Camp KO

Sports Camps 2020

West Hartford's Best Summer Day Camp

We have three incredible weeks of programming lined up for later this summer. Many camps are now filled. Please see below for current spots available. (as of June 29). Please note that due to limited spots, payment is due in full upon registration.
We are thrilled to be able to host three weeks of on-campus sports programs from July 20 - August 7, 2020. Instructed by your favorite coaches, we will offer four sports each week and the programs will run from 9:00 am - 11:30 am with check-in starting at 8:30 am. 

All safety protocols are explained in detail on the Authorization and Waiver Form on the registration portal.

Learn great skills and have fun with your friends on the beautiful fields and courts at the Kingswood Oxford School!

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July 20-24

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Baseball (ages 12-15) - 3 spots left

    Develop and refine your hitting and throwing techniques

    For students ages 12-15
    Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 20
    Baseball program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
    Cost: $210

    This session will focus on baseball fundamentals - hitting, light throwing, fielding, and baserunning - with individualized instruction in position play. Campers will be grouped by age, physical maturity, experience, and general ability and will be supervised by a professional staff led by former MLB player Ryan Radmanovich. Emphasis is placed on developing/refining the swing, throwing mechanics, and primary and secondary positions. Daily competition and situational gameplay will also be emphasized. All players are required to bring proper clothing and baseball equipment.

    Instructor: Ryan Radmanovich played Division 1 baseball at Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), where he was named All-Conference. He was selected in the 12th round of the 1993 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins and went on to play for the New Britain Rock Cats during his climb through the Twins organization. Claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners in 1998, Radmanovich played in the Major Leagues for Lou Piniella and alongside Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez. He played a total of 17 years of professional baseball with Minnesota, Seattle, San Diego, and Pittsburgh organizations, and represented Canada in two Olympic Games (Athens '04, Beijing '08), and the World Baseball Classic of 2006. Coach Rad is one of the premier technical coaches in the state, and we are fortunate to have him as the KO assistant Varsity coach.

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  • Boys' Lacrosse - 4 spots left

    Develop, Improve and Refine Your Lax Skills

    For students entering grades 5-8
    Minimum enrollment 10, maximum enrollment 20
    Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    Cost: $210

    Our boys’ lacrosse week is designed to teach basic fundamentals of the game while allowing players of all skill levels the opportunity to grow and develop as athletes.

    Each day, we will focus on different concepts of the game so that we can build our skill levels properly. Our main focus on a daily basis will be stickwork: Learning how to win ground balls, catch, & pass technically sound will allow young players to help reach their personal potential in a more efficient manner. Building off of stickwork, we will add in dodging, shooting, and footwork on both the offensive and defensive end. We will work our way up from small group competitions to full-field scrimmages where players can try to incorporate the lessons they have learned from the prior days.
    Please be sure to come equipped with a helmet, mouthguard, stick, pinnie, gloves, arm pads, shoulder pads, cleats/athletic sneakers, and a jockstrap/cup.

    Instructor: Coach Brett Garber is the Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach at Kingswood Oxford. Coach Garber graduated from UMass Amherst in ‘07 where he was a 4-year varsity lacrosse player and starter. He earned All-American honors and was the Team Offensive MVP during his tenure. After college, Coach Garber played 8 years of professional lacrosse in the MLL for the Boston Cannons, Rochester Rattlers, and the Ohio Machine.

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  • Girls' Lacrosse - 1 spot left

    Designed specifically for skill-building and player development
    For students entering grades 5–8.
    Minimum enrollment 10, Maximum enrollment 30.
    Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    Cost: $210

    This summer program is designed specifically for skill-building and player development. Each day will focus on the skill of the day, building up to full scrimmage situations. Mornings will be broken down to basic skill development-- ground balls, throwing, catching, 1v1 situations, offense, and defense. Afternoons will be spent on game situations and developing player IQ.

    Please be sure to come equipped with a mouthguard, goggles, stick, Pinnie, and a can-do attitude. Our high energy coaches will be sure to bring the best out of our young athletes!

