May 31, 2013

2013 Steve Payne Golden Eagle Basketball Camp closing in

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Tech men's basketball program will kick off its annual individual and team camps early this year, with June 3 marking the start of the first of four camps to be held in June.

"We're really looking forward to getting an early start on camps this season," head coach Steve Payne said of the upcoming events. "As coaches, we look at camp season as a great opportunity to have an impact on local and regional young talent. We want to see kids in the community develop a passion for the game, and it's great to see them getting interested in Golden Eagle basketball."

The TTU men's basketball program will host one individual camp from June 23-26, open to boys ages eight to 18. The cost of the camp is $275 for overnight campers and $225 for day campers. A $50 deposit is due with each application, and individuals applying in groups of three of more will receive a $10.00 discount per application.

Individual camp will feature personal contact with Coach Payne and his staff in daily clinics for shooting, position play, dribbling and ball handling, team offense and defense, teamwork and sportsmanship.

Overnight campers will enjoy air-conditioned gym and residence halls for three nights' lodging and all meals, professionally prepared with campers in mind. Campers will be housed two per room in TTU dormitories and will be under constant supervision at all hours of the day and evening.

Three different team camps will also be hosted over the course of two weeks in June. The first and third sessions will be open to high school and junior high school players and will be held from June 3-5 and June 19-21. The second session will be open to high school aged campers only, and will run from June 10-12.

Teams electing to board during camps will be charged $225 per team plus $165 per individual player, and a fee of $75 for each assistant or non-playing manager or bus driver. Commuting teams will pay the standard $225 team fee, while players with meals will be charged $100 individually and players without meals will be charged $75.

Team camp will feature individual instruction daily with the Tech staff, as well as a hospitality room for coaches, a coaching clinic with the TTU staff, and the use of team meeting rooms. Participating coaches will also enjoy free use of the Fitness Center and free greens fees at Ironwood Golf Course. Separate JV and Varsity schedules will be put together and intra-squad tournaments will be conducted in both the Hooper Eblen Center as well as the Tennessee Tech Memorial Gym.

For more information about any of the aforementioned summer basketball camps, please visit Tennessee Tech Athletics Camps and Clinics.

Although these camps are owned and operated by TTU coaches and the use of their facilities is warranted, they are run independently of Tennessee Tech University.