August 9, 2022 — As the summer heat hits its peak, so does youth athletic activity in the area. Siuslaw’s cheer, football and soccer programs all hosted their annual summer youth camps last week.
The Viking cheer team hosted over 30 elementary and middle school cheerleaders at their summer camp this year.
Siuslaw Coach Teri Straley and her cheer team spent the week teaching the future Vikings everything they need to know to be Siuslaw cheerleaders.
The theme for the week was “Monster High” and, based on the enthusiasm shown at the end of the week performance, it appeared to be a hit.
On the other side of campus, over 20 second- through eighth-graders spent the week practicing shooting, passing and dribbling the soccer ball under the tutelage of Londi Tomaro, SHS boys varsity coach, and Amy Tregoning, SHS girls varsity coach. Current members of the Siuslaw soccer team also helped train the youth.
The SHS soccer team will start an exciting new era this year as the school will field both a boys and girls varsity team. In its third year of existence, the Viking soccer program previously only fielded a boys team.
At the Siuslaw High practice football field, future Viking football players gathered for their summer camp.
For three days, Sam Johnson, coach of the defending state champion Siuslaw football team, and his staff gave first- through eighth-graders a taste of what it is like to be a high school football player.
The three-day Viking youth camp gave kids a chance to get started learning the Siuslaw football program’s offensive and defensive schemes. The SHS coaches and players introduced area youth to basic football fundamentals, language specific to Viking schemes and gave instruction to help children excel within the Siuslaw system.
For more information on Viking sports, go to www.siuslaw.k12.or.us/o/siuslaw-high-school/page/athletics.