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Lee University is hosting its summer Prospect Camp for 2015-18 high school graduates on July 1-2 (3 sessions). The camp will be worked by the Lee staff as well as coaches from the following institutions: University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Middle Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Austin Peay and Kennesaw State. Additionally, coaches from other colleges and universities will be in attendance at the camp. Camp registration and information can be accessed at www.leeflamesbaseballcamps.com. Registration will be accepted through June 26.

Select Team Tryout

Tryouts for a 6-under select baseball team will be held June 26. For more information, call Travis at (423)506-7975, Billy at (423)368-7040 or Amy at (423)506-7974.



The Marty Rowe Skills & Drills Camp will be held June 24-28 at Lee University’s Walker Arena. The daily sessions will run from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., with early drop off, late pick up available. Friday the 28th the camp ends with awards ceremony at noon. Cost for the camp is $135, with those registering before May 15th able to attend for $125, which includes camp instruction, daily lunch, T-shirts, and prizes. Sibling discounts are available. Contact jspangler@leeuniversity.edu or 614-8452 for more information.


Lee University men’s basketball coach Tommy Brown is offering his Lee University Boys Basketball Academy this year on two separate weeks, for ages 5-16 on July 7-11 and July 21-25 from 9-4 p.m. (Fridays end at noon). The camp’s skilled staff includes former players, current players and coaches. Campers will be instructed in ball handling, shooting, dribbling, defense and rebounding. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The cost is $135 with sibling discounts available. For more info contact Chris Reedy at (352) 220-4958 or visit www.goleeflames.com for brochure.



The 14th annual Camp of Champions for boys in grades 4-8 will be held July 14-17 at the Cleveland High School Football facilities from 9 a.m-noon. The cost is $60 per camper, and each participant will receive a free T-shirt and be eligible for awards. Campers will receive instruction from both CHS and CMS football coaching staffs as well as former Blue Raider players. This is a non-contact camp, and participants should come dressed in shorts and T-shirts. For more information contact Mike Connolly at 504-5519.



Waterville Golf Course will host free junior golf clinics for ages 6-14 on Tuesdays through June 24 from 8-11 a.m. Golfers must have their own clubs. For more information, contact the Waterville Pro Shop at 559-3348.


Cleveland Country Club will host the Bradley County Junior Golf Clinic for golfers ages 5-17 on consecutive Mondays in June with remaining dates on June 23 and 30. Clinics for ages 5-10 will go from 8-9:30 a.m. and clinics for ages 11-17 will go from 9:45-11:15 a.m. There will be a final tournament on July 7. All tournament participants must have attended at least three of the five instructional dates to be eligible. For more information, call 321-2779.

Ladies and Jr. Girls City Tournament

The Ladies and Juniors City Golf Tournament first round will be played at Chatata Valley Golf Course on July 15 and the final round will be played at Cleveland Country Club on July 17th. Tee times will begin at 8 a.m. both days. Entry fee is $25 plus cart fee. Ladies must be a resident of Bradley County, property owner, or a member of any Bradley County Golf Club. Junior girls ages 14-18 will compete in a separate division. Exceptions for girls under age 14 may be made based on their level of skill. The deadline to enter is July 11. For more information, contact Delores Haynie at 400-8060 or email kdeehaynie@aol.com.



Registration is open for the third annual Lee Soccer Camp June 23–27. The camp is designed for boys and girls ages 5-14 and will focus on ball skills and the technical development of young players in a fun and friendly environment. Lee men’s head soccer coach Paul Furey will serve as director of the camp. The camp coaching staff will be comprised of his assistant coaches and top players to ensure an enjoyable and educating soccer experience. Each camper will receive lunch, a camp T-shirt and certificate along with prizes and awards to selected campers. The camp will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily and will conclude at noon on Friday. For more information, call 614-8158 or go to http://www.goleeflames.com for registration forms.


The Greater Cleveland Soccer Association is partnering with Challenger Sports to provide quality soccer camps for all ages this summer. Camp sessions will be held at the GRCSA soccer complex on Mouse Creek Road July 21-25. For more information or to register, go to http://grcsa.com and click on the “camp registration” link.



The Bradley Central High School fast-pitch softball team tryouts will be held July 9-10 from 5-7 p.m. For more information contact Coach Christie McElhaney 309-8760 or cscvball@hotmail.com.


Lee is offering two 1-day prospect camps July 9-10 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The camps may be attended separately or together. The camps are for 2014-2019 graduates as well as junior college students. Space is limited and early registration is highly recommended to ensure a spot. The morning session will feature skill instruction from college coaches and players as well as a combine style skills assessment. The afternoon will include scrimmage games on both Butler Field and Souther Field on the Lee University Campus. For more information, call 614-8456 or email leesoftballcamps@gmail.com.


Tryouts for the 2014-15 Walker Valley Lady Mustangs softball team will be held July 14 and July 21 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Larry Haney Field on the campus of Walker Valley High School. Any young ladies interested in playing for Walker Valley need to be at one of these dates. Participants must bring proof of having passed a physical to participate. For more information contact Coach Lauren Limburg at walkervalleysoftball@gmail.com or 336-1383.



Cleveland Country Club summer will sponsor tennis clinics for juniors throughout the summer. High school and middle school clinics will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8-9:30 a.m. Middle school clinics will go from 9:45-11:15 a.m. Beginners will meet on Wednesday and Friday mornings with ages 5-7 from 8:30-9:30 a.m.; ages 8-10 9:45-10:45 a.m.; and ages 11 and older 10:45-11:45 a.m. For more information, contact Tony Cavett at 902-5751.


YMCA Volleyball Camp

Rising fourth-eighth grade girls of every skill level are welcome to attend the YMCA volleyball camp June 23-27 from 9 a.m.-12 noon. Participants will learn proper technique to a variety of skills as well as more advanced skills for those who have mastered the basics. For more information, contact Alizabeth Caldwell at (423)476-5573 or email acaldwell@ymcachattanooga.org.


The Bradley Central Volleyball Camp will be held July 8-10 for ages 7-14. The daily sessions will run from 9 a.m. until noon. The camp cost is $50. For more information contact Coach Christie McElhaney at 309-8760.


Walker Valley will host its annual volleyball camp for students in third through eighth grades July 21-23. The camp will be held at Ocoee Middle School from noon-2 p.m. The cost for the camp is $30 and may be paid the first day of camp. For more information, contact Judy Pruett at 715-3483.