Sunday, July 29, 2012

Day 5: Championship Friday at NIKE Camp St. Francis

Posted by Chris Langley | Sunday, July 29, 2012 | Category: |

Championship Friday was an exciting day for all NIKE Camp Coaches and players at St. Francis High School! The 60+ campers knew that they would have to perform at their highest level to meet the expectation of parents, friends and family in attendance, and this hard working group of campers did not let themselves or their families down!

The morning started out with players receiving their NIKE camp t-shirts. After a quick camp photo, campers were then led in a quick stationary stretch and warm-up where the players got their minds and bodies warmed up for the skills stations to follow. After warming up, the players headed into a gauntlet of 8 Skills Stations for the last time. The campers all worked extremely hard during Skills Stations and were reminded to "not mistake activity for achievement," as they were "tested" on all the skill that they were taught in stations throughout the week! Our goal for players during the week is to get 1% better each day. Although that may not seem like much, if each player can commit to getting 1% better each day they step on the floor, then they will become much better players.

Next, players participated in their 5 on 5 Championship games. After some exciting action and some upsets, taking home the championship this week were the Celtics, of the NBA division, UGA, of the College Division, and Blessed Trinity, of the High School Division. Great job guys! 

Living by Numbers Championships followed the exciting 5 on 5 match-ups. Players from each division competed in the Mikan Drill, Figure 8 No Dribble, Cone Jumpers, and Hot Shot for NIKE prizes! You can check-out the winning players below!

Our 3 on 3 Cut Throat competition was next and the improvement from Monday to Friday was immense. With our strict rules of-calling out your team score, catching in triple threat, making at least 3 passes, screening or cutting after every pass, only having 3 dribbles per catch and yelling "ball, deny or help" on defense-the players showed how they can play team basketball if they work at it.

We ended camp with our Awards Ceremony. The players listed below are our Living by Numbers Champions and Individual Award Winners for the NIKE Elite Hoops Basketball Camp at St. Francis High School. If you haven't already done so, please make sure to register for FREE online training and drill score tracking at

Mikan Drill
HS: Harrison Goldstein
College: Charlie Goldstein
NBA: Will Richter

Figure 8
HS: Will Petit
College: Donaven Hairston
NBA: Evan Miller

Cone Layups
HS: Roi Behar
College: Alex Borsuk
NBA: Dash Hairston

Hot Shot
HS: Jared Berenthal
College: Charlie Goldstein
NBA: Paris Williams

Individual Award Winners:
High School Division
Most Complete Player- Will Petit
Coaches Award- Jared Berenthal

College Division
Most Complete Player- Donaven Hairston
Coaches Award- John Sexton

NBA Division
Coaches Award- Ryan Field
Knight Award- Ali Fazal

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