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Local Youth Improving Their Game Thru Bluefield College Sports Camps

Dozens of local young hoopsters spent the week on the campus of Bluefield College, June 28 through July 1, honing their basketball skills during a BC basketball camp for boys ages five to 18.

May 6, 2010

Coach Richard Morgan just one of the BC coaches hosting a summer camp. Morgan (above) helps campers at one of BC's Basketball Camps.

Dozens of local young hoopsters spent the week on the campus of Bluefield College, June 28 through July 1, honing their basketball skills during a BC basketball camp for boys ages five to 18.

 

Under the instruction of BC coaches Richard Morgan, a former All-American at the University of Virginia, and Keith Jennings, a former NBA player for the Golden State Warriors, the local youth worked through drills and stations designed to improve their fundamentals, footwork, fitness, enthusiasm, and teamwork.


"We definitely want the kids to improve their game by spending the week with us," said Coach Morgan, who led the Rams to the Appalachian Athletic Conference regular season championship in just his first season at the helm, "but we also want them to learn how to play the game, how to demonstrate sportsmanship, and how to play as a team."


The coaches and current BC players worked each day in the Dome Gymnasium with kids ages five to eight from 9 a.m. to noon and with kids ages nine to 18 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. At the end of the week, in addition to a better game, the kids took awards and accolades, as well as a Ram camp t-shirt home with them for the summer.


The individual boys basketball is just one of eight sports camps scheduled at Bluefield College this summer. Last week, June 21-25, women's basketball coach Steve Hardin hosted a basketball academy for girls. Coach Hardin's five-day individual girls basketball camp featured instructions and drills to improve all fundamental skills with emphasis on ball handling.


During that same time, June 21-24, BC men's soccer coach Pete Dryer hosted a boys and girls soccer camp for kids ages 5-14. His four-day camp at East River Soccer Complex featured drills and instructions designed to improve tactical awareness and technical skills, including dribbling, passing, receiving, finishing, and defending.

Five additional BC sports camps are slated for later this summer, including another individual boys basketball camp, July 26-29; a boys basketball team camp, July 30-31; two more individual girls basketball camps, July 12-16 and July 19-23; and a boys and girls high school soccer camp, July 19-22.


For more information or to register for a camp, visit the Bluefield College web site at bluefield.edu/summercamps orbluefield.edu/sportscamps.

July 12-16: Girls Basketball Shooting Camp
A five-day individual girls basketball camp in the Dome Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, led by BC head coach for women's basketball Steve Hardin, his staff, and players, and featuring instructions and drills to improve all fundamental skills with emphasis on shooting form, pocket shooting, free throw technique, and shooting off the dribble. Cost: $100, which includes drinks, a camp t-shirt, and an individual evaluation. Campers must bring their own bagged lunch. Early drop-off and late pick-up arrangements are available.

 

July 19-22: Boys and Girls High School Soccer Camp
A four-day individual boys and girls soccer camp at East River Soccer Complex from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. each day, led by BC head coach for men's soccer Peter Dryer, his staff, and players, and featuring instructions and drills for high school players who are looking to develop their game for school or club seasons. The camp will feature technical development and tactical understanding using training sessions similar to that of the BC men's soccer team. Cost: $80. To download a camp brochure, visit bluefield.edu/soccercamp.

 

July 19-23: Girls Basketball High Potential Camp
A five-day individual girls basketball camp in the Dome Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, led by BC head coach for women's basketball Steve Hardin, his staff, and players, and designed for the highly-motivated player seeking who wants to reach his or her highest potential. The camp will feature college-level workouts, training, and competition. Cost: $100, which includes a camp t-shirt and an individual workout plan. Campers must bring their own bagged lunch. Early drop-off and late pick-up arrangements are available.

 

July 26-30: Boys Individual Basketball Camp
A five-day individual boys basketball camp in the Dome Gymnasium from 9 a.m. to noon for 5-8-year-olds and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for 9-18-year-olds. Led by BC head coach for men's basketball Richard Morgan, former NBA player Keith Jennings, and BC players, the camp will feature instructions and drills on fundamentals, footwork, competition, motivation, teamwork, enthusiasm, and physical fitness. Cost: $80, which includes a camp t-shirt.

 

July 30-31: Boys Basketball Team Camp
A two-day team camp for junior varsity boys basketball teams in the Dome Gymnasium and Graham Middle School with specific times each day to be determined by team turnout. The camp will include a three-game competition guarantee, a hospitality room for coaches, awards, and a skills lesson taught by former NBA player Keith Jennings. Cost: $300 per team ($150 deposit by June 30).

 

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