or coach Chris Malmgren at 720-8807.

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