Sports & Athletics

Youth Sailing Summer Camp

Date
Jun. 1 - 11:30 am
Location
Gray's Lake
Event For
ages 8-15
Organization
Saylorville Yacht Club Sailing School
Contact
Mary Jean Annexstad
Phone
515-480-3314
Information
Learn to sail in a fun and safe environment with certified U.S. Sailing Instructors.

Simpson College Youth Football Camp

Date
Jun. 7 - 8:00 am
Location
Simpson College
Event For
Grades 2-8 (fall 2018)
Cost
$100
Organization
Simpson College
Contact
James Hoffman
Phone
515-961-1345
Information
Non-Padded Youth Football Camp designed to teach fundamentals of football in fun safe environment.

Valley Boys’ Cross Country Camp

Date
Jun. 11
Location
Bridge 23, 8267 30th Ave., Norwalk
Event For
grades 9-12
Cost
$150 ($200 after May 1)
Organization
Valley High School Cross Country
Contact
Tom Trygstad

2018 Tiger Girls’ High School Basketball Camp

Date
Jun. 11 - 8:00 am
Location
Valley High School Field House
Event For
grades 9-12
Cost
$100 ($175 per family)
Organization
Valley Tiger Girls' Basketball
Contact
Coach Joe Sigrist
Information
Tiger Girls' High School Basketball Camp will help players fine-tune skills that allow them to grow as players throughout the summer and prepare them for the basketball season. Each day will consist of different drills: offensive, defensive, and strength training. It is imperative that participants attend as many of the camp periods as possible.

Tiger Football Camp—Grades 4-8

Date
Jun. 11 - 10:00 am
Location
Tiger Field at Valley High School
Event For
Grades 4-8
Cost
$90
Organization
Valley Tiger Football
Contact
Gary Swenson
Information
This is a non-contact skills camp that teaches the fundamentals of football. Coaches are from Valley High School, Valley Southwoods Freshman High School, Stilwell Junior High, and Indian Hills Junior High.

Valley Tigers Girls Tennis Camp

Date
Jun. 11 - 11:00 am
Location
Valley Southwoods Tennis Courts
Event For
Grades 1-12
Cost
$175
Organization
Valley Girls Tennis
Contact
Mike Conlon
Phone
515-360-9196
Information
The Valley girls tennis camp is for players of all ability levels. Starting with incoming first-grade girls, players will attend sessions based on their age bracket. Once in session, players will be grouped based on their ability levels, within their age group. The goal of our camp is to help improve players skills through a combination of drills as well as match play. The camp will be five weeks long, and will meet on a M-W-F basis starting Monday, June 11, and finishing on Friday, July 13. If you want to play on the Valley Girls High School tennis team, it will be valuable for you to attend this camp and improve your skills.

Tiger Tough Junior High Strength and Conditioning Camp

Date
Jun. 11 - 4:00 pm
Location
Valley High School Fitness Center, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
Event For
grades 7-8 (2018-19)
Cost
$60
Organization
West Des Moines Community Schools Athletics
Contact
Zac Sinram
Phone
515-633-4703
Information
This strength and conditioning camp is for WDMCS students entering seventh or eighth grade for the 2018-19 school year. The camp will focus on age-appropriate exercises and performance nutrition education. Each session has a maximum of 70 students. Early registration is encouraged.

Valley Tiger Basketball Camp

Date
Jun. 11 - 4:00 pm
Location
Valley High School, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
Event For
grades 9-12 (2018-19 school year)
Cost
$80
Organization
Valley Tiger Basketball
Contact
B.J. Windhorst
Information
Dedication, many hours of hard work and individual skills are what it takes to become a good basketball player! Learn the new “Valley Way” of basketball in a fun and positive environment, which emphasizes fundamentals, teamwork, and individual improvement!

