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Sports Announcements for week of June 18

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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 on 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 troutraz@comcast.net or by phone at 651-815-3855.

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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.

East Ridge youth tennis camps

East Ridge Athletic Association is offering youth tennis camps. The first camp will be Monday to Thursday, June 23-26, and offered by East Ridge head coach Jon Rydberg, a PTR-certified teaching professional, and the Raptors girls tennis team. It is open to boys and girls ages 8-15 of all abilities. It will be from 9 a.m. to noon daily. Cost: $140.

The second camp will be Tuesday to Friday, July 8-11, and led by East Ridge head coach Suzie Heideman, a PTR-certified teaching professional, and the East Ridge boys tennis team. It’s open to girls and boys ages 5-12 of all abilities. It will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost: $95. Registering for both camps will cost $225, a $10 savings. The camps are open to youth from all area schools and communities. There are about 10 spots remaining in each camp. To register, go to eraamn.com and click on the “tennis” tab to find registration information.

Summer running clinic

Pete Wareham, head cross country coach at the University of St. Thomas, is offering a summer running clinic for Woodbury kids that is offered to any runner, seventh thru 12th grade, who is planning on participating in either boys or girls high school cross country in the fall of 2014. The clinic will be offered twice a week beginning in June and run thru the end of July. The clinic will take place at Woodbury High School. The clinic format for each session will include a topic of the day and also include a group workout/training run which will be supervised by the clinic instructor. All participants will receive a personal training program for summer training. All students who are interested in participating in cross country in the fall are encouraged to participate in this summer clinic. All sessions start at 8:00am on Mondays and Wednesdays. Dates: June 16, 18, 23, 25, Jul 7, 9, 14, 16, 21. Cost is $35. Email Rachael Davis at whsccboosterclub@gmail.com to register.

East Ridge volleyball Summer Skills Academy

The East Ridge Athletic Association and East Ridge High School girls volleyball program invites you to register for the ERAA/ERHS Summer Skills Academy for girls entering grades three through nine. The Skills Academy will focus on all aspects of the game emphasizing fundamentals. Players will be skill-tested and placed in groups of similar age and volleyball ability. Players with more experience receive an opportunity to practice position specific skills, hone in on areas of needed improvement and receive instruction and training from the ERHS team of coaches. All skills will be covered including passing, setting, hitting, digging, blocking, and serving as well as team defensive and offensive systems. The Skills Academy includes eight dates, Mondays and Wednesdays from June 9 to July 9, excluding the week of July 4, from 4-6 p.m. at the East Ridge gym. The deadline to register is approaching quickly. To register visit www.eraamn.com - click on the “volleyball” tab and “summer camp info.” Cost $110 per player.

ERHS Fall Sports Registration Opening in July

East Ridge High School’s Fall Sports Online Registration will open on 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 15th’. 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 on 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 2 is June 7, 14, 21 and 28. Session 3 is Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23.

East Ridge K-5 girls basketball camp in June

East Ridge is holding a four-day basketball camp from Monday to Thursday, June 16-19 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., designed for girls entering K-5 grades next fall. Players will be grouped by age and ability, usually creating two or three age groups within the camp. Young players will learn valuable fundamental skills as well as the beginning steps of competition and teamwork. Many fun game-like competitive drills and skills contests will make this a fun four days of basketball. The camp will be led by the East Ridge girls basketball coaching staff. Players attending will receive an East Ridge basketball T-shirt. Register through the ERAA basketball website or through South Washington County Community Education.

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.

Cottage Grove Ice Skating School summer lessons

The COttage Grove Skating School is holding summer lessons on Monday evenings and Tuesday afternoons June 16-Aug. 21 at Cottage Grove Ice Arena. The Cottage Grove Skating School and its instructors are ISCI certified under the direction of Litra Oss. Lessons are provided for skaters of all ages and abilities. Their learn-to-skate program is designed for recreational skating, figure skating or hockey. Skaters may be shifted to a different class during the first couple of weeks to accomodate thier ability. Helmets are required for all skaters 5 and younger; bike helmets are OK. For a complete list of classes and times, visit www.cotage-grove.org or stop by the CGIA office for a brochure. Register online at www.cottage-grove.org or by calling the Ice Arena office at 651-458-3400.

East Ridge football registration open

Football University Twin Cities camp at East Ridge June 27

Football University’s Twin Cities football camp will take place June 27-29 at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Football University is an invitation-only, one-of-a-kind football training experience focusing on developing and enhancing the playmaking ability and skill of elite-level athletes in 6th to 11th grade. The training is provided by the NFL coaches and players. Although FBU does have an invitation-only policy, athletes are strongly encouraged to nominate themselves at http://www.footballuniversity.org.

East Ridge football registration open

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 & 8 grade boys), Competitive Volleyball (for 7 & 8 grade girls) and Recreational Girls Tennis (for 6-8 grade girls).

Football & Volleyball play in the SEC Middle School Conference. Practices areMonday – Friday from 2:45-4:45pm 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 September 2nd through October 14th. Recreational Tennis runs Monday – Thursday, Sept. 2nd to Oct. 9th from 3:15-4:45pm. For more information, head online to https://sowashco.thatscommunityed.com/.

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Jace Frederick
Jace Frederick has been the sports editor at the Woodbury Bulletin and the South Washington County Bulletin since May 2014. Frederick graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in journalism.  Follow Frederick on Twitter @JaceFrederick 
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