Girls Volleyball Camp
Summer volleyball camps for girls in grades 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 will be held at the end of June and into July at FirstHealth Center for Health and Fitness. Camp for girls in grades 3-5 will be June 29 to July 1. Camp from girls in grades 6 to 8 will be July 13-18 or Aug. 10-13. Camp for high school students will be July 20-23. All camps are from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and space is limited. Cost is $60 for FirstHealth members and $75 for non-members. The camp will focus on serving, setting, passing and hitting. The high school clinic is for those who play on club or high school teams and will focus on the basic four skills along with higher level techniques, game situation drills and team cohesiveness. Camp instructor is Tabitha Crider, a former Division I volleyball player at Penn State University with eight years coaching experience.
To register or for more information, call 715-1800.
Girls basketball camps
Free basketball training camps for girls in grades 4-9 will be held Monday nights from June 22 to August 17 at New Century Middle School gym. Girls in grades 4,5 and 6 will have camp from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by girls in grades 7,8 and 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will need to bring proof of a physical within the last year and a parent will need to be present to sign a waiver. Bring a towel and water bottle. For more information, call 235-3870.
Hoop It Up Summer Basketball League
Southern Pines Recrecation and Parks Department will hold a summer basketball league for children ages 10-16. League games will be played at the SP Rec Center gym and will run June through August. Registration is is still open and coaches and volunteers are needed. Call 692-2463. Cost $10 residents or $25 for non-residents.
SP Youth Golf League
Kids age 8-17 are invited to participate in the youth golf instructional league in July and August. League features instruction from local golf pros and an opportunity to play area courses. Registration deadline is June 19. Registration fee is $10/$25. League limited to 40 participants. Call 692-2463 for information.
SP Jr. Tennis League
This is a fun traveling junior team for boys and girls ages 10 though rising high school seniors. (Younger, skilled players accepted.) The team travels to and hosts teams from the surrounding areas. Minimum skill of advanced beginner is necessary. Practices and matches are during the week.
For more, go to www.southern pines.net/Recreation/Athletics.aspx and sign up today. Practices will begin in late June. Registration Deadline June 24, 2009. Fee $10 residents and 25 non-residents.
North Moore Basketball Camp
The North Moore boys' basketball program will host a "Building Champions Youth Basketball Camp" June 15-18. The camp is open to boys and girls who will be in grades 3 through 9. Camp runs daily from 8:30 to noon. Cost is $40 per camper.
Registration deadline is June 9 and forms are available at North Moore High School, Elise Middle School, Highfalls and Westmoore elementary schools and Robbins Primary.
For more information, contact Grant Smith, camp director, at 639-4180 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Softball Summer Camp
The North Moore Mustangs Softball Summer Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 15-18 at the high school. Camp is open to girls in third grade and higher. Participants will learn softball fundamentals, compete with other campers in individual and team settings, and get advice from local high school and college coaches and players. Cost is $65. Campers should bring a bag lunch each day. For more information, call Sammy McNeill at 910-295-7736 or 910-964-5030.
UP Hosts Basketball Camp
The annual Viking Basketball camp will be held June 15-18 at Union Pines High School. The camp is geared to helping participants improve their basketball skills. The camp, which has been around from more than 30 years, is open to boys and girls entering grades 3 through 9. Campers will be instructed by UPHS basketball players and coaches. There will be skill stations, activities, guest speakers and game and skills competitions. Registration for the camp is on Monday June 15 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. The cost of the camp is $40, with a $10 discount for two or more campers. The camp runs each day from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Check and money orders can be made payable to Union Pines Basketball -- attention Bobby Purvis, and mailed to him at the school, 1981 Union Church Road, Cameron, NC 28326.
Sandhills Optimist Football and Cheerleading Registration
Sandhills Optimist Club is accepting registration for tackle football for children ages 6-12 and for cheerleaders for children in grades K-6. Cost is $100 per player for ages 8-12 and $55 per player ages 6-8 and for all cheerleaders.
Ages are determined as of July 2009. Registration deadline is June 15.
