Sports announcements - June 11: Free pole vault camp at East Ridge
East Ridge free pole vault camp
East Ridge pole vault coach Mark Haesly is holding free pole vault camp at the East Ridge High School track, beginning June 17. Any student entering sixth grade and up can attend the camp, which is in its fourth year. Freshman who will be attending East Ridge this fall and are interested in pole vaulting next season are encouraged to attend. The camp is intended to teach beginners the fundamentals and safety of the sport. The camp will be held every Monday and Wednesday (weather permitting) from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. through July. Parents will need to sign a waiver for their son and daughter to attend. Contact Mark Haesly with questions or for more information at 651-437-8482 or Troutraz@comcast.net.
Woodbury Parks and Recreation adult tennis camp
The Woodbury Parks and Recreation department is holding an adult tennis lessons that combines group instruction on strokes, strategy, rules, terms and equipment with primarily supervised match play. The camp, for ages 18 and older, will be held on Mondays from June 17-July 8 from 9-10:30 a.m. for beginners and from 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. for intermediate level players. The camp will be held at the Woodbury High School Tennis Courts. The cost is $47 per participant.
Woodbury Volleyball Club summer camp
The Woodbury Volleyball Club will be hosting a summer volleyball camp for girls going into grades 3 - 8 in the fall. The camp will run from Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1 and will be at Woodbury Middle School. The cost is $95. For more information please go to www.waawoodbury.org and click Sports, then Volleyball.
Registration open for 2013 fall volleyball
Registration is now open for the 2013 Fall Recreational Volleyball season. Fall Recreational Volleyball gives girls in grades 3-6 the opportunity to start learning the basics of volleyball. For more information please go to www.waawoodbury.org and click Sports, then Volleyball.
Woodbury 3-on-3 basketball tournament
The Woodbury High School girls basketball booster club is holding a 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Friday, July 26. There will be brackets for girls and boys in grades 4-9, Junior Varsity and Varsity. Three games will be guaranteed. Cost is $60. Please send in an entry form and check payable to "WHS Girls Basketball Booster Club" by July 20 to: Kevin Kieger,2696 Windsor Lane,Woodbury, MN 55125. Please contact Kevin Kieger with any questions at email@example.com.
East Ridge football camps June 17-20
Join the East Ridge varsity football staff and players the week of June 17-20 for some football skill building and fun. Youths from the local area will fine tune their football skills in this fun and exciting camp offered by the East Ridge Athletic Association. The philosophy of the clinic is to provide a sound foundation and refine the skills for all levels. A camp T-shirt, daily treats and prizes will be provided, but campers should bring a lunch each day. However, concessions will also be sold at lunch each day during the camp. Please attend the parent/guardian meeting on Monday, June 17, at 9:30 a.m. in the East Ridge High School Loft Stage Auditorium if interested in the camp. Register today through www.eraamn.com.
East Ridge Athletic Association football registration now open
Register today for East Ridge Athletic Association Football. Youth from the local area will fine tune their skills during an exciting football season with the East Ridge Athletic Association Football (ERAAF) program. The season runs from early August through late October. Practice time and dates will be available closer to the start of the season. To participate in the football program, you must live in the East Ridge High School boundary area, played ERAA sports in the past, or obtain a waiver from the ERAAF Board prior to registering. Groupings are: Kindergarten Flag, First/Second Grade Flag and Third Grade through Eighth Grade Tackle. Register today through www.eraamn.com.
Woodbury Royals football salt drive
It's time for the annual Woodbury Royals football salt drive. The team will have two items for sale: Extra-Coarse Water Softener Salt (Blue bag, $5.35 each, 40-pound bag) and Regular Water Softener Pellets (Yellow bag, $5.90 each, 40-pound bag). For only a $5 delivery fee, your order will be delivered by a Woodbury football player and carried to your basement or another location that you request. Orders must be placed by Monday, June 10. Place an order by simply emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate: Your name, address, telephone number and the type and quality of salt wanted. Also, please indicate if you want your order delivered or if you will pick it up. Payment can be made upon delivery or pickup; please make checks payable to the Woodbury Gridiron Club. Visit www.woodburyroyalsfootball.com for more information. Please contact Jeff Olson at 612-280-3903 or email email@example.com with questions.
Second-annual 3-on-3 basketball league at Park High School
The Cottage Grove Athletic Association, in association with Midwest 3-on-3, will be hosting the second-annual 3-on-3 Basketball League this fall at the Park High School Activity Center. The league will run five Sunday evenings from Sept. 15 through Oct. 13. The league with have boy and girl divisions from fourth grade and lower through 10th grade. Teams will play two games per evening (10 total) and will receive team T-shirts. The league is a non-coached league and kids are encouraged to form their own teams and register. Last year the league had 103 teams in its first year and we are expecting more this year. Kids from Cottage Grove, Woodbury, Hastings, Hudson and other communities will be participating. The cost of the league is $55 per player. More detailed information and how to register is available at www.cottagegrovebasketball.com. This league offers an exciting, affordable opportunity to enhance individual and team skills. The smaller team size increases offensive and defensive opportunities for each player as well as encourages teamwork through basic fundamental team play (pick and rolls, give and go's, back-door cuts, etc. The intent of this program is to provide a fun, competitive learning environment for all players.
