Week 1: June 20-24, 2022

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  • Soccer: June 20-24, 2022

    Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

    Ages: For students entering grades 3–10.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 50.
    Time:
    Full-day program runs from 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Morning program runs from 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    Cost:
    Full-day program cost: $400; after March 31: $450
    Morning program cost: $300

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: 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. In the event of rain, campers will play indoors and be introduced to futsal, the native game of Brazil.

    Instructor: Hikmet Aslan is the head coach of the boys' varsity and girls middle soccer at Kingswood Oxford School, Director of Camp KO Futsal and a director with the Sporting Premier Club. 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. 

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  • Tennis: June 20-24, 2022

    Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, sportsmanship
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 4-10. 
    Time: Camp day runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Cost: $425; after March 31: $475.

    Description: 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: Andy Krugman ’86, has been the KO Head Varsity Boys’ Tennis Coach for the past 25 years and in 2016 led the team to the NE Class “A” Championship. Coach Krugman brings his love of the game and his extensive coaching experience at the high school varsity level to Camp KO. Andy graduated from Middlebury College where he played soccer and has a Master’s degree from Trinity College. He is the KO Middle School History Department Chair as well as the MS Boys “A” Head Soccer Coach.

    Instructor: Ron Garcia

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  • Disc Golf: June 20-24, 2022

    Learn one of the fastest-growing sports in the country!
    *This program is held offsite at Tower Ridge Disc Golf Course in Avon.
    Campers will be dropped off at KO and bused to Tower Ridge.

    Ages: Open to campers entering grades 5­-9.
    Time: Camp Day runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 8; maximum enrollment 14.

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    Cost: $425; after March 31: $475

    To learn about the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link

    Description: Learn to play Disc Golf, one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports. Players of all skill levels and experience will benefit from this camp as they learn the fundamentals and rules of the game through a variety of drills, team and individual competitions, and fun games. At the newly designed Tower Ridge Disc Golf Course, players will have access to the course and equipment. Throughout the week, players will learn the proper mechanics of a disc golf throw, the different types of throws that can be used to shape shots, useful skills such as scrambling, and proper etiquette when playing. They will also learn about strategy, mindset, and the keys to developing confidence on the course. 

    Each day will be broken down into a morning and afternoon session. During the morning sessions, players will engage in instruction of a specific skill, followed by different games and activities to reinforce what they’ve learned. There will also be focus on exercises that reinforce the mechanics of the throw and support overall fitness. During the afternoon session, players will take their skills out onto the course and play a variety of formats, including singles, doubles, alternate-shot, and team best shot. They will learn the proper rules and etiquette needed to play and will practice integrity while out on the course. As camp comes to an end, players will leave with the skill set and knowledge to go to any course and play and have a core set of knowledge from which to build on in the future. 


    Lead Instructor: Benjamin Sprecher was an all conference golfer in high school and has since transitioned his love for ball golf to disc golf. He is an experienced player who regularly plays in tournaments. He is a high school Biology teacher who has experience working in elementary, middle, and high school and hopes to start high school disc golf teams. He is also a 200 hour certified yoga teacher who brings his understanding of body, breath, and sense of zen to the course. He feels that golf teaches amazing life lessons that are applicable on and off the course which can help anyone find success in their life. 

    Assisting Instructor: Krista Sahrbeck, KO’s Dean of Students will assist in the teaching and be responsible for supervising and driving Camp KO campers to and from the Tower Ridge Disc Golf course in Avon, CT. Krista played both soccer and basketball in college and is the girls head soccer and assistant girls basketball coach for the Wyverns.  Krista loves being outside and learned how to play disc golf in college.  While she is not as good as Ben, she is looking forward to supporting players as they develop both their individual skills and disc golf game tactics. She and her faithful goldendoodle, Bear, are excited to start this new Camp KO program in 2022.

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  • Dance Camp: June 20-24, 2022

    Beginner-Intermediate 
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 5-10
    Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 10, maximum 20
    Before and aftercare are available at an additional cost

    Cost: $445. After March 31:  $495

    To view our 2022 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.
     
