Grant Girls Basketball Camp

A large group of young players showed up for the Grant Rec Center’s girls basketball camp last week. It was led by Miranda McCoy (back left) and Grant Rec director Joe Cagle (back right).

DAR legend leads girls b’ball camp

More than 30 young girls tipped of their summer at the Grant Rec Center Girls Basketball Camp last week over three days.

Guntersville High School teacher and coach, and former DAR basketball star Miranda McCoy ran the camp with the help of Grant Parks and Rec Director Joe Cagle and DAR varsity girls head coach Brandon Edwards. Several DAR Lady Patriots also participated in helping with the camp.

The camp began on Tuesday, May 28, and ended on May 30. Over the three days, campers learned several dribbling, passing and shooting drills. They also took part in several different competitions including shooting games, 4-on-4 games and gotcha.

Campers ranged in ages from second grade to sixth grade. McCoy has run a camp in Grant for several years. This was Cagle’s first time to help McCoy with the camp.

“Parents who sent us their daughters can rest assure that they learned several things over three days,” Cagle said. “Miranda knows basketball as well as anyone around here. She’s able to run a camp where kids have fun but at the same time take away lessons on and off the court.”

The camp ended last Thursday with prizes, T-shirts and Popsicles. Grant Parks and Rec is planning another camp for boys soon. No dates have been set as of now.

“I had a blast helping Miranda and can’t thank her enough for volunteering her time to help young girls,” Cagle said. “Coach Edwards and his players that helped did an excellent job as well. I’m looking forward to hosting the boys camp soon.”

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