Thompson hosting summer basketball camps

Published 1:49 pm Tuesday, May 14, 2019

By ALEC ETHEREDGE | Sports Editor

ALABASTER – The Thompson Warriors had a historic run of success during the 2018-19 basketball season after advancing to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2013, and now young players interested in the game and hoping to become future Warriors will get the chance to learn from Shelby County’s Coach of the Year at this year’s Warriors Basketball Camp.

Thompson head coach Dru Powell took the Warriors from a one-win season the year before to a 21-win season this year, and now hopes to reach down in the younger age groups to get the city excited about the sport moving forward.

The camp is open to all students entering kindergarten through seventh grade, and will take place June 24-25 with the camp split up into two time slots.

The fourth-seventh grade kids will take part in the camp from 2-4:30 p.m., while the kindergarten-seventh grade kids will participate from 5-7:30 p.m.

Powell, along with his players and staff, will host the camp with the purpose of teaching fundamentals and techniques that can be taken home and practiced to help improve the development as they work toward getting better.

Throughout the camp, attendees will get the opportunity to learn several different facets of the game, including shooting, ball handling, passing, rebounding and defensive principles.

The camp will also take part inside of Warrior Arena, which gives the kids a state of the art facility to enjoy.

Every camper will receive a warriors basketball camp T-shirt, while the first 50 to register will receive a free Thompson Warriors’ basketball. The camp cost is $60 per camper.

If you have any questions, you can email Powell at, or if you would like to register online, you can go to and find registration under the summer camps tab.