Local Sports Briefs
EMILY JOHNSON PLAY IT FORWARD EVENT
Mark your calendars and gather your teams of six players and partake in the ninth annual Emily Johnson Play it Forward 3v3 Soccer Tournament.
This year’s event takes place the weekend of June 9-11 at Gates Soccer Park on the beautiful Spring Valley Campus of Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. The annual tournament honors the passion of Emily Johnson, an amazing Coal Ridge High School soccer player and team captain who died in November 2008. All proceeds support three scholarships given to local high school seniors in Emily’s name.
Kicking off the weekend on Friday will be the Emily Johnson Play it Forward All-Star Exhibition Game, featuring the All-League Western Slope Conference 3A and 4A high school players. Boys will play at 5 p.m., with the girls following at 7 p.m.
The 3v3 Tournament play begins Saturday morning at 8 a.m. for U8 to U18 boys and girls teams as well as co-ed adult teams in both recreational and competitive divisions. Register your teams at http://www.EmilyJohnsonPlayItForward.org.
GLENWOOD BASKETBALL CAMP
Glenwood Springs High School will host its summer basketball camp June 19-21 for second- to eighth-graders, with a cost of $100 per camper.
The basketball camp, which will focus on team attitude/positive interaction; dribbling and ball-handling; shooting, rebounding and positioning; passing and receiving; 1-on-1 moves/perimeter footwork; big-man moves and post footwork; moving without the ball and getting open; individual and team defense, and much more, will be split up into two different groups with second- to fifth-graders practicing from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., while sixth- to eighth-graders will practice from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To contact the camp, email email@example.com. To register for the camp, visit http://www.abcsportscamps.com/progressive. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt, basketball and wristband.
COAL RIDGE VOLLEYBALL CAMP
The Coal Ridge Titans’ varsity volleyball program will host its annual volleyball camp June 5-7, open to third- to eighth- graders, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost of the game is $60, and all campers are asked to bring a water bottle and tennis shoes.
Hosted by Titan coaches and players, the goal of the camp is to help young players learn and enhance their volleyball skills.
To register for the camp, send registrations to Coal Ridge Head Coach Aimee Gerber at 190 No. 7th Street, New Castle, CO, 81647.
Make checks payable to CRVolleyball.
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