The summer is a wonderful opportunity to experience what our high school coaches have to offer. If you are a student of Morgan Park Academy the summer camps are a great way to train for the high school teams.
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Sports Camps (12-3 pm)
Our summer sports camp will be coached by Coach Tom Drahozal. Coach Drahozal has coached Boys and Girls Basketball as well as Baseball at MPA for 31 years. His teams have won 6 ISL Conference titles in Boys Basketball and his Girls Basketball teams have won 6 Regional Championships. So far in his career his basketball teams have won over 400 games. In Baseball his teams have won 4 ISL Titles and 2 Regional Championships. So far in his career his baseball teams have won over 200 games. Coach Drahozal has been named ISL Baseball Coach of the Year five times. In addition he has been named ISL Basketball Coach of the Year three times and Coach of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association three times.
Baseball I and II (Week 1-2) - The MPA Baseball Camp is a great place for any young baseball player who is looking to improve his/her skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun. Campers will be placed into age appropriate groups and will work on all facets of the game including hitting, fielding, base-running, and pitching. Detailed instruction will be provided in all aspects of the game. The Academy offers players a well-maintained field and two indoor hitting cages.
Basketball I and II (Week 3-4) -Want to really excel at basketball? We have just the basketball camp or program to help you transform your game. We strive to cover basketball fundamentals and team oriented play while creating a positive atmosphere where boys and girls will learn and have fun. Our skilled coaches work with each athlete to develop the skills of passing, posting and scoring in the paint, offensive and defensive rebounding, blocking-out, fast break outlet passing, using screens, and shooting. In addition, players will work on how to get open, footwork, triple-threat position, one-on-one moves, ball handling and passing skills. Athletes who attend this camp will leave the camp with a better understanding of the game and the individual requirements of each position on the floor.
Flag Football I and II (Week 5-6) - Get ready for two weeks of Flag Football and fun! At our Flag Football Camp, we focus on building skills and gaining confidence with basic and advanced techniques. Players also benefit from technical and tactical training with age-appropriate activities such as tactics under pressure of an opponent and game conditions. We keep it fun and lively!
Our gymnastics camps are coach by Three-time USA Women's All-Around Champion and Hall of Fame gymnast and coach, Dianne Durham. Dianne was the first African American woman on the US National Team. She was the first US pupil of Bela Karolyi and was considered to be in strong contention for the 1984 Olympics. However, due to an injury in the Olympic Trials was unable to compete. Ms. Durham has gone on to coach dozens of gymnasts to State, Regional, and National Championships!
2 Week Sessions - PK (11- 11:45)
2nd - 4th Grade (12-1pm)
5th - 8th Grade (1-2 pm)
K & 1 (2 - 3pm)