Summer hoops camp returns

Young players invited to hone skills with staff of experienced coaches





Young basketball enthusiasts of the Comox Valley and all over the North Island are preparing for the 2012 Comox Valley Summer Basketball Camp.

Now in its 24th year, this year’s camp goes July 2-6 at G.P. Vanier and Lake Trail schools.

A full week of hoops is being headed up by longtime coaches Larry Street of G.P. Vanier and Don Herman of Maple Ridge Secondary.  Both have a couple of thousand games of experience between them.

Both have coached numerous provincial teams, and both are committed to teach young people the proper way to play the game. Joining the coaching staff is former Towhee and Okanagan-UBC player Taylen Busch, as well as current coach and former player at Vanier and at Vancouver Island University Blake Tobacca. “We will fill the coaching staff with other former players and current grads of the program,” Street said.

The camp is for boys and girls and will be divided into three:  a morning session 9 a.m. to noon for Grade 4-7 boys at Lake Trail Middle School, a morning session 9 a.m. to noon at G.P. Vanier for the older boys going into Grades 8 to 11, and an afternoon session for all girls at G.P. Vanier from 1 to 4 p.m.

“All the coaches will be sticking to the mantra of emphasizing basic fundamentals,” Street said. “This summer camp also stresses the finer points of ‘how to make yourself a better one-on-one player’ while also teaching players how to think on the floor. Your shot will be scrutinized and tweaked, and you will be shown many one-on-one moves from all positions.”

The camp is open to anyone on Vancouver Island, and Street notes players have come from as far as Japan to join in the fun. For more information, contact Street at or Phone 250-338-4943.

– Comox Valley Summer Basketball Camp











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