Wisdom shared in "Champions are made" coaching clinic

Wisdom shared in "Champions are made" coaching clinic
Eric Holland (Source: WALB)
Eric Holland (Source: WALB)

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Saturday morning coaches from across the state came to Albany to refine techniques and network.

The "Champions are Made" coaching clinic started at 9 a.m.

Coaches had workshops on topics like strength and conditioning, tips on getting players recruited and player development.

Tift County head coach Eric Holland talked about his basketball credit report.

It's an off-the-court system that has kept his student-athletes in line as the Blue Devils have won two state championships in four seasons.

"Behavior, attendance and grades. Those things are the ultimate equalizers in a kids success," said  Holland who is a week removed from winning the 7A title. "So if you have a high character kid who has good behavior, good attendance, good grades and got good credit it's going to roll over onto the court, and it's going to rollover into the results at the end of the season."

Chris Cameron hosted the clinic in an effort to improve the overall brand of basketball in the region.

"We're all trying to work together. We need to work together down here to get the basketball brand back to like it was in the 90s where it was considered the hotbed of the south," said Cameron. "It's not like that right now, but it can be if we can get coaches to come out and participate in things like this when we're sharing knowledge."

The clinic was hosted by Cam Sports.

There were seven speakers and over 20 coaches in attendance.

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