Craig Sports Briefs for June 8, 2013: MCHS coaches, players hosting basketball mini-camp

MCHS annual youth basketball mini-camp starts next week

Moffat County High School basketball coach Eric Hamilton will put on his annual youth basketball mini-camp next week.

The camp will go from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Wednesday next week in the MCHS gym. It’s open to all boys in grades four through eight.

The camp will focus on developing fundamental basketball skills and will be led by the high school coaches and players, Hamilton said. The cost is $35 for pre-registration and $40 at the door Monday morning. It will include shorts and a t-shirt.

Registration forms can be picked up at Mountain West Insurance, 100 E. Victory Way. For more information, contact Hamilton at 970-826-4468.

Swimming lessons coming up at Craig pool

Craig Parks and Recreation is hosting swimming lessons for toddlers all the way up to more experienced swimmers beginning June 17.

The lessons, depending on the level of swimming being taught, will show children everything from the basics of water safety and floating through developing swimming strength. For toddler lessons, parents must be there to be in the water with their children.

The first session of swim lessons will begin June 17 with classes Monday through Friday throughout the day, depending on the class level. In the second week, classes will be Monday through Wednesday at the same time.

Registration for the first session ends Monday. In order to participate, all children must have a medical consent form filled and returned to Parks and Recreation by then.

Water aerobics classes at city pool for the summer

Residents looking to get a unique kind of exercise can attend water aerobics in either shallow or deep water this summer.

Water aerobics offer a low-impact form of exercise, making it easier on bones and joints while still offering resistance to improve fitness and flexibility.

The classes run from June 3 through Aug. 15 and will be at the Craig Swimming Complex, 605 Washington St. Shallow water classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays during the summer from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Deep water will be Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same times.

Those interested can sign up for an entire session ($45), both sessions ($80) or choose to attend individual classes, which will cost $4 each. For more information, call Craig Parks and Recreation at 970-826-2029.

Youth Volleyball camp in Craig at Moffat County High School

A volleyball camp for girls entering first through eighth-grade will take place at Moffat County High School June 17 through 19.

The camp will focus on all aspects of the game with a focus on the fundamental skills of volleyball. It is open to players of all skill levels and will allow for development of brand new and more experienced players.

First-grade girls will have camp from 8 to 9 a.m., with second, third and fourth-graders each taking an hour afterward. Fifth and sixth-graders will be from 1 to 3 p.m., and seventh and eighth-graders will finish each day from 3 to 5 p.m.

The June 3 registration deadline has passed, but signups will still be accepted with an additional $10 charge. The camp now costs $50. Money and forms can be mailed or dropped off to Sara Linsacum, 585 Taylor St. For more information, Linsacum can be reached by e-mail at sara.linsacum@moffatsd.org or at 970-819-7434.

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