#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#BALLIN’ By Da Beach Basketball Camp continues its effort of engaging with its participants virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
#The organisation will host a virtual basketball camp, August 24-28, via Zoom.
#The camp is open to both boys and girls ages 5-19 and is free to all registered participants – all that is needed is reliable internet access and a basketball.
#Registration is open at BBFbasketball.com/VBC while interested persons can contact the organisation at 429-7170 for more information.
#The camp promises to feature “five days of high quality training from some of the Bahamas’ best national team, college and high school coaches.”
#Day one will be led by the University of the Bahamas Mingoes men’s basketball head coach – Bacchus Rolle; day two features Bahamas senior men’s national team head coach and Golden State Warriors assistant coach – Chris Demarco; day three will be led by Under-17 Skills Challenge assistant coach – Sanchez Moss, day four features the University of Houston Cougars Assistant Director for Player Development – Mikhal McLean, and the camp will close out on day five with U-17 Skills Challenge head coach and CSA Basketball Founder – Marvin Henfield.
#The schedule from 10:30-12:30 will include skills and drills, themed video fundamentals, mental skills training, leadership development, building basketball IQ and fundamentals in action.
#With its traditional camp cancelled for the summer, BBDB partnered with Global College Access to host the “Student Summer Success Series” – sponsored by the University of the Ozarks.
#The series included nightly Zoom sessions, featuring university presidents, athletic directors, coaches and college admissions leaders. Geared toward high school students, student-athletes, parents, coaches, guidance counsellors, and educational stakeholders, all sessions were free of charge.
#BBDB was created by Jurelle Mullings in 2010 when she saw a need to place a greater focus on the development of women’s basketball at the youth level. She is also the coordinator of the Student-Athlete Resources and Support (STARS) Programme in the Ministry of Education.
#Since 2010, the camp has featured hundreds of underserved, aspiring student athletes.
#In addition to the camp, the organisation also hosts a Recruitment Exposure Showcase to aid aspiring players in their college recruitment process.
#“Our mission is to take a personal interest in every basketball player and coach to help them become game changers on and off the court. Our vision is to build a movement of passionate basketball players by delivering excellence through the game. Our vision inspires us in our daily work. We create a diverse, collaborative, encouraging environment where teamwork and openness are the cornerstones.”