19 August 2009

GHANA : 50 reasons why Dynasty Basketball Summer Camp 2009 was a success

The just ended Dynasty Basketball Summer Camp 2009 at Lincoln community school (LCS) was a success. The summer camp run from the 27th July to the 31st of July . The camp had a total of 50 young basketball players signing up both girls and boys between the ages of 12years and 20years. Dynasty Basketball Association brought together both young and senior coaches who coached through out the five day camp. Amongst the senior coaches was Ghanas senior national team coach Perigrino Lawal Brimah who currently is the senior coach of the No.1 club team in Ghana Ceps Braves. Also present were Dynastys own group of coaches Isaac Kwapong Jnr, Feranmi Olunloyo, and David Agyeman. Other coaches included Francis Brooks (Snr. Coach St Theresas Junior High), Albert Donkor (Coach Lincoln Community School), Priscilla Tandoh (Coach Legon Community Team). The camp was run by the Dynasty Staff together with the help of volunteers of different age groups and experiences which included Yaw Danso (Asst. Athletic Director Lincoln Community School), Elvis Davordzi (Sports Administrator National Sports Council), and some senior high school graduates.
The camp schedule started at 9:00am on Monday the 27th of July 2009 with the arrival of both residential and non-residential campers who are now today in the history books of the Dynasty as the first group of young players to attend the Dynasty Basketball Summer Camp. The camp schedule for each day was the same starting at as early as 5:00am for residential campers and 9:00am for non-residential campers. Nevertheless new activities were introduced as the camp drew to its final day. The daily camp schedule for the first three days included Jogging, fitness training, fundamental skills training, lunch break, video session, guest speaker, daily trivia session, and daily scrimmages. The fourth day saw the inclusion of the Dynasty skills Challenge and the last day was dedicated to the Summer Camp Tournament. Players were put into four teams which they represented through in the various team activities through out the camp.
The highlight moments of this years camp included Wednesdays guest speakers session with Tara Nkrumah (Athletic Director Lincoln Community School) who talked about Education & Sports. She educated campers on Goal Setting, Steps to setting goals, 10 qualities you find in a good student athlete, and 5 characteristics of a successful student. The guest speaker session also included an activity time which gave all 50 campers the opportunity to think about their future and answer certain questions which helped them to discover themselves in their pursuit for success as student athletes. Another highlighting moment was the Dynasty Skills Challenge which took place on the fourth day of the camp. The Dynasty Skills Challenge was a model of the NBA All-Star Skills challenge but this time focused more on how players executed the various fundamental skills taught through out the camp. The challenge included dribbling, passing, defense, shooting and layups. All four teams which consisted of Team Dynasty, Team Hoops, Team Tigers, and Team Sharks selected a player who represented them with the help of other team mates who assisted at all the various skill points. At the end of the skills challenge Team Dynasty emerged winners with the total highest points for both U16 and U20 skills challenge. The camp was climaxed with the Dynasty Basketball Summer Camp Tournament on the final day of the camp. All campers represented their team in a round robin tournament through out the day. The tournament was in two age categories U16 & U20. The tournament was an opportunity for the young campers to display their basketball talents and for parents and guardians to see what their kids had learnt through out the camp. The U16 played in a 3on3 tournament whiles the U20 played in a 5on5 tournament. Team Dynasty emerged winners of the U16 tournament whiles the U20 tournament saw Team Tigers emerge as winners. Individual awards were given to outstanding campers they included Most Improved Player, Most Defensive Player, and Most Valuable Player all in U16 and U20 category. The U16 awards went to Carol Oduro (Most Improved Player), Samuel Sarfo Antwi (Most Defensive Player), and Nana Peprah Boakye (Most Valuable Player). In the U20 category Baah Sekyere-Agyekum won the Most Improved Player, whiles Rosby Kome-Mensah Jnr won the Most Defensive Player, and James Larbi winning the Most Valuable Player. The overall winning team for the camp which included points tabulated through out the five days in trivia quizzes, Dynasty Skills Challenge and the tournament was Team Dynasty.
The camp ended with the awarding of individual prizes by the founder & Director of Dynasty Basketball Association Isaac Robert Kwapong Jnr who also was the Director of the summer camp. After the awards presentation he acknowledged all groups and companys who supported in the organization of the 1st Dynasty Basketball Summer Camp. Partners & Sponsors for the summer camp included Right to Dream, Cosmic Volunteers, All Iowa Attack USA, Ace Technologies, MyGHOnline.com, Skyy Digital Television, Final Effects and Concept 360. The 2010 Dynasty Basketball Summer Camp planning has already started so if you missed out on this years camp then you better not miss out on the 2010 camp. Now available for sale is the Dynasty Basketball Summer Camp DVD call 0243645929 or email info@dynastyhoops.com to relive the history making camp in your living room. To sponsor or support Dynasty Basketball Basketball Camps & Clinics call 0243645929/0243514048 or email info@dynastyhoops.com.

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