GRAFTON—The Grafton High School Bearcats are giving young athletes an opportunity to sharpen their basketball skills this summer.
The Bearcats will be hosting a summer camp, in the GHS gymnasium, located at 400 Riverside Drive, Grafton, for both boys and girls in grades first-eighth.
The event, is a three-day individual skill and competition camp, that will be held July 24-26, from 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Throughout the duration of the camp, participants will work on offensive and defensive situations, as well as fundamental skills. Campers will also participant in competition-type games that will include one-on-one scrimmages, five-on-five scrimmages, hot shot shooting competitions, free throw shootouts and knockout games.
In addition, campers will get to hear from three college level basketball players, Cody Loughry, Jonathan Curran and James Long.
GHS girl’s basketball head coach Andrew Moore, along with assistants Becky Kittle and Rick Jones, will be teaching the girls, while the boy’s head coach, Michael Johnson and his assistants, Hartsel Keener and Arthur Knight, will mentor the young boys attending the camp.
The cost of the camp is $50 per player, and includes a Bearcat t-shirt. Campers will also be treated to an award ceremony and pizza party, on the last day of camp.
Players must have an application and a medical released turned in before they will be eligible to participate.
Player application forms will be available on the Mountain Statesman’s Facebook page. Application and medical release forms can be turned in at the registration desk on the first night of camp, or can be mailed to Coach Johnson, at Bearcat Basketball, 400 Riverside Drive, Grafton, WV, 26354.