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Summer Programs

Summer Sports Camps

2024 Summer Sports Camps Coming Soon!


Lower School Baseball Camp

*Combine with LS Basketball Camp and receive a 10% discount*

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  • General Information


    Summer Baseball Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Campers learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of baseball.

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from JCS Head Baseball Coach, Domonique Lewis (Cincinnati Reds).

    The All-Star Staff includes top players from John Cooper’s varsity baseball team.

    Ages: Rising Grades 1-5
    Dates: May 28 - 31
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
    *Combine with LS Basketball Camp and receive a 10% discount*
  • Daily Information


    Attire

    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. Water is available in the dugouts to refill water bottles.
    • Snacks: Please have your child bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break. There is 1 snack break around 10:30 AM each morning.
    • Equipment: Bring a bat, glove, and helmet. We provide baseballs. Campers may borrow equipment, if needed. 
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM in front of the Austin Gym. Campers will check-in at the baseball field.
    Pick-up time is 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM in front of the Austin Gym.

    Inclement Weather Plan
    If we have rain, camp will be held in the indoor batting cage facility and in the Dunlap gym.

  • Contact Information


    Domonique Lewis

    dalewis@johncooper.org


Lower School Basketball Camp

*Combine with LS Baseball or Softball Camp and receive a 10% discount*

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  • General Information


    Summer Basketball Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Campers learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of basketball.

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from JCS Head Boys Basketball Coach Matthew Wilson and JCS Head Girls Basketball Coach BJ Feuerhelm.

    Ages: Rising Grades 1-5
    Dates: May 28 - 31
    Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Cost: $240
    *Combine with LS Baseball or Softball Camp and receive a 10% discount*
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. 
    • Snacks: Campers have the option of either bringing a snack or bringing money to purchase snacks from concessions.
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM in front of the Dunlap Gym.
    Pick-up time is 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM in front of the Dunlap Gym.
  • Contact Information



Lower School Cheer Camp

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    Campers will have a blast learning Cooper cheers, dances and fundamentals of the sport. From beginner to advanced, our JCS cheer student-staff has your athlete covered for a week full of fun-filled training tailored to their skill level.

    Campers will receive daily instruction from Program Head Marilu Harman (Former collegiate, NBA, WNBA, & MLS pro-team director). Lot’s of fun and surprises are planned for this exciting week of class!

    Ages: Rising Grades 1-5
    Dates: June 3 - 7
    Time: 4 PM - 6:30 PM
    Cost: $250
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Campers should wear a comfortable t-shirt, athletic shorts, and flexible tennis shoes with socks. 

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water in a refillable water bottle. 
    • Snacks: Please have your child bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break. There is 1 snack break around 5:15 PM each afternoon.
    • Duffle bag or backpack (LABELED): this will be used to carry home goodies each day.
    • Notes: Please make sure to have a good lunch so your camper has plenty of energy! We will be engaging in high energy activities the entire camp hours.

    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM inside Dunlap Gym.
    Pick-up time is 6:30 PM inside Dunlap Gym. (Campus gates close at 6:30)
  • Contact Information



Lower School Football Camp

*Combine with LS Lacrosse Camp and receive a 10% discount*

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    Summer Football Camp offers football players the ultimate preparation for a fun or competitive football league. This camp is a highly structured program to help achieve the maximum development of each player’s skills from the beginner level to the more advanced. The sessions will include individual skill development, specialized position play, and team concepts. JCS Head Football Coach, Erik DeHaven, and high school coaches will be joined by collegiate players, as well as current JCS players to help assist your campers in the development of their skills.

    Ages: Rising Grades 1-5
    Dates: June 10-13
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
    *Combine with LS Lacrosse Camp and receive a 10% discount*
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn; cleats not needed.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle.

    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM at Pugh Field.
    Pick-up time is  12:00 PM - 12:15 PM at Pugh Field.

  • Contact Information



Lower School Lacrosse Camp

*Combine with LS Football or Volleyball Camp and receive a 10% discount*

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    The Summer Lacrosse Camp at The John Cooper School is the ultimate lacrosse introduction camp. Kids will learn the fundamentals of lacrosse while having fun! They’ll learn lots of skills and get tons of exercise – all while they have the stick in their hand! Curriculum is specifically for young athletes rising into grades 1st – 5th; no experience necessary. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of lacrosse. This is an indoor and non-contact camp..

