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2018-07-11 / Sports

Schooled in Hoops Camp Celebrates 10 Years

By Rosie Cunningham


Cody Hager and Addy Licalzi working hard at Schooled in Hooped basketball camp July 5 at South Kortright Central School. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter Cody Hager and Addy Licalzi working hard at Schooled in Hooped basketball camp July 5 at South Kortright Central School. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter SOUTH KORTRIGHT - South Kortright Central School’s (SKCS) “Schooled in Hoops” basketball camp kicked off July 3 and ran through July 6 and celebrates 10 years of operation.

Schooled in Hoops is a unique basketball training program for young student athletes, and is taught by director SKCS alum Joe Triolo, who played ball at Plattsburgh University and has coached at the collegiate level. At Schooled in Hoops, emphasis is placed on the development of fundamental skills in a fun, safe and challenging environment.

The clinic provides overall skill development with a focus on: Offensive moves, defensive strategies, ball handling, shooting form, passing and rebounding. The camp is available to both boys and girls ages 8-13 during the day, as well as a night camp for participants 14-17.


Clyde VanBuren, of Kortright, worked on his lay-ups during hoop camp at South Kortright Central School. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter Clyde VanBuren, of Kortright, worked on his lay-ups during hoop camp at South Kortright Central School. Rosie Cunningham/The Reporter “It’s all about the fundamentals,” said Triolo.

According to the camp director, about 25 kids turned out for the first week of a “successful week” of camp.

“We have two volunteers - Seth Ashline and Lila Shafer. And, we have Coach Tim Mc- Intosh and his daughter Allyce as well. I haven’t changed the format of the camp much since it began. The core is focusing on fundamentals,” said Triolo, who lives in New Rochelle. “It’s very important to instill basketball fundamentals at a young age. The younger, the better.”

Schooled in Hoops was originally created out of Triolo’s love of the game. “Basketball is in my blood and teaching is my passion,” he said. “I also enjoy coming back to my home town to teach it because it is also a way to give back to a community I have always loved.”

A typical day at the camp is as follows: 9:00-9:30 a.m., warm up and ball handling; 9:30-10:30 a.m., fundamental stations; 10:30-11:15 a.m., small group instructional stations; 11:15 a.m. to noon, games and from noon to 1 p.m., the campers will break for lunch supplied by the program. From 1-1:30 p.m., shooting form breakdown; 1:30- 2:30 p.m., basketball basics; 2:30-3:20, games and 3:30 p.m. signifies the end of the day for the tired players.

Visit www.schooledinhoops.com for more information.

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