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2021 Clinics

2021 Clinics

The Clark Sports Center is happy to announce the availability of 2021 Summer Clinics to youth 12-18 years old! Clinics include a variety of Basketball, Bowling, Football, Leadership, Mountain Biking, Plyometrics, Rock Climbing, Strength Training, and Swimming. Registration now open!

Login credentials are required for members to register. If you do not have login credentials set up, please email Membership Director, Kathy Graham.

Adventure

Advanced Mountain Biking
Date: Thursdays, July 8-29
Ages: 15-18
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $75 Member, $100 Non-member
Join us at Glimmerglass State Park North of Cooperstown, NY for an afternoon workshop to improve your Mountain Bike Skills. This 8 hour workshop will be split into 4 days and will incorporate, “on bike fitness”, skills and drills to improve your riding and of course up to 12-mile rides with 1500ft of climbing in the park.  This is a sports development workshop for young athletes and is very difficult.  Only fit and experienced riders should enroll.  Focus is on cross-country/endro mountain bike.

Climbing Club Training
Date: Wednesdays, July 7-28
Ages: 12-18
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $150 Member, $200 Non-member
Join us at the Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown, NY for a workshop to improve your climbing. This 6-hour workshop will be split into 4 days and will incorporate “on the ground fitness”, and our climbing wall.  We will introduce you to beneficial exercises, physically and, mentally to improve your climbing plus, most of all, we climb!

Kayak Rolling
Date: Thursdays, July 8-29
Ages: 14+
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Cost: $20/session Member, $40/session Non-member
Join us on the scenic Mohican Farms Waterfront of Otsego Lake North of Cooperstown, NY for an afternoon of kayak roll instruction. This 2-Hour on-water and shoreline instructional course will be taught by Jim Diliberto, an ACA Level IV white water kayak instructor, and will take you through the body mechanics of a successful roll, which is applicable to both whitewater kayaks and sea kayaks. Questions, call (315) 867-6334.

Lessons in Leadership
Date: Tuesdays, July 6-27
Ages: 12-15
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $150 Member, $200 Non-member
Join us at the Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown, NY for a morning workshop in group development. This 8-hour workshop will be split into 4 days and will utilize props, our low and high challenge course and take you through the phases of group dynamics to feel and act like a team while we analyze the recipe in developing leadership skills. Questions, call (315) 867-6334.

Mountain Biking Fundamental
Date: Tuesdays, July 6-27
Ages: 12-14
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Cost: $75 Member, $100 Non-member
Join us on a at the Clark Sports Center, Cooperstown, NY for an afternoon workshop to improve your Mountain Bike Skills. This 8-hour workshop will be split into 4 days and will incorporate “on bike fitness”, skills and drills to improve your riding and of course playing on our skills course and short rides here at the sports center.  This is a sports development workshop for young athletes.  

Athletics & Training

Basketball Training
Date: Monday through Thursdays, July 5-August 6
Ages: 12-18
Time: Ages 15-18, 7:00-9:00am (Mon/Wed), 11:00am-1:00pm (Tues/Thurs)
Ages 12-14, 1:00-3:00pm (Mon/Wed), 7:00-9:00am (Tues/Thurs)
Cost: $125 members/$175 non-members (athletics package)
Our Summer Basketball Training program is designed to provide every player with the skills they need to compete at their level. From junior to collegiate basketball we focus the training to advance each atheletes skills. We will feature training on offensive skills from guards to post players. We will also focus on speed and agility training as well as full court conditioning and group drills. Members only.

Football – Linemen
Date: Thursdays, July 8-August 19
Ages: 12-18
Time: 10:00-11:00am
Cost: $50 members/$100 non-member
The OL/DL Football Clinic is geared towards football players either currently playing or having aspirations of playing on either the offensive or defensive (or both) line on a Club, High School, or Collegiate Football Program. Each session will consist of position focused drills, skill work, training and conditioning. Examples of positioned focused session will include foot work, pass and run blocking techniques, as well as stunt work for both the offensive and defensive lines. 

Football – Skills
Date: Thursdays, July 8-August 19
Ages: 12-18
Time: 11:00-12:00am
Cost: $50 members/$100 non-member
The Football Skills Clinic is designed for football players either currently playing or having aspirations of playing a skills position (i.e. Quarterback, Running Back, or Receiver) on a Club, High School, or Collegiate Football Program. Each session will comprise of technique work pertaining to each offensive skill position, which includes drills, training and conditioning, and skill focused work.

