Sports

Girls’ Lacrosse

When: June 19-23
Age level: Grades 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $185
Instructor: Ms. Kelly Bush, Independence Girls’ Lacrosse Coach
Ms. Bush is a graduate of Towson University, where she played NCAA Division I women’s lacrosse. A four-year starter at Towson, Ms. Bush earned East Coast Conference Player of the Year honors and led the nation in assists during her senior year. She is currently a second-grade teacher and head girls’ lacrosse coach at Independence. She looks forward to her fourth summer coaching this camp.

Baseball

When: June 19-23
Age level: Grades 1-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $185
Instructor: Mr. Mike August, Independence Baseball Coach
Fundamentals of hitting, fielding, catching, pitching, and base running will be covered in this camp. Mr. August just completed his fifth season as head baseball coach at Independence. He has 15 years of coaching and playing experience at the collegiate level and 20 years of baseball camp experience, working camps at University of Delaware, Delaware State University, University of Maryland, Cecil College, and St. Mark's High School. During his college coaching career, he coached three Conference Players of the Year and 10 players who have gone on to professional baseball.

Boys’ Lacrosse

When: July 5-7 (Wednesday-Friday only)
Age level: Grades 3-8
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $125
Instructor: Mr. Jason Motta, Independence Boys’ Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director
Coach Motta enjoyed an outstanding career as one of the top playmaking and scoring midfielders and face-off specialists for the University of Delaware from 1998-2001. He led the Blue Hens to consecutive America East Conference titles in 1999 and 2000 and an NCAA Quarterfinal berth in 1999. A four-year letter winner, he earned first-team All-America East honors in 2001, when he served as team co-captain. In December 2005, he was selected by the Philadelphia Barrage in the 12th round of the Major League Lacrosse Draft, before going on to help the Barrage win two World Championships in 2006 and 2007. From 2003-06, Motta was part of the men's lacrosse coaching staff at Delaware, where he still volunteers. He is also co-founder of Team 302 Lacrosse, an elite program for players in grades 6-11. Note: Boys’ Lacrosse will need full equipment.

Rookie Lacrosse (Co-ed)

When: July 5-7 (Wednesday-Friday only)
Age level: Kindergarten-Grade 2
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $125
Instructor: Mr. Jason Motta (see biography above)
Note: Rookie Lacrosse will only require a lacrosse stick.

Boys’ Basketball

When: July 17-21
Age levels: Grades 1-3 (from 9:00 a.m.-noon); grades 4-8 (from 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $185
Instructor: Mr. Mike August, Independence Boys’ Basketball Coach
Coach August just completed his sixth season as head boys’ basketball coach at Independence. His prior basketball coaching experience includes a stint as an assistant at his alma mater, St. Mark's High School. Fundamental skills that will be addressed at this camp include shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. One-on-one, three-on-three, and five-on-five drills will also be included in this camp, which will involve guest speakers throughout the week.

Tennis (Co-ed)

When: July 24-28
Age levels: Grades 1-3 (from 9:00 a.m.-noon); grades 4-8 (from 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $185
Instructor: Mrs. Heather Watt, Independence Tennis Coach
Heather Watt played collegiate tennis at Salisbury University, where she was named to the doubles All-CAC team. After five seasons as assistant coach at our school, Mrs. Watt is preparing for her fifth season as head coach of an Independence tennis program that ranks among the best in Delaware. She has run tennis camps at Independence for the last nine years.

Soccer Shots Premier

When: July 31-August 4
Age level: Ages 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $185
Instructor: Soccer Shots coaches
Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity for children to be challenged through fun games and team interaction. Children will also be introduced to competition in a developmentally appropriate manner. You can register directly with Soccer Shots by clicking here.

Girls’ Basketball

When: July 31-August 4
Age levels: Grades 2-4 (from 9:00 a.m.-noon); grades 5-8 (from 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $185
Instructor: Mrs. Terri Shockley, Independence Girls’ Basketball Coach
Coach Shockley just completed her third season as head girls’ basketball coach at Independence. She has coached all age levels in the CYM league, as well the YMCA league, over the last 23 years. She believes that players need to be taught the fundamentals of the game, including shooting, dribbling, rebounding, and defense. This fun-filled week will be jam-packed with instruction and a variety of drills to improve each player’s confidence and love of basketball.

Volleyball (Co-ed) Beginner-Intermediate Level

When: August 7-11
Age level: Grades 4-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $185
Instructor: Mrs. Terri Shockley, Independence Girls’ Volleyball Coach
Interested in playing volleyball in the upcoming fall season? This camp is for you! Campers will learn the fundamentals of volleyball. All aspects of the game will be covered, including passing, serving, setting, and hitting, as well as the rules and terminology of volleyball. A great way to warm-up for the volleyball season!

Flag Football

When: August 7-11
Age level: Grades 1-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $185
Instructor: Mr. Mike August, Independence Physical Education Teacher and Multi-Sport Coach
Flag Football Camp is back for a third year! This camp will teach all aspects of flag football, including basic formations, passing, receiving, defense, flag pulling, and small and large games.