Junior Horns Basketball Camp Split Into Two Sessions


The popularity of the Junior Horns Basketball Camp has prompted the sponsoring Payson Parks and Recreation Department to split the clinic into two sessions.

"We now have 55 kids signed up and registration is closed," said P&R recreation coordinator Joseph Harris.

The number of youths participating is one of the largest ever to enter.

The camp will be held June 16 to 20 in Wilson Dome.

PHS coach Kenny Hayes, who will head the camp, said his plans are to split the camp by grade levels with the third- through fifth-graders in one session and the sixth- through eighth-graders in the other sessions.

The sessions will be from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 3 p.m.

During the sessions, Hayes, his high school coaching staff and some varsity players will teach the nuances of the game as it is played at Payson High School.

The skills that will be stressed include defense, passing, dribbling, shooting, strategy and overall team play.

Hayes plans to incorporate individual and team drills, scrimmages and some games into the sessions.

"We want them to learn, improve and have some fun," Hayes said.

The coach was also elated with the large turnout.

"This is great for the basketball program," he said.

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