Hundreds of young women ranging from grades K-through-12 are enhancing their basketball skills with the help of the Lady Bobcats.
"They're learning some fundamentals,” said Nate Harris, an assistant coach. “They're learning how to compete. We do a lot of competitions at our camp. We do a ton of fundamental station work, trying to teach them how to love the game, how to play the game, and how awesome this game is."
Helping with this summer's camp is a majority of the Lady Bobcat basketball team.
That includes Jasmine Hommes, who is taking what she has learned as an elementary education major and putting those skills into coaching.
"Hopefully with that degree I can use it to become a coach,” said Hommes, a center on the team. “I think as student-athletes, we love the game so much and have such a high IQ of it that it's good for us to be able to teach such young kids the little pieces of information we know and show them we love the game, and show them our passion for it, and share it with them."
The camp goes are learning everything from the fundamentals of dribbling to shooting the ball.
While the coaches do their best to make sure the young ladies remember their new skills.
"We use a lot of acronyms, a lot of games for them to understand, high energy,” Hommes said. “High energy is really key to them. They remember the high parts during the day, especially for the little Bobcats."
"You don't learn how to do something really, until you have to go out there and teach someone how to do it,” said Harris. “So I think it's really important for them. I think they really enjoy it. It's good to give back to the community, and be involved with the youth. If you're going to be a player in a community, you better know the kids in the community and be able to relate to them, because they're going to look up to you, whether you like it or not."