The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men's Basketball program hosted its annual Youth Day Camp this past week at the O. Wayne Rollins Center in Williamsburg. Coach Don Butcher and staff had 52 participants in this year's camp with ages ranging from 8 to 14. The camp attracted youth from Williamsburg, Whitley County, Corbin, McCreary County, Laurel County, Knox County, and Wayne County.
During the camp, the participants worked on various fundamentals through drill and repetitions as well as playing other fun games. The morning sessions consisted of drill work and fundamental teaching while the afternoon consisted of 3-on-3 games, 5-on-5 games, and other game activities. At the end of the week, the camp staff gave out awards to contest winners as well as 3 on 3 and 5 on 5 game winners.
When asked about camp, Head Coach Don Butcher commented, "It's been a great week of basketball. We love doing this camp because it allows kids of all ages a chance to play the game they love while understanding the importance of working hard on the skills and tools needed to be a great player. We get a lot of local players each year who come to the camp so it's pretty neat to see how they improve as each summer passes. I thought everything went great this week and that it was a great success. We look forward to hosting it once again next summer."
The Patriots have already hosted their annual team camp this year, but will still host the 2013 Big Man/Guard Camp from June 25th - June 28th.
For more information on other summer camps, Patriots Basketball and other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.