July 13, 2012
Fayetteville, NC - Fayetteville State University arranged six basketball goals around the court of Felton J. Capel Arena. Head Coach of the 2010 CIAA Women's Basketball Champions Eva Patterson-Heath welcomed 45 youth girls on Monday for a three-day camp. The camp focused on the fundamentals of basketball while stressing good sportsmanship and academic achievement.
The young campers were from the communities of Fayetteville, Robeson County, and Dillon, SC. A couple campers came from as far out as Georgia and New York.
The staff of the camp was comprised of the FSU women's basketball program, members of the 2011-12 team, and a couple coaches from the Robeson County area. The student-athletes volunteered their time.
"I thought my student-athletes grew-up during these three days as staff members. The camp forced some of them to be a leader in the role of station-leader. They stepped in, put on coaching shoes and did a pretty good job", commented Coach Patterson-Heath.
Coach also designated the responsibility of evaluating the campers and selecting the various award/medal winners.
The expectations for the camp were for 30 campers to go through offensive, defensive, and overall skills sessions.
"We received several compliments on the camp. The coaches from Robeson County mentioned how much the campers learned and what they can build-on and implement within their program. Parents inquired on what they could do to continue improving their child's athletic ability basketball skill wise", added Coach.
Fayetteville State will look to add on and improve the camp for next summer.