Cedarcrest High School Summer Sports Camps 2018-19

The following is information about upcoming sports camps for Lower Valley children to be hosted by Cedarcrest High School’s athletic program. All camps will be held at facilities on the Cedarcrest High School campus, located at 29000 NE 150th St. in Duvall.

Registration forms for all of the below mentioned camps, along with information on where to mail your checks, are available now by going onto the Cedarcrest High School website and downloading them there. The site can be accessed at right by going to our news links, and when you get there, scroll over to “Sports” and a pop up menu will open up with a link to the camp webpage, under “Sports Camps.” Click on that link and it will take you there, then click on the links to the respective camps to download the necessary forms, which include a registration and emergency medical form, both of which need to be filled out and signed by you in order for your child to participate in any of these camps. These forms may also be available inside the main offices at Riverview School District schools, so stop by and check if interested.

Information for upper Valley sports camps being offered by Mount Si High School athletic programs will be announced at a later date.

With that, here’s this summer’s CHS sports camp information.

Baseball: The Red Wolves’ baseball program will open the camp season on Saturday, hosting their camp at the baseball field behind the CHS building. It will be in the morning from 9am-noon and is geared for players ages 9-13. The fee to participate in this camp is $25. Checks are to be made out to the school. Campers will learn advanced baseball fundamentals that will help them succeed in Little League and in travel ball programs this summer, with an emphasis on skills they’ll need in order to be successful as a Cedarcrest High School player in the coming years. Such things as fielding, hitting, bunting, proper throwing mechanics, catching and baserunning will be discussed. Campers will be taught by Red Wolves players and coaches, led by head coach Scott Goldsberry. Goldsberry, a teacher at Cedarcrest, has been the coach for Cedarcrest baseball for many years and has built a program which has been one of the stronger programs around the state in 2A high school baseball, having won the title once and finished runner-up as well, just a couple of years ago. Campers are asked to bring their own equipment and also dress warm.

Softball: Cedarcrest’s softball camp will be on April 27, from 9am-noon at the Red Wolves’ softball field on campus behind the main school building. The camp costs $40 at the door and should include a t-shirt although at this late date that is not guaranteed. Checks are payable to CHS Fastpitch and should be mailed to the school, with the address on the registration form, or brought to the camp that morning prior to 8:45 am.

The camp is geared for players ages 4-13 years old. Campers will learn skills and fundamentals that will help them succeed in the sport at the youth level and in the future as Red Wolves players. Such things as hitting, pitching, fielding and throwing will be discussed. Cedarcrest is among the stronger programs around the state in 2A high school softball, and has a couple of players who are currently, or will be playing, college softball in the coming years, including recent grads Elaine Townley (Hillsdale, MI) and Maddie Nixon (North Dakota), and the soon-to-graduate Michaela Carter (Fordham).

Players will be instructed by players and coaches from the Red Wolve program, led by veteran head coach Gary Damron, who has led the team to postseason the past few seasons, with a trip to state just a couple of seasons ago to his credit.

For more information, contact Kristine Pluschke at CHSFastpitch19@gmail.com, or call the school at (425) 844-4800.

Basketball: Cedarcrest’s basketball camps will take place after the school year ends. Sessions are scheduled June 27 and 28, then after taking that weekend off, resume on July 1 and 2. The boys’ sessions are in the morning, with the girls in the afternoon, as follows:

-Middle school boys (grades 7-9) from 8-9:45am
-Older elementary-age boys (grades 4-6) from 10-11:45am
-Younger elementary-age boys (grades 1-3) from noon-1:30pm
-Elementary-age girls (grades 1-5) from 2:30-4:30pm
-Middle school girls (grades 6-9) from 4:30-6:30pm

Each four-day session costs $80 and checks are to be made out to the school. The camp fee includes t-shirts, a camp basketball, and campers will also have a chance to win prizes during the course of the camp. All sessions will be inside the school’s gymnasium. Campers will learn advanced basketball fundamentals that will help them succeed on the court, both within the Red Wolves’ youth travel ball program and in the future as CHS high school players. Shooting, ball-handling, defense such as screening, passing and footwork will be among the concepts discussed. Boys’ sessions will be instructed by players and coaches led by Red Wolve boys’ head coach Joe Ayers, while girls’ sessions will be instructed by players and coaches led by CHS girls’ head coach Brad Knowles. Both teams this past season made the Northwest 2A District playoffs in their first seasons as members of the Wesco 2A/3A Conference, and have made a commitment to work closer together to further youth basketball in the lower Valley. Campers are asked to dress in proper basketball gear, including clean court shoes.

