North Stokes hosted their annual weeklong basketball camp beginning on Monday and 40 kids from third to eighth grade came out to participate.
“It’s a good crowd,” said Vikings head coach David Anderson. “This morning we split them up and did basic fundamentals like dribbling, ball handling, passing, and proper forms of shooting with the third, fourth, and fifth graders and the older kids we had doing a little more intense drills. I hope they pick up a few things they can go out in the driveway and work on.”
A big draw for the campers is working alongside Viking players.
“I’m pretty proud of the turnout with our JV and varsity kids,” Anderson said. “These kids come and watch them play and they look up to them. We’ve talked to our kids about showing up and mingling and they do a good job.”
Senior Jackson Moorefield said it’s as fun for him as it is the kids.
“They get better as the week goes by and they’re funny, they want to show us all the things they’re learning. I think working beside the high school players motivates them to do better,” he said.
Dylan Hall, a former standout athlete at North who went on to play basketball at Lynchburg College and is now working on his Master’s degree in sports management came out to help with the camp.
“This is my home gym, but it does make me feel a little old because I went to camp here when I was young,” he said. “It’s been great making it fun for the kids.”
JV coach Adam Carter said he was proud to have a number of his players helping the next generation on the court at North Stokes.
“There’s nothing like seeing all these smiling faces out here,” he said.
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