East Ridge boys and girls tennis camps
The East Ridge High School boys and girls tennis teams are offering a beginner and intermediate level week long youth tennis camp in June and July at the East Ridge tennis courts. A detailed explanation about these camps, as well as registration information, is available at www.raptortennis.com. All youth between the ages of 5-12 are welcome to participate. Register now as there is limited space.
Second-annual Braedon Hyland Foundation Golf Benefit July 23
The second-annual Braedon Hyland Foundation Golf Benefit is scheduled for a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Prestwick on July 23. The tournament will serve two purposes - to raise money for the foundation, and to bring those that were touched by Braedon together for a celebration of his life. Braedon was a senior at East Ridge High School when he died in a car accident in October of 2011. He was loved by many and left an impact on the community. He was a superb multi-sport athlete, but he loved hockey most of all. His family as started the Braedon Hyland Foundation to allow kids to afford the fees to play hockey, when they otherwise could not afford to play. Tickets for golf/dinner, or dinner only can be purchased at www.braedon23.com. There will be music to follow dinner. Be advised to get your foursomes early. This event sold out fast last year.
Woodbury area cross country clinic
A summer clinic series will be offered to any runner who is planning on participating in boys or girls high school cross country in the fall of 2013. The clinic will be offered twice a week - on Mondays and Wednesdays - at 8 a.m. from June 17 to July 24 at Woodbury High School. The cost is $20. Pete Wareham, head men's cross country coach at the University of St. Thomas, will be conducting the clinic sessions. Each session will have a "topic of the day" relating to how to compete successfully in the sport of cross country. The sessions will include such topics as general training, injury prevention, goal setting and how to improve, race strategies, practice strategies and more. Each session should last from 30-60 minutes. At the conclusion of the clinic session all runners are encouraged to participate in a training run in the form of a non-supervised captains practice. The goal of the clinic is to establish a base of knowledge related to the great sport of cross country and allow runners to establish a pattern for group training during the summer. To enroll in the clinic please e-mail Rachael Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the following information in your e-mail: Runner's name, Parent name, e-mail, emergency phone number, grade level and school attending the fall 2013.
Seventh annual Strawberry Fest 5K June 15
Don't miss the seventh annual Strawberry Fest 5K Race and Walk on June 15 at Kingston Park. Check in starts at 7 a.m., with the race beginning at 8 a.m. and the walk taking place immediately after the race. The cost for the race is $20 on or before June 12 or $25 after June 12. The cost for the walk is $15 on or before June 12 or $20 after June 12. All participants will receive a Strawberry Fest shirt, water and snacks upon completion. The race will be a tag timed event and medals will be awarded to the first place male and female. Race times will be posted on site immediately concluding the race and posted on our website by age categories the following Monday. Those participating in the walk will not be timed.
Strawberry Fest Kids 1 Mile Run June 15
The Strawberry Fest Kids 1 Mile Run will be held June 15 at Kingston Park. Registration for the run - for kids 10 and younger - begins at 9:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9:45 a.m. All participants will receive a 2013 Strawberry Fest shirt. Time will be kept on a clock. Cost is $12.
Cottage Grove skating school
Looking for a way to stay healthy and active this summer? Sign up for skating lessons at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena. The lessons are for all ages and abilities and take place year round at the arena. Unlike most sports which require special clothing and gear - all that's required is skates. The summer session of lessons is scheduled to start the week of June 13. All registrations received before June 6 will qualify for a 10 percent discount. Every lesson receives a free "Skate Saver" card ($40 value) to be used at any public skate time (excludes Team Lines). Stop in at Cottage Grove Ice Arena for a brochure or call the arena to have one mailed. All of the information is also available online at www.cottage-grove.org. Contact the Cottage Grove Ice Arena with questions or for more information at 651-458-3400.
Community Education summer sports camps and clinics
The South Washington County Schools Community Education summer sports camps and clinics for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grade start soon. Camps and clinics include: Strength and conditioning, basketball, soccer, football, folf, tennis, dodgeball, cheerleading, dance and physical education games for elementary age kids. Various Skyhawks Sports Camps are also available. The camps are offered by varsity coaches at all three high schools in District 833, are a great opportunity to learn fundamental sport skills and make new lasting friendship and are held at area high schools and middle schools throughout the district. The camps and clinics begin June 10 and run through Aug. 9. The costs range from $20-$150 per session. Financial assistance is available, so contact for details. The registration deadline is based on the start date of the specific camp. Contact the District 833 Community Education Department at 651-458-6600 or online at www.cecool.com to register or for more information.
East Ridge girls basketball camps
The East Ridge High School girls basketball coaches are once again offering first class Elementary, Middle, and High School basketball camps for the girls of East Ridge. Young players will learn valuable fundamental skills as well as the beginning steps of competition and teamwork. Many game-like competitive drills and skills will be emphasized during camp. These are great opportunities for your girls to get in the gym and improve their game. Camp Information can be found at: http://www.eraamn.com/page/show/782451-girls-summer-2013-information and registration at: https://sowashco.thatscommunityed.com.
City of Woodbury adult athletic leagues
The 2013 City of Woodbury summer adult athletic leagues are right around the corner and it's time to register your team. 2013 summer adult athletic league offerings include: Men's and CoRec Softball, CoRec Kickball, Men's and CoRec 5v5 Soccer, Yard Games League and 3-on-3 Basketball. For more information on each league, download a league registration packet at http://www.ci.woodbury.mn.us/ or contact Reed Smidt at email@example.com or (651) 714-3588.