Sports Briefs for June 15, 2012: 1st ever football camp offered at MCHS next week

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Due to new rules created by the Colorado High School Activities Association, Moffat County High School this year is hosting an extra full-contact football camp for the first time.

In the past, teams could only do one full-contact camp over the summer before practice started, and most teams, including MCHS, elected to go to camps at colleges. MCHS will have camp at Colorado State University-Pueblo June 24-27, but that will be after its weeklong camp at the high school next Monday through Friday.

Head coach Kip Hafey said the camp will be valuable because it will give the players a chance to ease into the contact and help avoid injuries. In the past, they headed to camp and were immediately hitting each other. This year, more days of camp will mean more days of getting ready for the full contact.

The camp is free and open to all 9th through 12th graders, and is recommended for anyone interested in playing football in the fall. It will focus on both team play and individual positions.

It begins Monday with equipment check at 5 p.m.

Boys basketball coach to host camp for elementary and middle school students

Moffat County High School boys basketball coach Eric Hamilton will host a basketball mini-camp for boys in grades 4-8 from June 25-27 at the high school.

The camp will go from 10 a.m. to noon each day. Anyone wanting to attend can register through the 25th. Pre-registration will cost $35, while day-of will be $45.

MCHS coaches, alumni and varsity players will help out, Hamilton said. Attendants can expect to work on fundamentals, individual skills like ball-handling and learning team play as well.

“We want the kids to get excited about Moffat County basketball and have them playing the game the right way,” Hamilton said.

Each camper will receive a Bulldogs t-shirt.

Registration forms can be picked up at Mountain West Insurance, 100 East Victory Way. Call Hamilton at 826-4468 for details or information about registration.

Youth Hockey looking for coaches to travel with team

The Craig Youth Hockey Association is looking for volunteer coaches to travel with the team. Each age group needs volunteers: 9 to 10 “squirt” division, 11 to 12 “peewees,” 13 to 14 “bantams” and 15 to 18 “midgets.”

The hockey association is available to help children and teenagers who want to learn to play the sport, whether it’s learning how to skate or basics on how the game is played. The program, gearing up for its second year of operation, serves children from ages 5 to 18.

Anyone interested in being involved with coaching should contact Rick Villa, CYHA Director of Coaches, at 824-6627 or 629-9367 to volunteer.

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