Sports

ROOKIE LACROSSE (CO-ED)

When: June 18-21 (no Friday)
Age level: Kindergarten-Grade 2
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $160
Instructor: Mr. Jason Motta, Independence Boys’ Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director

The camp focuses on skill development and will include scrimmages, contests, and fun games and activities. Mr. Motta, the camp’s instructor, is a former Major League Lacrosse player and former University of Delaware assistant coach, as well as co-founder of Team 302 Lacrosse, an elite program for players in grades 2-11. Note: Rookie Lacrosse will only require a lacrosse stick.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

When: June 18-21 (no Friday)
Age level: Grades 3-8
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $160
Instructor: Mr. Jason Motta, Independence Boys’ Lacrosse Coach and Athletic Director

The camp focuses on skill development and will include scrimmages, contests, and fun games and activities. Mr. Motta, the camp’s instructor, is a former Major League Lacrosse player and former University of Delaware assistant coach, as well as co-founder of Team 302 Lacrosse, an elite program for players in grades 2-11. Note: Boys’ Lacrosse requires full equipment.

BASEBALL

When: June 18-22
Age level: Grades 1-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $200
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 sixth season as head baseball coach at Independence. He has 15 years of coaching and playing experience at the collegiate level and 21 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.

FIELD HOCKEY

When: June 18-22
Age level: Grades 1-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $200
Instructor: Mrs. Michelle Walch, Independence Field Hockey Coach

Take part in some field hockey fun this summer! The camp will be focused on basic skill sets and may vary per age. All players must have shin guards, mouth guards, and field hockey sticks. Facemasks recommended for grades 5-8.

302 GIRLS’ LACROSSE CAMP (NORTH)

When: June 25-28 (no Friday)
Age level: Grades 3-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Cost: $275
Instructor: Laurie DeLuca, former Duke University and Cornell University assistant coach and University of Delaware captain and All-American

The camp, which will be run by world-class coaches and All-American lacrosse players, focuses on skill development and will include scrimmages, contests and prizes (sticks and gear), and fun games and activities. Register at www.prolacrossellc.com.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

When: June 25-29
Age level: Grades 5-8
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $200
Instructor: Mrs. Terri Shockley, Independence Girls’ Basketball Coach

Coach Shockley just completed her fourth 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 24 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.

SPORTS AND GAMES

When: June 25-29 (Grades 5-8); July 30-August 3 (Grades 1-4)
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $200
Instructor: Mrs. Heather Horsey, Independence Athletic Director

Sports and Games is a high energy, fast-paced camp designed to provide fun and exciting opportunities to enhance teamwork and skill development and introduce campers to a variety of sports and games that fit every interest. If you love P.E. class, you will love this camp! Sign up for a week of non-stop fun!

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

When: July 9-13
Age level: Grades 1-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $200
Instructor: Mr. Mike August, Independence Boys’ Basketball Coach

Coach August just completed his seventh 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 23-27
Age level: Grades 1-3 (from 9:00 a.m.-noon); Grades 4-8 (from 1:00-4:00 p.m.)
Cost: $200
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 sixth 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 10 years.

FLAG FOOTBALL

When: August 6-10
Age level: Grades 1-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.-noon
Cost: $200
Instructor: Mr. Mike August, Independence Physical Education Teacher and Multi-Sport Coach

Flag Football Camp is back for a fourth year! This camp will teach all aspects of flag football, including basic formations, passing, receiving, defense, flag pulling, and small and large games.