Valley sports summer camp schedule and reminders

As we have been telling you over the past few weeks, there are several summer sports camp options in various sports that are available to Valley families as the school year winds down. With the school year coming to a close, time is getting short if you want to register your child in one of these local camps. As a service to you, the readers, we are running in full all of our camp announcements that we have had for you here; you can see those again after the break.

Cedarcrest High School has announced dates for summer camps sponsored by their football, volleyball, soccer and cheer programs. Registration forms for all of these camps are at CHS’ school website, linked at right in our news links. If you are interested in their basketball camps, see their information below for how to register.

The Red Wolves’ volleyball program will be hosting their camp from July 1-3 at Cedarcrest’s gymnasium, 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall. There are three sessions scheduled, with each session geared for different grade levels from grades 2-12. The sessions are as follows:

-Grades 2-5 (Elementary, session 1): 9-11am
-Grades 6-8 (Middle, session 2): Noon-3pm
-Grades 6-12 (Middle/High/Setters Clinic): 3:30-5pm

For either session 1 or 2, it’s $65, session 3 is $30, and sessions 2 and 3 are $90. Checks are payable to Cedarcrest High School.

The camps will help teach players the fundamentals of volleyball, and will focus on such skills as footwork, passing, setting, arm swing, and conditioning, all designed to help players improve their games to prepare them for high school volleyball or youth club volleyball at the Puget Sound Region level.

Session three is a “Setters Clinic” where setting will be the featured skill worked on. For more information on the camp, call Cedarcrest head coach Kelsey Fish at (509)881-0020 or email at Campers are advised to bring court appropriate shoes and a water bottle marked with your name.

CHS’ boys’ and girls’ soccer camp will be held July 8-10, at Cedarcrest High School’s stadium, 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall. The sessions, to be held 9:30am-noon, are open to boys and girls grades K-8. The camps will instruct young players the skills and fundamentals they will need in order to help them succeed in youth soccer. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level, and it is anticipated a ratio of five players for one coach will occur, providing for more individualized instruction.

If you register by June 21, it is $60 to enroll your child in this camp; after that it will cost $70 to participate. Costs include a free t-shirt. Campers are asked to bring proper footwear, shin guards, shorts, sweatshirt and other weather-appropriate clothing, a water bottle and a soccer ball with the player’s name on it. Checks are payable to CHS Soccer, and for more information, contact boys’ soccer coach Zack Pittis at the high school.

The Red Wolves’ football camp will be held July 15-18, also at CHS’ stadium. There will be two sessions, split up by age level, for players ages 7-15:

-Session 1 (ages 7-11): 4-6pm
-Session 2 (ages 12-15): 6-8pm

Each session costs $85 (checks payable to Cedarcrest High School), and will teach young football players the skills and techniques they will need to help them succeed on the gridiron this fall. Such things as proper tackling and blocking techniques, stance and starting positions, and proper use of equipment will be discussed. The camp is a non-contact camp. Campers will be taught by members of the Cedarcrest High School football program, led by head coach Jason Frederick.

If you have questions, contact Frederick at (425) 844-4809. Campers are asked to wear proper footwear, such as field-turf approved football cleats.

CHS’ cheer camp will also take place July 15-18, but will be inside the school’s gymnasium. Sessions are for grades K-8, and are split up by age level:

-Elementary (grades K-4): 4-5:30pm
-Middle (grades 5-8): 6-8pm

The camp costs $65, with checks payable to CHS. The fee includes a T-shirt if you send your check in by July 1. Campers will learn all the cheers, chants and dances that will help them prepare for their performances during games this fall. All campers will get a chance to show off their stuff at a CHS home football game this fall.

Campers are asked to being water and wear appropriate clothing and shoes. No jewelry is allowed in the camp.

For more information, contact Jackie Boak at

Cedarcrest High School’s boys’ and girls’ basketball programs have announced dates for their summer camps this summer.

The boys and girls will be hosting a total of five sessions from June 24-27, with each session geared towards players at respective grade levels. Here’s a schedule for all five sessions:

Boys’ Middle/High School (7th-9th grades) – 8:00-10:00am
Boys’ Elementary/Middle (4th-6th grades) – 10:00am-12n
Boys’ Elementary (1st-3rd grades) – 12n – 2:00 pm
Girls’ Elementary (1st- 5th grades ) – 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Girls’ Middle/High School (6th – 9th grades) – 4:30 – 6:30 pm

All sessions will be held at Cedarcrest High School’s gymnasium at 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall.

