3 Week Ballhandling and Skill Development Clinic - August 2012
You will receive both instruction and intense training to develop exceptional ballhandling skills and dribbling moves.
The clinic will help you...
- Reduce turnovers and handle any game situation.
- Easily beat your defender off the dribble.
- Create your own shot and scoring opportunities with the dribble.
- Create space and separation from the defense.
- Improve decision making and overall ballhandling skill.
If you already have some skill with the ball, this clinic will take your ability to the next level making you unstoppable off the bounce...
If you put in the work, by the end of the clinic you will be able to create your own shot at will, create easy shots for teammates, and handle any game situation without turning the ball over. This is the kind of player that coaches want! You'll learn NBA level moves and what it takes to be a PRO level ballhandler. Yes, it takes some serious work. But if you know what to focus on, it can be easier than you think.
Are You a Post Player or a Beginner that Struggles with the Ball?
If so, this clinic will help you improve your confidence with the ball, help you reduce turnovers, and help you quickly take your ballhandling skills to the next level.
We will provide you with drills, training, instruction, and a logical program to improve based on your skill level.
No matter what your skill level, you'll be challenged and make tremendous improvement to your game.
Extremely Thorough and Focused Ballhandling Program
In most clinics you work on a bunch of different skills at once and as a result your improvement is almost unnoticeable. This clinic is different, offering a laser-like focus on the skill of ballhandling.
By focusing on this isolated skill, you will make clear and significant progress by the end of the clinic.
More Than Just a One or Two Day Clinic
Unlike most camps, this course lasts 3 weeks allowing you the repetitions and sustained instruction that will lead to significant progress. Through various evaluation methods and skill challenges, your improvement will be carefully measured and monitored for the duration of the clinic.
Skill Maintenance Sessions (More Than Just a Ballhandling Clinic)
The majority of this clinic will focus on ballhandling, however you still work on the critical skills of shooting, footwork, scoring, and mentality each day. These skill maintenance sessions allow players to focus heavily on a new skill without losing anything they gained in previous training sessions. This new and innovative approach to training speeds up the development process.
What If You Miss Some of the Sessions?We encourage players to make as many sessions as possible but if you miss a few sessions that's ok because...
- You can use both locations and times. Even though you'll sign up for a primary location, you can still make up classes and use the other location/time to attend classes.
- We quickly review previous lessons each week to reinforce concepts and also help players that missed previous sessions.
- We provide physical and online learning materials after each week to help reinforce concepts and allow players that miss sessions to learn the material and practice at home.
This course is for boys and girls in middle school, high school, and college (anyone entering 6th grade and up in the 2012-2013 school year).
Players will be divided based on age level and ability. The course follows a logical progression that is perfect for all skill levels.
Class times for the Cedar Rapids location
Classes are every Monday and Thursday 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Classes start on August 6th and end on August 23rd.
The classes will be held at the Oakland Nazarene Church gym, which is located at 3000 42nd Street NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
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Class times for the Anamosa location
Classes are every Wednesday and Friday 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Classes start on August 1st and end on August 17th.
The classes will be held at the Anamosa High School gym, which is located at 209 Sadie Street, Anamosa, Iowa 52205.
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Each Location is limited to the first 20 players that sign up.
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If you have any questions, you can email or call Jeff Haefner at 319-360-0314.
Head CliniciansIn addition to the head clinicians, we will have more coaches at the clinic to give players one on one attention.
Jeff Haefner is a basketball trainer and coach in the Cedar Rapids / Marion area. He is also the co-founder of BreakthroughBasketball.com, which is currently the most visited basketball coaching website in the world (with over 4000 unique visitors each day).
Jeff has written and developed hundreds of articles, books, videos, and instructional resources about coaching basketball. Over 60,0000 coaches around the world subscribe to and read the Breakthrough Basketball Newsletter that Jeff and his brother Joe publish.
Jeff has also been fortunate to learn from some of the best basketball trainers in the world over the last several years...Jeff's job over the last 5 years has been to study the game of basketball and develop content for Breakthrough Basketball. He has viewed and studied thousands of articles, books, DVDs, and resources about player development.
He has also been very lucky to become friends with and get mentoring from some top college and PRO coaches in the country...
One of the biggest influences on Jeff's training program has been professional player development coach Don Kelbick. Many of Jeff's teaching methods come from Don Kelbick, a pro coach that works with NBA players like Raja Bell, Carlos Boozer, Guillermo Diaz, Rasual Butler, Carlos Arroyo, Tim Hardaway, Bruce Bowen, and others. Don also works with younger players and gives training camps all over the world. Jeff has been fortunate enough to become good friends with Don and learn his training techniques. Don has probably been the most influential person on Jeff's training program.
In addition, Jeff has learned from dozens of player development coaches around the country. BreakthroughBasketball.com has allowed him to meet and become friends with player development coaches from all over.
Because of Jeff's unique experience he is able to offer a very distinctive training program that is very precise, efficient, and effective.
But what Jeff enjoys the most is teaching young players the fundamentals of basketball, how to gain confidence, and how to be successful in life. That is his passion! To him, practice is more fun than the games because that's where he gets the opportunity to teach and have a positive impact on young player's lives.
Jeff graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with his Coaching Certificate and a Degree in Computer Science. Jeff grew up in Iowa and currently lives there today with his wife and two kids. In his spare time Jeff enjoys boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, traveling to sunny places, working out, and playing with his kids as much he can!
Nate Sanderson is entering his second season as the head girls' basketball coach at Springville High School. Prior to taking over at Springville, Nate was the Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach at Louisa-Muscatine where, in 2003, he took over a program in the midst of a 33-game losing streak. Six years later, the program set the school record for wins in three consecutive seasons. His 2008-2009 team won 16 games and set over 20 school records. His 2009-2010 team reached the Regional Semi-Finals for the first time in school history while winning a school-record 18 games.
Sanderson graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2002 with a degree in Social Studies Education, and a minor in Leadership Studies. He taught junior high and high school social studies, and various leadership courses at Lousia-Muscatine for seven years. He has coached numerous sports including basketball, volleyball, and track. Nate has facilitated a number of basketball & leadership experiences for youth through a variety of organizations (Franklin Covey, The Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Point Guard College, as well as his own summer sports camps). Nate is currently working on a masters degree in organizational leadership through Gonzaga University. In addition to coaching, he works closely with The Adventure Project, a non-profit organization working to combat global poverty by increasing investments in projects that create jobs, and increase educational opportunities for children around the world. He has been married for six years, and is the proud owner of three very energetic dogs.