first_imgThe Cougar Basketball Camp at Colts Neck High School will be held in two sessions: Read and React, June 30 through July 3 from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 11-14 (cost is $125) and July 14-18 for ages 7-14 ($190 cost). There is a discount price of $300 for those attending both sessions.The primary emphasis of the camp, under the direction of Colts Neck head boys basketball coach Lou Piccola, is on the development of fundamental skills through group and individual instruction and game experience. Those goals will be accomplished through group lectures, small group drills and fundamental stations. All campers are grouped according to age, physical maturing, previous experience and overall ability.The staff will include high school coaches and players under Piccola’s direction.The Read and React Clinic is to give individuals a better understanding on how to play against a defender through a series of drills that will include offensive movements like cutting, screening, pick-and-roll offense, moving without the ball and individual breakdown of beating the defender to the basket.There will also be an emphasis on ball handling and shooting, with sessions each day to help improve a player’s speed and agility.For applications, contact Piccola at 732-577-9625. Rutgers University is offering free Rutgers football tickets through the Junior Knights Club. Membership is free and is open to children 12 and under. Benefits include free tickets to the football home opener against Howard University, tickets to the men’s basketball home opener, additional discounts for select games, a Junior Knights Club card and free access to some Rutgers wrestling, lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics and women’s basketball games.For more information, contact Rutgers Athletics Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or visit jrknights.asp.last_img

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