    Description: 5, 6, 7, 8! Get ready for a variety of dance techniques for those of you who were born to bust a move! If you have never danced before or if you are already a ballerina, get excited about our dance and choreography opportunities within this camp! Throughout the week, participants will embark on a variety of dance styles: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop, etc. By Friday afternoon, students will have the opportunity to showcase their new repertoire for family and friends! This camp will have a main instructor in addition to several guest artist choreographers!! Don’t miss a step in registering for this camp! 

    Instructor: Kyle Reynolds is an award-winning director who joined Kingswood Oxford School in 2018 as Director of Theater amid an accomplished career in theater education and directing. Kyle's role at KO involves teaching both theater and public speaking classes as well as directing the fall play and the winter musical. Kyle recently established a highly successful new fall dance program. The Choreographer’s Showcase featured guest dancers/choreographers from around the country who worked with KO students for ten weeks producing a final show in the Roberts Theater. A true workaholic, Kyle teaches in both the Middle School and Upper School, in addition to holding his collegiate professorship at several Connecticut colleges/universities. You may recognize Kyle from his accomplished work within Western Connecticut State University, Post University, Goodwin College, and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. Under Kyle's instruction, his students have achieved successful careers in both Broadway and off-Broadway productions as well as national tours. At the college level, Kyle's students have also gained acceptance to elite musical theater universities: Baldwin Wallace, Shenandoah, Ithaca, New York University Tisch and the University of Michigan.  Kyle, a performer himself who is trained in the Sanford Meisner technique, continues to be inspired by the creativity and hunger for theatrical training at Kingswood Oxford. Kyle's all-time favorite musical is, of course, Hello Dolly. 

    Instructor: Victoria Santiago is a musical theater major at Dean College in Massachusetts. She has been in several professional musicals, one of which received the award for Best Classical Music in the State of Connecticut, A Chorus Line, where Victoria played the leading role of Diana Morales. After graduating from Dean College, Victoria is prepared to audition and hopefully work and build a career on Broadway. Victoria is extremely excited to return to CAMP KO for the 3rd year in a row! 

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  • Flag Football: June 20-24, 2022

    Morning program with full-day options
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 5-8
    Time:
    Morning program runs 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Full-day program runs 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    *Full day option available with soccer or tennis in the afternoon for the June 20-24 session
    *Full day option available with basketball in the afternoon for the August 1-5 session
    Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30
    Cost:
    Morning only: Cost: $300; after March 31: $325
    Full-day: $425; after March 31: $475

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: Camp KO Flag Football, is the perfect program for your 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. 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 down field 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. The weekends with the Camp KO Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!

    June 20-24 Lead Instructor Duncan Sewall: Duncan has been working independent schools for five years, where he has coached football for three of them at two different schools including Kingswood Oxford. This past season, he served as an assistant coach for both the Varsity and Middle School teams. Duncan played football for all four years of high school at Milton Academy and for one year at Colby College. He is a life-long fan of the New England Patriots (and all Boston sports teams) and enjoys watching the NFL every Sunday afternoon.

    August 1-5 Lead Instructor Matt Golchin: Matt is a full-time member of the English department at Kingswood Oxford where he teaches Advanced Placement Language and Composition for Junior (Form 5) students. He also teaches Composition at Tunxis Community College a couple nights a week. Matt was an All-State football player at Pomperaug High School in Middlebury, CT, and he was a running back for two years at St. Anselm College before transferring to the University of Connecticut where he played rugby for three years. He was an assistant football coach at Southington High School for eight years and Avon Old Farms School for two years. 






    August 1-5 Lead Instructor: Matt Golchin

Week 2: July 11-15, 2022

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  • Basketball: July 11-15, 2022

     Enhance your overall skillset
    All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 

    Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
    Time: Camp day runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    *Morning option: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (limited to 10 spots)

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    Cost: $400; after March 31 $450
    Half-day fee: $300
     
    To view the Camp day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team, Brad Seaman! Our program is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and ultimately enhance their overall skill set. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development such as ball-handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, leadership, and more. Develop an understanding of the game through lectures and specific skill work, then implement that learning into game scenarios.

