Local sports briefs: Coal Ridge to host football, cheer camp in August
Coal Ridge High School will host the third-annual Titan Youth Football and Cheer Camp from Aug. 4-7 at the Coal Ridge High School football field.
The camps will be for students who will be in grades 3 through 8, and each of the camps will take place from 4-6:30 p.m. on each day.
The football camp, which will be run by the Coal Ridge High coaching staff, will allow participants to experience each position on the field while focusing on player safety and injury prevention. The cheer camp will teach jumping, tumbling, basic motions and cheers used by Coal Ridge’s cheerleaders at the school’s athletic events.
Cost for each camp is $40. Each participant receives a T-shirt, and sign-up and parent permission forms can be found at Coal Ridge High School, 35947 Highway 6, New Castle, CO 81647.
Information: Coal Ridge High School, 970-665-6700.
GSHS hosts Demons Youth Basketball Camp in June
Glenwood Springs High School’s boys basketball program will host its annual Demons Youth Basketball Camp, scheduled for June 16-18 at Glenwood Springs High School.
Camp instruction will focus on motivation and goal setting. Shooting, passing, ball handling and dribbling, defensive concepts, total player development and fun. The camp will break into three age groups for instruction (third through fifth grade, sixth through seventh grade and eighth through ninth grade), with each session limited to 50 players.
Instruction will be given by the GSHS boys basketball coaching staff. Participants are asked to bring a water bottle and wear a T-shirt, shorts and appropriate shoes. All campers will receive a camp T-shirt.
Cost is $60 for the three-day camp. A $30 non-refundable deposit must be turned in by June 2 for a spot to be reserved.
Information/registration: GSHS coach Cory Hitchcock, 970-819-5845, or email@example.com.
Roaring Fork giving free athletic screenings May 16
Roaring Fork High School will hold free athletic screenings for students who are entering 10th, 11th or 12th grades next year.
The screenings will take place at 3:45 p.m. May 16 in the Roaring Fork High School auditorium. Student athletes who will be entering ninth grade must have a regular physical from a doctor’s office in order to participate in athletics for the 2014-15 season.
Physical forms are available in the main office of Roaring Fork High School and must be filled out and signed by a parent or guardian before the student-athlete can see a doctor.
Information: Roaring Fork High School, 970-384-5757.
T-shirt sales to benefit GSHS AD Craig Denney
Glenwood Springs High School has purchased T-shirts to help raise funds to help pay medical bills for the school’s athletic director, Craig Denney.
The T-shirts, which have the Demons’ logo on them and read “Denney’s Demons” on the front, are being sold by the school. Cost for the T-shirts is $15. Proceeds from all shirt sales will be donated to the Denney family to aid in Craig Denney’s medical expenses. Denney received treatment for Burkitt’s lymphoma for four months prior to returning to work full-time at the beginning of March.
Renowned speaker Joe Ehrmann coming to GSHS
The Glenwood Springs High School boys lacrosse team is putting together a coach’s clinic to bring in coach and author Joe Ehrmann as a team community project.
Ehrmann, author of the book “Inside Out Coaching,” will speak at Glenwood Springs High School May 23 and 24. Ehrmann, who is a former NFL player with the Baltimore Colts, conducts coach’s clinics across the country. There will also be an open-to-the-public keynote address from Ehrmann on May 23, which will take place at Glenwood Springs High School.
The keynote address is free, but a donation will be suggested upon entrance. Cost for the coach’s clinic, which will run from 9 a.m. to noon on May 24, is $20.
Information/registration: GSHS lacrosse coach Rick Stevens, 970-379-2752.
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