Yesterday, the first edition of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association women’s development camp got underway at the Lakeshore Foundation Olympic/Paralympic Facilities in Homewood, Alabama.
Among the women participating is Taylor Wright, who wants to make the national team. She said the camp has been really good at pushing her past where she would comfortably be and at developing her skills. Abby Dunkin is another camp participant, and she gotten a much clearer idea from the camp as to where her current skill level is at. She started playing a year and a half ago, and wants to make the national team. The camp has given her a clear idea of the expectations for players who want to take it to the next level.
Other players at camp include Madison Melton, Karina Keck, Marissa Bartels, Erica Wilson, Riley Lungdhal, Rachel Kroener, Lydia Sprain, Polina Glukhova, Shelby Gruss, Eve Hampton, Almaz Holt, Sarah Binsfeld, Kaitlyn Eaton, Makayla Jones, and Jamie Tribby. Glukhova and Jones currently play for the Atlanta Junior Wheelchair Hawks.
Players have been doing 12 minute pushing tests, and playing 1 -2 player games.