    Instructor: John Hissick
    Coach John Hissick is looking forward to another fun week of lacrosse instruction and skill developmental games at Camp KO! Coach Hissick is an SNHU grad ’85 where he was a 4-year letter recipient for the Penmen under Coach Doug Maynard. Currently, he serves as an assistant coach to both the Kingswood Oxford Varsity and JV Girls Lacrosse team while also coaching the KO Boys Varsity Ice hockey team and the CT Chiefs EHL Jr Hockey Team. He is also a Head Coach for Team 203”s rising seniors, a year-round Lacrosse development program for Girls throughout Southern and Central Connecticut. When he is not coaching, he is a Regional Scout for the National Scouting Report, an organization that is a world leader in College Athletic Recruiting.

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  • Tennis - 2 spots left

    Solid fundamentals with a focus on balance, footwork, and shot selection.

    For students entering grades 4-9.

    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 18

    Morning Session: Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    Cost: $210 - SOLD OUT

    Afternoon Session: Program runs Monday-Thursday (Friday is a rain date) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Cost: $140

    Each day will include instructional segments with specific targeted goals: games that will engage and reward students for pushing the bounds of their ability levels, to teach shot selection, positioning, and offensive and defensive tactics and strategy.

    Campers will get a clear understanding of how to hit fundamental strokes correctly, and we will teach them that mistakes are part of the learning process. There will be significant time spent working on drills to develop proper mechanics followed by games to reinforce and practice the new skill. Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship will be reinforced and rewarded constantly.

    We aim to create drills and some match play based on the ability of each player in order to create a positive experience. Ultimately, we want this to be a fun experience so that kids will want to play tennis for a lifetime.

    Campers should bring a racquet each day. Please inform Camp prior to the start if the camper needs to borrow a demo racquet.

    Instructor: Chris Grace ‘01, is a young broadcaster who has been rapidly moving up the ladder in a difficult industry. Chris graduated from Mississippi State University and also attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Chris currently broadcasts year-round calling football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and many more sports at the professional, college, and high school levels. He is the voice of the New Britain Bees professional baseball team and also served as announcer for the Rock Cats. Having called well over 1000 games in short succession, he understands what it takes to improve and develop the tools necessary for this industry. Chris has also been an instructor at Camp KO for six years coaching tennis, soccer, basketball, and baseball during his summers with us.

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July 27-31

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Baseball (ages 9-12) - SOLD OUT

    Develop and refine your hitting, throwing and fielding mechanics

    For players ages 9–12. Must be age 9 by 7/27/20
    Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 20
    Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m 
    Cost: $210

    Former Olympian and MLB player, Kingswood Oxford’s Coach Ryan Radmanovich will focus on the fundamentals of hitting, throwing, fielding, and baserunning, as well as the importance of positional play and game situations. Emphasis is placed on developing/refining the swing, throwing mechanics, base running and sliding, daily competition, and primary and secondary position play.

    All players are required to bring proper clothing, footwear, and all baseball equipment daily.

    Instructor: Ryan Radmanovich played Division 1 baseball at Pepperdine University (Malibu, CA), where he was named All-Conference. He was selected in the 12th round of the 1993 MLB draft by the Minnesota Twins and went on to play for the New Britain Rock Cats during his climb through the Twins organization. Claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners in 1998, Radmanovich played in the Major Leagues for Lou Piniella and alongside Ken Griffey Jr., and Alex Rodriguez. He played a total of 17 years of professional baseball with Minnesota, Seattle, San Diego, and Pittsburgh organizations, and represented Canada in two Olympic Games (Athens '04, Beijing '08), and the World Baseball Classic of 2006. Coach Rad is one of the premier technical coaches in the state, and we are fortunate to have him as the KO assistant Varsity coach.

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  • Field Hockey - 1 spot left

    Skills, Drills & Scrimmage sessions

    Open to students entering grades 5­-8.
    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 20.
    Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    Cost: $210

    Players of all skill levels will benefit from the in-depth instruction and review of field hockey fundamentals through a wide variety of skill and drill sessions, competitive play, and, of course, fun games. On KO's beautiful artificial turf, players will be challenged as they learn new skills and perfect old ones related to stick work and passing. Each stroke will be broken down for maximum development: various hits, push, flick, and aerials. We will also focus on optimal offensive and defensive positioning, as well as the transition game. Players will also practice ideal timing and use of dodges and pulls in various game-like scenarios.

