JMU4KIDS SPORTS AND FITNESS CAMP
Ages9-12 years Teenagers
Each day will include games and instruction in a variety of major sports as well as "lifetime athletic activities." Games like football, baseball, soccer, cross country, volleyball, European handball, kickball, and basketball are played each week. Also, lifetime sport/ adventure activity games like dodgeball, capture the flag, Cavatta ball, and flag tag are played as well. Every morning, to start camp, we run a fitness circuit that provides instruction and drills to improve agility, flexibility, quickness, and strength. Lastly, the athletes will have access to the on-site heated outdoor pool for both aquatic exercise and rehab along with "cooling off."
Director: Matt Shaw
Matt Shaw is a New York State certified physical education teacher for grades K-12. He has a Bachelors of Science degree from SUNY Cortland in Physical Education and a Masters degree in Education from St. Rose. He has taught and coached in the Albany area for the past 15 years, and is currently a P.E. teacher in the Amsterdam School District. He enjoys all sports and has a passion for improving the overall health and wellness of every child he teachers. Matt stresses the importance of sportsmanship and cooperation during game play and his goal is to help children become responsible, upstanding student/ athletes. This is Matt's forth summer with JMU 4 Kids as the director of our Sports & Fitness Camp, and also runs the Sports Camp portion of our Vacation Camps.