Westlake Rec shines with summer programs

Pee Wee Softball (ages 4-5) – This popular program is back and is designed for children not in kindergarten. Must turn 4 by June 1 and not 6 before August 1. Children will learn the basics of the game. Hitting is done by underhand coach pitch. A batting tee will be available upon request. Program runs 2 days a week for 45 minutes each day. Check the Rec Gazette for more details.  Program starts June 23 or 24. Deadline to register is June 2; fee is $40 for Westlake residents, $50 for non-residents.

Youth Basketball Skills, Drills & Fun (for grades completed K-4) – This program combines skills and drills with game action. Each practice will feature a designed drill play for the day with the other half of practice full of game time experience. Boys and girls will participate on different days. Program starts June 23 or 24. Fee is $40 for Rec members, $45 for Westlake residents, $50 for non-residents.

Soccer Camp with Coach Mike Besu (ages 5-14) – Designed for kids who want to work on their soccer skills between seasons. Receive instruction from WHS coach Mike Besu and area high school players. Campers should bring a water bottle, spikes and shin guards with them. Weekly sessions include start June 17, July 14, August 4. All sessions held at the Westlake Recreation Center soccer fields. Fee is $90 for Westlake residents, $110 for non-residents.

41st Annual Phil Bova Baseball Camp (ages 7-14) – Coach Phil Bova leads a staff with over 200 years of coaching experience. This camp includes a daily lunch, shirt and cap. Campers will be taught all aspects of the game. Fee is $240 per camper. For more information visit www.bovacamps.com. June 23-27.

Summer Day Camp (Entering Grades 1-6) – Our popular summer day camp has been redesigned to embrace the active nature of the Recreation Center. Each week will focus on incorporating a sport or other activity element into daily activities. Lunch and a snack are now included; children will need to bring a towel and swim suit with them daily. Please consult our Rec Gazette for more information and pricing. The first week of camp will be June 9-13.

The Westlake Baseball School (ages 7-14) – Former St. Edward High School varsity baseball coach John Whelan heads this program. The focus will be on improving your child’s fielding, hitting and throwing technique. There will be a special 2-hour clinic to start and then weekly classes to follow. Check out our website at www.cityofwestlake.org/recreation for more information. Clinic will be held on Wednesday, June 18. Fee is $85 for Rec members, $100 for non-members.

Girls Open Gym Basketball (Grades 5-6) – This unique program is to allow girls in grades 5 and 6 to come up and just play basketball. Each week, 5 on 5 pickup games will be held. There are no set teams, practice etc. Session runs on Mondays from June 16-July 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Fee is $25 for Rec members, $30 for non-members.

More information regarding all of these programs and more can be found at our website at www.cityofwestlake.org/recreation 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/Events Manager Westlake Recreation Department

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 9:26 AM, 05.28.2014