Head coach Austin Atwood was all smiles during his basketball camp that his players put on last week. The three-day camp averaged 99 kids with a record 101 attending on a couple of days.
The campers included kids from kindergarten through eighth grade and each one went through numerous drills daily.
The camp was so large that the new outdoor courts were used for the first time ever.
“We set the kids up in groups of 16 and went through different stations,” said Atwood. “We did offensive day, defensive day and game day. The camp ended with a contest day on Friday.
Atwood said that Austin Mills had a good camp and won a couple of contests. Dominic Kelly was chosen as Camper of the Week.
“We gave some awards but overall it was good for my kids,” added Atwood. “They had to work every day because we’ve never had a camp that big. The biggest one we’ve ever had was 81 prior to this one.”
Atwood praised the help of current Milligan College player Chase Phillips and ETSU player Kayla Marosites who starred on the Lady Cyclones’ state championship team.
“The younger girls loved her,” said Atwood. “She and Chase did a super job and all the kids looked up to them.”
The money made from the camp goes to help with the varsity basketball expenses.
“We’re going to play at Gatlinburg over the weekend and then on to Pigeon Forge for three days after that. We want to try and play as many games as we can before dead period.”