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New 2-Day Shooting & Ball handling Camp in
Ocala, Florida - April 22-23, 2017

Elite Skills Coach Ryan Thomas!

This is a hybrid of our popular "Shooting" and "Ball handling & Finishing" Camps.

With this 2 day camp in Ocala, Florida...

We will work on the foundation of shooting, developing a quick release, and shooting off the catch.

We will work on ball handling drills to beat your defender off the dribble, and finishing moves to become crafty around the rim. 

In additional to all of this, we will focus on confidence, mental toughness, hard work, smart work, and other intangibles to develop great shooters & ball handlers. .


Here are a few things that you will learn at the camp:


Shooting

Foundation of Shooting

This is the first step in becoming a great shooter. Some players will progress through this stage quickly, while others will need to spend a bit more time to correct some bad habits. You will also learn:

How your stance could actually be causing your shot to go left and right and how to fix it.

Why the parallel stance may not be the right fit for you.

How your legs and not just your follow through can actually cause a flat shot.

The proper release point and follow through.

How inflexibility in your legs can affect your shot in a negative way.

Learn the Steve Nash adjustment that allows players to shoot accurately from further distances.

 

Shooting Off of the Catch

After we have built a great shooting foundation, we will progress to shooting off of the catch. You will learn:

How to make your shot quicker.

The mentality to making your shot quicker.

The proper body position for every shot off of the catch.

The proper footwork for different situations during the game.

The proper hand position to create consistency and accuracy.

How to pull up out of the fast break.

Learn Advanced Shooting Techniques Used by the Pros

You will learn the keys to a quick release used by the pros such as Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry. You will learn the Michael Jordan 1-2 step used to create space and hit the open jumper.

You will learn the details required to be successful with these advanced moves. If you're not ready for the advanced moves yet, we have a system set up that will progress players at the proper rates.


Finishing

An elite player needs to be crafty around the rim especially against bigger defenders.  Learn how to attack their weakness and put them in foul trouble and get to the foul line

You will be taught a move that will take away the defenderís momentum in transition to create space to finish at the rim

Develop body control while attacking the basket, stopping on a dime and finishing through contact


Improve Your Ball handling

During the camp you'll receive both instruction and intense training to develop exceptional ball handling skills and dribbling moves.

Proper progressions for the dribble moves.

We will break down how to effectively progress through dribble moves. Learn these vital progressions that most trainers skip that result in poorly executed dribble moves.

6 things you need to know to be a great ball handler.

You can be an extremely effective ball handler by knowing and practicing six things. Most players and coaches make things too complicated. But dribbling effectively is simple. You don't need lots of moves. You just need EFFECTIVE moves.

How to be more effective with your dribble.

In today's game, so many players misuse the dribble. They use it and lose their advantage against the defense. We will teach them how to effectively use the dribble and cover more space with fewer dribbles at faster pace.

Develop an explosive first step to create space and transitioning into your shot

Players usually don't work on this, but this is one of the most deadly weapons in the game of basketball. Due to our background in athletic development, we will incorporate speed drills that will make them faster and quicker with and without the ball.

Learn how to properly pick up the basketball and how doing it the wrong way could be causing your shot to miss to the left and the right.

Learn how the pace of the dribble can make your shot quicker.

Learn how to properly execute the sweep and step through to create space from your defender.

Learn the mentality needed to have a successful pull up jump shot and how the wrong mentality can be easily defended.


Who Can Participate?

This camp is for boys & girls 5th-12th grades, ages/skill levels will be separated. 


Who is Ryan Thomas?

After a strong high school basketball career, Ryan earned a scholarship to play college basketball at Concordia University where he played for 2 years before transferring to finish his college basketball career at Central Michigan University.

Coach Thomas has over 12 years of experience coaching at multiple levels (youth, AAU, YBOA, and High School). Through his dedication, leadership, innovation and tireless work ethic Thomas has become a sought after skills trainer. As a skills trainer he has helped mold thousands of young people around the country developing their game.

Here is a brief overview of Coach Thomas' coaching credentials:

Owner of HoopGrind Basketball - Basketball Development Program (www.hoopgrind.com)

o Trained and developed many college and professional players

o Currently trains players from youth to professional level

  • 2016-Present Associate Head Coach / Athletic Director Impact Christian Academy
  • 2011-2015 Assistant coach at Edward H. White High School - Jacksonville Florida (6A)
  • Multiple top 5 FHSAA state rankings
  • Multiple District Championships
  • 1 FHSAA Final Four appearance
  • Coach Thomas began working for Breakthrough Basketball as a lead assistant in 2015

Camp Details

When

Saturday April 22, 2017 -- 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday April 23, 2017 -- 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Limited Availability

Each session is limited to 0 players to ensure a high number of repetitions and improvement

The camp is SOLD OUT!

Where

West Port High School
3733 SW 80th Avenue
Ocala, FL 34481

Travel and Accommodation Options

Camp attendees can get a 10-15% discount by using this link and booking any hotel owned by the Wyndham Hotel Group (Days Inn, Ramada, Baymont, Microtel, Super 8, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn and Wingate). Find a nearby Wyndham hotel and get the Breakthrough Basketball discount.

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Price

$195


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