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AMBA hosting Daniel De Palma-led summer basketball camp

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AMHERST, N.S. —

Daniel De Palma, a full-time assistant coach with Acadia University’s men’s and women’s basketball teams, is leading a clinic at ARHS from July 8 to 12.

The camp for children in Grades 4 to 6 (as of September 2019) will be from 9 a.m. to noon, while players in Grades 7 to 9 will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Finally, the camp for high school players, Grades 10 to 12, will be Tuesday and Thursday of that week from 7 to 9 p.m.

“This camp is for further growth of basketball in the area and a continuation of the Amherst Minor Basketball’s support toward keeping kids engaged in basketball,” John Bushen, director of coaching and player development with the AMBA said.

De Palma is head coach of 2016 National Champion U17 Boys Nova Scotia. He looks after player development for both Acadia basketball teams all year round.

This camp will incorporate a variety of skills both individually and as a team. The focus is development while also being challenging and caters to beginners, intermediate and experienced players. Members of the Axemen and Axewomen will also be at the camp to help out.

“There have been very limited local opportunities for basketball players ot develop their skills in the summer. Dan De Palma and Acadia basketball camps have an excellent reputation and come highly recommended,” Duane Starratt, vice-president and director of registration with the AMBA, said. “It’s a great chance for local players to learn from a high-level coach and AUS players.”

Go to https://sites.google.com/view/amherstminorbasketball to register.

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