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from former Woodlands Varsity Head Coach, Andris Dikmanis.

    Andris Dikmanis - Hofstra University (NCAA DI)
    20 Yrs Lacrosse Coaching Experience Youth-NCAA
    15 Yrs Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA)
     
    Andris has been coaching athletes of all ages since 2002 and is entering his fourteenth year living in the Houston metropolitan area. Andris was the head coach of The Woodlands High School Boys Varsity Division II program 2015-2022. He currently serves as Director of Strength and Conditioning at The John Cooper School in The Woodlands. Andris has over 10 years of teaching experience in physical education and wellness as an instructor at Presbyterian School of Houston where he has also served as the middle school boy's lacrosse coach. In addition to coaching at the high school and youth levels, Andris was the head coach for the University of Houston men's lacrosse program from 2014-17. While in graduate school, he was a graduate assistant coach for the men's lacrosse program at the University of Vermont.  Andris grew up and attended college on Long Island, NY . During his undergraduate studies at Hofstra University, he was a member of the national ranked Hofstra University men's lacrosse program, which was perennially ranked as a top 10 NCAA Division I team in the country. Additionally, Andris has played at the international level co-captaining the Latvian national team during the 2006 World Lacrosse Championships in London, Ontario. He was awarded the Warrior Team MVP for Team Latvia. He currently resides in the Woodlands area. 

    Ages:
     Rising Grades 1-5
    Dates: June 10 - 13
    Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Cost: $240
    *Combine with LS Football or Volleyball Camp and receive a 10% discount*

  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn. 

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. 
    • Snacks: Please have your child bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break. There is 1 snack break around 2:00 PM each afternoon.
    • Equipment: Mini lacrosse sticks are provided to each participant. 
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM in front of the Austin Gym.
    Pick-up time is 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM in front of the Austin Gym.
  • Contact Information



Lower School Soccer Camp

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    Summer Soccer Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Campers learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of soccer.

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from JCS Head Boys Soccer Coach, Bryan Sherman, and JCS Head Girls Soccer Coach, Friederike Engel.

    Ages: Rising Grades 1-5
    Dates: June 3- 6
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn. Campers should wear shin guards and cleats.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. Water is available to refill water bottles.
    • Snacks: Please have your child bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break. There is 1 snack break around 10:30 AM each morning.
    • Equipment: We provide all equipment. Campers may borrow equipment, if needed.
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM in front of the Austin Gym.
    Pick-up time is 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM in front of the Austin Gym.
  • Contact Information



Lower School Softball Camp

*Combine with LS Basketball Camp and receive a 10% discount*

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    Summer Baseball Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Campers learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of baseball.

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from JCS Head Softball Coach, Nicole Hedden (Arkansas Razorbacks).

    The All-Star Staff includes top players from John Cooper’s varsity softball team.

    Ages: Rising Grades 1-5
    Dates: May 28 - 31
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
    *Combine with LS Basketball Camp and receive a 10% discount*
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn. 

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. Water is available in the dugouts to refill water bottles.
    • Snacks: Please have your child bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break. There is 1 snack break around 10:30 AM each morning.
    • Equipment: Bring a bat, glove, and helmet. We provide baseballs. Campers may borrow equipment, if needed. 
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM in front of the Austin Gym. Campers will check-in at the baseball field.
    Pick-up time is 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM in front of the Austin Gym.

    Inclement Weather Plan
    If we have rain, camp will be held in the indoor batting cage facility and in the Dunlap gym.

  • Contact Information


    Nicole Hedden
    nhedden@johncooper.org 


Lower School Tennis Camp

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    Tennis Summer Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Players will learn techniques necessary for stroke production, with a strong emphasis on hand-eye coordination, fitness, and skill development. Fun games and drills are used to introduce the game of tennis. 

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from JCS Head Tennis coach, Jill Del Rio.

