Managing one camp is a challenge — managing several camps can be a handful — especially with an individualized instructional approach. "Our residential camps accommodate every level of young player," explains Premier Sports Camps president David Schilling, "from beginner to advanced high school players. With an emphasis on individual attention and instruction tailored for each particular skill level, each camp offers a fun and competitive environment for all its students."
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