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NUHS Athletics 2023 Summer Practice Programs - High School Only

To participate in our Summer practices, all new and returning NUHS student athletes must be registered and “Approved” in FamilyID. To be “Approved” in FamilyID you need to successfully register and email a scanned copy of a clear Sports Physical from your health care provider on or after May 22, 2023 (April 1 for Cheer; April 17 for Football) to Suzanne Bernadett, ASB/Athletics Technician at
For more information, and to see common mistakes some people make during the registration process, please visit our “How to Register for a Sport” page. 
Co-Ed Athletic Programs
Cheer - Tryouts
Dates: April 17-21st
Time: 4-6pm
Where: Wrestling Gym
Important Information: The NU Cheer Team is excited to hold tryouts for the 2023-2024 school year! April 17th-21st we will be holding tryouts for all returning students and incoming Freshmen. All prospective Cheerleaders must register on FamilyID and have a clear sports physical before trying out. Make sure you select the 2023-2024 school year when registering. 
More Information: Email Co-Head Coaches Maddie Mewes ( & Mackenzie Nye (
Boys Athletic Programs
Dates: June 13 - July 22
-June 12th-29th: Mondays & Wednesdays: 2pm-6pm; Tuesdays & Thursdays 7am-9:30am; No Practices on Fridays
-July 11th-22th: 2pm-6pm
Where: Hooper Stadium, NUHS
Important Information: Players should wear shorts, t-shirt, and tennis shoes to practice. They will also be required to bring cleats and their own water bottle that has their name on it.
Incoming Freshmen Families: Please fill out this Google Form so we can add you to our mailing list to receive information when we are able to communicate with incoming Freshmen: Freshman Football Contact Information
More Information: Email Head Varsity Coach Brad Sparks at, JV Coach Brad Dal Bon at, or Freshman Coach Buck Davis at - Thank you and GO MINERS!!!!!
Boys Water Polo
Dates: June 13 - July 24 
Time: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Thursdays from 6-8pm
Where: NU Pool
Important Information: Boys Water Polo is a Fall sport - the official season starts when school starts.  We are looking for new freshmen and sophomore players. Tryouts are in August when we start school - we have Varsity & Frosh/Soph squads. NO experience is necessary to enjoy and excel in Water Polo. If you can throw, swim, or have played team sports, this may be the sport for you.  Water Polo is Fun! It is a great cross training sport for Basketball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Snowboarding, Wrestling (and more!).
More Information: Email Head Varsity Coach Lotty Hellested at 
Girls Athletic Programs
Girls Volleyball
Dates: June 26-30th
Time: Frosh Clinic - 4-7pm; Open Gym 7-9pm
Where: Ali Gym, NUHS
Information: Open Gym/Conditioning will be available for Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors; Incoming Freshman Clinics are specifically for incoming Freshmen.
Freshman Tryouts: July 31st - August 3rd; 12:00pm-2:30pm in Ali Gym
JV/Var Tryouts: July 31st-August 3rd 3-5:30pm in Ali Gym
More Information: Email Head Varsity Coach Brad Keethe, 

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NUHS Athletics 2023 Summer Youth Camps