    Ages: Rising Grades K-2
    Dates: May 28 - 30
    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost: $150

    Ages: Rising Grades 3-5
    Dates: June 3 - 6
    Time: 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost: $200
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and non-marking rubber-soled shoes should be worn. 

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. 
    • Snacks: Please have your child bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break. There is 1 snack break around 10:15 AM each morning.
    • Equipment: Bring a raquet. Campers may borrow equipment, if needed. 
    • Notes: Please make sure campers wear hats and sunscreen.
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM in front of the Austin Gym.
    Pick-up time is 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM in front of the Austin Gym.
  • Contact Information



Lower School Volleyball Camp

*Combine with LS Lacrosse Camp and receive a 10% discount*

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    Volleyball Summer Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Campers learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of the sport.

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from the JCS Head Volleyball coach, Courtney Hunnicutt (Mizzou Tigers).

    Ages: Rising Grades 3-5
    Dates: June 10 - 13
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
    *Combine with LS Lacrosse Camp and receive a 10% discount*
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. 
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM in front of the Austin Gym. 
    Pick-up time is 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM in front of the Austin Gym.
  • Contact Information


    Courtney Hunnicutt

    chunnicutt@johncooper.org


Middle School Baseball Camp

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  • General Information


    Summer Baseball Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Campers learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of baseball.

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from JCS Head Baseball Coach, Domonique Lewis (Cincinnati Reds).

    The All-Star Staff includes top players from John Cooper’s varsity baseball team.

    Ages: Rising Grades 6-8
    Dates: June 10-13
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
     

  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. Water is available in the dugouts to refill water bottles.
    • Snacks: Please have your child bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break. There is 1 snack break around 10:30 AM each morning.
    • Equipment: Bring a bat, glove, and helmet. We provide baseballs/softballs. Campers may borrow equipment if needed. 
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM in front of the Austin Gym. Campers will check-in at the baseball field.
    Pick-up time is 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM in front of the Austin Gym.

    Inclement Weather Plan
    If we have rain, camp will be held in the indoor batting cage facility and in the Dunlap gym.
  • Contact Information


    Domonique Lewis

    dalewis@johncooper.org


Middle School Basketball Camp

*Combine with MS Football Camp and receive a 10% discount*

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  • General Information


    Summer Basketball Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Campers learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of basketball.

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from JCS Head Boys Basketball Coach Matthew Wilson and JCS Head Girls Basketball Coach BJ Feuerhelm.

    Ages: Rising Grades 6-8
    Dates: June 3 - 6
    Time: 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Cost: $240
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. 
    • Snacks: Campers have the option of either bringing a snack or bringing money to purchase snacks from concessions.
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 12:15 PM - 12:30 PM in front of the Dunlap Gym.
    Pick-up time is 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM in front of the Dunlap Gym.
  • Contact Information



Middle School Football Camp

*Combine with MS Basketball Camp and receive a 10% discount*

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  • General Information


    Summer Football Camp offers football players the ultimate preparation for a fun or competitive football league. This camp is a highly structured program to help achieve the maximum development of each player’s skills from the beginner level to the more advanced. The sessions will include individual skill development, specialized position play, and team concepts. JCS Head Football Coach, Erik DeHaven, and high school coaches will be joined by collegiate players, as well as current JCS players to help assist your campers in the development of their skills.

    Ages: Rising Grades 6 - 8
    Dates: June 3-6
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
    *Combine with MS Basketball Camp and receive a 10% discount*
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn; cleats not needed.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle.
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM at Pugh Field.
    Pick-up time is  12:00 PM - 12:15 PM at Pugh Field.

  • Contact Information



Middle School Strength & Conditioning Camp

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    Cooper Strength & Conditioning Summer Camp is a 6-week sports performance-based program that targets athletic development for rising 6th – 12th graders. Each of our sessions focuses on the core speed, agility, and strength training for better on-field, on-court performance and injury prevention.

    CORE FUNDEMENTALS: STRENGTH & POWER | SPEED & AGILITY

    STRENGTH & POWER DEVELOPMENT
    Every athlete has different needs, our staff will guide each athlete through age-appropriate resistance training that emphasizes proper technique, posture, core strength, and functional movement that apply directly to on-field, on-court performance. Each athlete will receive a packet to track their progress through the 6 weeks and will get daily feedback on their performance.

