Day 1: Sunday 10/6/13
You might be thinking, "Why do we dribble with two basketballs if you don't have to do it in a game?" Well, I can give you a simple answer. We want the players to dribble with both hands equally and this is the best way to do it. The coaches also know that this is more difficult than dribbling one basketball and will help them to become better dribblers. I can't say enough about the hard work the players put in today at camp and hopefully this picture gives you an idea of the difficult, but rewarding drills they are working on each weekend.
Below are some of pictures of our stations:
At the end of camp, we had our first shooting competition (Knockout), which was won by 4th grader Alexis Donovan. At this point, we brought camp to a close by giving Alexis her prize (Rising Stars wristband) and announced our first Camper of the Day. The Camper of the Day goes to a player that works hard to get better, listens, asks questions, excels during our drills, is a good teammate, hustles, and is a great team player. It is very similar to our hustle ball winner on the varsity team. This week's winner was 6th grader Madison Rivers. Madison received a Rising Stars wristband that she can wear during her basketball games. Hopefully, it will remind her of some of the skills and FUNdamentals she learned at our camp.
We had such a great 1st week of Rising Stars Camp (Fall Ball) that the coaches, players, and I can't wait for next week. Stay tuned for our weekly updates.
And remember....Hard work beats talent, if talent fails to work hard!