Summer camps, clinics |

Summer camps, clinics

The Union staff

Summer is near and with it comes a plethora of options to keep athletes busy. Here are some of the upcoming camps and clinics around Nevada County.

Nevada County Country Club to host Junior Golf Clinic

School’s almost out, the weather’s warming up and it’s time to sign up for the 19th Annual Nevada County Country Club Junior Golf Clinic.

The popular annual event, for boys and girls, ages 8-14, will be held June 15-17. Cost is $30 for all three days.

Hours are 12:30-3:30 p.m. June 15-16, and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 17. Local golf pros will teach the fundamentals of golf, including the basics of the golf swing, putting, chipping, pitching and golf etiquette.

Over the past 18 years, more than 1,100 youngsters have learned the basics of golf through the NCCC-sponsored youth program.

Registration for this year’s Junior Golf Clinic is now open on a first-come-first-served basis; early registration is recommended. A registration form must be completed by the parent in person at the club, which is open daily at 1040 East Main St. in Grass Valley.

For information, call NCCC Club Pro-Manager Mike Rademaker at 530-273-6436.

Let’s get physicals, physicals

Nevada Union is hosting a sports physical clinic for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

The clinic is for Nevada Union students only and will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at 140 Litton Drive Suite 100, Grass Valley. The cost is $20 per athlete and checks should be made out to NUHS Athletics.

A completed and signed sports packet will be required. Packets are available in the main reception office or at the student store on the NU campus. Packets will not be available the night of the clinic.

For more information call Debbie Schorcht at 530-273-4421 ext. 2017 or email

Lady Miner Summer Basketball Camp

Summer basketball camps are a great way to get young basketballers to learn and improve on basic fundamental basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, passing, and proper defensive mechanics. These skills will be taught by current coaches of the Lady Miner Women’s Basketball program, including Jenn Krill, Kim Evans, and Gia Grim. Current and former Lady Miner players will be coaching and speaking, as well.

The Lady Miner Summer Basketball Camp is set for June 8-12 at Albert Ali Gymnasium. The camp is for athletes in grades 3-8 and the cost is $125 per player. Registration for the camp can be done at the door Monday or checks can be mailed to Nevada Union High School, 11761 Ridge, Road Grass Valley, CA 95945, attention: Lady Miner Basketball. For more information email or call Jenn Krill at 916-257-3363.

Miner baseball camps

Skills and fundamentals of offensive and defensive aspects of baseball will be taught and practiced at the Miner Baseball Camp held June 15-19.

Individual instruction and evaluation will be given on pitching, catching, infield and outfield play, hitting, base running, dynamic warm ups, and mental phases of baseball. Many drills will be used to reinforce the skills learned.

The camp is geared to baseball players 5 years and older and costs $100 per player and $75 for each additional family members.

For more information contact NU baseball head coach Ted White at 530-274-1187 or by email at Registration forms available at

NU girls volleyball camp

The Nevada Union girls volleyball camp is set for June 15-19 and is geared toward middle school girls going into seventh and eighth grade as well as incoming freshmen interested in playing in high school.

The camp is held at Nevada Union’s Albert Ali Gymnasium and costs $125 per participant.

Camp forms and information can be found on the NJUHSD website under Nevada Union Athletics and 2015 Summer Camps. For additional camp info or questions contact:

Summer Junior Tennis Camps at Club Sierra

Club Sierra’s first summer junior tennis camp will be held June 16-20 for beginner and intermediate players 18 years of age and under.

The camp offers fun games, drills and exciting play in a social setting. Beginners will learn basic motor skills such as coordination, balance and timing, racquet and ball control, and strokes.

Intermediates will build on prior tennis experience to improve technique and play action-packed singles and doubles. They also will learn different strokes, footwork and strategy.

Beginner camp will be held June 16 and June 18, 6–7:30 p.m. and on June 20, 9–10:30 a.m. Intermediate camp will be held June 17 and June 19, 6–7:30 p.m. and June 20, 10:30 a.m.–noon.

Each of the camps is $60 per player for three, 90 minute lessons.

“Tennis is a fun way for youngsters to get exercise, and test mental and physical skills. The camp experience teaches life skills and teamwork, builds confidence and provides opportunities to make new friends,” said Cheryl Rubin, the Club Sierra teaching pro running the camp. “Everyone will be playing and enjoying the great sport of tennis.”

To confirm space availability, contact Rubin at 530-210-9913. Sign up no later than one week prior to the start of camp. Club Sierra is located at 130 West Berryhill Drive, Grass Valley.

A second camp is scheduled for July 14–18 on the same weeknight and Saturday times as the June camp, said Rubin.

St Patrick’s Basketball Camp

St Patrick’s Basketball Camp for Boys and Girls, sponsored by Knights of Columbus, is set for June 15-18 and will be held at St. Patrick’s Hall, 235 Chapel St., Grass Valley.

The camp caters to all levels of skill and costs $40 per player. Special awards, T-shirts and certificates will be included in the camp. For more information on the camp contact Chuck Ryan at 530-272-6707 or email

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