    SPEED & AGILITY DEVELOPMENT
    Need speed/quickness? Lateral speed, straight-line speed, change of direction, and footwork are essential to improving athletic performance. Our coaches will help develop the tools and techniques your athletes need to get the edge in their sport.  Each week all our athletes will be tested, and their progress tracked to motivate and adjust to their performance needs.

    EDUCATING THE COMPLETE ATHELTE!
    To be able to perform at a peak level, the body and the mind need to work in harmony. During the 6-week program all athletes will have the opportunity to learn about sports nutrition, developing better recovery habits, and working on individual and team goal achievement. Developing these active strategies will help their focus and confidence when performing on the big stage.

    Supplement Used: 
    Campers are asked to actively use the TEAMBUILDR app to best track progress. 

    Ages: Rising Grades 6 - 8
    Dates: May 20 - July 18
    Time: Times Vary
     
    Week 0: May 20-23 (Mon-Thur) 3:30 PM - 6 PM
    Week 1: May 28-31 (Tues-Fri) 7 AM - 9 AM 
    Week 2: June 3-6 (Mon-Thur) 7 AM - 9 AM
    Week 3: June 10-13 (Mon-Thur) 7 AM - 9 AM
    Week 4: June 17-20 (Mon-Thur) 7 AM - 9 AM
    Week 5: June 24-27 (Mon-Thur) 7 AM - 9 AM


    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    If I’m already signed up for training in my sport, should I still do strength and conditioning? 
    Yes. Cooper's Strength and Conditioning program trains the total body. We focus on the 5 fundamentals (strength, power, speed, reaction, injury prevention). This program is designed to complement your team's in-season and off-season training, while building new fundamental movement patterns and maximizing muscular performance. 

    Can I do this and still do the other Cooper Sports Camps?
    Yes, starting May 28, camp is from 7:00-9am.


    Will this burn me out?
    No, we are going to make this fun and different. Our goal is to keep your body strong and resilient through a variety of exercises to prevent injury and burn-out. 
     

    I’m already planning to participate in a sports camp/training program this summer. Do I need to do this too?
    If your summer plans already include a strength and conditioning plan, please come talk with me. I’m happy to evaluate your current plan and offer more details about Cooper’s strength and conditioning camp.

    If camp is good, is it even better for me to do my own thing with a private trainer instead?
    It might be, but this program was developed in cooperation with all of Cooper’s coaching staff. We know what you’ve been doing all year, and we want to make this fun and mix things up to maximize your improvements while building on our existing team systems.
     

  • Daily Information


    Attire:
    Cooper t-shirt and athletic shorts should be worn with sneakers & cleats.

    Things to Bring:
     • T-Shirt
     • Shorts
     • Water Bottle
     • Sneakers and Cleats

    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures:
    Athlete drop-off and pick-up will be in front of the Dunlap Gym.
     • Roll call at 6:50 AM in Dunlap Gym
     • Pick-up time is 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Contact Information



Middle School Tennis Camp

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    Tennis can accommodate kids who are various ages because it is not a contact sport; technique, strategy and finesse are more important with strength becoming a factor later in their development.  As the children develop their game and tennis skills, they will be grouped with other players with similar skills regardless of age.

    Beginner Players Will Focus On:
    • Reception skills; tracking the ball through flight (left to right, height, depth, and speed)
    • Movement to the ball (using the tracking information)
    • Balance and rotation
    • Working in a team environment as well as learning to adapt socially and work on their own skills
    • Footwork, agility, movement
    • Tracking and movement with the ball
    • Match play
    • Improving skills and technique
    • Sports can be fun and rewarding!

    Intermediate Players Will Focus On:
    • Hitting with direction
    • Hitting with height
    • Hitting with depth
    • Hitting with speed and spin
    • Footwork, agility, and movement
    • Tracking and movement with the ball
    • Match play
    • Improving skills and technique
    • It is important at this stage to achieve success and feel confident through competition.

