GRAFTON—“Tradition starts here.”
That’s the motto that Grafton Lady Cats head basketball coach Andrew Moore has continued to instill in his 2nd Annual Little Cats Basketball Camp.
The camp, which has been a vision of Moore’s for as long as he can remember, is open to boys and girls from kindergarten through the 6th grade, and will be held every Saturday from November 16th-December 7th from 11am-12pm at Grafton High School.
“This has been a dream of mine for a long time and last year we had over 80 kids come out and participate,” said Moore. “I’m excited to see the returning faces and hopefully we gain some new faces as well.”
When asked about the catchphrase that describes his current endeavor, Moore went into detail about what he’s looking for his camp to provide to the kids of Taylor County.
“We have continued the message of “Tradition Starts Here” because we want to grow the game by starting with the youngest and getting them excited about basketball,” Moore explained. “My vision is for them to come to this camp and then go to their respective youth leagues and use the skills we taught them while the skills are still fresh in their minds. Hopefully, we will turn these “Little Cats” into “Bearcats” and “Lady Cats” in the near future.”
Moore states that the success that the camp saw last season really isn’t due to the GHS coaching staff, but from his Lady Cats’ basketball team, who oversees most of the stations and activities throughout the hour of daily instruction.
“This camp is ran solely by the Lady Cats basketball players,” Moore added. “I usually give them the skills that I want taught but they come up with the games and drills to teach them. It gives the players some ownership in the camp, and it’s great to see our girls working with the youth because the kids really look up to them as role models.”
Moore also stated that the focus of the camp will be on dribbling, passing, shooting, and there will be lead-up games to help prepare the kids for the upcoming season. The $40 fee per player will also include a couple of nice prizes for the kids when all is said and done.
“At the conclusion of the camp, each player will receive a camp t-shirt and a basketball,” Moore finished by saying. “A special thanks goes out to Toothman Ford as they sponsored our camp shirts this year and continue to support athletics in Taylor County.”
To find out more information about the camp or to register, Coach Moore can be reached by email at [email protected] You can also “like” the GHS Lady Cats Facebook page as well, which provides up-to-date information about the program.