The Vice President of the Weyburn Soccer Association, Tyler Hillstead, has been working hard to bring young local athletes a unique opportunity over the February break - a variety sports camp for ages 6-12, sponsored by Nike. This will be the first time Nike has been involved in a Saskatchewan event, let alone Weyburn. I sat down with Tyler to talk about this exciting week-long event:
Deron Fahlman: You are working on a big camp that's coming up, and it's not just for soccer, correct?
Tyler Hillstead: That's correct. Coming up on February 18 to 22 we are going to offer a Nike Sport Camp which is a multi-sport camp here in Weyburn. We are opening it up to all sports - Football, baseball, wrestling - any local sport that's interested in joining the camp is more than welcome to get ahold of me and we'd love to have you sit in with us.
Deron: So there's going to be a number of different coaches involved in this then.
Tyler: Yeah so every sport involved offers their own coaches for the session, but Jackie Williams is going to be our camp lead for the week.
Deron: At this point, how many different sports are involved?
Tyler: So far we have got soccer, baseball, football, and lacrosse. We are hoping to hear from wrestling, cheer, archery, and anything that has to do with sports of any kind in Weyburn. We really want to make this camp available to all local athletes.
Deron: Time-wise, how is this camp going to work? Like, what's a day going to look like?
Tyler: The thing about this camp that is kind of cool is we made the program available so you can have full day options, we have half day options so you can come from morning to noon or noon to 3:30, or half week options so you can come from Monday to Wednesday morning, or Wednesday afternoon to Friday. We're offering early drop-off so you can drop your kid off at 8:30am and the camp starts at 9:00am, then you've got until 4:00pm to pick your child up. Instead of going to a daycare they can come try out Sport Camp.
Deron: If somone wants to get their kids involved, how do they go about doing that?
Tyler: If they go on sportscampscanada.com, they'll find our camp under Weyburn Sport Camp and all the info will be there like what the schedule will look like, how to register, and the price.
For more information you can contact Tyler Hillstead at [email protected] or call 306-861-7722