Mount Mercy Academy’s fourth summer basketball camp for girls ended its successful run on July 3. The three-day camp consisted of two three-hour sessions each day. The morning session was for girls in grades four through six and the afternoon session was for seventh through ninth grade girls. This is the eleventh year for the camp, but only the fourth year for a summer camp.
John Glose, Mount Mercy’s successful varsity basketball coach, is the camp’s director. Sixty-five girls from approximately 15 different schools, both private and public, attended the camp.
The camp stressed not only fundamentals and skill work, but it also encouraged teamwork and becoming a great teammate. “If we can teach them to love the game and to like playing it, we feel that the girls will continue playing and develop into competitive players,” Glose commented.
Each day the campers competed in various contests, three-on-three games as well as five-on-five games. Bob Gainey, Springville’s varsity basketball coach, served as the assistant camp director. Members of the Mount Mercy basketball program also volunteered to help develop the basketball players of tomorrow.
Campers stated that they enjoyed the different competitions and learning more about the game of basketball.