Acadia Basketball Camp coming to Richmond Academy

LOUISDALE: A unique chance for local basketball players to develop their skills will take place on May 26 as Acadia University’s basketball coach Daniel De Palma visits Richmond Academy to host a one-day basketball camp.

“It’s the kind of camp that’s good for anyone who likes basketball,” said Darren Campbell, who coaches basketball locally. He’s organizing the event.

“Danny comes down, and in the past he’s brought one varsity player from the men’s team and one from the women’s team to work with the kids as well. Danny knows his stuff, and the players are very engaged with the kids as well. They work a lot on their fundamental skills – shooting, passing, dribbling, footwork. They usually have some inter-squad scrimmages the last hour.

“It’s a great opportunity,” he said. “You’re getting coached by people who do this every day, and they’re coming to our area to put it on. We have great coaches around here too, but it’s always good to have a different voice and somebody new. The kids really look up to the athletes too.”

The camp is open to male and female players in grades six to 12, and it runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $45, but anyone registered by May 11 will be entered into a draw to have their camp fee paid.

In order to have the camp take place, a minimum of 20 players have to register. As a result, players are asked to register early.

“We need 20 kids to be registered for them to come, but I’m pretty confident we’ll get them and a few more. This will be the third one they did at Richmond Academy in the past year.”

To sign up, contact Campbell at 902-302-2235 or email dcampbell69ca@yahoo.ca.