SFA, Angelina College hosting multiple summer sports camps

SFA, Angelina College hosting multiple summer sports camps
Source: SFA Athletics

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Summers is almost here and that means athletes will have plenty of time to work on their skill set.

There are multiple camps happening in The Pineywoods.

At Angelina College, baseball players interested at playing in college can take part in an evaluation camp. According to Angelina College, Roadrunner baseball coaches will host a pair of evaluation camps this summer at Roadrunner Field on the Angelina College campus. The first camp will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 2; the second will take place at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20.

This camp is open to all high school graduates, underclassmen or anyone with college eligibility ages 16 and older with an interest in playing baseball for Angelina College. It is not an instructional camp and is for evaluation only; there will be no game played during the camps. Players will be graded on running, arm strength, fielding, hitting and power. Pitchers will throw brief bullpen sessions in order to grade all their pitches and velocity.

There will be a $40 fee for each participant. Coaches ask that players arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the workouts. Those interested can register early (by credit card) through the Angelina College Community services office by calling (936) 633-5206. There will be late registration at 8:30 a.m. on the day of each camp ($40.00, cash or check only) for those who could not pre-register.

AC head coach Jeff Livin will head the camp. He currently boasts four former Roadrunner players on Major League Baseball rosters: Clay Buchholz (Arizona Diamondbacks), Andrew Cashner (Baltimore Orioles), Josh Tomlin (Cleveland Indians) and Jason Gurka (Baltimore Orioles). Several of Livin's former players also are working their way through the minor league system.

In Nacogdoches, SFA men's basketball coach Kyle Keller and women's basketball coach Mark Kellogg will hst multiple basketball camps.

According to the camp website, the Kyle Keller Basketball Camp will stress fundamentals with a heavy emphasis on the skills of shooting, dribbling, passing, and team play. Camps will adhere to a 10-1 camper-coach ratio which provides for a safe and well-supervised learning environment. A 2.5-1 camper-ball ratio will allow for more hands on opportunities for each camper to learn the fundamentals of basketball. The daily schedule includes a balanced mix of drills, contests, team practice, and games, which allows for a fun-filled learning experience. During team play, unselfish basketball, team offense, and team defense will be emphasized. Campers will have an opportunity to learn valuable life skills and develop relationships.

There are two different camp options. The first is a Day Camp. The camp runs from June 18-21. There is a morning or afternoon session. Campers can participate in both. There is also an overnight camp that runs from Jun 24-27.

To register, click here.

Coach Kellogg also has several camp options. Kellogg and the staff will put on three different camps. The first is an individual camp that runs from June 11-14. Players will receive individual instruction from our coaches including Head Coach Mark Kellogg. Participants will sharpen their fundamentals of basketball and team work with drills, team building exercises and competitive games!!

The second camp is a team camp that runs from June 14-15. The final camp is an elite day camp on June 16. This camp is designed for the serious athlete who is seeking a college basketball type experience. Sessions will include fundamental skill work, competitions, 5-on-5 games, and position break down.

For information on the girls camps, click here.

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