IU Northwest to host 2013 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for Kids July 15-18

2013-04-29T09:27:00Z 2013-05-03T12:56:04Z IU Northwest to host 2013 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for Kids July 15-18Contributed by Emily Banas Office of Marketing and Communications nwitimes.com

GARY | Indiana University Northwest and the Office of Athletics will host its fourth annual 2013 RedHawks' Summer Basketball Camp for Kids July 15 through 18. The four-day camp is open to all boys and girls ages 6 through 13, and will meet each day from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the IU Northwest Savannah Center Gymnasium, located just one-half mile south of I-80/94 at 3400 Broadway in Gary.

The RedHawks Basketball Camp provides an in-depth basketball experience emphasizing fundamentals and sportsmanship in order to help campers reach their full potential. The camp format is designed for children of all levels and experience. Children are grouped by age and ability.

The camp's daily program will feature skill work, team-building exercises and drills, league games, skill competitions. RedHawks basketball players and coaches will host the camp's daily activities.

The camp's final day will feature a team tournament and an awards ceremony, and parents are welcome to attend. Throughout the program, instructors will address such topics as teamwork, how to set and achieve goals, the importance of education, and good nutrition.

The camp is directed by IU Northwest Head Women’s Basketball Coach Ryan Shelton. Shelton has led the RedHawks to A.I.I. Championships and NAIA National Tournament appearances and has been named A.I.I. Coach of the Year. Shelton led IU Northwest to a school-record 16-game winning streak in 2012 that included a win over NCAA Division I Chicago State and is the winningest coach in IU Northwest history.

Registration is $50 per child and $45 for each additional child from the same family. Each camp participant will receive a RedHawks Camp t-shirt and a gift at the end of the week.

Registration forms may be mailed to: Ryan Shelton, Indiana University Northwest Sycamore Hall 210, 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN 46408 or submitted in person at the Savannah Center Gymnasium Payments must be made online at: http://bit.ly/RedHawksCamp2013.

Please note, reservations cannot be held until registration form has been submitted and payment has been received.

Space is limited; the camp has sold out each year since its inception in 2010.

For more information, call (219) 981-4279 or (219) 980-6944, or email rydshelt@iun.edu.

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