Hill Country Buzz not limited to the field

 By Austin Eck —   


It is a dream that many kids have dreamed. It’s a dream that drives a boy to stay late at the gym shooting free throws or drives a girl to practice dribbling a soccer ball until her legs are sore. The same dream motivates a quarterback to practice throws with a receiver until they cannot see the ball anymore, and the same dream keeps a baseball player in the batting cage until he can hardly lift the bat.  The dream is to play collegiate sports.

Lavelle Morgan, like so many other kids, shared that dream, and his dream came true. Morgan played in leagues beyond high school including in the minor leagues for the San Diego Padres and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Now, Morgan’s attention shifts to the Hill Country, and to helping young, aspiring athletes in the Hill Country prepare for the next level.

He has started the Hill Country Buzz. The goal of the Buzz is to help athletes from any sport, ages eight to 18, prepare for the next level. He will hold a speed and agility camp from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday June 24 to Aug. 2 at Oak Crest Park. Morgan also conducts baseball camps on the weekends.

What makes the Buzz different than other sports camps around the area is an equal focus on sports and character of the kids in the organization. Lavelle wants to groom players to be the type of players universities would want to play for them.

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