By University Relations Staff
NEWPORT, R.I. - Summer is in full swing at Salve Regina. In addition to the Gordon Research Conferences and Newport Music Festival performances, several sports camps for young athletes are planned for the summer months, in sports ranging from lacrosse and field hockey to basketball and squash.
The GameBreaker Lacrosse Camp for girls aged 8-18 focuses on giving each camper individual attention to enhance their personal improvement. Attendees will leave camp with better individual skills - from stick handling to shooting to defending. The cost of the program is $595 for overnight stays and $475 for extended days. The camp will be directed by former Yale University assistant coach Clarissa Clarke and Fairfield University assistant coach Laura Field. For more information, visit the camp's website.
The Seahawk Women's Basketball Camp for girls aged 8-15 will provide individual instruction while integrating team concepts utilizing fundamental drills, hands-on lectures, skill contests and full-court games. The camp will be directed by Cori Hughes, who concluded her fifth season at the helm of Salve Regina's women's basketball program in 2012. The cost of the program is $225. Click here for more information.
The NFL's High School Player Development program addresses challenges facing high school football programs across the country, primarily in underserved communities. Salve Regina football, the NFL and the National Guard will provide this free resource for both high school players and coaches. Staffed by experienced and prominent coaches from colleges and universities across the Northeast, the program will emphasize football fundamentals in addition to character and life skill development. Click here for more information.
The Talbott Squash Academy offers boys and girls aged 13-17 the opportunity to train in a nurturing environment with the finest assemblage of coaches in the world. On-court work will include individual and group instruction, drills, video analysis and match play, while off-court training is composed of aerobic and anaerobic exercise, weight training, stretching, circuit training, plyometrics and a variety of fun games. The cost of the program is $1,675. The sessions will be conducted by Mark Talbott, head coach of the Stanford University squash teams. For more information, visit the academy's website.
The Revolution Field Hockey Camp for girls aged 10-18 provides challenging training sessions designed to develop each camper's mental and physical endurance. From stick handling to shooting to defending, athletes will leave camp with a greater sense of what it takes to be at the top of their game. The cost of the program is $545 for overnight stays and $445 for extended days. The camp will be directed by Salve Regina head coach Jennifer Foster and Merrimack College head coach Anne Rounce. For more information, visit the camp's website.
July 30 to Aug. 3
The Celtics Basketball Camp for boys and girls aged 10-18 provides the ultimate in competition and instruction and is designed to improve skills before the school season. Campers receive specialized individual attention to ensure they develop their total game. The cost of the program is $460. For more information, visit the camp's website.
The Seahawk Men's Basketball Camp for boys in grades 8-12 will give athletes the opportunity to learn more about Salve Regina and engage in the proper fundamentals of the game of basketball while maximizing their enjoyment. Camp participants will receive individual instruction from a qualified coach. The camp will be directed by Sean Foster, who is entering his 11th season as head men's basketball coach at Salve Regina. The cost of the program is $75. Click here for more information.