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Basketball camp

Kitsap catcher Jake Owens rips a shot in Kitsap’s 10-7 win Thursday over Tacoma. The former Card was 2-3 with two runs. - Photo by Jesse Beals
Kitsap catcher Jake Owens rips a shot in Kitsap’s 10-7 win Thursday over Tacoma. The former Card was 2-3 with two runs.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

Don't just sit in the stands and watch the game - it's time to get out there and learn the basketball fundamentals. For the second year in a row, former college basketball player Mike Lawson is gearing up for a high energy, fundamental-heavy basketball camp.

Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 9 Lawson will once again be teaching fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys and girls how to pass, dribble and shoot. But that's not all - he will also be teaching them the importance of defense. The camp, which costs $20 per player, will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Orcas Christian School Gymnasium until Feb. 27.

"I'm really stressing the basic fundamentals and skills," said Lawson, who formerly played basketball at the University of Utah and has spent time as an assistant varsity coach. The first hour of each session will be drills that focus on the basics like ball handling, shooting and defense, while the last half-hour will be a scrimmage.

Sign-up will be held at the gymnasium on the first day of camp. For more information or questions call Lawson at 376-3733.

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