By: LACEY NICHOLSON ’17
May 16, 2015
Jennifer Childress, PLU Women’s Basketball Coach
PLU Lutes Girls Basketball Camp
With another season behind us, the Pacific Lutheran University Women’s Basketball team is already eager to jump into next season. Before that time comes, there is much work to be put in during the offseason. The players would like to include young girls in skill development this summer.
The annual summer camp aims to connect with the community and give back for all the support it offers throughout the season.
The PLU Women’s Basketball coach, Jennifer Childress, will be running the event. She will be assisted by a number of the PLU Women’s Basketball players.
The players will guide each camper to develop fundamental skills, as well as understanding basketball strategies. The players will also emphasize goal setting and healthy lifestyle habits.
The Lutes Girls Basketball Camp gives young girls the opportunity to look up to college basketball players and understand that with hard work and dedication they too could play at the collegiate level.
“Basketball is not just about putting a ball in a basket, it is discipline, hard work communication and passion,” said Sarah Barnes, PLU Women’s Basketball player. “It is not just a game, it is a way to challenge yourself to be the best person you can be. That is the message of our youth camp each summer.”
This four-day event will take place July 27 through July 30, in PLU’s Olson Gymnasium. The camp is offered for girl’s grades 5-12. Each day the camp will take place from 9a.m. until 3p.m. There will be a 30-minute-lunch break each day, although lunch will not be provided for the campers. The camp will cost $175.00 per person.
Pacific Lutheran University Women’s Basketball program theme is WYBO. WYBO means Work Your Butt Off. This small saying means hard work and dedication to each individual player.