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Westfield Area Y Sports Camps Keep Children Active this Summer

Christine Alger

Friday, June 6, 2014 • 1:25pm

Let the Y help keep your child active this summer at one of the new or advanced sports camps available for children in grades 4-8.

New this summer is Ultimate Frisbee camp!  This camp is perfect for children in grades 4-10.  The camp is devoted to one of the fastest growing sports in the country!  Ultimate Frisbee combines the non-stop action of soccer and the aerial passing of football in a fast-paced yet elegant flow. Beginners (grades 4-7) learn the basics at the half-day session. Experienced players can join the full-day intermediate/advanced (grades 6-10) to enhance skills and learn strategies for competitive play preparation for the school year.  The intermediate/advanced session also includes recreational swim and other camp activities. 

Children in grades 5-8 can enjoy the new Cross Country Clinic.  USATF certified coaches will work with campers of all experience levels.  Activities include:  Speed and endurance runs, plyometrics, dynamic stretching and fun team-oriented games.  Athletes learn strategy, goal setting and mental preparation tools for competition.  Strength, flexibility and injury prevention routines are included in the day.  Each athlete will receive a video analysis of his/her running form and biomechanics.  

Advanced Skills Basketball sports camp is great for experienced players in grades 5-8.  Campers will develop a better understanding of the game and participate in all aspects of the sport including defensive skills, proper shooting form, speed, agility and advanced-level play strategies.

Advanced Soccer sports camp is perfect for experienced players in grades 6-8.  The camp addresses key technical and tactical areas of player development.  Athletes will focus on ball mastery, foot skills, speed and agility training, combining units of the field while developing a knowledge and love of the game.

Don’t delay, register and keep your child active today.  Please visit www.westfieldynj.org for more information and for a complete 2014 summer camp brochure.   

The Y is the nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Visit www.westfieldynj.org to learn more about Westfield Area Y programs. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.

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