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C.W. Post Opens New Pioneer Sports Academy for Kids this Summer

Eight sport camps will be led by C.W. Post Coaches

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Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University
516-299-2334

Brookville, N.Y. – The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University has opened registration for the Pioneer Sports Academy, a new summer athletic camp for children ages 7 to 17. Eight different sports camps are available, including boys’ lacrosse, baseball, football and basketball and girls’ lacrosse, softball, basketball and field hockey. Each individual camp is held over a one-week period, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at a cost of $450. Children will be grouped by age, skill level and experience.

All camps are led by winning coaches of the C.W. Post Pioneer Division II athletic teams and their assistants and are designed to focus on the skills that will enhance an individual’s talent and ability, while reinforcing the fundamentals of every area in a particular sport. Through demonstrations, drills and positive reinforcement, coaches will provide concentrated instruction that will benefit any athlete, whether he or she is at the beginner or advanced level.

“This is a great way to build a child's confidence while having fun,” said Dorene Angevine, director of youth programs at C.W. Post. “Students who attend the Pioneer Sports Academy will have the opportunity to play and learn from outstanding coaches and staff who know their sports inside and out.”

The Pioneer Sports Academy schedule is as follows:

June 28 - July 2 Boys Lacrosse and Boys Baseball
July 5 - 9 Girls Lacrosse
July 12 - 16 Girls Softball
July 19 - 23 Boys Football
July 26 - 30 Girls Basketball and Girls Field Hockey
August 2 - 6 Boys Basketball

For an additional charge, an after-camp program is available through the C.W. Post Summer Day Camp until 6 p.m. Lunch is provided and all campers receive a camp t-shirt. Parents must provide transportation to and from the camp. Like the renowned C.W. Post Summer Day Camp, the Pioneer Sports Academy is licensed by the New York State Department of Health and accredited by the American Camping Association.

Parents can learn more about the program by attending an open house on Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 9 a.m. in the Pratt Recreation Center. The C.W. Post Campus is located at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville. Registration is ongoing. For more information or to register, call 516-299-4004 or visit www.liu.edu/cwpost/summercamps.

Posted 03/15/2010

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