MVCC will host summer sports camps for young athletes

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UTICA — Mohawk Valley Community College will host sports camps this summer for youth and teens at the college’s Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive.

Baseball

Designed for boys ages 7 to 15, this camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, July 18-22. A typical day will include team stretching, throwing progression, defensive position play, hitting, group instruction and sandlot games with coaches. Campers will be placed in groups based on age. All campers should bring sneakers, a glove, water bottle and snack. Campers may bring their own bat and helmet.

The cost, which includes supplemental camp insurance, is $120 for one camper (family rate available), payable by check to Mohawk Valley Community College Athletics Baseball Camp, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501. To ensure your camper’s spot, pre-register by completing the registration form for Baseball Camp at www.gomhawks.com/camps. Campers can also register and pay between 8:30 and 9 a.m. on the first day of camp in the Jorgensen Center Field House Lobby. For more information, contact MVCC baseball coach and camp director Dave Warren at 315-792-5674 or dwarren@mvcc.edu.

Basketball

Open to boys and girls ages 7 to 18, this camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, Aug. 8-10. Campers will work side-by-side with the MVCC men’s and women’s basketball coaching staff to improve their knowledge and build skills in the sport. In addition to basketball fundamentals, the camp will focus on teamwork and sportsmanship, and a low camper-to-coach ratio ensures individual attention for all participants. Campers also will take part in a variety of contests, skill-building stations and gameplay situations.

The cost of the camp is $95, payable by check to Mohawk Valley Community College Athletics, ATTN: Gabe Coffey, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501. For more information, contact MVCC women’s basketball coach Gabe Coffey at 315-792-5397 or gcoffey@mvcc.edu.

Softball

Open to participants ages 8 to 18, the Softball All-Skills Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Thursday, July 25-28. The camp will focus on technical and tactical skills, enabling campers to begin preparation for the spring season in a contained, focused, and competitive environment. Day camps feature advanced training techniques and fun, game-related activities for all players, including defensive position play, hitting, pitcher and catcher training and pickup games. Campers should bring their own sneakers, cleats, glove, helmet, bat, catchers gear, pitchers mask, water bottle, snacks, lunch and water.

The cost of the camp is $120 (family rate available), which includes a camp shirt and supplemental camp insurance. A non-refundable deposit of $45 is required for registration and will be applied to the total fee. To reserve a camper’s spot, send a completed Softball Camp registration form (found at www.gomvhawks.com/camps) and $45 deposit, payable by check, to MVCC Athletics Department: Softball Camp, Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501. For more information, contact camp director and MVCC softball coach Brittnee Mexico at 315-717-9000 or email bmexico@mvcc.edu.

Soccer

Designed for participants ages 7 to 15, this camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, July 11-15. The camp will offer technical, individual ball skills, and group and team tactics, with instruction for all ability levels. It is organized into three separate ability divisions for skill, tactics and game sessions, designed for maximum skill development and fun for all ages. There also will be camp league games and contests.

The cost is $125 per camper (family rate available for three or more campers) and includes a stitched soccer ball and camp shirt. Each camper should bring shin guards, soccer cleats, indoor footwear and a water bottle. Online registration is required at www2.mvcc.edu/forms/sportscamps/soccer. Payment can be made in person on the first day of camp during registration from 8:30 to 9 a.m. or mailed in advance to: MVCC Athletics Department: Soccer Camp, Mohawk Valley Community College, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, NY 13501. For more information on the camp, email coach Jim Vitale at jvitale@mvcc.edu.

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