MSHS Sports Camps

As is the case this summer for Lower Valley youngsters through Cedarcrest High School, Upper Valley kids will have summer sports camp opportunities as well, through Mount Si High School’s sports programs. Three Wildcat teams have announced camps, with more expected. Here’s a rundown on what we have right now for you.

Football: Mount Si High School’s football program, in conjunction with Wildcat Junior Football, is hosting a summer camp in July. The camp, for boys and girls ages 7-13, will give young players instruction in the skills necessary for them to be successful within both the Wildcat junior program, then later in their careers as part of Mount Si High School’s football program.

Campers will learn fundamental skills in running, throwing and catching footballs, and instruction will be hands-on, separated by size and age to allow for campers to get more specialized instruction from coaches and players from the Mount Si program. There will be a focus on “safer tackling” techniques designed to reduce concussions in young players. In addition, there will be a punt-pass-kick competition as part of the camp activities.

The camp for younger players ages 7-9 is July 17-20, and the older players camp for ages 10-13 is July 24-27. Both sessions are from 6:00-8:00 pm and at Mount Si High School’s stadium, 8651 Meadowbrook Way SE in Snoqualmie (park in the back parking lot off Schusman Ave. SE).

You can register by going here to the Wildcat Junior Football website, or we will have this linked in our news links at right as well. There is an early-bird registration special going on right now, with the camp being $125 per camper through June 1. After June 1 to June 30 it will be $150 to register, and after July 1 the cost to register goes up to $175. The fee includes a camp T-shirt and gear they will be using during the course of the camp.

Campers are asked to bring water, turf-approved cleats, and the above-mentioned camp-issued gear. Campers are also required to take an online concussion training class provided by the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association, and that website is here. For more information, go to the Wildcat junior football website or email registrar@wcjfa.org.

Volleyball: There are two volleyball camps being provided this summer for local youth players.

The first is Mount Si High School’s camp. The Gold Medal Squared camp is July 17-20 at Mount Si High School’s gymnasium, with all sessions from 8:30am-5:30pm with two breaks during the course of each day. The cost for the week of camp is $225, and you can make checks out to the MSHS volleyball booster club and mail them to Bonnie Foote, 28428 238th Ave. SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038. You also need to register online here, and it will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. The camp is limited to the first 56 participants so it is first come, first served and you need to act quick to get your spot. The camp is open to middle and high school players in grades 7-12.

GMS camps, which have been provided over the past several years by the Wildcat program, teach young players concepts in the Gold Medal Squared system, and programs using that system have been successful programs with many of them winning championships at the youth club, high school and college levels. Staff will include top coaches from both Mount Si and college programs, and top Wildcat athletes as well. If you want your daughter to learn the skills necessary to be successful as a Mount Si player, you will want her to be participating in this camp. MSHS volleyball under Foote has become a consistent presence in postseason discussion both as a member of Kingco 3A and now currently in Kingco 4A. The team last season made the league playoffs, and in past seasons made it to the state 3A tournament.

For more information, contact Foote at (253) 569-8075 or email her at footeb@svsd410.org.

Additionally, the local club program that Foote runs as well, RidgeValley Volleyball, is providing a camp for younger players grades 3-6, both boys and girls. This camp also is July 17-20, but at the Mount Si freshman campus gym, off Railroad Ave. SE in Snoqualmie near the light with Meadowbrook Way SE. Sessions are in the morning from 9am-noon.

The cost to register is $150 and it is limited to the first 24 campers, so again, you need to act quick to secure a slot. To register go to RidgeValley’s volleyball website, at right in our news links.

Campers will learn fundamentals of the sport that will help them succeed at it, and also have fun as well doing it. Coaches and players from your local youth club volleyball organization will be instructing the camp.

Campers are asked to bring tennis shoes, a water bottle and knee pads for safety. For more information, log on to the RidgeValley website or email them at ridgevalleyvbc@gmail.com.

Basketball: MSHS’s basketball program also has announced its summer camp schedule, and it’s right around the corner. Both the boys and girls’ programs will be hosting camps in conjunction with Si View Metro Parks at Si View’s facilities in North Bend, 400 SE Orchard St.

The sessions, for kids in grades two-eight, will provide youth basketball players with skill instruction designed to help them improve their games and succeed at youth basketball, whether it be at the school or travel-ball level within Mount Si’s program or other local programs. The boys’ sessions are June 20-23, and the girls will be June 27-29. Among the instructors for the camps include coaches and players from both Mount Si programs, including boys’ head coach Jason Griffith.

More information on both of these camps is available at Si View’s website, at right in our newslinks. On the home page, click on Sports & Fitness at the top menu bar, then once on that page, at right, look for Sports Camps in the right menu under Youth Sports, click on that, and once there, look for the MSHS Boys or Girls Basketball camp info.