2018 Summer Camps

Ayer Youth Sports Camp Opportunities
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There are several sports camps being offered in Ayer this summer.  Some are offered through private programs while others are sponsored fully or partially by the Ayer Parks Department.  Follow the link provided for more information and registration material.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jeff Thomas at the Parks Office at 978-772-8217 or parks@ayer.ma.us  


Summer Miniball
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Dates (Tuesdays): July 10, 17, 24, 31
Times:  5:30-6:30 PM
Location:  Page Hilltop Gym
Age Range:  4-7 years old (preschool through entering 2nd grade)
Cost:  $20, which includes T-Shirt and water bottle
Limited to the first 30 paid registrants

The Ayer Parks Department is pleased to announce that we will be once again offering the "Miniball" basketball program.  This is specifically designed for players ages 4-7, ideally entering grades K-2.  This summer we will have four sessions on Monday nights in July.  We will be working on fundamental skills tailored to the players who sign up, with the objective to help players gain confidence and a love for basketball.  The program will be overseen by Jeff Thomas, with instruction offered from both adult and junior coaches.  We expect to have a lot of fun this summer!


AYB/SYB Basketball Three Day Clinics
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For players entering grades 3-9
Dates:  June 25, 26, 27
Girls:  8:30 AM-11:30 AM
Boys: 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
Cost:  $20 (limited to first 50 paid registrations)
Location: ASRHS gym

The clinics will be run by Varsity coaches Pete Page and Justin Carlson and cover basic fundamentals in a fun and instructive way.  This clinic is open to all 2017-18 AYB and SYB registrants and includes a T-shirt and water bottle.  It's best to sign up early for this, as it usually fills quickly.


Panthers Basketball Camps
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For players entering grades 3-9
Boys:  July 16-20
Girls:  July 9-13
Times: 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
Cost:  $125 ($105 for those who participated in the AYB/SYB camp in June)
Location: ASRHS gym

This five day camp will be run by the Ayer Varsity coaches and players and cover basic fundamentals as well as advanced techniques that players will be needing as they progress to the middle and high school levels.  Players will be grouped according to age and skill level.  Each session will include rotating skill stations, competitions and scrimmages.  Each player will receive a Panthers Basketball T-shirt and water bottle.  Players are required to bring a lunch and snack, dress for a full day's activity and of course come with a positive attitude and ready to play!  Include a T-shirt, water bottle and a whole lot of basketball!


Ayer Youth Softball Clinic
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Printed Registration Form

For girls entering grades 3-8
Dates:  July 17-19
Times: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Cost:  Free to Ayer/Shirley residents 
Location: Pirone Park

The clinic will be overseen by Jeff Thomas, with instruction offered from both adult and junior coaches.  Ideal for all levels of play, with mentoring and skill development for younger players and advanced skills instruction for more experienced players.  This is a free camp to Ayer and Shirley residents.  Space is limited to the first 40 players to register.


Ayer Youth Baseball Clinic
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For boys and girls ages 7-12
Dates:  July 10-12
Times: 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
Cost:  Free to Ayer/Shirley residents 
Location: Pirone Park

The clinic will be overseen by Jeff Thomas, with instruction offered from both adult and junior coaches.  It will cover all aspects of the game such as hitting, pitching, fielding and of course, the "secrets of winning ballgames"!  This is a free camp for Ayer and Shirley residents.  Space is limited to the first 40 players to register.


Challenger British Soccer Camp
Online Registration Only

For boys and girls ages 7-14
Dates:  July 23-27
Times: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM full day -- 9:00 AM-12:00 AM half day 
Cost:  $142 half day, $205 full day
Location: Pirone Park

This camp will be run by Challenger British Soccer Camps and offer professional instruction for all levels of play.  Full day participants will need to bring a lunch and snack.  Lots of extras included!  Each camper will receive a FREE camp T-shirt, soccer ball, soccer poster, individual skills performance evaluation and free access to an educational soccer website.  Registration is online through the link above (type in “Ayer Youth Soccer” for organization)


Panther Football Camp
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For boys and girls entering grades 3-8
Dates:  July 23-26
Times: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Cost:  $75 (limited to first 50 paid registrations)
Location: ASRHS gym

The clinics will be run by ASRHS Varsity coach Phil Marchegiani and will cover basic football fundamentals in a fun and instructive way.  This clinic is open to boys and girls entering grades 3-8 and includes a T-shirt and water bottle.