With the Baseball, Softball, and Football camps all being held this past week, Foxcroft Academy Summer Programs are quickly and busily coming to a close, and just in time for alumni weekend. For the majority of the week, the sun was shining, and each sports camp had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather while practicing.
The week began with Baseball camp from 9 am to noon. FA baseball coach Nick Miller directed the baseball camp, along with the help of Assistant Coach Matthew Spooner and FA alum Brooks Law. The camp was held for younger players grades 3 through 8.
Over the week, the young athletes were quick to pick up on techniques and skills. During their sessions, Coach Miller would have the athletes break off into groups. Coach Miller worked with the pitchers and catcher, while Coach Spooner and Law would take the rest of the players and practice fielding drills on the softball field.
Later in the afternoon, on the practice field behind the school, Football camp was happening. Directed by FA football coach Danny White and several assistants from FA and youth programs, the camp worked with students in both middle school and high school. During the sessions, the camp was broken up into groups of younger and older campers.
This camp was an excellent experience for the younger athletes, where they were learning the basic techniques and rules of the sport. Many of the FA football players who attended the camp worked with the younger campers, teaching them new skills and passing on their knowledge of the game. For the high school campers, the critical focus of the week was honing and improving the skills they already had.
At the same time, the Softball camp occurred on the FA softball field. Sedomocha teacher and softball coach Kirstie Mower directed the camp for grades 3 through 8. Throughout the week, Mower was working with many girls who she coached during the school year, preparing them for the upcoming season. The girls worked hard every day, working on the right techniques for fielding, batting, and running the bases.
It was a great week overall for these three camps and a great way to wrap up the summer, as camps and programs are officially over for 2019. For more photos of the camps, visit our Flickr page.