Cape Gazette

Coastal Basketball Academy teaches skills and offers fun at Cape gym

Aug 13, 2013
Photo by: Dan Cook More than 50 future basketball stars attend the Coastal Basketball Academy at Cape Henlopen High School gymnasium.

The Coastal Basketball Academy hit the hardwood of the Cape Henlopen High School gymnasium Aug. 5-9. More than 50 campers attended with three coaches and 10 counselors. Campers ranged from kindergarten through eighth grade.

The campers and staff did warm-ups together each morning and then split into two groups for individual ball handling, dribbling skills, fundamental station work, transition drills and camp competitions.

The two age groups were K-4 and 5-8. The K-4 group ended the day at noon while the 5-8 group stayed for lunch and then worked on more complicated transition drills and competed in 3-on-3 game play and 5-on-5 matchups.

"The campers worked really hard and were an excellent group," said Cape coach Steve Re. "They improved each day and had a lot of fun at the same time."

If anyone missed out and is looking for an opportunity to get involved, the Cape Crusaders' basketball workouts will start up again this fall, shortly after the school year begins. Look for information in upcoming editions of the Cape Gazette.

Alia Marshall works on her dribbling and ball control skills at the Coastal Basketball Academy. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coach Tom Pederson works out the younger group on dribbling drills. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coach Tom Pederson works on protecting possession with camper Oliver Townsend. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Travers Johnson, 6, works on a ball-control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Colin Poulis, 6, works on a speed dribble. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Julianna Souder, 7, dribbles with her off hand during a skills drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Timothy Leach, 5, dribbles up court during the Coastal Basketball Camp. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Coastal Camp director Steve Re models a ball-control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Zack Fischer,10, works on his ball control. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape point guard Jon Jon Warren demonstrates a ball-control drill. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Former Cape standout Shemik Thompson talks over a drill with the young campers. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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