Steamboat Springs Developing speed, quickness and agility will be the focus of a special camp, which will begin at the high school on June 17.
Sailors track coach Andy Reust will oversee the one-week camp, which will be held at Steamboat Springs High School Monday through Friday. Athletes should show up at 8:30 a.m. Monday to sign up for the camp, or they can call Reust in advance at 870-6259 for more information.
Reust's background is in track and football; however, he said the camp would not focus on any specific sport. He thinks that the camp will appeal to a wide range of sports from hockey and soccer to tennis and golf.
"We want to develop skills that can be used to make athletes better no matter what sport they chose," Reust said. "We want to develop skills that will make a great hockey player, a great soccer player or a great golfers."
Reust said the Speed, Quickness and Agility Camp would teach some basic things that can be used to make better athletes in any sport and help them develop core strength, which is the foundation of most top athletes.
However, he said the coaching staff would also like to focus on techniques to improve an athlete's performance in specific sports, depending on the interest of the campers who attend.
The camps will run two hours each day from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Reust will be one of four coaches teaching the camp. Others will include Mike McCannon, assistant Sailors football coach; Lonn Clementson, assistant Sailors track and football coach; and John Smith, head Sailors cross country and assistant track coach.
Reust said the camp would open with a short meeting in the Steamboat Springs High School gym Monday. He said parents are invited to attend that meeting and their will be a short demonstration on what the camp can do for student athletes. The meeting will be followed by the first session of the camp.