The University of the Cumberlands' (UC) O. Wayne Rollins Center was busy again this past week, as the Patriot ladies shared their knowledge of the game with young campers at the 17th Annual UC Women's Basketball Camp. The camp featured young ladies from across the state of Kentucky and parts of Tennessee.
Campers age 8-14 attended the five day camp which began Monday, July 1st and finished Friday July 5th at noon. Throughout the week campers learned an in depth amount of basketball, participating in multiple basketball drills and games including ball-handling, free throws, 3-on-3 contests, and 5-on-5 competitions.
Patriot Women's Head Basketball Coach Melissa Irvin and her camp staff pushed the message of focusing on the fundamentals of basketball. The camp stresses sportsmanship and work ethic to all of the campers. It's designed to allow young female athletes an opportunity to become the best players that they can be.
Irvin said, "We feel like it is our responsibility to teach the younger players what we have had the opportunity to learn throughout our basketball careers." She also added, "It is a great opportunity for the younger basketball players to meet and learn from our coaching staff and players."
For more information on the Patriot Women's Basketball program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.