SWA Camp had 32 participants

Published 6:30 pm Saturday, July 1, 2023

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The 16th annual Sports Work Academy Camp was held on June 17 at the Bogalusa YMCA and Camp Director Michael Galloway said it was one of the best they have ever had.
“We had a great camp,” Galloway said. “It was one of the best we’ve had. We had 32 kids.”
One of the new features of the clinic was a series of combine drills. Galloway, who is a 1985 Bogalusa High School graduate, said they were scored on their combine results.
“We awarded them trophies and medals based on the top three in each category,” Galloway said. “We’re going to put that information into a database, and if they come back next year, we’ll be able to provide them with a progress report. We just want to provide them with some growth objective.”
The combine had two dribbling and a passing drill.
There were two age groups, 12-below and 13-above.
The clinic also featured a hot shot competition and participants were shown how to warmup properly. They also talked to the children about lifeskills. They had points of education, nutrition and being a good citizen.
“One of the things that is very encouraging is the community support with the sponsors and parental involvement. I’m also thankful for Toni St. Philip and the YMCA staff,” Galloway said.
Besides Galloway, the rest of the coaching staff included former LSU player and co-Camp Director Nikita Wilson, who was a 1987 draft pick by the Portland Trailblazers, 1981 Bogalusa High School graduate Murrell Galloway and Basketball Elite’s O’Brian Calahan.