Lassen Community College hosts volleyball camps
Lassen Community College put on a volleyball camp for seventh and eighth grade players Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4. The campers got to learn the fundamentals of the game and practice their skills in the Lassen Community College gym. Photo by Maddie Musante
Aug. 13 — Seventh and eighth grade volleyball players got to learn the fundamentals of the game and hone their skills during Lassen Community College’s youth volleyball camp Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4.
The two-day camp was organized and run by Lassen Community College’s new head volleyball coach, Amy Williamson and an assistant.
The seventh and eighth grade campers got to practice and play in the Lassen Community College gym alongside the Lady Cougars volleyball team, which began practicing for the upcoming season Aug. 1.
According to Williamson, the camp focused on skill development and covered all the basic skills used in the game of volleyball.
Two more half-day volleyball camps were held at Lassen Community on Sunday, Aug. 11 for ninth and tenth and 11th and 12th grade players who wanted to prepare for Lassen High School volleyball tryouts, which will take place today, Tuesday, Aug. 13 through Thursday, Aug. 15. The tryout preparation camps covered basic volleyball skills, but were mainly an opportunity for the players to compete in scrimmages and get ready for team tryouts.
Lassen High School field hockey holding tryouts this week
Aug. 12 — Lassen High School field hockey is holding tryouts today, Monday, Aug. 12 through Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Lassen High School girl’s gym. Freshman and junior varsity tryouts being at 3:15 p.m. and varsity tryouts begin at 5 p.m.
Athletes wishing to participate in tryouts must have a sports physical.
If you are new to field hockey, an incoming freshman or would like to know more, call coach Reesa at 310-1696.
British youth soccer camp comes to Susanville
Campers play a game called Big, Unfriendly Giant during soccer camp Tuesday, July 31. In the game, the coach acts as a big, unfriendly giant who is sleeping. The children must sneak past him and retrieve “treasure” (soccer balls) without making any noise. If they wake the giant, he will chase them and try to take away the soccer balls. The popular game helps teach children how to dribble and walk with the ball. Photo by Maddie Musante
Aug. 8 — More than 20 Lassen County children participated in a Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp on Monday, July 29 through Friday, Aug. 2. The camp was held at Riverside Park in Susanville and children participated in mini-soccer, first kicks, half-day and full-day soccer camps, depending on their age.
Coaches were from Great Britain and focused on teaching the children the fundamental techniques of soccer through fun games, skill-building activities and match play.
According to Charlie Corsby, a coach at the camp, the younger children enjoy skill-building games the most, whereas the older groups usually love scrimmaging.
“With the little ones I always find the most favorite game is one we call Big, Unfriendly Giant. All the kids have a soccer ball and they go toward the cave of the big, unfriendly giant who has treasure and he pretends to be asleep. If you’re noisy and he wakes up, he turns around and you have to stop with your ball and keep it under control, and the kids are learning just to dribble and walk with the ball … and the aim is that they get close to the giant and he’ll chase them back if they move,” Corsby said.
Each day the campers got to practice foot skills, participate in technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily tournament referred to as the World Cup. They also did at least an hour of core skills such as dribbling, passing, shooting, heading and tackling each day.
Campers ranged from ages 3 to 14 and many are participants in Lassen Youth Soccer.
The camp’s coaches, who will be coaching in the United States for about three months, said they enjoyed visiting Susanville and that the locals were friendly and accommodating.
“Everyone’s been really nice, really welcoming,” Corsby said.
For more information on Challenger Sports British Soccer Camps, visit challengersports.com.
A flock of flamingos visits the Lassen County Times
The Lassen County Times’ friends at KSUE/JDX radio station enlisted the Lassen High School volleyball team to “flamingo” the Times’ office today, Wednesday, Aug. 7 as part of the team’s flamingo fundraiser. The volleyball squad is placing flamingos on the lawns of local homes and businesses to raise funds for the upcoming season. If you would like to send a flock of flamingos to the lawn of a friend or business, or if you would like to purchase insurance to protect yourself from being “flamingoed,” call Helen Scheff at 310-2767. Photo by Maddie Musante
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