NEWBERG, Ore. – All boys and girls who will be entering grades 2-10 in the fall and are looking to sharpen their basketball skills are invited to George Fox University’s 2012 Bruin Basketball Academy, which is set for this summer on Monday-Thursday, July 23-26, in the on-campus Wheeler Sports Center.
The boys’ camp will be held each morning from 8:00-11:30 a.m., with the girls’ camp in the afternoon from 12:00 noon-3:30 p.m. The purpose of each camp is to use the education in the fundamentals and mental approach to the game of basketball as a tool to teach life skills, respect for others, self-confidence, goal-setting, and the leadership skills necessary to achieve excellence both on and off the court.
The camp will be directed by George Fox men’s basketball coach Mark Sundquist and women’s basketball coach Michael Meek. Sundquist, the 2004-05 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year, has been the George Fox men’s coach for 12 seasons and led the Bruins to the finals of the NWC Tournament in 2009-10. Meek, in only two seasons, has led the Bruins to a 57-7 record, the NCAA Division III national championship game in 2012, and was named the 2012 Northwest Conference Coach of the Year and D3hoops,com National Coach of the Year.
The cost of the camp is $110, which includes a basketball, a T-shirt, and 14 hours of instruction and fun per camper. Checks are payable to “Bruin Basketball Academy” and should be sent to Mark Sundquist at 1947 Westlake Loop, Newberg, OR 97132.