April 21, 2011
The Tennessee men's basketball program has set the dates for its summer camps. Campers will receive increased time on the court this year, while the cost of each camp has decreased.
The Vols are offering two sessions of their Fundamentals Camp, with Session 1 running from May 31 through June 3, and Session 2 taking place June 27-30. Cost is $125 (K-1st graders) or $295 (2nd-8th graders).
A Shooting Camp conducted by the Tennessee coaches - known for their outstanding shooting ability during their respective playing careers -will be offered on June 6. Cost is $120 per camper.
And for the first time, the Tennessee basketball family also will be conducting a Father/Son Camp on June 5 for fathers and sons to learn the game of basketball together from the Tennessee coaches and players. Each father-son "team" will be taught offensive and defensive techniques to take home and utilize when working together in the future. Cost is $100 per person.
Team Camp runs June 24-26. There is a six-game guarantee for each participating team, in addition to a tournament on the camp's final day for teams who chose to take part. Team Camp is conducted in three separate divisions (large varsity, small varsity and JV/freshman). See the Team Camp Flier and/or registration form for pricing and additional information.
All camps will once again be conducted at Thompson-Boling Arena and Pratt Pavilion, two of the nation's finest basketball facilities. First-year Vols head coach Cuonzo Martin, along with assistant coaches Tracy Webster, Jon Harris and Kent Williams, will work with campers, as will current and former Tennessee players.
Fundamentals Camp will be similar to the Tennessee Day Camps offered in previous years. It is open to all students entering kindergarten through students entering the eighth grade. During these four exciting days, campers will have great interaction with current Tennessee players and coaches while being exposed to the fundamentals of basketball through station-drill work and competitive games.
Throughout the week, each camper will receive individual instruction and coaching from camp coaches. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt, a basketball and will have a chance to win prizes and get autographs from Tennessee players and coaches.
Lunch is served daily (K-1st grade at 11 a.m. and 2-8th graders at noon). Camp registration takes place from 7-8:30 a.m. on May 31 (Session 1) and June 27 (Session 2). Camp runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for K-1st graders, who are dismissed at 1 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held on the last day of camp at 4:30 p.m. All campers can be dropped off and picked up at Thompson Boling Arena.
Shooting Camp is a 1-Day camp focused on enhancing each camper's offensive ability. Coaches will conduct drills to help player's improve their shooting form, moving without the ball, dribble moves, jump shot and pull-up jump shot. The camp concludes with competitive shooting games.