The process to become a Waxahachie Indian does not start once athletes reach the high school level. The transformation to become an Indian begins in elementary as Waxahachie varsity coaches provide summer instructional camps to teach students the Indian way in every sport offered by Waxahachie High School.

The volleyball, football and softball camps kick off a busy summer camp schedule and will be held June 6-9 while the speed and strength camp will be held June 6-July 21.

June 13-16 the baseball, girls basketball and soccer camps will be held while the tennis and boys basketball camps will be held June 20-23.

The Waxahachie football coaches will be conducting the football camp for incoming ninth grade students. The camp will take place at the Howard Junior High School field house and sports complex rather than Lumpkins Stadium due to stadium renovations.

The camp will begin each morning at 9 a.m. and will last until 11:30 a.m. The cost of the camp is $50 for pre-registration before June 1 and $55 after June 1 and on-site registration. This fee will include a camp T-shirt. Campers will be instructed in the following areas: basic football fundamentals, drills, techniques and the Indian philosophy of offensive and defensive style of play.

“This will be valuable experience for those students enrolled to play freshman football next fall,” Waxahachie coach David Ream said.

During the same week a camp will be held for incoming seventh and eighth-graders at the Finley Junor High School campus football practice field. The camp will begin each morning at 9 a.m. and will last until 11:30 a.m. The cost of the camp is $50 for pre-registration and $55 for on-site registration. This fee will include a camp T-shirt. Campers will be instructed in the following areas: basic football fundamentals, drills, techniques and the Warrior philosophy of offensive and defensive style of play.

There will also be a little Indian football camp June 6-9 for upcoming fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students. The camp will take place at the Howard Junior High School field house and the Waxahachie Sports Complex. The times are the same as the previous two camps as is the areas of instruction and cost.

All football players are encouraged to wear athletic or rubber cleated shoes, shorts and a T-shirt to camp each day.

Volleyball camps will be held in both high school gyms by Waxahachie coach Sandy Faussett-Stoops.

One camp will be dedicated for girls entering third-fifth grade while another will be held for girls entering sixth-ninth grade.

The little Indian volleyball camp for third-fifth grade girls will be held from 2-4 p.m. June 6-9 at Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy in the George Solis Gym. The camp features current WHS coaches and former players, individual instruction in all phases of the game, a low camper to coach ratio, contests, awards, team tournament and a T-shirt.

The cost is $50 and camp enrollment is limited.

The Lady Indian volleyball camp for sixth-ninth grade girls will be held from 9 a.m-noon, June 6-9 with the sixth-seventh graders at the J.W. Williams Gym and the eighth and ninth-graders at the Solis Gym.

The camp features the same amenities as the little Indian volleyball camp. The cost is $80 if pre-registered by May 30. After May 30 walk-up cost is $90. The number of participants will be limited so early registration is recommended.

For girls who love diamonds the Waxahachie Lady Indian softball camp will also be held the first full week of June. It will be held at the Lady Indian softball field located behind the tennis courts on the main high school campus. The camp is open to girls entering grades fourth-ninth and will feature WHS coaches and former players, low camper to coach ratio, individual instruction in all areas of the game, contests and a T-shirt.

The cost of the camp is $70.

The Waxahachie coaching staff will be conducting a speed, strength and agility camp from June 6 to July 21. There will be no camp the week of July 4. The camp is designed to enhance the athletic performance of all athletes. The focus of the camp is to increase speed, strength, flexibility, endurance, explosive power and agility related to all sports.

The cost of the camp is $85 and it will be held at the Howard Junior High football facility. Boys in grades 10-12 will participate from 7:30-9 a.m. Monday-Thursday while boys in grades 6-9 will go from 8:30-10 a.m as will girls in grades 7-12.

To keep the tradition of Waxahachie baseball alive and well coach Tracy Wood will hold the Waxahachie Indian Baseball Camp June 13-15 at Richards Park. Session one will be from 9 a.m. until noon for players entering second through fifth grade while session two will be from 1-4 p.m. for players entering fourth through ninth grade. The cost is $80 per player and includes a T-shirt.

Players will need to bring their own glove while bats will be provided. Baseball pants or athletic shorts are recommended.

Details of each position will be taught with proper fielding techniques, throwing techniques and catching techniques.

A pitchers and catcher camp will be held Thursday, June 16 for players entering second through eighth grade. It will held 9 a.m. to noon at Richards Park for aspiring pitcher and catchers only. The cost is $30. The camp will teach proper pitching mechanics, fielding techniques, tips for accuracy and velocity and proper catching techniques.

“Summer is almost here and the Lady Indian basketball camp is a perfect way to have fun and become a better basketball player,” Waxahachie basketball coach Leslie Priebe said. “Come spend a week filled with fun activities and basketball training. We will focus on fundamentals by providing instruction on shooting, ball handling, dribbling, passing and defense.”

The girls basketball camp will be held June 13-16 from noon-3 p.m. at the J.W. Williams Gym on the campus of Waxahachie High School for ages 6-14. The cost for pre-registration is $80. After June 3 the cost is $90 and that includes walk-ups.

Soccer players can take part in the WHS soccer camp from 9:30-11:30 a.m. June 13-16 at Wilemon Field next to Global High School.

Boys and girls entering second-ninth grade can participate in the camp. It costs $65 per player before June 6 or $75 per player from June 6 to the day of camp. Multiple siblings are $55 each.

The camps will include WHS coaches and former players, instruction for attacking, defending and goalkeeping. Contests and treats will be given daily and a T-shirt will be given to each camper.

The final week of WHS camps will be June 20-23.

The Indian basketball camp for boys entering first through ninth grade will be held by coach Steve Weeks at the Solis Gym. The morning session from 8:30-11:30 a.m. will be for players sixth through ninth grade while the noon-2:30 p.m. session is for first through fifth-graders.

The cost is $80 per camp with a $30 deposit due with the application. The camp includes a T-shirt for each player and a WHS logo basketball.

For $50 per camper boys and girls can take part in the WHS tennis camp. The camp is June 20-23 from 9-11 a.m. at the WHS tennis courts.

For more information on any of the Waxahachie sports camps, including coaches contact information and registration forms, visit waxahachieindians.com.