Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hoops for girls, and an awesome T-shirt

Wood River High School girls camp

Wood River High School All-State girls' basketball player Kaitana Martinez will be the first to tell you that the secret of being successful on the court boils down to three words—practice, practice and practice.

And it helps to get an awesome T-shirt for your collection.

Wood River High School girls' coach Mendy Benson has invited all girls in grades 1-8 and 9-12 to two separate basketball camps during which they will get both—lots of practice and an awesome T-shirt.

The after-school Pride Camp for grades 1-8 is Monday through Thursday, May 15-19, from 4-5:45 p.m. for $45 per person. The High School Camp for grades 9-12 is Monday through Thursday, June 13-16 from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost is $60. Financial help is available if needed.


Both camps are at Wood River High School gym in Hailey.

All campers will be instructed by fourth-year Wood River High School girls' coach Benson and her staff members. This past winter, Benson guided the Wolverines and junior guard Martinez to a 21-3 record and second place in the State 4A girls' basketball tournament.

Benson, a Converse All-American while a player and a 12-year head varsity coach, said she plans to emphasize individual and team fundamentals on offense and defense. She and her staff will conduct drills, practice, games and contests.

She said, "This camp will give you an edge in making your desired team for the 2011-12 season and will give you an opportunity to know our players and coaches."

Contact Benson at the high school at 578-5020, ext. 2289 to receive entry forms, or e-mail her at Arrive at camp ready to play, with the proper equipment and clothing. Day-of-camp registration is accepted, but you might not get your T-shirt right away.

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