Area Basketball Coaches to Hold Camps

Area Basketball Coaches to Hold Camps

Even though its still spring, the area basketball coaches are already gearing up for summer basketball camps.

At Bishop O’Connell, head coach Joe Wootten will continue his Coach Wootten basketball camp, with a boys and girls overnight camp, as well as a boys day camp and separate coaches clinic.

The boys and girls overnight camps are five-day, four-night sessions, located at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Md., with ages ranging from 9-18-year-olds. There are five sessions, starting on a weekly basis on June 15, with tuition set at $475.

The two sessions of boys day camp at O’Connell starts on July 21, with hours ranging from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Monday – Thursday and 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday. Tuition is $220.

Wootten will oversee a two-day coaches clinic Oct. 3-4, with tuition set at $80. Past speakers have included Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, Minnesota’s Tubby Smith, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim and Maryland’s Gary Williams. The coaching roster will be announced in July. All slots are currently open.

For more information, visit or call 301-805-4667.

<b>At Wakefield</b>, Tony Bennett will also hold a basketball camp, with separate sessions starting on June 30 and July 7. The instruction will last from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., with extended hours also offered.

The camp will at Wakefield, and is for 7-14-year-old boys. Tuition varies from $160-$215.

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<b>At St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes</b>, coach Kevin McLinton will hold an assistant coaches clinic from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on May 31 at Godwin Gymnasium. Topics will include the University of Maryland’s flex offense, University of Charlotte’s quick hitters, West Virginia’s individual instruction drills and George Mason’s ball-screen defense.

Guest speakers include former Wakefield standout and current Georgetown assistant Kenya Hunter, former LaSalle head coach Billy Hahn and former Bishop Ireton head coach Chuck Driesell. Those who register before May 15 will pay a $50 fee, while any registrants after May 15 will be charged $60.

Current <b>Ireton head coach Mark Vincent</b> will also host four sessions of summer basketball camps, with two more slated at Carl Sandburg Middle School. Both camps are for 7-14-year-olds and will cost $250. The four sessions at Ireton, from June 23-27, July 21-25, July 28-August 1 and August 4-8 will last from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The girls session at Carl Sandburg will be June 30-July 3 with the boys going from July 7-July 10.

Lunch will be provided and each camper will receive a T-shirt. Contact Mark Vincent at 703-212-5172 or via e-mail at

<b>T.C. Williams</b>, the defending AAA state champions, will also be hosting both a boys and girls basketball camp this summer. The camp is for 7-15-year-olds and will run from June 26-30. Tuition is $125. For more information, e-mail head coach Ivan Thomas at or call (703) 824-4830.