Northwood Hosts a Variety of Sports Camps Throughout the Summer

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The athletics department is hosting a variety of summer sports camps.
Bennett Sports Center

Bennett Sports Center

June 7, 2012

MIDLAND, MI – Though many students are enjoying a summer away from school, Northwood’s (NU) campus is still active. Numerous students are attending an assortment of summer classes and the athletics department is hosting a variety of summer sports camps.

Youth Baseball
Northwood baseball is hosting its 2012 baseball camp series. There are two sessions—June 18-22 and July 9-13. This camp is geared toward ages 6-12 with a focus on the fundamentals of baseball and team play. It will be held on Northwood’s Midland campus at the softball complex. For additional information, email NU Head Coach Joe Di Benedetto at joedi@northwood.edu.

Women’s Basketball
The women’s elite basketball camp, hosted by Northwood’s women’s basketball team, will take place August 2-3. The camp is aimed at developing the skills of high school-level students seeking an intense and highly competitive environment in preparation for college athletics.

There will be two women’s team basketball camps with dates of July 16-18 and July 23-25 for those in grades 9-12. These team camps will focus on both team skills and individual abilities. The camp will be held on Northwood’s Midland campus at the Hach Student Life Center and the Bennett Sports Center.

NU’s women’s basketball team will also be hosting two separate one-day team shoot out camps for girls in grades 9-12. The sessions will be held on campus June 20 and 21 starting at 9 a.m. These camps will feature registered officials and be run by Northwood’s women’s basketball players and coaching staff.

For more information on any of the women’s basketball camps, contact NU Assistant Coach Darcie Roberts at robertsd@northwood.edu.

Youth Basketball
Northwood University will be hosting a co-ed fundamentals camp for students in grades 1-12. This camp gives athletes the opportunity to improve their basic skills as well as compete with their peers. The camp will take place June 10-14. For more information on the FUN-damentals Day Camp, contact NU Assistant Coach Barry Huckeby at huckebyb@northwood.edu.

Men’s Basketball
The men’s elite basketball camp will be hosted by NU’s men’s coaching staff and student athletes on August 2-3. This camp aims at establishing a collegiate work ethic while reviewing the fundamentals and perfecting skills for students grades 9-12.

There will be three sessions of the men’s team shootout camp geared toward teams in grades 9-12. The first date of June 9-10 is for varsity and junior varsity; June 15-17 and June 28-30 are for varsity, junior varsity and freshman. There are four games guaranteed for session I and six games guaranteed for sessions II and III.

For more information about either of the men’s basketball camps, email NU Assistant Coach Barry Huckeby at huckebyb@northwood.edu.

Women’s Volleyball
NU’s women’s volleyball coaching staff will be hosting both an individual skills camp June 23-24 and an advanced position skills camp June 26-28. The individual skills camp is appropriate for players in grades 6-12 who are looking to improve upon the fundamentals. The advanced position skills camp is focused to help players in grades 9-12 develop the specialty skills for their position.

Northwood University volleyball also offers satellite camps through June and July. This feature allows NU coaches and camp staff to travel to different schools which will receive the same instruction as a player would obtain from the on-campus skills camp. These camps require a minimum of 20 players and can include high school, junior high and middle school programs.

For more information on any of the volleyball camps, email NU Assistant Coach Brett Ferguson at fergusob@northwood.edu.

Men’s Football
NU men’s coaching staff will be hosting a camp at Northwood University in Midland on June 30. The focus of this camp is speed and agility training, proper techniques and useful strategies.

The 7-on-7 Football Passing Frenzy camp is geared toward helping high school players (grades 9-12) get a head start on the season and enhance team unity by playing against other teams. Each team is guaranteed four one-hour games on NU’s natural grass field and in the practice facilities.

For more information on the football camps offered, email NU Assistant Coach Erick Arnold at arnolde@northwood.edu.

ABOUT NORTHWOOD UNIVERSITY

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day and evening programming in Michigan, Texas, Florida and Switzerland. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise in Midland, Michigan, specializes in creative thinking and innovation development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.