Each of the camps, which cost $80, will teach young basketball players from grades 1-9 fundamental skills that will help them succeed at higher levels of competition. Skills to be addressed include ball handling, screening, footwork, live ball and dead ball moves and competition in one-on-one up to five-on-five situations.

The sessions, depending on whether boys or girls are involved, will be taught by members of the Cedarcrest High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams, including coaches and players. Camp fees include a t-shirt, basketball, and a chance to win other prizes. Both teams made the playoffs this past season, with the Red Wolves’ girls making it all the way to state for the first time in school history, so this is a chance for Lower Valley parents to have their young basketball players get instruction from some of the best in their sport in the community. Campers are asked to bring clean indoor basketball shoes to participate in the activities.

Information and registration forms are available by going to the boys’ and girls’ basketball websites, which we have linked at right in news links. If you go to the boys’ website, it will be in the “Documents” section at left, and on the girls’ webpage, look for the “Handouts” tab on left and click on that to find the form.

Local baseball instructor Steve Goucher and Si View Metro Parks have announced their summer youth baseball camp schedule.

Goucher, a longtime scout and instructor, has taught youth baseball players in the Valley baseball fundamentals through his courses for the past few years, and he has announced two different camp offerings for local youth baseball players.

-The Summer Pro Baseball Jazz Clinic will have two separate sessions to choose from: June 18-21 or July 16-19. Each of the sessions, to be held at Chief Kanim Middle School in Fall City, cost $129 per camper, and will allow players a chance to learn higher level skills in all fundamentals of baseball, including, pitching, hitting, fielding and throwing. The sessions are Monday-Thursday from 10am-1pm.

-The Skills & Drills Baseball Class will take place over seven Fridays, from July 12 to August 23. The sessions are in the mornings from 10am-11:30am, also at CKMS. Players will work with Goucher on basic skills and fundamentals and be able to practice what they learn in game-like situations, helping them prepare for higher levels of play. The full seven week session costs $109.

You can register or get more information on either or both camps by calling Aaron Colby at Si View Metro Parks, (425) 831-1900, or by logging on to the Si View park website, which is at right in our news links.

Mount Si High School’s boys’ and girls’ soccer program is once again hosting its annual camp this summer.

The camp, known as the “Wildcat Attack Camp”, is back for its ninth year. This camp has helped many local kids over the years learn the sport of soccer at a higher level, helping them prepare for more advanced play as they get older. And that is the mission once again this summer.

The camp, run by Mount Si head soccer coach Darren Brown, will teach local boys’ and girls’ soccer players from ages 5-13 the technical and tactical skills they will need in order to succeed in high school soccer and the advanced levels of club soccer. Brown will be assisted by current and former Mount Si soccer players, some of whom have gone on to play at the college level.

There are four sessions available this summer, and all sessions are Tuesdays-Fridays and are in the mornings from 9:30-noon at Mount Si High School’s stadium. Each session runs for that full week period, and each session costs $95, with discounts available for multiple family members. The sessions are June 18-21, 25-28, and July 9-12 and 16-19. The camp fee includes a T-shirt, and equipment will be provided.

You may have seen the ads in our community for a rival camp to be held locally in July as well; that camp is run by an out-of-town company, using out-of-town instructors, and they are charging more for their program. The Wildcat Attack Camps, on the other hand, will provide your son or daughter the same quality instruction the other guys will provide at an affordable price, from coaches and instructors who you know and trust in our community.

Brown is, in addition to being the Mount Si High School head soccer coach, the head of the high school’s physical education department and has taught children in our community for a decade. He is an experienced coach, having coached at the high school level for over a dozen seasons now, both here and in Oregon, and is also an assistant coach with Bellevue College’s men’s soccer program.

More information, and a registration form, are available by going to Mount Si’s boys’ soccer website, linked at news links at right, or you can call Brown at (253) 961-7832. Forms are also available at all elementary and middle school main offices within the Snoqualmie Valley School District, and you can get those during regular school hours.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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