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Basketball camp a time for learning
CHS coaches Morris, Tate provide lessons to students in grades K-12
Allyson Hailey, left, and Edith Peralta work on form shooting during the first week of the 24th Annual Ceres High School Basketball Camp. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Breanna Moreno was among the 75 participants at Ceres High School's 24th Annual Basketball Camp.

The first week of the clinic was staged, June 10-14, at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"I'm interested at trying out for the basketball team at Ceres High School this year," said Moreno, an incoming freshman. "I want to learn new skills so I'm not behind."

Bulldog coaches Vanessa Morris and Ross Tate provided instruction.

"It's pretty packed," Morris said. "I just have a bunch of gym rats. It's nice."

Approximately 50 players attended the 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. session for first through eighth graders.

About 25 signed up for the 10 a.m. to noon session for ninth through 12th graders.

"We don't run camp to get rich," Morris said. "We want the kids to have fun, learn fundamentals and be connected to the high school."

Added Tate: "They're willing to learn. That's a good thing."

The second week of the Ceres High basketball camp was staged, June 17-21.

Cost was $75 for two weeks of instruction and $55 for one with multi-sibling rates.