Choosing the Right Summer Sports Camp

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As we head into spring, now is the perfect time to start looking at summer sports camps. Whether you want a general sports camp or a specialized-position camp, is an extremely useful resource for locating the right program. Along with an extensive list of camps, the site offers the following advice to athletes searching for the right fit:

"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 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.

"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 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 think like a professional player. 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, 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."

For a comprehensive list of summer sports camps as well as year-round instructional camps, head over to

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