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Sign up for Mount Pleasant Recreation Department basketball, volleyball academies

  • Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department Basketball Academy, led by former NC State basketball player Debbie Antonelli, will be held Sept. 10, 12, 17 and 19 during instructional sessions at the R.L. Jones Center Gym.

Sessions emphasize all levels of basketball fundamentals, including passing, shooting and dribbling. Once players adapt fundamentals, more advanced offensive concepts are taught, like using screens, scoring off a pass and dribble and learning how to read defensive schemes.

Boys and girls, 9-16 years old, are welcome to attend. Registration costs for residents are $50 for first child and $45 for each additional child in the same registration period. Non-residents pay $80. A late of $13 applies beginning Sept. 10. Multiple child discounts do not apply during late registration. Make checks payable to Mount Pleasant Recreation Department and include current address, phone number, driver's license and birth date.

Mount Pleasant Recreation Department will supply each child with a participation t-shirt. You may register at R.L. Jones Center, Park West Recreation Complex, G.M. Darby Building or online at www.tompsc.com. For information, visit the aforementioned website.

Antonelli's extensive hoops background includes being a former coach basketball coach, 3-year starter at NC State and participating in four NCAA Tournaments and two Sweet Sixteens, 17-year veteran television broadcaster for major networks, motivational speaker, instructor with Nike High School All-American Skills Academy and a member on the Board of Directors for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

Volleyball

The Mount Pleasant Recreation Department is hosting a fall youth volleyball academy with sessions beginning Sept. 16 and ending during the week of Oct. 14. Staff members will teach and referee instructional practices and conclude with scrimmages on Mondays and Wednesdays at Park West Gym.

Participants must be in grades 5-10. Fifth graders should report to the Park West Gym, Monday, Sept. 16 at 5-6 p.m. Sixth and seventh graders report 6-7 p.m. Eight, ninth and 10th graders report 7-8 p.m.

Registration can be completed at R.L. Jones Center, Park West Recreation Complex, G.M. Darby Building or online at www.tompsc.com. Costs for residents are $50 for first child and $45 for each additional child in the same registration period. Non-residents pay $100 with a late fee of $13 applying beginning Sept. 10. Make checks out to Mount Pleasant Recreation Department and include current address, phone number, driver's license and birth date.

The recreation department supplies participation t-shirts, but all players are required to bring their own knee pads with a “no knee pads, no play” rule. For more information, contact Terri Steed at tsteed@tompsc.com or 856-6078.

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