Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Piper Basketball Academy set for this summer

By NICK SLOAN, nick@kansascitykansan.com

Coming off a terrific turnaround season that culminated in a trip to the 2013 4A state tournament, the Piper Pirates boys basketball program is getting ready for a busy summer.

Part of that summer includes the 2013 Piper Basketball Academy.

The academy will be held from May 28 to June 30 at Piper Middle School. Grades 6-9 will meet for practices and meetings from 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Monday thru Thursdays, while 10-12 graders will meet from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. on the same days.

Players interested in the event will be taught the fundamentals of basketball that focuses on "individual improvement within a team concept."

Piper Pirates boys basketball head coach Steve Wallace will run the academy, while select coaches will be involved in the tournament.

Costs for the academy is $150. All fees are due by May 8 to the Piper High School office. The costs do not include any summer strength and conditioning programs.

For more information or if you're interested, you can contact Wallace at piperbball@yahoo.com.