CSUB Basketball Camps Inspire All Ages

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Photo Courtesy of CSUB Men’s Basketball.

CSUB’s coaches have been dedicated to working with younger children, elementary school, middle school and high school-aged students on the court and field with a variety of sports being offered.

The Roadrunner Men’s Basketball Camp held their first sold-out session from June 20-23. The second session will begin on July 18 and run through July 21. Players, ages 8-18, will focus on skill work, foot work, defense drills, offensive drills, mental aspects, will interact with CSUB players and coaches, and will get a campus tour. Lunch will also be provided daily. Campers can get the Division I experience with with Coach Rod Barnes, and see what it’s like to be on a team that has competed at the highest collegiate level.

Women’s basketball hosts three different program camps throughout the summer: Team Camp, Youth Camp and Elite Camp. Team Camp, which ran June 24-26, is for local high school and AAU teams grades 9th-12th. Teams compete against each other over a three-day period, where each team that enters is guaranteed a minimum of four games. Campers have a chance to compete in the Icardo Center, where the CSUB Men’s and Women’s basketball team practices and plays during the season.

Youth Camp is a four-day camp for girls ages 7 to 18, which teaches the fundamentals of basketball and refines skills through instructions from the Women’s basketball team and Coaches. This camp will allow attendees to interact daily with the CSUB Women’s basketball team through games and drills. The Women’s Basketball Day Camp is a community favorite and has grown from 35 to 100 campers in the past two years.

Elite Camp, which took place on July 2, focused more on the advanced player, for girls 9th-12th grade, who are looking to play basketball at the next level in college or beyond high school level. The camp session lasts eight hours for one day, and those attending will work through drills, competitions, games and an NCAA mini-education seminar. These camps provide an opportunity to get to know their favorite student-athlete on the Women’s Basketball team. It also gives young ladies a chance to show their personality and to become role models for youth in Bakersfield.

These are just a few of the camps, CSUB has offered and looks forward to hosting throughout the next couple months of the summer. Visit GORUNNERS.com for more information about the programs and camps listed.

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