UCLA Basketball Coach Camp coming to Merced Basketball Camp this summer

Former NCAA Tournament Champion UCLA Basketball Coach, Jim Harrick, will be working with Golden Valley and Merced High Basketball Coaches, Keith Hunter and Hector Nava to conduct a 3 day Basketball Camp at Golden Valley High School June 5th, 6th & 7th.

The camp is for boys & girls, ages 7-17 (non high school graduates) and will take place June 5th through June 7th at Golden Valley High School. Ages 7-11 will be held from 10:00-12:00, and
ages 12-16 will be held from 12:30-2:30.  The cost of the camp is $50, and all participants will receive a camp t-shirt.

Coach Harrick is a Nationally Acclaimed Championship Coach. In 1995, he guided the UCLA Bruins to the NCAA Championship and was named PAC 10 Coach of the Year. At Division 1 college practices or at his camps he stresses the importance of focusing on the fundamentals of basketball.  “Executing these fundamentals quickly and efficiently wins basketball games.” Participants of all ages and abilities will improve their ability to execute these fundamental basketball skills of dribbling, shooting, passing, footwork, and defense under Coach Harrick’s direction.

In addition to instruction from Coach Harrick, participants will also be under the watchful eye of Golden Valley Coach Keith Hunter III and Merced High Coach Hector Nava.

Coach Hunter

Coach Hunter  has been the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Golden Valley for 23 years, the entire time the school has been in existence. In that time he as accumulated 394 victories, including a San Joaquin Section Championship in 1997. His resume includes four trips to the Section Championships at Arco Arena, six Central California Conference Championships, and 20 playoff appearances. He is one of the most distinguished coaches in the section.

Coach Nava

Coach Nava just completed his 6th year as the Head Coach at his Alma Mater, Merced High School, and is approaching his 100th career victory. In his 3rd season as head coach, he took the Bears to the Section Semifinal game at Arco Arena. In his six seasons, the Bears have won two Central California Conference Championships and have been in the playoffs three times. Coach Nava is one of the bright up and coming coaches in our section.

For more information or to register for the camp, please go to the Merced Basketball Camp website.

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