Sports Announcements for week of July 7
Park High School Activities Department going to online registration
Starting July 11 online registration for MSHSL activities will be done at https://sowashco.feepay.com/ . Students need a sports qualifying physical once every three years for athletics. You will need your student ID (Found in the Parent/Student Portal) in order to register. If you have any questions, call the Activities Office at 768-3759 after Aug. 4.
Park football camps
Park High School football coach Darin Glazier is holding a few camps throughout July. A Park football skills clinic will be held from July 14-July 17 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Park High School. This camp is for kids entering 5th-9th grades. This camp will focus on some of the skill positions in football. Quarterback, running back, receiver, linebacker and defensive back will be the primary positions that will be drilled. Campers will work on individual position skills, as well as one on one and seven on seven competitions. Campers who attend this camp will receive a Wolfpack football t-shirt. Later in the month, from July 28-July 31 two camps will be held at Park High School. The session for kids entering 1st-4th grade will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., while the session for kids entering 5th-9th grade will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Campers who attend either of these two camps will receive a Wolfpack football t-shirt, a dog tag and four days of instruction in the fundamentals of Wolfpack football. Campers planning to attend any of the three camps should bring water and either cleats or tennis shoes. The cost for any of the three camps is $40 apiece. To register for any of the three camps, head online to http://www.cgaafootball.org.
Junior Wolfpack Park Football golf tournament
The fifth annual Junior Wolfpack Park Football golf tournament will be held Friday, July 18 at River Oaks Golf Course. The event features an 18-hole, four-person scramble tournament with a cart, hole events such as closest to the pin and longest drive, a welcome kit and dinner. The fee for the event is $100, with proceeds benefitting the Junior Wolfpack and Park football. Hole sponsorships can be purchased for $200. There will be additional games throughout the round, such as a skins game and a par 3 contest, to help support the program, as well. The shotgun start for the golf will be at 1 p.m., with the dinner getting underway at 6 p.m. People interested in participating can register online at www.cgaafootball.org. Questions? Call John Johnson at 651-343-0189, or email him at email@example.com
Minnesota Twins youth camp
The Minnesota Twins will be hosting a youth training camp at Bielenberg Fields on July 21 and July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twins personnel as well as top college and high school coaches will provide daily instruction. The special instructor on hand will be former Twins player and Hall of Famer Rod Carew. Campers will compete in drills designed to improve hitting, fielding and throwing. The camp is open to kids from eight to 15 years old and players will be grouped by age and skill level.. The cost of the camp is $200. To register, visit www.TwinsBaseball.com.
Park Hall of Fame golf tournament
Registration is open for the eighth-annual Park Hark School Hall of Fame golf fundraiser. The scramble tournament will be held Sunday, Aug. 10 at Mississippi Dunes Golf Links in Cottage Grove. The tournament will begin at 1 p.m., rain or shine. The fee per person is $90, with tournament participators receiving 18 holes of golf, the use of a power cart, prizes and a dinner. The cost of dinner alone with no golf is $15. Those wishing to sponsor a hole can do so for $250. Checks should be made payable to the Park High School Athletic Hall of Fame. Checks and registration should be mailed to Greg Juba at 7928 Isleton Avenue South, Cottage Grove, MN 55016-2148. For more information, contact Juba by phone at 651.260.1048, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/phs/sports/HallofFame/phshalloffame.asp.
East Ridge volleyball get together
East Ridge volleyball is holding its annual get together at Woodridge Park on July 22 from 6:30-8 p.m. All past and prospective volleyball players who will be entering 9-12th grades in the fall and their families are encouraged to attend. The event provides an opportunity for players and their families to interact with coaches and other players and their families, learn more about the East Ridge volleyball program and the upcoming season and enjoy a game of Queens on the sand volleyball court. Questions? Contact Kim Bialka at Kbialka3@gmail.com, or Shelly Whitman at Shelly.Whitman@Harlandclarke.com
Raptors golf camp
East Ridge boys golf coach Bret Brookins and girls golf coach Mark Retica are hosting the third annual Raptors Men’s and Women’s Golf Camp. The camp will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. each day from July 21-24 at Prestwick Golf Club in Woodbury. The camp is open to anyone entering grades 6-12. The cost of the camp is $175 per golfer, with each golfer receiving a personal evaluation, drills and notes, instruction in all aspects of the game and an East Ridge High School golf hat. To register, or if you have any questions, shoot Brookins an email including your name, grade, phone number and email at email@example.com
East Ridge pole vault camp
East Ridge pole vault coach Mark Haesly is offering a free “learn by doing” pole vault camp this summer. The camp will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m at East Ridge High School, starting June 17. The camp will not be held from June 29-July 6, and individual days could be cancelled due to bad weather. The camp is open to students entering sixth grade and older. Students are only asked to bring a water bottle and proper shoes, as poles and helmets will be provided for them. Haesly can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 651-815-3855.
