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Sports Camps

2018 Summer Sports Camps

To register please visit:
www.bluesombrero.com/mba


1st Camp
Session 1: May 29-June 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Cost: $160
Open to boys in rising pre/k-K (Must be 5 years old by Dec 31, 2018)

MBA is home to the Original All Sports Camp, and this new camp will introduce boys to a modified version of our most popular camp. This camp is for rising pre/k - kindergarten aged boys. Campers will have fun playing a variety of sports with boys their own age. This camp will be modeled after our All Sports Camp except there will not be a lunch period. All campers must be potty trained to be able to attend. Space for 1st camp is limited.

All Sports Camp
Week 1: June 4-8 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Week 2: June 11-15 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Week 3: June 18-22 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cost: $225 for one week; $425 for any two weeks; $615 for all three weeks.
Open to boys in rising grades 1-7.

The All-Sports Camp is staffed with MBA teachers and coaches as well as students from MBA. Campers who attend play a variety of sports throughout the day. Our All-Sports Camp may be the best way to learn about MBA and its programs. The boys will experience the entire campus, take one field trip and interact daily with our teachers and our students. The All-Sports Camp has been MBA's most popular camp for decades. Sports include: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, dodgeball, wrestling, indoor hockey, kickball, and more.

All Sports Precamp
Week 1: June 4-8 from 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Week 2: June 11-15 from 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Week 3: June 18-22 from 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.
Cost: $75 per week, 10 person minimum required

Enjoy gotcha, football, and other activities in the MBA gymnasium prior to the start of All Sports Camp.

All Sports Aftercamp
Week 1: June 4-8 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Week 2: June 11-15 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Week 3: June 18-22 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $100 per week, 10 person minimum required
For rising grades 1-7

Enjoy fun activities after All-Sports Camp. A snack will be provided.

SPECIALTY CAMPS

All specialty camps will focus on the basics of each sport as well as having fun and learning leadership skills. Prior experience is not necessary unless indicated. Specialty camps will be staffed by the MBA varsity coaches unless noted.

Baseball
July 9-13 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys in rising grades 1-6.

All campers will be taught offensive and defensive fundamentals such as hitting, pitching, and fielding. Campers have fun and learn the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship. This camp will be led by former MBA and University of Tennessee player Mike Anderson, who has coached collegiately at Vanderbilt and Tennessee Tech.

Baseball Hitting Camp
July 16-20 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys in rising grades 2-6.

All campers learn the fundamentals of hitting by Mike Anderson (former MBA and University of Tennessee catcher) and MBA players. The camp will focus on the hitting process from the stance to the swing, as well as the mental approach at the plate.

Baseball Pitching Camp
May 29-June 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys in rising grades 2-8

Campers will work on every aspect of what is needed to be a complete pitcher: mechanics, grips, how to properly long toss, mental approach, pick off moves, and fielding your position. All Experience levels are welcome.

Basketball May Madness Shooting Clinic
May 5 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $45
Open to boys in grades 3-7

The Big Red May Madness basketball shooting clinic will consist of drills, skills, instruction and fundamentals of how to shoot the basketball properly. Our staff will demonstrate and teach the fundamentals and techniques of shooting correctly, while also using our NOAH shooting machine during one of the stations.  The NOAH machine will help determine the proper angle at which to shoot the basketball into the basket.  We hope the kids will have fun learning the art of shooting the basketball and have fun competing in shooting competitions at the conclusion of the clinic.

Basketball
Camp 1: July 9-13 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $220 (lunch provided)
Open to boys in rising grades 2-7.

Camp 2: July 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $220 (Lunch provided)
Open to boys in rising grades 2-7.

Camp 3: July 23-27 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 2-7.

MBA's basketball camps operate under the mantra, “Fundamentals and Fun." Through instruction from the MBA coaches Kevin Anglin (former Vanderbilt star) and Ronnie McMahan (2nd leading scorer in Vanderbilt history) and players, campers are exposed on a daily basis to the offensive and defensive fundamentals of the game. In addition, players play two games a day and also participate in a number of contests and competitions. The result is an educational and enjoyable experience for the campers.

Basketball Shooting Camp
July 23-27 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys in rising grades 5-12.

The Big Red basketball shooting camp will be a camp consisting of basic drills, skills, instruction and fundamentals of how to shoot the basketball properly. Our staff will demonstrate and teach the fundamentals and techniques of shooting, while giving each kid a personal tutoring session with our NOAH shooting machine. The NOAH machine will record and printout out each player's specific shot. With this information, we will be able to help show them what areas to improve on in order to become a more accurate shooter. We hope the kids will have fun learning the art of shooting the basketball and have fun competing in shooting competitions and contests.

