Youth summer sports camps offered at SUNY Cortland

Softball catchers at SUNY Cortland Summer Sports Camp (photo provided).

SUNY Cortland’s Summer Sports Camps begin on June 25 and will run through August 10, offering young athletes a chance to learn from college coaches and players in a variety of sports.

Camps for baseball, basketball, field hockey, football kicking, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, soccer goalkeeping, softball, swimming and diving, tennis and volleyball are among the offerings. New this year will be a Leadership Development Seminar and a Summer Blast Day Camp in which participants compete as teams in a variety of fun activities.

Ages and grades vary by sport.

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The Summer Blast Day Camp will run from July 31-August 3. Campers between the ages of 7 and 13 will be split into two teams, red and white, and will compete in a week-long series of challenges to earn points. Some of the activities will include basketball, flag football, a scavenger hunt, whiffle ball derby and a three-legged race, among many others. The athletic challenges and logic games will stress sportsmanship, camaraderie and fun.

Men’s soccer coach Steve Axtell will host the Leadership Development Seminar for athletes in grades 9-12 on July 22. The seminar will help high school-age athletes create a culture among their peers, focus on goal-setting and how to build bridges between coaches and teammates.

The camps are guided by SUNY Cortland’s coaches and student athletes on the College’s 51 acres of state-of-the-art facilities.

For questions, please contact the Summer Camps office at 607-753-2739 or email [email protected].