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Area camps, trainings, league offerings abound in variety of sports

Looking for something athletic for your kids to do? Camps, trainings and more are being offered around the area.


Posted on June 14, 2014 at 1:06 p.m.

CAMPS

Basketball

Goshen Cager Camp: The 16th annual camp conducted by the Goshen High boys basketball staff is set for June 23-27. The camp is for boys entering grades 2 through 8 who plan to attend Goshen schools. Registration forms were sent home in elementary school folders. Forms also are available at http://basketball.goshenschools.org/feeder-programs/cager-camp/. Individuals with questions should contact coach Brian Bechtel at 574-533-8651, ext. 2544, or bbechtel@goshenschools.org.

ESC Tipping Point: The Elkhart Sports Center, in partnership with Tipping Point, is offering two skills camps this summer for boys and girls entering grades 3-8. Times are from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 16-20 and July 7-11. Cost is $195, or $165 if paid by June 9 for the July camp. To register visit elkhartsportscenter.com.

Football

Goshen: New Goshen High School head football coach Kevin Park is offering camps for Goshen Middle School and Goshen Junior Football League players July 7-10 (4 to 5:30 p.m. daily for GMS at GMS; 6 to 7:30 p.m. daily for GJFL at Pringle Park). The GMS camp is $25. The GJFL camp is free. Equipment issue is 2:30 to 4 p.m. July 7 for GMS and 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 1 at Pringle Park. Early GJFL registration is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31 at Goshen Little League.

Concord: Summer Football Camp for athletes entering grades 4-8, June 23-26. Grades 4-6 from 10 a.m. to noon, grades 7-8 from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $35. Equipment handout is Thursday, June 19, 4-6 p.m. at Concord Junior High, door 10, or one hour prior to the first day of camp. Register at www.concordathletics.com. Forms also available at Concord High School main office. Call 875-8595 or 875-6524, ext. 86004.

Flag Football

Elkhart Eagles: A flag football camp is scheduled 3 to 5 p.m. July 28-31 at Osceola Grace Brethren Church. The camp is open to anyone entering grades K-6. Cost is $35. As part of the camp there will be positional training, agility work and flag football games. Each camper will also receive an Elkhart Eagles T-shirt and there will positional awards as well as punt/pass/kick awards. To sign up or for more information, please contact Coach Ty Biller at 574-596-5034 or tybiller11@gmail.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/ECEaglesFootball.

Soccer

Central/Memorial: The free camp runs 6 to 8 p.m. June 23-25, with coaches Don Knowlton of Memorial and Chris Malott of Central directing. It is open to fifth- through eighth-graders. Registration forms are available in the Memorial athletic department or at emhschargers.org.

Coerver: Elkhart Sports Center will be the site of camps for ball mastery (ages 7-12) 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 23-27 (Camp 1) and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14-18 (Camp 2), advanced (ages 10-14) 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 23-27 (Camp 1) and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14-17 (Camp 2), advanced (ages 10-14) and elite (ages 12-17) 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 27-23 (Camp 1 half day), 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 23-27 (Camp 1 full day), 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14-18 (Camp 1 half day), 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 14-18 (Camp 1 full day); $179 for ball mastery, $189 for advanced, $199 for half day elite, $325 for full day elite. Register at elkhartsportscenter.com and click on Camps/Classes.

Diving

Elkhart Central: Elkhart Central High School diving coach Tom Adams will conduct camps June 23-27 at the ECHS pool. Students entering grades 5-8 in 2014-15 will meet daily from 3 to 4 p.m., with high school campers meeting daily from 4 to 6 p.m. Students should be able to swim at least one length of a 25-yard pool and be able to dive head-first off the board. Campers are asked to bring a swimsuit and arrive early enough to change by camp start time. High school campers will learn voluntary and optional dives. Difficulty will be based on individual skills. Cost is $35 for grades 5-8 or $64 for high school, each payable to ECHSAA Diving. To reserve a spot, contact Adams by June 20 at 574-875-6529.

Multiple Sports

NorthWood: Wa-Nee Schools have scheduled events and camps — elementary and middle schools football camp (with coach Nate Andrews at NorthWood High practice fields), 9 to 10:15 a.m. for grades 1-6 and 10:30 a.m. to noon for grades 7-8 June 16-20; boys and girls tennis camp (with coach Tif Schwartz at NorthWood High courts) June 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27 and July 8, 10, 11, 15, 17 and 18; boys and girls soccer camp (with coach Brad Duerksen at Nappanee Elementary), 9:30 to 11 a.m. for grades K-8 June 23-26. All camp registration information is available in the NorthWood High athletic office or at wanee.org/northwoodhighschool_home.aspx.

Cheerleading

Elkhart Central: The camp is open to students in grades 1-8 and will be 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. June 16-20 at Elkhart Central High School. For more information, email Haley Warstler at hwarstler@elkhart.k12.in.us.

Goshen: The youth camp is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. June 16-20 in the Goshen High School warehouse. For more information, contact Kristy Sloan at kristy.sloan@goshenschools.org or 574-343-8458.

LEAGUES

Concord Football League: Registration for Concord School District students in grades 4-6 is now open online at www.concordfootballleague.com. Players can also register in person and pick up equipment at Concord Junior High equipment door 12 on July 14 and July 17 from 5 to 7pm. For more information, a calendar and physical forms, visit www.concordfootballleague.com

TRAINING

Rieth 5K Training Runs: The runs are scheduled for Tuesdays from June 10 to Aug. 26. Sign-in begins at 5:45 p.m. with the run beginning at 6:30. The runs will be on an all-terrain course used since 1997 in the Goshen Parks Department Classified Woods and canal bank northwest of Goshen College between the Elkhart River and Goshen canal. Access to the Rieth Interpretive Center is off of Plymouth Avenue south of Shanklin Park in Goshen. For more information contact Doug Yoder at dougy@goshen.edu.

TEAM TRYOUTS

Football

Elkhart Football Club & Elkhart Eagles: Registration for the fall season is scheduled through Aug. 1. The program is for any student entering grades 7-12. This includes home-schoolers and those students attending public, private, charter or alternative schools. To register or for more information, contact coach Ty Biller at 574-596-5034.

PRACTICE

Baseball

Elkhart Central Open Fields: Beginning June 10, 6 to 8 p.m., incoming Elkhart Central freshmen and eighth graders are encouraged to attend open fields at the ECHS varsity diamond. For more information, contact head coach Steve Stutsman at steves@elkhart.k12.in.us.


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