Cheerleading
Camp 1: May 29 - June 1 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Open to girls ages 4-12 years old
Cost: $150

Come have fun this summer and learn the fundamentals of cheerleading with the Big Red Cheerleaders! Campers will be divided into groups based on age and skill level so everyone gets a personalized camp experience. From cheers, chants, jumps, dances, and stunts, your daughter won't want to miss out!

Dodgeball

Camp 1: July 9-13 from 3:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 2-6

Camp 2: July 16-20 from 3:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 2-6

Camp 3: July 23-25 from 9 a.m. - 11:00 a.m (3 days)
Cost: $75
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 2-6

All campers will play various formats of dodgeball: regular elimination style, medic style with rebirth, and tournament style with round robin format. Coach "Patches" O' Woolsey will stress the 5 D's of dodgeball: dodge, duck, dip, dive, and dodge in a fun and exhilarating camp experience.

Fishing Camp
June 18 - June 22 from 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
For boys in rising grades 4-8
Cost: $300

The fishing camp offers young anglers a chance to learn the basics of casting, knot-tying, and area fly patterns. We use local streams and lakes to learn the art and science of spin-casting and fly-casting. Participation is limited to 14. Campers may use the MBA fishing poles and tackle or supply their own fishing gear. Completion of release forms and an application is required.

Football Quarterback/Receiver Camp (Non-Contact)
Session 1: June 4-7 (4 days) from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
For boys rising grades 1-4
Session 2: June 4-7 (4 days) from 7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
For boys rising grades 5-8
Cost $100

The MBA varsity football staff and players along with current college players will lead this four day instructional camp. During the four days, campers will learn the proper techniques and skills associated with throwing and receiving.

Football Lineman (Helmet Only)
July 9-11 (Monday-Weds) from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys in rising grades 5-8
Linemen need to bring their own helmet

Join MBA coaches for this lineman specific camp. Both offensive and defensive technique, fundamentals, and intricacies will be taught during these three days. Individual work with our staff will be combined with one-on-one drills and competitions. Stance, start, run blocking, pass protection and advanced skills will be covered taking your game to the next level.

Football 7 on 7 Skills/Game Camp
July 9-11 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
For boys in rising grades 2-8
Cost: $100

MBA Football skills camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of passing, catching, and defending to prepare athletes for both flag football and 7 on 7. Grades 1-4 will focus on flag football play, while Grades 5-8 will focus on 7 on 7 specific skills. Regardless of age, all athletes will learn proper technique from MBA varsity coaches and players in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

Golf
Session 1: June 5-8 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $450
Open to boys in rising grades 5-12. Limit 12 golfers.

Golf Camp will be run by Golf Coach Sean Jackson this summer. This camp is designed for players of all skill levels who are looking to improve their game. Instruction will include improving each boy' s natural swing, short game and putting. The camp will also stress the rules of golf and golf course etiquette.

Each day, Coach Jackson will drive the boys from MBA to a facilty in and around Nashville. There, the boys will work on the practice facilty all morning, break for lunch, and then play a round in the afternoon. Possible courses: Greystone, Gaylord Springs, Hermitage, Windtree, McCabe, and Harpeth Valley Driving Range/Par 3 Course.
Cost includes: transportation to and from MBA each day and all fees at practice range and on the course. Each boy will need to bring a bag lunch, golf clubs, and wear a collared shirt each day.

Lacrosse
July 23-27 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100 if you have your own pads, $125 if MBA provides the pads
Every boy must have his own stick
Open to boys in rising grades 2-6.

The MBA Lacrosse Camp is a developmental camp for boys entering the grades 2-6. The boys are divided up based on age and experience, but every boy will have the opportunity to play with another group if he feels the need to change for any reason. The boys will learn all of the individual skills and many of the team skills needed to succeed in the sport of lacrosse at any level. MBA coaches will focus on stick skills and individual skills early in the week and will become more complex as the week progresses. This camp is a great chance for boys to learn the game from experienced players and coaches, or improve on the skills they already possess.

Lacrosse Dodge & Shoot
June 11-15 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $125 - Limited to 35 campers.
Every boy must have his own stick
Open to boys in rising grades 6-11.

