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#1689564 - 04/17/12 06:15 PM Horrors of Basketball Camp
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Hated the suicide runs, and the food wasn't particularly good.
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#1689599 - 04/17/12 06:47 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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I hope your thread title is sarcasm.

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#1689603 - 04/17/12 06:54 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Nope. The title of your thread got me thinking back to Basketball camp. Just looking for horror stories from others that may have gone. Nothing sinister.

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#1689604 - 04/17/12 06:57 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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hmmmmmm
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#1689616 - 04/17/12 07:18 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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and one time at cheer camp....
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#1689619 - 04/17/12 07:20 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Once at scout camp one of our leaders who was blind as a bat without his glasses wandered into the ladies shower room. I can still hear the screams. Good times.
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#1689622 - 04/17/12 07:27 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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One time at Girl Scout Camp I hated all the food.
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#1689625 - 04/17/12 07:29 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp thomasj
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I just knew something was up that summer at church camp. You see, I grew up in a family of hunters and knew for a fact that there wasn't anything you could hunt, at night, in the woods, with a plastic garbage bag and a stick. Didn't matter that I had never heard of a snipe, I didn't trust those wily camp counselors. So after dragging us into the thickest part of the woods they turned and ran. I ran with them.
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#1689635 - 04/17/12 07:46 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Originally Posted By: thomasj
Once at scout camp...

Uggghhh, the words send shivers down my spine and cause flashbacks of camping with my son's large pack of Cub Scouts eek.

There was one fun moment though. We were on a hike and our den leader suggested looking for any signs of animal life. I brought everyone's attention to a little hole in the ground I had found and told them it was a mole hole. Some of the kids asked how I knew what kind of hole it was. I told them if they got down there and looked really, really hard, they should be able to see
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Mole-asses!! laugh laugh

On the bright side, it was suggested that our attendance at future camping trips would not be necessary.
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#1689641 - 04/17/12 07:53 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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The only "summer camp" I ever got to go to was a Rural Electricity Camp in the sandhills of Nebraska when I was 14. The highlight of camp was burning hotdogs on the power lines and seeing a dam. OH, THE HORROR!!

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#1689646 - 04/17/12 08:02 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Hated the suicide runs, and the food wasn't particularly good.


At one of the camps i went to, there were 2 gyms: the large, modern air-conditioned one, and the 1920s built, non-air conditioned sauna one. There were accusations that one kid (out of about 180) stole some money, so all of the older campers (my group) spent an entire day in the old gym running wind sprints all day (this was 1980, the hottest summer on record in Oklahoma, maybe to this day). Good times. smile
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#1689651 - 04/17/12 08:05 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Is the term "suicide runs" still used? I would think some overly excessive politically correct politician or activist would have squashed it by now. I hope it's still used because the name is dead-on. smile

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#1689652 - 04/17/12 08:07 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Worse than "suicide runs" were running "bleachers". Basically, in our old gym, it was running laps whilst running from the bottom bleacher to the top one, then back down and following the same thing on the other side of the gym.
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#1689679 - 04/17/12 08:48 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp raitchjay
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I didn't know that there were such things as basketball camps
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#1689682 - 04/17/12 08:52 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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The Sovereign State Of Oklahom...
Summer Camp
Wrestling Camp
Football Camp
Church Camp
Climbing Camp
Camp Camp....

Its a wonder I could remember were the heck I lived! smile
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#1689685 - 04/17/12 08:57 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp raitchjay
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Originally Posted By: raitchjay
Worse than "suicide runs" were running "bleachers". Basically, in our old gym, it was running laps whilst running from the bottom bleacher to the top one, then back down and following the same thing on the other side of the gym.


Our track coach's favorite punnishment was to take us to the football stadium where most of the track meets were held, and have us run stairs until we either fell over, it was too dark to see or he got bored. Generally it was darkness that saved us. Those were killer!
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#1689697 - 04/17/12 09:18 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Our track coach drove us out to the middle of no where and made us run in. He would sit along the route to make sure we didn't catch a ride with someone.

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#1689700 - 04/17/12 09:26 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp CB#3
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Chess Camp wore me out
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#1689714 - 04/17/12 10:02 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp Peepers
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Originally Posted By: Peepers
Chess Camp wore me out


Lots of sleepless knights? laugh
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#1689717 - 04/17/12 10:13 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Originally Posted By: GuitarDude
Originally Posted By: Peepers
Chess Camp wore me out


Lots of sleepless knights? laugh

Probably because he was the new guy - I know we always saved the worst of the hazing for the Rook-ies...

Upawn reflection, maybe that wasn't a very nice thing to do...
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#1689728 - 04/18/12 12:39 AM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp Bob The Banker
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Originally Posted By: Bob The Banker
Is the term "suicide runs" still used? I would think some overly excessive politically correct politician or activist would have squashed it by now. I hope it's still used because the name is dead-on. smile


As a coach I can tell you yes you are correct. We cannot call them that, they are now "Line Drills." They frowned on my use of Separators cause they separate the men from the boys. And that can be demoralizing to the "boys".
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#1689751 - 04/18/12 12:17 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp DD Regs
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Is the term "suicide runs" still used? I would think some overly excessive politically correct politician or activist would have squashed it by now. I hope it's still used because the name is dead-on. smile


As a coach I can tell you yes you are correct. We cannot call them that, they are now "Line Drills." They frowned on my use of Separators cause they separate the men from the boys. And that can be demoralizing to the "boys".

LOL! WOW.

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#1689761 - 04/18/12 12:40 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Pulling people out of the ditc...
in my area, suiceides are now caled windsprints. call them what you want, they still suck.

scout camp one year, hiking daily and in tents at night, all food was dehydrated something or other...i think my backpack weighed more than me after 7 days of that hades...never went back
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#1689772 - 04/18/12 12:51 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Suicides were bad...we did "ladder runs" as well. Timed sprints in 1-3-5-7-5-3-1 intervals. One in 5 sec, 3 in 15, 5 in 20, etc. The times were the same going back down and everyone had to hit it. Brutal!
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#1689782 - 04/18/12 01:13 PM Re: Horrors of Basketball Camp TB 12
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Running the "lines" in the gym was no fun either....especially if the gym was set up for volleyball, since that added about 20 extra lines it seemed.
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