New Elks coach sees plenty of talent
New Burleson boys basketball coach Layne Boxell had a chance to look at the future of his program last week during camp and he liked what he saw.
“We had some good kids out among the older players,” Boxell said.
Last Monday through Thursday, Boxell and his staff put 110 campers through their paces in two sessions.
The morning session was for incoming kindergarten through fifth-graders while the afternoon session was for incoming sixth- through ninth-graders. There were 64 campers in the morning session and 46 in the afternoon session.
Fundamentals were the focus in both sessions along with some games and skill tests. The campers in the afternoon session also worked on drills that will be used in the program at both the high school and middle school level.
Boxell already had an inkling to the talent level of the incoming freshman class. He had seen the 15 or so campers while they played in summer league games at Glen Rose High School.
The campers in the morning session were introduced to fundamentals of the game
“During the first part of the session, they went through stations where they worked on various fundamentals of basketball,” Boxell said. “We had contests and games in the second part of the session. We had things to keep them actively engaged. Games that have fundamental principles designed into them.”