Carolina Thunder camp drives home fundamentals

Carolina Thunder instructor Corn Robertson monitors campers last week during a dribbling drill. (Michael Held photo)


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SELMA—Last week the Carolina Thunder put on a coed basketball camp for children aged 9-14 with a couple of goals in mind.

Hosted by Selma Parks and Recreation, the camp took place at the Richard B. Harrison Gymnasium with the hopes of being able to give back to the community through an affordable camp opportunity as well as hone in on the fundamentals of the game.

“The motivation behind it is to give back to the kids and try to teach them the basic fundamentals of basketball,” said instructor Courtney Moore. “We’re working on basic ball handling skills, passing, shooting techniques—just the basic fundamentals of basketball.

“Sometimes we get out of the fundamental part of the game so we want to regenerate the fundamentals and continue to teach the kids.”

The Carolina Thunder, formerly named the Selma Thunder, are a local AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) organization whose travel basketball teams play anywhere from Virginia to Fayetteville to Nationals in South Carolina with their home games in Selma.

For Recreation Program Supervisor Joni Hubble-Zeneberg, the Carolina Thunder-run basketball camps are a big success for several reasons.

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