Sunday, June 23, 2013
Posted by Brandon Chappell | Sunday, June 23, 2013 | Category: |
SSUMC stands for Sandy Springs United Methodist Church. This is the second consecutive year that Elite Hoops and NIKE Basketball Camps have come together to give kids a chance to learn and improve their basketball game. Not only does SSUMC provide the community with a sanctuary for praise and giving thanks, but also a sanctuary for physical improvement. Camp director Michelle Manfredi and SSUMC Activities Director Jenny Byrd, work hard to pull all the hidden talent that is inside of each camper. On behalf of Elite Hoops and NIKE Basketball Camps, we feel extremely honored that SSUMC is allowing us to enter their temple of peace so we can provide balance with basketball. We will like to thank everyone that is supporting.
Throughout this week, the NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Sandy Springs United Methodist Church had exciting and great moments. Championship Friday was nothing less than inspirational for all the staffers and campers. That morning, the campers walked into the gym with an extra bounce in their step. Anyone could notice the focused and determined look in the eyes of the campers. We started off the day with living by numbers. Next we quickly jumped into our individual skills stations for a quick review. Each day the campers rotated between 3 different skill stations. Individual skills, 3on3, and video session gives helps teach all parts of the game to the campers.
Now its championship time! The first championship round was the 5on5 games. In the college division, two teams in the semi finals to win in sudden death. The NBA and high school division championships was dominated by the league leading team. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships. With so many returning campers, there was a lot of anticipation of who will be selected. Living by Numbers (LBN) program online has been extremely beneficial to most of the campers. Lastly was the crowd favorite 3on3 Cut Throat Championship. All week the campers have been earning points and learning different ways to be successful with their teams. Coaches, players, and parents enjoyed the intensity during the 3on3 games.
Championship Friday ended with our NIKE Awards Ceremony. All the campers received camps T-shirts, workbooks, players evaluations, and various fun prizes. The campers that performed well during the LBN Championships, earned autographed NIKE basketballs and NIKE gear. Below is the list of LBN winners and the photos of the individual winners. We are sad the camp ended today, but we are more excited about the improvement of all the campers. See you soon SSUMC!
Living by Numbers Division Championships
Switch Cone Slides
MVP- Trey Jemison
Coaches Award- Kyle Manji
Hardest Worker- Jeffrey Blake