    Instructor: Brad Seaman. a native of Avon, CT,  is the current Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team whose team won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017,  2019, and 2021. After playing Division III collegiate basketball at Suffolk University, he has coached at the AAU level, at prestigious camps and schools across the Northeast, and is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training where he works with boys and girls from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad is a strength and conditioning coach working with many athletes across a variety of disciplines. Brad’s approach to coaching is a holistic one as he encourages hard work and maximum effort, both on and off the court, through drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay.

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  • Girls' Lacrosse: July 11-15, 2022

    Designed specifically for skill-building and player development
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 5–9.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 10, Maximum enrollment 30.
    Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Cost: $420; after March 31: $450.

    Descripton: 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: 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 team30 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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  • Boys' Lacrosse (Morning): July 11-15, 2022

    Develop, Improve and Refine Your Lax Skills
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 4-9.
    Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 10, maximum enrollment 30.
    Cost (Half-day): $300, after March 31: $325. 
    *Full-Day option (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) available with basketball in the afternoon. 
    Cost (Full-day): $400, after March 31: $450

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: Our new morning 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. This session will also allow players who are on club teams with evening practices to work on their technique in the morning and practice it in the evenings with their teammates.

    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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  • Squash: July 11-15, 2022

     Develop and refine stroke technique and shot selection

    Ages:
    • Morning Session for students entering grades 4-6
    • Afternoon Session for students entering grades 7-9
    Times:
    Morning Session runs from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Afternoon Session runs from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

    Space:
    Morning session is limited to 12 players.
    Afternoon session is limited to 12 players.

    Cost:
    Morning session: $325, after March 31: $350
    Afternoon session: $325, after March 31: $350

    To learn about the Camp Day 2022 Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: This course has something for everyone -- beginning and advanced squash players alike. New players will learn proper grip technique, all basic strokes, and the rules of the game. Experienced players can take their games to the next level by refining stroke technique, shot selection, match play strategies, and mental toughness. All players will work on sport-specific conditioning to strengthen the muscle groups associated with squash. Between instructional sessions and squash-focused condition games, we’ll also include some fun challenges and games to keep players energized and to help them bond with their fellow campers.

    Parents will drop off and pick up players at the KO Squash facility located at 18 Highland St, WH CT. 

    Instructor: Cameron Biondi is the KO's Girls’ Varsity and JV squash coach and is excited to work with the Camp KO squash players after 4 years of coaching KO Squash. Some highlights from his time coaching squash at KO include winning the U.S. Squash High School Nationals Division V Championship in 2019, finishing the 2020 regular season with a 13-3 record, and helping players on both teams achieve their squash goals, whether they are brand new to the game or experienced veterans. Before KO, Cameron grew up playing squash in Greenwich, CT at Brunswick School and was a three-year club squash captain at Yale University. He is looking forward to sharing his love for the game with squash campers, working with them on their technical skills through focused drills and on their matchplay through condition games.

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  • Baseball (Half-day): July 11-15, 2022

    Develop and refine your hitting and throwing techniques
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 6-9
    Time: Baseball program runs from 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., players will bring their lunch.
    *Full-Day Option available with basketball in the afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
    Cost:
    Morning: $350; after March 31: $375.
    Full-Day: $450; after March 31: $475.

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: 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.

Week 3: July 18-22, 2022

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  • Volleyball: July 18-22, 2022

    From Setting to Spiking
     
    Ages: For all students entering grades 5-10.
    Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 24.
    Cost: $400; after March 31: $450.

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: This coed camp is for new and experienced volleyball players alike! Morning sessions are devoted to teaching and reinforcing proper form with the skills of passing, serving, setting, hitting, and blocking. Players will progress through a series of drills and contests that begin with isolated skills and build into live-action play. Players will also learn volleyball-specific functional training exercises designed to improve on-court speed and agility as well as jumping ability. Afternoon sessions will emphasize teamwork, as players learn offensive and defensive strategies by competing in 6-on-6 scrimmages and playing fun game-like drills.

    Instructor: Anastasia Quinn, Kingswood Oxford’s JV girls’ volleyball coach, brings her love of the game and her experience, both as a player and as a coach, to Camp KO. Quinn has worked with volleyball players of all ages and at all levels in both the school and club settings. She will focus on the basic skills necessary in volleyball and strategy involved in gameplay. According to her players, Coach Quinn is ”very kind and encouraging”, “easy to get along with and approachable”, and “super excited about volleyball!”

