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FDU Hosts One-Week Youth Basketball Clinic

Summer is a great time to stay in shape and engage in physical activity. And whether it be playing sports, swimming, or bicycling, the summer provides ample opportunities to stay fit. this summer, one of these many opportunities is the Coach Herenda Hoop School.

The school is in its second year under Greg Herenda, the head coach of the Fairleigh Dickinson University men’s basketball team. It was previously run by longtime head coach Tom Green before Herenda took over last year. The camp runs from June 27 to June 30, and is for boys and girls ages 8 to 16. It will be held at the Rothman Center, a tremendous air-conditioned facility on the FDU campus in Hackensack. Aside from Herenda, there will also be players from the basketball team on hand to help run the camp. In addition to honing their basketball skills, kids at the camp will have the opportunity to play games and compete in contests.

“There’s going to be a lot of fun, but also a lot of teaching of how to play the game of basketball the right way,” said Herenda. “[Kids will learn] how to play defense, pass the ball, share the ball and play hard and have fun. I’ve been running camps for 34 years, so I’m very excited about [this] camp growing.”

Herenda and his team made headlines earlier this year by winning the Northeast Conference Tournament and receiving an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament, where they lost in the first round to Florida Gulf Coast University. It was the Knights’ first tournament appearance since 2005.

Herenda is hoping to build on what the camp has been historically. “Back in the day, Coach Green made the camp a big part of the summer here in Hackensack and Teaneck, and I just want to grow it back and get as many boys and girls involved as we can.”

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