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Summer Camps 2015

 

St. Thomas More summer camp schedule is designed to meet the summer needs of most families with sessions begining June 2 and running through August 1.  No camps are offered the first week of July. Several camps have multiple sessions, with a few offering half day or full day options.

We look forward to welcoming  you to our campus this summer.  If you have any questions, please contact Natalie Broussard at natalie.broussard@stmcougars.net

See detailed information about each camp below or click here to register.

Takin' It Yard Softball Camp

Takin' It Yard Softball Camp

Camp will focus on the fundamentals of the fastpitch softball game including base running, hitting, defensive play and pitching.  Camp shirts are included. Click here to register.

Dates:June 2 - 4
Time:9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages:7 - 13
Fee:$105 online; $100 walk-up
Location:STM softball field

About the Coaches

Coach Andria Waguespack

  • STM Head Softball Coach
  • 12 time district Coach of the Year
  • 4 State Championships
  • 2007, 2013 and 2014 LHSAA Coach of the Year
  • 3 time All-American Coach of the Year

Coach Danielle Price

  • STM pitching coach
  • 7 state championships - 4 at St. Thomas More and 3 at Vanderbilt Catholic

For more information, please contact Coach Waguespack at andria.waguespack@stmcougars.net or 337-739-0560.

Additionals Information 

  • Bring glove, sunscreen, water bottle, cleats and bat (if available), hat/visor recommended.
  • Camper pick-up/drop-off will be at the STM softball field.  In case of rain, we will move indoors. 

Takin' It Yard Fastpitch Academy

Takin' It Yard Fastpitch Academy

Camp will include basic instruction in the following fastpitch areas:

  • Hitting/Bunting
  • Baserunning
Date:Monday, June 15
Time:9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages:7 - 12
Fee:$30
Location:STM Softball Field

Camp will include basic instruction in the following fastpitch areas:

  • Hitting/Bunting
  • Base running
Date:Monday, June 29
Time:9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages:7 - 12
Fee:$30
Location:STM Softball Field

Additionals Information 

  • Bring glove, water bottle, cleats and bat (if available), sunscreen and hat/visor recommended.
  • Camper pick-up/drop-off will be at the STM softball field.  In case of rain, we will move indoors.

Camp instructors include STM District Coaching Staff of the Year recipients Andria Waguespack, Dan Duhon and Danielle Price.  Also on staff will be former and current Lady Cougar softball players. Click here to register.

For more information, please contact Coach Waguespack at andria.waguespack@stmcougars.net or 337-739-0560. 

Jim Hightower's Skills & Drills

Jim Hightower's Skills & Drills

The Hightower Skills and Drills Football Camp is devoted to in-depth instruction geared specifically to the fundamentals of football and individual techniques.  The STM coaching staff provides quality instruction in all areas of the game of football.  After completing the camp, you will have a greater understanding of the fundamentals of football and proper techniques needed to become a successful football player. Click here to register.

Date:June 1 - 4
Time:9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Ages:4th - 9th grade
Fee:$125.00*
Location:  Cougar Stadium

*Includes an official camp t-shirt and football

About the Coach

Coach Hightower is one of four men in Louisiana High School Football history to win 300 games and is the second winningest coach in state history.  He has one state championship and 8 semi-final appearances as a head coach.  He has tutored a number of college level athletes, but more importantly he has mentored them all.

Danny Broussard's Slam & Jam

Slam & Jam Basketball Camp

Typical day includes stretching and easy running. Station work consists of dribbling drills, passing drills, defensive drills, shooting drills, 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 and shooting competitions. Click here to register.

June 1 - 5K - 5th (Biddy Goals)8 a.m. - 12 p.m.$125.00
 5th - 9th (Elite Camp)1 p.m. - 5 p.m.$125.00
June 8 - 12K - 5th (Biddy Goals)8 a.m. - 12 p.m.$125.00
 5th - 9th (Elite Camp)1 p.m. - 5 p.m.$125.00
June 15 - 19K - 5th (Biddy Goals)8 a.m. - 12 p.m.$125.00

Fee includes official camp t-shirt, basketball, photos and awards. 

