Man, something must have hit the zeitgeist because people is signing up for EDGE SUMMER CAMP like CRRAZZY.
It would be a crying shame if even ONE kid out there, one kid with posters on the wall (not of Led Zeppelin but of John Wall) did NOT come to Edge Basketball camp.
I have had a vast array of talent waft through my camps over the last ELEVEN years. I’ve had beginners who came away with a great scoop layup and kids who at ten years old I knew would emerge debt free from a university because of their basketball gifts.
At Edge camp we don’t do archery, wear Indian headdresses, do taffy pulls or issue insect repellent. We tend to concentrate on the great game of basketball.
Hey, you can win a DOLLA if you make a half-court shot at the end of the day.
EDGE COMPETITIVE TEAM
I gotta tell ya, I got a pretty salty group of girls on my 6th grade team(two 5th graders). By name: Sophie Hadad, Blake Serrato, Jackie Jensen, Caitlin Tator, G. Gudino, Emily Doolittle, Meg Boade and Karissa Lukasiewicz.
What do we do? Handle, shoot it, box out, look up, play hard and GET BETTER EVERY DAY.
We’re headed to Amarillo in two weeks to see what Texas got. They usually got a lot.
After the Edge girls played today I ventured over to Gold Crown to see Kyle Lukasiewicz(I can’t tell you how many times I have to check spelling-thanks Ward) play.
Lo and behold I got a chance to see Alex Aratani and Collin Rardin play in the same game. What can I say? All the boys are hyper-skilled and will be heard from in high school(Kyle-Arapahoe, Alex-Heritage and Collin-Rock Canyon.)
It’s amazing how much kids change from year to year and month to month. Them boys look growed up.
I am a big reader. I LOVE books. Didn’t read much when I was raising kids but I am making up for lost time.
I have a very good book for you that combines two of my interests: WW2 and movies.
FIVE CAME BACK by Mark Harris is a spectacular read. It deals with how 5 big-time Hollywood directors spent WW2, volunteering for their country. It is a fascinating recounting of not only what these directors did to serve in the armed forces (often times under fire and in life threatening conditions) but it gives you the tenor of the times, at the home-front and on the front lines of battle.
The five brave directors, who really put their life on the line, are a who’s who of the Hollywood pantheon: John Ford (Stagecoach, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Quiet Man); John Huston (Maltese Falcon, African Queen, Asphalt Jungle), William Wyler (The Best Years of Our Lives, Roman Holiday, Ben Hur); Frank Capra (It Happened One Night, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It’s a Wonderful Life) and George Stevens (The More the Merrier, Shane, A Place in the Sun and Diary of Anne Frank).
These are brilliant, accomplished artists who dropped everything (they could have sat the war out) and placed themselves in the line of fire and used their cinematic gifts to aid the war effort (no different than the soldier on the front lines or Rosie the Riveter.)
They did their part.
Peace, love, and soul,