Another busy summer of sport programming is right around the corner for youth interested in basketball, soccer and volleyball.
The annual Bobcats Summer Sports Camps will be held at the Brandon University Healthy Living Centre and the HLC Field and promise to provide a great way for kids to keep busy and develop their skills over the summer break.
The goal of all Bobcats Summer Sport Camps is to provide youth with the opportunity to advance in their sport of choice in a fun environment.
BOYS BASKETBALL CAMP
The boys' basketball camp focuses on skill development and game play in sessions led by the coaches and athletes on the Bobcat men's basketball team.
How to run an offensive system, how to run a defence, and advanced individual skills will be covered, while promoting the basics of the game of basketball – dribbling, shooting, and passing.
The camp runs July 25-29 from 9 am to 4 pm with an hour lunch break at noon.
The cost to register is $200. All participants will receive a Bobcat basketball t-shirt.
GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP
The girls' basketball camp is for students in grades 5-12 and includes a full day of skills, drills and games.
The participants will take part in various activities aimed at improving their abilities and each day features game situations to put new those new skills to good use.
The lessons and drills will be tailored to each student's level of skill and ability, so that each participant gets dynamic instruction and demonstration on how to properly execute basketball skills.
The girls basketball camp is scheduled from August 8-12 and runs 9 am to 4 pm with an hour break for lunch at 12 pm.
The cost to register is $200 for the week and includes a Bobcat basketball t-shirt.
GENERAL VOLLEYBALL CAMP
A full-day of skills, drills and games will be offered with the participants taking part in various activities aimed at improving their overall abilities.
Game situations will be offered each day, allowing the participants to put the new techniques that they have learned to good use.
The camp is for all ages and levels of experience and is aimed at improving participant's ability in volleyball while learning more advanced parts of the game.
The camp is open to students in grades 5-8 and runs August 2-5 with no session on August 1 with the Healthy Living Centre closed for the civic holiday.
The camp starts at 9 am and wraps up at 4 pm with an hour lunch break at noon.
The registration fee is $160 and all participants receive a camp t-shirt.
VOLLEYBALL SKILLS SESSIONS
The skills sessions' cover all the bases with students getting instruction and demonstration on how to execute a skill and then put it into practice.
Position players can focus on improving a specific area of the game in a focused, dynamic setting, or take part in all of the sessions to develop their overall abilities.
The skills schedule is Monday – Attacking; Tuesday – Defence; Wednesday – Blocking; Thursday – Serve Reception; Friday – Serving.
Individual sessions are $25 each, or participants can sign up for the whole week at $100.
The sessions run August 15-19 in the HLC from 9 am to 11:30 am.
JUNIOR VARSITY ELITE VOLLEYBALL CAMP
This camp is geared towards students in grades 8-10 and offers students the chance to hone their skills as they enter the school season.
Participants will get the chance to train with and compete against the best in the region while receiving instruction from Bobcat athletes and coaches.
The junior varsity elite camps run August 15-19 from 1 pm-3:30 pm and registration cost is $115.
SENIOR VARSITY ELITE VOLLEYBALL CAMP
This camp offers specialized training for club, senior varsity and provincial team members in grades 11 and 12.
Participants will gear up for the upcoming high school season by training with and competing against the best in our region, while getting advise from Bobcat student-athletes and coaches.
The camp runs August 15-19 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm and cost is $115 per participant.
Bobcat soccer camps run August 22-26 (ages 4-13) and August 29-September 2 (ages 14 and up) with participants developing foot skills, tactical approaches to defence and offence, and 1-on-1 skills. Each day will offer game situations to put those new techniques to use.
The camp is co-ed and arranged into three age groups:
- 4-6 year olds
- 7-13 year olds
- 14 years old and up
Coaches will adapt sessions to the players' skill levels so that they are challenging yet fun.
The 4-6 year olds camp will be morning sessions from 9 am to 12 pm. Focus will be on playful learning with a lot of time with a ball at their feet. Emphasis will be on individual skill development and enjoyment.
The 7-13 year old sessions will feature three options – mornings (9 am to 12 pm), afternoons (1 pm to 4 pm) or full day (9 am – 4 pm with an hour lunch break). Focus is on skill development, confidence with the ball in all aspects of the game, and beginning to apply tactical thinking to the fluid conditions of game play.
The session for camper's 14-years-old and up is scheduled to run August 29 to September 2 from 6 pm – 8 pm. Focus is on ball confidence, foot skill mastery, tactical development both individually and in groups, and on 1-on-1 situations.
The cost to register for a half-day camp is $100 or $200 for a full day with the camps taking place outdoors at the HLC Field.
All participants are asked to pre-register at the Customer Service Desk of the Healthy Living Centre or online. If you are registering online and you are a new customer to the Healthy Living Centre, you will need to create a new account.
All major forms of payment (cash, cheque, credit, debit) can be processed at the facility.
All participants are asked to bring proper attire and footwear for each day of the camp, as well as a re-fillable water bottle.
*Refunds are available up to seven days prior to the start of camp, minus a $15 administration fee.
Brandon University Athletics
270 18th Street
Brandon, MB R7A 6A9
P: (204) 727-7375
F: (204) 727-6906