Sports Camps - Kingswood Oxford
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Kingswood Oxford School

Sports Camps

Week 1: June 19-23, 2023

dance camp: June 19-23, 2023 

 

Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

 

Ages: For students entering grades 5–10.
Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 20.
Time:
Full-day program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

Cost:
Full-day program cost: $470; after March 31: $520

 

To view the 2023 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! 

 

flag football: June 19-23, 2023

 

Balance, footwork, core strength, integrity, sportsmanship

 

Ages: For students entering grades 5-8. 

Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30

Time: Program runs 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $300; after March 31: $325

 

Full-day option available with soccer in the afternoon 

Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475 

 

Full-day option available with tennis in the afternoon 

Course fee: $445; after March 31: $495 

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description: Camp KO Flag Football, is 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. 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 the 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 week ends with the Camp KO Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!

Instructor: TBD

Instructor: TBD

girls’ lacrosse: June 19-23, 2023

 

Designed specifically for skill building and player development

 

Ages: Open to girls entering grades 5­-10.
Time: Camp Day runs from 12:45-4:30 p.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30.

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

Cost: $300; After March 31: $325
Full Day Option available with soccer in the morning. 

Cost: $425; After March 31: $475

 

To learn about the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link

 

Description: 

This summer lacrosse program is designed specifically for skill-building and player development. Each day will incorporate basic skill development: cradling, ground balls, throwing, catching, shooting, and defending. These skills will then be implemented into game situations beginning with 1 v. 1’s building up to 7 v. 7’s in the half field and finally full field play. 

 

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

 

Instructor: Judy Bailey is the head coach for the girls varsity lacrosse team at KO. She coached the varsity team from 1991-2005 then took time off from the varsity program to raise her young daughters. She continued to coach at KO just at the Middle school level where her teams were very successful with multiple undefeated seasons. She returned to the varsity program in the spring of 2020. Coach Bailey played lacrosse at Wheaton College where her team made it to the NCAA D3 tournament her junior and senior year, making it to the quarterfinals the first year and the semifinals the second year. She won the Coaches Award for being the “Coach on the Field” for the defense. Coach Bailey was involved in the West Hartford girls lacrosse league from 2006-2017 serving in many roles from coach and division coordinator at all levels and finally as President. 

 

soccer: June 19-23, 2023

 

Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

 

Ages: For students entering grades 3-10
Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Morning-only program runs from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 12, maximum 50
Before and aftercare are available at an additional cost

Full Day Program Fee: $425. After March 31: $475

Half Day Program: $300; after March 31; $325

To view our 2023 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 boy’s varsity and girl’s middle school soccer coach at Kingswood Oxford School, the 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. 

tennis: June 19-23, 2023 

 

Balance, Footwork, Core Strength, Integrity, Sportsmanship

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-10

Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24

Time: Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Course fee: $445; after March 31: $495.

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description: 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. 

 

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.

 

We aim to create drills and 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 is entering his 25th year coaching girls’ varsity tennis at Kingswood Oxford School. During these years, his teams have won 6 Founders League titles and 4 New England championships. Before coming to KO, Coach Garcia played four years of tennis at Oberlin College. Ron has also taught Spanish at KO for the past 25 years and is the Founder of Team Tobati, a community service program partnered with the Macchi International School in Tobati, Paraguay.

Week 2: July 10-14, 2023

baseball: July 10-14, 2023 (Grades 6-9)

 

Enhance your overall skillset

 

Ages: For students entering grades 6–9.
Space: Minimum enrollment 12, Maximum enrollment 30.
Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Course fee: $325; after March 30: $350.

Full-Day Option available with basketball from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Course fee $445; after March 30: $495. 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

Cost: $350; after March 31: $375.

Full-Day fee $450; after March 30: $495

Descripton:

This session will focus on baseball fundamentals — hitting, light enter here. 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 varsity coach and assistant athletic director.

Basketball: July 10-14, 2023

 

Enhance your overall skillset

 

Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.

