Shooting hoops

From staff reportsJuly 16, 2013 

— The York and Clover parks and recreation departments hosted summer basketball camps last week for area children with the help of varsity team players.

The city of York hosted a camp at the York Recreation Center, led by York Comprehensive High School women’s coach Paula Blackwell and staffed by Cougar players. About a dozen children attended, and practiced shooting, a variety of drills and other skills.

Meanwhile, Clover hosted its third annual Basketball 101 Academy at Oakridge Middle School. Leading the camp for boys and girls who through seventh grade was Clover High School coach Bailey Jackson.

“We work them pretty hard for two hours,” Jackson said. “And I think moms and dads appreciate that.” In its third year, there were 57 campers.

The camp featured practice of offensive skills and fundamentals, defensive stance and positioning, and concepts of team play.

In June, both high school varsity teams also hosted basketball camps at the schools.

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