Cove ISD summer camp season kicks off Monday with volleyball, NCAA Football and power camps
Fri, 2016-06-03 05:00 News Staff
By TJ MAXWELL
It’s that time again when student-athletes walk the halls of their respective schools one last time before donning their robes and walking across the stage as graduates.
For those that remain, the work begins anew.
Such is the case for the next wave of Copperas Cove athletes when the Copperas Cove ISD summer camps kick into gear on Monday.
Cove volleyball head coach Cari Lowery will begin her camp focused on basic fundamentals as well as advanced offensive and defensive strategies. The camp will consist skills and drills with a high level of repetition meant to reinforce fundamentals.
The camp will be held at the high school gym Monday through Thursday with the 8th-9th graders kicking off each morning from 8:30 a.m. through noon while the 6th-7th graders will run from 1-4 p.m. and the 1st-5th grade campers will go from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Coach Lowery and her Lady Dawgs will look to defend their district title when the season commences in August.
Lowery will also be looking for her 700th win in the 2016-17 season. She currently has a 685-221 career coaching record.
The Bulldawg football program will also build for the future beginning on Monday as they host the NCAA Football Camp for campers in grades 1st-6th as the first of several camps designed to teach fundamentals and boost skill and technique. Coaches throughout the Copperas Cove school district will conduct the camps.
The NCAA camp will be held Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. through noon at SC Lee Middle School. On-site registration begins at 7 a.m. Cost of the camp is $65.
The athletic program will also host a power camp for campers in grades 7-9 beginning Monday, led by camp director and defensive coordinator for the football team, Reb Brock.
Session 1 for 7th-8th grade campers will run from 10 a.m. through noon Monday through Thursday with session 2 for freshmen running from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
The power camp will focus on lifting safety and the proper exercise techniques of the various exercises and training methods necessary to help each athlete reduce injury and improve athletic performance both intraining and in competition.
Certified strength training professionals Quentin Posey and James “Bubba” Doherty will assist Brock.
On-site registration begins at 9:30 am at the athletic annex weight room. Cost of the camp is $55.
The football program will also hold their annual Quarterback Camp on June 23-24 and the NFL camp for grades 7-12 to be held August 1-5.
Pre-registration for the NFL camp ends July 29 and pre-register for the quarterback camp June 17th. On-site registration will be available for both camps. Cost for the QB camp is $55 and cost of NFL camp is $65.
Partial scholarships are available for football camps.
Cove continues the camping the following week with the Girls’ Basketball Camp set for June 13-16 at Bulldawg Gymnasium and the Cove Baseball Camp to be held over that same span at the high school ball fields.
The Boys’ Basketball camp, along with both sessions of the Cove Softball Camp will be held June 20-23.
Contact Becky Jewell at 547-4111 for more information on any of the camps.
More information on the future summer camps to come in the Copperas Cove Leader-Press.