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    May 12, 2018

    Legion Athletic Basketball Camps Back for 2018

    The Legion Athletic Camps will be once again be offering a full slate of summer basketball camps at the International Peace Gardens in July and August.  This camp annually attracts hundreds of athletes from Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan, as well as others from as far away as Nunavet, England, Mexico and the United States. Whether you are an up and coming player or looking for a place to explore new interests, the legion Athletic Camp has a place for you and your friends. Best of all the camp is located on the grounds of the beautiful International Peace Gardens on the Manitoba-North Dakota border.

    Along with the main university size indoor court, the Legion Athletic Camp features three full outdoor basketball courts and a total of 14 outdoor hoops. This camp is designed for athletes ages 12-17, who are normally grouped according to age and skill level. Exceptions are made for younger exceptional/dedicated athletes.

    Consist of stretching and ball-handling, followed by rotations through fundamental, small group and team stations. Each station builds sequentially on previous rotations. Athletes will develop all of their basketball fundamentals: shooting, passing, dribbling, rebounding and defense. Athletes will also learn proper screening, cutting, spacing, reading defenses and offensive moves.

    These include various types of basketball competitions and movies and social events with other camps. The week ends with a 4 on 4 tournament and camp awards. Some of the best teaching coaches around can help you to understand this sport and reach the next level as a player.

    This year Coach Justin Thiessen is introducing Team Basketball, Week 2 only, where teams can register to attend camp as a group, and receive intense training as a team from well known guest, Legion Athletic Camp Coaches and other competitve coaches from the region. This program has already proven successful in China and many parts of the U.S. Please contact Coach Thiessen about this exciting new opportunity at: .

    The Legion Athletic Camp is also a great place to learn the game as an individual, group of friends or as a team.

    Important Information

    When: Aug 5th-11th , 2018 (Week 4)
    Head Coach: Ricardo Martinez

    When: July 22nd - July 28th, 2018 ( Week 2)
    Head Coach: Justin Thiessen (Brandon University)

    When: July 29th- Aug 4th, 2018 (Week 3)
    Head Coach:  Dan Shynkaryk (University of Winnipeg)

    If you want to take your game to the next level, Legion Athletic Basketball Camp is the place to be!  The Legion Athletic Camp has been around for many years and throughout that time a lot of things have changed in the world around us. This year marks the 56th anniversary of the Legion Athletic Camp and with it an updated version of our website along with our new page on Facebook under Legion Athletic Camp 2017, and on Twitter @LegionCamp.
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