In the midst of a struggling season, the Galion girls basketball team are still eager to share its skills with the next generation.
The team started a youth camp last week, which includes 12 girls from grades K-6. The youth camp participated in its first game during both halftime segments for the junior varsity and varsity games of Galion against Crestline. The youth campers will return for the River Valley game.
“We’re just showing them the fundamentals,” said Galion girls basketball head coach Nick Vukovich. “This is a way we can get kids excited (about basketball).”
Lady Tigers’ junior Danni Schieber was among the team members instructing the campers.
“It’s nice interacting with the kids,” she said. “(We’re) showing the skills to build up their confidence.”
Schieber said the team had a three-day youth camp in the summer, which had a good turnout.
“They’re the future of our basketball program,” said Jaime Ehrman.
The junior guard demonstrated simple drills with the campers such as moving and dribbling the ball in different ways. Some of the parents watched from the sidelines including Karen Potter and her husband Rich. S
“I think it’s really cool to see the high schoolers with the little girls to help them,” she said, while watching her daughter Jenna, 7, participate.
“It’s a great learning experience,” Rich said.
Reach Klein at 419-468-1117, ext. 2048 or on Twitter at @brandoneklein.