    Each day will feature two instructional sessions so players can reinforce different skills in a smaller game setting. In the afternoon, these tactics will be transferred into larger competitive play. The afternoon strategy will focus on circle play, the transition game, and communication on the field. We will also emphasize whole-body fitness -- flexibility, footwork, and core strengthening -- which makes better players. We will add in the fun with strategic games throughout the week. Campers will leave with new techniques and skills, a fresher understanding of the game, and a strategy for how to bring their game to the next level.

    Coach: KO Varsity Field Hockey Coach, Nikki Blake. As a high school athlete standout, Nicole (Nikki) Blake played field hockey, basketball and ran track at Hall High School in West Hartford. In field hockey, she was an All-Conference, All-State 1st Team for all four years of high school and scored 30 goals her junior year! As a basketball player she was also All-Conference for four years and the highest scorer on her team for all four years. Specializing in hurdles, sprinting and javelin, Nikki made it to the State Championships each year and still to this date, holds the javelin record at Hall High for 126’. She played basketball at Mitchell College where her team had 100 consecutive wins in a row. She has coached field hockey at Hall High and in the youth league for over 20 years,, basketball for 3 years and Track and field for 2 years. Additionally Nikki has coached unified basketball for the Town of West Hartford for 10 years. Coach Blake is currently the varsity coach for the Kingswood Oxford Field Hockey team.
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  • Soccer - 6 new spots

    Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

    For students entering grades 4–8
    Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 20
    Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    Camp fee: $210

    The goal of our soccer week is to meet every single player where they are and challenge them to work harder, faster, and with more precision on the ball—so that they develop and return home to their teams with more ability and passion.

    Athletes receive ongoing instruction and frequent feedback from highly-qualified coaches who are on the field at every session. Athletes have a ball at their feet during a large part of every session and get hundreds, and, sometimes, thousands of touches a day. Coaches focus on fundamentals like ball control, passing, shooting, and first touch; as well as more advanced attacking and defending techniques. Regardless of ability, every player is pushed to the edge of their game so they improve as much as possible.
    All of this is accomplished in a positive and fun environment as students experience the excitement, joy, and freedom found in playing soccer. Players should have basic soccer experience, wear appropriate soccer gear each day (t-shirt, shorts, long socks and shin guards), and bring a soccer ball.

    Instructor: Hikmet Aslan is the Head Coach of the boys' varsity and girls middle school teams at Kingswood Oxford School and the Director of Camp KO Futsal. With over 30 years of experience, Coach Aslan has played and coached the game at the highest level, including playing for six years on the Turkish National Team. In 1994 he was awarded the Golden Boot as the highest goal scorer in the Turkish League. He was also the Technical Director for the Turkish Soccer Federation. Prior to joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and at FSA in Farmington and currently coaches to with the Sporting Premier Club.

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  • Tennis 

    Solid fundamentals with a focus on balance, footwork, and shot selection.

    For students entering grades 4-9.

    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 18
    Morning Session (SOLD OUT): Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    Cost: $210

    Afternoon Session (9 spots left): Program runs Monday-Thursday (Friday is a rain date) from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Cost: $140

    Each day will include instructional segments with specific targeted goals: games that will engage and reward students for pushing the bounds of their ability levels, to teach shot selection, positioning, and offensive and defensive tactics and strategy.

    Campers will get a clear understanding of how to hit fundamental strokes correctly, and we will teach them that mistakes are part of the learning process. There will be significant time spent working on drills to develop proper mechanics followed by games to reinforce and practice the new skill. Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship will be reinforced and rewarded constantly.

    We aim to create drills and some match play based on the ability of each player in order to create a positive experience. Ultimately, we want this to be a fun experience so that kids will want to play tennis for a lifetime.

    Campers should bring a racquet each day. Please inform Camp prior to the start if the camper needs to borrow a demo racquet.

    Instructor: Chris Grace ‘01, is a young broadcaster who has been rapidly moving up the ladder in a difficult industry. Chris graduated from Mississippi State University and also attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Chris currently broadcasts year-round calling football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and many more sports at the professional, college, and high school levels. He is the voice of the New Britain Bees professional baseball team and also served as announcer for the Rock Cats. Having called well over 1000 games in short succession, he understands what it takes to improve and develop the tools necessary for this industry. Chris has also been an instructor at Camp KO for six years coaching tennis, soccer, basketball, and baseball during his summers with us.
     
