Former Louisiana Tech assistant coach and current Cedar Creek junior high girls coach Katie Hall is running a three-day camp starting today that will feature Tyler Coston.
The Hall of Hoops camps will be held at the Lambright Intramural Center and feature a Youth Camp from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and then a high school shooting camp from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The camps are open to boys and girls.
Coston played, coached and consulted at every level of basketball. After finishing his college coaching career, he spent 13 years providing leadership as the Director of Basketball Development at Point Guard College (PGC).
According to his website – savi.tylercoston.com — Tyler has a heart for impacting the life trajectory of coaches and athletes through sport. He is known as a thought leader in player development, curriculum creation and teaching methodology.
“When I took over the girls program last year, I was talking to Coach (Gene) Van(landenberg) about what system he runs and what he wanted me to do,” said Hall, who played and coached at Louisiana Tech University. “He said do your own thing. I was doing some research and I knew about Tyler through PGC, which is amazing. He was branching off and doing SAVI.
“He teaches and mentors coaches in offensive and defensive systems and shooting systems. We got to talk and he actually came to Ruston last year and worked a camp that Landon and I went to. He installed our offense and defense. He was so good.
“This year I wanted to bring him back for a longer period of time to work with just our girls. I invited coaches to come and observe. In an effort to offset the cost, I decided to put youth camp in the mornings and shooting game for high school in evenings.”
Hall said there are still spots available and walk-ups are welcome.
The Youth Camp is open to boys and girls entering grades three through six and costs $90 per camper. The High School Shooting camp is open to boys and girls entering grades seven through 12 and costs $90 per camper.
Hall said her goal is to provide area players an opportunity to learn from an expert in the game.
“I’m hoping to cultivate the love of the game,” said Hall. “To make it fun. To make it okay to make mistakes. It’s not a traditional camp. He is very outside of the box thinking. It’s not your typical stations and drill work.
“I’m not completely sure what the Youth Camp will look like but I’m looking forward to seeing how he runs it. I know for the high school shooting camp there will be games. He is going to put kids in a position to think the game. He will teach a skill and then put them right back on the court in games to apply it. It should be fun. He teaches some different techniques with similar concepts.”
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