Saturday, June 1, 2013

2013 NIKE Girls Basketball Camp: Championship Friday at Vestavia Hills

Posted by Anonymous | Saturday, June 1, 2013 | Category: |

Starting something new can be exciting and daunting at the same time. The excited feeling happens when you think about all the great possibilities that come from a new adventure.  On the other hand, it is easy to be nervous because of the unknown waters you are stepping into. Fortunately for Elite Hoops and NIKE Basketball Camps, the inaugural girl’s camp at Vestavia Hills is our new best friend. This week was unbelievable for the young sweet home Alabama girls. We will be back next and we will be even better.

Throughout this week, the NIKE Girls Basketball Camp at Vestavia Hills 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, there was a buzzer beater to make an exciting finish. The WNBA division championship was dominated by one team but the other teams battled hard. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships. I think it was a camp record with 8 different new records made this week.  Its my guess the girls from Alabama have been practicing the Living by Numbers (LBN) program online. 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. Until next year Vestavia Hills.

Living by Numbers Championship

Switch Cone Slides
College: Brinley Cassell
WNBA: Hannah Barber

Figure 8
College: Leah Mancuso
WNBA: Hannah Barber

Cone Layups
College: Brinley Cassell
WNBA: Hannah Barber

Hot Shot
College: Leah Mancuso
WNBA: Elizabeth Hill

Individual Awards

MVP- Emma Smith

Coaches Award- Carley Smith

Co Defensive Award- Ally Smith and Brinley Cassell


Co MVP- Hannah Barber and Shelby Hardy

Coaches Award- Elizabeth Hill

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