The Optimists offer disciplined, competitive and fun football under the guidance and coaching of dedicated coaches. Cheerleaders will be given the chance to cheer on teams, pep up the crowds and improve their cheer skills.
Registration forms are available at Lil Branch's or online at www.sandhillsopti mistclub.com.
For questions or more information, call Bryan Moore at 910-724-3595 or e-mail David Branch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheerleading questions should be directed to Sheila Moore at email@example.com.
PHS Basketball Camp
The Patriot basketball camp for rising third- through ninth-grade boys and girls has been set for June 15 through June 18. Each session will run from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Pinecrest High School gym.
The camp is geared toward those boys and girls desiring to improve their individual basketball skills through learning the fundamentals of the game.
Each day will include camp competitions and organized team play with other campers. The activities also include an ice cream party. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt and handbook.
Pinecrest head boys' basketball coach Mike Apple is the camp director. The camp staff and speakers also include Patriot girls' head coach Alvita Thomas, members of the coaching staff at Pinecrest and other area coaches. Present and former members of the Pinecrest boys' and girls' basketball teams will also be assisting.
The cost of the camp is $45 per person. Checks should be made out to Pinecrest High School. For additional information, call Coach Mike Apple at 692-6554.
Youth Lacrosse Camps
This camp will be an introduction to the sport of lacrosse. Sam Narayan will instruct participants on the basic skills of the game. The camps will be held at Field No. 1 at Cannon Park. Participants will need a helmet, protective mask, gloves, cup, mouthpiece, chest protector and lacrosse stick. Camp runs from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 15-19. Cost is $15 per participant. Checks can be made payable to Narayan.
Youth Baseball Camp
Jeff Hewitt, head baseball coach at Pinecrest High School will lead an instructional camp for youth ages 5 to 12. The camp focuses on basic skills and techniques of baseball and will be held at the Pinecrest high school baseball field. Each camper gets a T-shirt. Registration forms available at Village Hall. Camp runs 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 22-25 at Pinecrest High School. Cost is $45 per participant. Checks can be made payable to Hewitt.
Reebok's Mountain High Running Camp will be held in Mars Hill July 13 -18.
Middle and high school cross country camp features great trails, free Reebok shoes and a staff of elite U.S. and Kenyan runners and coaches.
Info and application at www.mountainhighrunning.com or contact Scott Simmons at coach@mountainhighrunning .com or 704-688-2814.
Volunteer coaches are needed for all activities.
If interested, please call Aberdeen Parks and Recreation Department at (910) 944-5902.
SCSC Summer Camps
The Sandhills Celtic Soccer Club (formerly SYSL) has summer camps for all soccer players this summer.
All camps can be registered at www.sand hillssoccer.com under the Camp Icon or come into the office at 300 W. Pennsylvania in Southern Pines. For more information, call 693-0662.
n Fun Instructional Camps:
Celtic Soccer Camp 2 for 6-15-year-olds, June 22-26 from 9 a.m to noon. Register by June 15. Cost 100.00
Celtic Soccer Camp 3 for 6-15-year-olds, June 29-July 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Register by June 22. Cost 100.00
Celtic Soccer Camp 4 for 6-15-year-olds, August 3-7 from 9 a.m. to noon. Register by June 27. Cost 100.00
n Select Player Only Camps:
College Coaches Camp for 10-17-year-olds, July 27-30 from 9:00 noon. Register by July 20. Cost $150.
Goalkeeper/Striker Camp for 10-17-year-olds, August 4-6. Register by July 28, Cost $75.
SCSC Soccer Registration
The Sandhills Celtic Soccer Club (formerly SYSL) has opened Fall soccer registration through July 15, 2009.
Boys and girls who are interested must be 4 years old by August 1, 2009, through 14 years old. Registration is for Full season or Fall season only. New this Fall: Mini Kickers, a fun introduction to youth soccer for 3-year-olds. Must be 3 by August 1, 2009. Register at www.sandhillssoc cer.com under the Recreation icon or come into the office at 300 W. Pennsylvania in Southern Pines. For more information, call 693-0662.
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