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Cross-section of camps make impact on future Greyhounds

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The ages may have been different and the sports may have been varied, but there was one singular common thread across the JCHS athletic facilities last week – future Greyhounds being engaged and introduced to various athletic activities in another week of sports camps on the Jones County High School campus.

Other than next month’s cheerleading camp, the run of camps concluded the schedule of sports camps offered and led by coaches and players from across the Greyhound athletic landscape.

“Overall, the numbers at our camps were up. I think people are ready to get back and get going,” JCHS athletic Director Barry Veal said. “Obviously, it engages everyone in our community, but it also benefits a lot of younger kids and teaches them about fundamentals and oftentimes, introduces some of our coaches to younger kids.”

Each day began with tennis taking place on JCHS courts, baseball at Cecil Patterson Field and the girls basketball camp within the gymnasium. In the early evening, soccer camp took place at Greyhound Field.

With a sizable turnout of participants at each event, the age groups also brought a mixture of skill levels. While the older age groups were able to hone their skills during individual instruction from Greyhound coaches and select players, the camps also presented the chance for ages as young as five to get introduced to a new sport, learning fundamentals, rules and other finer points.

Last week’s camps followed the boy’s basketball and softball camps from the week before as well as the youth football skills camp from last month.

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