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August 3-7

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Flag Football - SOLD OUT

    For students entering grades 5-8
    Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 20
    Program runs 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
    Course fee: $210

    New to schedule in 2020 is Camp KO Flag Football, the perfect program for young athletes who want a complete introduction to America's Game or for those who simply want to brush up on their skills in preparation for league play in the Fall. Through our 'skill of the day' campers will learn skills on both sides of the ball including the core components of passing, catching, and de-flagging or defensive positioning - all presented in a fun & positive environment.

    In the game of flag football, teams run or pass the ball downfield in order to score a touchdown. The primary difference in flag football is that it is a “no contact” game. Instead of tackling the ball carrier, defensive players attempt to pull the flags off the ball carrier’s belt. The program is designed for your child to build on performance and ability throughout the week without the same risk of injury as tackle football. At all levels, our flag football program is geared toward developing your child’s love for the game, as well as teaching sportsmanship values that extend far beyond the playing field. 

    Instructor: JB Wells, Head Football Coach for Kingswood Oxford's Varsity Football program will lead the instruction.

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  • Soccer - Four spots open

    Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

    For students entering grades 4–8
    Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 20
    Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    Camp fee: $210

    The goal of our soccer week is to meet every single player where they are and challenge them to work harder, faster, and with more precision on the ball—so that they develop and return home to their teams with more ability and passion.

    Athletes receive ongoing instruction and frequent feedback from highly-qualified coaches who are on the field at every session. Athletes have a ball at their feet during a large part of every session and get hundreds, and, sometimes, thousands of touches a day. Coaches focus on fundamentals like ball control, passing, shooting, and first touch; as well as more advanced attacking and defending techniques. Regardless of ability, every player is pushed to the edge of their game so they improve as much as possible.
    All of this is accomplished in a positive and fun environment as students experience the excitement, joy, and freedom found in playing soccer. Players should have basic soccer experience, wear appropriate soccer gear each day (t-shirt, shorts, long socks and shin guards), and bring a soccer ball.

    Instructor: Hikmet Aslan is the Head Coach of the boys' varsity and girls middle school teams at Kingswood Oxford School and the Director of Camp KO Futsal. With over 30 years of experience, Coach Aslan has played and coached the game at the highest level, including playing for six years on the Turkish National Team. In 1994 he was awarded the Golden Boot as the highest goal scorer in the Turkish League. He was also the Technical Director for the Turkish Soccer Federation. Prior to joining the coaching staff at KO he was an assistant coach at the University of Hartford and has coached at Watkinson School and at FSA in Farmington and currently coaches to with the Sporting Premier Club.

    REGISTER NOW
  • Tennis - SOLD OUT

    Solid fundamentals with a focus on balance, footwork, and shot selection.

    For students entering grades 4-9

    Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 18
    Program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m
    Cost: $210

    Each day will include instructional segments with specific targeted goals: games that will engage and reward students for pushing the bounds of their ability levels, to teach shot selection, positioning, and offensive and defensive tactics and strategy.

    Campers will get a clear understanding of how to hit fundamental strokes correctly, and we will teach them that mistakes are part of the learning process. There will be significant time spent working on drills to develop proper mechanics followed by games to reinforce and practice the new skill. Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, and sportsmanship will be reinforced and rewarded constantly.

    We aim to create drills and some match play based on the ability of each player in order to create a positive experience. Ultimately, we want this to be a fun experience so that kids will want to play tennis for a lifetime.

    Campers should bring a racquet each day. Please inform Camp prior to the start if the camper needs to borrow a demo racquet.

    Instructor: Chris Grace ‘01, is a young broadcaster who has been rapidly moving up the ladder in a difficult industry. Chris graduated from Mississippi State University and also attended the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Chris currently broadcasts year-round calling football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and many more sports at the professional, college, and high school levels. He is the voice of the New Britain Bees professional baseball team and also served as announcer for the Rock Cats. Having called well over 1000 games in short succession, he understands what it takes to improve and develop the tools necessary for this industry. Chris has also been an instructor at Camp KO for six years coaching tennis, soccer, basketball, and baseball during his summers with us.

    REGISTER NOW
     
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