ST. STEPHENS SPORTS: Indians prep for football camp; baseball camp complete

Published Thursday, July 13th, 2017

HICKORY – St. Stephens High’s Little Indian Football Camp begins July 31 at the school and continues through Aug. 3.

The camp is designed to give football players in the St. Stephens community an opportunity to meet and become familiar with the area’s coaches at the middle school and at St. Stephens. It focuses on the fundamentals of offense, defense and special team play.

Staffing the camp will be Indians head varsity football coach Wayne Hicks, Arndt Middle head coach Lee Vanderlinden and coaches who work in the St. Stephens Optimist Football program, plus assistant coaches from St. Stephens and Arndt.

Cost of the camp is $40 (checks written to the camp should be made out to St. Stephens High) and it’s open to rising first- through eighth-graders.

Registration is set for July 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on July 31 and daily sessions begin at 6:30 and last for 90 minutes.

Campers need to bring the following equipment: athletic shoes or cleats, shorts and t-shirt, a water bottle.

Parents will need to sign a general release for their camper(s) to participate.

For more information contact Hicks at (828-962-2080.

Baseball camp: Indians head baseball coach Adam Windham reports he closed out his baseball camp at the school on Thursday.

Campers were drilled in the Indian Olympics, held a dizzy bat contest and a scrimmage and finished up with a sliding practice on a trap.

The camp began on Monday with Windham and his coaching staff — Murphy Post (varsity assistant), Eric Isenhour (head junior varsity coach) and Jonathan Wyant (assistant coach) – and former and current St. Stephens working the camp.

Campers ranged from those about to enter the second grade to rising high school freshmen and they received 3 ½ hours of instruction each day, including sessions focused on throwing mechanics, defensive fundamentals, base running techniques and individual hitting drills.


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