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TLCA hosting youth basketball camp this week

The camp will be in session until Thursday, June 10.

SAN ANGELO, Texas — TLCA completed day one of basketball camp for boys and girls from third grade to eighth grade. TLCA athletic director and head boys basketball coach Kent Sherrill enjoys keeping these students busy.

"The overall purpose of the camp is that we want to get the kids out first and foremost, it's summertime," Sherrill said. "A lot of times kids like to stay in the house so we're trying to give them something to do. We're also introducing them to our sport. Some of these kids will be coming into junior high next year, and this will also give them a chance to try something that maybe they haven't tried before."

Sherrill said it benefits the athletic program in a way to where they have a lot of kids participating and learning the game of basketball. He said it's also a great way for children to socialize, compete and encourage one another.

"I feel good," Sherrill said. "It's always good when you can teach kids new things and hopefully they like it, catch on to it and they'll continue throughout. We're just letting them come in and teaching them fundamentals."

Sherrill said this is not the only activity they have going on this summer. There's summer league games hosted every Thursday night for the high school team, which keeps the players active and improving while school is out. It is not too late to sign up for the youth camp.

"If a kid wants to come, they can come in here tomorrow," Sherrill said. "Tomorrow will be the last day of signups and if they want to go through Thursday, it'll be 40 dollars."

Sherrill plans to keep these students active and positive all summer long.

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