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Campers take in the fundamentals

Sixth and seventh grade campers. (Submitted photo)1 / 4
Kindergarten and first graders at the Cardinals Basketball Camp in June. (Submitted photo)2 / 4
Second and third grade campers. (Submitted photo)3 / 4
Fourth and fifth grade campers. (Submitted photo)4 / 4

The future of the Alexandria boys basketball program was on display at the Cardinals' annual summer youth camp June 19-22.

A total of 150 kids in kindergarten through eighth grade worked on their games during the four days.

"Our main goals for Cardinal Basketball Camp are to provide an enjoyable experience for the kids, teach the fundamentals of the game of basketball, and for the opportunity for coaches and boys basketball players of all ages to get to know one another," Alexandria varsity head coach Forrest Witt said of the camp.

Witt knows how important the success of these younger programs are to the future of the varsity team, and he likes where participation numbers are at in both the Lakes Area Rec and Alexandria Youth Basketball Club.

"It is important to have quality youth programs in order to have success at the varsity level," Witt said. "We feel good about our young kids and the experiences they are having at a young age in our programs."

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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