• November 23, 2014

Cove’s McAdams all about teaching the game

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Posted: Friday, May 23, 2014 4:30 am

Eldridge McAdams simply wants to share his knowledge.

Copperas Cove’s head girls basketball coach spends most days of the year working with his team, but during the summer, McAdams gets to broaden his class size during Lady Dawg Basketball Camp.

And the coach believes the more who are willing to listen, the better.

“Anytime you can teach, you want to share the little bit that you think you know,” McAdams said, “and give the kids an opportunity to learn. Plus, I love kids. I love being around them. That’s fun.”

After taking over Copperas Cove’s program last summer, McAdams had little time to publicize the camp, but he expects a much larger turnout this year when the doors open June 16.

“We didn’t have much time to get the word out last year, but I was still pleased with our numbers,” he said.

“This year we are expecting even more kids.”

The four-day camp will be held at Bulldawg Gymnasium and is open to girls entering kindergarten through ninth grade. Cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt.

Participants will be split into groups based on age with incoming kindergarteners through third graders attending from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and all older girls going from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“We do the same type of things with both groups, but we just get a little more basic with the little kids,” McAdams said. “Things get a little more advanced with the older kids.”

All campers will be taught the same fundamental skills, including dribbling, passing, footwork, defensive and offensive principles, and McAdams intends to place an emphasis on shooting.

“We do a lot of shooting,” he said. “We work on getting that correct form, making sure they are shooting the ball right, and that’s one thing you don’t see at a lot of camps.”

For more information, contact McAdams at 254-547-2534, ext. 808.

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