Reed City girls basketball camp draws more than 100 youngsters

Reed City basketball coach Tim Beilfuss has been having summer sessions for girls players. (Herald Review file photo)

Reed City basketball coach Tim Beilfuss has been having summer sessions for girls players. (Herald Review file photo)

REED CITY — From Tuesday through Thursday last week, young hoopsters got a chance to shake off some rust and get ready for the 2021-22 basketball season at the first-ever Coyote Basketball Camp.

For three days, Reed City boys and girls from kindergarten through eighth grade conglomerated at the RC High School gymnasium to sharpen their skills.

From dribbling, to shooting and ball handling , the Coyote Camp covered it all, while providing the young athletes with a chance to finally gain back some sense of normalcy.

Reed City varsity girls basketball coach Tim Beilfuss said more than 100 kids showed up to camp between the three days.

“We teach them a new topic every day and then we scrimmage,” Beilfuss said. “We’re thankful for the parents of Reed City to get their kids out here; the kids have been great all three days.”

Some varsity and junior-varsity players from the Coyote boys and girls teams were also in attendance at the camp to help out alongside the coaches.

For the most part, it has been the older volunteering students that have facilitate most of the work done each day in camp.

“They’re the staff and they’ve done great with it,” Beilfuss said. “They run all of the drills, they can run all the stations, and they coach the teams.”

Beilfuss said the response from everyone involved has been positive and said he would like for the camp to return next summer for its second go-around.

The Coyote coach added that the camp has been a way to usher back in some normalcy after a year in which kids’ options for summer fun were severely limited.

“Now, this is how a gym should look,” Beilfuss said.