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Middle school basketball camp offers fundamentals
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Though the official start of basketball season in Dawson County is months away, the new head coach for the varsity boys program, Chad Pittman, is already working to coordinate programs and encourage upcoming players.

Part of the summer program will be the "Future Tiger" Basketball Camp for middle school boys.

"Ultimately we want one program, elementary through high school. Middle school is a vital piece of the puzzle-my up and coming kids. It's important to build the relationships and for them to get acclimated to the program," Pittman said.

Camp will take place the week of June 13-16 at Dawson County High School under the oversight of Pittman and with the help of some of the players from the varsity program.

Any students who are planning to try out to play basketball at Dawson Middle School next year are encouraged to participate. This group would include upcoming sixth, seventh and eighth grade students.

"Any kid interested, that will be at the middle school next year, I would love to have them at camp," he said.

Players will have the chance to learn offensive and defensive strategy during the two hour weekday sessions. Campers will participate from 2-4 p.m.

Pittman hopes the camp will serve as an opportunity to not only build relationships, but also develop fundamental skills as players progress through the program.

"We will do similar things that we do at the high school, it will be pretty intense," he said.

Cost for the camp is $25 and each player will receive a Tiger basketball t-shirt.

For more information or to register, contact Lucy Crumley at