    Ages:
    Rising Grades 6-12
    Dates: June 10-13 OR June 17-20
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle.
    • Snacks: Please have your child bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break.
    • Equipment: Tennis racquet; racquets are available if needed

    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM in front of the Austin Gym.   
    Pick-up time is 12:00 PM – 12:15 PM in front of the Austin Gym.
  • Contact Information



Middle School Throwers Camp

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    Join us for an exhilarating camp experience focused on Shot Put and Discus!  This camp offers expert coaching, tailored to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced competitors. Learn proper techniques, improve your form, and enhance your strength and agility under the guidance of Coach DeHaven. Whether you're aiming to hone your skills for competition or simply enjoy the thrill of these dynamic throwing events, our camp provides a supportive and engaging environment for high school and middle school athletes. Join us to unleash your potential and elevate your performance in Shot Put and Discus!

    Ages: Rising Grades 6 - 12
    Dates: May 28 - 31
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240


  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn; cleats not needed.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle.
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM at Pugh Field.
    Pick-up time is  12:00 PM - 12:15 PM at Pugh Field.

  • Contact Information



Middle School Volleyball Camp

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  • General Information


    Volleyball Summer Camp at The John Cooper School is for campers of all skill levels. Campers learn the fundamentals of the game and grow in their knowledge of the sport.

    Campers receive daily expert instruction from the JCS Head Volleyball coach, Courtney Hunnicutt (Mizzou Tigers).

    Ages: Rising Grades 6-8
    Dates: August 5 - 8
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Please have your child bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle. 
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM in front of the Austin Gym. 
    Pick-up time is 12:00 PM - 12:15 PM in front of the Austin Gym.
  • Contact Information


    Courtney Hunnicutt

    chunnicutt@johncooper.org


Upper School Strength & Conditioning Camp

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  • General Information


    Cooper Strength & Conditioning Summer Camp is an 8-week sports performance-based program that targets athletic development for rising 9th – 12th graders. Each of our sessions focuses on the core speed, agility, and strength training for better on-field, on-court performance and injury prevention.

    CORE FUNDEMENTALS: STRENGTH & POWER | SPEED & AGILITY

    STRENGTH & POWER DEVELOPMENT
    Every athlete has different needs, our staff will guide each athlete through age-appropriate resistance training that emphasizes proper technique, posture, core strength, and functional movement that apply directly to on-field, on-court performance. Each athlete will receive a packet to track their progress through the 8 weeks and will get daily feedback on their performance.

    SPEED & AGILITY DEVELOPMENT
    Need speed/quickness? Lateral speed, straight-line speed, change of direction, and footwork are essential to improving athletic performance. Our coaches will help develop the tools and techniques your athletes need to get the edge in their sport.  Each week all our athletes will be tested, and their progress tracked to motivate and adjust to their performance needs.

    EDUCATING THE COMPLETE ATHELTE!
    To be able to perform at a peak level, the body and the mind need to work in harmony. During the 8-week program all athletes will have the opportunity to learn about sports nutrition, developing better recovery habits, and working on individual and team goal achievement. Developing these active strategies will help their focus and confidence when performing on the big stage.

    Supplement Used: 
    Campers are asked to actively use the TEAMBUILDR app to best track progress. 

    Ages: Rising Grades 6 -12
    Dates: May 20 - July 18 (MS camp ends June 27)
    Time: Times Vary
     
    Week 0: May 20-23 (Mon-Thur) 3:30 PM - 6 PM
    Week 1: May 28-31 (Tues-Fri) 7 AM - 9 AM 
    Week 2: June 3-6 (Mon-Thur) 7 AM - 9 AM
    Week 3: June 10-13 (Mon-Thur) 7 AM - 9 AM
    Week 4: June 17-20 (Mon-Thur) 7 AM - 9 AM
    Week 5: June 24-27 (Mon-Thur) 7 AM - 9 AM
    Week 6: July 8-11 (Mon-Thur) US ONLY 7 AM - 9 AM
    Week 7: July 15-18 (Mon-Thur) US ONLY 7 AM - 9 AM


    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    If I’m already signed up for training in my sport, should I still do strength and conditioning? 
    Yes. Cooper's Strength and Conditioning program trains the total body. We focus on the 5 fundamentals (strength, power, speed, reaction, injury prevention). This program is designed to complement your team's in-season and off-season training, while building new fundamental movement patterns and maximizing muscular performance. 

