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The Silver Diamond Baseball Complex will be buzzing in mid-June as Carson-Newman coach Tom Griffin has released the dates for the All Phase, Hitting and Pitching Camps.

Events ignite from June 10-13 from 9 a.m. to noon for players from ages six to 12 costing $125. It covers baseball skills from hitting and fielding to team defense and bunting.

The hitting camp runs June 17-18 and the pitching camp June 19-20. They are split into two sessions. The 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. session is for players ages 6-12, while the 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. session is geared toward high school players. Both sessions cost $75.

The hitting camp will work on all fundamentals and drills for hitting and bunting while the pitching camp will introduce drills and strength training specific for pitchers.

From a hitting perspective, the Eagles are coming off of a season where the club ranked in the top 25 in the country in on-base percentage, slugging percentage and doubles while whacking 49 home runs, among the best rates in the nation.

On the mound, the pitching staff has been an elite strikeout club with three all-conference hurlers over the last two seasons including a Major League Baseball draft pick. The flamethrowers are punching out nearly 10 batters per nine innings over the last two campaigns.

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.

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.


Coaches Mark Wolfenbarger and Alex Good have announced the dates for the first annual Elite Skills Basketball Camp.

The camp is open for upcoming third through eighth grade boys and girls and will be held at Cornerstone Academy.

The girls camp will be June 10-13, and the boys camp will be June 17-20. Both camps will be from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m.

The cost of the camp is $80, and each camper will receive an Elite Skills Basketball Camp T-shirt. The camp will focus on fundamentals and leveled competitions. There will be competitions for Camp Champ T-shirts.

For more information, call Alex Good at 336-304-8882 or email agood@lcstn.org, or Mark Wolfenbarger at 423-748-8009 or email wolfenbargerm@hcboe.net.

Morristown West boys basketball coach Jonathan Smith has announced the dates for his upcoming Trojan Elite Basketball Camp to be held at West’s Michael R. Reed Gymnasium.

The camp will be held on June 11-12 from 9 a.m. until noon both days, with a cost of $50 per camper for kids in rising grades 4-8. Spots are limited for this camp, so registering early is recommended.

Campers will receive individualized instruction from college coaches and players and the Trojan basketball staff. Each camper will be introduced to decision making training, which will enhance their fundamental skills through a variety of game simulations and small-sided games.

Campers will compete through daily exercises that will increase their basketball IQ, which will allow them to develop a new skill set that will translate to live-game situations.

For more information or to register, contact Smith by email at smithj18@hcboe.net or by phone at 901-545-9081.

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.


Carson-Newman will host the Offensive Line Camp from June 9-12.

This camp is designed for junior high and high school athletes who have not yet completed their senior years.

Campers will be housed in a residence hall on the Carson-Newman University campus, and meals will be served in C-N’s newly remodeled Stokely Memorial Cafeteria.

The cost of the Offensive Line Camp is $250 for overnight campers which covers all expenses for each camper to live in the residence hall and eat all meals in the cafeteria. Cost for the day camper is $150, and a T-shirt will be provided to each camper. A $100 deposit is required upon application, and the deposit is nonrefundable after June 1. Registration takes place on Sunday, June 9 from 1-3 p.m. at C-N’s Alumni Residence Hall.

Campers will need to bring a football helmet, football cleats, a mouthpiece, gym shoes, bed linens and pillow, T-shirts, gym shorts, socks, personals (soap, towels, toothbrush, jock, etc.) and cash for additional snacks and drinks.

Fundamentals taught at the Offensive Line Camp include stance, footwork, takeoff, combo blocks, trap blocking, pass protection, linebacker blocking, stack blocking, picking up stunts, defensive recognition, sweep blocking, blocking downfield, option blocking, snapping, plyometric introduction and video study.

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.

The 2019 Trojan Football Camp of Champions will be held on June 17-19 on the practice football field behind Morristown West High School for boys in upcoming grades 1-8.

The camp cost is $60 if pre-registered and $75 the first day of camp. Registration time on the first day is at 8:30 a.m., with instruction running from 9 a.m. until noon each day.

Offensive drills will be taught in the opening portion of each session with a 20-minute break before the defensive skills are taught. Following another 20-minute break, each day will close with strength and agility training and ball games.

