Friday, December 26, 2014

Sports briefs: Learn from the best at summer track and field camp


Local youngsters learn the pole vault at a 2013 session of the Davis Community Track and Field Club's summer camp. The 2014 sessions begin June 16. Courtesy photo

From page B8 | June 03, 2014 |

Registration is now open for the Davis Community Track and Field Club’s summer sessions, which begin on Monday, June 16.

Athletes in grades four and up will receive instruction from the Davis High coaching staff — which will be coming off of another extremely successful Blue Devils season — at three two-week sessions. Additional coaching will come from former DHS athletes and NCAA All-Americans.

Sprint, hurdles and field events will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. at DHS’ Brown Stadium, while distance running is done in the evenings at the UCD track at Toomey Field.

For more information and to register, visit

Field hockey camps

The Blue Devil program will put on a free field hockey clinic on Monday, June 16, along with its 2014 field hockey and conditioning camp, which is set for June 25-July 24.

For the clinic, which runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m., athletes must show up with a parent to sign a participation waiver.

All levels of players are welcome at the field hockey and conditioning camp, which runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Brown Stadium.

Instruction, from DHS coaches and several former and current college players, will include field hockey basics and advanced skills; video breakdowns and chalk talks; baseline fitness testing/re-test; flexibility, speed and agility training; and performance evaluation

Included in the cost of $450 is a camp shirt and ball.

For more information, send an email to Devil coach Sandie Marotti-Huckins at

River City Rowing clinic

The River City Rowing Club invites interested people ages 13 and above to a free Learn to Row Day on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On that day at the West Sacramento club, which is located next to the Port of Sacramento, participants will be able to experience rowing on the water and learn how to use a rowing machine the correct way for a great workout.

No experience is necessary; just bring a water bottle, socks, hat, sunscreen and sunglasses, and avoid loose-fitting clothing. For those under 18, a parent will need to be present to sign a waiver.

For more information, visit and click on “events.”

Sports physicals

Athletes in grades 7-12 who plan to participate on junior high or Blue Devil sports teams during the 2014-15 school year can take their required physicals on Saturday at Sutter Family Medicine, 2030 Sutter Place, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

No appointments are necessary and a $20 donation will benefit the DHS athletics department.

For more information, contact athletic secretary Laurie Williams at 530-757-5400, ext. 125.

AquaStarz swimming

The Davis AquaStarz synchronized swimming club is offering a free “Try It” class for interested swimmers on Sunday and a junior class — for kids ages 5 to 10 — beginning Tuesday, June 17.

There is no need to register for the Try It class, which runs from 2 to 3 p.m. at Swim America, 2121 Second St.

The Junior AquaStarz program features classes twice a week at Community Pool running until the club’s annual show on July 11-12.

For more information on either program, send an email to or visit

Boys basketball camp

The Davis High Blue Devil boys basketball camp is set for June 16-19 in the DHS gym, 315 W. 14th St.

A session for players in fourth and fifth grades runs from 8 a.m. to noon, followed by the sixth- through eighth-graders from noon to 4 p.m.

The camp is designed for young hoopsters to learn the fundamentals of the game through drills as well as team and individual competitions. Future Blue Devils can catch a glimpse of what is necessary to play competitive basketball at the next level, while getting to know the program and staff.

The registration fee is $100 and interested families can go to to download a camp flier.

Lacrosse camps

Registration is now open for the Davis Lacrosse Association’s summer boys and girls camps, which are designed for players of all skill levels — grades two through eight — who are interested in developing and refining their playing skills.

Boys beginner and intermediate camps, which cost $135, are June 16-19 and July 14-17 and run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A boys advanced camp is set for Aug. 4-8 from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at a cost of $260.

The girls beginner and intermediate camp, which costs $135, is from 9 a.m. to noon Aug.11-14.

For more information, or to register, visit

UCD basketball camp

The Aggie hoops program will host a four-day summer camp for boys and girls ages 4 to 13, beginning Monday, June 16.

Boys ages 8 to 13 and girls at parents’ discretion can sign up for the Blue Level camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost for that session is $215, or $235 with lunch included.

The younger boys and girls, ages 4 to 7, can register for the Gold Level camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Cost for that session is $110.

For more information, visit

Grace Valley camp

Sign-ups are now being taken for Grace Valley Christian Center’s Sports and Fitness Camp, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 24-27 at the North Davis Elementary School fields, 555 E. 14th St.

This Christian-based camp teaches children to develop movement skills, increase fitness and learn to compete in a positive, team-oriented way.

Children entering kindergarten through ninth grade (as of fall 2014) may participate. The cost is $80 for one camper, with family rates of $150 for two, $210 for three, $260 for four and $300 for five campers from the same family.

For more information, or for applications, contact camp directors Greg Chapla at 530-753-2252 or Bob Bodine at 707-679-1430. Application forms are available on the church website,

Youth volleyball camps

The Davis High volleyball program will host six youth camp sessions this summer, where boys and girls who will be in sixth through eighth grades next year can receive instruction from head coach Julie Crawford and Blue Devil players.

Sessions on July 21, 23 and 25 will make up an All-Skills Camp, while workouts on July 28 and 30 and Aug. 1 are skill-specific.

All sessions are 4 to 6 p.m. at the The Cage.

For more information, visit the Davis High School Athletics page online or email Crawford at



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