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Posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 11:59 pm | Updated: 10:35 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — There’s still time and plenty of room for youth volleyball players to register for a trio of Alaska Volleyball Camps scheduled for the next three weeks at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center.

The first camp is a beginner skills camp for players in sixth and seventh grades slated for Monday through Wednesday (July 9-11). The camp runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day.

The three-day camp is intended to introduce a solid foundation of the fundamental skills of the game and is recommended for girls and boys with one year or less experience.

There will be numerous drills and games to develop individual skill proficiency and confidence, leading to success in the team game.

The cost of the camp is $200 and each camper will receive an Alaska Volleyball Camp T-shirt.

The second camp is an intermediate skills camp from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 17-20. The four-day camp is an exciting, fast-paced camp for girls and boys focusing on the fundamental skills required for volleyball success.

The camp is intended for boys and girls with at least one or more years of organized volleyball training, usually in grades 8-10.

There will be numerous drills games, contests and prizes in a fun cooperative success-oriented atmosphere.

The cost is $225 and each camper receives at T-shirt.

The final camp is an advanced skills camp from

9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-26. The challenging four-day camp provides volleyball training experience for players who are ready to compete at the high school varsity and junior varsity level.

The development of solid technical and tactical skill will be emphasized in a fun, competitive atmosphere.

The cost is $225 and all campers receive a T-shirt.

The camp director is Alaska Nanooks assistant coach Mallory Larranaga. Nanooks head coach Phil Shoemaker serves as a camp instructor along with volunteer assistant coach Jamie Foland.

Former and current Nanooks players and local high school coaches also assist as clinic coaches.

For more information or to register go to www.alas or contact Larranaga at mplar or


Ester Dome race

The Ester Dome Ass Kicker, one of the toughest running events on the scheduled, is set for 10 a.m. Sunday.

The 6.75 mile race from the Ester Gold Camp to the top of Ester Dome and back is the fourth race of the Interior Trail Series.

There is no entry fee for Sunday morning’s event and registration begins shortly before the start.

If you don’t feel like putting the effort into running the race, there are volunteer positions needing to be filled.

For more information or to volunteer, contact race director Robbin Garber-Slaught by email at

Hockey camp

ALCAN Hockey will be hosting a Tour Area Camp from July 6-20 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Patty Center.

The camp stresses physical play the right way and player will learn to compete in the battle zones.

The camp is for PeeWee, Bantam and Midget division players. There is a limited number of spots in each division.

Participants will battle against players in their own age groups at the net, in the corners and along the wall.

There will be two on-ice sessions each day as well as off-ice training and discussion.

The cost of the camp is $325 for the full-day program, and there is no charge for goaltenders.

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