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Chelsea High to host girls’ basketball camp

Published 6:01pm Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CHELSEA — The Chelsea High School girls’ basketball team will be hosting a skills camp from July 8-11 at the school’s gymnasium.

The camp is in its third year under coach Michelle Edwards, and is looking to expand to reach all girls from third grade to eighth grade in Shelby County interested in the sport.

“We’re trying to grow it,” Edwards said. “I want to grow a love for girls basketball.”

Edwards said the goal of the CHS camp was not only to help girls gain a love for the game, but also help them continually develop their skills.

“We want to give them something to take home with them,” she said. “We provide a list of drills to do at home. Camp should be a spark to develop skills at home.”

The camp, which will run from 5-8 p.m., will split girls up according to age into groups that will travel to stations to work on various aspects of the game. Edwards said the counselors, which will be not just current CHS players, but former players as well as the coaching staff.

“We want to develop fundamentals while having fun,” Edwards said. “They’ll be broken up into six different stations, (such as) shooting and form, ball handling and competitive games. We mix up the fundamentals, that way they can work on positions.”

The cost of the camp is $75, and Edwards said it is open to all girls who wish to attend.

“We want them to love basketball,” she said. “Girls’ basketball, particularly. I love the game, and I want it to come through.”

For more information contact Edwards at m2edwards@shelbyed.k12.al.us.

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