The "Learn it the Longhorn Way" football camp for youngsters ages eight through incoming eighth-graders is July 19 to 21. At the camp, the fledgling players will learn the terminology and techniques used in high school football. Also, coaches will teach proper techniques and programs used in weight training.
Each session begins at 7:55 a.m. on the Payson Elementary School athletic field. After 30 minutes of stretching and agility drills, the players will participate in three one-hour periods of instruction designed to help the athletes realize their potential next football season. Each session ends at noon.
The teaching staff will include both Payson High and Rim Country Middle School coaches. Some high school players will also assist.
The camp fee is $30, which includes a souvenir T-shirt. Registration forms are available at the offices of the Payson Roundup.
The Parks and Recreation Department and the Payson Tennis Club will co-sponsor Youth Tennis Days from 10 a.m. until noon, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and Aug. 7, on courts one and two at Rumsey Park.
The sessions, which include instruction, are free of charge. Parents must accompany their children on the first visit and players should bring a racquet and tennis balls. A limited supply is available for those who do not have their own. Tennis or court shoes are mandatory.
Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 4764-5242, ext. 7 for more information.
Walk and roll
The Second Annual Pine-Strawberry Medical Center Walkathon will begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 25.
The starting line will be the medical center in Pine; the course is about five miles long.
Water and snacks will be available at different locations along the course. At the starting line, there will be food, music and a variety of activities. The event is staged to raise money for much-needed new equipment at the medical center.
Registration forms are available at the Town of Payson Parks and Recreation Department offices located at Green Valley Park. Mail completed forms to Walkathon, PO Box 270, Pine AZ. 85544.
At the Parks and Recreation Department, Coordinator Beth Kreider says it is not too late to sign up for the Crafty Kids Club. Participants will create one unique handmade project each day, including a customized T-shirt of their own. The one-week class will be held in two sessions: July 12 to 15 and July 19 to 22, at Rumsey Park. Ages 4 to 6 will meet from 9 until 10:30 a.m.; ages 7 to 10 will meet from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Classes are limited to 10 children per session, but a few spots are available.
The fee is $25, which includes all project materials. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the P
Payson Youth Football registration forms for both cheerleaders and players are available at the Farm Bureau Insurance office at 708 E. Highway 260, Suite B-2. Registration and a physical examination must be completed by Aug. 2, the first day of practice. Cost is $50 for players and $35 for cheerleaders. For more information call Eric Little at 474-1775.