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June 18, 2009 - 12:26pm
posted by Patricia Hawley in Announcements, youth, sports, Recreational.

Cheerleading Camps for children ages 5 through 18 are being scheduled for this summer, beginning June 29 and continuing through August 12. Various age levels can participate in the cheerleading camps, which will be held at the Community Park located on Bank Street Road (at the E. Saile Dr. intersection) in Batavia. Camps include:

· Youth Cheer: Three levels for ages 5 – 7, 8 – 10, and 11 – 13. Participants will learn the fundamentals of cheerleading, sideline cheers, dance, and basic stunting and tumbling. One-week camps runs Monday through Wednesday from

9:00 a.m.- Noon. Cost: $100.
5-7 year old Cheer Academy Camp: June 30 – July 1 OR July 20 – 22
8-10 year old Cheer Academy Camp: July 6 – 8 OR July 27 – 29
11-13 year old Cheer Academy Camp: July 13 – 15 OR August 3 - 5 

· Cheerleading Boot Camp: For ages 13 – 18. This camp is designed for the cheerleader who wishes to prepare for high-school try-outs this fall. The camp includes intense stretching and conditioning, jump & sequence, tumbling and basic stunting. (Note: this camp runs twice a week – on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1 – 3 p.m. from July 6 - 29.) Cost: $200; Two-week option (July 20 – 29) $125 

All camps are organized by GeneseExcel Sports and will be run by Krista Shamp, former Batavia High School Cheerleading coach. Shamp led two teams to championship titles; the first-ever win in Section V history for Batavia Cheerleading. She also is a five-time Section V Coach of the Year. “My staff and I are devoted to inspiring young athletes to understand and enjoy the sport of cheerleading. We have many years of experience collectively ranging from high school cheerleading to college national teams, All-Star performances to professional cheerleading. My hope is that we can bring a new level of expertise and spirit to local cheerleading.”

GeneseExcel is a privately owned company dedicated to providing Genesee County with recreational opportunities. Ted Hawley, owner of GeneseExcel, has been involved with youth soccer for over 15 years. He also has 30 years of experience with rugby – as a player and a referee. “I think there’s a need for athletic camps and clinics in this area, especially during the summer months, when many kids are training for school sports. GeneseExcel is committed to providing building blocks to not only develop skills, but to enhance the skills they may already have.

Applications will be accepted until July1. For additional information about cheerleading camps, or GeneseExcel soccer camps, please contact Ted or Patty Hawley at 585.343.3329 or email [email protected].

June 18, 2009 - 12:20pm
posted by Patricia Hawley in Announcements, youth, sports, Recreational.


 GeneseExcel Sports is pleased to offer soccer camps for children ages 8 – 18 this summer. Four separate sessions begin Thursday, July 16 and continue through Saturday, August 8. All camps are held from 9:00 a.m. – Noon and include a free t-shirt for participants.
“Our youth camps will focus on the building blocks of soccer, particularly the habit-forming fundamentals of the game,” according to Ted Hawley, GeneseExcel owner and camp coach-coordinator. Practices will cover dribbling & first touch; passing techniques; shooting & finishing; understanding & movement off the ball; and more. In addition, teamwork and sportsmanship will be emphasized daily.
Camps include:
  • First Session: Ages 8 & 9 boys and girls July 16 - 18. Cost: $100
  • Second Session: Ages 10 & 11 boys and girls July 23 - 25. Cost: $100
  • Third Session: Ages 12 & 13 boys and girls August 6 - 8. Cost: $100
  • GeneseExcel’s 2009 Premier Soccer Camp featuring former Lady Rhino’s Captain and current Elmira College Varsity Women’s soccer coach Liz Masterson. Ages 9-17, July 30 – Aug. 1. This camp is designed for the advanced player who wishes to strengthen his/her skills while improving their technical and tactical awareness in a competitive environment. They will learn the work ethic that will take them to the next level. Cost: $130
 Masterson was a four year member of the Women’s Soccer program at St. Lawrence University. Throughout her time with the Saints, Masterson garnered a variety of honors both on and off the field. She was a four-time First Team All-Liberty League award winner, a First Team East Regional honoree in 2002, and a First Team NSCAA All-American selection in 2003. In the summer of 2005, Masterson made the jump to the professional level playing for the Massachusetts Stingers of the Women’s Professional Soccer League. After one season with the Stingers, she then joined the Rochester Rhinos in April of 2006 where she captained the Semi-Professional team through its first two seasons of existence.  
GeneseExcel is a privately owned company dedicated to providing Genesee County with recreational opportunities. Hawley has been involved with youth soccer for over 15 years and is past Coaching Director and President of Genesee Lancer’s – the area’s elite travel club. He presently serves as assistant coach for the Lancers’ U-15 league as well. He coached in the Genesee Amateur Soccer Association for seven years and served as assistant for the Batavia High School Girls Varsity soccer team. A long-time devotee of local rugby, Hawley has over 30 years of experience as both a player and a referee and currently serves as treasurer for the NYS Rugby Referee’s Society.  
Applications will be accepted until July 10. Free T-shirt for participants who register by July 1. For more information call: 585-343-3329 or [email protected]
June 15, 2009 - 8:09am
posted by Arlana Pathammavong in sports, soccer, Co-ed, Recreational.
Event Date and Time: 
June 15, 2009 - 6:45pm to 9:30pm

Open Soccer tonight @ 6:45.  John Kennedy fields, look around because we might be behind the school again this week.  We play rain or shine, until the sun goes down.  If you have any questions call or text me -585.409.5228- Anyone and everyone welcome, all ages, shapes, sizes, co-ed.  It is recreational, but slightly competitive, but you don't need to be an amazing player to play, we welcome anyone.  Spread the word. We play EVERY Monday night at 6:45 at John Kennedy.  Its a been a great turnout thus far, hope to see you there. 

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