Middlesboro basketball to hold basketball camp

Published 11:35 am Monday, April 1, 2019

Middlesboro High School will be holding their annual basketball camp from May 28 through May 31 at the Middlesboro High School Gymnasium from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost to participate is $40.

The camp will be led by Middlesboro basketball coach Lewis Morris.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on May 28.

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Ages 6-15 (1st through 8th grade) are encouraged to come out and participate in the camp, which will include camp activities such as: basketball drills and station work, a free-throw contest, a three-point shooting competition, a hot shot competition, three-on-three team scrimmages and five-on-five team scrimmages.

Camp Emphasis will include: Teaching fundamental basketball skills that will help young players develop into better basketball players. The camp will focus on teaching players the importance of hard work and team concepts. Fundamentals such as ball handling, passing, pivoting, shooting, rebounding and defensive techniques will be stressed throughout the week. Guest speakers will present motivational stories and offer daily clinics.

Daily prizes and awards will be awarded to winners of specific competitions. Awards will be given at the end of the week to the winners of camp activities/competitions. The “Camper of the Week” award will be given to the camper who demonstrates the best attitude, work ethic and effort during the week.

Campers will be placed into groups according to their age and ability. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt. Parents are welcome to attend awards presentations.

Campers will need to bring gym shoes, shorts, t-shirt and money for concessions.

Campers will be expected to follow camp rules. Campers must abide by the rules and follow the direction of all camp staff. Anyone that cannot follow the rules and places themselves or others at risk will be dismissed immediately from camp. No camper will be allowed to leave the gym area unless accompanied by a parent or representative.

Parents are encouraged to be on time when arriving or departing with your child. Any child that has a medical condition (i.e. asthma) will need to bring instructions pertaining to the treatment of the condition. All campers will be expected to try their best at all times. This is a basketball camp and campers will be working hard throughout the week.

To complete early registration, contact Lewis Morris at Middlesboro High School.