Offering free, 4-week online summer sports program for 7-to-12 year-olds in July & August on NBCSportsCamp.com
NBC Sports Olympians, Paralympians & world champions join Chelsea Piers coaches to teach sports
Camp hosted by NBC Sports’ Corey Robinson; to participate, go to NBCSportsCamp.com
With COVID-19 drastically altering how young athletes will be able to spend their summers, NBC Sports and Chelsea Piers present “NBC Sports Camp powered by Chelsea Piers,” a free, virtual summer program for 7-to-12-year-old athletes to learn and play a variety of sports from their home turf. “NBC Sports Camp” is a four-week online VOD program starting the week of July 6, offering immersive instruction across more than 10 sports.
For more information and to participate, go to NBCSportsCamp.com. NBC Sports Camp powered by Chelsea Piers is hosted by Uscreen, a premier video-on-demand technology platform.
“For over 25 years, kids across the New York area have learned new sports, sharpened their skills and come together at Chelsea Piers camps,” said Tom Bernstein, co-founder and president of Chelsea Piers. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our lives, our hearts go out to kids deprived of traditional summer athletic activities. Partnering with NBC Sports, we are thrilled to bring cost-free sports programming to young people across the country.”
“The pandemic has forced us to get creative with how we serve youth sports in America,” said Will McIntosh, EVP, digital and sports consumer business, NBC Sports Group. “At NBC Sports and SportsEngine, we are committed to providing safe, positive youth sports experiences, and we’ve leveraged our investments in technology to get more kids to play together, while we may still be physically apart. We’re excited to continue that mission, working with Chelsea Piers and Uscreen, on NBC Sports Camp this summer.”
“We’re thrilled that our ‘NBC Sports Camp’ counselors from Team NBC Sports and Chelsea Piers will welcome young kids in an engaging, inspiring way starting this July,” said Sam Flood, executive producer and president, production, NBC Sports and NBCSN. “Many of our NBC Sports on-air talent began their careers in broadcasting after their athletic careers, and we look forward to sharing their first-hand experiences and stories on the importance of staying active.”
Campers can participate at their own pace and schedule across a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, gymnastics, baseball and volleyball. Each class consists of four engaging mini-sessions, totaling one hour. Classes begin with the introduction of a sports theme targeted for young athletes. Campers then get moving with 20 minutes on general fitness, followed by a motivational chalk talk to inspire kids to be their best on and off the field. A second 20-minute session covers beginner-level sports instruction led by Chelsea Piers coaches, including skills, strategies, techniques, challenges, and movement exercises, and closes out with a cool-down.
Hosted by NBC Sports Correspondent Corey Robinson, “NBC Sports Camp” will offer sports and fitness classes taught by expert instructors from Chelsea Piers, along with an in-depth roster of NBC Sports on-air talent, gold medal-winning Olympians, Paralympians, and world champion coaches:
The host of “NBC Sports Camp powered by Chelsea Piers,” Robinson played for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team from 2013-15. He was elected student body president for the 2016-17 academic year, becoming the first-ever Notre Dame football player to serve in that position.