Youth basketball camp at RRHS
Two Rio Rancho summer youth basketball camps, hosted by head coach Wally Salata, his assistant coaches and current players, are set for May and June at Rio Rancho High School.
Session 1 runs Tuesday-June 3; Session 2 runs June 13-17. Each camp runs from 9 a.m. to noon each day, with fundamentals stressed from 9-11 and games played from 11 to noon.
The camps are open to boys and girls in four divisions (fall 2022 grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9, and no experience in necessary. The cost is $125 per session, with a maximum of 120 per session, and 30 campers per division. Every camper receives a camp basketball and T-shirt, and a concession stand with “Ram cones” will be available.
For more information and registration, go

Basketball camp at Cleveland, too
Cleveland High girls basketball will be hosting two “Next Level” basketball skills camps this spring for girls and boys going into grades 3-9.
The first session runs Tuesday-June 2 from 8:30 a.m. to noon; the second session runs June 13-15, also from 8:30-noon. The cost is $85 for one session or $150 for both sessions.
Sign up at For more information, contact head coach Susan Kubala at [email protected] or 505-550-2523.

New Rams coach plans camp
Lori Mabrey, the new varsity girls basketball coach at Rio Rancho High School, gets a start on her second stint at RRHS with a “Lock Down” girls camp June 13-17 at Lincoln Middle School.
The camp, coached by Mabrey and “defensive all-stars,” including former Cibola standout Amaya Brown, playing next season at UNM, is free and includes a T-shirt.
More information will be forthcoming. Mabrey may be reached at 505-249-3883.

Youth soccer camp here in June
Longtime Rio Rancho High School boys soccer coach John Shepard is conducting a soccer camp for kids ages 7-12 from 8-11 a.m. on June 22, 23 and 24.
The camp will take place on the RRHS soccer pitch. Instruction will be by the Rams coaching staff and returning players.
Players will receive instruction and practice of basic skills and tactics. More advanced players will be challenged with more advanced techniques and tactics. Each player gets an RRHS Rams Soccer T-shirt.
The cost is $99 per player; $120 for June 22 walk-ups, although space is not guaranteed.
Registration may be done at
For more information, contact Shepard at [email protected] or 505-896-4042.

Rams need JV girls soccer coach
Longtime Rio Rancho High School varsity girls soccer coach Uwe Balzis will retire from RRPS effective July 1.
He plans are to return to RRHS and teach German on a part-time basis; he also would like to return to RRHS in the future to coach girls soccer.
Longtime Rams assistant Todd Doss has been promoted to head coach for the 2022 season.
Doss needs a junior varsity coach for the ’22 season, an assignment that comes with a stipend.
If interested, email Doss at [email protected].

Storm boys have hoops camp
An individual summer camp hosted by Cleveland High boys basketball coach Sean Jimenez takes place in the CHS gym June 6-8 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
It’s for boys and girls ages 7-14, costs $85 per camper in advance ($100 on June 6 registration, if spots still available) and includes a T-shirt and prizes.
A concession stand will be open.
For more information, contact Jimenez at 505-730-8878 or [email protected].

RRHS has two volleyball camps
Rio Rancho High School will have two volleyball camps for youngsters in the coming weeks.
Ram Camp 1: Designed for players (grades 1-6 in fall 2022) interested in learning the game of volleyball. No experience is necessary. Emphasis of the camp will include introduction of fundamentals and techniques for all basic volleyball skills of passing, attacking, serving, footwork, setting and defense.
This camp will also emphasize volleyball skills and drills to prepare sixth- grade players for Rio Rancho Metro League and middle school tryouts (where applicable). Small group games will be played daily.
The camp runs from 6-8 p.m. June 23-24 and from 9-11 a.m. June 25. The cost is $65 ($75 for walk-ups) and campers will receive a T-shirt and be eligible to win door prizes each day.
Ram Camp 2: Designed to prepare players for tryouts in their respective grade. This camp will emphasize volleyball skills and drills to prepare seventh- thru 12th-grade players for school tryouts. Fundamentals and techniques for all basic volleyball skills will be emphasized. Additional time will be focused on small and large group team play.
The camp runs from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 1-3. The cost per camper is $85 ($100 on day of), and campers get a T-shirt and the chance to win a door prize each night.
Rams varsity volleyball coach Toby Manzanares and his assistants and area coaches will instruct.