    Instructor: Lily Gnazzo, a current law student, started coaching at Husky Volleyball in January 2019 with the Girls Regional Program. After that season, Gnazzo worked as an assistant coach for the next two seasons of Husky Girls High Performance. This past year, she began coaching for the Husky Boys Program as well. As a player, Gnazzo played for 4 years on Miss Porter’s varsity team, 4 years on a club team, and currently plays indoor coed volleyball. As both a player and a coach, she focuses mainly on building strong foundations that are essential to players and slowly builds upon them.

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  • Tennis: July 18-22, 2022

    Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, sportsmanship
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 4-10. 
    Time: Camp day runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24
    Cost: $425; after March 31: $475.

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: 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: Andy Krugman ’86, has been the KO Head Varsity Boys’ Tennis Coach for the past 25 years and in 2016 led the team to the NE Class “A” Championship. Coach Krugman brings his love of the game and his extensive coaching experience at the high school varsity level to Camp KO. Andy graduated from Middlebury College where he played soccer and has a Master’s degree from Trinity College. He is the KO Middle School History Department Chair as well as the MS Boys “A” Head Soccer Coach.

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  • Baseball

    Develop your hitting, throwing, and fielding mechanics 
     
    Ages: For players entering grades 3-6 and must be age 9 by 7/18/20
    Time: This program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., players will bring lunch.
    *Full-Day Option available with tennis or Ultimate Frisbee in the afternoon from 1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 16; maximum enrollment 30
    Cost:
    Half-day: $350; after March 31: $375.
    Full-day: $450; after March 31: $475. 

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day 2022 Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: 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.  Each day will end with a fun scrimmage to practice their skills in a game setting. 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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  • Ultimate Frisbee: July 18-22, 2022

    Afternoon Camp with Morning Options
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 4-9
    Time: Program runs 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    Full-day option is available with tennis or baseball in the morning. 
    Full-day program day runs from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 21
     
    Cost:
    Morning: $300; after March 31: $325
    Full-day: $425; after March 31: $475

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: During this half-day camp program campers will learn and enjoy the rapidly growing sport of Ultimate Frisbee. Ultimate is a team sport combining elements of other sports, like soccer and football while using a Frisbee instead of a ball. It is a non-contact sport. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the sport, and progress to implementing the fundamentals in full team play. Ultimate develops hand-eye coordination, catching skills, teamwork as well as cardiovascular exercise. This program is open to all levels of ability, whether new to the sport, or looking to further develop skills. Children will also have enrichment opportunities during the day, yoga, and mindful stress reduction techniques.

    Instructor: Patrick Scully is an elementary school teacher in Meriden, Connecticut. Patrick has experience playing ultimate at both the highschool and college level. Patrick still plays 'pickup' ultimate during the spring and summer. He enjoys introducing others to the wonderful sport of ultimate, and seeing the long term benefits of cooperation, teamwork, and healthy living embedded in the game. 

Week 4: July 25-29, 2022

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  • Rugby: July 25-29, 2022

    Half-day program with full-day options
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 5-8
    Time: Morning program runs 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Full-day option is available with soccer or basketball in the afternoon.
    Full-day runs 8:45 am-4:30 p.m. Campers bring their lunch.

    Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30
    Cost:
    Morning: $325; after March 31: $350
    Full-day: $425; after March 31: $475

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.
    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: Rugby is an exciting, free-flowing game designed for players of all shapes, sizes and athletic abilities. It involves skills such as running, passing, catching, kicking, decision-making and supporting teammates. Rugby cultivates character, builds skills, and develops lifelong habits of mind.

    The program at Camp KO  - “Mini-tag Rugby” -  is for boys and girls that are new to the game. The emphasis is on players having fun while running with the ball, evading opponents, supporting the ball-carrier, passing, tagging the ball-carrier, and scoring points. It is a seven-a-side game in which there is no tackling. The tackle is replaced by a tag, in which the ball-carrier is touched by an opponent, with two hands between waist and knee (or, as an option, a flag is removed from a belt at the ball-carrier’s waist). The game allows the players to learn the basic ball-handling and movement skills of the game in the absence of the contact elements.

