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Beline Obeid
June 13, 2013
Grosse Pointe South hosts The Future Basketball Camp June 24 to 28 from 8 to 9 a.m. in the high school gymnasium

It is for boys and girls in grades kindergarten to fourth grade. The cost for one child is $65 and $50 per child if more than one is registered. The cost includes a T-shirt and basketball.

Players learn the fundamentals of basketball with the help of varsity coaches and players. Some of the most important skills learned are listening, body control, ball handling, passing and shooting.

Fundamentals are emphasized through drill work, competitions and games. Arrive 10 minutes early each day.

For more information or to register, contact Kevin Richards at (313) 244-1523 or e-mail at kevin.richards@romeo.k12.mi.us.

Metro D

Macomb Community College hosts the 21st annual Macomb Metro D Basketball Camp July 15 to 19.

Every camper receives a complimentary T-shirt and basketball and most of the coaches have worked camps for more than 20 years.

There is approximately one coach for every 10 participants.

Camp directors are Jim Twigg, men’s basketball coach at Macomb Community College; Jay Ritchie, women’s basketball coach at Macomb Community College; John Switchulis, Metro D director for 21 years and former Macomb Community College coach and Hall of Fame member; and Jim Champine, camp director for 21 years and member of the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Hall of Fame.

Participants work on individual shooting skills (off-the-pass and off-the-dribble), moves facing the basket, moves with back to the basket, power moves, individual defense and team defense (denial/help-side/ball-side), passing, screening, rebounding and ball-handling skills.

Awards are handed out in these contests: one-on-one, overtime tournament, star shooting, Mikan Drill, speed dribbling, defense, MVP, Sudden Death Tournament, 3 vs. 3 league, free throws, hot shot, hustle, attitude, powerball, 3-point shooting and 3 vs. 2 half-court.

Plan on campers arriving at 8:45 a.m. and finishing at 4 p.m. each day.

Divisions are broken up according to age. The Big Ten Division is for ages 9 to 11; the College Division is for ages 12 and 13; and the NBA Division is for ages 14 to 17. However, the age groups are tentative and determined by enrollment.

The cost is $165 and there is a $15 add-on cost for those who register the first day of camp and the fee must be paid in cash.

Checks may be payable to Macomb Community College. Mail enrollment forms and payment to Macomb Community College, Enrollment Office CG 110, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088-3896.

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