Zalgiris Youth Camp rolls through Kaunas 0
Between the 24th of June and 3rd of July, Zalgiris facilities were the home of the Zalgiris Youth Camp, where youth of the age 16-20 worked alongside coaches and players of the Zalgiris system.
Practices with Arvydas Gronskis, Vytautas Pliauga, Darius Sirtautas, Tautvydas Sabonis and Domantas Tautkus were held in Zalgirio Arena, the courts of Zalgirio basketball school and Zalgiris practice centre.
“The main task was to have the kids occupied and show them how we work. We try to integrate them and do everything in the way how our youth teams work. They saw what we do, how we work. I hope they gained a lot, and will bring it all back to their basketball schools. It’s important that they don’t forget all this.” – said the head coach of Zalgiris-2 Arvydas Gronskis.
During the camp, the young basketball players spent time together both on and off the court. They also went to the weight rooms, listened to lectures about nutrition, psychology, injury prevention, and had fun playing paintball.
Besides working with the youth coaches of Zalgiris, the participants also had a chance to practice with some of Zalgiris main team’s players.
“As I’ve said some time ago, the summer is the best time of the year to improve certain elements in your game. Kids who came here shouldn’t be disappointed. Speaking of myself, I’ve always wanted to see something like that from the basketball players and have a chance to show them what you’ve got.” – noted Edgaras Ulanovas, who ran one of the practices.