Sports camps will get started soon

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By The Staff

The return of summer means the return of summer sports camps around Los Alamos County.
Just days after the school year ends in the area, two camps will open up, ’Topper Soccer School and the Los Alamos Tennis Clinic.
Both camps, which are designed for youth of all abilities, begin Monday. Today is the registration deadline for the first session of ’Topper Soccer School.
Following those camps are football, girls soccer and all-sports camps later this summer.
The ’Topper Soccer School, one of the most prominent local camps for youth, is split into two sessions. Following the first session, which concludes June 7, a second session is set to start June 17.
The first session will be at Urban Park and the second session will be in White Rock. All boys and girls ages 3-9 can take part.
Deadline for the second session is June 10 for those interested in participating.
The following week marks the Los Alamos Tennis Clinic.
That camp, which runs from June 10-14, is also for boys and girls between the ages of 6-15. For those between the ages of 6-10, United States Tennis Association QuickStart training methods will be employed.
Both the tennis clinic and the soccer school are hosted by members of the Los Alamos High School players and the coaching staff of those sports.
LAHS athletes and coaches will also be present for a football and girls soccer camp.
The ’Topper Youth Football Camp is set for July 8-11 at Sullivan Field, while the Girls High School Soccer Workshop will begin Aug. 5. Also, boys and girls can participate in the 2013 RUSH Soccer Camp which begins July 29.
The ’Topper Youth Football Camp is for players entering grades 4-8. Hilltopper head coach Garett Williams said the camp is geared toward teaching players proper and safe techniques for playing football.
The RUSH Soccer Camp is held in connection with New Mexico RUSH club soccer team based in Albuquerque and is for both boys and girls.
The Soccer Workshop is set up primarily for girls interested in trying out for the LAHS girls soccer team for the fall 2013 season but any girls in grade 4-8 may attend. Deadline for registration for that camp is July 30.
For those kids who want to try a little of everything this summer, they also have some options.
The Family YMCA of Los Alamos has several options available, the first being a flag football clinic starting June 10. In July, several camps, including UK Soccer, wrestling, basketball and volleyball are available.
Also starting June 10, PE teacher Justin Black will hold a basketball skills clinic and a summer PE course. The basketball skills clinic, which has a second session June 17, is for any interested participant in third grade or above.

Camp Information

’Topper Soccer School


Marsha Parker, 672-1558 or pkrmass1@byu.net


Los Alamos Tennis Clinic


Lloyd Wilton, 660-5714, or Bruce Cottrell, 660-1440


RUSH Soccer Camp


Steve Kraemer, 505-417-5214 or steve.kraemer@gmail.com


Girls High School Soccer Workshop


Ruth Ann Neal, rapn@lanl.gov or jbneal@msn.com


Summer PE/Basketball skills clinic


Justin Black, 505-716-1149 or j.black@laschools.net.


YMCA summer camps


662-3100 or laymca.org