Basketball camp was a success

  • Wed Sep 9th, 2015 8:26pm
  • Sports

Left: Instructor Chris Hyppa during the camp.

Students from Orcas High School, Orcas Christian School and Friday Harbor High School attended a skills basketball camp hosted by the Orcas Christian School.

A total of twenty-five players from three islands attended the three-day camp at the OCS gym at the end of August. Clinic instructors Chris Hyppa, who played professionally, and Mark Wilkerson, who works with the Seahawks on strength and conditioning, provided the players with specific techniques and also their mental preparation.

“I liked the fact that the teachers promoted basketball as a tool to have fun but also as an example of life, facing obstacles, overcoming them and setting new goals,” said participant Michael Harris.