Minnesota Magic softball clinic
The Minnesota Magic softball club will be hosting a softball clinic on July 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bielenberg Sports Center, Fields 8 and 9. Concordia University head coach Bob Bartel, Hamline University head coach Jim Rubbelke and former Minnesota Gopher pitcher Michele Harrison will share their expertise and teach the mechanics and technique of proper hitting, throwing and base running. This clinic is designed for girls ages 8-14, however, all ages are welcome. The cost of the camp is $45 with the fee and the registration form due upon arrival at the clinic. The registration fee is reduced to $35 if the fee and completed registration form are received by July 15. The registration form can be found at http://www.minnesotamagicsoftball.com/. Completed registration can be sent to 11137 Sweetwater Path Woodbury, MN 55129.
Community Education summer camps
South Washington County Schools Community Education is sponsoring summer sports camps and clinics for boys and girls in grades K-12. Camps and clinics include strength and conditioning, basketball, soccer, football, golf, tennis, dodgeball, cheerleading, dance and physical education games (only elementary ages). Various Skyhawks Sports Camps are also available. Camps are offered by varsity coaches at all three high schools in District 833. Camps are held at various high schools and middle schools throughout the school district. Classes begin June 9 and run through Aug. 8. Cost is $20-$150 per session. Financial assistance is available, so contact for details. Registration deadlines depend on camp start dates. Contact Community Education at 651-458-6600 or online at www.cecool.com.
ERHS Fall Sports Registration Opening in July
East Ridge High School’s Fall Sports Online Registration will open July 15 . To register your athlete for MSHSL Fall Sports, please go to the East Ridge High School Website. On the home page under ‘Hot Topics’, click on the link ‘Fall Sports Registration will open on July 15. This link will take you to our athletic webpage with important registration information. Once you have read the information, you will be able to click on a link to the actual registration site. This site will have instructions regarding how to Log in. If you will need financial assistance or your student will be a team manager or you will exceed the family maximum fee payment of $475, please follow the special instructions at the bottom of the webpage. Please be sure that your athlete has a sports physical on file at East Ridge before you register and that it will not expire before 11/22/14. The sports physical is good for three years from the exam date. Registration will close July 30.
East Ridge Soccer Club Lil Raptors training
East Ridge Soccer Club will be holding three, four-week Lil Raptors Training Academy sessions for ages U5-U8. The cost of each session is $65 and includes a T-shirt. The program will be run by professional trainers at local soccer fields in Woodbury and Cottage Grove. Registration is open on the ERAAmn.com Soccer Developmental page. Session 3 is Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23.
East Ridge girls basketball open gym for grades 4-12
East Ridge High School is holding an open gym for girls basketball players in grades 4-12. This is a summer-long session that will provide an opportunity for players to get into the gym and work on basketball skills on their own. Supervision by the East Ridge staff will be on hand at all times to provide guidance for these sessions. The open gym will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 17-July 31, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The camp will not meet week of July 4.
East Ridge girls basketball summer shooting workouts
East Ridge is holding summer shooting and workouts for middle school-aged girls on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 10 to July 31 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. The basketball shooting workouts are designed for East Ridge girls entering sixth, seventh, and eighth grades next fall and will consist of repetitive game shots from game spots at game speeds, along with the fundamentals of free throw shooting. The workouts will consist of various competitive game-like situations and will be led by the East Ridge girls basketball coaching staff. Players attending will receive an East Ridge basketball T-shirt.
East Ridge football registration open
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, and practice times and dates will be available closer to the start of the season .
Groupings including Kindergarten Flag, 1st/2nd Grade Flag and 3rd Grade thru 8th Grade Tackle.
District 833 athletic registration open
District 833 Community Education is currently now taking registrations for its Fall Athletic Programs. The Offerings include: Competitive Football (for 7 and 8 grade boys), Competitive Volleyball (for 7 and 8 grade girls) and Recreational Girls Tennis (for 6-8 grade girls).
Football & Volleyball play in the SEC Middle School Conference. Practices are Monday – Friday from 2:45-4:45 p.m. for both football and volleyball. (Football practice schedule for August will be handed out by coaches) Football runs August 13th through October 14th. Volleyball runs Sept. 2 through Oct. 14. Recreational Tennis runs Mon. – Thurs., Sept. 2 to Oct. 9th from 3:15-4:45 p.m. For more information, head online to https://sowashco.thatscommunityed.com/.