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Seventh-grader Jase Barnett, left, dribbles the ball up the court while sixth-grader Maverick Vaden, right, defends during one-on-one drills at Marysville Getchell High School on June 26.

 

Marysville Getchell hosted their boys and girls youth basketball camps at the Marysville Getchell gym from June 24-27.

Over the four days, the Chargers brought in two separate age groups including K–5th grade, from 9–10:30 a.m., and 6th–8th grade from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For the first time ever, both of the camps combined as the girls and boys practiced and competed side-by-side. 

“I think it’s huge to have these camps, not just for the kids in the area but also for our players to give back through coaching. It’s really special to let these kids connect with our older players and build relationships that they can use for inspiration,” said Marysville Getchell Girls Head Coach Shannon Grandbois.

During the camp, Marysville Getchell’s head coaches and a collection of varsity players led the campers through multiple drills and competitions. The drills consisted of group exercises involving ball-handling, ball movement, and fundamental play, as well as live scrimmages of 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 games. 

“Our main goals for camp are to have fun, get better at basketball and show love for the game. I want to get these kids to have fun playing basketball and fall in love with it. It’s great to get to know the kids throughout the community and help them get to know our program,” said Marysville Getchell Boys Head Coach Corby Schuh.

Later this summer, the Chargers’ boys basketball program will be offering another camp for high schoolers, grades 9th–12th. The camp will be on July 22–25, from 10 a.m. to noon, and will cost $40 per participant. This will give young athletes a chance to get a head start on the season, compete alongside some of the best players in the district and get instruction from the Chargers’ varsity coaching staff.

If you want to learn more about the Chargers’ camps, you can check out their information at https://www.msd25.org/o/district/page/athletic-booster-clubs or email camp coordinator Debby Ford at mghsboosters@gmail.com

 

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