South Tahoe hoop camps ready to roll |

South Tahoe hoop camps ready to roll

Foundations for the successful basketball careers of Jerod Haase and Brian Bruso started at a South Tahoe Basketball Camp.

Youngsters dreaming of becoming the next Haase or Bruso can improve those chances by registering for the upcoming camps at South Tahoe High School.

There are limited openings for the June 25-27 South Tahoe Camp. The three-day fundamental camp is for boys ages 9 to 18 and girls 14 to 18. The camp will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

The cost is $85, but financial hardship cases will be considered, so players won’t be turned away.

There are also openings for the three-day camp for boys ages 9 to 18 July 16-18.

Various Viking alumni return to work both camps. Camp director Tom Orlich also receives coaching assistance from various high school and junior college coaches.

In addition, three one-day instructional camps are available. A scorers camp is set for June 23. Boys and girls ages 8 to 18 are eligible. Also, a shooters camp is planned for July 6 and a complete players camp July 13.

Orlich, former Whittell coach Andy Hughes and former Douglas coach Aubrey McCreary will provide instruction during all of the one-day camps, which cost $37.

Orlich, who has been directing the camps for the past 24 years, stressed the importance of attending all of the instructional sessions.

“All of our great players have gone through them. Most of the players in our program go to all five camps. That’s one of the reasons they are so fundamentally sound,” Orlich said. “I believe we win because we’re very fundamentally sound and this is where we learn it.”

For more information, phone Orlich at (530) 541-4111.

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