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U. of Rio Grande Summer Camps

RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande Athletic Department has announced its 2016 Summer Camp schedule. Camps will be conducted throughout the months of June and July on the URG campus.

The schedules, broken down by individual sports, are as follows:

MEN’S BASKETBALL: The University of Rio Grande men’s basketball program has announced its 2016 summer camp schedule.

The RedStorm will host a Shooting Camp for boys and girls, age 8-18, on Wednesday, June 8, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $40.

A Point Guard Camp for boys and girls age 12-18 is set for Saturday, June 11, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $40.

The Little Storm Day Camp is scheduled for June 14-16, from 10 a.m.-noon p.m. each day, at the Lyne Center on the URG campus. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 6-9, and the cost is $60.

The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game and will be conducted by Rio Grande head coach Ken French, his staff and current players.

The highlight of the camp schedule is the annual Hard Work Camp, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 19-Friday, June 24. The individual camp is for boys only, age 10-16.

Cost is $200 for commuters and $285 for overnight campers. Fees include lodging, meals, awards, a reversible camp jersey and a camp t-shirt.

The camp emphasizes offensive and defensive fundamentals, team play and work ethic. It also features “The Triple”, the only triple-elimination tournament in the country, which begins around noon on the 26th and concludes in the early morning hours of the 24th.

The awards ceremony, in which parents are encouraged to attend, is scheduled for Friday, June 24, from 9:30-11 a.m., and will conclude the camp.

Online registration for all of the camps is available through the men’s basketball link on the school’s athletic website, www.rioredstorm.com. Registration forms are also available in the lobby of the Lyne Center during regular business hours.

Registration forms should be mailed to Rio Grande Men’s Basketball, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674. Checks should be made payable to Big Red Basketball Camp.

For more information, contact French at 740-245-7294, 1-800-282-7201 (ext. 7294), or send e-mail to kfrench@rio.edu.

SOFTBALL: The University of Rio Grande’s 2016 Softball Elite Summer Camp is scheduled for June 13-16 at Rio Softball Park.

Check in is scheduled for Monday, June 13, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., in the lobby of the Lyne Center on the URG campus. Check out is set for Thursday, June 16, at 2 p.m.

The overnight instructional camp, which is open to girls age 13-18, costs $250 for overnight campers and $200 for commuters. A sibling discount of $25 is also available. The fee includes lodging, meals, a certificate of participation and a t-shirt.

Campers will need to bring a bat, glove, cleats and a helmet. Catchers should also bring catching gear. Sliding shorts and warm clothing — in the event of rain — are also suggested.

There will also be a camp store featuring various items for sale each day.

Rio Grande head coach Chris Hammond, who guided the RedStorm to a single-season school record 41 wins and a second straight NAIA National Tournament berth earlier this year, will be the camp director. URG softball players will be coaching, training and instructing, along with members of the Rio coaching staff and guest high school coaches.

Online registration and camp brochures are available through the softball link on the school’s athletic website, www.rioredstorm.com.

Registration forms should be mailed to University of Rio Grande Softball, 218 North College Avenue, Rio Grande, OH 45674. Checks should be made payable to University of Rio Grande Softball.

For more information, contact Hammond at 740-245-7490, 1-800-282-7201, or e-mail chammond@rio.edu.

VOLLEYBALL: The University of Rio Grande will host its 2016 Summer Volleyball Camp, June 26-28, at the Lyne Center on the URG campus.

The camp is open to girls in grades 5-12.

Campers will receive instruction in fundamentals and various drills from a staff that will include a former All-American, as well as All-Ohio and Player of the Year honorees and NAIA national leaders in their area of specialty.

Campers will also be divided into teams for tournament play to conclude the camp.

Cost is $200 per camper, which includes overnight lodging, meals and awards.

Registration forms and a camp schedule is available on the volleyball link of the school’s athletic website, www.rioredstorm.com.

Registration forms and a $100 deposit should be mailed to URG head coach Billina Donaldson, 1264 Borland Rd., Ray, OH 45672. Checks should be made payable to Billina Donaldson.

For questions or concerns, call Donaldson at 740-988-6497.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: The University of Rio Grande’s 2016 Women’s Basketball Camp is scheduled for July 10-13 at the Lyne Center on the URG campus.

The overnight instructional camp is open to girls in grades 4-12. Cost is $285 per camper, which includes lodging, meals, a certificate of participation and a t-shirt.

Campers will also receive 24-hour supervision from coaches and counselors; lecture/discussion groups and film sessions; daily instruction on shooting, ball-handling, post play and defense; and use of the school’s swimming pool.

There will also be a camp store featuring drinks, snacks, pizza and Rio Grande apparel for sale each day.

Veteran Rio Grande women’s basketball head coach David Smalley, who ranks among the top 10 coaches on the active wins list with more than 450, will be the camp director.

Online registration is available through the women’s basketball link on the school’s athletic website, www.rioredstorm.com. Registration forms are available in the lobby of the Lyne Center during regular business hours.

Registration forms should be mailed to David Smalley, Rio Grande Women’s Basketball Camp, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674. Checks should be made payable to Women’s Basketball Camp.

For more information, contact Smalley at 740-245-7491, 1-800-282-7201, or e-mail dsmalley@rio.edu.

MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SOCCER: The University of Rio Grande soccer programs have announced their 2016 summer camp schedule.

A team camp for girls’ high school squads is planned for July 10-13, with a boys’ high school team camp slated for July 17-21. Cost for the girls’ camp is $270, while the boys’ camp has a fee of $305.

Fees for the residential camps include lodging, meals, training sessions and tournament play.

Camp directors are URG men’s soccer head coach Scott Morrissey and women’s soccer head coach Tony Daniels.

The camp brochure is available on both the men’s soccer and women’s soccer links of the school’s athletic website, www.rioredstorm.com. Online registration and payment is available at www.rioredstormsoccercamps.com.

Registration forms should be mailed to URG Lyne Center, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674. Checks should be made payable to Scott Morrissey.

For more information, contact Morrissey at 740-245-7126, 740-645-6438 or e-mail scottm@rio.edu; or Daniels at 740-245-7493, 740-645-0377 or e-mail tdaniels@rio.edu.