Incoming freshman attend Basketball camp

The Girls Basketball Camp for incoming sixth through ninth graders will be held in the gym from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Monday, June 5 to Thursday, June 8. This event will be hosted by Coach Backlund, Coach Frost, and graduates Bailee Weinheimer and Leslie Vorpahl.

“I’ve done it for about 7 or 8 years,” Backlund said. “It’s a tradition, and it’s good every year. We’ll stick to doing the same thing because it works, and the kids enjoy doing it.”

The camp includes learning about different basketball fundamentals that will offer a perspective of how the high school team plays.

“A lot of current drills are taught, so that’ll help them to get familiar with our expectations and standards here at Churchill,” Frost said.

While the camp offers basketball games that can result in prizes such as candy and t-shirts, it also teaches the importance of various basketball practices and how they will be used during the school year.

“The camp was so helpful,” freshman Mya Pena said. “It taught us new drills for what we’ve been doing this year. It definitely helped me to get my skills ready.” By Isabel Tuffelmire

LOOKING BACK AT THE SKILLS SHE LEARNED:  Freshman Mya Pena practices basketball with teammates inside of the gym on Tuesday, May 30. “Going to the Churchill basketball camp helped teach me how it was going to be for freshman basketball,” Pena said. “I’m really thankful I went.” PHOTO BY ISABEL TUFFELMIRE

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