About the Coach

Danny Broussard

  • South Sectional Coach of the Year 2013
  • NOLA.com Coach of the Year 2013
  • Louisiana AAAA Coach of the Year 1997 and 1999
  • Louisiana AAA Coach of the Year 1986
  • State Championships 1986 and 2013
  • State Runner-Up 1987, 1999, 2003
  • Nationally Ranked Team 1987 and 2008
  • Ten "Top 28" Appearances
  • District Coach of the Year (15 times)
  • 32 years STM Head Basketball Coach
  • STM Teacher of the Year
  • Over 875 wins in his career
  • Surpassed over 10,000 campers over the last 30 years of camps

For more information, please contact Coach Broussard at danny.broussard@stmcougars.net or 337-278-8324.

Strojny Basketball Shooting Academy

Strojny Basketball Shooting Academy

Academy members will receive quality instruction on shooting form, shooting fundamentals, shooting drills, and the latest techniques used by all major colleges. Click here to register.

Date:June 6
Times:8:30 - 11:30 a.m.   
Ages:5 -17 (Boys and Girls)
Fee:$40
Location:  Report to the STM Canteen

About the Coach

Coach Stephen Strojny

  • Head girls basketball coach at STM
  • 21 years of coaching experience
  • 2012 - 2013 4A State runner-up
  • 2013 - 2014 4A Final Four (5-4A; 10-0)

For more information or how to register, please contact Coach Strojny at stephen.strojney@stmcougars.net  or 337-278-9068.

 

Summer Tennis Camp

Tennis Camp

Date:  June 22 - 26
Time: 8 - 10 a.m.
Ages: 4 - 15 
Fee: $125

 


David LeBlanc's Speed, Power, Agility Camp

David LeBlanc's Speed Power Agility Camp

David LeBlanc's camp focuses on improving sports specific performance.  Pre and post tests will be administered that measure: body fat %, lower body power, upper body power, speed and agility.  Upon completion of the program, students can expect to see improvements in their body composition, vertical jump, 40 yard dash speed, but more importantly, in their performance in their particular competitive sport.  This camp specializes in designing programs for explosive sports such as football, basketball, baseball, soccer, and track.  You will be faster, stronger, more agile, and exhibit improved endurance.  Click here to register.

Dates:June 8 - June 11      
 June 15 - June 18   
 June 22 - June 25  
 July 6 - July 9 
 July 13 - July 16 
Time:9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Ages:9 - 14 boys & girls 
Fee:3 weeks/12 sessions     $240
 4 weeks/16 sessions   $295
 5 weeks/20 sessions   $340
Location:   STM Weight Room 

Your purchased sessions are flexible around your busy schedule!  Purchased sessions/weeks DO NOT have to be completed consecutively.  You are purchasing a certain number of sessions, not "days per week".  You may only be able to make 1 workout one week, and make all 4 workouts the next week.  You may also be out of town or have another commitment for a week..that's OK...you can come back to training following your time away.

About the Coach

Coach David LeBlanc is a nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS; NSCA).  He is an attendee and invited guest speaker at annual National Strength and Conditioning conferences throughout the country.  David has sixteen years of personal training experience.  He is head of the strength and conditioning program at STM, the most successful sports program in the state of Louisiana.

For more information, contact Coach LeBlanc at coach66@cox.net
or visit www.athleticadvancements.com or 337-230-3349.


 

Gary Perkin's Glovers and Sluggers Baseball Camp

Glovers and Sluggers Baseball Camp

Dates: June 23 - 25Hitting Camp  
  June 29 - July 1  Skills and Drills Camp  
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon 
Ages: K - 8 
Fee: $125 
Location:STM's Bro. Ephram Hebert Field 

Bring the following:  glove/mitt, cap, bat, batting glove, cleats, catchers gear

About the Coaches

STM Head Baseball Coach Gary Perkins     
Asst. Coach Brad TophamAsst. Broc Prejean
Asst. Coach Mike SaabAsst. Alex Stringer

For more information, please contact Coach Gary Perkins at 337-277-0734 (cell), 337-873-9111 (home) or gary.perkins@stmcougars.netClick here to register. 

Lil' Sparkler Summer Dance Camp

Lil' Sparkler Summer Dance Camp

The Sparklers dance team is offering a summer dance camp for students entering grades PreK-8th. The cost of the camp includes a camp t-shirt, snacks and an individual photo with the team.  Sparkler merchandise will also be available for purchase. Click here to register.

Date:  June 16 - 19
Time:1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.   
Ages:PreK - 8th
Fee:$90 pre-registration - ends June 11 at 3 p.m.
 $95 walk-in registration*    

*Walk-in registration begins at 1:00 on June 16, 2015.

