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June 5, 2013

JHS to host 7 summer camps next week

JACKSONVILLE — The athletic fields and practice grounds on the Jacksonville High School campus will come alive next week, as seven summer camps are slated to get under way.

The Indian/Maiden Training Camp opens on Monday and will run through July 25.

The camp focuses on conditioning, quickness and strength building activities, with separate programs for the male and the female athletes.

Session I of the immensely popular Tribe Tennis Camps is set to roll at 8:30 a,m, Monday at the JHS Tennis Complex. The camp will run through Thursday and will be aimed at beginners to intermediate.

A second session will take place from July 29 to Aug. 1.

Boy's soccer coach Randy Hammontree will be hosting the Tribe Soccer Camp (Mon-Wed.), while Maidens' soccer coach Kiff Wiemers will be staging Maiden Soccer Camp (Mon.-Thur.).

Indian baseball Camp will take place at Summers Norman Field and will be led by JHS head baseball coach, Mike Eckles.

The camp opens on Monday and will run for four days.

On Tuesday Maiden Softball Camp, under the direction of head softball coach Amber Danner-Kirk, will begin at Fight'n Maiden Field. Camp ends on Thursday.

Boy's basketball coach Brett Kelley will be conducting Fight'n Indian Basketball Camp on June 17-19.

This will be the last camp for the month of June.

Registration forms can be picked up at the Fieldhouse or printed off of the jisd.org website (click on athletics, then camps).

Jacksonville High School Summer Camps — June 2013


Dates: June 10- July 25

Days: Mon.-Thur. each week

Time: 7:30-9:00 a.m. (All boys 9th-12th grades); 9-10:30 a.m. (All girls and MS boys)

Focus: Camp is designed to enhance the overall athletic ability of JISD student athletes by developing speed, agility, explosive power and conditioning.

Location: JHS Fieldhouse

Cost: There is no charge to attend this camp.

More Information: Deena Brand or Chris Taber (903-586-1704).


Dates: (Session I) June 10-13

Days: Mon.-Thur.

Time: 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Focus: Tribe head tennis coach David Hanna, JMS coach Chuck Roper and several of the JHS varsity players will be providing plenty of one-on-one instruction in the basics of tennis.

Location: JHS Tennis Complex on Corinth Road.

Cost: $35 for one session, $60 for both; $5 discount per child if living in same household

Note: Session II will take place July 29-Aug. 1

More Information: David Hanna (903-571-6277)


Dates: June 10-12

Days: Mon.-Wed.

Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Focus:Soccer basics taught in a fun atmosphere. Designed for boys that will be entering grades 6-9 in the fall.

Location: JHS soccer practice field near tennis courts.

Cost: $25 per child/ $15 additional family members

More Information: Randy Hammontree (903-714-7802).


Dates: June 10-13

Days: Mon.- Thur.

Time: 8 am – noon

Focus: Emphasis on improving passing, shooting, dribbling and teamwork.

Location: JHS soccer fields

Cost: $35 per student/ $25 for additional participants in same household.

More Information: Kiff Wiemers (903-372-3988)


Dates: June 10-14

Days: Mon.-Thur.

Time:9:30-11 a.m (Next year's grades 3-5); noon-1:30 p.m. (next year's 6-7 graders), 2-3:30 (next year's 8-9 graders)

Focus: All campers will work on baseball fundamentals and skills and have a testing and competition day as well as a game day.

Location: Summers Norman Field

Cost: $20 per camper for the entire week.

More Information: Mike Eckles (806-786-3580)


Dates: June 11-14

Days: Tue-Fri.

Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Focus: To gain a better understanding of the game and to improve skill levels whether beginners or advanced. Open to girls that will be in grades 5-8 in the fall.

Location: Fight'n Maiden Field

Cost: $30 per person/$25 for additional participants in same household

More Information: Amber Danner-Kirk (903-586-3686, or adanner@jisd.org).


Dates: June 17-19

Days: Mon.-Wed.

Time: 8-11 a.m.

Focus: Basic basketball techniques, teamwork and competitive competitions will be taught to boys entering grades 4-9 in the fall.

Location: JHS Gymnasium

Cost: $35 for early registration. $40 day of camp.

More Information: Brent Kelley (bkelley@jisd.org).

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