Record numbers attend FM camp


By Gaylen Blosser - DarkeCountyMedia.com



FH head boys basketball coach Troy Meyers demenstrates defensive moves to young campers at the youth basketball camp.

FH head boys basketball coach Troy Meyers demenstrates defensive moves to young campers at the youth basketball camp.


A young camper blocks out a camp assistant at the Franklin Monroe youth boys basketball camp.


A Franklin Monroe Jets camper works on foot skills at the boys basketball camp.


Defensive skills are learned at the Jets boys youth basketball camp.


Coach Myers demonstrates defense at the boys youth basketball camp.


Young FM campers dive on the court in a loose ball drill.


Young Jets campers work on dribbling skills at the boys basketball camp.


A Franklin Monroe Jets camper makes a layup at the school’s three day youth basketball camp.


A camper puts up a shot at the Franklin Monroe youth boys basketball camp.


A Jets boys basketball camper works on dribbling at the programs camp.


A camper works on his dribbling skills at the FM boys youth basketball camp.


A Jets camper runs through the dibbling drill at the school’s basketball camp.


A young camper works on dribbling at the Franklin Monroe Jets youth basketball camp.


PITSBURG – Franklin Monroe competed a boys basketball youth camp for boys in the third through eighth grades at the school high school gymnasium under the direction of veteran Jets head boys basketball coach, Troy Myers.

“We are incredibly grateful for the young guys who attended camp and allowed our staff and players to get better,” said Myers. “Extremely thankful for the parents who signed their kids up and allowed them to attend.”

The three day camp posted record numbers for Coach Myers with 52 campers attending including campers from four different schools and a mission family from Nicaragua with three boys attending the camp while visiting local family.

“The game of basketball can be an incredible platform for teaching and learning if leveraged in the right way,” Myers stated. “What I witnessed was a lot of enjoyment by the campers but also a ton of growth from the coaches, which is our staff and current and former players.”

Jets assistant coaches, Martin Maksvytis and Daniel Wiseman assisted Coach Myers with the camp.

“The sole intent of camp is to lay a foundation for the language and skill the kids will be exposed to down the line in our program,” said Coach Myers. “Introducing words we use, values they will learn and the culture they will experience is important to us.”

“Our focus was to create habits based on the beliefs that we are convicted about so that as they get older and gain reps,” concluded Myers. “All of that becomes part of the subconscious and they can compete at a high level.”

FH head boys basketball coach Troy Meyers demenstrates defensive moves to young campers at the youth basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_4660.jpgFH head boys basketball coach Troy Meyers demenstrates defensive moves to young campers at the youth basketball camp.

A young camper blocks out a camp assistant at the Franklin Monroe youth boys basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_4695.jpgA young camper blocks out a camp assistant at the Franklin Monroe youth boys basketball camp.

A Franklin Monroe Jets camper works on foot skills at the boys basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_4838.jpgA Franklin Monroe Jets camper works on foot skills at the boys basketball camp.

Defensive skills are learned at the Jets boys youth basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_4885.jpgDefensive skills are learned at the Jets boys youth basketball camp.

Coach Myers demonstrates defense at the boys youth basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_4912.jpgCoach Myers demonstrates defense at the boys youth basketball camp.

Young FM campers dive on the court in a loose ball drill.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_4936.jpgYoung FM campers dive on the court in a loose ball drill.

Young Jets campers work on dribbling skills at the boys basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_4939.jpgYoung Jets campers work on dribbling skills at the boys basketball camp.

A Franklin Monroe Jets camper makes a layup at the school’s three day youth basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_4985.jpgA Franklin Monroe Jets camper makes a layup at the school’s three day youth basketball camp.

A camper puts up a shot at the Franklin Monroe youth boys basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_5109.jpgA camper puts up a shot at the Franklin Monroe youth boys basketball camp.

A Jets boys basketball camper works on dribbling at the programs camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_5207.jpgA Jets boys basketball camper works on dribbling at the programs camp.

A camper works on his dribbling skills at the FM boys youth basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_5216.jpgA camper works on his dribbling skills at the FM boys youth basketball camp.

A Jets camper runs through the dibbling drill at the school’s basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_5251-1.jpgA Jets camper runs through the dibbling drill at the school’s basketball camp.

A young camper works on dribbling at the Franklin Monroe Jets youth basketball camp.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/07/web1_IMG_5330.jpgA young camper works on dribbling at the Franklin Monroe Jets youth basketball camp.

By Gaylen Blosser

DarkeCountyMedia.com

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.

Contact Sports Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@aimmediamidwest.com or (937) 853-6390-Ext. 1751. Read more news, features and sports a DarkeCountyMedia.com.