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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • MHS cagers camp dates set

  • McPherson High School basketball coaches Kurt Kinnamon and Chris Strathman have announced the dates for their respective youth camps to be held in June.
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  • McPherson High School basketball coaches Kurt Kinnamon and Chris Strathman have announced the dates for their respective youth camps to be held in June.
    For Kinnamon’s Bullpup Basketball Camps, they will start June 2 and run through June 5, with a second set of dates from June 23-26.
    This will be Kinnamon’s 28th year of being involved in basketball camps, including ones at Kansas University, North Carolina and Indiana.
    “I have been fortunate to get to help with three of the premiere camps in the nation and observe some of the top coaches in the country,” Kinnamon said. “It has always been my belief that, when children learn the game at an early age, it is important that they be taught the right way by people that love the game.”
    The camp will involve talks and instruction from current and former Bullpup players, fundamental skill stations, games and contests  that allow everyone to win and eight-foot goals for the younger players.
    “Fundamentals are important and playing on rims set at the appropriate height is essential to that,” Kinnamon said. “Our goals are three-fold. One, have fun;  two, be safe;  and, three, learn how to do things the right way and give players instruction that they can work on at home.”
    All sessions will be held at the McPherson High School utilizing either the Roundhouse or Auxiliary Gym. Sessions will be open for boys in grades K-2 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., grades 3-5 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and from grades 6-9 from 10:45 a.m. to noon.
    Girls K-1 may attend the 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. sessions either sets of dates. Those girls in grade 4-6 may attend the 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. sessions and those in grades 7-8 the 10:45 a.m. to noon session during the second session of the camp, only.
    The grade designations apply to the 2014-2015 school year.
    Cost for one session of the camp, which includes a T-shirt, is $55 for one camper, $80 for two and $100 for three. For two sessions, the cost is $80, $110 and $125.
    To register, or for more information, contact Kinnamon at kurtis.kinnamon@mcpherson.com.
    Strathman, meanwhile, will hold the girls basketball camps June 2-6.
    The MHS team camp will be June 2-6 at 6 p.m. each night. For those girls entering grades 6-8, the camp will be June 2-5 from 3-4:45 p.m. in the Roundhouse. Grades 4-5 will be from June 2-5 from 1-2:45 p.m. All these sessions will be held in the MHS Roundhouse.
    Those girls entering grades 2-3 will meet from June 2-4 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Washington Elementary School, with lower goals set up to accommodate the younger kids.
    Page 2 of 2 - For more information, or to request a registration form, email Strathman at christopher.strathman@mcpherson.com.
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