To keep our young community active, engaged, and developing their program-specific skills, the NUHS Athletics department is offering the following learning opportunities this summer. These opportunities are open to the public to participate in and directly benefit the young men and women who attend, as well as the programs who execute them. Each camp has specific information and steps for participation.
All camps organized and executed are fundraisers for our NU Athletics programs. Proceeds are used directly on our student-athletes.  
*Camps listed below in order of date offered
Football - Non-Contact Air Raid Skills Camp
Dates: May 7th & May 21st
Time: 1pm - 3pm
Where: Hooper Stadium, NUHS
Age Group: 10-14 years old
Cost: $60 per person
Important Information: Calling all offensive skill positions! Yes, you too, Offensive Lineman! Come learn new skills and techniques directly from the NU Miner Coaching staff to be the best that you can be! This 1 or 2 day, non-contact, skills camp will be a great way to get ready for the 2023 Fall Football season, make some new friends, and have a lot of fun in the process. Make sure your son or daughter comes dressed appropriately in T-shirt and shorts, wearing athletic shoes, and brings a water bottle with their name on it.
Additional Information: Contact Head Varsity Football Coach Brad Sparks @ for more information
Boys Basketball - Through Nevada County Gold Basketball
Dates: June 12-June 15
Time: 5-8pm
Where: Ali & West Gyms, NUHS
Cost: $100.00 - Cost includes a camp T-shirt
Information: Camp director and head Nevada Union boys varsity basketball coach Mark Casey invites third to eighth grade boys — their grade entering fall 2023 — to a basketball camp focused on fundamentals, skills and fun, a news release states. Coach Casey’s varsity, junior varsity and freshman coaches and players will be in attendance to teach kids shooting, ball handling, passing, defense and rebounding in a fun and fast environment. There will be competitions and prizes as well as team events. All participants receive a camp T-shirt. For information on the camp, please contact 
How to Register: Register for our camp at the Nevada County Gold website
Girls Basketball - Grades 5th - 8th
Dates: June 12-15
Time: 9am-12pm
Where: Ali Gym, NUHS
Cost: $75
Important Information: Join the Lady Miners for a fun basketball camp designed to help players of all skill levels improve their game! Current Nevada Union players and coaches will provide expert instruction and guidance in a supportive and encouraging environment! During the camp, participants will have the opportunity to develop a range of fundamental basketball skills, including dribbling, passing, shooting, and defense. 
In addition to skills training, campers will participate in team-building exercises and games designed to improve their ability to work collaboratively on the court. Our coaches will also focus on developing each player's individual strengths and addressing areas for improvement. The Lady Miners basketball camp is open to players of all skill levels, from beginners to experienced athletes. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your game to the next level, this camp is a great opportunity to learn from current high school players and have fun playing basketball!
More Information: Please fill out this online registration form: Lady Miners Basketball Camp and contact Nicole Scott if you have any questions!
NU Kids Co-Ed Water Polo Summer Training - Ages 10 - 14
Dates: June 12 - June 29
Time: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays; 4pm to 6pm
Where: NUHS Pool
Important Information: The NU Boys Water Polo Head Coach, Lotty Hellested, and staff are hosting a 3 week long co-ed summer training program for boys and girls aged 10-14. Come learn the game of Water Polo, hone your skills, have fun with friends, and try something new! New players are welcome! Try it, it’s fun!
Requirement: you must be able to swim 1 lap of the pool lengthwise without stopping.
Registration Forms: There is a minimum of 20 participants and a maximum of 35. Email Head Varsity Coach Lotty Hellested at to obtain registration forms.
Girls Volleyball
Dates: June 19-23
Time: 8:30-12:00 - Incoming 6th-8th grade; 1:00-4:30 - Incoming Freshman 
Where: Ali Gym, NUHS
Cost: $125 - Cost includes a Camp T-shirt
Important Information: This 5-day camp is designed to develop the skill set of incoming 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th graders interested in Volleyball. Instruction in proper technique for all basic skills, plus a variety of group and game situation drills and team play. Offensive and defensive systems will be presented. Come learn directly from current and former Nevada Union Volleyball coaches and players! This camp is recommended but not required for those who want to play in high school.
More Information: Email Head Varsity Coach Brad Keethe -
Registration & Payment Information Download: NU Girls Volleyball 6th - 9th Grade Camp
Boys Lacrosse - Elementary to High School
Dates: June 19-23
Location: Nevada Union High School - Hooper Stadium
Times: 10am - 1pm
Ages: Players who will be in 1st - 12th grades in the fall
Cost: $150
How to Register: Fill out this Google Form. Bring payment on the first day of camp. Cash or check (to NU Boys Lacrosse ASB) will be accepted.
Required Equipment: If you have lacrosse gear already, please bring with you to camp. If you do not, sticks are available to loan for the week. Cleats are recommended, but not required. Bring a water bottle and a snack each day.
More Information: Email Head Varsity Coach Sam Carroll -
Boys Volleyball - Grades 7 - 10
Dates: July 5-July 8
Time: 9am-12pm
Where: Ali Gym, NUHS
Cost: $50 - Payment and paperwork due 1st day of the Camp
Important Information: This is a chance for boys, entering grades 7-10 to receive instruction on proper technique for all basic and advanced skills, including serving, passing, hitting, footwork, team offense and defense. This will involve group and game situation drills and team play. Instructors are current and former NU Volleyball players and coaches. All proceeds go to support the NU Boys Volleyball Program. Download the flier, fill in the information and bring it to camp on day 1: NU Boys Volleyball Camp Flier
Registration: Sign up in advance using this link: NU Boys Volleyball Summer Camp
More Information: Email JV Head Coach Scott Mills at