Summer sport camps bring skills, sweat to Macomb County

This blog is the second in a series exploring local day camps available in Macomb County this summer. For a complete listing, visit our newest resource: Day Camp Fun in Macomb.

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Leave the video games behind and jump into summer with Macomb Community College’s Summer Sports Camps 2017. Stretch your legs and sharpen your skills in basketball or volleyball on Macomb’s championship courts.

Students entering fifth through eighth grade can improve their basic volleyball skills during the Middle School Volleyball Camp. This camp focuses on fundamental skill development, teaching the students serving, setting and attacking with individual and team contests and tournament play.

High school students have two camps to choose from. The High School Volleyball Camp focuses on technique and skill development and will help participants improve their skills to the varsity level with instruction in attacking, serve receive and defense, ball control and more. Students must be in grades nine through 12.

If your student is interested in developing individual positioning, Macomb’s Position Camp is for them. Students eighth through 12th grade will learn attacking, setting and other crucial skills.

ServeAll three volleyball camps run from July 24-27. For more information, contact Camp Director and Macomb Volleyball Head Coach Irick Gardner at (248) 318.6571 or by email at gardneri99@macomb.edu. You can also download the volleyball camps brochure here.

If basketball is more your thing, Macomb hasn’t forgotten about you. The Macomb Metro D Basketball Camp offers separate boys and girls camps in three divisions: Big Ten Division, ages 8-11; College Division, ages 12-13; and the NBA Division, ages 14-17. Each camp includes a combination of individual skill training and competitive team games with numerous awards, contests and tournaments. The Big Ten Division focuses on basic offensive and defensive skills learned through drills and game environments. The emphasis is on learning enjoyment of the sport and knowledge of the game. In the College Division camp, team concepts are introduced. In the NBA Division, fast-paced motion with highly-skilled and competitive station drills focuses on total-team offensive and defensive play. Techniques learned can immediately increase each player’s game effectiveness. The camps run July 10-14.

For more information on the basketball camps, contact Jay Ritchie at (586) 206-4110 or email him at ritchiej@macomb.edu. Download the basketball camp brochure here.

All of the coaches for both the volleyball and basketball camps are hand-picked by Macomb College staff and include many of the area’s finest college and high school experts. The coaches pride themselves on being able to provide each camper with individual attention as they focus on skill enhancement, game strategies and team building.

To register for these camps, contact Records and Registration at (586) 445-7999 or by email at records@macomb.edu.

Sean M. Patrick is the manager of media relations at Macomb Community College.

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