Plyometrics (Jump) Training
Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 22-July 27 (Not meeting July 6)
Ages: 15-18
Time:9:00-10:00am
Cost: $125 members/$175 non-members (athletics package)
A  one hour session geared toward improving vertical jump and leg power. Participants will be taught proper mechanics and be given a daily workout to meet these goals. Good for athletes in all sports that require generation of leg power. Please bring a water bottle. The Plyometric (Jump) Camp will be directed by Health & Fitness Director, Rich Jantzi. Rich is a certified Plyometrics instructor through NFPT and has over 20 years of experience with plyometrics.

Youth Strength Training
Date: Mondays, June 22-July 26
Ages: 13-18
9:00-10:00am (Ages 13-15)
10:15-11:15am (Ages 16-18)
Cost: $125 members/$175 non-members (athletics package)
A one hour session geared toward improving overall fitness.  Participants will learn the “basics”, be taught proper mechanics and be given a daily workout.  Good for all athletes in all sports.  Please bring a water bottle.  Youth Strength Training will be directed by Health & Fitness Director, Rich Jantzi.  Rich is a Certified Trainer with over 20 years experience.

Aquatics

Competitive Swim Workshop
Date: Tuesdays, July 6-August 3
Ages: 12-18
1:00-2:30pm (Ages 12-14)
2:30-4:00pm (Ages 15-18)
Cost: $50 members/$100 non-member
Participants will be working on technique, drills and endurance for the 4 competitive swim strokes, as well as competitive starts, turns and finishes.

Dry Land Training for Swimmers
Date: Tuesday, July 6-August 3
Ages: 12-18
2:45-3:30pm (Ages 12-14)
1:30-2:15pm (Ages 15-18)
In conjunction with Competitive Swim Clinic. A 45 min training circuit in the sport performance area of the fitness center that focuses on strength, cardiovascular and core movements specific to swimming

Jr. Lifeguard
Date: Thursdays, July 8-August 5
Ages: 12-14
Time: 1:00-2:30pm
Cost: $50 members/$100 non-member
Jr. Lifeguard is a pre-certification program for young teens. Our Jr. Lifeguard program educates and demonstrates some of the many aspects of being a professional lifeguard including basic lifeguarding techniques, teamwork, personal water safety, & personal fitness. This program is meant to spark interest in lifeguarding and enrich personal water safety. This course is not a lifeguard certification course.

Bowling

Bowling
Ages: 12-14
Session 1: July 12-14
Session 2: July 26-28
Session 3: August 9-11
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Cost: $50 Member, $80 Non-member (per session)

Ages: 15-18
Session 1: July 19-21
Session 2: August 2-4
Session 3: August 16-18
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Cost: $50 Member, $80 Non-member (per session)

Bowling Clinic will be instructed by Clark Sports Center Athletic Director Barry Gray with assistance from Mike Kenney.  Bowlers will learn the basic 4 step approach, working on fundamentals through drills and competition, plus one on one instruction.  

  • Bowlers are encouraged to bring a snack and drink.
  • Masks are required if not vaccinated, proof of vaccination no mask required.
  • Bowlers will use the same ball and shoes they choose for the week.

Group Fitness

Yoga for Athletes
Days and Times: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30am
Age: 12-18 years old
Session 1: July 20, 23, 27 and 30
Session 2: August 10, 13, 17 and 20
Cost: Members $20, Non-members $40

This program will be lead by Wendy Urtz-Chapman. This program is geared towards the young athlete and is designed to compliment their training with sport specific yoga poses to improve flexibility and sport performance. Mindfulness and breathing techniques will be incorporated to help athletes in pressure situations in games/matches/meets. (This program is not exclusive to athletes, anyone age 12-17/18 may attend.) It is recommended to bring your own yoga mat but not required.

Requirements for Your Safety

  • A face mask or covering is required for members that are not fully vaccinated
  • Maintain a minimal distance of 6 feet between yourself and others
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available throughout the facility
  • A temperature check is required at every visit
  • An updated Youth Waiver Form must be on file
  • Please do not enter if you have any of the following symptoms: Fever, Chills, Cough, Fatigue, Difficulty Breathing, Shortness of Breath, Muscle/Body Aches, Headache, New Loss of Taste or Smell, Sore Throat, Congestion, Runny Nose, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
  • Scheduled cleaning in each area
  • Follow proper entry and exit procedures throughout the building
  • To view each area guidelines, please click here.