Summer Programming

Over nine individual sports clinics are offered with instruction in the fundamental skill development for each sport. The program is open to all male & female residents in the metropolitan Buffalo & Lackawanna area between the ages of 6-16.  These programs are offered at no cost; due to new COVID-19 guidelines all participants MUST pre-register here online and enrollment will be limited to a first come basis. No walk ups will be accepted. These programs operate during the months of July through August.


Our chess program will teach the children the history of the game, rules, and movements along with the values of each piece. Students will learn how to play team chess and be presented with various chess situational problems to test their knowledge and skill development. They will be taught how to play by all the rules of local and national tournaments with the usage of clocks and score sheets. This camp will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to noon at Riverside Park starting on August 3rd to 19th.

Tennis:  TBD

Equipment maintenance, vocabulary, fundamental skills & drill, how to score and job opportunities that are related to the field will be covered.


Students will learn effective skills (e.g. passing/receiving, lay-up and outside shooting, dribbling, rebounding, guarding, etc.) along with regulations, rules, and drills that can be utilized for personal development. There will be two sessions starting at 9 am to 10:15 am and 10:45 am to 12:00 pm. Clinics will be held on July 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14 at the St. John’s Family Life Center located at 833 Michigan Ave.


Equipment maintenance, vocabulary, fundamental sills & drill, how to score and job opportunities that are relate to the field will be covered. July 19 – 30 at Johnnie B. Wiley / Masten Park 9 am to noon   August 2 -20 at Riverside Park from 9 am to noon.

Soccer Skills Camp:

Students will be taught basic skills, strategies, rules and conventions, and participate safely with appropriate personal, social behavior, and job opportunities that are related to the field of soccer. Campers will compete in a competitive afternoon summer league in which awards will be given out to playoff teams!

July19 to 30th  9:00 am to 12:00 pm @ Johnnie B Wiley/ Masten Park
August 2 to 20th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm @ Riverside Park 


Elite Volleyball:

Campers will learn the skills (e.g. legal overhand serve, forearm pass, set, spike, etc.) with few, if any, observable errors in technique, along with the rules & regulations of game play.  Campers will also get to display their skills in summer league games! Clinics will be held from August 2 -13 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm at the St. John’s Family Life Center located at 833 Michigan Ave.


Rowing is a rewarding sport with a unique balance of techniques, fitness and character. Classes at the West Side Rowing Club are for the complete beginner to learn the basics to enjoy a new sport on the waterways. Learn-To-Row coaches are hand-selected from rowers within the West Side Rowing Club membership who have shown expertise in both knowledge of the rowing stroke and the ability to teach it. They take pride in teaching participants to be well rounded with knowledge in both sculling and sweep rowing. Session One will be held July 5th – 23rd and Session Two from July 26th to August 13th from 8:30 am to noon Monday through Friday.

Lackawanna Summer Clinics

Youth Motivational Speaking: Tuesdays July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17 from 10 am to 11 am

Basketball: TBD

Amor Heritage Dance: TBD

Chess: Wednesdays  July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18 from 10am to 11 am

Steel Drums:  Monday & Tuesday July 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, August 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17

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