Girl Basketball Camp Comes to La Cañada, Pasadena & Altadena Community July 23rd to July 27th
Tanya Young Williams, TV Personality, Local League Coach and Former Division 1 College Standout Hosts “Blue Chip Bound”: A Girls Basketball Camp for Players Entering the 4th to 12th Grades.
Tanya Young Williams, and her team of experienced clinicians, will host a girls basketball camp for players entering the 4th through 12th grades. The camp, held July 23rd to July 27th, is a called Blue Chip Bound. The term ‘blue chip’ comes from poker, referring to the blue chips having the highest value and is used to describe athletes who are being targeted by teams at the next level. Young Williams is a former St. John’s University standout player who helped her team win the Big East Tournament and compete in the NCAA tournament. She has lectured at numerous basketball camps throughout the country and co-authored a basketball training manual for girls titled, “She’s Got Game”.
Blue Chip Bound camps focus on individualized skill instruction, as well as, team concepts in a fun and competitive environment. “I had the wonderful opportunity to coach this past season in the La Canada Spartans League and I listened to parents’ requests to have a summer camp for their daughters. After doing much research, I realized that there aren’t many camps in the La Canada or Los Angeles area just for girl basketball players. There is definitely a void that we hope to fill,” said Young Williams. Blue Chip Bound “Fundamentals” camp is for players entering the 4th to 8th grades. Blue Chip Bound “Elite” Camp is for players entering the 9th to 12th grades.
The Blue Chip Bound “Fundamentals” is designed to help younger players of all levels improve their basic skills and understand the strategies in the game of basketball. The FUNDAMENTALS camp teaches basic basketball skills, sportsmanship and team concepts. Dribbling, passing, rebounding, footwork and shooting will be taught, including an emphasis on utilizing proper techniques. The Blue Chip Bound “Elite” camp is designed for older players who love the game and desire to learn what it takes to get to the next competitive level. Elite campers learn pressure ball-handling, triple threat, post moves, rebounding, court spacing, passing, footwork and shooting, with an emphasis on individual defensive techniques. Both camps will have visiting lecturers to motivate the players. “One of my day jobs is that of a motivational speaker and I began this vocation in high school when I was called upon to encourage younger players to work hard every day. Basketball has been a huge part of my life and establishing Blue Chip Bound seems like a great fit at this time,” said Young Williams.
The “Fundamental” camp will be housed at the Glendale YMCA and the “Elite” camp will be held at the Altadena Seven Day Adventist Community Center. Girls from the entire Los Angeles community, and beyond, are invited to participate. Both camps are from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with convenient early drop-offs at 8:30. The all day fee is $325 and the half-day (1:00 pm to 5:00 pm) fee is $225. Breakfast and lunch are offered at an additional fee. Blue Chip Bound’s online registration address is www.iiangelsprod.wix.com/blue-chip-bound. Space is limited so parents are encouraged to register their player(s) now.