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Sports announcements - May 29: Woodbury area cross country clinic

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 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.

Woodbury United girls lacrosse summer registration closing June 1

Woodbury United lacrosse summer league registration for girls is closing on June 1. The league is open to all girls in third through eighth grade. Practices start week of June 3. The Woodbury United LAX girls youth program strives to provide opportunities to discover, learn, participate and enjoy the passion and integrity of lacrosse. For more information, visit:

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

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 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 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: and registration at:

Woodbury boys basketball camp starts June 10

Register now with Community Education to attend the Woodbury Boys Basketball Camp from June 10-14 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The camp is for players in grades 1-9 interested in playing basketball.

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 or contact Reed Smidt at or (651) 714-3588.

PGA TOURAcademy Junior Camps coming to The Ponds at Battle Creek

The PGA TOURAcademy Junior Camps are offering summer camps at The Ponds at Battle Creek this summer with Brad Behnke as the head instructor.

TOURAcademy Junior Golf Programs feature: Fundamentals of the golf game-including basic swing technique and short game instruction, integration of the core values of the golf game-ranging from proper etiquette to good sportsmanship; values which can be useful both on and off the course; instruction on and around the golf course to familiarize juniors with real-world playing conditions and a small group environment to provide hands-on instruction and attention to each junior participant. Each 5-week program is offered to juniors ages 7-17 and of all ability levels. Registration is open now. Visit to register.