March 2016 Newsletter

Spring is here!

funSpring means only one thing… We have only 1 season left until WSC 2016!!!  In fact, as of today there are exactly 100 days until the first day of camp!

This means only 100 days until we all get to play, train, and see our friends new and old! Our coaching staff has all been hired for this summer and it will be the best group we have ever had, check out the profile of one of our new basketball coaches below. If you haven’t signed up for this summer yet be sure to do so soon before the weeks you want sell out.

WSC’s Favorite Tradition

Six FlagsWorld Sports Camp’s tradition of going to Six Flags dates back to the 1990’s, and it’s still one of everyone’s favorite days of the camp season. Whether campers enjoy riding the huge roller coasters (like my favorite, Bizaro), splashing around in the water park, or hanging out and playing games, everyone has a great time.

Since we go mid-week the lines are never too long, and the weather always seems to be great! You’d think that a day off from the rigors of our sports would mean it’s a restful day, but Six Flags days might be the most tiring of all… in a good way.

Meet Zara: Our New Australian Basketball Coach

ZaraWe are excited to introduce our new basketball coach Zara, who will be coming to World Sports Camp all the way from Victoria, Australia. Zara played college ball for 4 years in the United States at Newberry College in South Carolina.  This included being a member of the 2014-15 South Atlantic Conference Tournament championship team.

Zara is currently going to graduate school in Australia to be a teacher and coach. She also coaches an under 16 girls travel team in her home city in Victoria, and has coached at camps back in Australia.

Welcome to the World Sports Camp family Zara!

Athlete in the News: Gabby’s Double Eagle

GabbyOur very own 13 year old Gabby was in the news recently for getting a DOUBLE EAGLE during a December junior golf tournament. On a day when Gabby wasn’t feeling well and almost dropped out of the tournament after the first nine, Gabby stepped up to the 13th tee, a 377 yard par 5, and drove the ball over 200 yards. Her second shot was from 167 yards and rolled right into the hole.

A double eagle (a 2 on a par 5) is a true rarity in golf, far exceeding the rarity of the prestigious hole-in-one. The chance of the average golfer getting a double eagle on any given hole is 1 in 1 Million, while the chance of getting a hole-in-one is a mere 1 in 13,000. Gabby was just one of five female golfers to score an officially sanctioned double eagle in 2015.

Congratulations Gabby!

Hi From Alex…

darvinHello from North Carolina!

I am currently attending Elon University for my first year of college, which is approaching it’s end (and summer begins!). So far school has been an amazing and interesting new experience for me. The nice weather down here has also meant that I’ve gotten to play tons of tennis!

I’m absolutely stoked to be spending my 9th summer and World Sports Camp and super excited to see my WSC family again in the summer!

-Alex