Youth Basketball Camp - Max Plombon

During the summer of 2015, I helped many young basketball players. They were between the ages of 8 and 14. This camp was at Cathedral High School in the North Gym put on by the Cathedral basketball program. I worked at this camp because I really enjoy being around children and I can communicate well with them. I taught these young basketball players how to dribble and play defense correctly. The young basketball players not only learned basketball skills quickly, but they also responded well to having a young adult role model.

I enjoyed this experience. It helped me understand children and what makes them feel happy. I am more comfortable around young children now because I can be like an older brother that helps them. This was definitely a positive experience because I know that I have helped them and I hope I will be able to do more with young children. For example, this fall in campus ministry, we ran many retreats with children and I felt very comfortable and was able to make the kids open up and feel comfortable around me. I was able to be the cool senior friend to these underclassmen. Being a leader in this camp helped me gain more traits and qualities that I can incorporate into my life.

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