Basketball Camp for Grade Schoolers to Start April 27

By Barb Lang

A Spring Basketball Clinic for young athletes in grades 5-7 and 8-12 will be held on Sunday evenings in the UW-Barron County gym in Rice Lake.

The camps will meet on April 27 and May 4 and 11.  The camp for grades 5-7 will meet from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. and the camp for grades 8-12 will meet from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Coach Jeff Olson will instruct players on basketball technique and drills that will continue to improve the athlete’s skills. The session for the younger athletes will focus on building strong, basic basketball skills and the session for the older students will focus on more advanced skills.   Whether a highly skilled player or a beginner, the participants will benefit greatly from Coach Olson’s instruction and ability to inspire young athletes.

Coach Olson has 30 plus years of coaching and has led clinics throughout the Midwest and in the states of Georgia, Oregon, Washington and Alaska and has taken teams to play in Europe and Australia.  He has coached boys and girls at the fifth grade level through the college level where he led his team to a district championship and was honored as NAIA District II Coach-of-the-Year in only his third year at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.  In 2013, he led the UW-BC Charger women’s basketball team to the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Final Four for only the second time in the school’s history.

The registration fee for each clinic is $45.

To register online go to or call Samantha Heathman in the UW-BC continuing education department at 715-234-8176 ext. 5403 or email .


Samantha Heathman