    Can I do this and still do the other Cooper Sports Camps?
    Yes, starting May 28, camp is from 7:00-9am.


    Will this burn me out?
    No, we are going to make this fun and different. Our goal is to keep your body strong and resilient through a variety of exercises to prevent injury and burn-out. 
     

    I’m already planning to participate in a sports camp/training program this summer. Do I need to do this too?
    If your summer plans already include a strength and conditioning plan, please come talk with me. I’m happy to evaluate your current plan and offer more details about Cooper’s strength and conditioning camp.

    If camp is good, is it even better for me to do my own thing with a private trainer instead?
    It might be, but this program was developed in cooperation with all of Cooper’s coaching staff. We know what you’ve been doing all year, and we want to make this fun and mix things up to maximize your improvements while building on our existing team systems.
     

  • Daily Information


    Attire:
    Cooper t-shirt and athletic shorts should be worn with sneakers & cleats.

    Things to Bring:
     • T-Shirt
     • Shorts
     • Water Bottle
     • Sneakers and Cleats

    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures:
    Athlete drop-off and pick-up will be in front of the Dunlap Gym.
     • Roll call at 6:50 AM in Dunlap Gym
     • Pick-up time is 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Contact Information



Upper School Tennis Camp

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  • General Information


    Tennis can accommodate kids who are various ages because it is not a contact sport; technique, strategy and finesse are more important with strength becoming a factor later in their development.  As the children develop their game and tennis skills, they will be grouped with other players with similar skills regardless of age.

    Beginner Players Will Focus On:
    • Reception skills; tracking the ball through flight (left to right, height, depth, and speed)
    • Movement to the ball (using the tracking information)
    • Balance and rotation
    • Working in a team environment as well as learning to adapt socially and work on their own skills
    • Footwork, agility, movement
    • Tracking and movement with the ball
    • Match play
    • Improving skills and technique
    • Sports can be fun and rewarding!

    Intermediate Players Will Focus On:
    • Hitting with direction
    • Hitting with height
    • Hitting with depth
    • Hitting with speed and spin
    • Footwork, agility, and movement
    • Tracking and movement with the ball
    • Match play
    • Improving skills and technique
    • It is important at this stage to achieve success and feel confident through competition.

    Ages:
    Rising Grades 6-12
    Dates: June 10-13 OR June 17-20
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240
  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle.
    • Snacks: Bring enough snacks for a 10-minute break.
    • Equipment: Tennis racquet; racquets are available if needed.

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Upper School Throwers Camp

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  • General Information

    Join us for an exhilarating camp experience focused on Shot Put and Discus!  This camp offers expert coaching, tailored to all skill levels, from beginners to advanced competitors. Learn proper techniques, improve your form, and enhance your strength and agility under the guidance of Coach DeHaven. Whether you're aiming to hone your skills for competition or simply enjoy the thrill of these dynamic throwing events, our camp provides a supportive and engaging environment for high school and middle school athletes. Join us to unleash your potential and elevate your performance in Shot Put and Discus!

    Ages: Rising Grades 6 - 12
    Dates: May 28 - 31
    Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost: $240

  • Daily Information


    Attire
    Regular athletic clothing and shoes should be worn; cleats not needed.

    Things to Bring
    • Water: Bring plenty of water or a refillable water bottle.
    Drop-Off/Pick-Up Procedures
    Drop-off time is 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM at Pugh Field.
    Pick-up time is  12:00 PM - 12:15 PM at Pugh Field.
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From Curiosity to Wisdom
The John Cooper School is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational, college preparatory day school. Our mission is to provide a challenging education in a caring environment to a diverse group of select students, enabling them to become critical and creative thinkers, effective communicators, responsible citizens and leaders, and lifelong learners.

The John Cooper School seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff, and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices, or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, physical disability, or age.