Rising Stars Camp is back and we had an awesome first day of camp today! Today, players learned everything from boxing out and basic defense to form shooting, dribbling, passing, and triple threat position. The players even learned a few basic drills like the 3-man weave (passing and layup drill) and our always popular olympic shooting drill (shooting drill). We started our Queen of the Court Competition (1 on 1 champion) and our 3 on 3 team competition. Finally, players competed in a knockout tournament (prizes awarded), team dribbling obstacle course (prizes awarded), and olympic shooting team competition (prizes awarded). I wasn't kidding when I said it was an awesome first day! We are looking forward to seeing each player improve every day at camp this week. Below is a brief synopsis of our drills and competitions with pictures and videos of our day at camp:
The video below shows our Olympic Shooting Champions. They made 12 3-pointers in the finals to win. Each player from the winning team and runner-up team received an under armour headband (see below) and a certificate.
Knockout is a fun game that also teachers to follow their shot, make layups, and shoot from the outside. We had a great game at the end of camp today. Several 5th graders made it to the end, including Alexis Donovan and Kailee Whelan, but Jaidan was able to win.
I also can't forget our assistant coaches Rich DeMarco and Brittany Hawkins who will be with us all week as well. We are fortunate to have a great coaching staff helping us build this program into a state title contender.
Hamilton-Wenham Girls Basketball Coach
"Hard work beats talent, if talent fails to work hard"
Cassandra Fibbe (Class of 13') manager for UCONN Women's Basketball
Sam Charette (14') Playing basketball at Endicott College
Sue Rose (14') attending Mt. Holyoke to play soccer
Catherine Ecker (14') attending Dickinson College
Julia Fibbe (Class of 15')
Molly Eagar (16')
Tori Vivenzio (17', attended Rising Stars last year)
Kelly Walsh (17', attended Rising Stars last year)
Liz Kirschner (17', attended Rising Stars last year)
Kelsey Lyons (17', attended Rising Stars last year)
Jillian Yamartino (17', attended Rising Stars last year)
Cate Blatchford (17', attended Rising Stars last year)
Rebecca Brown (17', attended Rising Stars last year)