Area youth take part in EHS hoops camp


By Oliver Sanders - osanders@civitasmedia.com



Volunteer Assistant Coach Nick Flynn gives instructions to campers before breaking off into stations at Eaton’s basketball camp.


A camper undergoes timed shooting drills at Eaton’s basketball camp.


EATON — The Eaton High School athletics program recently held its annual boys basketball camp. The four day camp, from June 27-30, was open for boys in grades 3-8. Eaton varsity players and coaches were on hand to host the camp and teach fundamentals, teamwork, and fun for everyone.

Nick Flynn is the volunteer assistant coach and was mostly in charge of the camp, as Eaton is transitioning between head coaches at this time.

“The camp has about 35 to 40 kids,” Flynn said. “Each kid came out, they are always on time and eager to take part. We are excited about the turnout and the energy they have.”

“We are getting a new coach,” Flynn said. “We want to get as many kids involved as we can. I’ve been involved as the varsity assistant last year, I was also the 8th grade coach for four years. I worked at numerous camps, in Texas this year, VCU camp, Ohio U. camp, Radford. I have an extensive camp background. We work fundamentals in station work. Fundamentals are the foundation for a good program.”

“We have mostly kids from Eaton, some from neighboring places,” he added. “It’s nice, anytime we can teach basketball to anyone. I believe that sports are really great for kids — it causes them to have structure and have something that keeps them on the straight and narrow.”

Volunteer Assistant Coach Nick Flynn gives instructions to campers before breaking off into stations at Eaton’s basketball camp.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Eaton-basketball-camp1.jpgVolunteer Assistant Coach Nick Flynn gives instructions to campers before breaking off into stations at Eaton’s basketball camp.

A camper undergoes timed shooting drills at Eaton’s basketball camp.
http://registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_Eaton-basketball-camp2.jpgA camper undergoes timed shooting drills at Eaton’s basketball camp.

By Oliver Sanders

osanders@civitasmedia.com

Reach Oliver Sanders at 937-683-4062 or at Twitter @osanders_RH

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