How can we keep our kids active in a consistent routine during the summer months that is fun, keeps them fit and gives them a break from electronics? The Danbury Athletic Youth Organization (DAYO) offers a speed and agility camp in the month of July for girls and boys from first grade to incoming eighth graders. For the month of July, your child can participate in several fun activities! Camp is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7:30 pm. It costs just $25 for the entire month of July!! The speed and agility camp offers a way to increase coordination, improve speed and work on footwork. Athletes from all sports, as well as children that are not involved in sports, can participate. Participants work on maintaining balance while working on skills. They learn how to move all or part of their body quickly to build speed and endurance. Building muscle resistance and eye-hand coordination will also be taught at this camp. Coaches from all sports participate and help train our youth at this DAYO camp. We have coaches from Track & Field, Lacrosse, Flag and Tackle Football and Soccer. Many of our coaches and volunteers speak Spanish and Portuguese. This July evening camp is a fantastic way for the children to stay healthy and active.
During the Speed and Agility Camp, participants rotate from station to station, giving them the opportunity to work on different skills and activities. Some of the stations include the agility ladder, catching a football while running, allowing for multi-directional speed, running a timed 40-yard dash at the beginning and at the end of camp to demonstrate increased speed. Other stations involve utilizing the agility ladders that develop athletic footwork and using the power fitness parachute for resistance training. Parachutes happen to be one of the athlete’s favorite stations. In addition to the abovementioned activities, participants work on stretching, cones, hurdles and recoils. For this camp, all the kids need are a pair of sneakers, shorts and t-shirts. A bottle for water is given to them at the start of the camp and participants must bring their water bottle with them to every session. For first graders to incoming eighth graders, this is a popular camp! Join us in having fun and staying fit! Parents, if you want to help volunteer, let us know!!
The Speed and Agility Camp is held every Tuesday and Thursday in July, starting July 2 from 6-7:30 pm at Kaplanis Field. If interested, please email Estela Camacho at EstelaGC005@gmail.com and she will email you a form. You can also reach Enaida at 203-994-2322.
NO FLIP FLOPS OR BARE FEET ALLOWED
COST – $25 (includes a free water bottle)
Register ONLINE at www.dayosports.com
Mail this form and payment to address provided below:
Danbury Athletic Youth Organization
72 Hospital Avenue, Danbury, CT 06810
For additional information, please call Estela Camacho at 203-530-2457 or email her at EstelaGC005@gmail.com. You can also learn more about the organization at www.dayosports.com, on Facebook (Danbury Athletic Youth Organization) or Twitter (@DAYOinfosports), or read about us in Tribuna Newspaper.