Rio Grande men’s basketball announces summer schedule

By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing

RIO GRANDE, Ohio — The University of Rio Grande men’s basketball program has announced its 2019 summer camp schedule.

The Little Storm Day Camp is scheduled for June 18-19, from 10 a.m.-noon p.m. each day, at the Lyne Center on the URG campus. The camp is open to boys and girls, ages 6-9, and the cost is $50.

On the same days, the RedStorm will host a Shooting Camp for boys and girls, age 8-18, from 1-3 p.m. Cost is $50.

A Point Guard Camp for boys and girls age 12-18 is set for Saturday, June 15, from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $40.

The camps will focus on the fundamentals of the game and will be conducted by Rio Grande head coach Ken French, his staff and current players.

The highlight of the summer schedule is the annual Hard Work Camp, which is scheduled for Sunday, June 23-Friday, June 28. The individual camp is for boys only, age 10-16.

Cost is $220 for commuters and $320 for overnight campers. Fees include lodging, meals, awards, a reversible camp jersey and a camp t-shirt.

The camp emphasizes offensive and defensive fundamentals, team play and work ethic. It also features “The Triple”, the only triple-elimination tournament in the country, which begins around noon on the 27th and concludes in the early morning hours of the 28th.

The awards ceremony, in which parents are encouraged to attend, is scheduled for Friday, June 28, from 9:30-11 a.m., and will conclude the camp.

Six different summer shootouts are also planned for June. Shootouts for varsity and junior varsity high school teams are set for June 7, 13, 14, 17 and 20, while a shootout for middle school teams is scheduled for June 12.

Online registration for all of the camps is available through the men’s basketball link on the school’s athletic website, Registration forms are also available in the lobby of the Lyne Center during regular business hours.

Registration forms/checks should be mailed to Big Red Basketball Camp, University of Rio Grande Basketball Office, Rio Grande, OH 45674. Checks should be made payable to Big Red Basketball Camp.

For more information, contact French at 740-245-7294, 1-800-282-7201 (ext. 7294), or send e-mail to

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director at the University of Rio Grande.