Craig Sports Briefs for June 4, 2014: Junior golf begins next week at Yampa Valley GC

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The junior golf program at Yampa Valley Golf Course will begin in early June and is open for registration.

The PGA Sports Academy will be open to all youth golfers, ages 6 to 17, of all skill levels. It will follow a Professional Golf Association curriculum to teach all aspects of the game to the next generation of golfers.

The program will begin June 10 and continue from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday for eight weeks. It will culminate in the Soda Pop Open, a tournament for the youths.

Lunch and snacks will be provided each day of class, and there will be a cookout after the tournament.

YVGC hosted an open house Tuesday, giving kids and parents a chance to meet head pro Bob Mueller and get acquainted with the facilities, but registration is still available until next week.

The cost is $95, and those interested can register at the YVGC pro shop. Contact Mueller at 970-824-3673 or golfshop@yampvalleygolf.com for more information.

Youth volleyball camp starting soon at MCHS

Sara Linsacum will host a youth volleyball camp at Moffat County High School for three days later this month.

The camp will teach all aspects of volleyball, including passing, serving and footwork. Fundamentals will be the focus for campers of all skill levels. The camp is for girls entering first through eighth grades next fall.

First- through third-graders will work from 8 to 9 a.m. June 23 through 25, with camp from 9 to 10 a.m. for fourth- through sixth-graders and 10 a.m. to noon for seventh- and eighth-graders.

For more information or to register, call Linsacum at 970-819-7434.

Free summer soccer camp at Sawer Soccer Park

Bill Sawer will host a free youth summer soccer camp and league at his fields throughout the summer.

The camp has weekly practices for beginners and more advanced players, along with a refereed game each Wednesday. Sawer said he designed the schedule so players could participate in Craig Parks and Recreation games on the other days of the week and still take part in the weekly games at his park.

Practices for beginners ages 10 and younger are from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Sawer Soccer Park on West First Street. The advanced practice for players ages 14 and younger are at the same time Thursdays. Players can show up whenever they want.

Players are encouraged to bring shinguards but no soccer cleats. Sawer has extra equipment available to use for those without shinguards.

Youth basketball camp coming up at MCHS

Moffat County High School will host a new youth basketball camp this summer.

The Progressive Basketball Academy will be in Craig from June 12 through 14 to host a Fun with Fundamentals Skill Camp for boys and girls basketball players entering second through ninth grades.

The camp is directed by longtime college coach Mike Moskowitz and will help young players develop “fundamental skill and love for the game,” according to the camp’s website.

The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. all three days and costs $120. Some of the proceeds will go toward the MCHS basketball program. To register, visit http://abcsportscamps.com/progressive. Call Eric Hamilton at 970-629-3627 or Moskowitz at 605-354-1825 with questions.

Sign-ups open for summer water aerobics session

Craig Parks and Recreation is taking registration for the next session of water aerobics at the Craig Swimming Complex this summer.

Water aerobics offers a low-resistance method of exercise and can improve fitness and flexibility without over-working joints. During the summer, shallow-water and deep-water classes will be offered. Shallow classes will be from noon to 1 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Deep water will be at the same times Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes run through Aug. 14. The fee for one session is $50 or $90 for both sets of classes, or people can drop in to individual classes for $4. For more information, call Parks and Rec at 970-826-2029.

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