MASON CITY, IA – Some local kids are getting the chance of a lifetime at an unique basketball camp this week.
The Micah Lancaster Camp is helping young players improve their skills on the court with one of the nation’s top trainers and former player Anthony Bathalon.
Each morning gets started with a little pep talk and a huddle -up and then it’s straight to warm up drills.
The camp is part of the “I’m Possible” program and Anthony works with some of the best players from around the world, so it’s a real treat for these boys and girls.
They work on the basics, but put also put little twists into each drill.
Anothony says they’re not only working on the kids physical game, but sharpening their mental skills as well. It’s meant to help kids learn important life skills like perseverance.
Camp Trainer, Anthony Bathalon said, “You’re just going to be doing stuff you’re not used to doing. You might not be good at it at all. I mean, like there’s a lot of kids that struggle at times during the camp, but that struggle really makes them push harder, because they want to get it so bad and we try to stress to the kids, like, we’ve got professionals doing these same drills and so if it’s going to challenge them and they’re not going to give up, we expect the kids to think the same way.”
This is the first year the Micah Lancaster program has come to the area. Anthony says it’s a great turnout and would more than eager to be invited back in the future.