Prince George Royals Baseketball Camp Sign-ups Begin
By DANIEL PARKER
Jun 23, 2017, 14:40
Royals Varsity player Christian Chappell stands in the middle of two basketball summer camp participants.
Prince George Royals Varsity player Tyan Bassett participated in the Royals Basetball Summer Camp last year.
The Prince George Boys Basketball Camp is gearing up for another batch of campers to build their skills on the court and develop their character.
Camp runs from July 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Prince George High School. The cost is $50 per camper and $40 for an additional family member, if they register. If the camper registers late, the price becomes $60 at the door. This summer will be the fourth year for Travis Carr, Prince George Varsity Basketball Coach, who will be leading the camp. Prince George High School has had a long tradition of having summer camp basketball.
“I will show the campers what we do as a varsity team. Not only on the court but the standards and expectations of what it takes to be a Royals basketball player off the court,” said Travis Carr, Prince George High School Royals Varsity Coach.
Royals Varsity players will be leading the drills on the court for participants, showing them the fundamentals of basketball with lots of 1-on-1 interaction. The program works as a feeder program for the High School Basketball program by teaching younger players the skills of the court. But it’s not just about teaching them the skills courtside.
“I want to be around good all-around people not just good basketball players,” said Coach Travis Carr. “Those are the young men I want playing for me.”
Several of the kids have gone from the summer camp to the middle school level and junior varsity program in the past few years since Carr has been Head Coach. Time will tell if those players continue to the varsity level said Carr.
Jimmy Williams, longtime local coach and community serviceman, will be a guest speaker on one of the days. Participants will also team up with a varsity player to compete against other teams, in what Carr says is probably the most exciting part about camp.
“This year we are going to take time to focus on how we are not only a basketball team, said Carr. “But, we are also followers of God and we all want to get better at both.”
The camp is a way for the Prince George Royals to give back to the community, and also helps build the character in their varsity players.
“We give back to the county and they give back to us,” said the Royals Coach. “It teaches my players accountability while they teach the game to our youth.”