May 9, 2012

Gaucho Basketball Announces 2012 Team, Elite Camps

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UCSB men's basketball program will host a pair of youth camps during the summer of 2012, including its first ever Elite Camp, the program announced Wednesday.

The first camp will be the annual Day Camp for kids will run from June 18-22 and will emphasize basketball fundamentals such as shooting skills, ball handling, passing, footwork, shot selection, position, rebounding and proper mental approach.  The campers will be divided into groups based on a variety of factors and each, regardless of skill level, will receive challenging, individualized instruction.

The second camp will the program's initial Elite Camp and will run from Aug. 20-22. The program is designed to help players take their games to the next level by improving skills and understanding of the game.  The camp will utilize every skill development tool and technology that the Gaucho players use during their season.  There will be daily film sessions to analyze games played earlier in the day to shooting workouts with UCSB's brand new $8,000.00 shooting machines to daily clinics conducted by current Gaucho players and coaches.

Each participant in the Elite Camp will receive a report card authored by UCSB coaches and players that will offer suggestions on how to improve throughout the year.

"We are very excited about both camps," said Camp Director and Gaucho Director of Basketball Operations Jeff Koval.  "The Day Camp is one of the most popular around.  The children get great instruction and really enjoy playing the games.  The Elite Camp is an outstanding addition to basketball instruction in the Santa Barbara area.  It's something that just hasn't been offered before and we're really pleased to bring it to the community."

In addition to Koval, UCSB head coach Bob Williams and his staff of Kevin Bromley, Matt Stock, David Campbell and Ryan Madry will take part in instruction.  They will be joined by Gaucho players.

The general hours of both campus will be 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.  For a nominal additional charge, extended supervision will be available from 7:45 am to 9:00 am and 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

For additional information, please call Koval at 805-893-3415 or email him at dbo.mensbasketball@athletics.ucsb.edu.  To download a PDF brochure that includes the cost of the camps and additional details, please click here.

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