Many opportunities for sports instruction in northern suburbs
The Pine-Richland field hockey summer camps are offering some educational fun for girls in grades first through 12th as of the fall 2013.
The camp will be held at the Pine-Richland High School Stadium on Thursday's June 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1
Grades one to six should report at 6 p.m. and grades seven through 12 should report at 7 p.m.
Each session is an hour, and open play runs from 8 p.m. until dark.
The cost is $70 and players can register at www.pryc.org.
P-R Tennis Camp
Pine-Richlnd head tennis coach Janet Chappell is offering some tennis camps for players in grades one through 12 as of the fall of 2013.
The camps will be held at the Pine-Richland High school courts.
Session 1 runs from June 17 to 21, from 10 a.m. to noon for all ages and levels of ability.
Session 2 runs from July 15 to 19, from 10 a.m. to noon for beginners and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for advanced players
Session 3 runs from Aug. 5 to 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for all ages and levels.
The camps are $90 and to register visit www.pryc.org.
In its 18th year, the Eric Kasperowicz Football Camp is taking registration for the 2013 session.
The camp runs from June 17 through 20 and stresses the fundamentals of offense and defense, while giving players experience at all positions.
Kasperowicz's camp also features prominent guest speakers, a punt, pass and kick contest, NFL combine testing and the famous razzle-dazzle football game where every player touches the ball.
Instruction will take place at the Pine-Richland football stadium and instruction is given by Kasperowicz himself, as well as his staff and former players. The camp is non-contact.
Play Like a Royal
The Vincentian Royals boys basketball team has won two of the past three WPIAL Class A championships. In an effort to teach the youth of the community how to play like a champion, Vincentian coach George Yokitis, his staff and players are hosting their annual camp running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17-21 for kids in grades four through nine as of the 2013-14 school year.
Yokitis preaches hard work, sportsmanship, fast-paced transition basketball with an emphasis on ball handling, passing, 3-point shooting and defensive pressure.
These traits helped the Royals win 75 of 84 games in the past three seasons, take the section title via sweep this season and lead the WPIAL with an average of 84 points.
The cost of the camp is $95, but those who register by May 17 receive a $5 discount. If six campers register together by May 17, each will receive a $10 discount. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt and basketball. Proceeds benefit the Vincentian boys basketball program.
There is a lunch canteen for campers wishing to purchase a lunch (pizza, hot dogs and walking tacos are among the foods offered), or campers may bring their own lunch. Prizes are awarded for individual and team awards. Campers will be eligible for drawings for Pitt basketball and Penguins tickets.
For details or to register, e-mail Coach Yokitis at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-370-0545.
Registration will begin on May 19 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and May 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Shaler Middle School Cafeteria.
For details, visit www.leaguelineup.com/shalercubs.
The cost for football players is $150., cheerleaders $75 and $50 for instructional football.
Alper's Football Camp
Tom Alper's Elite Football Camp will have a camp at Blairsville High School on June 1 for quarterbacks, receivers and lineman.
The camp will be from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to players in grades 7-12.
For more information, call 412-901-8096 or check the camp website at www.tomalperselitefootballcamp.com.
The North Hills Junior Golf Academy is taking sign ups for its summer golf program. Classes begin May 7th for boys and girls ages 6-14.
All one-hour classes are held at the North Park Par 3 course for six or 10 weeks throughout the summer.
Golfers enjoy group lessons on the fundamentals of the game while playing the course. Log on tomore information or call Mike at 412-848-7576.
Hampton flag football
The annual Hampton summer flag football league will begin June 25 and run through July 30 with games every Tuesday at Fridley Field. Players in the third through sixth grades as of the fall of 2013 are eligible to play. The activity, directed by Jacque DeMatteo, begins at 10:30 a.m. and runs until noon.
The objective is to learn basic fundamental skills for each position in a flag football format. Opportunities to punt, pass and kick will be provided.
Hampton football players will be on hand to help with instruction. There will be 30 minutes of instruction and 45 minutes of game action. Players are asked to bring a water bottle, as water will be provided, and wear workout clothes and athletic shoes or cleats.
The cost is $60 for six sessions or $10 at each session. Checks can be made payable to Hampton Football and can be mailed to Hampton High School, C/O Jacque DeMatteo, 2929 McCauley Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. For details, contact DeMatteo at email@example.com or 412-491-2359.
Hunt hockey camp
The Jamie Hunt hockey development camps are scheduled to begin at the Balderunners in Warrendale.
The camps will run May 10-12; June 14-16 and July 26-28.
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See your camp information in the Pine Creek Journal.
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