By Daniel Brunty The Winston County Journal
With the new school year right around the corner, the basketball coaches at LHS held their 2nd Annual Wildcat Basketball Camp from July 27-31 on campus.
The camp featured boy and girl athletes entering 1st through 7th grades. LHS boys’ and girls’ Head Basketball Coach Hilute Hudson served as the camp director for the event. Assisting Hudson was Jackie Laine and Steve Hampton.
The camp also featured LHS varsity players who assisted with running the drills with the children. Those assisting were Terry Carter, Deonte Eiland, Julius Gipson, Hillard Smith, Justin Jones, Tyren Jackson, Diamond Love, KeKe Yarbrough, Tyesha Davis, Brittney Coleman, Ketyci Wraggs, and Raven Minor.
The camp was designed to be an instructional camp with a strong emphasis on the proper development of individual fundamental skills and overall game knowledge. Some points of emphasis that were concentrated on were motivation and goal setting, shooting & passing, ball-handling, individual offensive moves, defensive concepts, rebounding and footwork drills, and total player development.
Hudson teaches these lessons using fun but constructive activities specific to an emphasis. “First and foremost I want the camp to be fun for kids,” Hudson said. “I want the kids to learn the fundamentals of basketball especially pertaining to ball handling, shooting, and rebounding.”
The camp gave the young children who have hopes of being athletes the chance to sharpen their skills, while getting the benefit of playing a sport that is fun and beneficial to their health.
“Overall I think the camp turned out to be a success, the kids seemed to have enjoyed themselves,” Hudson said. “Our attendance grew to 50 kids by the end of the camp.” The camp staff would like to thank all the parents who let their children participate in this event, as well as all others who help make it possible.