April 17, 2006

SIUC to host basketball position camp for girls

by Carmen Bell

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale is sponsoring a basketball camp for girls focusing on individual positions.

The camp will allow each camper to focus on her position with intense individual instruction.

Guards will specialize in defensive and offensive concepts for the perimeter player with a special emphasis on ball-handling and passing skills, shooting and footwork, ways to get open, one-on-one moves and reading screens.

Post players will learn offensive and defensive concepts for the inside player. Special focus will be placed on developing offensive moves with back to the basket and high post moves, posting up, footwork, and other aspects of playing in the paint.

The camp is set for June 5-6 at the SIU Arena. The registration deadline is May 23 and pre-registration is required. There is a $145 fee for commuters and $165 fee for overnight campers. Medical release forms must also be submitted to the SIUC Division of Continuing Education in order to attend.

For more information or to register, contact the SIUC Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or register online at www.dce.siu.edu.

Offering education and training activities for a variety of pre-adult age groups is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.