Friday, March 22, 2019
By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
BALLIN’ By Da Beach Basketball Camp looks to make another progressive initiative in local girls’ basketball.
The camp will host a series of “Run ‘n’ Shoot” events to give local student athletes an opportunity to play organised pick-up basketball.
The series will be hosted on March 30, April 6, April 13 and April 20 at the Anatol Rodgers Gymnasium with an entry fee of $10 - $15 with shuttle pickup.
Open for 9th graders to recent graduates, the girls’ segment will run from 10am to 3pm while the boys will follow from 3pm to 8pm.
Shuttle service locations include South - Dairy Queen at the Southwest Shopping Plaza (Girls: pickup at 8am/drop off at 3:30pm, Boys: pickup at 1pm/drop off at 8:30pm); East: Wendy’s Mall at Marathon (Girls: pickup at 8:30am/drop off at 4pm, Boys: pickup at 1:30pm/drop off at 9pm); West: Sir Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium (Girls: pickup at 9am/drop off at 4:30pm, Boys: pickup at 2pm/drop off at 9:30pm).
Event organisers said the series is designed to benefit student athletes in a number of ways, giving them an opportunity to compete in a relaxed atmosphere, help conditioning in the offseason, physical and mental player development, and exposure through filming and streaming that will be made available to their network of college coaches for all divisions.
The series will be offered to adult women 6am to 10am March 30 and April 13 and adult men April 6 and April 20.
For more information, contact 804-0621, 429-7170 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ballin By Da Beach was created by Jurelle Nairn in 2010 when she saw a need to place a greater focus on the development of women’s basketball at the youth level.
Since 2010, the camp has featured hundreds of underserved, aspiring student athletes.
In addition to the camp, the organisation also hosts a Recruitment Exposure Showcase to aid aspiring players in their college recruitment process.
A press release issued by the organisation said: “Our mission is to take a personal interest in every basketball player and coach to help them become game changers on and off the court. Our vision is to build a movement of passionate basketball players by delivering excellence through the game. Our vision inspires us in our daily work. We create a diverse, collaborative, encouraging environment where teamwork and openness are the cornerstones.”