June 1, 2001 - by
Steve Robinson Basketball Camp At Florida State Still Has Openings

June 1, 2001

The fourth annual Steve Robinson basketball camp begins June 10 with the first of its five sessions on the campus of Florida State University. The five camps are for boys aged 5-18 and feature instruction by the Seminole coaching staff with emphasis on developing the fundamentals of basketball: shooting, dribbling, screening, passing and defense. In addition to high-quality instruction and a high-level of play, each camp features well-known speakers and free time-which includes swimming pool activities.

Instruction for all five sessions is provided by the Florida State coaching staff and players and other area coaches. Robinson has traditionally welcomed current and former Seminole stars including Charlie Ward, Sam Cassell and Brad Johnson to the camp as guest instructors and lecturers. Ward currently plays for the New York Knicks and Cassell for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Johnson, who recently became a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, played basketball for the Seminoles in 1988 and 1989.

The first of the five sessions, the resident camp, begins on June 10 and is designed for boys aged 8-18. The camp features practice stations, afternoon speakers, three-on-three tournaments and nightly games.

Robinson will host the high school team camp from June 21-24. This camp is for boys in grades 9-12. The primary emphasis in on game-play and advanced team instruction. Unlike the other four sessions of the camp, the instruction is geared toward team play with participation limited to 36 teams.

The development of basic basketball fundamentals: shooting, dribbling, screening, passing and defense are emphasized on a one-to-one basis at the individual skills camp with runs June 25-29. This camp is for boys aged 6-18. The Florida State coaches and players teach the skills of basketball in small group tutoring session.

For the first time this year, a father and son camp is being offered. This camp is for boys aged 5-18 and fathers of all ages. The emphasis of the camp will be a bonding experience between father and son through the game of basketball. The fathers and sons will be tutored in small group teaching situations on the various fundamentals of basketball. The father and son session runs from June 29-30.

The final session of the camp is a post/perimeter camp for boys aged 12-18. The primary emphasis of the session, which runs July 6-8, is to teach the basics of post play including footwork, shooting, rebounding, passing, defense and fundamentals of perimeter play including passing ball handling, shooting and defense.

Further information is available by calling camp director Red Johnston at (850) 644-1408. Additional news and a registration application can be found on the camps segment of the official website of Florida State athletics: www.seminoles.com.

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