BY KRISTI FISH | MIRROR REPORTER — The Maumee Athletic Department has opened registration for several summer camps for Maumee students of all ages.
The camps will bring future and current high school athletes together with current MHS coaches.
“The summer camps through our Maumee Athletic Department are used as an opportunity to give back, serve our community and build interest in our programs,” said Maumee athletic director Cam Coutcher. “We teach fundamentals and provide the youth with a fun atmosphere to spend time with our players and coaches.”
Coutcher said the coaches and Maumee High School athletes who help run the camps are excited to meet with future MHS Panthers.
Together, the children and athletic staff will learn more about each other and the students can gauge interests in particular sports.
“Building relationships is the key to creating an environment people want to be a part of,” Coutcher explained. “Our players and coaches feel rewarded when the camps are over and the kids who participate are excited about Maumee athletics. It’s a win-win.”
Seven different camps are offered, including basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer and volleyball, with sign-up forms located on the website at www.maumee.k12.oh.us/flyer_central/.
On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 6-8, a girls basketball camp will be offered from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and a boys basketball camp will be offered from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The camps are open to incoming students in grades 3-8 and will be held at Maumee High School at 1147 Saco St.
Campers will need nonmarking-soled gym shoes, gym shorts, a T-shirt and a water bottle.
For questions regarding girls basketball, families can contact head coach Rafael Soler at firstname.lastname@example.org and boys basketball camp attendees can contact head coach Ryan Osier at email@example.com. The deadline to secure a T-shirt for the camp is Monday, May 15 and the cost is $25.00.
A one-day football camp will be held on Wednesday, June 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Kazmaier Stadium for boys and girls entering kindergarten through fourth grade.
Campers will need cleats or athletic shoes – metal cleats are not permitted – and must bring a water bottle and towel. The deadline to register to receive a T-shirt for the camp is Monday, May 15, and the cost is $30.00. Questions can be directed to head coach Evan Karchner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another one-day football camp will be held on Friday, June 30 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Kazmaier Stadium for students entering fifth through eighth grade.
Campers will need cleats or athletic shoes – metal cleats are not permitted – and must bring a water bottle and towel. The deadline to register to receive a T-shirt for the camp is Monday, May 15 and the cost is $30.00. Questions can be directed to head coach Evan Karchner at email@example.com.
A cheerleading camp is offered for boys and girls entering grades 2-6 on Friday and Saturday, June 9 and 10 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Registration is $25.00 and the deadline to receive a T-shirt is Friday, May 19.
Campers should be prepared to learn different techniques for flexibility, jumps, gymnastics/tumbling and stunts and should dress appropriately. They will enter using door No. 8 near the Performing Arts Center parking lot and at the rear of the high school.
Questions can be directed to head coach Maddy Eye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A soccer camp is also available to students entering kindergarten through eighth grade on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 27-29 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Rolf Park, 2115 Cass Rd.
Registration is $30.00 and the deadline to receive a T-shirt is Monday, June 5.
Head coach Jeremiah McNutt can be reached at email@example.com for questions.
Girls entering grades 3-8 will also have the chance to participate in a volleyball camp on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 31 and June 1-2. Grades 3-5 will be at 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and grades 6-8 will be at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The deadline to receive a T-shirt is Tuesday, May 9 and registration is $35.00. Questions can be directed to head coach Lindsay Vannett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All camps will accept walk-ups, but students will not receive a T-shirt.
More information on the camps, along with the sign-up form, is available at www.maumee.k12.oh.us/flyer_central/.