Lady Hawk Basketball Academy returns next week
June 20, 2017

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - For the third straight year the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Women's Basketball Program will host the "Lady Hawk Basketball Academy." The camp style academy will be June 26-June 29, in the William P. Hytche Athletic Center on the Maryland Eastern Shore campus in Princess Anne, Maryland. It is open to both boys and girls ages 7-17.

"I really hope that area youth are able to attend our academy," said women's basketball head coach Fred Batchelor. "I feel like our program has been very successful for more than a dozen years at producing high quality, high character student-athletes. We have a core philosophy built on scholarship and competition while teaching service. Those life skills take our graduates to new heights once they leave school. I feel that we can start the youth in our area on the right track to having those values through our Lady Hawk Basketball Academy."

Eastern Shore will host the camp that specializes in being a team player, both mentally and physically, working on all aspects of the game, from plays, to passing, to defensive sets. Attendees will have the opportunity to play 3 on 3 games, take part in contests and play as teams, all while having fun and learning some great philosophies on the game and on life.

The sessions start each day at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. To keep costs down lunch is not provided but can be purchased. Each camper receives a T-shirt for the cost of just 75.00 per child.

"I am confident that you find our instructors and facilities to be some of the finest in the country," said Batchelor. "My staff has been with me for years and share the same ideals I have. Together we have been successful and together we will lead this camp. If developing your child's basketball skills while also learning life lessons and creating memories that will last a lifetime is what you are looking for, than I am sure you won't be disappointed by The Lady Hawk Basketball Academy."



Batchelor also believes that this camp style program will greatly benefit youth basketball on the Eastern Shore. "Every year we go out and recruit players on the Shore. I often find that a lot of them don't start taking the game really serious until high school, especially the young ladies. I think this is a way to get them loving the game for what it is, a character building, life lesson teaching, hard-work pays off, team-building activity. I encourage parents and guardians to get their children involved in the game, one I so dearly love, early and often. It has so much to give."

Registration is available online at . You can request a hard copy be mailed or get more information by calling Coach Cedric Jenkins at 410-651-7856 or emailing him at

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