Page updated March 14, 2014
Newest additions currently coaching in our Sunday session at Canyon Trail Park:
Harbour Harrison, and Shail Sierra-Koncar... are all currently playing high school sports. They will be with us next summer.
Director: Norm Friedman
Norm has been working with children in the East Bay for over 25 years, creating and directing programs and teaching a wide variety of sports, as well as chess and cartooning classes. His first program in El Cerrito was a weekend baseball session held at Cerrito Vista Park in September,1992.
All programs, from the summer of 1989 to the present, have been conducted in a non-competitive, co-ed manner.
Affiliations over the years:
Assistant Director: Joel Gildersleeve
Joel has been a teacher in the Albany Unified School District for the past nine years. Joel can be found at the Cornell School. He first teamed up with Norm 13 years ago, becoming Assistant Director two years later.
During the summer, he is there to greet your kids in the early morning! On Sundays, Joel oversees our 4-5 year olds when family responsibilities and his teaching job allow him the time.
Jacob is graduating from Sonoma State this May. Summer Camp 2014 will be # 9 for Jacob, who is an energetic, take charge type and a kids' favorite. We consider him our 'Assistant to the Assistant Director'.
John graduated as an honor student from EC High in 2012. Having first put in three summers as a volunteer in City of El Cerrito Summer Camps, John will be participating for a 3rd year in our 2014 camp.
Sheila Bauzon :
Sports Camp 2014 is #5 for Sheila, who is also a coach in our Sunday Soccer & Baseball program when she can take a break from her studies. Great energy. Great attitude. Sheila graduated from El Cerrito High (as Homecoming Queen!) in 2012, and is currently concluding her sophomore year at Mills College in Oakland.
Frances graduated from Albany High in June with a 3.84 grade point average. After serving as a coach in the Sunday Soccer & Baseball and then joining us for a first summer in 2013, Francis headed off to the University of Colorado for her freshman year. 2014? We don't know.
Wells is an Albany High School honor roll student. 2013 was his first year with us. Soccer is his main sport, and we hope that he'll return next summer.
Eli Berson :
About 13 years ago, after watching his brother Adam participate for about two years, Eli set a 'youngest ever' record by joining us for soccer at 3 years 8 months! Summer Camp 2014 will be his 2nd. Eli is a coach in our Sunday Soccer & Baseball Program.
Reilly began with us in February, 2013. On Sundays, Reilly takes the older soccer group when he is available. He is the starting catcher on the EC High baseball team. The 2014 Summer Camp will be his 2nd.
Stefan joined us on Sundays last spring. 2013 was also his first summer camp, and we hope to see him at the 2014 Summer Camp.
Ya joined the staff in 2011. Another 4.0 honor student! School and Lacrosse keeps her busy, but she's back again for Summer Sports Camp.
Emily Leung :
Emily joined us last year for the Sunday Soccer and Baseball Program and the 2013 Summer Sports Camp. She is presently with us at Canyon Trail Park on Sundays, and will have her 2nd summer with us at Cerrito Vista.
Aijaynae Cornish :
One of our young, smiling faces. This summer will be Sports Camp #3 for Aijaynae.