Valley Wrestling Camp—Grades 7-12

Date
Jun. 12 - 8:00 am
Event For
grades 7-12
Cost
$55
Organization
Valley Wrestling
Contact
Travis Young
Phone
515-979-0751
Information
Any wrestler who is willing to put forth the effort can be successful. It is the goal of the camp to introduce a series of techniques that when followed will allow a wrestler great opportunity to succeed. Techniques that will be covered include: stance, motion, penetration, singles, doubles, fireman’s carries, rides, reversals, and pinning combinations. Other facets of wrestling that will be discussed include: weight lifting, conditioning, and live wrestling

Junior Tiger Distance Running Camp: Sessions I and II

Date
Jun. 18 - 8:00 am
Location
Valley High School Track
Event For
grades 3-8
Cost
$50
Organization
Valley High School Cross Country
Contact
Tom Trygstad
Information
The “Running Orange” Tiger Distance Running Camp will provide a fun atmosphere for both boys and girls to learn about and train for cross country and distance running. During these dates campers will learn about proper stretching, strength training, and running techniques. You will also get a chance to build-up Aerobic endurance through organized runs. Each camper will also have the opportunity to hear motivational and instructional speeches by coaches and special guests. On Thursday’s the campers will have “fun theme outfit runs” and do fitness “games” on many of the days. Plus the camp offers the opportunity to get in shape and have fun with others...it is more fun to run with others!

Valley Boys’ and Girls’ Youth Track & Field Camp

Date
Jun. 18 - 5:45 pm
Location
Valley High School Track
Event For
grades K-7
Cost
$50
Organization
Valley Track & Field
Contact
Tom Trygstad
Phone
515-250-3936
Information
Campers will participate in team building activities, learn track & field fundamentals, learn about track & field events, and compete in track & field events. The VHS boys and girls coaching staff is focused on building enthusiasm for track & field in young athletes. Emphasis will be placed on having fun and building individual skills and fitness. We will encourage each athlete to celebrate effort over result.

Riptide Summer Swimming Lessons

Date
Jul. 9
Location
Mark Crouch Pool
Event For
Elementary Students
Cost
$75-100
Organization
Riptide
Contact
Ann Peterson
Phone
515-339-1201
Information
Summer swimming lessons for children ages 4 and older.

Valley Community Center Basketball Camp

Date
Jul. 9 - 9:00 am
Location
Valley Community Center
Event For
Grades 3-8
Cost
$90
Organization
Valley Community Center
Contact
Gabe Carlson
Phone
515-327-6000
Information
Valley Community Center Basketball Camp is an opportunity for young athletes to learn the fundamentals and techniques of basketball. These skills will help each camper to develop a solid foundation of fundamentals to help them develop and strengthen their skills.

Valley Community Center Volleyball Camp

Date
Jul. 9 - 5:30 pm
Location
Valley Community Center
Event For
Grades 3-8
Cost
$60
Organization
Valley Community Center
Contact
Gabe Carlson
Phone
515-327-6000
Information
Valley Community Center Volleyball camp is dedicated to developing volleyball skills through team interaction and personalized attention that aims to maximize potential. We will focus on fundamental skill development that will greatly impact production on the court. Emphasis is also placed on areas that target personal development, beneficial to an individual on and off the court such as: encouraging others, work ethic, positive attitude, and listening skills.

2018 Valley Boys Tennis Summer Camp: Sessions I and II

Date
Jul. 16
Location
Valley Southwoods Tennis Courts, 625 S. 35th St., West Des Moines
Event For
Age 3-Grade 8 (2017-18 school year)
Cost
$30-90
Organization
Valley High School Tennis
Contact
TJ Cox
Phone
515-988-7350
Information
Sign up for the 2018 Valley Boys Tennis Summer Camp to learn tennis basics, stroke technique, scoring, and fun! Times vary by age group.

Valley Girls Summer Soccer Camp

Date
Jul. 16 - 8:00 am
Location
Valley Stadium
Event For
Girls Soccer, Grades K-12
Cost
$65-85 (varies by age)
Organization
Valley Girls Soccer
Contact
Rob Chapman
Phone
515-577-6399
Information
This camp will focus on the basics and foundations of the game. The camp experience will benefit both beginning and seasoned players. Coaches will touch on the physical, technical, tactical, and physiological aspects of the game. Campers will have a balance of games, drills, and fun.

