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Clay City provides camp to youngsters

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

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By SAM KING

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Two groups of kids will spend this week developing their basketball skills in the Clay City High School gymnasium.

Head coach Grant McVay is putting on basketball camp this week for second through fifth graders and sixth through eighth graders.

"The big thing this week is working with the players and developing basic fundamentals," Clay City junior varsity coach Michael Owens said Tuesday. "Hopefully (the kids) can pick up on things and work with their game for the rest of the summer."

The kids worked on all aspects of the game from rebounding to dribbling to jumping off the right foot when going up for a layup. They also took part in five-on-five full-court contests.

Between the two groups, approximately 50 kids are involved in the camp.

"We're trying to keep everyone interested while they keep getting better skill wise," varsity assistant coach Chris Haynes said.

Although McVay was absent from camp Tuesday because of personal reasons, Haynes and Owens conducted the camp along with Clay City basketball players.

Despite McVay's absence, Haynes knows the ultimate goal of the basketball camp.

"We're trying to get them to be future Eels for us," he said.



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