Titans Basketball has extended its registration date until June 1. The camp can accommodate a maximum of 24 players but needs a minimum number of players (16 per session) by June 1 in order for a session to be run.
The session 1 camp which was scheduled to run from August 11 to 15 for girls in Grades 5 and 6 has been cancelled; however, session 2 for girls in Grades 7 and 8 (August 14 to 18) and the high school camp (August 21 to 25) each have registration numbers close to the minimum number of 16 required for the camps to go forward.
All sessions will take place at École secondaire catholique de Hawkesbury from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Coach Sid MacCallum, currently coaching with the Ottawa Celtics Major Bantam Boys and Co-director of the camp, told The Review, “In Ottawa, you would never find a camp with the line-up of guest coaches that we have planned and you would have to pay at least double the cost of our $150 registration fee and then be lucky in the end if you were to walk away with a T-shirt.”
In addition to Coach Sid MacCallum, who will be at the camp every day, the camp features guest instructors Ian MacKinnon, head coach of this year’s OFSAA champions, Ashbury College and also, Assistant Coach with the Ottawa Gee Gees Women’s University Team. Fabienne Blizzard, provincial under-19 women’s coach of the year and Merrick Palmer, individual player development coach at Ottawa Hoops Basketball are also part of the coach line-up.
Long-time head coach at Sun Youth Basketball in Montreal, Les Hughes, will also be at the camp every day.
MacCallum says, “The only thing that exceeds the quality of coaches and instructors are the awards that every player will receive.”
On the first day of camp, every player will receive their own Wilson Evolution basketball and a reversible team jersey to be worn through the week for drills and games.
On “Championship Friday”, parents are invited at 1 p.m. to watch a demonstration of skills learned at the camp and they can theer on the players as they go through individual and team competitions, followed by the camp championship game and awards.
The camp will end with the “Queen of the Court Award”, presented to the camper of the week, followed by a camp photograph of players and coaches, taken by Jan Amell Photography of Vankleek Hill.
Photographs will be mailed out to each player.
Registration forms are available at most schools and at Hawkesbury Interpsort, at Lalande Convenience Store and at The Review in Vankleek Hill, or by emailing camp co-director Marcel Arseneault at [email protected].