Charli Turner Thorne Summer Camps Begin Next Month

May 7, 2008

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University women's basketball head coach Charli Turner Thorne will hold three basketball camps on the ASU campus this summer.

Turner Thorne, who this past season led the Sun Devils to their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth, and her coaching staff will direct three camps, starting with a team camp June 6-8. The team camp is geared toward high school teams (grades 9-12) interested in the opportunity to work on team skills in game situations. Eligible teams must have a coach and a minimum of eight players. Team camp will offer two divisions of play based on skill level and the number of participants. Each team will play at least six games and will participate in a clinic conducted by Turner Thorne. Following pool play a tournament will be held.

An individual camp for players in grades 6-12 will be held June 9-12. It is geared toward players interested in playing at the next level with special attention spent on individual offensive moves and defensive strategies that will help players become the best they can be. Players will be taught and drilled everyday in the skills of shooting, one-on-one moves, position work, passing, ball handling, rebounding and much more. Various competitions and contests will also be held throughout the week. The individual camp is offered as a boarding or non-boarding camp. Campers can stay overnight on the ASU campus and receive all meals or commute back and forth to camp and receive lunch and dinner.

Turner Thorne's final camp will be a day camp for players in grades 3-8, which runs from June 23-26 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily). It will feature instruction on basketball fundamentals and on improving already developed skills. Ball handling, passing, shooting and defense will be a few of the many basketball fundamentals introduced. Campers will be divided into groups based on age and ability. Games will be played during the afternoons with clinics being held in the mornings.

All camps will be run by ASU women's basketball coaches (Turner Thorne, associate head coaches Joseph Anders and Meg Sanders and assistant coach Laura Hughes) and players and will take place on campus.

For more information, please call the ASU women's basketball office at (480) 965-6086 or visit www.cttcamps.com.

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