During the strength and agility segment, campers will learn proper weightlifting techniques in a variety of football-specific core lifts. A number of drills to enhance overall speed and agility necessary to be successful on the football field will also be conducted. Proper running form, hip flexibility and footwork will be stressed in drills so players will gain confidence in their ability to block, tackle and run on the field.

A punt, pass and kick competition will be held near the end of camp, as well as blocking fundamentals and ball security techniques. Basic offensive formations, running plays and passing plays will be discussed in the offensive sessions, while tackling and turnover circuits will be instructed in the defensive period, as well as basic defensive fronts, coverages and stunts.

Each camper should wear shorts and a T-shirt, bring their cleats and tennis shoes and a drink. Drinks will also be made available on site.

For more information, contact camp director and West head coach Alvin Sanders by calling 423-581-1600, ext. 1106.

The Legends of Tennessee Football Camp is heading to East Tennessee and will make a three-day stop at Northview Academy in Kodak.

The camp, which runs June 20-22 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. each day, is loaded with tons of football fun, suited for all skill levels for kids age 6-14. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to level up and learn elite fundamentals taught by Vol greats with more than three decades of Tennessee football knowledge. If your child’s dream is to be a Vol one day, this will be the best place to start that journey.

Kids at the Kodak camp will have the opportunity to learn from those who have been there and understand what it takes to make that dream a reality. Former Vols who will be camp instructors in Kodak include Jabari Davis, Tony Robinson, Chris Treece, Eric Westmoreland, Cedric Houston, DeAngelo Lloyd, Justin Harrell, Jayson Swain and Gerald Riggs.

Every camper will receive a camp T-shirt, socks, drawstring swag bag, water bottle, UT wristband and UT poster, as well as a ticket to a Tennessee Smokies baseball game. Lunch will be available as well as a food truck with barbecue and snow cones. Each camper will also receive autographs and have the chance to win prizes.

All campers would wear a T-shirt, shorts and cleats. Space is limited, and online registration will secure a camp spot. Registration will be accepted online until June 19 depending on camp availability, and limited walk-up registrations will be accepted the day of the camp. All campers must bring their online camp registration ticket the day of camp. The cost is $225 for the three-day event, or $75 to attend one day.

Online registration is available by visiting the camp website at www.utlegendsultimate.eventbrite.com. Northview Academy is located at 2719 Northview Academy Lane in Kodak.

There will also be a one-day camp held on May 11 at Virginia High School in Bristol. That camp will run from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m., and it will be instructed by Robinson, Davis, Greece, Westmoreland, Lloyd and Corey Larkins.

For any questions about either camp, send an email to UTLegendsFBCamp@gmail.com.


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.


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

There will be three different levels of clinics, as girls in grades K-5 will have a days of instruction on June 17, girls in grades 9-12 will have a two-day clinic on June 18-19 and girls in grades 6-8 will have an opportunity for instruction on June 24-25.

The cost is $30 for grades K-5 and $80 for grades 6-12. For high school players, the clinic will run from 9 a.m. until noon both days, the middle school clinic will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. both evenings and the K-5 clinic will be from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.

The primary goals of the camps 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.

Tusculum women’s volleyball coach Danielle Marante has announced the dates for four summer camps to be held on the Greeneville campus at Pioneer Arena.

The first is the Young Pioneers Camp which will be held June 3-4 and is open for all campers ages 8-10. There will be two sessions each day from 9 a.m. until noon and 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Cost of the Young Pioneers Camp is $75 per camper.

The All-Skills Camp will be held June 5-7 and is open for players ages 10-13. This is for commuter campers ($225) which will include lunch daily in the University dining hall. The camp will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

The Tusculum Volleyball Positional Camp is for campers ages 13-18 and will be held June 10-12. This camp has both an overnight ($275) and a commuter ($225) option. Camp will run daily from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

The Tusculum team camp is scheduled for June 13-15 and is open for all high school teams. Teams may choose the overnight option ($300 per player) or the commuter option ($275), which includes all meals in the University dining hall.

For more information, contact Marante at 423-636-7328 or dmarante@tusculum.edu. Registration and more information is available on the team web site at www.TusculumPioneers.com/sports/wvball/index.


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 Saturday track meets will be held on June 15 at Knoxville West, June 22 at Powell and June 29 at Austin-East. All meets 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.