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Former Lady Lion and WNBA player Kam Gissendanner instructs at a camp last year.
May 31, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. - The Penn State women's basketball program and head coach Coquese Washington will hold five Lady Lion Basketball Camps, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, in June and August. There will be a Shooting Camp (June 10-12), Skills Camp (June 10-12), Total Package Team Camp (June 21-23), Elite Camp (June 23-24) and Games Galore Team Camp (August 3-5).
"Our camps are going to be fantastic this summer," Washington said. "We have a truly great staff, including a number of individuals who played in the WNBA. In addition, our current Lady Lion players will be on hand to give our campers pointers on how to become dynamic high school players. The instruction at camp is going to be truly superior! Learning from outstanding players who have succeeded on the highest levels is an invaluable experience for any young player, and that's the experience young players will have at our camps this summer."
Washington's camp staff includes assistant coaches Fred Chmiel, Kia Damon and Maren Walseth. All three assistant coaches have been responsible for developing all-conference caliber players. Members of the current Lady Lion roster will also be on hand for instruction at the camps.
Additionally, several former Lady Lions standouts will be returning to serve as counselors at Lady Lion Basketball Shooting Camp. Among the returning alums are All-Big Ten performers Lisa Shepherd, Brianne O'Rourke, Kam Gissendanner and Andrea Garner.
The Lady Lion Basketball Shooting Camp is a three-day camp is designed to perfect the mechanics and footwork of your shot. Each camper will have the opportunity to work one on one with a coach to analyze the proper technique and form. Heavy emphasis will be placed on shooting in competitive shooting drills and contests. Each camper will receive a camp shirt and a basketball.
The action-packed overnight Skills Camp will focus on teaching fundamentals and encouraging skill development in all aspects of the game. The campers will thrive in drills, individual instruction, and team settings. The Lady Lion staff and players will be on hand every day to teach and encourage all the campers. Each camper will receive a camp shirt.
The Lady Lion Basketball Elite Camp is designed for the athlete who is serious about raising her game and playing at the collegiate level. The Lady Lion coaching staff and players will provide individual instruction that will include lectures, demonstrations, and intense applications. The campers will also get the opportunity to compete against some of the nation's best high school players in highly competitive scrimmages. Each camper will receive a camp shirt.
The Lady Lion Basketball Team Camps are designed to provide junior varsity, varsity, and/or club teams with the opportunity to train and compete under the guidance of the Lady Lion basketball staff. Teams must send a minimum of eight players and a maximum of 12 players.
The Total Package Team Camp is a three-day camp where each team will participate in "five on five" games, special situation settings, and team-building exercises. The Lady Lion staff and players will also provide demonstrations and lectures on various topics related to individual fitness and team success. Each camper will receive a camp shirt.
The Games Galore Team Camp is for the teams looking to get together after a long summer, this camp will provide the opportunity to play numerous games in a concise amount of time. Each camper will receive a camp shirt.
For more information, please contact Penn State Sports Camps at 814-865-0561 or visit www.GoPSUsports.com/camps. Penn State Sport Camps is also on Facebook at facebook.com/pennstatesportcamps.
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