Summer basketball camp returns this year

Attention all basketball enthusiasts who love the game and want to improve your fundamentals. Are you between the ages of nine and 18? Boy or girl? Then the best basketball camp west of the Lower Mainland – the 24th annual Comox Valley Summer Basketball Camp – is returning with prizes, giveaways, incentives and awards.

The Grade 4 to 7 boys will be at Lake Trail Middle School  from June 29 to July 3 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The head coach is Blake Tobacca, a former player at G.P. Vanier and Vancouver Island University and an outstanding youth instructor.

Head coaches for the older kids (Grades 8 to 12 next year) will be Larry Street of G.P. Vanier and Don Herman of Maple Ridge Secondary. Street has 42 years of camp experience, as does Herman. Both have taken numerous teams to Provincial championships in their respective schools, and are outstanding at teaching the basic fundamentals of the game.

Both have coached Provincial teams, and Herman has won a Provincial championship with his high school girls at Maple Ridge. Street has coached over 107 teams and has had 52 former players play university or college basketball … more than any other high school coach in the province. He is also a longtime NCCP course conductor who certifies coaches in various sports.

The Grade 8 to 12 boys will take in the camp at Vanier June 29 to July 3 in the mornings;  all the  girls will be in the afternoon camp at Vanier. Both groups go for three hours for five days.

“We will again try to keep up the long-standing tradition of producing skilled athletes with an emphasis on fundamentals,” Street said. “That tradition has been displayed by decades of great players from Courtenay, Cumberland and Comox, as well as outlying regions of the Comox Valley.”

Forms will be available at all local schools, at G.P. Vanier’s main office, and at local community centres.  For more information email larrystreetcar@gmail.com, lstreet@sd71.bc.ca or phone at 250-338-4943 or 250-703-3646.

 

– Comox Valley Summer Basketball Camp