By Everett Brazil, III
The Newkirk Herald Journal
NEWKIRK — Basketball is a core component of the Newkirk High School (NHS) athletics program, and many young athletes look up to the players as role models as they seek to be the next generation of Tigers and Lady Tigers. The Lady Tigers are offering elementary students a chance to reach that goal, as they are holding a basketball camp, with the players themselves helping coach the young ladies to new levels, June 24 – 26.
The camp will be led by Lady Tiger Head Coach Megan Schieber and Assistant Coach Morgan Marks, along with members of the team.
The 2020 camp will be held in the new gym at NHS, and will be geared toward athletes in second grade to fifth grade. Safety measures will be taken to protect everyone from COVID-19.
“Before they can enter the building, we will take their temperature, and there will be hand sanitizer,” Schieber said. “All the balls, every day, will be sanitized, and they’ll have their own water bottle so they don’t use the water fountains or share water bottles.”
The camp will be held from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., and the focus will be on the fundamentals of the game, including passing, receiving, dribbling, shooting and defense. The athletes will learn based on grade and skill.
Campers are asked to wear a t-shirt, athletic shorts and clean basketball shoes they can wear on the new court. The cost is $30, which includes a camp t-shirt, and is due at the first day of camp. There will be team awards announced at the end of the event.
For more information, contact Schieber at [email protected]or message on Facebook.
“The Lady Tigers coaches are excited for another year of basketball, and these faces are our future Lady Tigers,” Schieber said. “We hope to see all the young Lady Tigers there.”