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Benedictine, Kids First team to offer summer sports camps for ages 6-14

Benedictine, Kids First team to offer summer sports camps for ages 6-14
April 20, 2011

Phil Brozynski
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

SummerCamps 011Lisle, Illinois ~ Volleyball. Basketball. Soccer. Softball. Baseball. Flag Football. Tennis.

No matter what sport your youngster enjoys, there is a summer camp for them at Benedictine University.

Benedictine University and Kids First Sports Safety of Lemont have teamed up to offer a summer of exciting camps on Benedictine's Lisle campus. Youngsters ages 6-14 can choose from volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball, baseball, flag football and tennis. Youngsters who have never participated in a Kids First camp will receive a 20 percent discount off the camp price.

Activities are held at the Dan and Ada Rice Center and its adjacent facilities and the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex.

The 2011 Kids First camp schedule is:

Volleyball – Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., in the Rice Center. Kids learn the proper techniques of serving, bumping, setting, spiking, techniques on speed and quickness, body balance, first-step directional movements, safety awareness and sportsmanship.

Basketball -- Monday-Friday, June 13-17, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., in the Rice Center. Kids learn the proper techniques of shooting, dribbling, passing, floor spacing, basketball safety awareness and sportsmanship.

Soccer – Monday-Friday, June 20-24, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Rice Center Field East. Kids learn the fundamentals of ball striking, ballhandling, headers, goalie positioning, first-step directional movements, pitching, soccer safety awareness and sportsmanship.

Softball -- Monday-Friday, June 27-July 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Sports Complex Softball Field. Kids learn the fundamentals of position training, batting techniques, body balance, throwing, fielding, first-step directional movements, pitching, baserunning and sportsmanship.

Baseball – Monday-Friday, July 11-15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Sports Complex Baseball Field. Kids learn the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, running and throwing. plus position training, batting techniques, body balance, first-step directional movements, pitching, baserunning and sportsmanship.

Flag Football – Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Rice Center Field East. Kids learn the fundamentals of skill position training, passing, catching, blocking, speed and quickness, body balance, first-step directional movements, football safety awareness and sportsmanship.

Tennis – Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Rice Center Tennis Courts. Kids learn the fundamentals of racket skills, ball spins, speed and quickness techniques, body balance, first-step directional movements, tennis safety awareness and sportsmanship.

Football Preparation – Monday-Friday, August 1-5, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at the Sports Complex Football Field. Players are taught how to prepare their bodies to withstand physical contact. They are taught body balance and football awareness to play each position at a highly-skilled level. Thje camp also includes a Punt, Pass and Kick competition.

Kids First is a leader in youth sports preparation. Kids First Certified Coaches teach kids the proper fundamentals for each sport add it related to safety, skills and quickness.

Register online at http://www.ben.edu/community/camps/kids-first-camps.cfm or call (630) 829-6088.      

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.