Fast Breakers To Host Basketball Camp

OCEAN CITY- The quickly growing Ocean City Fast Breakers girls’ basketball traveling teams will host a camp and tryouts at Northside Park this weekend with some of the sports’ big wigs in the gym for hands-on instruction.

The Ocean City Fast Breakers girls’ travel basketball team, coached by Paul Weisengoff, has grown from a single team of 5th graders from the local area just a few years ago to a total of 35 players now playing at different age and grade levels. The Fast Breakers now field teams of young players from the fourth-grade level through the middle and high school levels.

The teams compete at a high level in tournaments and camps around the region and have collected more than share of championship hardware in recent years. This summer, for example, the fifth-grade team won the championship in the 42nd annual Ocean City Classic in June.

This weekend, the Ocean City Fast Breakers will host an open invitation to young girls in the area enthused about basketball at Northside Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The camp will feature tryouts and evaluations for girls at different age and grade levels and is open to the public and free.

Weisengoff will be joined at the event by co-coach and NBA referee Scott Foster, who was on the floor during the NBA championship last spring. In addition, Saturday’s event will be joined by world famous basketall shooting instructor and champion Dave Hopla, who has coached and instructed many of the NBA’s top players including Kobe Bryant, Ray Allen and Carmelo Anthony, for example. The coaches will offer hands-on instruction for the young female basketball players participating in the event. For more information, contact Weisengoff at (410) 726-3459.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.