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Varsity coaches work with middle school ballers
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Head Coach Chad Pittman oversees dribbling drills during last weeks Tigers Basketball Camp for middle school players at Dawson County High School. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

Dawson County High School Head Coach Chad Pittman and Assistant Coach Michael Parker hosted Tiger basketball camp last week for middle school boys.

"It's been a real positive experience," Pittman said about the event that ran 5-6:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday of last week.

Originally scheduled to go for two and a half hours, Pittman switched up the times when the number of players didn't match original expectations.

With 12 boys, Pittman and Parker ran drills and gave players time to scrimmage.

"It was just fun and they were able to play. They enjoyed that," Pittman said. "The kids worked hard."

The annual camp allows players some time with coaches at the next level and it allows the coaches to get an idea of the talent that will be moving to the high school level in the next couple of years.

Pittman was happy with what he saw in the future of Tiger basketball.

"It feeds their appetite, they want to come back tomorrow," he said.

Each participant worked on ball handling skills, drills and got one-on-one instruction including some from current varsity players.

Campers also received a t-shirt.

For next year's event, Pittman plans to have two hour sessions for the four days.