Two of Golden’s rising basketball stars are ready to give local kids a chance to improve their skills, and have plenty of fun at the same time.
Saje and Kiran Gosal, both starters on Golden Secondary School’s senior boys basketball team, are planning to run a basketball camp for boys and girls in Grades 1-7. The camp will run in the afternoon from July 14-18 at the Rec Plex and will cost $125 per child.
Saje and Kiran came up with the idea for the camp with some help from their mother Laurie Macdougall.
Growing up, the boys attended numerous basketball camps in Golden but recently there haven’t been many options for kids to participate in basketball during the summer.
“Kiran and I figured since we’ve been (participating in camps) since we were five years old, we may as well try to see if we can keep it going in Golden,” Saje said. “So we’re giving it a shot this year and if it goes well, we’ll continue to do it.”
Throughout the camp, kids will learn a variety of skills, including dribbling, passing and shooting, as well as basic team play and strategy.
The campers will also have a unique opportunity to learn through studying video.
“A lot of kids like to see what they look like, including myself actually,” Kiran said. “It’s really helpful, you can kind of look at what you’re doing wrong and what you’re doing right.”
The kids will be broken up into a pair of groups depending on age, and while both groups will be having fun and playing games, the older kids will focus a little more on skill development and improvement.
Registration forms for the camp can be picked up from either The Golden Star’s office or at Bacchus Books and Cafe.