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Tips for campers, parents, & athletes

  • Baseball - Have a Plan at the Plate

    Posted in: Baseball,Tips
    07 Jun 2018

    Hitting a baseball can be one of the hardest things to do in all of sports. You don’t know what pitch is coming your way and how fast it will be. That is why batters must approach... Go »

  • Soccer - Improve your Dribbling

    Posted in: Soccer,Tips
    24 May 2018

    Make gentle contact with the ball. Using soft touches, you contact the ball more often, which slows you down initially, but as you get used to making more contact with the ball, it... Go »

  • Soccer - Curling your Shot

    Posted in: Soccer,Tips
    24 May 2018

    The first step to curling your shot is making sure your approach is correct. Start at a slight angle and usually you won’t want your shoulders to be square to the goal. Approach... Go »

  • Tips to Improve your Dribbling

    18 May 2018

    Dribble more

    Repetition is the biggest key to improving your basketball skills. Walking to the store? Bring a basketball. Going over to a friend’s house? Bring a ball.... Go »

  • Practice like you play

    25 Apr 2018

    Have you gotten in a match and wondered why you can't perform the same way you do in practice? 

    So, how can you change this?  Practice as if it's a... Go »

  • Fine Tune Blocking in Volleyball

    20 Apr 2018

    Blocking in volleyball may look easy, but there is more to it than jumping in the air with your hands up. As a blocker, its your job to stop the ball and force the oppenent to make... Go »

  • Soccer Tips to Score Penalty Kicks

    20 Apr 2018

    Lining up to take a penalty kick can trigger all sorts of butterflies. Here are three tips to help you score!

    Going into a penalty with the right frame of mind can make all the... Go »

  • The Positive Side of Camp

    25 May 2016

    Attending an overnight sports camp can be a very rewarding experience for adolescence from every part of the world. Sports camp is not solely for the purpose of enhancing the athletic... Go »

  • 5 Tips to being a Successful Swimmer

    17 May 2016

    Swimming is the type of sport that takes a special athlete to be successful in. Not everyone can find the motivation to jump in the water every day and work hard. In order to reach that... Go »

  • 5 Ways To Better Your Ice Hockey Skills

    11 May 2016

              In order to gain a competitive advantage in a sport, people often develop superstitions, rituals, or even pregame routines. Hockey is a unique... Go »

  • Keys to shooting with speed, accuracy, and precision

    19 Apr 2016
    You should practice the shots you will be taking in games and practice the shots at game speed-if not faster- than you will be taking them in games.
  • Choosing the Right Skates for Youth Ice Hockey

    Posted in: Hockey,Tips
    13 Jan 2016

    As summer vacation approaches, families across the country are looking to enroll their children in one of the multitude of themed summer camps being offered. Sports camps in general have... Go »

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"I am not quite sure how the camp as a whole accomplished this, but Eric returned so much more mature and self-confident. He was respected by the counselors and in return respected everything they offered: both instructionally and emotionally. The staff seemed to have been able to reach him and get through to him, challenge him without discouraging him, and, all in all, make him feel like his dreams are attainable."

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