This camp is for midfielders and attackmen, focusing on fundamental dodging and shooting techniques. Each day the boys will learn new drills that will improve the effectiveness of their dodges and efficiency of their shooting.

Nerf it Up Mega!
July 23-27 from 3:05 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Cost: $190
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 2-5
Limit 30 Campers

Dude! The Nerf Bodacious factor is off the charts during this camp. Think you can’t get enough Nerf? This is the camp for you. We’ll be battling with two types of Nerf gear during this week. The Cycloneshock and Mega Magnus will be all up in your face! You’ll only want to stop for water to refuel your depleted energy level.

Rifle (Beginner)
Camp 1: July 9-13 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $125
Open to boys and girls ages 10-15
Camp 2: July 16-20 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $125
Open to boys and girls ages 10-15

Space is limited to 20 participants per session. Safety is our foremost concern at Rifle Camp. During the camp, we will teach three Olympic-style competition positions, match rules, and etiquette. Campers will be using competition BB Guns during the week of camp. A match is held on Friday of each camp to introduce athletes to competition, and small awards are distributed.

Rifle (Advanced)
July 23-27 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $125
Open to boys and girls ages 10-15.

Advanced Rifle Camp is a continuation of the Beginner program. Participants must have participated in the Beginner Camp to be eligible for this program. Campers will use competition BB Guns during the week of camp. Space is limited to 20 participants.

Rowing 
Session 1: July 9-13 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2: July 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 5-8
 
The goal of the camp is to introduce the sport of rowing to students who have yet to experience it. Or, for those students who have rowed before, the aim is to build upon that experience and hone their rowing skills. Weather permitting, the bulk of the camp will be spent "on the water" versus on indoor rowing machines.
Crew is one of the most unique activities in which a student can participate. The experience of making a rowing shell glide through the water is unrivaled in sports. Unlike most other sports, being a "gifted" athlete is not a requirement to achieve success in rowing. One must simply possess determination and a desire to improve.
The camp is being conducted by MBA's varsity rowing coaches. Your child is welcome to sign up for either week of camp, or both.

Soccer
Camp 1: July 9-13 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 1-7.

Camp 2: July 16-20 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 1-7.

All camps will be run by MBA head coach Giles Cheevers and assistant coaches Alan O'Connor and Calvin Da Cunha.
The focus on the camp will be fun while improving the athlete's technical skills in 1v1 situations and spatial awareness through small sided games in a safe & friendly environment.

Soccer Kiddie
July 23-25 from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $75
Open to boys and girls in rising grades K-3.

Have fun and learn the skills you need to get to the next level in a safe & relaxed environment. Camps are hosted by MBA coach Giles Cheevers, former pro player & head coach with Waterford United (premier division) in Ireland.
 
Speed & Explosiveness Camp
July 9-13 from Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys and girls in rising 5th grade to 12th grade.

Join former Tennessee Titan and Ohio State track great Chris Sanders to learn how to improve 40 times and increase explosiveness. All campers will learn techniques on how to improve their speed and running form.

Tennis

Session 1: July 9-13 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Session 2: July 16-20 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys and girls in rising grades 1-7

Beginning and intermediate tennis players will get the opportunity to improve their skills and play games with MBA tennis coaches and current members of MBA's varsity tennis team. After a daily warm up and stretch, players will work on fundamental aspects of the game before ending with games like volleyball tennis, team singles, king of the court and up the river/down the river.

Wrestling Camp
Session 1: July 9-13 from 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Session 2: July 16-20 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys in rising grades 1-7.

This camp is for the novice as well as the experienced wrestler. Kids will learn takedowns, pinning combinations, tilts, escapes, and reversals. The kids will play games designed to have fun as well as learn fundamentals of the sport.

Youth Boot Camp
June 4-8 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $100
Open to boys in rising grades 7-8.

This camp will include: strength training, aerobic activity, plyometrics, stretching, and other total body work.

Youth Yoga
See Description in Enrichment Camp Section

To register, please visit:
www.bluesombrero.com/mba 

Contacts

For Sports Camp Questions Contact:

Summer/Winter Programs Coordinator
Mike Martin ('98)
615.369.5368

All-Sports Camps Director
Michael Anderson ('93)

For Academic Prep and
Review Questions Contact:

Jennifer Haendel
615.369.5380


For Summer Lacrosse Questions Contact:

Chris Smith
615.369.5365

For Registration Questions Contact:

Summer Programs Coordinator
Mike Martin ('98)
615.369.5368

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