Coach Denykco Bowles and the Doris Johnson Mystic Marlins have been reaping the rewards of hard work, and one of the reasons for that could be because of the camp he stages each summer.
The 6th Annual Denykco Bowles Elite Skills Summer Basketball Camp is set for June 24 to July 5, at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, and will be open for boys and girls ranging from ages four to 18.
Bowles, the head coach of the Mystic Marlins junior and senior boys basketball teams, as well as the academy director of International Basketball Academy (IBA) Bahamas Elite, said that the core values and focus of the camp remain the same – to instill discipline, drive, passion and excellence for the game of basketball.
“This is going to be a fun and exciting two weeks; something that the kids are really looking forward to. So far, a number of people have been inquiring about it, and everyone is willing to go,” said Bowles.
Bowles and the Mystic Marlins experienced tremendous success this past season.
Their senior boys won the Agape Christian School Preseason Basketball Tournament, the Providence Christmas Holiday Classic, the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSSA) Basketball Championship and the coveted Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic here in The Bahamas. They also experienced success overseas as they claimed the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Easter Classic in Orlando, Florida.
The Mystic Marlins intermediate boys also experienced success this year as they won both the D.W. Davis Preseason Tournament and the Bahamas Scholastic Association (BSA) Postseason Tournament, and finished second in both the Agape Christian School Preseason Tournament and the Fr. Marcian Peters Basketball Classic.
Bowles expects a number of his players at Doris Johnson to be a part of the camp this year, as has been the case in past years.
“The guys are ready and anxious. They are ready to put in some more work and prepare themselves for the next level,” said Bowles. “After a great weekend at our Super 60 Showdown, we are just one week away from our anticipated Denykco Bowles Elite Skills Summer Basketball Camp. The guys who are returning are eager to get back on the court. Coming off a stellar year, our guys want to be able to carry that into next season and experience the same success.”
Bowles said the camp will focus on footwork, basketball IQ, offense, defense, critiquing and training and advance ball handling.
Interested persons can register at the website www.ibabahamas242.com under the events tab, or by calling telephone numbers (242) 808-0049 or (242) 466-0049. There will be giveaways for all registered campers. Bowles is encouraging persons to register today and to not miss out on the action.
Some of the corporate partners who have come on board are Unique Discovery Investments Ltd., Tajae’s Landscaping & General Maintenance, Aliv, Slim Jim, the D’Albenas Agency Ltd. and Aristo Development.
One-week registration is listed at $65, early two-week registration is listed at $100 and late two-week registration is available at a cost of $120.
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