Union Pines Offers Summer Sports Camps
There are several sports camps being presented by coaches at Union Pines High School this summer with each offering a unique Viking athletics T-shirt with registration.
A signed parental release form is required for participation by any in the Union Pines summer camps.
Viking boys’ head hoops coach Nick Boney will be heading up the school’s summer basketball camp that runs from June 11-15 at Bob Ward Gymnasium on the campus of Union Pines in Cameron from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The cost is $50 per camper. It is open to rising third-through ninth-grade boys and girls. Skills specializations are in ball handling, shooting, passing and defense. Campers can pre-register online at the Union Pines website or register on site prior to the first session.
For more information, contact Boney by phone at (910) 947-5511 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Union Pines baseball program is offering an individual skills camp, open to all rising third- through ninth-graders with a desire to develop their baseball skills, from June 18-21 at Viking Field in Cameron, with sessions running from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost of the camp is $50.
According to head coach Chad Hill, the goal of the camp is to provide an opportunity for all camp participants to develop their fundamental skills and increase their knowledge of the game while having fun. All campers are encouraged to bring a positive attitude, T-shirt, baseball pants, cap, glove, cleats, water bottle, sneakers and, if possible, a bat and/or helmet.
Campers will be led by the Viking baseball players in stations, activities, skill development sessions and game play. The camp will provide skill sessions in defense, pitching, hitting and baserunning and will be directed by Hill and assistant coach Eric Marion.
Registration for the camp is at 8 a.m. on June 18 before the initial session. However, Hill encourages campers to pre-register by sending a check to Union Pines High School – at 1981 Union Church Rd, Cameron 28236 – attention to Chad Hill and payable to UPHS Baseball.
For additional information, contact Hill by phone at (910) 947-5511 or by email at email@example.com.
The Union Pines Lady Vikings annual summer volleyball camp is scheduled for June 18-20 at Bob Ward Gymnasium with clinic times from 9 a.m. to noon.
Open to rising fourth- through ninth-grade girls with a desire to develop their volleyball skills, the goal of the camp is to provide an opportunity for all camp participants to develop their fundamental volleyball skills and to increase their knowledge of the game while having fun.
Directed by head coach Leslie Fish, assistant coach Valerie Maness and former Union Pines players, the camp cost is $40 per camper and will provide skill sessions in passing, setting, serving, blocking and hitting.
The campers will be led by the Lady Vike volleyball players in stations, activities, skill development sessions and mini-game play. Fish asks that all campers bring a water bottle, knee pads, a positive attitude and a snack with them to the camp.
Pre-registration is available by sending a check to Union Pines High School – attention: Leslie Fish and payable to UPHS Volleyball. Registration is also available on site at 8:45 a.m. prior to the first clinic.
For additional information, contact Fish by phone at (910) 947-5511 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skills, teamwork and success are the tenets behind this summer’s Union Pines Lady Viking Softball Camp that takes place from 9:30 a.m. to noon from June 25-28 at Lady Vike field in Cameron.
Open to rising third- through ninth-grade girls with the desire to develop their skills in the sport, the camp cost is $40 and will be directed by head coach Randy Calcutt, assistant coach Kelly Jo Fields and junior varsity coach Dana Evans, along with Union Pines softball players.
Fundamental skills of throwing, catching, running, sliding and hitting will be taught by simple drills and fun activities, with an emphasis placed on teamwork, sportsmanship and dedication. Girls interested in pitching or catching will receive focused instruction time with a pitching coach. Meanwhile, skill competitions and mini-games will be used to practice fundamentals while having fun.
According to Calcutt an ice-cream social and recognitions will reward the girls for their successful work at the end of the final session and parents are invited. Campers are asked to bring a glove, proper attire, water bottle and, if possible, a bat.
Late registration and check-in is at 9 a.m. on June 25. To pre-register, send checks or money orders written payable to Union Pines High School — attention to Randy Calcutt — along with a completed registration form and release form, both of which are attainable through the school’s online website.
The annual Viking Football Camp will be at Union Pines from July 24-26, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., on the school’s practice fields. The cost is $35 and is open to all students from 8 years old through rising eighth-graders.
According to head coach Ryan Riggan, the camp will cover all position groups and work toward preparing campers for the upcoming Optimist or other tackle football seasons. Registration forms are available at Union Pines High School and are also available to be downloaded online at the school’s website. According to Riggan, the web address where the form can be found is www.ncmcs.org /upfootball.
For additional information, call (910) 947-5511, email email@example.com, or contact Riggan at (910) 639-4878 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual Viking Wrestling Camp is set for July 29-31 at Union Pines High School. Open to all elementary and middle school students, the cost of the camp is $60 per wrestler.
The camp includes three sessions intended for all wrestlers, regardless of experience level. Neutral, top, and bottom positions will be covered as will the seven fundamentals of wrestling: position (stance), level change, penetration, back arch, back step, lifting, and motion.
Registration is available on-site before the first session from 8-8:45 a.m. and will be handled along with the daily sign-in process. The initial session then begins at 9 a.m., with the day two and day three sessions using the same 9 a.m. start time in conjunction with an 8:30 a.m. sign-in process.
Head coach Chris Vondruska will direct the camp with the assistance from Viking staffers Marty Bartram and Chris Gray.
Pre-registration is available by downloading the proper forms from either the school site or the Vikings online home at www.unionpineswrestling.org. For additional information, contact Vondruska at (440) 865-1608, (910) 947-5511 or by email at email@example.com.
The second annual Viking Youth Soccer Camp is scheduled to run Aug. 6-9, at Union Pines High School, from 9 a.m. to noon daily. The price of the camp is $60 and is open to all elementary school students.
Current and former Union Pines Lady Viking players will play integral roles in the camp as counselors. While the camp’s aim will be to make soccer fun for the campers, according to head coach Jeremy Blake there will be a strong focus the technical side of the game, meaning a lot of dribbling, settling and passing.
“We want these kids to get the chance to take as many touches on the ball as possible,” said Blake. “That will allow them the ability to get comfortable and build confidence.”
On-site registration will be available prior to the camp’s first session, but pre-registration is available by procuring the proper forms through the school’s website and mailing them along with a check or money order to Union Pines Soccer, PO Box 885, Carthage, 28327.
For additional information, contact Blake by phone at (910) 947-5511 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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