ROCKINGHAM — C.H.U.R.C.H. basketball camp college students might be studying the basics of the game, and having enjoyable whereas doing it, within the West Rockingham gymnasium all all through this week.
It’s their third 12 months of operation in Richmond County below the supervision of Coach Chellia “Church” Nelson.
“Our youngsters that got here final 12 months, we see nice enchancment, and that’s what we would like,” she mentioned. “Those which might be new, they’re working arduous. They had been simply able to play ball.”
C.H.U.R.C.H. is an acronym for “Crossover, Exhausting work, Distinctive, Reachable, Character and Coronary heart.” They’ve beforehand hosted camps in Dobbins Heights and Hamlet.
College students will be taught ball dealing with, agility drills, free throw kind, and probably the most regarded ahead to exercise, 5 on 5.
“He loves enjoying and studying new issues,” mentioned Yolana Lewis about her 10-year-old son Nathan in this system. “He performs on a regular basis. He tries to get on the market as a lot as he can.”
Lewis mentioned she likes how their coach, Chellia, has God first in her life and reveals the scholars how you can higher themselves on and off the courtroom.
“I take pleasure in seeing the youngsters work together — the basic drills are simply nice,” mentioned Coach Johnnie Bruton. “Not solely simply basketball, however life abilities normally. You be taught the self-discipline, responsibly and you’ll take it with you.”
The camp will conclude this Friday, with an awards ceremony, adopted by a lunch for the entire gamers and coaches.
“I need to present individuals for those who dwell for God, God will do nice and mighty issues in your life,” Nelson mentioned to the Each day Journal final 12 months. “The Lord positioned it on my coronary heart to do that totally free and we’ve seen the fruits of our labor.”
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