KCC offering basketball camp for youth in November

Youth basketball campers dribble during drills at a youth basketball camp in KCC's Miller Gym.

Young athletes will have the chance to sharpen their skills or learn new ones from college basketball players and coaches during the Kellogg Community College Fall Basketball Camp in November.

The camp, for athletes in fifth through ninth grades, will run from 1:45 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24, at the Miller Gym on KCC’s North Avenue campus, 450 North Ave., Battle Creek.

Girls and boys alike are welcome to attend the camp, which costs $40 per participant for all four sessions or $20 per participant for one session.

Ben Reed, associate head coach of KCC’s men’s basketball team, said the team’s summer basketball camps for youth were a success with the community and the team is excited to offer the series this fall.

“This camp gives today’s youth the opportunity to improve their skills – ball handling, shooting and conditioning – and gives our players a chance to connect with the kids in the community as we approach our basketball season,” Reed said.

The goal of the KCC Fall Basketball Camp is to “transform kids that just play basketball into in genuine basketball players,” and to that end the KCC student-athletes leading the camp will teach participants fundamental drills while working on shooting, dribbling and passing.

The camp will also feature competitive games and contests, and each camper will receive a camp T-shirt.

Registration for the KCC Fall Basketball Camp opened Oct. 17 and will continue through the first day of camp.

Registration forms can be picked up at the basketball office in KCC’s Miller Building or can be requested by contacting Reed at 269-339-6999 or wmureed33@yahoo.com, or by contacting Melvin McKnight, KCC’s head men’s basketball coach, at 269-274-8640.

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