After a successful first year in 2013, the Park City High School boys' basketball team will host another youth basketball camp starting June 9.
The three-day camp will be taught by the PCHS coaching staff, led by head coach Caleb Fine. Joining him will be several of his assistant coaches and several returning varsity players.
"Most of the returning letter winners will be back," Fine said. "Guys like Bosten Van Der Veur, Reid Marks, Beau Story and Sam Kingdon will be helping out."
The camp, which will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. each of the three days, is open to boys who will be in grades 4-8 for the upcoming school year.
Fine said the camp will focus on fundamentals and giving the kids a taste for what Miner varsity basketball is all about.
"It's a great opportunity for them to come in and work with the coaching staff, the varsity players and to work on the fundamentals of the game," he said. "We try to give the kids the closest experience to high school basketball as we can."
The camp also helps the varsity team raise funds for the upcoming season, Fine added.
"Most people are volunteering their time," he said. "So it turns into a nice fundraiser for the team."
The cost is $60 for those who pre-register. Registration will also be available on the first day of camp for $75, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the PCHS gym.
Despite this being the first year the camp has offered pre-registration, Fine said the numbers are looking solid.
"Last year, we had 40 students from around the community," he said. "We're excited to see this year grow even more. So far, we have 35 signed up. It's still a week away, though, so we're hoping the numbers will grow."
Based on community response, Fine hopes the camp will be around for a while.
"Last year, the feedback was tremendous," he said. "It's something we hope to do every year. We hope to see a lot of new faces each year."
Fine said the goal of the camp isn't just to improve players on the court, but off of it as well.
"We'll continue to develop their skill sets and hopefully instill some great-young-men characteristics in them as well," he said.
What it really comes down to, according to Fine, is that the camp gives the Miners the chance to work with the youth players and thank the athletes for their support of the high school program.
"We really owe so much of the credit to the youth program," he said. "This is a way we can give back a little bit."
For more information, or to pre-register for the camp, email Fine at firstname.lastname@example.org.