If you have questions, here’s who to contact:

-For the boys’ camps, Ayers can be reached at (425) 445-6355 or by email at coachayers@outlook.com
-For the girls’ camps, Knowles can be reached at (425) 941-0127 or by email at bdk2276@comcast.net

Volleyball: CHS’ volleyball program will be hosting their camp July 22-24. There are two sessions scheduled for the three days, each with a different cost.

-The camp for middle school girls (grades 6-8) will be from 9am-noon each day and costs $75
-The camp for elementary-age girls (grades 2-5) will be from 1-3pm each day and costs $50

Checks are to be made out to the school. The camp will be held inside Cedarcrest’s gymnasium. The fee includes a camp t-shirt. Campers will learn fundamentals that will help them advance their games in the sport of volleyball, and have success both at the youth level and at the high school level. Players and coaches from the Red Wolve program will be instructing the camp. Skills to be discussed include footwork, passing, setting, arm swing mechanics and defense.

Campers are asked to wear proper volleyball shoes and bring your own water bottle with your name on it.

For more information, contact the school at (425) 844-4800.

Wrestling: Cedarcrest’s wrestling camp this year is July 8-10. Sessions all three days are from 9am-noon at CHS’ wrestling practice facility, located inside the school next to the gymnasium. Boys and girls are invited this year to learn skills and fundamentals that will help them succeed on the mat in what is fast becoming a very strong, and very diverse, program within the 2A high school scene in the Puget Sound area.

Each session costs $90, but if you register additional kids, each additional sibling costs $50, and all checks are to be made out to the school. That fee includes a camp t-shirt. Such things as technique, conditioning and mental focus will be discussed. The camp will also include opportunities for kids to compete against one another.

Campers will be instructed by Cedarcrest coaches and wrestlers, led by head coach Mark Ward. The Red Wolves this past season had success, with several of their boys making the state Mat Classic meet, and also made history and broke barriers at the same time, with five girls competing for the first time as part of the Cedarcrest program, one of whom also made postseason. Those five girls will likely be among the athletes who will be on hand instructing campers, so girls who participate this year can learn from their peers.

Campers are asked to dress in proper wrestling attire and also wear clean shoes to the camp. If you have questions, coach Ward can be contacted at (206) 718-3664 or by email at wardmar@rsd407.org.

Football: The Red Wolves’ football camp is from July 15-18, and is divided into two sessions, as follows:

-Elementary-age boys (ages 7-11) all four days are from 4-6pm
-Middle school-age boys (ages 12-15) all four days are from 6-8pm

Each of the four-day sessions costs $80 with checks payable to the school. This fee includes a t-shirt. The camp will be held inside Cedarcrest’s on-campus stadium. Campers will learn fundamentals and skills that will help them succeed on the field both within the CHS youth football feeder program, and as high school players in the Red Wolve high school program. Such things as proper tackling, blocking, conditioning, stance and starting positions, will be discussed. It is important to note that this camp is a non-contact camp, so parents can be assured their kids will be safe during the course of the camp.

Campers will be instructed by coaches and players from the Red Wolve program. The team finished 3-6 this past season and is slowly regaining competitive footing within the 2A Northwest District, and it is hoped that increased interest and turnout in the coming years can help this trend.

For more information, contact the school, (425) 844-4800.

Soccer: Cedarcrest’s soccer camp will be from July 8-11. This is a co-ed camp, open to boys and girls grades kindergarten-eighth, with each day’s session taking place from 9:30am-noon inside Cedarcrest’s on-campus stadium. The camp costs $100 for the four days with checks payable to the school. This fee includes a camp t-shirt, and snacks and drinks will be provided on the final day of the camp.

Campers will learn advanced skills and fundamentals that will help them succeed both within youth soccer in organizations such as the Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association or its select program, Cascade FC, and in the future at the high school level within Cedarcrest’s program. It is anticipated there will be a five-camper per staff member ratio, so more individualized instruction can be expected, which will also help kids further improve their skills. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level also helping more individualize the instruction.

Campers will be instructed by coaches and players in the Red Wolve boys’ and girls’ soccer programs, led by their head coaches, boys’ coach Cesar Sanchez and girls’ coach Alex Hickox. The boys this season are holding up well within the Wesco 2A/3A conference in their first season as members in the league in over 20 years, while the girls came close to winning the league title last fall in their first season as Wesco members.

Campers are asked to wear proper soccer gear (for turf-based fields) and also bring a water bottle and soccer ball with their name on it. For more information, contact the school at (425) 844-4800 or email the coaches:

-Hickox can be reached for girls’ questions at alex_hickox@hotmail.com
-Sanchez can be reached for boys’ questions at sanchezc@rsd407.org