YMCA of Greater Des Moines Boys’ Summer Youth Lacrosse

Date
Jul. 18
Location
Below Jordan Creek Elementary
Event For
boys in grades 3-8
Cost
$75 (members), $100 (non-members)
Organization
Walnut Creek YMCA
Contact
Ryan Westerkamp
Phone
515-224-1888
Information
Boys' Youth Lacrosse. Any kid interested in trying or continuing their lacrosse skills during the summer is encouraged to sign up. Some equipment is available for check out.

Central Iowa Aquatics Spring and Summer Swimming

Date
Jul. 27
Event For
Grades K-8
Organization
Central Iowa Aquatics
Contact
Julie Kuhlers
Phone
515-369-8060
Information
Join Central Iowa Aquatics for developmental swimming for children fresh out of swim lessons through Olympic Trials.

Valley Wrestling Camp—Grades 2-6

Date
Jul. 30 - 10:00 am
Location
Valley High School wrestling room, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
Event For
grades 2-6
Cost
$55
Organization
Valley Wrestling
Contact
Travis Young
Phone
515-979-0751
Information
Any wrestler who is willing to put forth the effort can be successful. It is the goal of the camp to introduce a series of techniques that when followed will allow a wrestler great opportunity to succeed. Techniques that will be covered include: stance, motion, penetration, singles, doubles, fireman’s carries, rides, reversals, and pinning combinations. Other facets of wrestling that will be discussed include: weight lifting, conditioning, and live wrestling.

Valley Tiger Youth Basketball Camp

Date
Jul. 30 - 1:15 pm
Location
Valley High School Field House, 3650 Woodland Ave., West Des Moines
Event For
grades 2-8 (2018-19 school year)
Cost
$90
Organization
Valley Tiger Basketball
Contact
B.J. Windhorst
Information
Dedication, many hours of hard work and individual skills are what it takes to become a good basketball player! Students in grades 2-5 or grades 6-8 can learn the new “Valley Way” of basketball in a fun and positive environment, which emphasizes fundamentals, teamwork, and individual improvement!

Tiger Football Camp—Grades 9-12

Date
Jul. 30 - 4:00 pm
Location
Tiger Field at Valley High School
Event For
Grades 4-8
Cost
$90
Organization
Valley Tiger Footbal
Contact
Gary Swenson
Information
This is a non-contact skills camp that teaches the fundamentals of football. Coaches from Valley High School, and Valley Southwoods Freshman High School give the camp an experienced teaching staff.

2018 Tiger Girls’ Youth Basketball Camp

Date
Aug. 6 - 8:00 am
Location
Valley Southwoods Gym
Event For
grades 3-8
Cost
$85 ($135 for family of two, $160 for family of three)
Organization
Valley Tiger Girls' Basketball
Contact
Joe Sigrist
Information
Future Tiger Basketball camp will provide a fun atmosphere for campers to learn the fundamentals of basketball. They will receive instruction from Valley High School coaches and players on offensive and defensive drills with an emphasis on improving individual skills. Campers will participate in games, drills, and friendly competitions throughout the week. Recognition and prizes will be awarded for skill level, hard work, and improvement. All campers will be placed into groups according to their age and ability.

Courage League Sports Summer Break Camp

Date
Aug. 10
Location
4405 121st St., Urbandale, IA
Event For
ages 2 and older
Organization
Courage League Sports
Contact
Porshia Perkins
Phone
515-421-4022
Information
During the summer months, Courage League Sports will offer 10 weeks of camps to keep all kids movin' and groovin'.

Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading

Date
Oct. 27
Location
Valley Community Center
Event For
grades K-6
Cost
$95
Organization
Valley Community Center
Contact
Gabe Carlson
Phone
515-327-6000
Information
Upward Flag Football and Cheerleading will develop your athlete's character, confidence, faith, and sportsmanship during their personal athletic journey.

Valley Tigers Boys Summer Soccer Camp

Date
Jul. 9 - 9:00 am
Location
Valley Stadium
Event For
Grades 1-12
Cost
$90/session
Organization
Valley Tiger Boys' Soccer
Contact
Aziz Haffar
Phone
515-975-2727
Information
This camp will focus on the basics and foundations of the game. The camp experience will benefit both beginning and seasoned players. Coaches will touch on the physical, technical, tactical and physiologi- cal aspects of the game. Campers will have a balance of games, drills, and fun.