Over 170 attend SAGU sports camps this week
Waxahachie, Texas- July 22, 2014- A busy week of sports camps are wrapping up at Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU). Boys and girls basketball camps are being taught by SAGU men’s coach Donnie Bostwick. SAGU football and baseball coaches have hosted Nike camps on campus.
Over 100 kids came to this year’s basketball camp, leaving the staff scrambling to find more basketballs to use. The numbers have blown Coach Bostwick away, “Camp has steadily grown over the past 3 seasons. It is encouraging to see the excitement building around athletics at SAGU.”
Nearly 30 young boys between the ages of 8-14 have attended the 2nd annual Nike Camp on SAGU’s campus. Six states were represented at this year’s camp.
According to Coach Frank Tristan, for some of the boys, camp is the first experience learning how to tackle, “This is many of the kids first time playing full contact football. Learning the proper way to hit is extremely important for the remainder of their football experience.”
This year is the second year that SAGU played host to the Nike baseball camp. Nearly 40 boys between the ages of 10-18 learned the basics of offense and defense along with specialized position drills with Coach Blackmon and two other High School head coaches in the area.
Despite the long days and extreme heat at the end of the week, Coach Blackmon believes the camp exceeded expectations, “There is uniqueness to the game for young players and I think that enthusiasm to play and learn always refreshes coaches.” SAGU is the only Nike baseball camp in the state of Texas.
Volleyball camps are being offered at SAGU next week for girls grades 3-12. For more information click HERE.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927 and now offers more than 70 associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.eduor by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.