Golden Eagle summer camps just around the corner

Golden Eagle summer camps just around the corner

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Have a young athlete in the family? Tennessee Tech will host several camps this summer for youngsters. Listed below is information on the 2014 camps.

The Watson Brown Football Camp is back for another summer, with four different sessions for high school athletes to participate in. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) camp takes place from July 15-19. A one-day high school mini camp is set for the afternoon of July 19th, while a pair of team camps are scheduled for July 26-29 and July 30-August 2. The camp is open to all young men in grades 9 through 12 and takes place on the Tennessee Tech Football Game Field. The sessions will consist of agility and speed instruction, and will also focus on position-specific football drills, instructed by the Tennessee Tech coaching staff. For more information contact camp director Steven Brown at (931) 372-3932 or

Men’s Basketball:
The 2014 Steve Payne Golden Eagle Basketball Camp for individuals is scheduled for June 22-25, and the Golden Eagle Boys’ Basketball Team Camp has three different sessions, scheduled for June 2-4, June 9-11, and June 18-20. The individual camp is open to boys from the ages eight to 18 and features personal instruction with Coach Payne and his staff as well as individual and group instruction in the fundamentals of shooting, position play, team offense ball handling, rebounding, team defense, dribbling, passing, and teamwork and sportsmanship. The Golden Eagle Team Camp is open to high school and junior high teams for sessions one and three, while session two is just for high school teams. The camp will have daily individual instruction from the Tech staff, hospitality room for coaches, use of meeting rooms for your team to meet, free camp T-shirts for players and coaches, and much more. For more information contact the Men’s Basketball Office at (931) 372-3956.

Women’s Basketball:
The 2014 Jim Davis Team Camp has two sessions this summer, June 6-8 and June 15-17, is open to Middle School, Freshmen, J.V., and Varsity teams, while the 2014 Lil’ Eagle Camp is scheduled for June 12-14 and is available for girls in kindergarten through 8th grade. Teams boarding and commuting in the team camp are guaranteed to play six games, while teams coming for one day will be guaranteed to play three games. Every camper will be given a free t-shirt. For more information on both camps, contact the women’s basketball office at (931) 372-3921.

The Golden Eagle Baseball Camp for ages 6-14 on June 9-12 is a four-day event that is designed to help with the fundamentals of the game.  Campers will be placed on a team based on age and each team will have a coach that will focus on numerous aspects of the game of baseball, including hitting, throwing, fielding, base running, and much more. Registration and more details are available at

The Dave Zelenock Volleyball Camp features a number of different specialized camps throughout mid-July. Dave Zelenock’s Individual Camp is a three-day skills camp from July 11-13 that teaches attacking and blocking footwork, arm-swing mechanics, setting tempo along with hand and body positioning, and passing techniques. The Hitters Camp on July 14th teaches young players precise skills to become an elite attacker. This camp will cover footwork and arm mechanics as well as block training to make all players in attendance a well-rounded attacker. The Setters Camp on July 14th is designed to focus on only the aspects pertaining to setters and will cover intricate footwork patterns, set location, setter defense, play sets and finally instill the knowledge of running an effective offense. The Ball Control Camp on July 15th is designed to guide players to improve their backcourt skill set, training techniques for, but not limited to, individual defense, team defense, and serve receive passing. For more information contact assistant coach Lola Oladinni at or call (931) 372-3993.  

The Tennessee Tech softball program will host its Summer Mini-Camp on June 9-10, before hosting its Pitching and Catching Clinic on June 11. The Golden Eagles will also hold a College Prep Seminar on June 10 at 6 p.m. in the Eagles Nest in the Hooper Eblen Center, where high school players will have a chance to learn all they need to know about the recruiting process from a coach’s and player’s point of view. The Mini-Camp, which will feature instruction from Tennessee Tech Head Softball Coach Bonnie Bynum and Kennesaw State Assistant and former Head Coach Tory Acheson, will go over the fundamentals of hitting, bunting, base running, fielding, slapping, throwing, strength and conditioning, and much more. The Pitching Clinic on June 11 will cover in depth instruction in mechanics, pitches, and the mental aspects of the game, while the Catching Clinic will go into depth on throwing, blocking, framing, pitching calling, and how to work with the pitcher and umpire. For more information contact head coach Bonnie Bynum at or call (931) 372-6552. 

Note: Although the camps and clinics are run by TTU coaches and use of the facilities is warranted, this event is run independently of Tennessee Tech University.