21st Edition Of The Dip Metress Basketball Academy June 10-14

21st Edition Of The Dip Metress Basketball Academy June 10-14


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AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University men's basketball head coach Dip Metress will host the 21st edition of the Dip Metress Basketball Academy June 10-14 at Christenberry Fieldhouse.



The coed camp is for first graders to 11th graders and will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Lunch is provided daily and campers will get a free T-shirt while they learn from Augusta Jaguars players and coaching staff!


For more information, please call Dip Metress at 706-667-4765 or email at dmetress@augusta.edu



Register early by mail (1120 15th Street, CFH 214, Augusta, GA 30912); by telephone (706-667-4765) or by email (dmetress@augusta.edu)



The cost for the camp is $160.00 per camper per week. The fee is all inclusive, and there are no additional costs.  Lunch is included (Monday-Thursday). Camp ends on Friday at 12:00 p.m. At the end of the week, each camper will receive an official camp T-shirt!



The coed camp is open to all boys and girls that will be rising first graders through 11th grade. All campers will be grouped according to age and ability, and separate leagues will be run throughout the week. There will be 8-inch goals provided for younger campers.



The purpose of the Dip Metress Basketball Academy is to teach basketball fundamentals and develop sportsmanship skills and team play. The camp will include daily instruction on ways to improve individual skills such as passing, shooting and ball handling.



The camp will be held at Augusta University Christenberry Fieldhouse (3109 Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, Georgia 30909).



Because the camp is run on a "day-camp" basis, campers will be expected to arrive ready to play each morning. Athletic clothing and basketball shoes are required.


Daily Camp Schedule

9:00 am, Full Court Dribbling

9:20 am, Stations

10:15 am, 3-on-3

11:00 am, Shooting & Free Throws

11:45 am, Lunch

12:30 pm, Daily Contests

1:30 pm, 5-on-5 games

3:45 pm, Camp Contests

4:00 pm, Dismissal


*NOTE:  Camp ends at 12:00pm on Friday


About Augusta Men's Basketball

The Augusta University men's basketball team is led by head coach Dip Metress. On May 10, 2004, Metress was introduced as the fifth head coach in program history. He previously led the Belmont Abbey Crusaders (1996-04) and was an assistant for the Jaguars under Clint Bryant (1989-95). He has never had a losing season in his 15 seasons at the helm of the Jaguars. A two-time Peach Belt Conference Coach of the Year, Metress and the Jags hosted five straight NCAA Regional Tournaments from 2007-11 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight three seasons in a row. He was named the South Atlantic Coach of the Year in 2007, the Southeast Region Coach of the Year in 2009, and the NABC Southeast District Coach of the Year in 2011.


Augusta men's hoops has retired four numbers in its 52-year history: Ben Madgen (1), Keshun Sherrill (10), Tyrekus 'AJ' Bowman (23), and Keenan Mann (32). The Jaguars have reached the NCAA tournament 11 times and won their region three times.


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