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Posted: Saturday, April 10, 2010 11:00 pm

Summer in and around Ahwatukee Foothills offers a variety of sports camps for students looking for some hoop action or those seeking a few rounds of golf.


ASU hoop camp

There are a couple of ways for young women to get to play on the basketball court at Arizona State University’s Wells Fargo Arena.

They can be a member of a high school team that qualifies for the Final Four of the state girls 5A-I or 5A-II state high school playoffs, which take place in the arena. Or, they can take part in the annual Charli Turner Thorne Girls Basketball Camps this summer on the same hardwood where the ASU basketball teams play.

ASU players such as Dymond Simon and Becca Tobin will participate in all three camps along with other Sun Devils team members.

A team camp will be offered this year geared toward varsity teams from large and small schools whose players are interested in an opportunity to work on team skills in game situations.

Teams will participate in games and a clinic conducted by Thorne, the ASU women’s basketball head coach.

That camp runs from Friday, June 4, through Sunday, June 6, and the entry fee is $600 per team.

Eligible teams must have a coach and minimum of eight players and will play a minimum of seven games, not including a pool play tournament.

A $200 deposit is required by May 28 to hold a spot.

A day camp for fifth- through 12th-graders will be in the arena from Monday, June 7, through Thursday, June 10. The registration fee is $235.

Players will be taught and drilled every day on shooting skills, one-on-one moves, position work, passing, ball handling and rebounding.

Applications deadline for the day camps, which run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, is June 4.

Another day camp for second- through eighth-graders will be from Monday, June 28, through Thursday, July 1. The camp will give players an opportunity to develop or improve skills.

The fee for this camp is $185. Extended supervision is available from 3 to 5 p.m. for an additional $40 for the week. Lunch will be available for purchase or can be brought from home.

The deadline for application to this camp is June 25.

Online registration for all of the camps is available at

What: Charli Turner Thorne Girls Basketball Camp

Where: Arizona State University Wells Fargo Arena

When: Team Camp June 4-6, Day Camp June 7-10, Day Camp June 28–July 1

Cost: Teams $600 per team; June 7-10 day camp $235; June 28–July 1 day camp $185 with $40 for two-hour extended supervision

Online registration:


MP hoop camp

The Mountain Pointe freshman basketball camp will run from Monday, May 31, through Monday, July 1, at the school, 4201 E. Knox Road.

The camp is for incoming freshmen enrolled at Mountain Pointe only and will be on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Information is available through Mountain Pointe head basketball coach Brian Fleming, at


Golf camp

CrossWoods Indoor Golf Centers has partnered with Athletes in Training for Junior Golf Summer Camps and are offering summer camps for children ages 5 to 12 Mondays and Tuesdays, June 7 to 22, and again June 28 to July 13.

The morning session runs from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. ($129) and the Stay and Play Package goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($297, includes lunch and 18 holes).

For more information or to register, visit

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