Women’s Basketball Staff to Hold Summer Camps

Coach John Barnes | Photo by Ron Stevens
Coach John Barnes | Photo by Ron Stevens

The Youngstown State women's basketball coaches will host two camps for individuals and a team camp this summer as part of the university's summer camp series.

Head coach John Barnes and his staff will host a four-day camp for players entering fourth through eighth grade from June 23-26, and there will be an individual elite camp on Aug. 3. A camp for varsity and junior varsity teams will be on Saturday, June 21.

The focus of the individual half-day camp will be to improve the all-around game for players entering grades four through eight in the Fall of 2014. Campers will participate in drills geared toward skill development in ball-handling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding, and there will also be individual and team competitions with awards. Campers will be separated into groups based on age and skill level, and each instructor will be in charge of a maximum of 10 campers to ensure proper attention. The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day from Monday, June 23, through Thursday, June 26, in the Stambaugh Stadium Gymnasiums. The camp will cost $95, and attendees will receive prizes and a t-shirt. Concessions will be available on site.

The elite camp will be designed for players entering grades nine through 12 who are looking to play at the collegiate level. The camp will be heavy on competition and scrimmaging with drills and station work also on the agenda. There will be a lunch break built in, and concessions will be available for purchase. The camp will be held on Sunday, Aug. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the cost will be $75.

In the team camp, teams will be guaranteed four games with certified high school officials, and there will be an effort to match teams against clubs of similar talent to ensure competitive games. Instruction time will be built into the camp due to NCAA requirements. The cost will be $225 per team, and all games will be played on Youngstown State's campus.

Coaches and campers with questions should contact director of operations Courtney Davidson at (330) 397-5280 or cldavidson@ysu.edu. More information and online registration is available on YSUsports.com.