NECC Catching Camp set for two weeks of training
The New England Catching Camp still has space available for the 2012 Summer Camps. There will again be two weeks of camp to choose from.
The four-day, 16-hour camps will be held July 23-26 and Aug. 6-9. This camp has drawn hundreds of baseball and fast-pitch softball catchers from across the country over the last 11 years, and is the only camp in New England exclusively for catchers. NECC will be offering a session for player’s ages 8-12 from 8 a.m.-noon and ages 13-18 will meet from 1-5 p.m. daily.
The camp will be held at Lions Field in Hudson, and will focus on all the skills needed to excel at the games most demanding position.
The sessions will include training on receiving, blocking, throwing, all fielding skills, as well as proper stretching and conditioning. To register or get more information on Summer Camp visit NECC’s Web site at www.catchingcamp.com and click on the link for Summer Camp or call coach Jay Weaver at 882-8981.
MYA voting scheduled for May
The Merrimack Youth Association will be holding elections for positions on the Executive Board on May 10 at the MYA Building.
The Nominating Committee is now accepting names for the following two-year terms: Assistant Secretary, Vice President and Member at Large.
Contact committee member chairperson Jim Noon at 424-0697 if you wish to place a name in nomination. All volunteers and parents of an MYA participant are eligible to vote in this election.
All are welcome to attend our monthly meetings, the second Thursday of every month. Your input is wanted and welcome.
Nashua Parks & Recreation Dept.
Swimming lesson registration open
The Nashua Parks & Recreation Department is now accepting summer swim lesson registrations. Registration forms will be available at the Recreation Office in Greeley Park and online at www.gonashua.com.
Parents can sign up their child for two of the three sessions prior to July 6. After July 6, registrations will be accepted for remaining session(s). Swim lessons are $20 per child or a maximum of $60 per family per session. Each session runs two weeks and lessons are one-half hour in length. All lessons take place between 9 a.m.-noon. Session dates are: June 25-July 6; July 16-27; and Aug. 6-17
Sign ups for sports/study camps now underway
Registration forms are available at all Nashua private and public schools at the main office, Nashua Public Library, City Clerks Office at City Hall, Jeannotte’s Market, Bright Spot Convenience Store, and at the Recreation Office at Greeley Park. A registration form can be downloaded from the city Web site at www.gonashua.com as well as a complete listing of all the summer camps being offered. Summer camps include basketball, football, soccer, baseball, drama, volleyball, field hockey, ice hockey, archery, tennis, cheerleading, lacrosse, skateboarding, science camps, cooking and track & field. New camps include art/drawing, Wicked Cool for Kids and yoga. Call the recreation office at 589-3370 with any questions.
2012 PAL football camps scheduled for June
The Nashua PAL Force City Football Camp, a week-long camp which focuses on strength and speed technique along with the dynamics of offensive and defensive positions, is scheduled for June 11-15 from 6-8:30 p.m. each day at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium). All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $20 cost per participant.
The Position Specific Camps, which focus more on fundamental and techniques of specific offensive and defensive positions along with more one-on-one instructional time are schedules as follows:
Offensive skills positions of quarterback, receivers and running backs, along with defensive the positions of linebackers, safeties and corners on June 18 and 19 at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium) from 6-8:30 p.m. All participants must currently be in grades 2-7. There is a $10 cost per participant.
Offensive and defensive linemen on June 21 and 22 from 6-8:30 p.m. at Artillery Field (behind Holman Stadium). All participants must currently be in grades 2-7.
There is a $10 cost per participant. For more information, contact NPF football director Jason Fiore at email@example.com or 438-2303. Registration forms must be turned in by May 23.
BST Summer Academy accepting applications
BST Basketball is now accepting registration for its Summer Academy program. The Summer Academy program is for boys of all skill levels, grades 4-12 (classes: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021). The program is Monday and Wednesday evenings, starting Monday, June 18, at SNHU-Manchester. Grades 4-7 workouts run from 5-7 p.m., followed by grades 8-12 from 7-9. For more information, visit www.bst222.com, mouse onto “Advanced Academy” or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nashua PAL honoring Bob Ryan at annual dinner
Renowned sports journalist, TV personality and author, Bob Ryan will headline the second Nashua Police Athletic League Award Dinner on June 28 at Conway Arena.
Ryan will be named PAL’s Man of the Year. The event, which runs from 6-9 p.m., will also recognize local sports journalists, PAL athletes, volunteers and coaches. Sponsored by The Telegraph, organizers hope the evening will be a significant fundraiser for PAL, which provides coaching and mentoring to local youth athletes.
Ryan, a 2011 inductee into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, is known for his work at The Boston Globe, ESPN and Basketball Times.
Local journalists of the year awards will be presented for print and broadcast. PAL will recognize youth athletes of the year in football, boxing, cross country and cheerleading. A PAL coach of the year and volunteer of the year will also be named.
Tickets to the event are $60 a piece or $400 for a table of eight and can be purchased at Conway Arena and at Nashua PAL, 52 Ash St., Nashua.