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Carson-Newman coach Tom Griffin, one of the authorities on catching in the country at any level, announced his summer catching camp with dates slated for June 23-25 to be held at the Silver Diamond Baseball Complex.

The event kicks off on June 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. before wrapping up on June 24 and June 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for players from seventh grade through high school.

Griffin has over 25 years of coaching experience at the college level. He has been a catching instructor and speaker at various camps and clinics in the United States and Canada. Griffin is the producer of “Catch It, Block It, Throw It,” an instructional catching video. Follow his Twitter account of @catchblockthrow for tips and other insights. Almost four fresh hours of instruction, drills, warm-ups and everything encompassing the position will be released over the next month.

In 2007 and 2012, Griffin’s catching insights were on display as the featured speaker at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention. He has also spoken at Catcher Con, the country’s top gathering on the position in the country, in Nashville over the past several years.

“This is an intense catching camp for the serious player,” Griffin said. “It is designed for high school catchers who want to learn techniques and drills to take them to the next level.”

Griffin will cover techniques in the camp including stances, calling the game, mental aspects, receiving drills, blocking drills, throwing, plays at the plate, bunts, pop-ups and wild pitches.

To sign up, fill out the form in the brochure and mail with payment to the Carson-Newman baseball office. For more information, call 865-471-3465.

Lakeway Christian Academy baseball coach Chuck Hargis has announced the dates for the program’s inaugural baseball camp.

The Lakeway Christian Academy Youth Baseball Camp will be held on July 23-26 from 9 a.m. until noon each day at Carson-Newman’s Silver Diamond Baseball Complex in Jefferson City.

The camp is open the both boys and girls who will enter grades K-7 during the 2019-20 school year.

Players will have an opportunity to learn the game of baseball from Hargis and his staff, with an emphasis being placed on fundamentals and forming a love of the game. All players should bring a glove, bat, drink and snack each day.

The cost of the camp is $80 per camper.

For more information on the camp or to register, contact Hargis by phone at 865-385-6381 or by email at chargis@lcstn.org.



Veteran Walters State coach Bill Carlyle has announced the dates for a pair of upcoming summer basketball camps to be held inside ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium on the Walters State campus in Morristown.

The first camp is the 2019 Bill Carlyle Championship Basketball Camp, and it will be held on June 24-27 for boys entering grades 2-9. The times will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day with a cost of $95.

The second camp will be a Co-Ed Position Camp, with interior players (positions 3-5) having their camp on July 8-9 and perimeter players (positions 1-3) having their camp on July 10-11. The position camp is for boys and girls entering grades 2-12, and it will run from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The cost per two-day session is $45 per camper.

Local college coaches and players, as well as area school coaches will serve as camp instructors.

Secondary insurance will be provided for each participant, with everyone receiving a camp shirt. The camp will also be held in a climate-controlled gymnasium. Registration forms are available through the Walters State athletics website at ww.wsccathletics.com.

For more information or to sign up for the camp, contact Carlyle or Sherry McGinnis at 423-585-6754.



A local fitness company, 10 Experience, will be offering an Athletic Skills Camp at their Five Rivers Crossfit location in Morristown on June 24-27.

Coached by Galen Godbey and Stephen Carpenter, who have worked along side the likes of Aaron Rodgers, Marshawn Lynch, Natalie Coughlin and many others, the duo possesses more than 25 years of experience in elite fitness.

The Athletic Skills Camp is designed for kids ages 12 and older to increase college recruitment and national exposure hole working on vertical and long jump, bench press, squat, cone shuttle drill, 20 meter sprint and 300 meter hurdle.

If you are a student athlete in the Lakeway Area looking to develop your athletic skills, the Athletic Skills Camp is for you.

At 10 Experience, they value excellence and consistency. They know the right workout can change a life, and they look forward to helping others reach new heights.

Their passion is to create a safe, effective training environment with a supportive community of like-minded individuals. They have been helping members of their community improve their lives through effective functional fitness for more than a decade. Their program prides itself on coaching proper technique on every movement.

When you join 10 Experience, you are joining a supportive community of diverse members with many different needs all working hard to improve their lives through fitness.

Limited spots are available for the Athletic Skills Camp, so act quickly to register. For more information or to register, call 510-672-3117.



Carson-Newman will also host a one-day Technique Camp on July 13 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with check-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.

This camp is for students entering grades 9-12, and campers should bring a football helmet and mouthpiece, football cleats and gym shoes.

