Sunday, July 21, 2013

NIKE Girls Basketball Camp: Championship Friday at CPA Nashville

Posted by Anonymous | Sunday, July 21, 2013 | Category: |

The University of Connecticut's basketball program is known for two things, winning and winning on both sides. Also known as UConn,  the program was the first in NCAA history to win both the men's and women's National Championship Title. Obliviously not an overnight success, both teams push each other by showing off elite excellence everyday. The varsity boys at CPA recently won the 2013 High School State Championship, and it will not be long before the girls team pushes the boys back.

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 high school and college division we had two overtime games was an exciting finish. The NBA division championship was dominated by one team with a championship mindset. Next was our Living By Numbers Championships. One camper broke our previous record and was thrilled about the honor. Its my guess the player has 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. Thanks for the great week CPA girls!

HS: Colleen Coughlin
College: Sydney Ryan
WNBA: Peyton Strickland

Figure 8
HS: Sara McCormick
College: Sydney Ryan
WNBA: Courtney Pritchett

Cone Layups
HS: Kaitlyn Lorenzi
College: Sydney Ryan
WNBA: Emily Allen/Mary Caroline Hayles

Hot Shot
HS: Ella Grace Thompson
College: Grace Parks
NBA: Abbi Buck

Indivdual Awards
Coaches Award:

(L) Grace Parks, Meyers Baldock, Ava Maddux

MVP Awards:

(L) Katilyn Lorenzi, Trechelle Burch, Peyton Strickland

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