Sports camps are in full swing at Killdeer School, and the 6th Annual basketball camp was a huge success this week. Two separate groups participate in the camp, and Coaches Ashley Jelly and Ashlee Viveros created an outstanding program to further these basketball players’ skills.
The younger group is made up of kids entering grades 1-3 and approximately 15 children participated. At this level they try to introduce the fundamentals of the game while also teaching them how to work hard and be a team player. The older group is entering grades 4-8 and approximately 35 children enrolled. At this level they try to build on the fundamentals while developing basketball IQ. They also try to build on what it means to be a good teammate a person of character.
“The purpose of the camp is to try to give back to the game of basketball by introducing the younger generations to the sport that we fell in love with. Basketball teaches life skills and through our camp we hope to use our older players to mentor and teach those life skills to the younger generation,” Coach Jelly explained.
These players are lucky to have dedicated coaches that want them to build on their skills over the summer. The community will be excited to come out next year to watch these athletes show off their new skills on the court.