The cost of the camp is $35 during preregistration or $40 on the day of the camp.

The camp is designed to help campers improve their techniques in throwing, blocking, tackling, catching and more.

For more information or to register online for any of the aforementioned three camps, visit www.totalcamps.com/carsonnewmanfootballcamps/home.



Tusculum University women’s soccer coach Mike Joy has announced the dates and information for the 2019 Joy of Soccer Camps this summer. This summer marks the 29th year for the Joy of Soccer Camps and special pricing is available.

The first camp is scheduled June 23-27 and is a Coed, Individual, and High School Age ID camp. The camp is for players from 7-17 and the campers will train within groups determined by their age and skill level. The ID camp will run simultaneously and will allow high school age players that are seeking to play collegiate soccer the opportunity to train and be coached and assessed by numerous top level collegiate coaches. The Team camp is scheduled for July 14-18.

The camps this summer will all have options for attending the Day Clinic, Full Day, or Residential.

There is a 20 percent team discount for teams attending with six (6) or more players. For pricing and more information please contact Coach Joy at 423-636-7321 or mjoy@tusculum.edu.

Signups are open for the 2019 Mike McDonald Fall Soccer Academy.

Skills and scrimmage work will take place at all sessions, which take place on Mondays beginning Aug. 19 for boys and girls ages 4-9.

The academy features a fun and friendly environment with Christ-like character building from McDonald, who coaches boys soccer at Berean Christian School and is a children’s church leader at Compassion Church in Morristown. He has 37 years of coaching experience in the United States and United Kingdom including many teams in East Tennessee and the Olympic Development Program.

For more information or to sign up, visit mikemcdonaldsoccer.com.



Walters State volleyball coach Megan Blaylock has announced the dates for her upcoming Walters State Volleyball Camp to be held inside the college’s ‘Z’ Buda Gymnasium.

Girls in grades 6-8 will have an opportunity for instruction on June 24-25. The cost is $80. The middle school clinic will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The primary goals of the camp are to help players that are interested in learning and improving fundamental volleyball techniques and skills. The clinics are a way to teach proper fundamentals in a fun-filled environment.

Instructors in addition to Blaylock will be assistant coach Erika Waycaster and the Walters State volleyball players. Each attendee is asked to arrive 15 minutes early to check in. Each player will receive a T-shirt at the end of the session. Applications must be received a week in advance in order to receive a T-shirt. Walk-ins are welcome but cannot be assured a shirt.

Walters State employees will receive a $10 discount per player. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Blaylock by phone at 423-312-9593 or by email at Megan.Blaylock@ws.edu or contact Waycaster by phone at 423-470-2476 or by email at Erika.Waycaster@ws.edu.



Track and Field

The Knoxville Youth Athletics Summer Track and Field Program will be held June 4-29 with bi-weekly practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays and track meets each Saturday for boys and girls ages 5-18.

The practices will be held at 23 area schools, including Morristown West, William Blount, Anderson County, Austin-East, Bearden, Campbell County, Carter, CAK, Clinton, Farragut, Fulton, Gatlinburg-Pittman, Gibbs, Halls, Hardin Valley Academy, Karns, Knoxville Catholic, Knoxville West, Maryville Middle School, Oak Ridge, Powell, Sevier County and South-Doyle. Alcoa will practice at William Blount.

All practice times are 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., except at Fulton, where they will practice from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.

Registration cost is $45 per child with a family maximum of $115. The fee includes a T-shirt, instruction and four weeks of fun and fitness. Online registration is available at knoxvilleyouthathletics.org.

The remaining track meet will be held June 29 at Austin-East. The meet will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until approximately 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Brent Smith by phone at 865-414-3724 or by email at kyacoachbrent@gmail.com.




The Walters State Senators Club Golf Classic will be held on Friday, Aug. 16, at Millstone Golf Club in Morristown.

The tournament will be played as a four-man scramble, with the entry fee being $150 for a single player or $600 per four-man team.

Lunch and registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the tournament beginning with a shotgun start at 1 p.m.

Sponsorships of the event are available, with seven different donation levels beginning at $200 and ranging to $2,000. There will also be a helicopter golf ball drop for $10 per ticket.

For more information on the tournament, to sign up to play or to become a sponsor, contact Walters State athletic director Derek Creech by phone at 423-585-6759 or 423-327-1854 or by email at derek.creech@ws.edu.