Beginners and experienced players alike will thrive at our sports camps as they experience the basics and rules of play, learn foundational team building (including roles and positions), and hone new and developing skills (through drills, conditioning, and game play). Through all this, students will be mentored by both experienced coaches and high school athletes, who can share the valuable experience of what it’s like to play on a high school team with our middle schoolers. On a typical day, students will warm up, participate in drills, receive coaching on specific plays and finally play small team scrimmages and skills competitions. At the end of camp, there will also be a small awards celebration. Gym location to be determined.
Our basketball camp will be led by Coach Erik Anderson, who will combine an emphasis on character and sportsmanship with a strengthening of each individual’s ability to play well in this camp—all in addition to fun and competition! Coach Erik is an experienced player as well as spectator of the sport; he is an avid Sacramento Kings fan and draws on his high school game play and coaching experience to compete in pickup games around the county whenever he can. In addition, he is a graduate from Cal Poly, where he competed in and refereed intramurals. He’s also great at connecting with students—his day job is Middle School Youth Director at Grace Central Coast Church. He’s also a veteran coach at SLO Classical Academy, teaching both Varsity Girls Volleyball and Basketball at the high school level. Erik excels at taking each athlete to the next level.