Monday night at Ishpeming High School, 21 Ishpeming girls basketball players began their annual three-day summer camp. The head coach of the varsity girls team, Mark Dellangelo, and his coaching staff run the high school camp.
The girls were put through a number of drills, from passing to dribbling, and of course, shooting.
The goal of the camp is to give each player a few things to work on during the summer months. Dellangelo hopes that the things his players learn during camp pay off for the team when the season rolls around in November.
“We need to get bigger and stronger,” said Dellangelo. “In order to compete with the teams like Houghton and Saint Ignace that we have met in the last few years (in regional action).”
“We are just trying to focus on the little things, get a little better so that when that time comes more good things will happen for us,” Dellangelo went on to say.
“I like this (the camp) because you get to bond with your teammates,” said Kaylie Engler, who will be a junior for the Hematites this fall. “I actually think that you get to know your coaches better too because they can help you out individually,” Engler added.
The Ishpeming High School Girls Basketball Camp runs until Wednesday. As a program, the Hematites have won three straight district titles.
Ishpeming returns six players this fall with varsity experience, including their leading scorer, Jessica Spencer.