SWA holds successful camp

Published 3:28 pm Monday, June 26, 2017

Children took time out of their schedule June 17 to learn basketball skills in the 11th annual Sports Work Academy Basketball Camp that took place at the Bogalusa YMCA.
“We’ve got a good group. We’re excited about it,” camp director Michael Galloway said Saturday. “We’ve got about 30 kids again today. Some new faces out here this year and a couple of guys that have been here every year of the camp, so we’ve got a good mix this year.”
The camp ran the participants through a series of drills, starting with showing them how to properly warm up with stretching exercises.
Then the 28 campers went into drills such as dribbling, where they dribbled as quickly as they could through an obstacle course the coaches set up with cones. They also did a layup drill where they had to dribble around defenders. They also worked on passing, shooting, different angles to score from on the floor and there were defensive drills.
“We’re going through a myriad of things with them,” Galloway said.
Galloway, who is a 1985 Bogalusa High School graduate, said the camp is one of the highlights of his year.
“I’m so excited, being from Bogalusa and coming down here every year. I’m super excited about this,” Galloway said.
Helping Galloway with the camp were former LSU and Portland Trail Blazers player Nakita Wilson, former Tulane quarterback Terrence Jones, Galloway’s brother and 1981 Bogalusa High School graduate Murrell Galloway.

Bogalusa eighth grader Jahee Roberts dribbles through an obstacle course at the Sports Works Academy Basketball Camp last Saturday at the Bogalusa YMCA.