Hoop Group Girls Shooting Camp I Blog

Our first girl’s camp of the summer has just wrapped up in the Pocono’s. We had a great week of instruction, games, and fun at our Shooting Camp! The campers were highly motivated to improving their shot and overall game while at camp, and this was exemplified by our biggest turnout for Early Bird Morning Workouts all summer!

Camp opened up Sunday night with a special guest from the Hoop Group, Dave Hopla, currently a Shooting Coach for the New York Knicks. Coach Hopla spoke with the girls about his life and basketball career, demonstrated his world-famous shooting ability, and then led on-court shot building blocks, where the girls practiced their shots and competed in drills. Another guest, Naismith Hall of Fame inductee and current Philadelphia University Head Coach Herb Magee, came to work with the girls on Tuesday afternoon for their on-court shot development.
Throughout the week, each camper had their shot videotaped while performing a shooting sequence. This videotape was evaluated using the Hoop Group Shooting Evaluation Form, and then shooting coaches discussed this video with each camper. The girls received a copy of this videotape in order to visibly see their shot and what they can work on to improve their shot taking ability.

On Tuesday night, we had the Hoop Group’s Tournament of Champions, consisting of Hot Shot and Free Throw Championships and All-Star games. The All-Star games were highly competitive, with each team having a very talented roster of girls. Finally, our night ended with a Hoop Group Girls Camp signature event – The Gong Show! Girls showed off their comedic, singing, or acting sides in front of the camp. This was a fun and relaxing way to end the last night at camp.

The Hoop Group would like to thank our coaches and staff from this week. They worked hard and were extremely dedicated to improving each girl’s shot and overall game while they were at camp. Award Winners from Shooting Camp are listed below. Pictures from the Awards Ceremony will be posted on our Facebook page.

Early Bird Workout Stars: Alexis Matte, Naijah Vann, Sasha Marvel, Mary McDade, Alyssa Gerdes
Hot Shot Champ: Emma McCann
Miss Hustle: Danielle Cornella
Floor General: Sophie Kohs
MIP: Meggie Wiley
MVP: Kerry Patterson
Team Champs: NC State – Alyssa Gerdes, Elise Randolph, Meghan Grushewsky, Kerry Patterson, Svea Wickelgren, Doniella Mosely, Danielle Cornetta, Jackie Cornetta, Gabriella Payne, Georgia Clark

Big East:
Early Bird Workout Stars: Regina McClain, Brianne Borcky, Emily McIntyre
FT Champ: Georgia Paul
Hot Shot Champ: Greer Liguori
Floor General: Annie Dombrowski
Team Champs: UCONN – Tori Della Pace, Kayla Kieffer, Jasmin Erichsen, Anna Lentini, Nicolette Benevento, Alexis Lucas, Emily McAteer, Allison Olmstead, Willa Tobin, Annabelle Shultz

Early Bird Workout Stars: Melody Wyslobicky
Miss Hustle: Teaira Hartley
Floor General: Chantal Thomas
MIP: Jewelle McEwen
MVP: Chantal Thomas
All-Star MVP: Jazlyn Rodriguez
Team Champs: Mystics – Abbigal Battle, Teaira Hartley, Jane Myers, Lauren Long, Bria Wilson, Jazlyn Rodriguez, Ruby Asabor, Erin Kennedy

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