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Posted on Jan 3, 2019

Youth hoops camp returns this weekend to Mountain View gym

The Quincy Booster Club is sponsoring the first youth basketball camp of the year, starting on Jan. 5 and returning every Saturday of the month, Jan. 12, 19 and 26.
The camp is open for both boys and girls grades K-6, and it will be conducted by Cory Medina, head basketball coach of Quincy High School’s girls varsity squad, and Scott Bierlink, head basketball coach of Quincy High School’s boys varsity squad, in addition to their respective staffs and players.
All sessions will occur at Mountain View Elementary School’s gymnasium. The camp starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration, and Session 1 starts at 9 a.m., Session 2 starts at 10 a.m., Session 3 starts at 11 a.m.
Athletes will be able to choose one session, and should choose the session based not on grade but on skill level.
Session 1 (grades K-2), is ideal for children who have never played before, according to an email from Medina.
“Athletes will learn basic stationary ball-handling drills with a single ball,” Medina wrote in an email.
“They will also learn form shooting and other single-level drills. Athletes will also get to play fun games that will develop their athletic ability,” he added
Session 2 (grades 3-4) is ideal for children who only sort of know how to play, and play at recess, not on a team.
“Athletes will learn drills that are more complex. They will learn stationary drills using two basketballs,” Medina wrote.
The athletes will also be involved in complex drills that work on multiple aspects at a time, he added..
Session 3 is ideal for kids who have been on a team and have an understanding of how to play. Athletes will learn a variety of complex skills and will be expected to catch, pass and shoot while on the move
Cost is $25 per child, with campers getting a basketball and a shirt. Payment is due on the first day of camp.
If you have any questions, please contact Medina at or also text or call him at 509-289-0568.

By Post-Register staff