By Austin Eads, SWT Sports Writer
“I believe I can!”
That is the motto for both the Men’s and Women’s New River Community College basketball programs. It was also used as the main teaching point that coaches Lamar Martin and Nicole Epperly used this past weekend to motivate their K-6th grade campers to keep pushing for improvement in basketball and in life.
The idea behind this camp was to get the younger kids of this area to come out and work on the fundamentals of basketball.
“We really wanted to start a camp for the youth of this area, so that we could build the talent from the true beginning,” Coach Martin said when asked about the inspiration for the annual clinic. “These kids did an awesome job of grasping the concepts we were teaching,” Coach Martin continued. “Hopefully this is the start of many great years to come.”
This camp is just one of the many good things that the NRCC basketball programs has planned for the upcoming year. Both the men’s and women’s teams volunteered as instructors for the camp, and will be traveling throughout the area to assist at local soup kitchens and shelters. It seems as though the basketball programs at NRCC are attempting to help steer their community in the direction of a brighter tomorrow.
The Muskie basketball programs will host another two day basketball clinic for 7th-12th graders on August 16 and 17 from 3 p.m.to 7 p.m. The cost will be $80 and participants will receive admission to the camp, a tee shirt, and dinner for both evenings.