Youths hone their hoops skills at Pure Shot basketball camp in Rindge

Young campers line up to practice shooting at the Pure Shot basketball camp in Rindge.

Young campers line up to practice shooting at the Pure Shot basketball camp in Rindge. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Piper Beal looks for a teammate to pass to.

Piper Beal looks for a teammate to pass to. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Carter Letourneau guards Jasmin Nagle as she goes for the net.

Carter Letourneau guards Jasmin Nagle as she goes for the net. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

David Springfield splits campers into teams for a mini-tournament.

David Springfield splits campers into teams for a mini-tournament. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Piper Beal attempts to block a shot by Isaac Singer.

Piper Beal attempts to block a shot by Isaac Singer. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Leo Garland charges ahead with the ball.

Leo Garland charges ahead with the ball. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Meredith Hill attempts to dribble past Lola Bergeron.

Meredith Hill attempts to dribble past Lola Bergeron. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Carter Letourneau goes for a layup.

Carter Letourneau goes for a layup. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

Isaac Singer looks for an opening.

Isaac Singer looks for an opening. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI

By ASHLEY SAARI

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 06-24-2024 1:02 PM

Modified: 06-24-2024 1:51 PM


About 40 young basketball enthusiasts lined up in the Franklin Pierce Fieldhouse, ready to be split into teams for an impromptu-style tournament, as part of the Rindge Recreation Department Pure Shot basketball camp.

Run by David Springfield, a former athletic director who has worked for both the Conant and ConVal high schools, the camp sharpens skills for children in middle school through freshman in high school.

On Monday, the first day of the first week of three camps Springfield is leading, the campers ran through some basketball drills, and then were split into teams for Springfield to gauge their current skills.

“I want to put you in a situation where you’re successful, but challenged at the same time,” Springfield told the campers.

Though sign-ups for the first week of the camp are complete, there are two additional weeks of camp remaining this summer. Camps run from July 15 through July 19, and again on July 29 through Aug. 2. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $100 per participant and is open to children in grades five to nine. Those interested can register at rindge.recdesk.com, call 603-899-6847 or send email to sports@rindgenh.gov.

;Other camps sponsored by the Rindge Recreation Department this summer include PEP Camp, which has three additional sessions this summer; and a soccer camp with participation from Brazilian United Aug. 19 through 23, with full- and half-day options. Registration for Wellington Summer Camp is closed, but summer camp field trip activities are held on Wednesdays for children in grades one through eight, with excursion activities, and spots are still open. Families can sign up for a single day of activities.

Ashley Saari can be reached at 603-924-7172, Ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on X @AshleySaariMLT.

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