LAS CRUCES – Head coach Darin Spence and the New Mexico State women’s basketball team will be hosting several camps this summer for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through 12 in June.
Spence said over the past four summers there have been more than 500 kids to come through his camps. Former Aggies Sherell Neal and Anikia Jawara, along with some current players, will assist the NM State coaches in running camps. Neal recently completed her first year playing professional basketball in Sweden.
“Our camps offer a fun and exciting way to learn the game of basketball,” Spence said.
There are five individual camps and one team camp. The Little Aggie Camp, June 1-4, is for boys and girls in kindergarten through fifth grade and will be held in the Pan American Center. Another Little Aggie Camp is for kindergarten through eighth grade, June 13-15.
“We keep the kids busy,” Spence said. “We work on ball handling, dribble tag and games.”
The individual skills camp is for boys and girls in grades 6-12, June 16-18. It runs from 9:00 a.m. through 3:00 p.m. in the Pan American Center and annex. There are different prices to include lunch. This camp works on fundamental skill work.
NM State’s Team Camp, June 19-21, is for high school varsity and junior varsity teams and there are nine games guaranteed. Games start at 1:00 p.m. on Friday. Teams have came from New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
The shooting camp, June 23-24, goes from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is in the Pan American Center and annex.
“I know that not all can play basketball at the Division I level, but all can go to college,” Spence said. “These camps provide a window into the university.”
The final camp of the summer is the NM State at Farmington Camp, June 29-30, for grades K-12 at Farmington High School.
Registration is now available at www.nmstatesports.com.