All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 
Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
Time:

Camp Day runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Morning Only 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Full-Day Fee: $425; after March 31: $475
Morning-Only Fee: $300; after March 31: $325

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

Description: Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boy’s 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 has won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022. 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.

field hockey: July 10-14, 2023 

 

Develop, Improve and Refine Your Lax Skills

 

Ages: For students entering grades 5-9.
Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 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 2023 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. 

Coach: Caitlin Moriarty joined the KO community this year as an English teacher, and is especially excited to return to the field here as a field hockey coach. She graduated from Amherst College as co-captain of the women’s field hockey team and went on to coach at the Pomfret School. While Coach M’s administrator roles took her off the field for many years, she enjoyed watching her daughter graduate from Hall High School last year as a forward on the varsity field hockey team

Squash: July 10-14, 2023

 

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 14 players.
Afternoon session is limited to 14 players.

Cost: 

$325: After March 31, $350

 

To learn about the Squash Week Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

To learn about the Camp Day 2023 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. 

Coach: Cameron Biondi is the KO Girls’ Varsity and JV squash coach and is excited to work with the Camp KO squash players after 5 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.

 

Coach: Denise Bonilla is the Program Coordinator for Capitol Squash, a nonprofit afterschool program in Hartford whose mission is to empower the youth of Hartford to reach their potential as athletes, students, and engaged citizens. Denise first learned the sport of squash at Yale University, where she participated in a program called Squash Haven, which shares a similar mission to Capitol Squash. She was on the Squash Haven team for eight years before going off to Connecticut College. At Conn, Denise played Varsity Squash for 4 years and captained the women’s team her senior year. She is looking forward to returning to Camp KO as a volunteer coach, and to strengthening the connection between Capitol Squash and the Camp KO community.

Week 3: July 17-21, 2023

Baseball (grades 3-6): July 17-21, 2023 

 

Develop and refine your hitting and throwing techniques

 

Ages: For students entering grades 3-6

Time: Baseball program runs from 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

This program runs from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Course fee: $325; after March 31: $350. 

Full-Day Option available with basketball from 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm. (Players bring their lunch)
Course fee: $445; after March 30: $495.

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

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.

Basketball: July 17-21, 2023

 

Enhance your overall skillset

 

Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.

All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 
Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
Time:

Camp Day runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Morning Only 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Full-Day Fee: $425; after March 31: $475
Morning-Only Fee: $300; after March 31: $325

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.


 

Description: Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boy’s 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 has won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022. 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.

Flag Football: july 17-21, 2023

 

Half day program with full-day options

 

Ages: For students entering grades 5-8

Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30

Program runs 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Course fee: $300; after March 31: $325

 

Full day option available with basketball in the afternoon July 17-21.

Course fee: $425; after March 31: $475 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

Description:

Camp KO Flag Football, is 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. 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 week ends with the Camp KO Sports Bowl, giving participants a chance to showcase their skills on the gridiron!

 

Instructor: TBD

volleyball: July 17-21, 2023

 

From Setting to Spiking

 

Ages: For students entering grades 5-10. 

Time: Camp day runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 24
Cost: $425; after March 31: $475.

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2023 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: 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. In 2021, 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. In 2015, Gnazzo went to the Girls’ Junior National Championships in New Orleans. As both a player and a coach, she focuses mainly on building strong foundations that are essential to players and slowly builds upon them.

Week 4: July 24-28, 2023

girls’ lacrosse: July 24-28, 2023

 

Designed specifically for skill building and player development

 

Ages: For players entering grades 5-9 
Time: Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

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

 

New Option: Morning Lacrosse and Afternoon Soccer

Course Fee: $425; after March 31: $475.

 

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day 2023 Schedule, visit this link.

Description:

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 into 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!

