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Books and Basketball resumes

BVI Hoop It Up Foundation - Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 at 1:50 PM

The BVI Hoop It Up Foundation will be resuming the Books and Basketball After School camp on May 7th to June 29th.

The camp is open to children between the ages of 5-16 who are interested in learning the fundamentals of basketball, and improving on their academics. The essential after school program began in January 2011, and was instrumental in progressing the skills and academics of several children in the BVI.

Our objectives: To introduce basketball to beginners and create new interest in the sport, to teach and improve the fundamentals of the basic skills such as dribbling, passing, and shooting, to create a criterion in academics for playing basketball, to improve academics, and to create a balance in sports and academics.

Our goals: To create student athletes who will eventually become college, national, and professional athletes, to create an after school environment for constructive basketball training, and effective academic tutoring.

The basketball segment of the camp was structured to learn and improve the basketball skills of dribbling, passing, and shooting for two days a week after school. The basketball sessions will be conducted at the multipurpose complex from 3:45pm – 5:00pm on Tuesdays and Thurdays.

The academic segment of the camp was structured to improve and be more efficient in academics through tutoring and after school study sessions. The tutoring sessions will be conducted at the Althea Scatliffe Primary School from 3:45pm – 5:00pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

There will be a registration and meeting for parents interested in signing their children up for the camp, the meeting will take place at the multipurpose complex at 5:30pm on Thursday April 26th.

If you are interested in giving your children the opportunity to become future student athletes, please make a valid effort to attend the meeting, the foundation would love to develop a relationship with the parents so the children can see the interest between both parties.

For more information please call 544-0480 or email:

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  1. Jok
    April 25, 2012
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    This is a very good idea. Why not do it in the summer when school closes though?

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