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[APRIL 16, 2004]  Pleasant Plains High School coach Cliff Cameron has announced his topics for the upcoming I-55/I-57 Clinic, scheduled for May 1 in Saunemin.

Cameron, who has presented at Nike clinics in St. Louis and who captured the IHSA Class A state championship in 2000 and 2002, will be the final morning presenter at the clinic. Cameron will be following up Illinois Wesleyan University head coach Scott Trost's final appearance with a continued session on "Competitive Offensive Drills" and will also touch on "Preparing Your Team for Postseason Play."

Cameron and Saunemin coach Mike Stoecklin have known each other since Cameron coached in the Bond County Unit 2 school district in southern Illinois many years ago.

"Cliff was an acquaintance many years ago when he coached in the Unit 2 district prior to his leaving for Pleasant Plains. When the thought process for the clinic began, he became one of the first high school coaches that we wanted, due to his incredible success at Pleasant Plains," Stoecklin said. "He won the 2000 and 2002 IHSA titles and came within one game of returning to Peoria this season but lost to Peoria Christian in the supersectional."

With the topics for Cameron set, the presenter times for the I-55/I-57 Clinic are now lined up:

  • 8:40 a.m. -- Scott Trost, Illinois Wesleyan, "IWU Offense"
  • 9:30 a.m. -- Dave Darnall, Eureka College, "1-2-2 Adjustable/Matchup Zone"

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  • 10:20 a.m. -- Scott Trost, Illinois Wesleyan, "Competitive Drills"
  • 11:10 a.m. -- Cliff Cameron, Pleasant Plains High School, "Competitive Offensive Drills" and "Preparing Your Team for Postseason Play"
  • Noon -- Dave Darnall, Eureka College, book signing for "Road To Destiny: TWW"
  • 1 p.m. -- Rob Judson, Northern Illinois, "Early Offense and Quick Hitters" and "Effectively Marketing Your Players to College Programs"
  • 2:40 p.m. -- Bruce Weber, University of Illinois, "Defensive Strategies for All Levels of Play" and "Motion Offense Principles" (tentative)

Lunch is provided beginning at 11:50 a.m.

Preregistrations are still being accepted, and the deadline has been extended to April 29. Registrations will be available at the door the day of the clinic. The clinic is open to the public.

For more information, go to the clinic website at, or contact Mike Stoecklin at Saunemin Grade School at (815) 832-4421.

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