Ready is offering the following camps:

Ready is offering the following camps:

Football -- Freshmen July 14-18 at time to be announced

Volleyball -- Advanced (grades 9-12) from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 3

Girls basketball -- Grades 4-5 from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 14-17 and grades 6-8 from 8:30 a.m. to noon July 21-24.

For more information, contact the athletics department at (614) 276-5263 or visit

Learn-to-row classes are being offered by the Greater Columbus Rowing Association for athletes 18 and older. No experience is necessary. For more information, visit

The sixth-annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race will start at 9 a.m. Aug. 2, beginning and ending at Circleville High School. Entry forms can be found at Participants also can register the day of the race between 7:15-8:45 a.m.

The Jungle Gym Adventure Center will hold adventure, gymnastics and leadership camps.

The adventure camps will be held July 7-11 and July 21-25 for boys and girls ages 7 and older. The adventure camp will be doing kayaking, rock climbing, rappelling and boomerang making and throwing.

The gymnastics camps will be July 14-18 for athletes ages 4-12. The camp will focus on vault, bars, beam, floor and trampoline as well as video analysis.

The leadership camp will be from Monday through July 3 for boys and girls entering grades 7-12. Campers will learn the skills, traits and techniques of effective leadership.

For more information, call (740) 363-7552, visit or e-mail

Four weekly "Gain the Edge" basketball camps for players in grades 3-8 are scheduled this summer in Columbus. The sessions will focus on fundamentals. For information, contact coach Scott Williams at (614) 439-9568.

The JDH Winner's Edge is currently accepting applications for its individual player development basketball camps.

The girls high school position skills camp is Monday through Wednesday at Pickerington Central. The co-ed shooting camp for players grades 7-12 is July 7-8 at Olentangy Liberty Middle School. The girls high school position skills camp and a girls basketball academy for players in grades 6-9 is July 9-11 at Liberty Middle School. For information, call (614) 846-5323 or visit

The Capital softball program will play host to a residential camp will run from Monday through July 3. Enrollment is limited. To register, contact Nan Payne at (614) 236-6487, e-mail or visit

Former NBA player Stan Kimbrough, who played for the Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons, is offering private or small group basketball lessons at The Hoop for boys and girls grades 3-12. For more information call (513) 229-0863 or visit

The Mid Ohio Jets Football Club is looking for players and coaches for full-contact football. Apply online at or call Same Husein at (614) 580-2135.

Ohio Express girls basketball has limited spots in the following age brackets: 9U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 17U. Ages are determined as of Jan. 1, 2007. For information, contact Brent Glass at (740) 683-3378 or

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The Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization based at Stanford University, offers a free Internet-based course on how to develop and promote positive youth sports programs for youth coaches, parents and league administrators.

The program's goal is to raise the level of sportsmanship in youth sports. For information, call (650) 725-0024, send an e-mail to or visit