Valencia. Valencia Basket Campus and Schools finished the freshman season with successful attendance. More than 2,700 youngsters enjoyed their favorite sport during the 22-23 season with Taronga’s 21 activities, many of whom also got to meet some of Valencia Basket’s stars firsthand such as Raquel Carrera, Jaime Pradilla, Leticia Romero and Cristina. Ofinia or Josep Puerto. The offer of campuses and schools does not stop growing – with an increase of four from last year – and in the coming years the number is expected to continue to grow both nationally and internationally.
The season kicked off with the 14th edition of the Campus Christmas 5×5 and the premiere of the Campus 3×3. In terms of schools, the little ones can choose between different options between Alqueria, Patronato and Mas Camarena. Already in March, the third year of the School of Fallas received a large number of children, who made L’Alquiria their home during the Valencian Festival. Over the Easter holidays, the Cheste campus celebrated its 18th year, while the schools in Alqueria and Mas Camarena also continued to grow. In all these activities in the winter and spring period, more than 600 participants have accumulated.
Already in the summer season, the first Summer Campus this year was held in Chisti in one shift during the last week of June. The traditional summer camp finished its 34th edition with no fewer than 6 shifts from June 25 to August 5, where participants were able to enjoy their favorite sport in an ideal environment such as the Nature Center in Tarihuela.
The 6th Women’s Refresher Camp was also a great success, with two periods depending on age, as the players were able to perfect many aspects of their game with a luxurious coaching staff. The first edition of the Men’s Tech Campus was released this summer, with the same goal, and now also for players only.
The sixth edition of the Summer School was held at the La Quiría facilities, accompanied by the Board of Trustees and Mas Camarena Schools. Again, there is a wide range of options so that boys and girls can improve their basketball skills while playing other sports and enjoying the many games and activities.
The Shooting Academy and Skills Camp continues to have success in national and international presence, as boys and girls come from other parts of Spain and the world to work on their shooting – in the first – and their skills – in the second. Both are under the supervision of the best technicians specialized in each field.
Away from the city of Turia, the first edition of the Raquel Carrera Campus was launched in Ourense in July, where participants had the opportunity to work with the Spanish international from Valencia Basket. The second edition of the Valencia Basket B-Mode Campus was also held in Cáceres.
In August, the season was concluded, on the one hand, with the Worcester Sixth Camp in the UK, where registered players were able to improve their level of English while perfecting the specifics of their game. On the other hand, the trip to the Balearic Islands, organized by the Campus in collaboration with Cric Ses Salines in Ibiza, was celebrated for another year, with those present enjoying basketball in an enviable environment. Finally, Camp of Champions in collaboration with Rookie Basket Academy has put the finishing touches to the summer in Oviedo.
In total, all summer activities added more than 2,100 participants, confirming the unstoppable growth of the Valencia Basket Campus and Schools.