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Panthers get back to work with summer basketball camp

Created: July 29, 2020 08:20 PM

For the first time in its 10-year history, South Ridge is hosting a week long youth summerbasketball camp.

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Kids from third through 12th grade are participating in the camp which offers three different sessions. Each session has about 10 kids. The camp includes athletes from South Ridge, Virginia, and North Woods.

The goal of hosting the camp was to give kids a sense of normalcy and focus on polishing their current skills and improving each player's individual game.

Following day two, participants already knew what skills they should work on.

"To keep your eyes up and control the ball," is what second grader Jachin Jnkowski said he wanted to improve.

"You have to work harder than everyone else. If you want to get playing time, you have to put in the time," added his brother fifth grader Jesaias Jnkowski.

"Obviously with the younger kids, skill development is crucial. I think stuff like this, camps, open gyms practices, I think those are very important and critical in the development of their skill sets," said South Ridge basketball coach Phil Peliska.

The camp runs Monday through Friday and each session is an hour long.

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