 

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 teams 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. 

soccer: July 24-28, 2023

 

Learn the true joy and pleasure of playing

 

Ages: For students entering grades 3-10
Time: Program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Morning-only program runs from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Space: Minimum enrollment 12, maximum 50
Before and aftercare are available at an additional cost

Full-Day Program Fee: $425. After March 31: $475

Half-Day Program Fee: $300; after March 31; $325

To view our 2023 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 boy’s varsity and girl’s middle school soccer coach at Kingswood Oxford School, the 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. 

tennis: July 24-28, 2023

 

Balance, Footwork, Core Strength, Integrity, Sportsmanship

 

Ages:

For students entering grades 4-10

Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24

Time: Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $445; after March 31: $495.

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

Description: 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. 

 

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.

 

We aim to create drills and 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: Ron Garcia is entering his 25th year coaching girls’ varsity tennis at Kingswood Oxford School. During these years, his teams have won 6 Founders League titles and 4 New England championships. Before coming to KO, Coach Garcia played four years of tennis at Oberlin College. Ron has also taught Spanish at KO for the past 25 years and is the Founder of Team Tobati, a community service program partnered with the Macchi International School in Tobati, Paraguay.

 

Instructor: Sean Passan

Week 5: July 31-August 4, 2023

Basketball: July 31-August 4, 2023

 

Enhance your overall skillset

 

Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-10.

All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 
Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30.
Time:

Camp Day runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
Morning Only 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Afternoon Only 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Full-Day Fee: $425; after March 31: $475
Half-Day Fee: $300; after March 31: $325

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

Description: Join us for an exciting, supportive, and fun week of basketball camp with the Head Coach of KO’s Boy’s 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 has won the coveted KIT Championship in 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022. 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.

boys’ lacrosse: july 31-august 4, 2023

 

Develop, Improve and Refine Your Lacrosse Skills

 

Ages: For students entering grades 4-9

Space: Minimum enrollment 10; maximum enrollment 30
Time/Cost Options:

Program runs from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Cost: $300; after March 31: 325

Full-Day option (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) available with basketball in the afternoon. 

Cost: $425, after March 31: $475

Full-Day option (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) available with Esports in the afternoon. 

Cost: $445, after March 31: $495

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2023 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description: 

Our morning boys’ lacrosse week is designed to teach basic fundamentals of the game while also allowing players of all skill levels the opportunity to grow and develop as athletes. Players can train hard during the cooler morning hours on Kingswood Oxford’s beautiful turf field.

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. 

 

Coach: Bryan Reinert is currently the manager of the 3DLacrosse NE South club team program and played professionally for Team STX in the LXM Pro tour from 2013-2015. Prior to 3D Lacrosse, he coached at the collegiate level at the College of Wooster where he mentored one USILA All-West Region pick and nine all-conference players.

 

Bryan spent five years coaching youth, high school, and college-level players that including stops at New England College and Gettysburg College.  At Gettysburg, he worked extensively with the defense, face-offs, and goalies; coached one conference championship, one USILA Scholar All-American, two USILA All-Americans, two USILA North/South game participants, nine all-conference selections, and one professional draft pick.

 

Bryan played collegiately at Stony Brook University, helping anchor a defense for three seasons. Bryan played in three straight America East Conference Championships, winning the championship in 2010. That year the team reached the quarterfinals in the NCAA tournament and finished with a ranking of No. 6 in the nation (the highest ranking for any sport in school history).

 

A native of Allentown, PA, Bryan completed his degree in Health Science from Stony Brook University in 2011.

 

esports: july 31-August 4, 2023

 

Combining STEM Education with team sports

 

All levels of basketball experience are welcome. 

Ages: For boys and girls entering grades 4-8.
Space: Minimum enrollment 8; maximum enrollment 12.
Time/Cost Options:

Program runs from 12:45 pm – 4:30 pm. 

Course Fee: $325; after March 31: $350 

Full Day program available with basketball or lacrosse in the morning.

Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Course fee: $445; after March 31: $495.

