Info from Newport Sport Coordinator Liam Hughes
With summer around the corner, Newport’s Parks and Recreation Department is again setting up a series of programs. Once again basketball takes center stage and the department is pleased to announce that top British youth coach Stephen Pearl will again be travelling out to the Central Coast to work with Liam Hughes in coaching local youngsters. Coach Pearl is coming off his 7th National Title victory in England back in May when his 14U girls team crushed the competition winning both the semi-final and the final by more than 30 points apiece. When asked about the camps pearl said: “I am very excited to be coming back to Newport and look forward to working with your very motivated young people”.
To compliment Pearls international flavor, Hughes has a strong background in the style of basketball played in America. Hughes played his high school ball at Modesto Christian, which is one of California’s basketball powerhouses. He then played at the collegiate level at both Oregon State and Western Oregon Universities. He now runs the sports programs for the City of Newport and enjoys the opportunity to work with the next generation of young athletes: “ I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to be coached by some of the top coaches in the game. I have no real way of repaying these people that helped me, so the best I can do is to try to pass on the things I have learned to the next generation” – Liam Hughes
Once again, there are three camps being offered:
10am-12:00pm (5-8 Year olds)
2pm-5:30pm (9-11 year olds)
June 26- 29
(12-14 year olds)
T, W:10am-3pm .