Iola coaches to hold youth sports camps

By JOCELYN SHEETS
Register Sports Editor

Iola High’s volleyball and basketball coaches are out to reach the younger players in the area. There will be volleyball and basketball skills camps in June.
The Iola coaches said they want to encourage all Iola youngsters to take part but also any boy or girl in the Iola area who wants to learn the basics of volleyball and basketball are encouraged to come to the camps.
A volleyball skills camp for girls in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades is June 1-4 at the Iola High School gym. The camp will be directed by Iola High head volleyball coach Jodi Grover and assistant coaches Chrissy Powell and Casey Greenwood.
The camp stresses fundamentals of volleyball as well as teamwork skills. There are two age group sessions — fifth and sixth grades from noon to 2 p.m. each day and seventh and eighth grades from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
“This camp is designed for not just girls in Iola but from through the area who want to learn the fundamentals of the sport,” said Grover, who is a veteran coach but is in her first year as head coach at IHS.
Camp fee is $25 per student and registration deadline is May 27. A camp T-shirt is included in the fee.
Registration fee the day of camp is $30.
For more information contact Grover at 365-4715.
Grover will also have the IHS Fillies’ team camp, June 1-4, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the high school. Camp fee is $25 and registration deadline also is May 27.
Iola High girls’ head basketball coach Becky Carlson and boys’ head basketball coach Steve Taylor are holding a youth basketball camp June 8-11. There are three age divisions.
“We want to teach the fundamentals of basketball and help the kids develop basketball skills,” Carlson said.
Boys and girls in the first through third grades will be at Iola’s Riverside Park Community Building from 1-3 p.m. each day. At the same time the fourth through sixth grade girls will be at the Iola High gym and the fourth through sixth grade boys are at the Iola Middle School gym.
Camp cost is $20 per person and if there is more than one family member, a $5 discount will apply. Registration deadline is Monday.
For more information contact Carlson at 365-4820 or Taylor at 365-4715.
Carlson will hold the Fillies’ high school team camp June 8-11, 8-10:30 a.m. Camp fee is $15 and the registration deadline is Monday.
Also June 8-11, Carlson and her coaching staff will hold a camp for middle school girls from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the IHS gym.
The camp is for students in seventh and eighth grades at IMS. Camp fee is $20 and registration deadline is Monday.
All basketball camp fees include a camp T-shirt. For forms or information contact Carlson or Taylor.