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WRITTEN BY :   Mark Fetter, Contributor

DOWNEY – Many Downey High School summer programs are ready to begin and are still accepting registration for interested student-athletes. Four such programs at Downey High School are boys’ cross country and track and field as well as girls’ cross country and track and field.
Boys’ Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Bob Gleason says that the “Downey High School Track program has been successful over the past 50 years! Our school record is comparable with the top records in the entire state. Interested in becoming part of this legend? Do you consider yourself a great and diligent runner? Then Downey Track and Field awaits you. Our program invites as much interested incoming freshmen as possible. There is a Summer Camp starting on July 9th. Everyone is welcome. Most practices usually start around 7:00-7:30 a.m. (sometimes 6:00 a.m. or 8:00 a.m.).”
Questions should be directed to Head Coach Bob Gleason at rgleason@dusd.net. Coach Gleason and his staff hope to see you there.
Girls’ Cross Country and Track and Field Coach Amy Overgaauw has the Downey High School running and conditioning camp ready to begin on Monday, July 9, at the Downey High Track Stadium from 7- 9 a.m.
This includes entrance to cross country and track programs for incoming freshmen. This is not limited only to runners. This camp is open to all looking for basic conditioning for other sports, health, and wellness including 6th, 7th and 8th graders as well as incoming freshmen and current high school students.
Physicals are required to participate for incoming freshmen and high school athletes. Student-athletes should dress in proper exercise attire, including proper footwear.
Questions should be directed to Head Coach Amy Overgaauw at (562) 833-3712 or e-mail her at aovergaauw@dusd.net. Coach Overgaauw and her staff hope to see you there.
WARREN HIGH SCHOOL
Many Warren High School summer programs will begin or have begun and are still accepting late registration for interested student-athletes. Two such sports are boys’ water polo and football.
The boys’ water polo team is currently looking for 9th thru 12th grade boys to play water polo and are meeting June 25th thru July 26th, Monday thru Thursday from 6-8 a.m. and 2-5 p.m. Games are scheduled Mondays thru Thursdays at various locations, and are held in the mornings and evenings. The cost of the program is $125.00 and includes instruction, training and conditioning, games, sun screen and a team t-shirt. Any questions should be directed to Head Coach Rick Nichols at rnichols@dusd.net. Coach Nichols and his staff look forward to seeing you in the pool.
The 3rd annual Gil Jimenez Youth Football Camp begins July 20th (3-6 p.m.), July 21st (9 a.m.-2 p.m.) and July 22nd (9 a.m.- 1 p.m.). The Camp is open to all kids 7-14 years of age. The cost is $45.00 for all three days.
Athletes will be coached by varsity Head Coach Gil Jimenez, assistant coach Eric Gonzales, strength and conditioning coach Anthony Briebesca and freshmen staff.
Kids will receive a Gil Jimenez Youth Camp T-shirt and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. Kids will need to bring cleats or good running shoes.
The areas of focus will be strength and conditioning, running mechanics, agility and flexibility, position coaching, football fundamentals and tackling progression.
Any questions should be directed to Head Coach Gil Jimenez at gjimenez@dusd.net or Laurie Vasquez at laurievasquez@msn.com. Coach Jimenez and his staff look forward to seeing you on the field.
The Warren girls’ soccer team will be having a Summer Soccer Tournament and Camp consecutively from July 9-13. The morning session will be 8:30-10:30 a.m.and the afternoon session will be 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Soccer Camp will be held at Warren High School and the Soccer Tournament will be held at Bellflower High School. The cost for the Soccer Camp is $150.
Head Coach Therese Peters says “get a start on your soccer career at Warren High School by participating in our summer league and attending our summer camp. We offer the opportunity for all girls to improve their level of play, get in shape for the upcoming season and most of all have fun. Basic skills such as ball control, passing and shooting are enhanced, while fundamental tactics of the game are learned. All camp participants will have the opportunity to participate in a competitive soccer tournament as well as the chance to work with established Varsity level players and the coaching staff at Warren High School.”
Any questions should be directed to Head Coach Therese Peters at (562) 869-7306 extension 5611 or by e-mail at tpeters@dusd.net.
The Warren girls’ cross country and track and field teams are also conducting a summer workout program. This program started June 27 but is still accepting applications for interested student-athletes.
Coach Waldron and his staff have introduced the W.O.N. Fitness Program. Coach Waldron states that “W.O.N. Fitness is looking for dedicated young ladies who want to do something different. We have a competitive camp, one of the best in Southern California. We also believe in having fun along the way. 200 girls joined us last year for summer training because they wanted to try something new. Our sport is very unique, and most of our top athletes have never run before. Today these athletes are some of the best in the West. You probably know some of them. Join our camp-you’ll be happy you did.”
Any questions should be directed to Head Coach Jay Waldron at (562) 544-3373 or contact him by e-mail at jwaldron@dusd.net

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Published: July 05, 2012 – Volume 11 – Issue 12



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