A group of over 30 young girls got a chance to know what it feels like to be a Ladycat basketball player at a camp coached by Ladycat Basketball Coach Krystal Smith on Monday and Tuesday. According to Smith, the camp taught the group of third through eighth graders the fundamentals of basketball, as well as breaking off into actual one on one and team games.
“We incorporated a lot of skill development exercises as well as letting the girls play in some competitive games,” Smith said.
This is the third year that Smith and her coaching staff have put on the program. The full roster of the White Pine High School Ladycats basketball team were on hand to act as team coaches during the scrimmages, as well as more personalized coaches and mentors during sessions where the group split based on what grade level they are in.
“We saw a lot of growth from all of the players. It really is just about seeing these girls get excited about the game of basketball and watching them improve,” she said.
Smith will start a new camp on July 24 and 25 for third through eighth grade girls who want to learn softball out at the Marich fields. Girls interested in learning pitching should show up at 8 a.m. and the rest can arrive at 9 a.m. Again, Smith will be aided by her 2013-2014 Varsity WPHS Ladycat softball team. The softball camp will cost $25 to join, though that cost does include a camp t-shirt. For more information on how to sign up or for future camps, call Krystal Smith at 405-249-0758.