Well, Austin Peay State University’s coaches could fill some of that void, as they will be holding a number of different camps over the summer, that will not only give the kids something to do, but also help improve their individual sports skills – while giving the young student-athletes a chance to learn and be around NCAA Division I coaches and players.
For baseball, coach Gary McClure will be hosting four camp sessions over the summer, beginning with two youth camps (ages 6-12 years old) on June 9th through 11th and June 16th through 18th.
Advanced camp sessions (ages 13 through 2015 high school seniors) will be held on June 19th and 20th for hitting and pitching and catching.
For more information on baseball camps, call assistant coach Skyler Barnett at 931-221-7324 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s basketball coach Carrie Daniels will hold two camps this summer, an elite camp on June 15th for players in grades 9 through 12.
They will also hold an individual camp on June 16th through 20th for players entering the first through eighth grades.
For more information on the women’s basketball camps, call assistant coach Brooke Armistead at 931-221-6183 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
For volleyball, coach Taylor Mott has four camp sessions scheduled, two individual camps to run on July 18th through July 20th and July 25th through 27th, while also holding two team camps on July 15th through 17th and July 22nd through 24th.
For more information, call coach Mott at 931-221-7654 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For softball, coach Stephanie Paris will hold two camp sessions this summer, a fundamentals camp on June 7th and 8th, for campers ages 8 through 13. Campers will be grouped by age.
There will also be a prospect camp on August 16th and 17th for players who are entering the ninth through 12th grade in 2014.
For more information, call assistant coach Shane Showalter at 931-221-6280 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Men’s basketball head coach Dave Loos will hold a camp for kids ages 6 to 14 years-old on June 2nd through 4th, with the campers divided into two groups according to age and ability.
For more information, contact assistant coach Corey Gipson at 931-221-7616 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or assistant coach Bubba Wells at 931-221-7706 or email@example.com.
For football, the Kirby Cannon 1st-and-10 Football Camp will hold three sessions in June, with an elite camp for players entering grades 9-through-12 on June 7th and June 21st, while also holding a young camp on June 17th through 19th for players entering kindergarten through eighth grade.
For more information on the football camps, call assistant coach Marcus Gildersleeve at 931-221-7981 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For soccer, coach Kelley Guth and her staff have camps running form May 27th through 30th to July 24th through 27th (15 camps in all) for kids ages four to 18 years old.
Camps will range from mini kicks camps to elite college ID camps.
For more information, call coach Guth at 931-302-4779 or by e-mail at email@example.com. You can also go to www.kelleyguthsoccercamps.com.
There will also be a Summer Skills Clinic for Pom Squad on July 20th and 21st at the Memorial Health Building Studio (Red Barn).
For more information, call coach Nikki Loos Peterson at 931-221-7291 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also find more information on any of these camps on the Austin Peay athletics website, www.letsgopeay.com. Click on Fan Central at the top of the page and then athletic camps on the drop down link.
So no matter your child’s sport preference there is something for everyone this summer at Austin Peay with APSU coaches summer camps.