McCullough coaches young players at camp

Published 8:46 pm Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Ten to 17-year-old youngsters attending this weeks  basketball camp at the  Bainbridge-Decatur County YMCA are learning skills and strategy of the game from Bainbridge High School Bearcats head basketball coach Rickey McCullough.

McCullough, who passed a milestone on Jan. 14 when his team defeated the Miller County High School Pirates 72-58 to record his 800th career victory, said his goals for this week’s camp, which began Monday and concludes Thursday, are to let the youngsters have some fun while improving their basketball skills.

“Today we are concentrating on proper passing technique,” he said Tuesday. “We are letting the youngsters try the two hand push pass, the  bounce pass and the one hand baseball pass. We are also teaching them dribbling ball handling and shooting skills.”

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On Thursday’s final camp day, McCullough said he will give out some trophies for the campers’ good work  in various ares of the game.

YMCA CEO Adam Schrott said he appreciates McCullough’s camp efforts each year.

“Coach McCullough has an outstanding record in Georgia and Florida and he is very good with the kids in our camp each year,” Schrott said. His record speaks for itself.  He has coached strong teams in Georgia and Florida.

McCullough is a member of the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches (FABC)  Court of Legends Florida Circle of Champions Hall of Fame. He was inducted May 15, 2010, in Orlando.