Posted by Ellen Rick | Saturday, June 21, 2014 | Category:
SSUMC stands for Sandy Springs United Methodist Church. This is the third 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 AJ Holland 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 use their gym for the week.
Throughout this week, the NIKE Girls Basketball Camp at Sandy Springs UMC 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. The NBA and college division championships was balanced throughout the week. 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 the crowd favorite was 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. 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. Check out our campers who broke records this week!
Madison Hawk ties the High School Cone Layup record with a score of 6.
Jillian Thomas breaks the 2 Ball Power record with a score of 160.
Living By Numbers Champions:
Switch Cone Slides:
College: Nichelle Haley
NBA: Jillian Thomas
College: Taiylor Williams
NBA: Luciana Rietti
College: Chy'onna Fraizer-Clayton
NBA: Kayla Osmon
College: Emma Peeples
NBA: Sydney Genter
Individual Award Winners:
Coaches Award - Madison Hawk
MVP - Nichelle Haley
Coaches Award - Jillian Thomas
Coaches Award - Luciana Rietti
MVP - Ava Irvin
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For 3 on 3 Camp Scores visit our website. Click HERE
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