What to Think About When Choosing a Sports Camp
If you’ve been considering attending a sports camp this year, you’ve probably got some questions on how to choose the right camp for you. Before you start looking at camps, make a list of what it is you want to learn and what you want your camp experience to focus on. You’ll also want to consider the more mundane aspects of selecting a camp, like cost, location, and scheduling. Once you know what you want, where you want to go, what you can afford, and when you’ll be able to take the time off, you can start narrowing down your search.
First, let’s think about what it is you want to learn. Do you want to improve your general skills and athleticism? If so, look for a camp that focuses on the fundamentals of your game and that offers instruction on workouts and drills. Do you want to learn more about your specific position? Specialized position camps are available for many sports, including football, baseball, hockey, basketball, and softball. These camps will teach you how to train for that position, focus on the skills most relevant to your position, and how to think like a professional player of that position. If you are more interested in recruiting, you can find a camp that offers recruiting instruction or opportunities.
If cost is an issue, look for camps that offer discounts, scholarships, or tuition breaks. You’ll find that many camps offer discounts for early registration, for multiple camp registrations (either for a single camper at multiple sessions or several campers at one session), family discounts, employee discounts (Duke employees get discounts on camp registration fees at the university, for example), and scholarship opportunities, both for need and merit. Little League baseball camps offer a scholarship for winning essays, for example.
Choosing a Sports Camp in Your Area
As for location, you can find camps in your area or state at SportsCampConnections.com. There are sports camp listings for summer, winter, and year-round instruction like Michigan University Basketball Camp.
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