Dates set for ‘Tiger’ hoop camp at FFHS

12 years ago

Dates set for ‘Tiger’ hoop camp at FFHS

    FORT FAIRFIELD — The dates for this year’s “Tiger” Basketball Camp have been set for June 18-22 for the boys and June 25-29 for the girls.

    The camp, under the direction of Larry Gardner, is open to boys and girls presently in grades one through eight.

    “We are very excited to be able to offer this type of basketball camp and are very fortunate to have outstanding coaches and role models working our camp,” said Gardner. “Again this year we are including a skills competition similar to the NBA’s All-Star Skill Challenge where players will compete against the clock and each other to perform ball handling, passing and shooting skills. This will allow us to test their skill improvement from the beginning of the week to the end of the week.”

    The boys and girls camps will be limited to the first 150 applicants and will be held at the Fort Fairfield High School gyms.

    The camp will run from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, Monday through Friday.

    The camp will include breakfast and lunch each day with each participant also receiving a “Tiger” Basketball Camp T-shirt and camp basketball. The camp also includes the instruction, meals, awards, camp T-shirt and a free basketball, as well as the ending “Family Barbecue” awards night.

    Players will be grouped by age and ability into three divisions: High School, College and NBA/WNBA and will have eight indoor and outdoor courts available to use. The High School division will use shorter baskets and smaller balls while the College and NBA/WNBA divisions will use regulation baskets and balls.

    The camp provides each player with an opportunity to develop his or her basketball skills through drills, games, films and lectures while offering a competitive and fun atmosphere. Each team will play two games a day with all championship competition to be decided on Friday.

    Awards will be given on Friday afternoon after the “Family Barbecue.” The barbecue is free to parents and family of camp participants.

    “We are very enthused about being able to offer a camp of this type and feel it will be a big success in developing these players basketball skills and have fun as well,” stated Gardner.

    Registration forms are available online at www.msad20.org as well as at area recreation centers or  contact coach Gardner at 472-3271 or 473-4055 for more information.