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May 23, 2011

ECU Summer Camps

Ada — East Central University will conduct a series of youth sports camps this summer for tennis, volleyball, soccer and basketball.

TIGER TENNIS CAMP

May 23-27

At ECU’s Mayhue Tennis Courts

The ECU Tennis Camp is a program designed for ages 8-19 at all levels (beginning, intermediate and advanced). The focus will be on appropriate conditioning, fundamentals, drills, tactics, competitions and mental training.

Instruction will be provided for beginners, junior high, high school and tournament players. Instructors for the camp will be ECU tennis coach Charlie Hibbard, Donna Cox and members of the ECU women’s and men’s tennis teams.

Rain or shine, the camp will take place as snacks and t-shirts will be provided. Swimming will also be provided as participants are asked to bring a water bottle, tennis racket, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, towel and lunch each day.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The cost for the five-day session is $110 and on the first day of the camp $120.

TIGER VOLLEYBALL CAMP

May 31-June 3

At ECU’s Kerr Activities Center

Camp participants will learn the skills of volleyball like hitting, setting and serving, as well as team offense and defense, under the direction of ECU head volleyball coach Dave Thorn..

The Beginners Camp for grades 4-8 will provide the basic skills and tactics for the game of volleyball. This is a great opportunity to try a new sports and have a great time with friends.

The Advanced Skills Camp for grades 9-12 will provide advanced skills and strategies of volleyball, including offensive and defensive systems. This is a chancer to improved your game and get ready for next season with ECU’s advanced skills camp.

The cost is $70 if you enroll in advance (this includes a t-shirt) and $80 on the first day of the camp.

TIGER SOCCER CAMP

June 6-9

At ECU’s Soccer Complex

With soccer becoming an increasingly popular sport in the United States and the world, ECU is offering a camp for players of all abilities and ages. It will be directed by ECU head women’s soccer coach Riley Bailey.

Emphasis for this camp will be placed on all skills of soccer, strategies, drills, contests and games. This camp will help you to become a more competitive player.

Participants are asked to bring an age appropriate sized ball along with a water bottle, cleats, shin guards, sunscreen and a hat.

Ages 4-12 will meet from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day from June 6-9 while those ages 13-18 will meet from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on those same days. The fee is $65.

TIGER BASKETBALL CLINIC

July 11-14

At ECU’s Kerr Activities Center

This camp will focus on the individual skills needed to be a fundamentally sound basketball player. The instructor for the camp is ECU women’s assistant basketball coach Jeff McGaha.

The week will include skills and drills to ultimately play the game better and enjoy it more. Bring a second pair of shoes (no outside shoes allowed on the floor). Snacks and t-shirts will be provided.

Ages 10-13 will meet from 9 a.m. to noon on July 10-13 and ages 14-18 will meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. those same days. Each participant will receive a camp ball.

The pre-enrollment fee is $80 and the cost on the day of the camp is $90.

TIGER BASKETBALL SHOOTING CAMP

July 18-20

At ECU’s Kerr Activities Center)

This camp is designed for boys and girls, ages 10-18, who want to improve and enhance their shooting skills. Emphasis will be placed on form, shooting style, choice of shot and creating your shot in game situations.

The camp will be directed by ECU women’s assistant basketball coach Jeff McGaha. Participants are asked to bring a pair of shoes (no outside shoes will be allowed on the floor). Snacks and t-shirts will be provided. Please indicate the size of t-shirt during enrollment.

Pre-enrollment is $60 and the enrollment fee on the day of the camp is $70. Each participant will receive a camp ball.

For more information on all of these camps contact ECU’s Department of Continuing Education at (580) 559-5457.

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