Posted by Taylor Krause | Saturday, July 18, 2015 | Category:
This past week at Cardinal Newman, the campers reminded us of how important it is to have FUN playing the game of basketball. Each and every day, they came with a positive attitude, great energy, and a willingness to learn. Working hard alongside their coaches allowed these young athletes to get 1% better each day.
Throughout this week, the NIKE Boys Basketball Camp at Cardinal Newman had exciting and great moments that all led up to Championship Friday which could only be described as lively and electrifying for all staffers and campers. That morning, the campers filed into the gym with an extra bounce in their step. Everyone's eyes reflected with excitement for the fun activities ahead. The first item on the agenda was the Living By Numbers competitions followed by a quick review in individual skills stations. Each day the campers rotated between 3 different skill stations. Individual skills, 3on3, and classroom session help teach all parts of the game to the campers, developing multi-faceted and knowledgeable players.
Now its championship time! The first championship round was the 5on5 games. The NBA, College and high school division championships were 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. The 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 camp T-shirts, workbooks, player evaluations, and various fun prizes. Below are the photos of the individual winners. While the end of camp is always bittersweet, we are so proud of the improvement and progress made by this group. Thanks for a great week, Cardinal Newman!
Most Improved: Ethan Cropp (HS), Stacey Shepard (COL), & (not pictured) Howard Frazier Jr. (NBA)