by Bluebag Media- Jul 20, 2016
UNION CITY, Ind. – Union City held their first-ever youth boys basketball camp July 13, 14 and 18, which was led by new boys varsity head basketball coach David Barger and members of the high school boys program.
“The coaching staff was excited to see not only the youth willing to come spend time with us to learn the game of basketball, but we were thrilled to have the support of our high school players give their time to connect with the youth and create some excitement for basketball in the community,” said David Barger.
“I feel it is important in order to develop a culture of basketball at Union City, we have to include the youth in that process. If we can develop the kind of excitement and passion that generates a desire to not just play but also work at being successful at the game, we will experience long term success.”
“If you look at any of the successful programs in the area, this is the one area they all have in common…they invest heavily in the development of their youth. We want to stick to what works, follow the blueprint that has equaled success for many local programs.”
“Along with developing skills at basketball, these young people can develop many life skills as well from being a part of our program. Having a passion for whatever it is you do will create a desire to work at improving all aspects in life.”
“Having high school students involved with our youth camp also allows our athletes the opportunity to develop strong leadership skills.”
Although, the numbers were low due to getting a late start the coaches were pleased with the kids that showed up and their hard work over the three days of the camp.
Camp focused on basic fundamentals of the game with skill work in form shooting, passing, rebounding, ball handling and defense. The kids also got to participate in competitive games and shooting contest.
The winners of the shooting contest were as follows; Max Retter – Free Throw Champion, Zach Fulk – Mikan Champion, and Trendon Spence, Spot Shooting Champion.
To learn more about Union City sports visit the official UCHS Athletic Department website at sports.resc.k12.in.us