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Camp in the key

South Tahoe basketball camp June 23-25

Staff report

School is winding down, so it’s time to start thinking about summer camps.

One of the first to follow the end of classes is the South Tahoe Viking Player Development Camp on June 23-25. This basketball camp will give campers a chance to learn skills and fundamentals from area coaches and former Viking greats Jared Wood and Conor Freeman.

“It gives the kids who have seen them play a chance to interact with them one on one,” said camp director Tyler Pakes. “We’re going to have a lot of local people helping out and will give the children a chance to see what we used to have and maybe we can get back to that point.”

Boys and girls ages 8 to 17 are eligible for the 8 a.m. to 5 p.m camp on Friday and Saturday and an 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. session on Sunday. The cost is $100, which includes a camp T-shirt, per person.

Morning sessions will emphasize technique and individual skill development. Demonstrations and drills at the player’s ability level will used to learn those skills.

“It’s an all-around camp where we’ll focus on all aspects of the game and it’s something the kids can build on for the rest of summer,” Pakes said.

In the afternoon, team play and drills teaching offensive and defensive team techniques will be the focus. In addition, intramural-style tournament games will be played.

“It’s a great opportunity for kids in the Tahoe Basin to go to an affordable camp where they can learn skills and work on their games,” said STHS girls’ basketball coach Chris Holmes.

For more information, contact Pakes at or by phone at 1 (310) 562-2195. To register, mail a $100 check payable to South Tahoe Girls’ Basketball to South Tahoe Player Development Camp 2006, Attention Tyler Pakes, 971 Third Street, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 96150. Include your child’s name, age, contact information and child’s T-shirt size.

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