During the week of June 30 to July 4, Grace Gymnasium at Agape Christian School was the venue for teaching basketball theories and practices to a group of over forty children, boys and girls, as young as 6 and as old as 17.
By 8:30 am on June 30, Coach Adderley and Coach Rolle had the children warming up by doing baskets and passes while waiting for the arrival from Nassau of Coach Trevor Grant (with CR Walker High School) who was going to take over most of the instruction.
After introducing himself, Coach Grant talked about the benefits of sports but stressed that academics and athletics go hand in hand.
He explained to the children the game of basketball and told them what he expected of them during the camp.
From the moment he took over until the end of the camp, it was hard work for the kids every morning, as they tried to emulate his demonstrations. As one approached the gymnasium, the resounding noise of dozens of balls being dribbled on the court could be heard
The children had been divided into three age groups: 6 to 9, 10 to 14 and 15 to 17 and each group took turn goring through the court practicing what Coach Grant had demonstrated.
Five senior boys from the Agape Eagles helped him guide each group of students to take the proper body position while dribbling, adopt the proper moves and do passes and practice throwing baskets.
By the third day they started to have short games during the last hour of the morning to put into practice what they had learned.
The last day of the camp was dedicated to go over dribbling and shooting baskets for a couple of hours, the last hour spent playing games.
At the end, medals were handed out by the coaches to the most improved and most outstanding boys and girls in the three age groups.
The most improved boy overall was Kyle Albury; most improved girl, Henrinique Theigen.
The most improved boy in the Kindergarten group was Koen Malone; the most improved little girl, Olivia Bonnell.
The titles of Most Outstanding Camper went to Aiden Stubbs and Brenae Bain.
The Most Outstanding Boy in the K category was Carson Roberts; Most Outstanding in the older groups were Mac Andrews and Jaron Burrows.
So pleased with the success of the camp was Coach Adderley that he decided to hold a second one during the first week of August.
Coach Adderley left for Nassau on July 5 to act as Assistant- Coach to the National Team. Some of his players who made the National Team will travel with him to play in Panama.