Rock­mart youth take part in base­ball camp at RHS

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It was a fun few days last week for lo­cal base­ball play­ers look­ing to learn from the ta­lents of cur­rent and former Rock­mart Yellow Jack­ets, es­pe­cially those who made their big run to the state ti­tle game this past spring.

The Jack­ets hosted the three-day camp on their home field at the high school, which in­cluded a fo­cus on fun­da­men­tals like hit­ting, pitch­ing, catch­ing and throw­ing.

Head Coach Kenny Yanzetich said fun was the name of the game for the camp this past week.

“We had a great camp, the boys who at­tended were fun, hard­work­ing and tal­ented,” Yanzetich said. “I was very ap­pre­cia­tive of my cur­rent and former play­ers who helped with camp. They really en­joyed work­ing with fu­ture Jack­ets.”

The camp was or­ga­nized with the help of the Rock­mart Recre­ation Depart­ment. They have sev­eral op­por­tu­ni­ties for sum­mer fun and forth­com­ing fall sports signups ahead.

Those in­clude an up­com­ing boys bas­ket­ball camp for youth 6 to 12 be­ing held July 10 through July 12. Signups for that camp ended last week, but those in­ter­ested might find a last minute spot by calling 770-684-2706. The camp is also be­ing hosted by Rock­mart High School.

Also, the depart­ment is start­ing their signups for sev­eral sports. All youth must be the ap­pro­pri­ate age for their group­ing as of Septem­ber 1, 2019, and must have waiver forms to par­tic­i­pate that are filled out when sign­ing up for fall sports.

This year, Rock­mart Recre­ation will fea­ture Boys and Girls flag foot­ball for ages 5 and 6, and tackle foot­ball for 7 and 8 year old, 9 and 10 year old and 11 and 12 year

old boys. Signup dates for foot­ball end on Au­gust 1. Cheer­lead­ing teams are also be­ing formed for the year, with signups end­ing on Au­gust 3 for youth 5 to 12 years old.

Fall soc­cer also re­turns to play com­ing up, but signups won’t start un­til later this month. Youth 5 through 12 can signup for lo­cal league play with the depart­ment start­ing on July 22 and go­ing through Au­gust 3.

Rock­mart Lit­tle League play­ers gathered at the high school for a three-day base­ball camp. Con­trib­uted

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