    We use rugby at Camp KO to strengthen social ties, develop a strong work-ethic, adopt a team-first attitude, and maintain a commitment to respect and integrity. We are committed to ensuring that players have fun in a safe environment as they learn the game of rugby and develop an appreciation for the spirit of the game.

    Instructor: Matt Golchin is a full-time member of the English department at Kingswood Oxford where he teaches Advanced Placement Language and Composition for Junior (Form 5) students. He also teaches Composition at Tunxis Community College a couple nights a week. 

    Matt brings over 10 years of rugby experience to KO as a coach and a player who is rooted in a deep understanding of the sport and the best practices of youth development. As a rugby player at UCONN, he was selected to play for the All-Northeast rugby team against other teams from around the country. In 2009, Matt started a rugby program at Southington High School, consisting of both a girls and boys team, where he served as program supervisor and boys’ head coach for four years. This program continues to be a great success, regularly sending student-athletes to college on rugby scholarships. In 2012, Matt became the head coach at Central Connecticut State University where his rugby team posted an undefeated regular season record - the first and only in program history. Matt stepped down as coach of CCSU after just one season to focus on family. 

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  • Soccer: July 25-29, 2022

    Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

    Ages: For students entering grades 3–10.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 50.
    Time:
    Full-day program runs from 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Morning program runs from 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

    Cost:
    Full-day program cost: $400; after March 31: $450
    Morning program cost: $300

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: 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. In the event of rain, campers will play indoors and be introduced to futsal, the native game of Brazil.

    Instructor: Hikmet Aslan is the head coach of the boys' varsity and girls middle soccer at Kingswood Oxford School, Director of Camp KO Futsal and a director with the Sporting Premier Club. 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. 

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  • Field Hockey: July 25-29, 2022

    Skills, Drills & Scrimmage sessions
     
    Ages: Open to campers entering grades 4­-9.
    Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
    Cost: $425; after March 31: $475 

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: 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.

    Instructor: Kingswood Oxford’s Upper School Field Hockey Coach, Chapin Yates, was a four-year starter on the DI field hockey team at Boston College where she was a dominant force in the offense, leading the team to 44 wins. She was named All-Atlantic Coast Conference Player and NFHCA DI All-Northeast Region Second Team Honors. She won many academic awards, including Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Achievement and ACC Academic Honor Roll. During her high school career she was named All-American (twice) and Independent School League All-Star (twice). Chapin took over Camp KO Field Hockey Week from Meredith Crowther this summer and has a coaching style centered around positivity, pride and passion.  

    Instructor: Nicole Baratz is an Upper School Math Teacher and Assistant Varsity Field Hockey Coach, new to KO this past year. She comes to camp KO with a strong field hockey coaching career in addition to her teaching experience. She has been coaching for the past eight years having had huge success with her field hockey teams from being both the head and assistant coaches of programs grades K - 12. She loves to inspire athletes and share her love of the game with them. Her focus in coaching is to teach the skills of the game but most importantly build confidence and strong leaders as she believes that when athletes believe in themselves they are capable of anything. She is returning to camp KO for the second summer and can't wait! 

    Coach: Joe Marie has been coaching field hockey in West Hartford and the surrounding area for over 10 years.   He runs a highly successful summer clinic for high school aged players in early August every year and oversees a field hockey exchange program with the Mannheim Field Hockey Club in Germany.   Joe has worked with more than 20 players who have committed to play collegiate field hockey for both D1 and D3 university and colleges.  He returns to Camp KO for the second consecutive year because he really enjoys coaching the fundamentals of field hockey and had a lot of fun in 2021. 



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  • Basketball: July 25-29, 2022

    Enhance your overall skillset
    All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 

    Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
    Time: Camp day runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    *Half-Day Option: 1:00-4:30 p.m. (limited to 10 spots)
    Cost:
    Full-day: $400; after March 31: $450
    Afternoon fee: $300

    Before and after care are available at an additional fee.
     
