Lady Elks basketball camp draws a crowd
New Burleson girls basketball coach Oliva Pyburrn was surprised and pleased to have 83 campers at the Lady Elk basketball camp last week.
“It went very well considering I was a new coach coming in and was trying to get the word out about the camp,” Pyburn said. “The turnout was great. Burleson is a great community. I’m very excited to be a part of it. I enjoyed working with every single one of those kids.”
The camp, which took place in the morning, was for incoming first- through ninth-graders. Of the group, 10 were incoming freshmen that gave Pyburn a good idea of where the program is headed.
“That group is a hard-working and intriguing group,” Pyburn said. “I’m confident to say that the future is bright in Burleson in the next couple of years,”
Pyburn said one thing she has learned in her short time at Burleson is that the kids are hungry for success. She said her job as a coach is to deliver that to them.
“There are some pretty good kids coming in that are going to help us right off the bat,” Pyburn said. “That group is going to be the group to get it going.”
Many of the current varsity players helped Pyburn and her staff with the camp. That gave her a chance to be around her players.
“It was good to see them out,” Pyburn said.