South Washington County sports announcements
A wrap-up of upcoming sports events in the area:
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.
CGAA looking for basketball coaches
The Cottage Grove Athletic Association is now accepting applications for those seeking to coach a 2013-2014 traveling basketball team. Volunteer coaches will be selected from those who interview during the open coaches interview period. A coaches selection committee (appointed by the CGAA Traveling Director) will interview all coaching candidates. The selection committee will be made up of CGAA Basketball Board members and/or additional members appointed by the Traveling Director. Coaching candidates will submit an application and background check prior to their interview. Criteria for selection include the application, the background check, and the interview. Coaches will be selected based on experience, knowledge of the game, past involvement and positive attitude. Coach's applications should be submitted online by June 30. The online application can be found on the Traveling page of www.cottage grovebasketball.com. Interviews will be conducted in August. If you have any questions you may contact Girls Traveling Director Jeremy LaCroix at firstname.lastname@example.org or Boys Traveling Director Mark Benshoof at email@example.com.
East Ridge Athletic Association football registration now open
Kindergarten flag, first/second grade flag and third grade through eighth grade tackle. Register today through www.eraamn.com.
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.
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.
Wolfpack basketball Skills Challenge 2013
Whether it's your first time picking up the "rock", or you're a fully seasoned varsity star, the Wolfpack Skills Challenge is the off-season program for all Wolfpack basketball players to improve shooting and ball handling skills. Players choosing to accept the challenge have three levels of achievement to shoot for (Cub, Wolfpack, and Pride in the Pack). Complete an age appropriate level of shooting and ball handling and be recognized for your dedication and success. You will become a better basketball player, get a T-shirt (different colors for Cub, Wolfpack, and Pride in the Pack), be recognized by the varsity coach in front of crowd at varsity games, listed in the newspaper, on social media, and on cottagegrovebasketball.com. Grades 1-8 must complete their goal by Sept. 30. Grades 9-12 must complete their goals by Oct. 30. Register by emailing player's name, 2013-2014 grade, telephone number, and shirt size to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet it to @cgaabasketball. More information, including recommended workouts by the varsity coaches, can be found at www.cottagegrovebasketball.com.
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