It's skills camp time at Westlake Rec

Little Kickers Soccer (Ages 4-6)

WHS coach Mike Besu and players will be giving instruction to future soccer stars. Program will focus on the basic skills needed to play. Players will be given instruction for half an hour and then play a game the other half. Fee: $45/member, $55 non-member. Sundays, 12-1 p.m., Sept. 9 to Oct. 14.

NFL Punt, Pass & Kick (Ages 6-15)

The NFL Punt, Pass & Kick event is back, Saturday Sept. 8, at 10:15 a.m. Any boy or girl ages 6-15 can participate.  The event is free but you do need to register at the site before competition starts. A copy of your birth certificate is required. No spikes are permitted. Each child will get one punt, pass and kick. For more information, please contact Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.

Demon Shooting and Skills Clinic (Boys & Girls Grades 3-8)

Westlake High School varsity boys coach Shawn Hood will help improve your shot and game skills with this fundamentally taught clinic. Come and be a part of this four-session clinic and prepare yourself for the upcoming basketball season. Saturdays, Sept. 8-29, 1-2 p.m. (for grades 3-5), 2-3 p.m. (for grades 6-8). Fee: $40/member; $50/non-member.

Junior Demons Skills Camp (Boys & Girls Grades K-2)

Westlake High School varsity boys coach Shawn Hood wants to teach your child the mechanics of being a great basketball player. Children will learn to dribble, pass and shoot properly. Coach Hood’s years of experience will make this an enjoyable and rewarding session for all involved. Saturdays, Sept. 8-29, noon-1 p.m. Fee: $40/member; $50/non-member.

Shawn Hood’s Player/Parent Clinic (Boys & Girls Grades K-2)

Looking for a way to spend time with your child and also improve their basketball skills? This is the class for you. Learn what you can work on with your child to help improve their shooting, dribbling, ball handling and much more. A fun way to spend an hour with your child and learn from one of the best. Saturday, Sept. 22, 3-4 p.m. Fee: $10/members; $20/non-members.

Hoopin’ It Up (Boys & Girls Grades K-6)

Getting ready for your season? Just want to learn more about the game? Either way, these preseason workouts will help you develop the skills to take your game to the next level. Each session will focus on the fundamentals of the game, building as the weeks go along to prepare players for game competition. Ball handling, passing, shooting footwork and defense will be the primary skills taught by coaches Jeff Huber (varsity basketball coach) and Brianne Huber (middle school coach). Each player will be given drills to work on at the conclusion of the workouts so that their improvement will continue. Sundays, Oct. 14-Nov. 4, noon-12:45 p.m. (for grades K-3), 12:45-1:30 p.m. (for grades 4-6). Fee: $75/members; $80/residents; $85/non-residents.

More information regarding all of these programs and more can be found at our website at or by stopping by the Recreation Center at 28955 Hilliard Blvd,, calling us at 440-808-5700 or by picking up our new Rec Gazette.

Jim Dispirito

Athletic Coordinator Westlake Recreation Department

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