About the Sparklers

The Sparklers competed in the Universal Dance Association (UDA) national dance competition in Orlando, Florida, the most prestigious dance competition in the country. With over 500 performances, 300 teams and 35 states represented, the Sparklers placed 1st in small varsity pom, and 3rd in small varsity jazz, earning a spot on ESPN.

The Sparklers have held a national championship title 18 times in 27 years with 12 of those years in the pom category.

The 14 member team is coached by former Sparklers Jenny Matthews '95 and Kelly Gilespie '09. 

For more information, please contact cheryl.fruge@stmcougars.net.

 

Smashtown Acadiana Volleyball Camp

All-Skills Day Camp

This 3-day camp will provide the opportunity for players to improve their fundamental skills of the game including passing, setting, hitting, and serving.  Click here to register.

Date:June 23 - 25 
Ages/Times: 4th - 6th9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 7th - 9th1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Fee:$135 
Location:STM Gym  

Individual Skills Camp 

These individualized 3 hour clinics will prove maximum reps and specialized instruction in each position.  Athletes will be given tools to improve their game on their own time as well.

Date:June 26Outside Hitter Clinic9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  Libero/DS Clinic1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
 June 27Utility Hitter/Setter Clinic9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 
  Middle Blocker Clinic1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Age:8th-12th Only   
Fee:$70  

About the Coach

Jessica Burke is entering her sixth year at St. Thomas More as head volleyball coach. Since beginning her career at STM, Coach Burke has led STM to 4 state championships and 1 state runner-up title.  She has been District Coach of the Year for five seasons and was named All-Acadiana Coach of the Year and The Louisiana Coaches Association Coach of the Year three times.

For more information or how to register, please contact Coach Jessica Burke at jlburke09@yahoo.com

Strojny Basketball Skills Academy

Strojny Basketball Skills Academy

Academy members will receive quality instruction on the fundamental skills of basketball:  Ball handling, passing, lateral enchancement, attacking off the pass, attacking off the dribble, correct 2 foot jump stopping and pivoting.  Click here to register.

Date:June 27
Times:8:30 - 11:30 a.m.   
Ages:5 -17 (Boys and Girls)
Fee:$40
Location:  Report to the STM Canteen

About the Coach

Coach Stephen Strojny

  • Head girls basketball coach at STM
  • 21 years of coaching experience
  • 2012 - 2013 4A State runner-up
  • 2013 - 2014 4A Final Four (5-4A; 10-0)

For more information or how to register, please contact Coach Strojny at stephen.strojney@stmcougars.net  or 337-278-9068.

 

Lady Cougar Basketball Academy

Lady Cougar Basketball Academy (LCBA)

Academy members will be divided into groups according to their skill level and taught the fundamentals of basketball, basic drills, advanced drills and development.  Click here to register.

Date:July 13 - July 17
Times:Session 1:  8:30  - 11:30 a.m.
Session 2:  1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Ages:5 -17 (Girls Only)
Fee:$125; $200 for both sessions
Location:  Report to the STM Canteen


About the Coach

Coach Stephen Strojny

  • Head girls basketball coach at STM
  • 21 years of coaching experience
  • 2012 - 2013 4A State runner-up
  • 2013 - 2014 4A Final Four (5-4A; 10-0)

For more information or how to register, please contact Coach Strojny at stephen.strojney@stmcougars.net  or 337-278-9068.

Additional Information:

  • wear basketball shoes, athletic shorts and shirt (no tights)
  • no water bottles - concession available in canteen
  • drop-off/pick-up in the the Cougar Dome (big gym)

Varsity Cheer Clinic

Varsity Cheer Clinic

The Varsity cheerleaders are offering a summer cheer clinic for girls entering K-8th grade.  Campers will learn cheers, jumps, dances and chants from the  STM Varsity cheerleaders. Camp merchandise will be available to purchase in the camp store.  Click here to register.

Date:July 27 - 30 
Time:   9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Grades: K - 8 
Fee:$95 

*Walk-in registrations begin at 8 a.m. on July 28, 2015.

About the Varsity Cheerleaders

The Varsity cheerleaders celebrated their 1st year of competition at the UCA National Competition, in Orlando, Florida where they were semi-finalists in the super large varsity division. The team has earned 6 National Championship and 3 Grand National Championship titles at Contest of Champions.

For more information or how to register, please contact Natalie Broussard at natalie.broussard@stmcougars.net

 

 

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