2005-06-24 / Sports

Far Rockaway H.S. Hosts Big Apple Summer Games

By Elio Velez

Far Rockaway High School will once again host the 2005 Big Apple Games, which are open for all boys and girls from 13 to 19 years old. The festivities start on Tuesday, July 5 at 821 Bay 25 Street.

The Far Rockaway High School Teen Recreation Center will activities such as: swimming, basketball, game room, pool, volleyball, arts and crafts and much more. Licensed professional teachers will supervise the games

The center will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday, from July 5-August 18. The evening session will be a high school competition in which events such as basketball, swimming, weight training, volleyball, and track and field.

A new program will be introduced this year as the high school is only one of six sites in the city to host an instructional football camp. This camp is open to all students who are entering the 9th grade to the 12th grade from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday. The instructional camp, which will be overseen by the coaching staff of the Far Rockaway Seahorses, are welcoming students from the peninsula who do not attend the school.

Students who attend schools as Beach Channel, or outisde of Rockaway such as Poly Prep, Midwood and John Adams are invited to attend. The camp will show kids the basics of how to play football such as learning the rules, conditioning, weight training, and other instruction.

“It gives the kids the opportunity for free to learn the essentials on how to play the game,” says Seahorses head football coach Anthony Miele. “We in the coaching staff want to make these kids better if they’re serious about playing football. They also get the workout needed to prepare themselves for the upcoming season.”

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