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Washburn hosts McLean County girls JH basketball camp

6/25/09 (Thu)

Washburn hosts McLean County girls JH basketball camp

By Don Winter
BHG News Service
It may be summer vacation, but for the junior high girls of McLean County, there’s no time to rest. Because for them right around the corner is basketball season, which makes June the perfect month to hone their skills for the upcoming season.
To help facilitate this process the varsity coaches of the McLean County schools put their heads together and came up with the idea of a county wide basketball camp.
“We have 75 girls here from all of the McLean County schools plus a few from Bismarck,” said Keith Jacobson, head girls coach for Washburn, and the camp host.
“Plus the head girls coaches from Underwood, Garrison, Turtle Lake, Wilton, Max, and Center-Stanton are all helping with the teaching and mentoring process, it’s really been an area-wide effort as we’re all working together to put it on,” Jacobson added.
This is the first year for the camp, and so far it’s been very well received. Campers receive an intensive amount of instruction in a short period of time, as the program runs from Monday through Thursday of this week from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
In that time the girls work hard on mastering the fundamentals of the game, while enjoying working on the game’s most important skill, teamwork.