Thursday, May 22, 2014

Athletic Advantage summer camps for young athletes

School is just about out and it’s time for summer camps to begin. Help get your young athlete ready for the sports season this summer with Athletic Advantage summer camps at CoxHealth.

“These camps are for any current or future athlete,” explains Jess Hamlet, Athletic Advantage coordinator. “This is great for elementary and middle school students working on coordination and balance, and high school students working to improve their game for a scholarship.”

There are two age groups available, 12 and younger and 13 and older. Participants ages 12 and younger will work on proper running mechanics, flexibility, speed, agility and power drills, injury prevention, proper squat technique and cardio. The older age group will provide complete body strengthening, improve vertical jump, flexibility, plyometrics, speed, agility and power drills, injury prevention, core strength and cardio.

Camps are held in the CoxHealth Meyer Center the weeks of June 2-6, June 16-20, July 7-11 and July 21-25. Younger group sessions are 1 – 2:30 p.m. and the older group meets 2:30 – 4 p.m. The cost is $50. Sign up for your chosen class one week early and receive a $5 discount.

For more information or to sign-up call 417-276-1974 or email