Sports camps set to grow skills, character

Sports camps set to grow skills, character

Helping students develop spiritual character as they gain skills in basketball and soccer, BBC will offer five weeks of sports camps this summer.

Defender sports camps and Big Blue day camps give young athletes focused attention to improve athletic abilities in their sport. Defender residence camps allow students from grades 9 through 12 to spend a week living on campus. Big Blue camps teach sport fundamentals to local children through eighth grade.

Students in both camps receive sound instruction and spiritual training. Time spent learning with veteran coaches and dedicated college athletes makes an impact as players take part in athletics throughout the year.

"We want to help players improve their skills and understanding of the game," said Sean MacPherson, head coach for Defender men's soccer. "We also want to encourage them spiritually to improve in their understanding of God and His love for them and to challenge them to live lives that are pleasing to Him."

2013 Dates:
Defender Basketball Camp: June 23-28
Lady Defender Basketball Camp: July 7-12
Big Blue Basketball Camp: July 1-5
Defender and Lady Defender Soccer Camp: August 4-9
Big Blue Soccer Camp: August 12-16

Get details and registration information at For questions on camps, call 570.585.9322 or email

BBC&SDefender sports camps
Students in grades 9 through 12 spend a week living on campus, learning new techniques, and honing their skills at BBC's Defender sports camps.

Defender Basketball Camp, Grades 9-12, July 23-28
Coach Mike Show leads Defender Basketball camp. The week includes instruction time, shooting competition, team competition and chapel. Additionally, personalized coaching times help players greatly improve skills and techniques. Coaches are welcome to attend with their students.
Learn more about the week and register here.

Lady Defender Basketball Camp, Grades 8-12, July 7-12
Coach Amber Jacobs leads Lady Defender Basketball Camp. A former WNBA player, she will lead instruction, three-on-three, and team competitions. A daily chapel time will feature guest speakers and coaches emphasizing how basketball and godly living intertwine and how players can honor God through basketball.
Learn more about the week and register here

Defender and Lady Defender Soccer Camp, Grades 9-12, August 4-9
Coach Chris Davis has been at the helm of the women's soccer program at BBC since it began in 1993. From his years of experience, Coach Davis and his staff will teach both men and women at the Defender Soccer Camp through instruction, camp competitions, goalkeeper training, and chapel. Coaches are welcome to attend with their athletes.
Learn more about the week and register here.

Big Blue camps
Day camps for local athletes from kindergarten through grade 8 offer physical and spiritual challenges for younger players in a fun atmosphere.

Big Blue Basketball Camp, Grades 5-8, July 1-5
BBC Coaches Mike Show and Amber Jacobs lead Big Blue Basketball Camp, a time for teaching local middle school athletes skills for sports and life. The development of teamwork and sportsmanship will complement the athletic training in basketball fundamentals and skills. Students spend three hours on campus each day, learning with the coaches and BBC Defender basketball players.
Learn more about the week and register here.

Big Blue Soccer Camp, Grades K5-3, 4-8, August 12-16
Young players will be led by BBC soccer coaches Chris Davis and Sean MacPherson, along with members of BBC's soccer teams. Activities will grow their coordination and skill level. Each morning from 9-11:45 a.m., children in grades K5-3 will receive instruction. In the afternoon from 1:15-4:30 p.m., students in grades 4-8 will learn.
Learn more about the week and register here.

Learn more about BBC Defender Athletics at

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Posted on: 6/17/2013 8:41:21 AM

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