UK Men’s Basketball Adds Stops to Satellite Camp Tour
UK will travel around the state and offer instructional day camps
*Please note that the Boyle County, Franklin Country and Wayne County camps are new additions
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Back by popular demand, the Kentucky men's basketball team is going back on the road for the John Calipari Satellite Camp Tour. After a brief hiatus, the camps are back and registration is now open.
With three more additions, the 2018 summer tour now includes eight stops throughout the Bluegrass over seven days during the month of June.
“The Wayne County School system is delighted to be added to the Satellite Camp Tour for the first time. We appreciate our friends in Lexington recommending our location and are anxious for our children in Wayne County to be able to take advantage of this special opportunity,” said Linda Jones, public relations coordinator at Wayne County Schools. “We look forward to welcoming members of the UK Men’s Basketball program to our campus.”
The camps offer the unique opportunity for Kentucky basketball fans to learn from and interact with Coach Calipari, the UK coaching staff and available Wildcat players. It is the goal of the basketball program to bring the Commonwealth's team to different stops this summer and allow campers to participate in drills and competitions within their own communities.
The camps allow participants to learn the game of basketball through a fundamental, intensive learning environment. They will also give individuals the chance to learn more about the game, including introducing drills that can be used at home.
All camps are open to both boys and girls. Age limits are dependent upon the camp and are available below. A limited number of spots are available for all camps and are based on a first-come, first-served basis, with online registration recommended as the fastest and most efficient form of registering campers.
The cost for each camp is $90 per camper and includes a camp T-shirt, three hours of instruction with Coach Calipari and the Kentucky basketball staff and available players, competitions, autograph sessions, along with question and answer sessions with Coach Cal. All camps will open sites one hour before check-in.
Once a camper's registration is complete, the camper will receive a confirmation email with details of necessary paperwork needed (physical, insurance), along with a list of items campers will need to bring for camp. Any camp-related questions can be called into the men's basketball camp line at 859-257-9457 or 859-257-1916 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Kentucky's camps and clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).
NCAA rules prohibit payment of camp expenses (camp tuition, transportation, spending money, etc.) for prospects (9th grade and above) by University of Kentucky boosters. For Men's Basketball a prospect is an individual who has started classes for the seventh grade. NCAA rules also prohibit free or reduced camp admissions for prospects. If you have any questions, notify camp officials prior to attending camp.
Camp dates are as follows:
Bardstown, Kentucky (Limited spaces remain)
Thomas Nelson High School
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Elizabethtown High School
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
North Laurel High School
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Christian Academy of Louisville
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Ryle High School
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Boyle County High School
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Franklin County High School
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Ages: K-12th Grade
Wayne County High School
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Ages: K-6th Grade
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(Reprinted with Permission from The University of Kentucky website)