May 7, 2010
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -
The Purdue men’s basketball program will play host to a variety of camps in the month of June as part of the 2010 Matt Painter Basketball Camps. In addition to instruction from the Purdue coaching staff, each camp will feature a majority of the student-athletes who helped the Boilermakers bring home a Big Ten championship in 2010.
The Matt Painter Basketball Camps schedule will kick off on June 6 with the Father/Son Camp, where each father/son team will be taught proper techniques in shooting, ball handling and 1-on-1 play. The camp emphasizes skill development in addition to contests and competitions, while giving fathers and sons the opportunity to spend quality time in a unique setting.
The summer camp schedule will continue the following day with the start of the Day Camp, which is slated to run from June 7-10. Open to participants from grades 1-9, Day Camp is designed to teach young players the basic fundamentals of shooting, ball handling and passing, while emphasizing skill development in addition to team play.
The Matt Painter Basketball Camps will also offer two Player Development Camps in June, with the first running from June 13-16 and the second to be held from June 27-30. At the residential/commuter camp, participants will learn advanced offensive skills in addition to reinforcement of the game’s basic fundamentals. Take-home drills are designed to help campers increase their level of play. Purdue’s coaching staff, with the help of current Boilermaker players, will also simulate both a practice and an individual workout, as well as expound upon the importance of agility and weight training.