Men's Basketball Program Hosts Youth Summer Camp in Rubin Arena
July 13, 2009
Written By: Michael Brown, Palm Beach Atlantic University SID
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Second-year head coach Terry Primm and his staff brought together some local youth recently to participate in a skills camp on the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University. With around 100 kids participating, the campers were able to experience working with college coaches and players while also being instilled with spiritual lessons off the court as well.
With campers coming from a range of Melbourne to Miami as well as a host of local kids from some of the top Christian and public schools in the area, each camper was treated to individual skill instruction, team play, as well as learning more about what it takes to compete at the next level as a college basketball player.
Led by Primm and assistant coach Tony Spates among others, the camp featured a nice showing of kids eager to learn about the game of basketball and the Lord.
“We feel blessed to host a group like this that are hungry not only to learn about the game of basketball and improve their game and their skills, but to also be able to share with them through competition and athletics what we feel Christ has done for us is truly our mission,” explained Primm.
Working with current Sailfish players such as Hunter Ross, Chris Joseph, DeAndre Williams, and others, the camp participants had the opportunity to interact with college players and learn the ropes of being a collegiate athlete.
Beyond the skills and strength training exercise the kids were exposed to, they also were awarded a time to listen to the message of Christ as special speakers such as Dr. Todd Burden of InBounds Ministries were on-hand to speak about the off-court dealings of the Christian walk.