    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team, Brad Seaman! Our program is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and ultimately enhance their overall skill set. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development such as ball-handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, leadership, and more. Develop an understanding of the game through lectures and specific skill work, then implement that learning into game scenarios.

    Instructor: Brad Seaman. a native of Avon, CT,  is the current Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team whose team won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017,  2019, and 2021. After playing Division III collegiate basketball at Suffolk University, he has coached at the AAU level, at prestigious camps and schools across the Northeast, and is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training where he works with boys and girls from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad is a strength and conditioning coach working with many athletes across a variety of disciplines. Brad’s approach to coaching is a holistic one as he encourages hard work and maximum effort, both on and off the court, through drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay.

Week 5: August 8-12, 2022

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  • Flag Football: August 1-5, 2022

    Morning program with full-day options
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 5-9
    Time:
    Morning program runs 8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
    Full-day program runs 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    *Full day option available with soccer or tennis in the afternoon for the June 20-24 session
    *Full day option available with basketball in the afternoon for the August 1-5 session
    Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30
    Cost:
    Morning only: Cost: $300; after March 31: $325
    Full-day: $425; after March 31: $475

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: Camp KO Flag Football, is the perfect program for your 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. 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 down field 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. The weekends with the Camp KO Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!

    June 20-24 Lead Instructor Duncan Sewall: Duncan has been working independent schools for five years, where he has coached football for three of them at two different schools including Kingswood Oxford. This past season, he served as an assistant coach for both the Varsity and Middle School teams. Duncan played football for all four years of high school at Milton Academy and for one year at Colby College. He is a life-long fan of the New England Patriots (and all Boston sports teams) and enjoys watching the NFL every Sunday afternoon.

    August 1-5 Lead Instructor Matt Golchin: Matt is a full-time member of the English department at Kingswood Oxford where he teaches Advanced Placement Language and Composition for Junior (Form 5) students. He also teaches Composition at Tunxis Community College a couple nights a week. Matt was an All-State football player at Pomperaug High School in Middlebury, CT, and he was a running back for two years at St. Anselm College before transferring to the University of Connecticut where he played rugby for three years. He was an assistant football coach at Southington High School for eight years and Avon Old Farms School for two years. 

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  • Basketball: August 8-12, 2022

    Enhance your overall skillset
    All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 

    Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
    Time: Camp day runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    *Half-Day Option: 1:00-4:30 p.m. (limited to 10 spots)
    Cost:
    Full-day: $400; after March 31 $450
    Half-day fee: $300

    Before and after care are available at an additional fee.
     
    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

    Description: Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boys Basketball team, Brad Seaman! Our program is intended to help players of all abilities develop athletically, refine fundamental basketball skills, and ultimately enhance their overall skill set. Emphasis is placed on fundamental development such as ball-handling, shooting, offensive moves, defense, rebounding, team play, communication, leadership, and more. Develop an understanding of the game through lectures and specific skill work, then implement that learning into game scenarios.

    Instructor: Brad Seaman. a native of Avon, CT,  is the current Head Coach of the Kingswood Oxford Boys Basketball team whose team won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017,  2019, and 2021. After playing Division III collegiate basketball at Suffolk University, he has coached at the AAU level, at prestigious camps and schools across the Northeast, and is also the owner of Lenny Rich Training where he works with boys and girls from Grade 3 to the professional level. Additionally, Brad is a strength and conditioning coach working with many athletes across a variety of disciplines. Brad’s approach to coaching is a holistic one as he encourages hard work and maximum effort, both on and off the court, through drills, skills, conditioning, and gameplay.

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  • Tennis: August 8-12, 2022

    Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, sportsmanship
     
    Ages: For students entering grades 4-10. 
    Time: Camp day runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24
    Cost: $425; after March 30: $475.

    Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

    To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.


    Description: 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: Andy Krugman ’86, has been the KO Head Varsity Boys’ Tennis Coach for the past 25 years and in 2016 led the team to the NE Class “A” Championship. Coach Krugman brings his love of the game and his extensive coaching experience at the high school varsity level to Camp KO. Andy graduated from Middlebury College where he played soccer and has a Master’s degree from Trinity College. He is the KO Middle School History Department Chair as well as the MS Boys “A” Head Soccer Coach.
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