Another school holiday has made for another fun set of basketball camps at Belconnen Stadium as the next generation of Gunners and Capitals hone their skills on the hardwood.
This week, Basketball ACT’s Head of High Performance, Phil Brown led his Specialist Shooting & Fundamentals camp, crafting jump shots and dribble moves with eight to 16-year-olds.
“The camps have been really positive and kids have worked hard,” says Brown. “You get a range of experience levels so it’s just great to see kids, whether they’re sixteen or nine, doing their best and trying to implement the skills into activities and games.”
Brown now prepares for his Jan. 29 – Feb. 1 One-on-One Skills & Team Play camp, which still has spots available. The camp gives kids the opportunity to hone their individual skills, then learn to implement them in a team setting.
There are also spots still available in the Jan. 22-23 Holiday Hoops Camp for ages four to 12. Designed for children to make friends, learn new skills, and most importantly have fun, the two-day camp involves skills drills, games, a visit to the movies, and Canberra Gunners guard and Basketball ACT Development Officer, Reece Kaye, says he might even dunk the ball!
“It’s great seeing kids come in who might be a little hesitant the first day, then watching their confidence grow throughout the camp,” says Reece. “We end up seeing a lot of the kids from these camps transitioning into our Aussie Hoops and 8 & Under programs so we really feel a part of their journey as they develop their game.”
Canberra Capitals Academy forward and fellow Basketball ACT Development Officer, Chloe Tugliach, says that providing an entry point to the game she loves is incredibly rewarding, but this week she’s equally looking forward to something else.
“I’m actually really excited about going to watch Jumanji,” she says jumping in the air.
“Personally, I’m excited to see if I can dunk,” adds Reece.
For more information on either camp click here: http://www.basketballact.com.au/holiday-camps/