UK Hoops Camp Dates Set

June 1, 2009

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Kentucky Women's Basketball Camp dates have been set for June and July on the University of Kentucky campus, the basketball office has announced.

The sixth annual UK Hoops Team Camp is set to begin Wednesday, June 10 at the Joe Craft Center. Each team is guaranteed eight games with certified officials. Registration is a on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Four individual camps are available including, Overnight Camp, Day Camp, Junior High Position Camp, and Varsity Position Camp. There is limited enrollment for each session and timely completion of applications and submission of the appropriate deposit amount is highly encouraged.

The Individual Overnight Camp runs from June 14-18 and is for students entering grades 5-12 next fall. It is designed to develop the total basketball player. Campers receive detailed instruction about ball handling, passing, dribbling, footwork, defense and rebounding.

Later in the month, UK Hoops will hold the Junior High Position and Varsity Position Camps. The separate sessions extend from June 28-30. This is the second year UK Hoops has hosted the position camp which is designed for the serious-minded, advanced player looking to take their game to another level. Varsity camp is for players who play significant minutes on their varsity basketball team. In both camps individuals will receive one-on-one instruction on their skill development.

Day Camp is set for July 15-17 and is open to girls entering grades 2-8 next fall. The camp focuses on fundamentals of the game and is designed to excite young girls about the game of basketball. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability. There will be games and daily fun competitions (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.).

"Our camps guarantee an exciting and fun-filled experience," UK Hoops Coach Matthew Mitchell said. "The camps provide a complete, in-depth basketball experience emphasizing fundamentals in order to allow young girls to reach their full potential. In addition, our camps allow participants to receive great instruction from the Kentucky Women's Basketball coaches and players."

All campers will receive a free t-shirt and will be a part of a special closing ceremony following the conclusion of their camp. For more details and prices for each visit the camp link on UKathletics.com or contact the UK women's basketball office at 859-257-6046.