PITSBURG – Franklin Monroe had 26 girls in the third through eighth grades attend its youth girls basketball camp last week.
“They did great,” Franklin Monroe varsity girls basketball coach Abbey Moore said. “I was so proud of each and every one of them. The progress that they had from day one to today was awesome.”
Throughout the four-day camp the Jets worked on fundamentals of skills including dribbling, ball handling, shooting and defense.
“We worked on total fundamental skills this week,” Moore said. “I saw huge progress from each of them.”
Along with drills, Franklin Monroe also incorporated games into the camp that tested the girls’ skills and also added some fun to the week.
“You want to keep it fun,” Moore said. “There were a couple that they really liked, and we got them in today. It’s really good to have that positive spin on it, too.”
The games also provided opportunities for competition and for girls to win prizes.
“We want to make competitors, too,” Moore said. “There were several times in those contests it got pretty competitive, and that’s good to see.”
Throughout the week Moore was joined by members of the Franklin Monroe varsity girls basketball team in leading the camp. The high school players did a great job in displaying leadership throughout the week, Moore said.
“They did great,” she said. “Showed awesome leadership skills this week and that’s another point of why I want to have this camp is not only for the younger girls but for the older girls to show those role model skills as well.”
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