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A new season of Central Whidbey Little League action approaches. (Jackie Saia photo)

Spring approaches, but little league action will probably beat it in getting here.

Central Whidbey Little League hosts its second, and final, skills and registration camp this coming Saturday, February 22 from 10 AM-noon at the CHS gym.

The event is open to children ages 5-15 who live in Central Whidbey (Coupeville and Greenbank), and includes all age groups (T-Ball, baseball, and fastpitch softball).

Parents are encouraged to register their children at the league’s site — https://www.centralwhidbeylittleleague.com/ — or at the skills camp.

For Saturday’s event, players are asked to wear athletic clothing and “good gym shoes.”

It’s recommended they bring their baseball and softball gear, if they have it, though some will be provided for those in need.

The league also hosts its annual field work party Mar. 14, a time when the ball fields at Rhododendron Park (502 W. Patmore Rd.) will be primed for play.

Volunteers are welcome and needed.

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Future Wolf hoops stars learn the game in a fun environment during a skills camp. (Photos courtesy Brad Sherman)

Randy King (back, all black shirt) and CHS players teach proper shooting motion.

Scott Fox (hands up) works with older players.

The past, present, and future of Coupeville basketball mingles.

The future Brad Sherman’s of Wolf basketball got to pick up a few lessons from the old-school version.

The Coupeville High School boys basketball coach, and legendary former player, joined up with fellow hoops coaches Thursday and Friday to run a successful skills camp for Coupeville athletes in grades K-8.

The two-day affair drew 75+ basketball players, split between girls and boys.

Sherman was joined by fellow coaches Scott Fox, Chris Smith, Megan Smith, Randy King, Greg White, and Randy Bottorff, as well as current CHS players.

Players were divided into four groups (K-1, 2-3, 4-6, and 7-8) and were offered a great learning opportunity in a fun environment.

As Coupeville coaches build local basketball programs to be strong from top to bottom, the skills camp is a welcome flashback to the sort of events held when Sherman, Megan Smith, and White were young players themselves.

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Coupeville spikers (l to r) Chelsea Prescott, Taylor Brotemarkle, and Allie Lucero were honored for their play at a skills camp. (Photos courtesy Cory Whitmore)

So were Emma Mathusek, Taygin Jump, and Lyla Stuurmans.

And Abby Mulholland, Madison McMillan, and Kylie Chernikoff.

As well as Ryanne Knoblich, Skylar Parker, and Raven Vick.

They’re all aces.

Honoring the program’s building blocks of Attitude, Competitiveness, Effort, and Service, Coupeville High School volleyball coach Cory Whitmore honored 12 players during a recent skills camp.

The four-day event was open to spikers entering grades 7-12.

Taking home awards:

 

Attitude:

Chelsea Prescott
Taylor Brotemarkle
Allie Lucero

 

Competitiveness:

Emma Mathusek
Taygin Jump
Lyla Stuurmans

 

Effort:

Abby Mulholland
Madison McMillan
Kylie Chernikoff

 

Service:

Ryanne Knoblich
Skylar Parker
Raven Vick

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CHS and CMS volleyball stars work with the next generation during a recent K-6 skills camp. (Photos courtesy Cory Whitmore)

Start young, have strong role models, and the future is bright.

Lucy Sandahl teaches a girl who just discovered she wants to grow up to be the next Lucy Sandahl.

Layer upon layer.

That’s how you build truly-successful sports programs, bringing in athletes when they’re young, then having current stars work with them.

Coupeville High School volleyball guru Cory Whitmore embraces the idea, which is why the K-6 skills camp he, assistant coach Chris Smith, and their players ran the past couple of days is so important.

You can see it in the photos above, as high school and middle school players embrace the chance to be role models and coaches in their own right, and elementary school athletes discover someone to emulate.

A few years down the road, the lil’ kids will be the teachers, and the current spikers will be the ones visiting and seeing how their efforts paid off.

It’s how you build success, one layer upon another layer.

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Headed into K-8 in Coupeville? Want to grow up and be a hoops superstar like Scout Smith? I have good news for you. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Beat the heat and head inside.

Coupeville High School basketball coaches are offering a fun, informative, two-day skills camp June 20-21, aimed at Coupeville School District students who are entering grades K-8.

The camp, which will go down in the high school and middle school gyms, is set for 10 AM-noon each day, and cost is just $10.

Register by June 6 and you can net a camp t-shirt, as well.

Parents can register by popping over to:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5KebGrVlJ6zZbo4g0cSslvyjjcCIXl7GQZ73dYMnPZEC1YA/viewform

Payment is not due until check-in on June 20, and you can register right up until the first basketball hits the net — though camp t-shirts are only guaranteed to those who met the June 6 deadline.

For questions, contact CHS boys coach Brad Sherman at bsherman@coupeville.k12.wa.us or CHS girls coach Scott Fox at sfox@coupeville.k12.wa.us.

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