Lamar offers summer sports camps

Lamar offers summer sports camps

Area youth can have fun while honing their skills 

BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University will once again offer numerous opportunities for young athletes to improve their skills while having a good time at a summer sports camp.

There will be camps for baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball this summer. All camps, with the exception of softball, will be conducted at Lamar. The softball camps will take place at Ford Park.

Baseball camps under the direction of legendary coach Jim Gilligan are scheduled for June 17-21 and June 24-27 at Vincent-Beck Stadium. The Pat Knight Boys Basketball Camps are set for June 17-20 and June 24-27 at the Montagne Center.

A girls basketball camp is set for June 12-14 at the Montagne Center, while a girls basketball team camp is scheduled for Aug. 1-3. The camps are under the direction of new women's basketball coach Robin Harmony.

A football camp for students in first through eighth grades takes place at Provost Umphrey Stadium on June 10-12, while a camp for high-school football players is slated for June 13-14. The camps are under the direction of Lamar football coach Ray Woodard.

Soccer camps under the direction of Orlando Cervantes will be at the Lamar Soccer Complex on July 8-12 and July 22-26. One-day softball camps under the guidance of Lamar coach Holly Bruder for players ages 6-12 are set for June 19 and June 25. A softball camp for players in high school through junior college will take place July 16-17.

Tennis camps for players from ages 10-18 will be held at the Thompson Family Tennis Center on June 10-13, June 17-20, June 24-27, July 22-25 and July 29-Aug. 1. The camps are run by men's tennis coach Scott Shankles and women's tennis coach David Wong.

A volleyball camp for players in grades 4-6 is set for June 11-13. Volleyball camps for players in grades 7-9 will take place on June 17-20, July 8-11 and July 29-Aug. 1. All volleyball camps are held at McDonald Gym under the supervision of LU women's volleyball coach Justin Gibert.

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