Last weekÂ MEB was all over the map from June 10-12 with 8 successful camps in 7 states (WY, MO, KS, NE, CO, IN and WI). MEB coaches are definitely satisfied with the success theyâ€™ve had so far this camp season. They see this success right in front of them as they watch each player putting in the hard work in the offseason to become better hoopers all around.
WALES, WI – Coach Craig Doty (Co-Founder; Rock Valley College Head Coach) directed the camp for the boys basketball program at Kettle Moraine HS in Wales, WI. Over 40 players attended this camp instructed by Rex Parker (Iowa Central), Ryan Wockenfus (St. Maryâ€™s University, MN) and Tyler Bredehoeft (University of St. Mary, KS). Kettle Moraine HS plays in the largest class in Wisconsin and their head coach is former New Mexico State standout Brad Bestor.
Coach Doty reports, â€œWhat an outstanding camp in a great area of Wisconsin. We really enjoyed working with Coach Bestor and his program for 3 days and look forward to following their successes throughout the next 10 months. They have a special program.â€
Columbus North, IN – Brandon Rohr (Southern Illinois University) directed the Columbus North High School camp working with the girls program. Along with Coach Rohr was Misty Opat, Cierra Morris, and Brittany Imig. A total of 27 campers attended these camps to perfect their craft this offseason. The Columbus North High School girls program was 25-1 last season with one player committing to Notre Dame, one to FGCU and another girl with many D1 offers.
Coach Rohr said, â€œIt was great experience to work with Coach Pat McKee (and the young ladies of Columbus North HS. Being a nationally ranked program they had a great basketball foundation and absorbed our teaching points and advanced concepts very quickly. We look forward to following their success this coming year.”
Cedaredge, CO – MEB arrived in Cedaredge on June 10 to challenge the girlsÂ basketball program coached by Joe Berger.Â Brad Schmit (Co-Owner of MEB and Assistant Coach atÂ Montana State University Billings) directed the camp. Coach Schmit and instructors James Rader and Dave ArnoldÂ worked with the girlsÂ on perfecting their shooting form and footwork. Another big thing they really focused onÂ was motion offense including screening and moving with the ball. Schmit said the girls of Cedaredge were one of the most coachable teams heÂ hasÂ ever worked with.
On theÂ first day SchmitÂ tweeted,Â â€œGrateful day being part of #TeamMEB! Had a great group of girls to work with in Cedaredge, CO, golfed with the head coach and dinner after.â€Â Our MEB coaches enjoy taking the head coaches of the high school programs out to dinner or to do some type of activity to really get to know the coach and make the camp aÂ more personal experience. This also helps our MEB coaches to make a game plan for the next days of camp and what will work best for each specific program. Brad said that Coach Berger beat them (Coach Schmit, Rader and Arnold) in a round of golf after a longÂ day of camp.
This weekÂ MEB is in Hot Springs, SD; Ewing, NE; Gothenburg, NE; Westcliffe, CO; Vincennes, IN; Conway Springs, KS; Warrenton, MO. New camps will start June 17-19. Stay tuned for more information.