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Upcoming camp teaches kids basketball basics

Posted June 1, 2017

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Parents with aspiring basketball players are in luck — the city’s Youth Athletics Program is hosting an instructional basketball camp to help kids improve their basketball abilities, no matter their skill level.

The camp will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30 at Game On, 2600 Alemeda St. The morning session — 8 a.m.-noon — will be filled with drills and coaching. Noon-4 p.m. will see participants split into teams to practice their new skillset during tournament play.

The camp is co-ed and open to kids ages 8-12. Cost is $45 per participant. Online registration is available or parents can register their kids at their local community center.

“Not every kid has the opportunity to participate on their school basketball team, but we don’t want that to diminish their love for the sport,” said Cory Stuhmer, the city’s coordinator of youth athletics. “This camp will provide everyone with the chance to improve their skills and receive coaching to address specific challenges, but it’s also an excuse to meet new friends and have a fun day on the court.”

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