Elkins – With the school year about to end, summer camps are just around the corner and Davis & Elkins College is offering a vast array of opportunities for young athletes of all ages and skill levels.
The D&E soccer program will host the summer’s first camp on June 8-12. The half-day camp is for boys and girls, ages 6-12, and runs from 9 a.m.-noon each day. Participants will learn the fundamentals of soccer dribbling, passing, shooting and heading in a role play, as well as a concentration game atmosphere. Davis & Elkins College Head Women’s Soccer Coach Gene Smith will serve as camp director and will be assisted by college, high school and youth coaches.
Register in advance for $80, or sign up on site for $90.
A full-day youth soccer camp will run from July 27-31. Open to boys and girls ages 6-12, the camp offers the fundamentals of soccer dribbling, passing, shooting and heading in a role play, as well as a concentration game atmosphere.
The camp will take place from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. The $125 fee includes pool time and lunch.
A residential co-ed middle school soccer camp will be offered from July 21-24. Designed for players looking for a more challenging level of instruction, the camp offers individual skill development sessions and application of skills in group tactics.
The camp offers both residential, $295, and commuter, $140, options.
Also scheduled this summer is the All-Sports Camp, which runs from June 16-19. The camp offers athletes ages 6-18 the opportunity to learn a variety of sports from the D&E coaching staff. Campers have nine choices for each of the eight sessions, but cannot repeat the same sport twice in a day. Sports covered in the camp are baseball, cross country, soccer, swimming, volleyball, basketball, golf, softball and tennis.
Davis & Elkins College Athletic Director Ronnie Palmer will serve as camp director. The coaching staff includes Palmer and D&E coaches Jason Asbell, Chris Cottrell, Will Shaw, Ali Forsythe, Aron Bassoff, Gene Smith, Kimberly Stiles, Otis Cutshaw and Ashley Pappas.
Participants are asked to bring a lunch and water bottle. The cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt.
Strength and Conditioning coach Aaron Friedman will host a month-long camp, June 16-July 11, for high school individual athletes and teams. Each workout will be sport specific with a focus on strength training, conditioning, core training, agility and speed. Good nutrition will also be covered.
Training will take place five day per week, and the cost is $99.
The men’s basketball program will conduct a high school team camp on June 20-22. The camp will provide players with a solid foundation of basketball skills and knowledge with instruction from D&E Head Men’s Basketball Coach Chris Cottrell and the D&E coaching basketball staff. Each team is guaranteed five games.
The commuter cost is $25 per player and includes a T-shirt. The overnight cost per player is $115 and includes two nights in a residence hall and five meals in the College dining room.
The team camp will be followed up by a pair of individual camps on June 23-27 and July 14-17. The two co-ed camps are for ages kindergarten through rising high school seniors. Players will be grouped by age and basketball playing ability.
A half-day camp for players in grades kindergarten through fourth will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $65. A full-day camp for players in grades five through 12 will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The $100 fee includes lunch.
G-MAC Coach of the Year Otis Cutshaw will also host a pair of tennis camps. The Advanced Camp for ages 12 to 18 will run from July 21-25, while the Beginner Camp for ages 5 to 11 will be held August 4-8.
The Advanced Camp is designed to help players take their game to the next level. Hitting and playing strategies will be at the core of daily instruction. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The cost before July 1 is $225, which includes lunch.
For the Beginner Camp, Cutshaw uses the highly proven 10 and Under Quickstart Tennis method as his primary teaching technique. The camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. The cost before July 1 is $100, which includes snacks.
The final camp of the year is the Men’s Basketball Elite Camp, which is slated for 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 9. Open to rising high school juniors and seniors, the camp offers individual instruction from the D&E coaching staff focusing on fundamentals and team play, and offensive drills and defensive drills.
The cost of $65 per person includes lunch, a campus tour and a T-shirt.
Informational brochures, as well as registration forms and waivers, are available online at www.senatornation.com under the Support Athletics tab. For additional information, call 304-637-1251.
Related to the Presbyterian Church (USA), Davis & Elkins College is located in Elkins, 2 hours east of Charleston, 3 hours south of Pittsburgh and 4 hours west of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.