“We were excited about the turnout,” said CHS boys coach Brent Mashburn. “This was as close to as many as we have ever had.”
The camp focused on teaching the basic fundamentals of the game while providing a fun atmosphere.
“We work on a lot of ball handling, passing, shooting and some defensive drills,” said SHS girls coach Stephanie Caudell. “We also let them play a little bit and we throw in some fun games and add some competitions.”
Helping both coaches at the camp this year were boy’s assistant coach Jesse Martin and girls assistant coach Brandi Hayes. Each coach also had about 10 players from their individual high school teams helping out.
Both coaches hope that the kids will take a few things back home with them that they learned from the camp.
“I hope they had a good experience and learned something that can make them better ball players,” said Mashburn.
“I hope they had fun and were able to pick up something that will help them with their rec league or middle school team,” added Caudell.
As for the high school players, both coaches think that helping teach will perhaps help the players understand what they are being asked to do at the higher level.
“I think it is a good experience for players when they get to see a little bit of the coaching and teaching aspects of the game,” said Mashburn.
“We try to give them more responsibility,” added Caudell. “I like it when they tell a kid what I have told them and maybe it will sink it a little bit more.”