Basketball clinic coming to STHS in July |

Basketball clinic coming to STHS in July

Chad Sellmer, Tribune staff writer

South Tahoe High’s varsity boys and girls basketball coaches will be instructing a series of two-day clinics in July for students of the game.

The clinic will feature specialized instruction for various age groups from elementary kids to high school seniors, including defense, passing, shooting, ballhandling, rebounding, postplay, attitude and effort. The camp has been in existence for years and was started by former Vikings basketball coach Tom Orlich, who is now the head coach at Clovis West near Fresno.

“I’m looking forward to them,” said current STHS varsity boys basketball coach Derek Allister, formerly head coach of NCAA Division 1 Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. “We will be having a series of midweek camps for the young kids, culminating with the high school camp for boys. It will be interesting to see what kind of response we have. We are changing the camp a little bit this year by limiting the numbers, because we don’t think we have the facilities to handle the numbers we’ve had in years past.”

Cost for each two-day session is $40, and each session runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the high school. The dates are July 8-9, 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30.

“It will be a relaxed atmosphere,” Allister said. “Hopefully the kids will have fun and learn a little bit to help them next year.”

A snack bar will be open for lunch, as well as all afternoon to provide beverages, hamburgers, hotdogs and other concessions. Advanced-purchase lunches will also be available at a discount during registration.

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To register for the camp, contact Allister at (530) 541-4150 or Proctor at (530) 541-4111.