FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
NEW NBC SPORTS CAMP DEBUTS THIS SUMMER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHELSEA PIERS
NBC Sports and Chelsea Piers to Offer a Free, Four-Week Online Summer Sports Program for 7-to-12 Year-Olds This July and August on NBCSportsCamp.com
NBC Sports Olympians, Paralympians, and World Champions Join Chelsea Piers Coaches to Teach Sports
Camp Hosted by NBC Sports’ Corey Robinson
To Participate, go to NBCSportsCamp.com
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 30, 2020 – 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 & 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 powered by Chelsea Piers 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:
AJ Mleczko– NHL on NBC Analyst and 1998 Olympic gold medalist
Allyson Felix – Nine-time Olympic Track & Field medalist
Ato Boldon – NBC Olympics Track & Field Analyst and four-time Olympic medalist
Brian Boucher – “Inside the Glass” Analyst, NHL on NBC; 13 seasons as NHL goaltender
Christian Vande Velde – NBC Cycling Analyst and two-time Olympian (2000, 2008)
Erinn Smart – 2008 Olympic silver medalist in fencing
Hunter Woodhall – Two-time Paralympic Track & Field medalist
Johnny Weir – NBC Olympics Figure Skating Analyst and two-time Olympian (2006, 2010)
Keeth Smart – Chelsea Piers Executive, 2008 Olympic silver medalist in fencing and former world #1
Kendall Coyne Schofield – NHL on NBC Analyst and 2018 Olympic gold medalist
Kyle Martino – Premier League on NBC Analyst and 2002 Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year
Lex Gillette – Motivational speaker and four-time Paralympic Track & Field medalist
Mary Carillo – NBC Olympics Correspondent & Tennis Analyst and 1977 French Open mixed-doubles champion
Nastia Liukin – NBC Olympics Gymnastics Analyst and 2008 Olympic gold medalist
Robbie Earle – Premier League on NBC Analyst & Co-Host, The 2 Robbies, NBC Sports Radio, and former Jamaica National Team player
Robbie Mustoe – Premier League on NBC Analyst & Co-Host, The 2 Robbies, NBC Sports Radio, and former professional soccer player
Rodney Harrison – NBC “Football Night in America” Analyst, and two-time Super Bowl champion (XXXVIII, XXXIX)
Rowdy Gaines – NBC Olympics Swimming Analyst and U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame
Ryan Boyle – Premier Lacrosse League Analyst and 4-time NCAA men’s lacrosse All-American
Tanith White – NBC Olympics Figure Skating Commentator and 2006 Olympic silver medalist
Tony Azevedo – 2008 Olympic silver medalist and five-time Olympian in water polo
Tony Dungy – NBC “Football Night in America” Analyst, two-time Super Bowl champion (XIII, XLI), and Hall of Fame head coach
Serving as Host of NBC Sports Camp powered by Chelsea Piers, Robinson played for the Fighting Irish football team from 2013-2015. He was elected Notre Dame student body president for the 2016-17 academic year, becoming the first-ever Notre Dame football player to serve in that position.
NBC Sports Camp is powered by Uscreen, an industry-leading platform, which enables businesses to quickly scale successful video streaming services, and powers more than 11,000 video streaming services globally.
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About Chelsea Piers
Since its founding in 1995, Chelsea Piers has become one of the nation’s most successful multi-sport facilities, with world-class venues in New York City, Stamford, Connecticut, and Brooklyn, New York. Chelsea Piers is widely recognized as an expert in sports and fitness programming in more than 25 sports. With unique, expansive venues in urban settings, Chelsea Piers serves as a second home for athletes of all ages. Central to the Chelsea Piers community are the coaches and instructors, who are not only leaders in their respective sports, but are also highly gifted teachers trained to work with athletes of all ages. Chelsea Piers will soon be opening a multi-sports and fitness complex at the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn.
About NBC Sports Group
NBC Sports Group serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital, which includes NBCSports.com, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, the digital assets of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, Rotoworld, the NBC Sports Talk franchise, multiple apps, and two transactional sports businesses, GolfNow and SportsEngine, and a direct-to-consumer product NBC Sports Gold. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, The R&A, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, and many more.
Uscreen is a premier video monetization platform on a mission to enable entrepreneurs, organizations, and businesses of all sizes to monetize their videos online and amplify their reach with OTT apps. With the center of operations in Washington, D.C., Uscreen’s all-in-one platform powers over 10,000 video streaming services globally.