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Buffs Ready For 2013 Colorado Girls Basketball Camps

May 8, 2013

BOULDER - With each season basketball is becoming more-and-more a popular sport at the University of Colorado and budding girls basketball players of all ages and abilities have an exciting summer to look forward to here in Boulder.

Colorado is offering five different camps in a two-week period this June allowing interested campers and teams a wide variety of options.

"We are preparing for another thrilling camp season in which we will teach the skills necessary to help each player improve as a basketball player," Colorado head coach Linda Lappe said.

Girls basketball camps tip off June 10-13 with the Little Dribblers and Individual camps. The Little Dribblers Camp, for ages 5-9, is a half-day session for the first time camper who will learn age appropriate skills in a fun atmosphere. CU's Individual Camp, which runs concurrent to the Little Dribblers Camp, is a full day session for ages 9-14. The Individual Camp will offer basketball instruction in both offensive and defensive areas, plus campers will compete in various skills contests and play in 5-on-5 games.

Colorado's Shooting Camp is an all-day session on June 14, for ages 8-18. This camp is designed to improve footwork, shooting technique and accuracy through instruction and repetition. Each camper will be taught the fundamental approach to shooting through a step-by-step shooting progression -- the lay-up, set shot, pull up jumper, shooting off screens, and the 3-point shot.

The second week of activity starts with the Elite Camp, June 17-18, for ages 14-18. The Elite Camp is designed to take the player's game to the next level. Emphasis will be placed on offensive skills including: position work (guard, forward, post), using screens and reading the defense, the pick and roll, 1-on-1 play, 3-on-3 competition and 5-on-5 team play. Both commuter and overnight camper options are available.

Colorado's Team Camp concludes the summer camp season that next weekend, June 21-23. The Team Camp guarantees six games and one time-and-score situation. Varsity and junior varsity levels are available. Overnight campers will stay in the University of Colorado dorms.

"After a very successful first year, we are ready to build and have an even better year two with teams from all over the country.  With the ability for teams to stay in the dorms right here on campus, we really feel this will be the place where teams can build team cohesion for the year ahead."

All of Colorado's camps will be held at the Coors Events Center with breakout sessions in the attached basketball/volleyball practice facility and also at Balch Fieldhouse. The camp staff will consist of the Colorado women's basketball coaching staff, current and former CU players, as well as regional college and high school coaches.

Campers will also have the chance to participate in contests and skill competitions with daily awards and prizes. There will also be seminars on strength and conditioning, NCAA rules and academic eligibility, mini-clinics and coaching seminars and instruction featuring CU's coaching staff.

"Camp season is one of my favorites because everybody on our team has been a camper at one point in time and remembers how much fun we had," Lappe said. "It's our goal to make sure every kid goes home with that same experience."

Online registration for the? Little Dribblers, Individual, Shooting and Elite camps is available by clicking here. For more information on the Team Camp, contact the women's basketball office and Dan Doerflein at 303-429-6086.

For more general information visit the Colorado Girls Basketball Camp page here.

The CU Basketball Camp for Girls is open to any and all girls, of all abilities, limited only by age.