Summer basketball camp coming up

Camp runs June 30 to July 4; registration forms at schools and rec centres

The annual Comox Valley Summer Basketball Camp is quickly approaching.

This camp is for basketball enthusiasts in Grades 3 through 12  and this 24th edition of the camp has had children from around the world attend in the past.

The Lake Trail section of the basketball camp features local product and teacher supreme Blake Tobacca, who has developed a solid reputation for being not only a great teacher of the game, but his work with the younger athletes is always fun stuff.

He’ll be assisted by longtime coach Don Herman from Maple Ridge. Don has coached numerous provincial teams, and he is a former provincial champion coach with his girls’ team at Maple Ridge. He’ll also help with the girls camp in the afternoons at G.P. Vanier.

Larry Street is the prime organizer of the camps and he will spearhead the older boys at Vanier in the mornings, then work with the girls of all ages in the afternoons at Vanier. This Basketball BC Hall of Fame coach has coached many provincial teams, over 100 teams at the school level, many provincial tournament teams, and has sent over 50 players to various college and professional programs. He also is an experienced player (two World championships at the Masters level) and has forgotten more drills than he can remember.

“We think we have lots to offer our local kids, give them something to do that first week of July, and our goal is always to help with their understanding of the game,” Street said.  “Assisting us will be college players, and quality high school players.”

The camp runs June 30 to July 4, and forms can be obtained by e-mailing Street at, or phone 250-703-3646.  There are forms at all the schools, and the community centres. Times: Young boys 9 a.m. to noon at Lake Trail.  Older boys 9 a.m. to noon at Vanier.  All the girls from 1 to 4 p.m. at G.P. Vanier.

– Comox Valley Summer Basketball Camp


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