Eight CMU Sports Hosting Camps in June

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan athletics will be hosting a series of camps throughout the month June, featuring eight sports with guidance from the Chippewas’ coaching staffs. Registration for all camps is open and space is limited.

Coach Steve Jaksa welcomes campers to register for the 2013 Baseball Camps. The summer’s first camp at Theunissen Stadium will be the Grand Slam Camp from June 23-25. This camp allows players to compete in competitive scrimmages featuring some of the most talented players in the state. The Little League Day Camp, teaching younger players the fundamentals of offense and defense while playing in actual games, is scheduled for June 24-26.

Boys Basketball
The men’s basketball program will be putting on three camps in June. The Elite Camp from June 17-19 puts an emphasis on competition and instructs campers in a college practice atmosphere. The Day Camp, June 24-27, is designed for younger players and focuses on fundamental skills. The final camp of the month hosted by head coach Keno Davis and his staff is the Team Camp from June 29-30. This camp offers opportunities for team-building and high-level competition.

Girls Basketball
The 2013 Mid-American Conference Champion women’s basketball coaching staff welcomes players to register for the Elite camp on June 15. This camp is fast-paced and gives campers an opportunity to compete against high-level competition. The Position & Father/Daughter Camp, which is scheduled for June 16, separates players by position and focuses on specific, in-depth instruction for the campers’ primary position. Campers may attend with their dad. The final women’s basketball camp of the summer is the Team Camp from June 21-23. Teams compete in different divisions in seven, top-quality officiated, games.

Head coach Dan Enos and the Central Michigan football staff will sponsor a total of seven camps this June. The first camp of the summer will be on June 9 and offers instruction in physical testing and overall football technique. On June 16, the Chippewas will host a Punting, Kicking and Long Snapping Camp. This one-day course focuses on the development of skills and techniques for kicking, punting, long snapping and ball holding for field goals and extra points. The High School/Individual Team Camp will be June 16-18. A uniquely formatted program allows individuals and team members from the same school to enhance their skills together. The Youth Camp from June 19-20 is targeted to teach the fundamentals of the game in their most basic form. The final day of football camps for the summer is on June 21, when Coach Enos and his staff will host the 7-v-7 and Big Man Camps. While the skill players compete in a 7-v-7 tournament, linemen can train in a separate group, learning techniques in run blocking and pass protection.

Nine-time MAC Coach of the Year Jerry Reighard will host a gymnastics camp this summer from June 23-27. Participants receive specialized instruction each day in addition to strength and flexibility conditioning in the Chippewas' 11,000-square-foot gymnastics facility.

The soccer program and its new coaching staff, led by head coach Peter McGahey, will have two sessions of camps this summer. The first session, from June 17-19, features three divisions of camps. The 'Micro-Chips' Soccer Academy, open for grades K-2nd, focuses on developmental skills. The Advanced Chippewa Academy, for kids in 3rd-6th grades, is a half-day session each day that emphasizes position-specific development and tactical decision-making. The Elite Chippewa Academy is for 7th and 8th grades and will develop position-specific skills and empower players to be active problem solvers while in a challenging, highly competitive environment.

The 2013 MAC Tournament Champion Softball Program and Hall of Fame Coach Margo Jonker welcomes players for two camps this month. The Individual Skill Development Camp on June 25 features in-depth skill development for both position-specific defense and offense. On June 26, the Chippewa Challenge High Intensity Camp will allow campers to go through a day as a Central Michigan softball player. Participants will go through strength and conditioning, multiple practice sessions and game-play opportunities with current Chippewa players.

From June 23-26, wrestling head coach Tom Borrelli and his staff will host the Individual Technique Camp, providing 10 two-hour sessions of individual instruction and multiple athlete choice sessions. The second camp of June, the High Intensity Camp, is June 23-28. This camp is structured to allow participants to experience what it is like to be a part of the nationally ranked Chippewa wrestling program. Campers can expect early morning conditioning, intense competition, daily technique and analysis, structured drilling and combative wrestling, and training with current Central Michigan wrestlers.

For additional information about all camps and to register today, please visit our camps and clinics page

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