The Atlanta Braves will conduct an evaluation/tryout camp 9 a.m. Thursday for boys ages 15-22 at the Little Falls High School baseball field.
The camp is under the direction of Braves Midwestern scout Stu Cann. There is no fee to attend. Players are asked to bring gloves, shoes, and workout clothing. The Braves will provide the reminder of the equipment.
Players involved in American Legion programs should bring a note from their coach or post commander giving approval for participation in the camp. Players under age 18 will need to have a parent or guardian sign a release and waiver of liability before participating in the workout. The waiver of liability can be signed by a parent at the camp or may be signed in advance.
A copy of the waiver may be obtained on the Internet at atlantabraves.com (fan forum).
Basketball tryouts scheduled Wednesday
The Brainerd/Baxter Basketball Association will conduct the floor-play session of its tryouts for this fall's junior high boys' traveling teams Wednesday.
Athletes are asked to enter the south doors of Washington Middle School. A player must call John Cullinane (851-2515) if they are unable to attend.
Sixth grade should arrive at 5:30 p.m., seventh grade at 7 p.m. and eighth grade at 8:15 p.m.
A parent meeting will be conducted during floor play.
USTA training center to be at Madden's
Madden's on Gull Lake will host the United States Tennis Association Northern Section Regional Training Center from 1-4 p.m. Aug. 9-12.
For the past three years Lisa Salo, Madden's head tennis professional, has conducted a four-day advanced camp for top junior high players in the community.
The camp focuses on skill development, shot selection, point strategy, mental toughness and singles and doubles competition. Players may also use video analysis.
Heading the camp this year is Pat Colbert, director of junior tennis for the USTA Northern Section. Colbert's qualifications include assistant executive director of the Northwest Tennis Association, USPTA certified, coach of world-ranked players, teaching in more than 20 countries and director of junior tennis for the USTA Northern Section.
The camp is full, but spectators are invited to watch.
Madden's tennis professionals offer private or group lessons for adults, children and teens. For more information call Madden's Tennis and Croquet Club at 855-5913.
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