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

 

To view the 2023 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

Description:

Does your child love video games? Camp KO has created a new half day course in the growing field of esports. Esports are video games played in a structured and organized environment. Similar to traditional team activities, esports revolve around individual skills like awareness, decision-making, problem-solving, adaptation, and reflexes, combined with interpersonal skills like communication, planning, and coordination. During this super fun week, campers will not only learn how to play and develop their video-gaming skill set while competing on teams but they will also learn the basics of streaming and content creation and most importantly, what it takes to be a good digital citizen. Please read on to learn more about the course.

 

Esports at Camp KO will focus on two titles – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Pokémon UNITE. Both games are offered on Nintendo Switch. 

Gaming Concepts. Over the course of a camp session, campers will learn the basics of both games and how to compete on each as part of a team. These two games specifically place gamers in settings that require high levels of situational awareness and communication. Pokémon UNITE, in particular, introduces players to more complex decision-making and team play in an accessible, 10-minute, 5v5 format. Players will also look at game recordings to learn the basics of VOD (video on demand) review as a part of the practice and goal-setting processes.

Content Creation. Beyond the games themselves, campers will learn the basics of streaming and content creation during their one-week session. Through the use of Twitch Studio, campers will learn how to create multi-input streaming scenes, and how to provide both play-by-play and color commentary for game footage. 

Privacy and Citizenship. Internet privacy and safety will be featured during the one-week camp session. Players will discuss toxicity and the importance of safeguarding personal information in the context of gaming. These qualities will be supported through the use of anonymous, school-provided Camp KO profiles. Campers will only communicate with other campers during gameplay. Additionally, while streaming instruction will use Twitch Studio, instruction and camper engagement will be with local video production only, similar to what would be used to record a livestream. 

Coach: During the year, Mr. Brodeur teaches Upper School French and is the head coach of KO’s varsity esports team. A lifelong gamer, he helped found the school’s esports program in the fall of 2020 and took over as full-time coach in the summer of 2021, helping the team earn their way into the PlayVS Eastern Region Playoffs each of the past two years. Following in the tradition of other KO co-curricular programs, Mr. Brodeur incorporated a daily fitness routine into esports practices and established the school’s first esports invitational tournament this past fall. 

In his free time, he enjoys gaming with his wife and two kids.

tennis: July 31-august 4, 2023

 

Balance, Footwork, Core Strength, Integrity, Sportsmanship

 

Ages:

For students entering grades 4-10

For students entering grades 4-10. 

Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 24

Time: Program runs from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $445; after March 31: $495.

 

Before and after care are available at an additional fee.

To view the Camp Day Schedule, enter here.

 

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. 

 

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.

 

We aim to create drills and 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: Ron Garcia is entering his 25th year coaching girls’ varsity tennis at Kingswood Oxford School. During these years, his teams have won 6 Founders League titles and 4 New England championships. Before coming to KO, Coach Garcia played four years of tennis at Oberlin College. Ron has also taught Spanish at KO for the past 25 years and is the Founder of Team Tobati, a community service program partnered with the Macchi International School in Tobati, Paraguay.

 

Instructor: Sean Passan

 

Week 6: August 7-11, 2023

field hockey (intermediate to advanced): august 7-11, 2023

 

Advanced Skills, Drills, and Scrimmage Sessions

 

Ages: Open to campers entering grades 5­-9 who have previous experience.  
Time:
Program runs 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Space: Minimum enrollment 12; maximum enrollment 30
Cost: $325; after March 31: $350

Before and aftercare are available at an additional fee.

To view the 2023 Camp Day Schedule, visit this link.

 

Description:

This morning session of field hockey is ideal for players looking to train up for the fall field hockey season. Players will benefit from the in-depth instruction from our high level coaching staff with 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 refine their existing skills and learn more advanced moves 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.

Coach: 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.  

Coach: 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! 

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KO will be closed tomorrow, Friday, February 3

Kingswood Oxford will be closed Friday, February 3 for Head of School Day. Rest up and enjoy the long weekend Wyverns!